Measure and improve is a Resuscitation Academy mantra. We believe EMS systems can significantly improve survival from Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA). Before starting any resuscitation performance improvement initiative, measure your system’s current capabilities using our 5-Step assessment.
- a Charles County EMS employee
Your role in the community may determine how you choose to conduct this assessment. Use the following as a guide, but feel free to take whatever approach will drive the most accurate results based on your organization’s needs.
No single individual can implement improvements to cardiac arrest protocols in a community. However, you can use the results of this assessment as a data-driven conversation starter to open the door to discussion and coordination of resources to help drive real change. Suggested for: EMS Chiefs, Medical Directors, Quality Improvement Managers
Bring together your team to discuss each of the 30 questions. This allows the group to deliberate each question and include multiple points of view before reaching a consensus.
Personnel to include: EMS Chief, Medical Director, Quality Improvement Manager, Cardiac Arrest Registry Coordinator, EMS Training Officer, Dispatch Director(s) for Primary and Secondary PSAPs, official responsible for Law Enforcement CPR and AED training/response, person responsible for community CPR training, person responsible for applications such as PulsePoint
Assign the assessment to battalions to complete individually, then compare the results to gauge consistency of each team’s knowledge and approach system-wide. Interested in benchmarking? Learn more.
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