Fire EMS Filing System

Author: James Augustine, MD

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1. ORGANIZATION

   
         
    DIVERSION ISSUES February 2013  
    RESPONDING TO HOSPITAL CAMPUSES May 2012  
    RESPONDING TO OVERLOAD SITUATIONS December 2010  
    WHAT DEMAND MGT SYSTEMS IN PLACE    
    DEGREE OF EMS FIRE MERGERS July 2010  
    APPLICATION OF NFPA 1710, November 2009  
    IS UNIT HOUR UTILIZATION USED December 2012  
    WHAT PUBLIC HEALTH TIES ARE IN PLACE June 2011  
    ARE “GO TEAMS” IN PLACE June 2011  
    EXTRICATING FROM NEW GENERATION CARS November 2011  
    CONSENT AND RELEASE FORMS February 2011  
    SEEKING CMS INNOVATION GRANTS November 2011  
    MEDICAID DENIAL MGT March 2011  
    MCR PAY RAND SURVEY February 2012  
    DNR AND POLST December 2011  
    DEALING WITH DEAD BODIES February 2013  
    USE OF GRIEF BROCHURES July 2010  
    ORGAN TRANSPLANT PROTOCOLS February 2012  
         
   

2. PERSONNEL AND TRAINING

   
         
    WHEN ARE DRUG SCREENS USED June 2009  
    WHAT ARE SHIFT HOURS March 2011  
    USE OF NATL REGISTRY IN THE STATE October 2012  
    HOW ARE ADVANCED PERSONNEL USED January 2013  
    CITY POPULATION AND RATIO OF PARAMEDICS September 2012  
    CREW COMPOSITION April, November 2009, January 2012  
    ADVANTAGE OF ALS April 2009  
    STAFFING MODELS March 2011  
    SUPERVISOR RATIOS May 2011  
         
   

3. FIRE RESCUE AND INCIDENTS

   
         
   

4. MEDICAL CARE

   
         
   

4.1. Medical Direction

   
         
    USE OF MD EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS June 2009  
    MD PAY September 2009  
    HOW IS FIRE DEPT MEDICAL DIRECTION PROVIDED October 2010  
    HOW IS MALPRACTICE COVERED January 2010  
    NUMBER OF CQI PERSONNEL May 2012  
         
   

4.2. Medical Care Clinical Issues

   
         
    DO YOU DO ANIMAL RESUSC January 2012  
    WHAT IS MANDATED AS FIRST IN EQUIPMENT June 2012  
    WHAT TRIAGE SYSTEM USED May 2012  
    ARE SEIZURE PTS ALLOWED TO REFUSE TRANSPORT

November 2012

 
    ARE STROKE CENTERS USED December 2009  
    GOING BEYOND ACLS June 2012  
    RECOGNIZING CREWS FOR RESUSC February 2013  
    LVAD PROGRAMS March 2011  
    RATES OF ARRESTS May 2010  
    AUTOMATIC REPORTING TO MEDICAL DIRECTOR April 2010  
    USE OF HYPOTHERMIA March, April 2011  
    ITD USE November 2009  
    USE OF COMPRESSION ONLY CPR October 2009  
    EPI USE IN CPR September 2012  
    HOW ARE CPR CASES PRESUMED CARDIAC ORIGIN January 2013  
    STRAIGHT TO CATH LAB PROGRAMS April 2012  
    CHF MANAGEMENT October 2010, August 2011, March 2013  
    SHOCK MGT WITH FLUID RESUSC July 2010  
    TRANSPORTING TRAUMA TO NONTRAUMA HOSPITALS May 2012  
    IS PERMISSIVE HYPOTENSION USED February 2013  
    TRAUMA ARREST MGT January 2013  
    IS TRANEXEMIC ACID USED September 2012  
    TASERS AND BARBS October 2009, May 2012  
    TOURNIQUET USE July 2009  
    BARIATRIC TRANSPORT CAPABILITY January 2010  
    BEDBUG PROGRAMS April 2012  
    ARE TB TESTING PROGRAMS IN PLACE January 2013  
    FLU IMPACT January 2013  
    DO PARAMEDICS GIVE VACCINES July 2010  
    BLOOD ADMINISTRATION February 2010  
    CPR AND INTEGRILIN April 2012  
    USE OF BIRTHING CENTERS December 2012  
    USE OF CAR SEATS FOR TRANSPORT January 2011  
    DOES PEDS BYSTANDER CPR SPECIFY VENTILATION May 2010  
    HOW ARE PSYCH PATIENTS TRANSPORTED January 2013  
    INEBRIATE PROGRAMS November 2011  
    SOBRIETY CENTERS November 2011  
    USE OF CO MONITORS August 2010  
    CYANOKITS October 2011  
    USE OF COMPOUNDING PHARMACIES July 2012  
    DRUG SHORTAGE MGT March 2011  
    AND MULTIPLE SINCE USE OF FENTANYL September 2011  
    WHAT SEDATIVES ARE IN USE February 2012  
    USE OF PARALYTICS March 2009  
         
   

4.3. Prehospital Procedures

   
         
    NUMBER OF INTUBATIONS December 2008  
    CATHETERS KINKING WITH CRICS December 2011  
    HOW DO FIRST RESPONDERS VENTILATE December 2010  
    AIRWAY FIRST CPR November 2010  
    HOW ARE AIRWAY SKILLS TRAINED November 2012  
    IS REVERSE INTUBATION AN OPTION February 2012  
    USE OF DIGITAL THERMOMETERS October 2010  
    IS GLUCAGON USED February 2012  
    IS RACEMIC EPI IN PROTOCOL February 2012  
    USE OF INTRANASAL MEDS February 2011  
    USE OF KETAMINE February 2013  
    LASIX FOR CHF October 2010  
    ACE INHIBITORS March 2013  
    USE OF IMMOBILIZATION EQUIP March 2010  
    IMMOBILIZING PENETRATING TRAUMA February 2010  
    USE OF SELECTIVE IMMOBILIZATION September 2012  
         
   

5. SYSTEMS AND ORGANIZATIONS

   
         
    EMS WHERE ARE STATE EMS PROTOCOLS IN PLACE December 2009  
         
   

6. TECHNOLOGY

   
         
    CELL PHONE LOCATION TRACING March 2011  
    USE OF REGIONAL 911 CTRS January 2010  
    USE OF PREALERTS April 2012  
    YELLOW DOT PROGRAMS March 2012  
    DO POLICE RESPOND ON EMS CALLS July 2010  
    WHAT I.T. SYSTEM IS USED August 2010  
    HOW IS CARE REPORT DELIVERED TO HOSPITAL August 2011  
         
   

7. RESPONSE/TRANSPORT/HOSPITAL

   
         
    ALTERNATE TRANSPORT PROGRAMS February 2010  
    FREQUENT FLYER MGT June 2012, January 2009, November 2011  
    WHEN ARE TRANSPORTS MANDATORY December 2009  
    WHAT IS TRANSPORT RATE February 2011  
    PRISONER TRANSPORT POLICY July 2012  
    USE OF HOSPITAL OF CHOICE POLICIES January 2013  
    TRANSPORT TO FREESTANDING ED January 2012  
    WHAT % OF DISPATCHES ARE RLS February 2013  
    RESPONSE TO OMEGA CALLS March 2009  
         
   

8. EQUIPMENT

   
         
    USE OF DOPPLER DEVICES August 2012  
    WHAT DEFIB MONITORS ARE USED November 2011  
    AED MAPPING SOFTWARE February 2012  
    ALTRUS PROGRAM January 2013  
    RECORDING DEVICES February 2013  
    CPR DEVICES June 2011, March 2013  
    CPAP SYSTEMS AND COSTS March 2010, June 2012  
    ARE VENTILATORS USED November 2010  
    WHAT ARE RESCUE AIRWAYS March 2011  
    USE OF Igels February 2013  
    HOW ARE ETCO2 SYSTEMS USED May 2011  
    ARE ETCO2 USED IN DEATH DETERMINATION March 2009  
    LACTATE MONITORS June 2012  
    KED USE November 2011  
    IO USE March 2009  
    Drug Shortage for EMS MULTIPLE    
    PUTTING FAMILY ON BOARD AIR AMBULANCE June 2012  
         
   

9. MAJOR INCIDENT MANAGEMENT

   
         
    Large Event EMS PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS March 2012