Emergency Medical Service (EMS)

Audience: Emergency Services
Runtime: 1 min.
Focus: Colin Phillips on communicating with EMS.

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Audience: Emergency Services
Runtime: 1:27 mins
Focus: Steven Wells on communicating with EMS.









In addition to general communication barriers, we may experience unique communication barriers when using emergency services.  These include responders not:

  • understanding what we are communicating or how we use our communication boards
  • knowing if we understand their questions
  • knowing how to ask us for our consent to treatment
  • having the time to problem solve about how we communicate
  • giving us a way to communicate critical information in a fast and effective way
  • giving us a way to call 911 or access EMS

Resources for EMS Responders