January 20, 2005

Ambulance Service Makes 512 Responses During 2004

The Scotland County ambulances rolled and rolled often in 2004 when emergency crews recorded a total of 512 responses. The numbers showed a fairly even split between in-county runs (204) and long-distance transfers out of the county (210).

Director Jose Padilla stated the 2004 calendar year produced a solid workload for the ambulance services 12 personnel and three ambulances.

The Scotland County Ambulance Service employs three paramedics as well as nine EMTs. The staffing maintains at least one paramedic on duty at all times.

ďWe always have at least one paramedic on duty and often times we will have two available,Ē Padilla stated.

As the numbers revealed, double duty was not uncommon for the staff as the ambulance service averaged 1.4 runs per day. Thatís why the department maintains three primary rigs as well as a fourth back-up ambulance. The latter is frequently used for stand-by services such as at the racetrack and other public events where the ambulance crews are stationed as a public service.

Padilla stated he plans to utilize the numbers and statistics generated by the service to help better prepare his crews.

ďWe cannot only be better prepared if we know the more common types of calls we are receiving, but we can use the information for training. Based on injury trends we can provide patient education, training the public how to avoid the more common problems that we are encountering with our patients,Ē Padilla said.

Through the last six months of 2004 Padilla tracked data regarding patients transferred on the ambulances. The largest demographic group was patients 70 or over, with 29 such transfers. The remaining age groups were roughly equivalent, with nine transfers of patients age 61-69; seven patients age 41-60; six patients age 20-41 and 10 patients under the age 10.

Unfortunately some 85 transfers involved patients that did not provide data to the crews, meaning their statistics could not be recorded.

Padilla stated he hoped patients would help the ambulance service by providing their basic statistics in order to allow the EMS crews to better serve the public.



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