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The UNM EMS Physician Scene Response Program provides emergency physician-level care to the public in the Albuquerque area.
On-call EMS physicians are available for phone consultation and scene response with any EMS agencies affiliated with the UNM EMS Medical Direction Consortium. UNM EMS physicians respond in fully-equipped vehicles that provide equipment and expertise not generally available to traditional EMS services. This includes advanced pharmacology, airway management, and ultrasound.
EMS Fellows (doctors who have completed their residencies in emergency medicine and are studying EMS intensively for an extra year after residency) and Senior Emergency Medicine Residents provide primary response. Core EMS faculty physicians from the UNM EMS Consortium provide backup and supervisory response.
The UNM EMS Physician Scene Response Program has several goals:
All physicians who participate in the program have received specialty training to function as EMS Physicians in the field. At a minimum, responding physicians possess the following minimum training or equivalent, though most have extensive background as former EMS providers: