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HP-EMS Profile: Jersey City Medical Center EMS

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The High Performance EMS we examine this montháis Jersey City Medical Center EMSáálocated just across the Hudson River from Lower Manhattan. áIt is a triply accredited service, receiving the CAAS, NAED’s ACE, and CoAEMSP accreditations all in the same year. áAs a partáof the LibertyHealtháSystem, itáserves theáresidents, workers, and visitors of Hudson County, NJ by […]

HP-EMS Profile: Sedgwick County EMS

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It has been much more than a month, but we will return to featuring a monthly profile of High Performance EMS sites in order to inspire others to reach beyond justácompliantáservices to provide advanced out-of-hospital care while focusing on improved efficiency. áThis time, our spotlight is onáSedgwick County Emergency Medical Serviceáof Kansas. The public EMS […]

Dynamic System Status Management

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System Status Management (SSM) is the fluid deployment of ambulances based on the hour-of-the-day and day-of-the-week in order to match supply, defined as Unit Hours of Utilization (UHU), with expected demand, expressed as calls for service, in the attempt to provide faster response by locating ambulances at “posts” nearer their next calls. áWhile the practice […]

HP-EMS Profile: MEDIC

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Each month we will feature a profile of another High Performance EMS to show the variation in these services and inspire others to reach beyond just the basic services to provide advanced pre-hospital care with a focus on high economic efficiency. In 1996, the Mecklenburg EMS agency was one of the slowest in the US […]

The Future of Prediction

I have read the positionsástating that calls for emergency services are completely random (justifying the reason they are often called “accidents”) and therefore not able to be predicted.á But both academicáliterature and practical experience show that demand prediction can be an effective tooláin helping toábalance scarce resources (ambulances and their trained crews)áwith public demand (requests […]

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High Performance EMS

High Performance Emergency Medical Services (HP-EMS) systems provide effective clinical care promoting positive patient outcomes and community wellness while maintaining a focus on improving economic efficiency of the system.  This site is dedicated as a community seeking to increase agency performance by promoting useful information regarding the developing trends and improvements in the efficiency of delivering basic and advanced medical care in the field.

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David
Static v. Dynamic: A Continuum of Cost
Totally disagree. Your model and book tries to make EMS predictable. Ask any paramedic who operates in your model and they hate it. Stuck in truck all day trying to be in the perfect spot when a person will need assistance is near impossible. It does nothing to answer the retention, growth,prevention,funding,and burnout rate problems…
2014-08-23 09:18:06
Roger Thayne
Static v. Dynamic: A Continuum of Cost
Totally agree. I would add that response and transport need to be understood. Within busy urban areas an ambulance can be both the response and transport vehicle. In rural areas response can be achieved efficiently by a Community Paramedic in a car within 8 minutes supported by an ambulance within 20 to 30 minutes i.e.…
2014-08-10 10:28:37
daleloberger
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Jodi, it took a while, but we have begun putting this sort of information together in book form. Our first attempt is "Dynamic Deployment: A Primer for EMS" (http://www.amazon.com/Dynamic-Deployment-A-Primer-EMS/dp/1500428574/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1407501551&sr=8-1&keywords=dynamic+deployment). We are already in the process of building its sequel that we hope to be a broader compendium of cases, authors, and opinions regarding the measurement…
2014-08-08 07:44:52
Alex
Could Busier be Better?
Since medical calls are now the focus of fire service. Maybe it's time for a rebranding if you will to new terms like "EMS Based Fire Service". Paramedics are constantly upgrading thier knowledge and skills and get thier butts kicked daily but don't enjoy the same pay or benifits that firefighters do. Something is wrong…
2014-08-05 03:55:31
Lauren
Could Busier be Better?
This article is more about understanding evidence based research then applying it rather then replying on personal experience and tradition. Even if you don't like what research says.
2014-07-19 20:30:03

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