ACGME Accredited EMS Fellowship
For over 25 years Regions EMS has been leading the East Metro in providing state of the art prehospital emergency care. We are proud to announce that our Prehospital Medicine/EMS Fellowship was accredited by the ACGME in 2013. Our belief that critical care begins in the street guides our coordination of prehospital and in-hospital emergency care. Our department provides a full spectrum of on and off line EMS medical direction including research, patient care, education and quality improvement. In 2010 we expanded to include our first prehospital medicine fellow. The fellowship will provide a broad based prehospital experience including EMS, disaster medicine and event medicine. The Fellow will work alongside a staff including physician medical directors, prehospital personnel, critical care and emergency RN’s, education professionals and research coordinators. This site will give additional information about the opportunities and responsibilities of a prehospital medicine fellow at Regions. For more information on the individual components of the fellowship click on the associated hyperlinks.
Emergency Medical Services: The EMS component of the fellowship aims to integrate the fellow into all aspects of on and off line medical direction. At Regions, we supervise 40 EMS agencies and 1500 providers over a broad geographic area covering 2 states. Our agencies range from urban to rural, full time to volunteer, and in house vs home response. There are single tiered, dual tiered and police-EMS combined systems. We provide medical direction to the area’s only critical care transport agency which includes both fixed wing and rotary air ambulances. In addition, Regions Hospital is the source of online medical control for all 40 agencies through the Medical Resource Control Center located in the Regions ED.
The fellow will participate in disaster planning on the hospital, local and state level. Opportunities to work in the pre-event organization and planning phases will be stressed. Evaluation of the START triage algorithm as well as instruction in Incident Command System are given. At the fellow’s discretion there are opportunities for certification in Advanced HazMat Life Support.
The fellow will gain experience in planning, implementing and analyzing medical coverage for scheduled events with large gatherings of people. Events such as marathons, NHL and NFL games and community festivals occur within our coverage area which includes the state capitol.
The didactic curriculum of the fellowship is designed to ensure that the fellow develops the necessary fundamental knowledge to provide competent prehospital care. The texts Prehospital Emergency Care and Disaster Medicine are recommended. There is a heavy emphasis on primary, peer reviewed literature.
Regions hospital is a tertiary care facility which serves as the referral center for the East metro and Western Wisconsin communities. It is an accredited level 1 adult and pediatric trauma center as well as a burn, stroke and heart center. There is a 3 year emergency medicine residency which has expanded to 10 residents/year starting in 2010. The hospital opened a new Emergency Department in 2010 which sees 70,000 patients per year with 750 trauma team activations. There is also a dedicated library as well as conference and office space. The HealthPartners clinical simulation division has high fidelity adult and pediatric mannequins. The residency is affiliated with the University of Minnesota department of Emergency Medicine and educates medical, nursing and physician assistant students.
Info on the resident associate medical director (AMD) program with calendar of events and copy of the curriculum. This is an option for residents who are seeking a more in-depth EMS experience in preparation for an EMS Fellowship or clinical medical direction following graduation from residency.