Our residents’ involvement in prehospital medicine is longitudinal throughout the three years of their residency. As a result, they are well versed in the aspects of prehospital medicine and understand the practices and protocols that have the potential to affect their patients’ care.
There are opportunities to be involved in disaster medicine by joining the Disaster medical response team, chances to provide medical care at large scale events like the Electric Daisy Concert and Disney marathons, the opportunity to collaborate with our local paramedic institution to coordinate research, simulation, participate in their flipped classroom scenarios, skills labs, and discussion, and become faculty for national paramedic critical care courses. As the only Base Station Hospital in our area, senior residents are also provided the unique opportunity to provide online medical direction to over 400 paramedics.
During their 2ndyear rotation, residents will spend 4 weeks dedicated to EMS.
The rotation consists of:
- Ride time with Osceola County Fire Rescue, Kissimmee Fire Department, and St. Cloud Fire Rescue
- Optional Flights with our local Flight Team
- A first-hand look into emergency dispatch and radio communications with one of our local dispatchers
- An opportunity to provide a didactic lecture to local EMS personnel and students
- Attending Quality meetings between the EMS agencies and the local hospitals to gain insight into the performance improvement aspect of EMS
Exposure to the administrative side of EMS by spending time with the EMS medical director to participate in physician response, call reviews, credentialing activities and ongoing training.