Emergency Medical Services
LCC's Public Safety Emergency Medical Services (EMS) team includes patrol officers who have undergone emergency medical training and have passed both Oregon and National accreditation as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) or Emergency Medical Responder (EMR). The training for this team was originally made possible by a 2013 Federal H.O.P.E. grant administered by the Lane Community College Health Care Professions Department.
All Public Safety Officers are trained in CPR and First Aid. The EMS team personnel are a select group with additional training in Emergency Medical response that includes the authority to administer lifesaving Oxygen (O2), Epinephrine and some other drugs depending on his or her scope of training. They are also trained to identify life threatening conditions and respond appropriately. They are authorized to administer emergency airway management, spine injury protection, and patient stabilization.
An agreement was negotiated with LCC Student Health to augment their services in critical incidents. Public Safety EMS personnel respond to medical related calls in advance of and in support of local health care providers, responding fire and ambulance units, assessing and stabilizing as needed prior to their arrival. The Public Safety EMS team has EMT skill specific medical bags that are restricted to certified EMTs. These include O2, C-Collar, Splint, Blood Pressure Cuff and Stethoscope, aspirin, epinephrine, and airway supplies.