Mission:Lifeline EMS Award Process and Agency Benefits Shannon Lankford, B.S., NREMT-P Williamson Medical Center EMS Training Officer Presenter Disclosure Information: No relevant financial relationships exist. Objectives • To share the process WMC EMS completed to obtain the award data • To educate on the data that had to be included in the award application • To share how the award benefitted our organization The Award Process • Our Silver Award = Our 2014 Data • Minimum of 8 STEMI patients in the 2014 calendar year • Award = 75% compliance for each required achievement measure Achievement Measures • Percentage of patients with non-traumatic chest pain ≥ 35 years, treated and transported by EMS who received a pre-hospital 12lead electrocardiogram. • Percentage of STEMI patients treated and transported directly to a STEMI receiving center, with pre-hospital first medical contact to device time ≤ 90 minutes. 2014 Measures • Measure # 1: 583 non-traumatic chest pain patients, ≥ 35 years of age, and transported, 572 of those patients received 12-Lead ECG 98.1% • Measure # 2: 16 patients had STEMI noted on pre-hospital ECG, and transported to a STEMI Receiving Center AND had Primary PCI performed **With exclusions applied, 75% of those patients had a first medical contact device time in 90 minutes or less. Minimum of 75% compliance for each required measure = Silver Award So how hard was this?! •NOT this hard! Not Hard, Just Takes a Minute…. EMS Training Officer Mike Betzold surveyed 584 run reports from 2014. *Chief Complaint: Chest Pain The application itself was very succinct, and easy to enter. What did we get out of this?! “Confirmation that what we were doing was not only meeting, but exceeding, expectations “ Chris Fielder, Operations Manager In 2012, we initiated protocols mandating that all patients with a chief complaint of chest pain or altered level of consciousness receive a 12 lead ECG. This award showed us that the data supported our decision. “ We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. ” Will Durant Questions?