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Vehicle Safety Technologies Hold the Key to Reducing Ambulance Crashes

For years, EMS agencies have been able to benchmark operational and clinical performance, and use data to identify and address problems. But we’ve typically not had access to the data needed to do the same thing for driver safety. Now, new technologies hold promise for real-time vehicle safety monitoring and the ability to significantly reduce ambulance crashes.

Posted Sunday, December 8, 2013

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Realizing the Full Potential of EMS Technology

What would the “perfect” EMS event look like? Dr. Greg Mears imagines it as a scenario that connects data gathered from dispatch, medical devices, EMS crew assessments, ePCR, patient outcomes and reporting systems into a seamless data interchange. But what’s preventing this from happening today?

Posted Sunday, December 8, 2013

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Patient Assessment Technologies Hold Promise to Transform EMS

A vast increase in information transfer capability from the field promises to revolutionize EMS. In this article, Dr. Raymond Fowler looks at a few of these technologies and examines the barriers to implementation.

Posted Sunday, December 8, 2013

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Improving Quality in EMS through Data Sharing & Standardization

A state-of-the art EMS data system should help you ensure that the care you provide is meeting your standards, and also help improve care over time. In this article, Mic Gunderson and Dr. Greg Mears look at what’s on the horizon for clinical quality assurance and improvement and how EMS systems are using data to integrate with the rest of with the rest of the healthcare system.

Posted Sunday, December 8, 2013

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EMS Data Use in Integrating Mobile Healthcare, Mass Gatherings and MCIs

The analysis and use of EMS data shouldn’t be limited to traditional emergency response. In this article, the authors detail how MedStar in Fort Worth, Texas, is using EMS data to shape an integrated healthcare model, as well as to plan and prepare for large events and mass-casualty incidents.

Posted Sunday, December 8, 2013

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Tools to Safely Transport Patients

Learn about the new products available to help you & the patient stay safe.

Posted Friday, November 22, 2013

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ePCR: A Vital QI Tool

Electronic patient care records (ePCRs) can transform the way data is collected and used to improve patient care in EMS systems.

Posted Thursday, November 21, 2013

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Tracking Medication Errors: A Systems Approach

Although statistics on the number of in-the-field medication errors are lacking, EMS providers and administrators know they exist. In this article, Teresa McCallion details the efforts of Sedgwick County EMS leaders to identify and reduce medication errors.

Posted Friday, October 4, 2013

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NC EMS Train for Medicopter Transports

Members of EMS participate in a training exercise to refine the handoff processes between ground and flight crews.

Posted Thursday, October 3, 2013






 

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