Personnel

All ambulances are staffed with a minimum of one paramedic and one EMT who work twenty-four (24) hour shifts.  Each member of our team is licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health and function under the direction of a project medical director, an emergency physician at Blessing Hospital.  Our crews meet and exceed stringent educational requirements regularly to maintain their licensure. 

With both EMTs and paramedics staffing the ambulances, treatments for adult and pediatric patients include, but are not limited to, splinting of fractures, bleeding control, supplemental oxygen, emergency childbirth, intravenous and Intraosseous administration of emergency medicines, cardiac monitoring and defibrillation, Endotracheal intubations, and surgical airway procedures.

To learn more about becoming a paramedic or an EMT view the following links:  www.blessinghospital.com or www.jwcc.edu.