Implementation of an EMS Expanded Scope Project for Injury Prevention û ôWelcome to the World.ö

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162634
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Presentation
Title:
Implementation of an EMS Expanded Scope Project for Injury Prevention û ôWelcome to the World.ö
Abstract:
Implementation of an EMS Expanded Scope Project for Injury Prevention û ôWelcome to the World.ö
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:1999
Author:Barbara, , Overby
Contact Address:University of North Carolina Hospital - Department of Emergency Medicine, CB #7594, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599
Contact Telephone:USA
Co-Authors:Greg Mears, Linda Christianson
Clinical Topic: The intent of the project was to develop and launch an expanded scope paramedic project aimed at injury prevention, without increasing staff or compromising the ability to respond to emergency calls. The National Highway Traffic Safety AdministrationÆs EMS Agenda for the Future outlines as one of its priority objectives the need to participate in community-based prevention efforts. To address this need locally, parents of newborns were visited by on-duty paramedics who performed a home safety survey, provided verbal and written safety information, and distributed basic safety equipment.

Implementation: Planning and implementation for this new program included: (1) redesign the EMS system to better utilize existing paramedic resources, (2) analyze the redesigned EMS system to quantify the resulting increase in available paramedic resources, (3) search existing resources to avoid duplication of programs, (4) obtain administrative and community service agenciesÆ support, (5) obtain funding and purchase necessary equipment, (6) design data collection tools, (7) educate paramedics, (8) publicize, (9) implement the actual program, and (10) adjust the program based on feedback of the paramedics, community service agencies, and customer feedback.

Outcomes: Thus far, staffing requirements have remained constant. Paramedics have provided this injury prevention home service without compromising emergency response. The program has been well received by both the paramedics and the parents of the newborns. An unexpected benefit of this program has been enhanced relationships and the overwhelming support of community service agencies. Several quality assurance surveys are underway to obtain feedback about the program.

Recommendations: Recommendations for implementing a similar program include: (1) assess current EMS system and resources, (2) build relationships with community service agencies early in the development phase, (3) identify and address the multi-cultural aspects of the community, (4) develop firm lines of communication with other community service organizations, and (5) establish early publicity. [Clinical Poster Presentation]
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Emergency Nurses Association

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleImplementation of an EMS Expanded Scope Project for Injury Prevention û ôWelcome to the World.öen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162634-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Implementation of an EMS Expanded Scope Project for Injury Prevention &ucirc; &ocirc;Welcome to the World.&ouml;</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Emergency Nurses Association</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">1999</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Barbara, , Overby</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">University of North Carolina Hospital - Department of Emergency Medicine, CB #7594, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Greg Mears, Linda Christianson</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Clinical Topic: The intent of the project was to develop and launch an expanded scope paramedic project aimed at injury prevention, without increasing staff or compromising the ability to respond to emergency calls. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration&AElig;s EMS Agenda for the Future outlines as one of its priority objectives the need to participate in community-based prevention efforts. To address this need locally, parents of newborns were visited by on-duty paramedics who performed a home safety survey, provided verbal and written safety information, and distributed basic safety equipment.<br/><br/>Implementation: Planning and implementation for this new program included: (1) redesign the EMS system to better utilize existing paramedic resources, (2) analyze the redesigned EMS system to quantify the resulting increase in available paramedic resources, (3) search existing resources to avoid duplication of programs, (4) obtain administrative and community service agencies&AElig; support, (5) obtain funding and purchase necessary equipment, (6) design data collection tools, (7) educate paramedics, (8) publicize, (9) implement the actual program, and (10) adjust the program based on feedback of the paramedics, community service agencies, and customer feedback.<br/><br/>Outcomes: Thus far, staffing requirements have remained constant. Paramedics have provided this injury prevention home service without compromising emergency response. The program has been well received by both the paramedics and the parents of the newborns. An unexpected benefit of this program has been enhanced relationships and the overwhelming support of community service agencies. Several quality assurance surveys are underway to obtain feedback about the program.<br/><br/>Recommendations: Recommendations for implementing a similar program include: (1) assess current EMS system and resources, (2) build relationships with community service agencies early in the development phase, (3) identify and address the multi-cultural aspects of the community, (4) develop firm lines of communication with other community service organizations, and (5) establish early publicity. [Clinical Poster Presentation]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:31:31Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:31:31Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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