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Central Medical Emergency Direction (CMED)

Central Medical Emergency Direction (CMED)

What is Worcester CMED?

CMED stands for Central Medical Emergency Direction. It is the Central Massachusetts EMS communications system and consists of radio base stations (towers), microwave links and dedicated telephone lines    controlled by computer operated consoles at the CMED operations facility.

The CMED Team

CMED Operators facilitate medical communications in the Region, document call tracking data for quality assurance purposes and in support of medical control regulations. CMED also coordinates communications and patient distribution to hospitals during mass casualty incidents (MCIs). 

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MCI Preparedness

Regional Resources

 There are a variety of resources available to support EMS during a mass casualty incident (MCI) in Region II. They include communicaitons, patient care and transportation support and are

 available by contacting Region II (Worcester) CMED when an MCI is declared.

Region II Communications Plan

Worcester CMED (Central Medical Emergency Direction) relies on a network of radio towers strategically located throughout Central Massachusetts (EMS Region II).

Medical Control/Medical Direction

On-line Medical Direction refers to radio or telephone communication with a medical control physician for patient management consultation.

Basic Radio Etiquette

Radio Speaking Guidelines

   1) Reduce background noise

   2) Press the “push to talk” button for 1 second (or more if needed) before speaking

   3) Speak slowly and clearly

Entry Notifications

No emergency patient should arrive by ambulance at a hospital without notification through CMED. Entry notifications should be given 5 to 10 minutes prior to arrival and briefly describe the patient's age, sex and chief complaint. 

CMED Tower & Hospital Map



IFT Med Con Notification

Through attendance at various Regional and Statewide Medical Control Committee meetings it has come to our attention that there have been several cases of miscommunication

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