Dr. Stone is a native of Maryland and a three-campus graduate of the University of Maryland System. He has had a life long interest in emergency medical services beginning as a volunteer with the Mount Airy Fire Company in Carroll County, MD. After his medical education at UMB and emergency medicine residency in Christiana, Delaware, Dr. Stone returned to Maryland in 1992 to practice in his community, and created the position of Assisant EMS Medical Director for Carroll County. He then came on faculty in 1996 as the first fellow in the then new Emergency Medical Services Fellowship at the University of Maryland, Baltimore and the UMBC Department of Emergency Health Services. Dr. Stone co-directed the fellowship from 2000-2004. He then competed for the positions of Medical Director for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services - where he created their Office of Medical Oversight - and Caroline County EMS. He is a frequent speaker at regional and state EMS conferences. He is a longstanding member of the National Association of EMS Physicians. In 2004, he became the chair of the EMS Committee of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine.
- EMS Operations and impact on quality of care
- New modalities in EMS practice
- EMS Dispatch Medical Oversight
- Effects of physician medical oversight on EMS care
- The public health impact of EMS
- EMS customer service and quality improvement
- Community emergency medicine practice logistics and risk management
- Emergency Medicine
- Senior advisor and Longitudinal Rotation mentor, combined UMB/UMBC EMS Fellowship. Through an academic link with his EMS jurisdictions, he has hosted elective time for those at many levels of education, including medical students, residents and EMS fellows
Stone, RM, Seaman, KG "Chapter 6: Medical Oversight", in Walz, B.(ed), Introduction to EHS Systems, Delmar Thompson Learning Publishers, Albany, NY, September 2001
Stone, RM, Bissell , RA., Seaman, KG. et al "Statewide Study of Prehospital EMS Physician Oversight: Jurisdictional Director Qualifications, Involvement Compared with National Guidelines". Prehosp Emerg Care, Vol 4(4), Oct 2000
Stone RM, Megargel RF, O'Connor RE, Rubino SL, Durante BA: The effects of the routine use of Pre-hospital Pulse Oximetry on Airway Management and O2 Therapy [abstract]. Journal of Prehospital and Disaster Medicine 1992, vol. 7 (suppl):11S.
Links of Interest:UMBC Graduate Program in Emergency Health Services
Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service
Caroline County Government
Carroll County Volunteer Emergency Services Association
Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS)
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