James (Bud) Adams, United States Navy

Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement Clinical Education Specialist, Paramedic, AMR

James (Bud) Adams joined the U.S. Navy because his grandfather was in it, serving as a Gunner’s Mate 1st Class on a battleship during WWII. For Adams, his role as a Hospital Corpsman— the enlisted medical corps for the Navy and the Marine Corps — gave him the opportunity of a lifetime to experience other cultures while serving his country. His position, at times, deployed him to combat zones where he treated injured Marines and civilians alike.

While he thoroughly enjoyed the camaraderie he experienced in the military, Adams left it to pursue a career as a paramedic. His search eventually landed him at AMR Las Vegas, Nevada, where he has been serving as a Quality Assurance (QA)/Quality Improvement (QI) Clinical Education Specialist and Paramedic for more than 22 years.

A passionate EMS professional, Adams believes his military training prepared him well for his current role by giving him an eye for detail and a keen understanding of the importance of operational readiness, accuracy in documentation and situational awareness.

Countries Visited
Somalia, Japan, Panama and Thailand

How Long Did You Serve
Five years in active duty and three years in inactive reserve

Role with AMR

In addition to serving as a paramedic, Adams' primary role as a QA/QI Specialist involves performing quality assurance of patient care records, assisting with new employee orientations, teaching refresher courses, and leading clinical initiatives and rollouts of new protocols for the company.