Carefully coordinated efforts between all of the EMS provider organizations and hospitals in the community are necessary to consistently achieve the best possible outcomes.
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The various elements of the local EMS system come at a significant public funding cost to the communities they serve. It stands to reason that with that significant investment, there should be some level of accountability on these entities to report on the quality of their care.
It’s generally not fair to hold EMS accountable for most aspects of patient outcomes because the majority of care takes place in hospitals and other settings. However, it is entirely reasonable to hold EMS accountable for the proper and timely completion of the processes that research has shown directly impacts patient outcomes.
Here are five questions that senior officials in local government should ask to assess the current status of systems of care for common high-risk, time-sensitive emergency conditions.
FirstNet provides quality of service, priority and preemption for emergent medical communications.
Okay, well that’s good. Wait until next week to do it! April 10 -16, 2011 is National Public Safety Telecommunications week here in the United States. This is a federally designated week set aside to recognize the efforts of the more than 500,000 men and women who serve as 9-1-1 operators or dispatchers or CommunicationsRead… Read more »
This morning I talked to the medical director for EMS and Trauma in Arizona, a state that’s been very progressive in seeking to reduce cardiac arrest deaths (they did the studies that showed simple compression-only CPR can be more effective than traditional methods). He told me that Arizona will be partnering with the San RamonRead… Read more »
We move into the New Year with anticipation of doing great things with our infrastructure and improve the efficiency of our operations. Unfortunately, many have a tendency to look at the latest great thing (e.g., application, Operating System, etc…) as the magic bullet. Each vendor points to how his/her product is the “killer app” thatRead… Read more »
Discussing Social Media and the EMS Industry
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