Lieutenant Wesley Pardew, a New Orleans born native, is the Clinical Officer for New Orleans Emergency Medical Services. After graduating high school, he decided to follow the footsteps of his mother, and pursue a career in EMS. After successfully completing the EMT - Basic program at Delgado Community College, he relocated to the Washington D.C./Northern Virginia area. While in the northern part of the southern states, his career included several aspects of emergency medicine. Lieutenant Pardew was a member of the public, private, volunteer, and hospital sectors. In 2003, he became a Cardiac Technician and certified as an Advance Life Support Provider in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Lieutenant Pardew career as a certified trainer stems back to his volunteer days where he educated fellow peers, students, and members of the community, and other healthcare professionals. He then moved on to become certified as an instructor in CPR, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and has lectured on various topics to include public safety, awareness and general wellness.
In 2006, he relocated back to New Orleans, and bridged from Cardiac Technician to Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic. His employment originated with a privately based service where he received training to become a Paramedic Preceptor and shortly after, became a Field Supervisor. In 2008, he became employed with the City of New Orleans. 2009 began his move to educating new hires for the city of New Orleans, accepting the position as a Field Training Officer (FTO). As a FTO, Lieutenant Pardew was responsible for orienting newly hired employees, educating them to the standards of care, and ensuring that they adhere to the mission statement of New Orleans EMS.
In 2010, he accepted a position as Lieutenant (Assistant Supervisor), which began his management career with New Orleans EMS. In this role he assisted the Field Supervisors with various tasks from daily staffing, assisting personnel on 911 activations, educating peers, and planning.
In 2013, he accepted the position of Clinical Officer. In this role, Lieutenant Pardew reviews patient care reports, provides feedback to treating paramedics, generates statistical reports, assists with development of clinical policies and procedures, updates medical protocols, has implemented a peer review process and provides all around Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement. In the role of Clinical Officer for New Orleans EMS, he truly lives out his passion, and thrives for the best possible patient care provided to the citizens, and visitors of this great city.