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Early Activation of Acute Myocardial Infarction Team Reduces Time Between Emergency Department Arrival and Start of Angioplasty Procedure 7/2/2014
The University of Michigan Health System redesigned the process for activating its acute myocardial infarction team, with an emphasis on the earliest possible electrocardiogram administration and team activation, ideally while the patient is en route to the hospital.
Statewide Initiative Focuses on Early Diagnosis, Care Team Activation, and Patient Transfer, Leading to More Timely Treatment for Heart Attack Patients 6/4/2014
A statewide program in North Carolina promotes early initiation of evidence-based heart attack treatment through collaboration with trained paramedics and partnerships between and within hospitals, leading to earlier initiation of therapy and faster transfer of patients.
Data-Driven System Helps Emergency Medical Services Identify Frequent Callers and Connect Them to Community Services, Reducing Transports and Costs 6/4/2014
An emergency medical services system uses a data-driven program to identify frequent 911 callers and facilitate access to community-based medical, social service, and other interventions to address their underlying needs, leading to significant reductions in emergency transports and associated costs.
Policy Statewide Ban on Ambulance Diversions Reduces Ambulance Turnaround Time and Emergency Department Length of Stay for Patients Admitted to the Hospital 6/4/2014
Massachusetts banned ambulance diversions and helped hospitals respond to the ban by improving patient flow, leading to reductions in emergency department length of stay for admitted patients, shorter turnaround times for ambulances, and strong support from emergency department leaders who believe the ban has yielded multiple benefits.
Trained Paramedics Provide Ongoing Support to Frequent 911 Callers, Reducing Use of Ambulance and Emergency Department Services 6/3/2014
An emergency medical system provider uses advance practice paramedics to provide in-home and telephone-based support to patients who frequently call 911, reducing the use of ambulance and emergency department services.
QualityTools
Prehospital Medical Information System 6/4/2014
The Prehospital Medical Information System (PreMIS) is a State-mandated, Internet-based emergency medical services (EMS) information system that collects data on each EMS call report made within Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and West Virginia.
Mission: Lifeline Tools and Resources 8/28/2013
This Web site provides hospitals and health systems tools and resources to improve their systems of care when responding to a patient with STEMI or out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

Community Paramedic Evaluation Tool 5/22/2013
The Community Paramedic Evaluation Tool is a self-assessment tool to be used by communities that wish to assess the current status of their paramedicine program.
Detoxification Center Evaluation Checklist 3/13/2013
The Detoxification Center Evaluation checklist can be used to evaluate intoxicated individuals to determine if they need to go to the emergency department or can safely be transported directly to a county detoxification facility.
Psychological First Aid: Field Operations Guide, 2nd Edition 12/19/2012
This guide is an evidence-informed modular approach for assisting people in the immediate aftermath of disaster and terrorism, to reduce initial distress and to foster short- and long-term adaptive functioning.

Last updated: July 16, 2014.