I was asked a question a little while back that has been stuck in the back of my head ever since. That question is what does Safety TEC do at events. My answer to that was “we provide medical coverage”. Thinking back to that answer and then thinking about it I came to this conclusion “medical coverage covers a wide range of stuff to consider. So with that I’m wanting to break down medical coverage to the following: First Aid Station, First Aid, First Responder, EMT, Paramedic, Ambulance, Medical Director, and MCI. This should help us provide the coverage you are looking for.
First Aid Station-a fixed location with a trained person in first aid and/or higher. The person will be stationed here and not leave unless extreme emergency.
First Aid-emergency care or treatment given to an ill or injured person before regular aid can be obtained.
First Responder-the first person on scene with EMS training. This person training is around 50 hours.
EMT-a person trained in basic life support and has more training then a first responder. This person training is around 140 hours.
Paramedic-a person trained in advance life support and is the next step after EMT. This persons training could last up to 2 year and/or around 1500 hours. Usually needs a medical director so they can provide ALS care.
Medical Director-this is a doctor who meets KBEMS standards to over see any and/or all the above in the medical care.
Ambulance-a company set up to transport a patient from one location to another. This company would be governed by KBEMS.
MCI-Mass Casualty incident is when there are more patients then your medical staff can handle.