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Emergency Medical Systems

Emergency Medical Systems

The Rio Verde Fire District provides Paramedic level Advanced Life Support services to the Verdes communities and our mutual aid partners 24 hours per day 7 days a week. Our Department typically staffs 4 paramedics and 2 Emergency Medical technicians per shift per day. The Rio Verde Fire District is recognized by the Arizona Department of Health Services as a Premier Provider of Emergency Medical Services and our Paramedics are the only department medically based and supervised by the Mayo Clinic Hospital

Our paramedic staff is trained and certified in:              

ACLS-Advanced Cardiac Life Support

PALS-Pediatric Advanced Life Support

ATT-Advanced Assessment &Treatment of Trauma

CPR-Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation for professionals

Advanced Airway Skills-Including CPAP, Endotracheal Intubation, Cricothyrotomy

Pharmacology-Paramedics carry medications to treat patients for a variety of emergency conditions including:

Pain Relief-Chest Pain, Fractures

Cardiac complications-Cardiac Arrest, dysrythmias, Tachycardias, AMI

Seizures

Asthma, COPD

Allergic reactions

IV Therapy

Physical Assessment-Blood Pressure, Pulse, 4 lead & 12 lead EKG, Lung Sounds, Neurological assessment, Capnography, Pulse Oxymetry