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Medical Dispatch at REMSA – Care Starts With the Call

At REMSA, care starts with the call when one of our medically trained emergency medical dispatchers answers your 9-1-1 call. The region’s first, first responders – REMSA’s medical dispatchers – provide care and sometimes lifesaving instructions – over the phone until paramedics arrive at your emergency. In this short video, you’ll hear from REMSA’s medical […]

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REMSA Announces a Tiered Emergency Medical Services Response System

The Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) announces that beginning in August, it will offer additional levels of out-of-hospital patient care through its 9-1-1 ambulance response in Washoe County. By expanding the emergency medical services (EMS) system to include more care provider levels, REMSA is able to ensure that the highest level of emergency medical […]

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What You Need to Know About Medical Dispatch

For more than 34 years, REMSA has met the community’s growing out-of-hospital health care needs. One of the best ways to do that is to have only one dispatch center providing emergency medical care over the phone, before the paramedics arrive. Right now, REMSA’s paramedic and EMT dispatchers provide lifesaving care when you call 911. […]

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Fourth of July Safety and Wellness

Happy Birthday America! Fourth of July celebrations will look and feel a little different this year. Regardless of how you celebrate, follow these safety and wellness tips from REMSA. Be sure to maintain social distancing, wear a mask and wash your hands.

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Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety

With more pedestrians and bicyclists on the road and in your neighborhood, the Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) advises on how you can stay safe and active outdoors as Nevada continues with its Roadmap to Recovery reopening plan. While walking, running, hiking or riding your bike is great exercise for you and your family, […]

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REMSA Partners with Vivify Health to Screen Employees for COVID-19

Vivify Health, the developer of the nation’s leading connected care platform for remote patient care, announced today it has partnered with the Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) to implement Vivify’s COVID-19 Screening and Monitoring Pathways, enabling both high and low-risk employees to self-screen for COVID-19 at home using their mobile devices. Vivify designed the […]

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A Message from REMSA’s President and CEO: Inclusion and Contributing to a Healthy Community

At REMSA Health and Care Flight, we respond to the sick and injured when it matters most. I’m writing now because this matters most. As our country moves forward from a devastating public health crisis, our resolve is again tested by violence and injustice. Health care is a place where safety and excellence are paramount, […]

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REMSA CEO Asked to Advise the Nevada Gaming Control Board on Reopening of the State’s Casinos

The Nevada Gaming Control Board recently conducted a workshop meeting to determine the logistics of successfully reopening the casino industry in the state. To help with this decision they inquired from six health and safety experts, including Dean Dow, president and CEO of the Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) in Washoe County. The board […]

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Public Notice: Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems On Site Visit for Accreditation

The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems will conduct an accreditation site visit of REMSA/Care Flight on June 11 & 12 2020. The purpose of the site visit will be to evaluate the program’s compliance with nationally established medical transport standards. The site visit results will be used to determine whether, and the conditions […]

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Important Information About Calling 9-1-1

To Our Patients, Colleagues and Supporters: You might have seen on the local or national news that ambulance transports and visits to hospital emergency rooms have decreased as COVID-19 has spread. While it is important to reserve the use of 9-1-1 for true emergencies, it is equally important that you don’t delay care if you […]

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