MANCHESTER – As of May 23, 2012, ASM’s Rory Leslie 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 Supervisors Vinnie Mastonand Beth Sheils. 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, Rory’s final approval came from ECHN after shadowing Rory and his preceptor (by proxy) in the field as they responded to emergency calls. Continue reading →
HARTFORD– On May 23, 2012, two EMTs were added to the Aetna team. As part of our continued growth Aetna and ASM seek out only the best candidates. We look for employees who are focused on high-quality patient care, are team oriented and conduct themselves in a professional manner. During the orientation, employees learn about company philosophy and goals, quality assurance, and policies and procedures.
Aetna's Alana Royale
Alana Royale: Full time EMT. I am 22 years old and extremely excited to become a part of the Aetna Ambulance team. I am looking forward to gaining experience in the field of EMS. My hope is to one day return to school and become a paramedic.
MANCHESTER — Come join us and our partners on Thursday, June 7, 2012 from 6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. at the Mahoney Recreation Center, 110 Cedar Street, Manchester, CT. for Heartsaver CPR training course.
Learn CPR for adults and children, the proper use of an Automated External Difibrillator (AED), and choking management on adults and children.
Seats are limited so register now!
Call the Manchester Health Department at (860) 647-3173.
$10.00 registration fee payable at the door ~ cash or check only.
Heartsaver Student Workbook available at Mary Cheney and Whiton Libraries.
Sponsored by the Manchester Health Department, Manchester Fire-Rescue-EMS, Manchester Fire Department (Eighth Utilities District) – CPR Program, the Ambulance Service of Manchester (ASM) and ProActive Safety. Continue reading →
This award was established to recognize and commend an EMS Organization that has enhanced the understanding and support of the EMS System through their public service, community education and contributions to a city, town region or the state as a whole.
MANCHESTER — On May 17, 2012, ASM Paramedic Supervisor Robert O’Neil wirelessly transmitted a 12-lead EKG to Hartford Hospital in order to precipitate a field activation of the cardiac catheterization lab.
The transmission, which flows through a purpose-specific modem stored externally on the LifePak 15 cardiac monitor, draws the attention of the ED physician, interventionalist and cardiologist and most often results in the patient being conveyed from the field directly into the care of the cardiac staff in the cath lab.
This particular patient was in cardiogenic shock as partially manifested by bradycardia.
The following is excerpted from an email from Dr. Marcin Dada, Associate Director of the Chest Pain Center, Hartford Hospital: Continue reading →
MANCHESTER— Three people were taken away by ambulance after an accident on Tolland Turnpike Wednesday afternoon.
The injuries were non-life threatening, police said. Two vehicles had heavy front-end damage. Police traffic Sgt. Hank Minor said speeding and inattentive driving caused the accident. A driver of a third car involved in the accident would be cited, Minor said. Read the full Courant article here… Continue reading →
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.
ASM's Beth Sheils with the East Hartford Daisy Troop
EAST HARTFORD — On April 6, 2012, Ambulance Service of Manchester (ASM) Paramedic Supervisor Beth Sheils and Paramedic Rory Leslie presented the basics of Emergency Medical Services to the Girls Scout Daisy Troop of East Hartford.
The presentation took place at the East Hartford Cultural Center where the girls (and one boy!) saw the ins and outs of the ambulance and learned about first aid, when to use 911 and growing up to be a Paramedic. More pictures below. (All pictures appear with written parent permission). Continue reading →
The accompanying article reads: Children in the morning class at Plantsville Community Nursery School, 109 Church St., Plantsville had a visit from an Emergency Medical Technician, David Noyes, during “people in the community month”. Noyes gave children a tour of the ambulance and told them about what he does to help people who are sick or hurt.
Aetna's Ashley Harkins and Hartford Hospital's Mike Zacchera
HARTFORD – As of April 26, 2012, Aetna’s Ashley Harkins has been cleared by Hartford Hospital medical control for independent dispatch as a paramedic to the towns that Aetna serves.
Ashley’s preceptor was Paramedic Preston Ryzak. 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 Aetna, Ashley’s final approval came from the Hartford Hospital EMS/Trauma Coordinator who shadowed Ashley and her preceptor in the field as they responded to emergency calls.
On behalf of the Aetna Family, we welcome our newest Paramedic, Ashley Harkins and would like to wish her the best of luck. We are very proud to have such skilled professionals on staff.
(L to R): ASM's Kyle Botteron, Kenny the Kidney and ASM's Ray Stovall
MANCHESTER — On April 29, 2012 the Ambulance Service of Manchester (ASM) provided standby EMS support to the National Kidney Foundation for their annual Foundation Walk.
According to NFK’s Linda Zuboff, “over 800 walkers and volunteers attend the 2012 Connecticut and Western MA Kidney Walk on Sunday, April 29 at the majestic Wickham Park in Manchester. The event, to date, has raised close to Continue reading →