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This publication for EMS partners celebrates EMTs and paramedics in our communities, and it provides information about UTMB emergency and trauma services.
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Summer 2023 Vol 2 Issue 1
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You help us improve health care in Texas
UTMB Health sees you on the front line of medical care. We see what you do. You save lives. You calm scared children. You reassure people on the way to an emergency room. You don’t waste time.
‘EMTs are the worst patients’: Heart attack opens medic's eyes
One night last November, Santa Fe Fire & Rescue Assistant Chief Vic Boudreaux, 53, thought he had heartburn from tomato sauce he ate, so he took antacids and went to bed.
Chief Camarena born to lead South Houston EMS
South Houston EMS Chief Rita Camarena was born in the back of a pickup truck in 1976. The man who delivered her—Mike Telschow—also founded the South Houston EMS.
Coping with tragedy
Witnessing tragedy comes with the job for EMTs and paramedics. Don’t ignore its effects on your health. After responding to a multi-vehicle accident or a mass shooting, it’s not unusual for medics to have traumatic grief.
6 questions with Emile 'Sam' Miller
Emile “Sam” Miller is nurse manager of Emergency Services at UTMB Health Galveston Campus. He answered our questions, but he also made it clear he will not be giving any speeches.
Medics practice airway skills at hands-on lab
EMS crews from Brazoria, Galveston and Harris counties took part in a lab at the Health Education Center on the UTMB Health Galveston Campus.
Friendswood EMS chief balances work, life and helping neighbors
Lisa Camp is the EMS chief at Friendswood VFD EMS and also a full-time paid chief of La Porte EMS. The Friendswood job is non-paid, part of Friendswood’s hybrid volunteer-paid force of medics.
Doctor praises quick EMS action with stroke case
League City EMS spotted signs of stroke in a 26-year-old woman in 2022 and took her to UTMB Health Clear Lake Hospital. That quick action saved her life. They did the right thing that led to a good outcome.
'It's not an entry-level job': PHI medics rack up critical experience
Before PHI interviews a paramedic candidate to work on a helicopter crew, the company first looks at the applicant's resume for years of critical-care experience.
6 Questions with Amanda Shehadeh
Amanda Shehadeh, an emergency nurse at the UTMB Health Angleton Danbury Campus, answers six questions from The Dispatch staff.
6 Questions with Dr. Arun Chhabra
Dr. Arun Chhabra, a neurologist for UTMB Health, answers six questions.
Take 7 small steps to lose weight
The good news is you don’t have to figure it all out at once. Small changes make a huge difference in the long run, and it starts with taking that first small step that you can master.
UTMB Health Clear Lake upgrades with more trauma coverage from surgeons, specialists
“As of Oct 1, 2022, the Clear Lake Campus can provide our community all the services that a Level 2 Trauma Center has to offer,” said Julie Matson, program director of Trauma Services for UTMB Health System.
UTMB Health Emergency Medicine Residency Program gains accreditation
In February, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education granted UTMB’s Department of Emergency Medicine initial accreditation and approval of its three-year residency program.
Brag Board: League City EMS crew saves child’s life, wins awards
Paramedics Christina Wilkie and Patrick Phoenix found a child in a life-threatening medical condition—her airway was swelling closed. They saved her life.
Earn CEUs at January EMS Lecture Series at UTMB
UTMB will hold this EMS Lecture Series 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Galveston campus in room 3.222 of the Health Education Center, 301 11th St., Galveston. Organizers will also offer a virtual meeting for medics who can’t attend in person.
Galveston Island Beach Patrol improves island health, safety
For a swimmer caught in a rip current, floating unresponsive in frigid waters off Galveston in the heart of winter, the two or three minutes it can take to get to shore can mean the difference between life and death.
Doctor’s career started as a teenager with EMS agencies
From a high school volunteer to a certified EMT to a fellow specializing in EMS, one new UTMB doctor knows emergency medicine from the ground up.
6 questions with Meagan Babb
Meagan Babb, an emergency nurse at UTMB Clear Lake Campus, felt an adrenaline rush as a kid when she helped to save a man's life.
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- Angleton Danbury (2)
- Brag Board (2)
- Clear Lake (7)
- Continuing Education (1)
- Galveston (2)
- In the Field (3)
- League City (3)
- Lifestyle (3)
- Looking Forward (4)
- Stroke (2)
- Trauma (5)