Cleared for Independent Dispatch: ASM’s Cody Lemire Completes Precepting Phase

MANCHESTER –  As of April 4, 2017, ASM’s Cody Lemire 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 Robert O’Neil and Tim LaChappelle.

Cody started at ASM in June of 2011 and graduated from the Capital Community College Paramedic program.  His interest in EMS began while volunteering with the North Windham Fire Department where he now serves as a Lieutenant.

As with all precepting phases at ASM, Cody’s final approval came from Eastern Connecticut Health Network after shadowing him and his preceptors in the field as they responded to emergency calls.

On behalf of the ASM Family, we would like to wish Cody the best of luck and say we are very proud to have such skilled professionals on staff.

Cleared for Independent Dispatch: ASM’s Jared Krajewski Completes Precepting Phase

Jared KrajewskiMANCHESTER –  As of May 23, 2016, ASM’s Jared Krajewski 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 Supervisor Bob O’Neil and Paramedic Don Hart.

Jared started at ASM in August of 2013. He graduated from the Capital Community College Paramedic program. Jared has volunteered for the Bolton Volunteer Fire Department and worked in the Intensive Care Unit in Manchester Memorial Hospital.

As with all precepting phases at ASM, Jared’s final approval came from Eastern Connecticut Health Network after shadowing him and his preceptors in the field as they responded to emergency calls.

On behalf of the ASM Family, we would like to wish Jared the best of luck and say we are very proud to have such skilled professionals on staff.

Praise for ASM’s Bob O’Neil and Jared Krajewski

In a letter from early March 2016:

Praise

To Whom it May Concern:

For the first time in my 54 years, I had to call an ambulance for transport to the hospital for a severe [condition]. The paramedics, Jared and Bob, who were dispatched from the SWPD, were professional, compassionate, and skilled. They made me feel comfortable and provided top-notch care.

With sincerity and gratitude,

[Patient who is a physician] 

(16-16321, South Windsor)

Cleared for Independent Dispatch: ASM’s Jeff Rasmussen Completes Precepting Phase

Jeff RasmussenMANCHESTER – As of October 2, 2014, ASM’s Jeffrey Rasmussen has been cleared by Eastern Connecticut Health Network medical control for independent dispatch as a paramedic to the towns that ASM serves.

Jeff’s preceptors were  Paramedic Supervisors Melissa Osborne and Bob O’Neil. 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, Jeff’s final approval came from Eastern Connecticut Health Network after shadowing Jeff and his preceptor in the field as they responded to emergency calls.

Jeff started at ASM as an EMT-Basic in 2010 and graduated from the Hartford Hospital-Goodwin College Paramedic Program. 

On behalf of the ASM Family, we would like to wish Jeff the best of luck and say we are very proud to have such skilled professionals on staff.

Cleared for Independent Dispatch: ASM’s Matt Traber Completes Precepting Phase

Ambulance Service of Manchester, LLC -- Matt Traber

(L to R): ASM’s Vinnie Maston and Matt Traber.

MANCHESTER – As of September 25, 2013, ASM’s Matt Traber has been cleared by Eastern Connecticut Health Network medical control for independent dispatch as a paramedic to the towns that ASM serves.

Matt’s preceptors were Paramedic Supervisors Bob O’Neil and Vinnie Maston. 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, Matt’s final approval came from Eastern Connecticut Health Network after shadowing Matt and his preceptor in the field as they responded to emergency calls.

Matt started at ASM as an EMT-Basic in 2008, has been an EMT in Connecticut since 1996 and also works for the Mohegan Tribal Fire Department. Matt graduated from the Capital Community College Paramedic Program. 

On behalf of the ASM Family, we would like to wish Matt the best of luck and say we are very proud to have such skilled professionals on staff.

Cleared for Independent Dispatch: ASM’s Ryan McConville Completes Precepting Phase

Ryan McConville - Ambulance Service of Manchester, LLC.MANCHESTER – As of March 8, 2013, ASM’s Ryan McConville has been cleared by Eastern Connecticut Health Network medical control for independent dispatch as a paramedic to the towns that ASM serves.

Ryan’s preceptors were Supervisor-Paramedics Bob O’Neil and Melissa Osborne. 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, Ryan’s final approval came from Eastern Connecticut Health Network after shadowing Ryan and his preceptor in the field as they responded to emergency calls.

Ryan started at ASM as an EMT Basic, obtained a certification in and

Ryan McConville - Ambulance Service of Manchester, LLC.

(L to R): Ryan McConville, ECHN’s Nancy Brunet, Melissa Osborne.

worked as an EMT Intermediate and obtained his paramedic training at Capital Community College.

On behalf of the ASM Family, we would like to wish Ryan the best of luck and say we are very proud to have such skilled professionals on staff.

Kudos from the Cath Lab: Volume 4

ASM Aetna Paramedics operate LifePak 15 cardiac-monitors

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