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​Prehospital Care

The Prehospital Care program at UPMC Hamot is here as a resource to assist our community emergency medical service (EMS) partners. We provide information, supplies, training, and other services to EMS agencies so they can provide seamless emergency care to people in northwest Pennsylvania, southwestern New York, and northeastern Ohio.

Our EMS specialist acts as a liaison to EMS providers for:

  • Continuing education
  • Equipment return
  • Medical direction for BLS/ALS services
  • Medication exchanges
  • Outreach programs
  • QA/QI initiatives
  • Quality improvement
  • Supplies

Policy and Procedure Updates

Check back for updates.

Training Schedule

We encourage all EMS providers to register for our upcoming lectures and earn PA Department of Health Continuing Education hours. Questions may be directed to Don Holsten at 814-877-5839 or

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