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Since it’s inception almost 50 years ago, McGregor Memorial EMS (formerly Durham Ambulance Corps) has served the communities of Durham, Lee, Madbury and UNH.  Over the years, thousands of volunteers from all walks of life have served patients with the utmost of skill,...

I’m tired.  I’m tired of an ambulance service being seen as a “transport service”.  Perhaps 30 years ago, that connotation had merit.  Today, it does not.

I’m tired of an EMS service having its vehicles called “ambulances”.  According to Merriman-Webster’s Dic...

McGregor Memorial EMS is fortunate to have a large cadre of volunteers comprised of local residents, staff and UNH students.  We pride ourselves in giving all members the opportunity to advance their clinical, social and leadership skills.  This is especially true for...

The prolonged conflicts in the Middle East have resurrected the Vietnam War-era phenomena of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  Fortunately and as a result, the medical, psychological and social service agencies are acutely aware of the disorder and many agencies...

The use and abuse of prescription opioids (pain medications) and the illicit use of heroin and fentanyl led to over 385 deaths in New Hampshire in 2015.  The addictive qualities of these drugs release powerful endorphins that give a sense of euphoria and craving for mo...

This edition brings wishes to all from McGregor Memorial EMS for a safe, healthy and happy Holiday Season and New Year.

 

In reflecting back over 2015, I must give credit to the 70 volunteers and staff who give of their time and talent in the service of others.  I conten...

The technological advances in medicine, changes in health care and recognition of the quality of life are factors that are now allowing patients to be at home rather than in alternative living arrangements.  With this technology come challenges for caregivers to see th...

Over the years, distracted driving has been the root cause of many motor vehicle crashes – many with tragic, life-changing results.  With previous employers, I had the pleasure of driving throughout New Hampshire putting in about 30,000 miles “seat time”.  Distraction...

Of the many decisions our members need to make at a critical call, deciding who can speak for or represent the non-verbal patient (or be given information about the injured party) can be a dilemma – medically, legally and emotionally both for the family and the provide...

The era of “Community Paramedicine” is rapidly expanding across the county and with it comes both successes and pitfalls.  Under the umbrella of the “health care system” there are many stakeholders:  hospitals, express care facilities, physicians and other health care...

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