Recently encountered our Ambulance and EMT's? We adhere to guidelines that require us to complete paperwork documenting the "patient care report" regardless if you were transported. In the past a refusal was completed for either an AMA (Against Medical Advice) or Denial of Injury on a paper two copy form and presented to the patient.

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Raymond Fire & Rescue EMT's (Emergency Medical Technician) operate following the State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services Emergency Medical Services Section Scope of Practice. RFRD is licensed at the Advanced EMT level.

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The Town of Raymond Fire & Rescue received the Weil Mini Chest Compressor, a portable mechanical CPR device manufactured by Resuscitation International in 2015. This device was received as a donation through SOS Technologies.

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One of an EMT's biggest challenges in the field has become handling a DNR situation. The situation usually involves a grief stricken family; either asking to continue  resuscitation efforts or discontinue. Seems simple right? It is when a patient is wearing a DNR bracelet. Here is information you need to know if a family member or yourself may elect to be a DNR.

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Whether your worried about Mom and Dad aging, or your child with special medical needs at home with babysitter, being prepared for a medical emergency for ANYONE starts with have accurate medical history and information.  We know when we arrive the last thing anybody wants to discuss are topics like primary physician, date of birth, or a list of medications longer a 6 year old's Christmas list to Santa.

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Traditional Spinal Immobilization vs. new “Spinal Stabilization or Spinal Motion Restriction”... Have you noticed changes in local spinal immobilization procedures? How are athletes immobilized for suspected spine injures during televised athletic events? Local Fire & Rescue providers have seen recent changes to traditional spinal immobilization procedures.

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The HIPAA Privacy Rule requires health plans and covered health care providers to develop and distribute a notice that provides a clear, user friendly explanation of individuals rights with respect to their personal health information and the privacy practices of health plans and health care providers.

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