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3 weeks ago

Georgetown EMS (GERMS)

It was wonderful to spend time this afternoon with the leadership team of Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service (GERMS) and to express my appreciation to them for their extraordinary contributions. For three and a half decades, the members of this all-volunteer, student-run organization have dedicated their time and expertise to providing emergency medical care to our community and neighborhood. We are deeply grateful to each of them for their commitment to service and to caring for our community. I include a link below with additional information. http://www.georgetownems.org/ ... See MoreSee Less

Now that the new semester in full swing, we want to remind everyone of the free emergency medical services and ambulance transport GERMS offers in Georgetown, Burleith, and Foxhall. Services are free for all, regardless of affiliation with Georgetown University. See the map below for our exact boundaries. If you are ever unsure if you are within our boundaries feel free to call. If we can't reach you, our dispatchers will send an ambulance from DC Fire and EMS.

As a reminder, Georgetown University has a medical amnesty policy protecting the patient and the individual(s) who call GERMS from disciplinary action in the event of a drug or alcohol related emergency. Additionally, all GERMS members are required by law to maintain the privacy and confidentiality of all our patients.

As always, our number is 202-687-4357
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Now that the new semester in full swing, we want to remind everyone of the free emergency medical services and ambulance transport GERMS offers in Georgetown, Burleith, and Foxhall. Services are free for all, regardless of affiliation with Georgetown University. See the map below for our exact boundaries. If you are ever unsure if you are within our boundaries feel free to call. If we cant reach you, our dispatchers will send an ambulance from DC Fire and EMS.

As a reminder, Georgetown University has a medical amnesty policy protecting the patient and the individual(s) who call GERMS from disciplinary action in the event of a drug or alcohol related emergency. Additionally, all GERMS members are required by law to maintain the privacy and confidentiality of all our patients. 

As always, our number is 202-687-4357

Interested in becoming a nationally certified EMT? Come to one of our info sessions on 1/15 or 1/17 at 7pm in ICC 105 to learn more about the Spring 2019 GERMS EMT Class! The class begins on January 22nd, so don't miss out!

Attending one of the info sessions is mandatory in order to apply to the GERMS class. If you are unable to make it to an info session but would still like to take the class, or if you have any other questions, please reach out to training@georgetownems.org 🚑
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Interested in becoming a nationally certified EMT? Come to one of our info sessions on 1/15 or 1/17 at 7pm in ICC 105 to learn more about the Spring 2019 GERMS EMT Class! The class begins on January 22nd, so dont miss out!

Attending one of the info sessions is mandatory in order to apply to the GERMS class. If you are unable to make it to an info session but would still like to take the class, or if you have any other questions, please reach out to training@georgetownems.org 🚑

GERMS is officially back in service for the spring semester as of 8pm tonight. If you are experiencing a medical emergency on campus, or in the neighborhoods of West Georgetown, Burleith, or Foxhall call (202)687-HELP for free emergency medical treatment and transport. ... See MoreSee Less

GERMS is officially out of service for winter break. If you or someone else is experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911. Happy holidays! ❄️⛄️🎄 ... See MoreSee Less

Want to learn how to save a life? GERMS is helping Georgetown re-certify as a HEARTSafe Campus for the next three years, and we need your help! Come to the Leavey Center today any time between 2:00 PM and 5:30 PM and spend ~5 minutes of your time learning how to save a life with hands-only bystander CPR.

We'll teach you how to assess an unresponsive patient, how to call for help, and how to begin CPR. You will even get to practice your skills on a CPR mannequin!
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Want to learn how to save a life? GERMS is helping Georgetown re-certify as a HEARTSafe Campus for the next three years, and we need your help! Come to the Leavey Center today any time between 2:00 PM and 5:30 PM and spend ~5 minutes of your time learning how to save a life with hands-only bystander CPR.

Well teach you how to assess an unresponsive patient, how to call for help, and how to begin CPR. You will even get to practice your skills on a CPR mannequin!

 

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Keep up the strong work. You can always do "surprise" ultra-brief trainings where students gather to build your numbers and improve awareness.

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