Beth Israel Deaconess - Plymouth paramedics provide Advanced Life Support (ALS) services to the towns of Carver, Duxbury, Halifax and Plympton, and serve as backup to Kingston, Pembroke and Marshfield.
Jordan paramedics are an extension of the hospital’s emergency department helping to save lives and improve patient outcomes.
Paramedics respond to life-threatening emergencies daily and provide emergent medical care to victims. They remain in close contact with the Emergency Department via radio, keeping physicians informed of the patient’s condition. In addition, the paramedics interpret electrocardiograms which helps develop a treatment plan before the patient arrives at the hospital. They have advanced certifications in pediatrics, cardiac care, advanced airway management, drug therapy and traumatic injuries and all have a minimum of five years experience.
Beth Israel Deaconess - Plymouth Emergency Medical Services program has been providing ALS services to the seven area towns since 1993. Prior to that, town firefighters provided basic life support (BLS) to victims of sudden and serious illness or injury. Beth Israel Deaconess - Plymouth, in cooperation with area towns, recognized the need for a higher level of emergent care and introduced the ALS program, staffed with highly trained and skilled paramedics. They also participated in a preceptor-training program in Pembroke. They work closely with area firefighters to provide paramedic assistant training as well as participate in community health fairs and public safety programs.