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Posted on: May 26, 2023

Paramedic Casey Amos Clinician of the Year

Clinician of the year

Paramedic Casey Amos is recognized as the Queen Annes County Department of Emergency Services overall Clinician of the Year.  

Casey joined the Department of Emergency Services in February of 2012 as the departmental secretary, an entry level administrative position. It did not take long for anyone to recognize the many incredible talents that she possessed, and she quickly became an irreplaceable member of the team. Casey rose through the administrative ranks with her work ethic and tenacious personality. In 2015 Casey completed an EMT class “just to see what all the fuss is about” and fell in love with EMS, transferring from Office Coordinator III and to join the EMS Division.

Since joining an entry level EMT I in 2015, Casey has promoted to Paramedic I and currently holds the rank of Paramedic II. Casey is a leader who is looked up to by her peers and revered by her supervisors. She does not like recognition, but she consistently pushes to improve EMS departmentally, regionally, and even at the state level. She never veers from a difficult conversation and shows up with data, facts, relentless determination, and an incredible work ethic to independently organize and complete long-term multifaceted projects.

Casey has taken special interest in the pediatric population and represented this department and our region as a Pediatric Champion, participating in statewide case reviews, offering ideas for protocol, equipment changes. On the regional level Casey organized Car Seat Inspection Program events to educate families on safe transportation of their children. Casey most recently took on a yearlong project of changing our cardiac arrest algorithm based on research and data that she collected in-house. Casey created a new algorithm to deploy based on our in-county resources are deployed. She has pushed equipment changes, bag changes, predetermined unit assignments, and predetermined crew provider assignments based on order of arrival. These changes have enabled crews to work towards a seamless, reduced stress event with notable improvements in obtaining Return of Spontaneous Circulation (ROSC) in our Cardiac Arrest patients. Casey is also a preceptor to new employees and those promoting to Paramedic, she writes a quarterly newsletter and includes departmental case reviews.

Outside of EMS, Casey is a novice beekeeper, enjoys gardening, and remodeling homes with her husband, reading, listening to podcasts, connecting with friends for lunch, being outdoors and spending time with her puppy dogs. Casey is more than just a co-worker to many in the department, she is a mentor, friend, and confidant. We could not be prouder to recognize Paramedic II Casey Amos as the 2023 QACDES EMS Provider of the year!

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