What contributions to the National Parks Service (NPS)/Sequoia Kings National Park (SEKI) EMS have been made over the years by the Parkmedic Program?
National EMS Leadership – Parkmedic faculty serve as advisors to EMS leadership nationally
NPS/EMS workshops and conferences – EMS faculty, as well as many of the Parkmedic residents, have attended, presented, and facilitated sessions at NPS and ANPR.
Parkmedic Primary Certification Course – this seven week course has trained the majority of the Parkmedics in the NPS.
Research – many publications have been generated from this program. There is always an ongoing list of current research projects/scholarly activities. Residents have the opportunity to join existing projects or develop their own research projects based on personal interest in specific areas of EMS and wilderness medicine. (link to published research)
Standardized EMS provider protocols – In conjunction with national EMS leadership our residents produce and edit protocols for Parkmedic EMS providers. (link to LEMA website)
Standardized NPS Patient Care Report – most documentation is done electronically using a form edited by our program.
Tactical Medicine - Training modules and protocols were developed by EMS Faculty and Parkmedic residents that are now used nationally.
Training Modules – Epinephrine and Fracture/Dislocation Reduction modules were developed here and are used nationally.
Multi-Casualty Incident (MCI) Drill – Annual MCI drill directed and taught by Parkmedic residents overseen by faculty to help prepare rangers to handle the pressures associated with multi-casualty incidents.