Peoria Area Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
Any problem. Any time. Any where.
Serving a nine-county radius in central Illinois, Peoria Area EMS covers one of the largest and most diverse areas in the Midwest. Dedicated, skilled and courageous, our 1600 providers (from over 75 agencies) include paramedics, firefighters, police, dispatchers, EMTs, and first responders.
Every day thousands of people dial 911, counting on us to respond quickly and appropriately to local medical emergencies.
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center is not only a Level One Trauma Center offering the highest level of emergency care 24/7/365. We also serve as Resource Hospital for the Peoria Area EMS System, ensuring that our providers comply with all state and local regulations, and are offered continuing education opportunities.
Tranexamic Acid (TXA) is a synthetic amino acid (lysine) that blocks plasminogen from being converted to the enzyme plasmin. Plasmin works to break down already-formed blood clots in the human body by attacking and breaking down fibrin destroying clots in a process known as fibrinolysis. TXA is now being used to treat severely injured trauma patients who have or are at risk for severe hemorrhage.