The Parkmedic program provides the emergency medicine residents at UCSF Fresno the unique opportunity to become EMS medical directors (under faculty supervision) for the Parkmedics of Sequoia and King’s Canyon National Parks (SEKI). With staff guidance, residents participate in:
continuing education of the Parkmedics (monthly continuing education sessions)
continuous quality improvement (CQI)
an annual refresher course
Residents voluntarily participate in this program usually starting in the
PGY 2 year (see Parkmedic EMS Curriculum).
What is a Parkmedic?
Parkmedics are park rangers with specialty medical training. Their training is similar to an EMT-Intermediate, but with an expanded pharmacological and procedural scope of practice. Parkmedics in Sequoia and King’s Canyon National Park provide EMS services under protocols written, reviewed and revised by Parkmedic residents. Parkmedics call for medical direction from the field to the UMC emergency department, where trained residents provide advice and consultation via radio.
January Primary Certification Course Trauma Tactic’s Day