At EMS Today 2014 this past February, MedicCast host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic was joined in the podcast studio by John Riccio, MD, Medical Director of South Metro (Colo.) Fire Rescue Authority. He and Chief Rick Lewis developed the Advance Resource Medic (ARM) vehicle and deployment system, allowing for changes in dispatch and triage processes.

A mobile CLIA certified moderate complexity lab, used in conjunction with the skills and prescriptive authority of a physician extender, takes field capabilities and triage to a much higher level, allowing for a better patient experience, decreased costs and improved outcomes. Their service is using this approach to EMS care to lighten the load on local ERs and reduce call volumes while serving patients in place without a visit to the hospital.

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