Foundation programs keep Medic One second to none in saving lives.
Medic One consistently achieves patient survival rates that are the gold standard for emergency medical care in the United States. The resuscitation rate for witnessed, shockable sudden cardiac arrest in Seattle and King County is 56% – more than twice that of most cities.
One big reason for this exceptional statistic: The Medic One Foundation. While we do not provide direct services, nor supplement the operating budgets of Medic One providers, our programs are essential in saving lives.
Medic One is an international model.
Pre-hospital emergency care in our region has become the standard by which every other city in the world is compared. Medic One Foundation support has enabled Medic One to become a model of medical innovation and government/private initiative and cooperation.
Visitors from more than 24 U.S. states and 32 countries (see Medic One Guest Book below) have visited with the desire to create a similar program in their area.
Medic One paramedics are among the most thoroughly trained in the world.
The method of training and constant contact with the medical community are the critical elements that distinguish the Medic One Paramedic Training program. “Book” learning is applied in both field and clinical settings. And classroom instructors are often the very same doctors, nurses and senior paramedics that students work with in the emergency room or in the field.
Medic One Foundation funding ensures that paramedic students acquire extensive field training under the direct supervision of experienced paramedics. Students average 700 patient contacts during training—more than three times the national average.
The Medic One Foundation also ensures that paramedics have sufficient guidance and opportunity to perform procedures that, in the past, were only performed by physicians, and now are rarely performed by paramedics outside of King County and Washington State.
In all, Medic One paramedic students undergo 2,500 hours of instruction, compared to the national recommended standard of 1,100 hours.
The Medic One Guest Book includes the names of people from all over the globe. Representatives from the following states, provinces and nations have visited Medic One to learn what makes the program so successful.
North American Visitors: