HARTFORD — On March 21st, ASM Paramedic Supervisor Vinnie Maston presented to the Greater Hartford Chapter of “Mended Hearts”. The chapter requested an speaker from the EMS community to present examples of the cutting edge technology presently in use in the field.
Have you ever wondered, “Where is the Paramedic headed with this line of treatment?” or “Is there more I can do to help the Paramedic render rapid and effective care?” Well here is your answer Continue reading →
This transport-capable paramedic unit was initially stationed there at the request of JMMC in order to secure immediate transport of a certain population of critical patients.
In a short period of time the surrounding towns began calling on Alpha Five to provide “paramedic intercepts” as part of their 911 response and the moniker “The Johnson Medic” soon became commonly used.
Originally the service to the hospital and the towns was provided on a 12 hour (peak hour) basis. Soon the hospital and the surrounding towns realized Continue reading →
(L to R): ECHN’s Marge Letitia, ASM’s Mike Mayo and Mike Panciera
MANCHESTER — As of March 14, 2012, ASM’s Mike Mayo has been cleared by Eastern Connecticut Health Network medical control for independent dispatch as a paramedic to the towns that ASM serves.
His preceptors were Paramedic Sue Allen and Paramedic Supervisor Mike Panciera. The full precepting phase can take ten to 12 weeks or more as the paramedic is prepped for the realities of the field. As with all precepting phases at ASM, Continue reading →
ASM and Aetna Ambulance Paramedics Operate LifePak 15s
A recent Wall Street Journal article described cutting edge equipment, techniques and skills in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) that are changing patient outcomes, revolutionizing care and sharpening the leading edge of the EMS industry.
MANCHESTER — Congratulations to ASM’s Rob Bilodeau and Bob Anderson. Nice work!
A letter received by ASM:
“It’s hard to believe that a year has passed since my family called 911 around 3 am on the morning of February 21, 2011 because I was having difficulty breathing. Help arrived quickly, with little fuss, and I was soon on my way to Saint Francis Hospital during the beginning of yet another snowstorm.
Mayor Pedro Segarra Speaks about Hartford's Designation as a HEARTSafe Community
HARTFORD — In a letter from the Central Area Health Education Center, Inc, (Central AHEC): We would like to thank you all for your collaborations, support, and efforts in helping make the City of Hartford a “HEARTSafe Community”.
With collaboration from Central AHEC and Hartford Hospital’s EMS Education Department, the City of Hartford was officially designated by the Department of Public Health as a “HEARTSafe Community” on Thursday February 23rd, 2012. Continue reading →
A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to job shadow EMTs of ASM out of Manchester, Connecticut. There is no doubt that this experience was very beneficial and worth going to. Since I was a little kid, I have had an interest in become a Paramedic, and this was a big contribution on making a final decision. Continue reading →
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