Thanks to a new executive order from the governor, and a waiver from the NJ Department of Health, Emergency Medical Responders (EMRs), are now allowed to aid in medical transportation in New Jersey due in part to recent changes in demand in the field due to COVID-19.
The earlier standard required two Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) staff members in an ambulance while transporting patients --- one as the driver and one rendering care. The current standard allows one EMT and one EMR to staff an ambulance.
Now more than ever, becoming an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) is a great way for individuals to enter the EMS field and grow within the healthcare industry. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions answered about the newest EMS role in New Jersey, the differences between an EMT, and how to get started today.
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Becoming an EMT is a great way to get involved in an awesome job with great potential. And the first step on the road to becoming an EMT is getting the right education.
Below we’ve compiled a list of all sorts of different places you can get your EMT education here in New Jersey. Whether it’s with a hospital system, a private company, or a community college program, you don’t have to travel far to find a great class near you.
Kristen Cammarata is a Field Supervisor at On Time Ambulance. She began as an EMT and quickly rose through the ranks. She now supervises more than 60 EMTs and MAV drivers. Kristen also teaches CPR courses and will soon be leading our Emergency Vehicle Operation courses as well. She has been described by her supervisor as “a keeper.”
We are proud to be partnering with Community Safety Consultants to offer a full schedule of EMT elective courses in 2019. We offer a variety of different frameworks for each session, and these classes are free for all On Time employees. So without further adieu, here's what you can expect for EMT Elective classes with us in 2019.
Note: all classes will be held at our main headquarters in Roselle, New Jersey.
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(Melissa, Louise, Stephanie, Kristen, & Dan)
Last weekend, five On Time team members participated in the Running With The Devils 5K Run and Family Fun Walk in West Orange, NJ. The event was sponsored by the New Jersey Devils and RWJBarnabas Health to benefit the programs and services at its 11 hospital facilities, hospice initiatives, the Behavioral Health Network, and the Children's Specialized Hospital.
We caught up with Carlos Rojas, a mechanic in the Fleet Department to chat about his time at On Time Ambulance, and taking pride in your work.
On Time EMTs Kelvin Checo, Radwa Abdelfattah, Kristen Cammarata, Stephanie Pereira, and Enid De La Rosa
We've come a long way with ambulance and emergency medical services since the early days of hammock carts and horse-drawn wagons. And our home state of New Jersey played a huge role in the evolution of first aid and EMS history. Here's three facts about the milestones our state has achieved throughout the years.
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This summer, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released their long-awaited report on the effectiveness of their Prior Authorization program, which aims to weed out medical transportation waste, fraud, and abuse.
Last month, the Burlington County Times reported that the Delran, NJ Emergency Squad had its licensed suspended by the New Jersey Department of Health.
Their chief would ride a long and treat patients on a regular basis. What's wrong with that you ask? Nothing, except his EMT license had been expired since December of 2010.
To cover their tracks, the squad would then alter trip reports to claim that only credentialed employees had done the runs.
This week we sat down with Tanner Coles, On Time EMT and Army National Guard Medic, to find out what it's like to be in the Guard and how that work translates to being an EMT at On Time. Our conversation has been edited for brevity and clarity.
A recent report by the advocacy group New York Lawyers for the Public Interest points out that Uber and Lyft often fall terribly short for people in wheelchairs and those who have mobility issues.
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Moving to a new location? Traveling to a medical facility far away? Visiting family in another state? Enjoying a vacation?
Consider long distance medical transportation.
Everyone from individuals with advanced health issues to highly independent people who require some medical supervision during the trip can benefit from this service.
A recent report from NJ.com highlights why you should always use a reputable ambulance company who properly vets its employees.
Millions of Americans miss important medical appointments each year for lack of reliable transportation. So Rideshare giants Uber and Lyft are getting into medical transportation through various partnerships. But there may be bumps in the road ahead.
First, the potential benefits:
This week, the DOJ announced that North East Mobile Health Services of Scarborough, Maine, and Maine Medical Center, of Portland, will pay a total of $1.4M to settle claims that they fraudulently billed Medicare for medically-unnecessary ambulance transportation.