Calls to 911 account for approximately 80% of our ambulance requests. We provide these emergency responses to all of Washington County, and to our neighbors when their call volume surges.
Each emergency ambulance is staffed with a minimum of 1 EMT and 1 Paramedic or RN. Most of our Paramedics and Nurses at WCAD are also designated as a Critical Care Transport Provider.
The EMS Clinicians of Washington County Ambulance District maintain competency in advanced care and practices such as:
Delayed Sequence Intubation
Direct and Video Laryngoscopy
Surgical Airway Placement
Invasive & Non-Invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation
Multi-lead EKG Interpretation
Needle, Finger & Tube Thoracostomy
Point of Care Ultrasound
Vasopressor Initiation & Titration
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Historically, the high level of care provided by Washington County Ambulance District was reserved for the hospital setting. We are beyond proud to bring these unique therapies to the sides of the road and into the homes of our patients. When every second counts, Washington County Ambulance District clinicians bring ICU quality care wherever it is needed.
Our EMS clinicians are skilled in the administration of countless medications and the performance of multiple life-saving procedures.
We are also proud of our robust “code sepsis” program for the early identification and treatment of patients who may have life threatening infections. Our “code sepsis” response includes:
Drawing blood cultures
Drawing lactic acid levels
Initiating broad spectrum antibiotics