District 2 EMS provides industry leading care to our patients through our astounding bed side manner, and interventions that we are able to provide you. Our EMS division strives for quick, yet appropriate, response times and scene times. We achieve these goals through aggressive standardized training and field application with our clinicians.
District 2 EMS is partnered with several health care establishments to help provide our patients with life saving interventions in the field. You could almost think of any of our ambulances as an emergency room on wheels. We are able to bring things to the patient's side that otherwise would not be accessible without visiting a hospital. Here are a few examples of ways that we have achieved this standard of care.
South Texas Regional Advisory Counsel "Brothers in Arms" Program
The "Brothers in Arms" program has allowed District 2 EMS to bring life saving Whole Blood to the patient's side. We carry not one, but TWO, units of Low Titer Type O Whole Blood, along with fluid warmers and other equipment that is essential to the administration of blood products. This allows us to start hospital grade treatments to medical and trauma patients that require this life saving intervention.
Connally Memorial Medical Center "Sepsis Alert" Program
This program allows District 2 EMS a definitive care facility for patients experiencing severe infection. We carry broad spectrum antibiotics, along with blood culture lab draw sets that allow us to collect lab samples from the first medical contact. Antibiotics are given to patients who are near or in septic shock to help battle severe infection.
Point of Care Ultrasound
District 2 EMS was granted a Butterfly Ultrasound device by our very own Medical Director, Dr. Mark Ogden, MD. This device allows our clinicians to perform point of care ultrasound exams on patients to assess for injuries that would otherwise be missed by even the best clinicians.
Mobile Integrated Health
We have partnered with Connally Memorial Medical Center to provide outpatient follow ups right in your home. If you have recently been discharged from CMMC and meet criteria for high risk of readmission we will be notified to visit you for a minimum of 5 weeks. This is provided at no cost if you pay your county taxes.
Some other ways that we are working on advancing our standard of care are upgrading our ventilators, and adding IV pumps.