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  • GERMS is now offering a Summer 2014 EMT course!

    The summer course is currently at full capacity. The class will run June 9th - July 28th. Classes will be held on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights from 6:30pm - 10:30pm and Saturdays from 9am - 2:15pm.  Continue Reading »
  • Application for GERMS Membership Fall 2014

    The application to become a member of GERMS in the fall of 2014 can be found here: https://docs.google.com/a/georgetown.edu/forms/d/13tUq-xLKfxw-ZwH46EYhJQ1it4fO-BQA9KEugDpbL0I/viewform Continue Reading »
  • GERMS Completes Yearly Analysis

    Striving to always serve the Georgetown community to the best of our ability, one of our main endeavors is to constantly be reevaluating our effectiveness and see where we can improve. At the year’s first general membership meeting (GMM), Avery Alatis (C’14), a Crew Chief and VP of Education, presented an annual report that analyzes how well GERMS documented calls over the past year. Documentation in GERMS is extremely important, as each and every chart is a legal document protecting the organization from liability. As with most legal documents, the criteria are rather extensive and vary depending on the patient’s chief complaint, requiring each report to include certain details about a patient’s medical history, current state, and events prior. The results from the 2013 report are very promising, with a steady, upward-trending improvement from January to December of 2013. The final month of the year saw an average score of 89%, representing a 15% improvement from January. Continue Reading »

What is GERMS?

Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service is an entirely student-operated Basic Life Support emergency medical service that has provided rapid response, medical treatment, and transport to Georgetown University and the surrounding communities of Burleith, West Georgetown, and Foxhall since our founding in 1982.  GERMS provides free and confidential emergency care 24/7, year-round.  Members of GERMS volunteer as EMTs in addition to their regular responsibilties as students. If you have been a patient, GERMS is always interested in feedback. Please take our survey.