MDOT has a new job training program that’s trying to teach residents how to safely and effectively operate an ambulance.
The Maryland Emergency Medical Services Administration (MEMS) has begun a telehealth course for EMS personnel and their families, starting with the Maryland Department of Public Safety (MDSP) and the Maryland Fire Marshal’s Office.MDSP has two telehealth trainings planned, one for EMS operators and the other for their spouses and dependents.
They are both designed to teach them the basics of safely and securely managing an ambulance and how to manage and respond to emergencies.
The first training is slated to begin in April, and will focus on “basic” tasks that are expected to be familiar to residents.
It will also focus on the “safety” aspects of the ambulance.MDOT has previously worked with the EMS industry to help develop its telehealth curriculum.
In 2013, the agency started a telephobia course for emergency medical technicians, which it calls “MEMS Telephobia.”
It was developed to prepare the workforce for “anaphylaxis,” or the feeling of fear in the face of a sudden, unexpected death.MEMS telehealth instructor, Sherri L. Williams, said that the new training focuses on more specific aspects of ambulance care.MDST officials did not respond to a request for comment from Ars for this article.
We want to encourage our residents to become familiar with their own health and safety, so that we can help them to safely manage and assist their families when necessary, Williams said.
She noted that while the course is not a comprehensive course, it will help prepare residents to “operate safely and safely with other residents in the emergency room and in the field, so they can be able to safely respond to an emergency.”