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EMS, Emergency Medical Services, is the system consisting of First Responders and EMS professionals that respond to emergencies in our communities. This includes Police Departments, Fire Departments, and EMS Agencies (EMS, Ambulance Service, etc.).

This page will have information for the public and EMS professionals to use, including information for the EMT class.

Here are some EMS References and Resources

JHPC EMS-Instructor Course Blog - blog site for the JHPC EMS-Instructor course - class updates and scheduling info

JHPC EMS-Instructor Course Website - web site for the JHPC EMS-Instructor course - reference information and downloads

JHPC EMS Programs Website - main page for the EMT-B, EMT-I, and Paramedic Programs at JHPC

JHPC Website - Joint Hospital Planning Council - Bridgeport Hospital and St. Vincent's Medical Center

Southwest Region Website - Region 1 EMS office in CT.

CT OEMS Website - State of CT Office of Emergency Medical Services

National Association of EMTs - National Association that represents the interests of EMS at the National Level (not a union)

National Registry of EMTs - National certification agency - CT uses the NR test for certifying EMS providers.

American Heart Association - CPR, First Aid, AED, BLS for Healthcare Provider, ACLS, and PALS programs

Bridgeport Hospital Emergency Care Institute - provider of CPR, First Aid, AED, BLS for Healthcare Provider, ACLS, and PALS programs

12 Lead EKG Resources list 

http://www.12leadecg.com/full/ - Practice EKGs, Review Cards, and more

A great review of 12 leads.

http://www.ecglibrary.com/ecghome.html - lots of EKGs to review and practice

http://urbanhealth.udmercy.edu/index.html - videos of 12 lead lectures

http://ems12lead.blogspot.com/ - scenarios and 12 leads to practice on. Great resource. 

http://www.emergencyekg.com/EMT.cfm - Dale Dubin references on EKGs

http://ems-safety.com/free/Reference_Sheets.pdf - Dale Dubin reference sheets (from his book)