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BOYD PARAMEDIC FIRST TO RECEIVE CRITICAL CARE DESIGNATION
Boyd Healthcare Services is pleased to announce the recent Critical Care Certification of Matthew Tennill, Paramedic. Critical Care Certification is a Nationally Recognized designation of advanced education in life saving and support measures that will aid in transport of critically ill or injured patients.
This designation requires 4 months of classes including 96 hours of education (72 dictation and 24 clinical) with clinical experience in Pediatric Intensive Care, Critical Care Unit, and Advanced Respiratory Care. This designation allows the ambulance Tennill is operating to carry additional medication, advanced life support equipment, and offer advanced care beyond the scope of standard Emergency Medical Service providers. Additionally, this certification allows Boyd Healthcare Services ambulance to transport critical patients by ambulance instead of helicopter in the case of inclement weather or when medically necessary.
Tennill is the first Paramedic to receive this distinguished degree in the St. Anthony’s Emergency Medical Services System (St. Anthony’s is the medical coordinator of Boyd Healthcare Services Emergency Medical Service). He has been an employee with Boyd Healthcare Services EMS since 2008 and volunteers with the Carrollton Fire Department. Boyd is pleased to have a second employee, James Crafton, enrolled for Critical Care Certification beginning in the fall.