Post Tagged with: "GERMS"

Access in Excess

Access in Excess

The recent announcement that GOCard access in residence halls has been extended from 10 p.m. until midnight is a small victory for campus convenience. But for members of certain groups, such as GERMS responders and Residence Hall Office employees, privileged access has been the norm for years. Each active technician[Read More…]

by January 18, 2013 0 comments Opinion

GERMS Thrives 30 Years Later

Beginning when Survival Technological Company donated a single golf cart to the Department of Emergency Medicine to use as an EMS vehicle, Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service has grown exponentially. With over 100 active members, two ambulances and a mass-casualty response unit, GERMS operates 24/7 essentially all year, giving Georgetown[Read More…]

by October 23, 2012 0 comments Opinion

Ambulance Chasers

Every second counts when a student needs medical attention, but a flawed DPS policy can make students think twice about getting help when their health is in jeopardy. It has become standard procedure for Department of Public Safety officers to accompany the Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service on calls — which would[Read More…]

by August 30, 2012 0 comments Uncategorized

Be Your Own Advocate: A Lesson in Student Rights

As a volunteer for the Student Advocacy Office, I’ve been put through rigorous training in Georgetown’s disciplinary system and student rights bylaws. So for all the wide-eyed freshmen, as well as some older folks who might never have found the time, I think it’s worthwhile to review the rights that[Read More…]

by August 27, 2012 0 comments Opinion

Student Arrested for Assault Saturday

A student was arrested for assaulting his roommate in Village B Saturday afternoon, according to the Department of Public Safety. The Metropolitan Police Department initially responded to the scene, according to the DPS incident account. MPD classified the incident as simple assault and reported that the victim sustained minor injuries to his right[Read More…]

by February 24, 2012 0 comments City News, News
DC Spared Worst of Hurricane

DC Spared Worst of Hurricane

After the university hunkered down in preparation for Hurricane Irene’s wrath, minimal damage was apparent on Sunday morning. The Category 1 hurricane dumped four inches of rain on the campus throughout Saturday afternoon and evening. Forty to fifty miles per hour winds, which qualify as tropical storm force, slammed the[Read More…]

by August 30, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News
GERMS Acquires New Ambulance

GERMS Acquires New Ambulance

Coming a long way from its golf cart origins, Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service welcomed a new ambulance yesterday after a year of searching. Unit 9 will replace one of the two ambulances GERMS currently uses to provide student volunteer EMT services to the university and the surrounding community. According[Read More…]

by February 4, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News

Another Sleepless Night for GERMS

The transfer happened around 8 p.m. Four radios moved into the hands of the night crew, and Stephanie Young (SFS ’13) began her first shift as a member of Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service. Without much ceremony, the 12-hour Saturday night shift was underway. For three veteran EMTs and Stephanie,[Read More…]

by September 10, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

GERMS Implements New Record System

As students return to campus this fall and some of them inevitably become injured or ill, Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service will be filling out the paperwork a little differently this year – without the paper. GERMS transferred their patient care reports from paper forms to an electronic system this[Read More…]

by August 27, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News