Emergency Medical Systems Implementation – 2012
Through a partnership with Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Emergency medicine, an emergency medical technician (EMT) course was developed for the newly-formed Guyana EMS. So far, 21 students have completed the course in Georgetown, Guyana.
Additionally, the Guyana Ministry of Health purchased 7 new ambulances to distribute to 9 regions of the country. Five of the new EMTs have also been trained in emergency medical dispatching and ambulance driving.
The long-term goal for the partnership is to implement EMS across the entire country.