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Down East EMS February 2014 Report

Posted March 04, 2014, at 7:42 a.m.

Down East EMS ran nearly 150 calls in February 2014. A majority were emergency calls with the remainder being transfers.

On these calls Down East EMS staff performed procedures such as EKG’s, IV’s and blood glucose analysis. Patients received medications such as Fentanyl for pain management, Zofran for nausea, and Nitroglycerin for chest pain.

Under Maine’s recently updated EMS protocols we can now give Fentanyl via IV and also nasally. Zofran can be administered via IV and also sub lingually. All Down East EMS staff have been trained in these new protocols.

Down East EMS always enjoys being asked to participate in community events. If you have a parade, sporting event or other community event give us a call so we can be there!

Congratulations to Keith Niederstadt on obtaining his EMT-B license.

About Down East EMS: Downeast EMS is a professional Emergency Medical Services company with four bases located across Washington County, Maine. From our bases in Baileyville, Eastport, Lubec and Machiasport we cover a large area of Washington County. In addition to emergency response, we provide facility to facility transfer service. We are also available to attend community events.

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