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Tracey Barron, BS

Listen to the Line

Tracey Barron, BS, Brett Patterson

Mar 01, 2013|AEDR 2013 Vol. 1 Issue 1|

Emergency Medical Dispatchers (EMDs) play an important role in modern-day Emergency Medical Services (EMS), especially as compared to the minimal logistics role simple dispatchers filled years ago. Today, EMDs serve as gatekeepers, resource allocators, non-visual clinicians, and scene resource coordinators, and are familiar with nearly every operational and clinical aspect of an emergency call. Because of their wide range of training, experience, and involvement, EMDs can be a tremendous resource for today's less involved managers and administrators, provided they are acknowledged and...

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