Unit 8 Essay 2 EMS

Within each community, EMS is a vital function as a pre-hospital part of the overall health system. In today’s emergency services, EMS represents anywhere from 60 to over 80% of responses. For this two-page essay, you need to research the history of EMS within your community and how it has changed and grown over the last several decades. Some questions to be answered in this essay include the following:

 Describe the beginnings of EMS in your community, and discuss how it has grown.

 What does the current EMS system look like today?

 Who provides the EMS service, and is it efficient?

 What do you see are the immediate challenges faced by EMS as we move into community-based EMS with the advent of the Affordable Health Care Act?

All sources used, including the textbook, must be cited and referenced according to APA style. Your paper should include a title page and should include a separate reference page.

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