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Training for EMS Providers

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Training for EMS Providers

  1. 1. Emergency Health Information System for Children With Special Health Care Needs
  2. 2. Purpose of Project To develop a standardized means of providing key emergency health information to pre-hospital providers responding to a call on a CSHCN in order to improve their care of these children .
  3. 3. Partners Utah Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC)* Bureau of EMS Center for Children with Special Health Care Needs Family Voices Life Flight* Medical Home Project Primary Children’s Medical Center Primary Children’s Foundation* Utah School Nurses * Fiscal sponsor of project
  4. 4. System Components <ul><li>Sticker / Magnet Alert System for EMS </li></ul><ul><li>Emergency Health Information Sheet & Tube to House Sheet </li></ul><ul><li>On-line completion and updating of Emergency Health Information Sheet for parents on EMSC’s website www.health. utah . gov / ems / emsc </li></ul><ul><li>EMS Provider Education </li></ul><ul><li>Parent Education </li></ul><ul><li>Healthcare Provider Education </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion of program by School RNs so that a copy of the sheet will be kept at the child’s school </li></ul>
  5. 5. Who is eligible for this program? <ul><li>Medical conditions that qualify a child for this program are: </li></ul><ul><li>Frequent seizures </li></ul><ul><li>Tracheostomy </li></ul><ul><li>Ventilator dependency- /CPAP/BIPAP </li></ul><ul><li>Congenital Heart Disease </li></ul><ul><li>Complex respiratory and cardiology needs </li></ul><ul><li>Neurologically compromised and requires suctioning for airway patency </li></ul><ul><li>Severe asthma with past admittance to ICU </li></ul><ul><li>Brittle Diabetics </li></ul>
  6. 6. EMS Provider Education <ul><li>What’s On the Emergency Health Information Sheet? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First Page: Most crucial information for EMS Providers. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. EMS Provider Education <ul><li>Key Information to Look For: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Name, birth date, primary language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Usual reason for calling EMS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diagnoses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Procedures to avoid </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allergies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Baseline PE and vitals (weight, height, O2 Saturation) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Equipment and sizes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Best location for IV and blood draw </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medications and dosages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Common presenting problems </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. EMS Provider Education <ul><ul><li>What’s On the Emergency Health Information Sheet? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Second Page : Additional health information that may be helpful for EMS Providers. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. EMS Provider Education <ul><ul><li>What’s On the Emergency Health Information Sheet? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Third Page: Contact information for the child’s caregivers and physicians . </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. EMS Provider Education <ul><li>When was the Emergency Health Information Sheet completed for a child? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Each page of the form is stamped on the bottom with the date it was last updated. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parents are being asked to update the form EVERY time a medical change occurs for their child. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As EMS Providers, it is CRUCIAL that you ask any caregiver on scene if the information on the form is up to date. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. EMS Provider Education How can I have families in my area with children that meet the program criteria enroll in the program? <ul><ul><ul><li>www.health.utah.gov/ems/emsc </li></ul></ul></ul>Once the form is completed, EMSC will mail out the alert sticker, magnet, and tube to the child’s caregiver
  12. 12. Program Contact Information <ul><li>Kristin Lauria Gurley MS, MPH, EMSC Program Manager [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Susan Henning RN, EMSC Pediatric RN, [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Website Address for form: www.health.utah.gov/ems/emsc </li></ul>