AMR-Josephine County Wins AHA 2015 Mission:lifeline EMS Silver Recognition Award.
AMR Josephine County was recently awarded an AHA EMS Silver recognition Award for their commitment and overall system performance and success with recognition of out of hospital STEMI patients.
The criteria to achieve the Mission: Lifeline EMS Silver award is based on meeting the achievement measures annually with no single measure scoring below 75%. The individual measures are as follows:
· Percentage of patients with non-traumatic chest pain > 35 years of age, treated and transported by EMS who receives a pre-hospital 12 Lead ECG.
· Percentage of STEMI patients transported to a STEMI Receiving Center, with pre-hospital First Medical Contact (FMC) to Device (PCI) < 90 Minutes.
· Percentage of STEMI patients transported to a STEMI Referring Center with Arrival (to Referring Center) to Fibrinolytic Therapy administration in <30 Minutes.
AMR Josephine County performs well above the 75% requirement. In fact, Southern Oregon and the multiple county STEMI program have seen out-of-hospital death rates due to AMI plummet from the national average of around 13% down to 3-4%. This success story is testament to the commitment of first responders, EMT’s, Paramedics and physicians to make their community “heart safe”.
Dr. Brian Gross, MD and the principal cardiac interventionist responsible for the development of the Southern Oregon STEMI program had this to say,
“I have said it before…AMR was the stimulus that got the wheels rolling on the STATE of JEFFFERSON STEMI program (ASSET) -- one of the absolute very first STEMI systems in the country. You could easily have just said “no” and stayed with national protocols of going to the nearest hospital for thrombolysis. But we had witnessed too many severe MIs with CHF and early deaths with that approach. I applaud your willingness to take incredibly sick folks on what can be a terrifying 30 minute trip down I-5 for the most definitive care that can be offered. And you did it with the foresight and support of corporate AMR that already had long standing national MI protocols for chest pain (i.e., go to the nearest hospital for lysis in 2003). They were willing to let you test the waters and challenge the politics of bypassing closer non-interventional hospitals in the interest of patient care which soon became the paradigm change for MI treatment (the move away from thrombolysis and on to stenting). That process requires a level of EMS skill, chutzpah, cooperation and commitment unparalleled in previous medical endeavors. You were among the earliest innovators of proof of concept.”
Congratulations to all of the EMS professionals in Josephine County who are making a difference, by caring for people in need.
EMS Week Breakfast
AMR will be hosting a FREE EMS breakfast May 19th, 20th, &21st, 2015. Come on down to the ROC for good food and hot coffee! we would love to see you there!
EMS Continuing Education Webinars are here!
Hosted by AMR, we are proud to offer live, online webinars to help our rural providers meet their CE needs. Webinars will be hosted in the evenings and will offer a variety of topics. All you will need is a computer,tablet, or smartphone! Tablets and smart phones require the WebEx app. You wil also need a good internet connection and the ability to hear audio and stream video. Look for links to offered webinars on the Jocoems.com training calendar!
As a live "hosted" event webinars count hour for hour towards your CE. Record Webinars will also be uploaded for review, however will only count as hours you can recieve from online sources.
Google Calendar added as the new calendar for training and events!
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