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.
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.
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.
Sara Hayes, an emergency nurse at UTMB Angleton Danbury Campus, raises bulls when she's not at work.
The Galveston Area Ambulance Authority and Galveston County Emergency Services District No. 2 have had an active open fracture protocol for about two years.
“EMS as a whole is a chronically underrepresented demographic when it comes to first responders. I chose to participate in this event because I wanted to increase awareness of what EMS does and how vital it is to allied health as a whole,” said Ian Davis, operations manager for the Galveston Area Ambulance Authority.
It’s part of the job, but it’s also something to watch and manage. Stress can build up over time.
When a vehicle struck a Galveston County Sheriff’s Office deputy during Jeep Weekend this summer in Crystal Beach, GCESD2 took immediate action.
Langdon Cassidy woke up on Mother’s Day, got dressed, went to church and then had breakfast. He remembers that it had been a good day with no signs of the emergency he was about to face.
This physically demanding work often results in injury patterns that need prevention and attention. Medics value being part of a team, so being able to get back to work soon is important. You don’t want to let your team down.
Dr. Kent Harkey is Assistant Medical Director of Emergency Medicine at UTMB’s League City Campus. He answered six questions for us.
Galveston Area Ambulance Authority (GAAA) Clinical Compliance Officer Bradley Starkey and Margaret Williams, who oversees GAAA quality assurance, won the EMS for Children Crew of the Year Award from the Texas EMS for Children State Partnership.
Dr. Dietrich Jehle, chair of UTMB Department of Emergency Medicine, expects future emergency medical residents in his department to respond to emergencies in the field by working shifts with EMS agencies, riding with crews, meeting them in ambulance bays and reviewing cases with them.
Rachel Bradshaw is a pediatric ER nurse at UTMB Clear Lake Campus Hospital. She answered six questions for us.
If all goes as planned, Galveston might get a few tactical medics soon thanks to the efforts of Dr. Kent Harkey, assistant medical director of Emergency Medicine at the UTMB League City Campus and medical director of Galveston Area Ambulance Authority.
When an ambulance rolls up to the emergency department at the UTMB Angleton Danbury Campus, nurses and physicians take time out to listen to medics.
Clear Lake Emergency Medical Services (CLEMS), a non-profit organization, started as a volunteer service covering the Clear Lake area almost 50 years ago.
As emergency medical professionals, you share our values and complement our services. Thank you for being our strategic partners in delivering high-quality care. You help us create a seamless experience for our patients that allows us to get them the best help at the best place at the right time.
Pediatric Emergency Medicine provides coverage 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. seven days a week at the UTMB Health Clear Lake Campus Hospital.
Coincidentally, the hospital performed its first basilar stenting the same day and also treated and admitted its first ruptured arteriovenous malformations (AVM) patient. The hospital is certified as a Primary Stroke Center and is working toward Comprehensive Stroke Certification.