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Field Paramedics as EMS Communications Officers

Paramedics are emerging as the footsoldiers of community healthcare, ready for deployment and duties that are not yet fully defined. For too long they have been underpaid and exploited, with shifts and workloads that are as exhausting as they can be harrowing.

The cellular revolution enables widespread telemedicine, delivered from secure medical networks. Field telemedics as communications officers will rationalize EMS, grant patients health ownership, and enable a business environment that brings emergency support and network access to all healthcare professionals.



Hurry Kings FAQ

The Hurry Kings are a proposed independent rescue Society made up of teaching and learning paramedics. They can deliver early intervention and definitive treatments effectively and economically on foot, transforming dense city cores into havens of life safety and community health.

BBC – Future – Can games teach paramedicine?

A new educational programme uses SimCity to test children on vital problem-solving skills.

Yale Masters in Paramedicine

Learning How to Practice Medicine—Virtually

A Master’s from Yale would give credence to paramedicine, and if it can be accomplished largely online, this opportunity is truly visionary.


Endemic Risk in High Rises an Opportunity for Security Firms

The sky’s the limit for high rise construction it seems, around the world. They are tall, graceful, and of course green. But they have one dirty little secret, which is about to be cleaned up.

Early Intervention – from Thirteen Minutes to Three

Medical protocols exist so that quality care can be delivered reliably. We now have to hand the ball to our public health administrators to allow such basic strategies to take hold and enable change.

Response Times

The End-toEnd Protocol

Studies show that High Rises take more time

Two studies have found that high rise buildings add 2.7 minutes to medical emergency responses, which means that from an event’s onset it takes about 13 minutes to get alongside the patient. The end-to-end protocol can close that to 3 minutes with EMR’s.

Six Minutes to Live or Die

“50 largest cities save only an estimated 6% to 10% of the victims of sudden cardiac arrest who realistically could be saved.”

A 160 MPH Ambulance May Not Be a Great Idea

The scary thing is nobody thought of onsite responders, even in monster Dubai high rises. And they try to convince everyone (except the pros) that 15 min responses are OK. The public needs to be told.

Ambulance Chief Defends Changes to Dispatch System

Total reliance on EMS vehicles is not necessary in high rises, where onsite resources and responders can meet early intervention goals reliably.

Ambulance Officials Downgrade Chest Pains, Admit to 10 minute+ Response Times

OK, they can do no more, when AEDs have a 4 min limit – understandable. On behalf of the 95% who die – might we try something new, something onsite?



Cellular Co-ops Can Protect High Rises

By sharing a dedicated cellular network, the cost for funding early intervention in high rises is modest and reliability maintained to the highest standard.


Introducing LifePad Safety Phones

The new LifePad phones have secure work spaces and allow text messages that are pre-programmed to be received, with volunteered medical information, from any building occupant facing a life or medical crisis.


Many Lives Are Lost Because EMS Sole Responder

Rusinek’s life ticked away on the corner where she fell. Twelve minutes passed before an ambulance crew connected a defibrillator to her chest.


A Cure for Sudden Cardiac Arrest, but Only if It’s Close By

The famous article from the NYT in 2002, which nailed the problem, and a dozen years later – little progress. Clearly, onsite first responders are the premium solution for cardiac protection in complexes. And for OD’s too.