Delays feared in NM as air medical base closes
Some are worried the closure of an air medical base in Santa Fe could create longer response time
By Chandra Johnson
The Taos News
TAOS, N.M. — When it comes to treating trauma injuries, Taos EMT Director Joaquin Gonzales calls the amount of time paramedics have to help a patient "the golden hour."
"For trauma patients, they have a golden hour to be evaluated by a doctor. For cardiac patients, we say time is muscle," Gonzales said. "Our job is to get patients to definitive care in a timely manner."
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