Paramedics Aim For More ‘Hands-Off’ Approach

by Jake Kara, The Ridgefield

If a paramedic doesn’t look busy, is he? A first responder called to the scene of a cardiac arrest doesn’t have time to daydream, but Ridgefield firefighters are working to reduce the physical routine of emergency medical care and free up their noggins for more thoughtful assessment.

“We want you to be doing less with your hands so you can do more with your minds,” said Ridgefield Fire Lt. Rommie Duckworth, one of the department’s two EMS coordinators.


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