EMS Unit Utilization | Is Data Effecting Patient Care?

As EMS professionals we do a job. Part of that job is being available to take calls and respond in a timely manner. Utilization of EMSmedicsmalefemale crews and tracking times on scene, in hospitals etc. ensure we are meeting the goals of response. However, when does this metric of time begin to effect patient care, documentation and even response?

Take a listen to this episode and share your thoughts below. I have a feeling we will be re-visiting this topic soon and hope to add your feedback to the discussion.

 

 

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How Do You Cross Your “T”s | EMS Documentation

Whether it’s starting IV’s or running a code. Every EMS provider has their own little take on how to do it. The same is true for documentation. Listen to Jim who was joined by Russell Stine the Hybrid Medic during this episode as they discussed how you write your EMS charts and get some tips on expected formats vs. required commentary.

So what is “PSOAP?”

P(re-arrival): Unit ___ dispatched code/priority ____ for [initial chief complaint]. [insert anything that occurs during response, e.g. delays due to traffic, train, etc]

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SOAP
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? = Patient response to treatment.

Show Notes:

Russell Stines’ Blog http://hybridmedic.com/

Russells podcast The Apparatus Floor is at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/hybridmedic

Breast Cancer Awareness | EMS For The Cure – http://pinkwarmdry.com