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Driving the Course of Care, Vol. 3

EMS agencies are using technology to link to hospitals, monitor quality & improve patient care

This supplement, sponsored by Philips Healthcare, illustrates pre-planning and operational changes that EMS agencies have effectively used to improve their delivery of patient care and their resuscitation results. Articles address data management, high-quality CPR, therapeutic hypothermia, second-by-second vital sign analysis and an airport AED program with 75% SCA survival rates.

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EMS Agencies Work with Manufacturers to Improve Field Care

Agencies across the U.S. are working with manufacturers to improve technology, data analysis and patient care in the field.

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P

How to Move to an Electronic Patient Care Records System

Administrators of the San Diego Medical Services Enterprise’s electronic PCR program offer tips for successfully going digital.

Roger Fisher, EMT-P

New York Fire Department Uses Technology for Quality CPR

The Fire Department of New York uses technology to maintain quality CPR.

John Freese, MD

Study Evaluates Hypothermia for STEMI Patients

A new study, called CHILL-MI, will look at hypothermia’s effect on reducing heart damage in STEMI patients.

Cynthia Kincaid

Photo Montgomery County Hospital District

One-Second Data Helps MCHD Improve Patient Care

Learn what one-second data is and how it can improve your EMS agency’s patient care.

Allen Sims, EMT-P | Kelly Curry, RN, EMT-P


Photo Courtesy Phoenix Fire Department

Phoenix Airport AED Program Enjoys Success

Sky Harbor International Airport has a 75% survival rate for witnessed out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests. See how an AED program has increased survival.

Richard Huff, NREMT-B


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