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EMS Report. Kay Vonderschmidt, MPA, MS-EM, NREMT-P. EMS Refresher Education EMS Research & Surveys Train the Trainer Report. EMS Education. Refresher Education - Keep medics engaged! - 6 months after starting enrollment - Remember only about 20% of medics will actually enroll a patient

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EMS Report

Kay Vonderschmidt, MPA, MS-EM, NREMT-P

ems education
EMS Education

Refresher Education - Keep medics engaged!

- 6 months after starting enrollment

- Remember only about 20% of medics will actually enroll a patient


  • Powerpoint
  • Video
  • Skills
  • FAQ’s (video & online)

San Francisco

Fire Dept

ppt skills
PPT & Skills
  • ppt on NETT site – Dr. Bledsoe
  • Skills – Dr. Humphries

Cincinnati Fire Dept

Green Township Fire Dept

Blue Ash Fire Dept

  • Auto-injector DVD
    • Streaming on NETT/UC site
  • Refresher Video
  • FAQ Video

Independence Fire

Protection District

Florence Fire-EMS

Forest Park Fire Dept

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Refresher Video

List of Video’s:

Adult Assessment/Enrollment

Pediatric Assessment/Enrollment

Pedi IO


Too Small

Glendale Fire Dept

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FAQ Video

Baltimore Fire Dept

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EMS Research

EMS Research Agenda

- EMS Centers of Excellence

- NETT has built 17 centers

- EMS Research Regulations

- EMS committee (regional)

- EMS State Board

- Public Health Board

Wauwatosa Fire Dept

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EMS Research

Several cities also needed to review (legally) the research project before allowing their city employees (paramedics) to assist with this research study as part of a risk management review.

North Shore Fire Dept

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EMS Research

In 2009 the National Emergency Care Enterprise: Advancing Care Through Collaboration: Workshop Summary was released and it included a panel discussion on ways to enhance Emergency Care Research.

1. Engage multiple providers (non-medical and medical)

2. Create data linkages and informatics

3. Identify regulatory barriers

4. Build a strong research system that is ongoing

5. Focus on how research outcomes affect the patient

York (Wellspan Hospital)

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EMS Survey #1
  • Survey #1 – 100 % compliance
    • Hub PI
    • EMS Coordinator
    • EMS Dept approval – open communications
    • Contact information




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EMS Survey #1
  • EMS Dept demographics
    • Type of service
    • Type of ALS vehicles
    • # of ALS vehicles
    • # of Paramedics


ems survey 2
EMS Survey #2
  • Voluntary survey by EMS administrators during the Train the Trainer education (IRB approved project)
  • 45% compliance

Hennepin County

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EMS Survey #2
  • Setting – 60% urban and 26.7% mixed
  • Population ranged between over 15,000 to above 2 mil

Clackamas County

Fire District #1

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EMS Survey #2
  • Run Volume

Detroit Fire Dept

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EMS Survey #2
  • Type of EMS system – 66.7% are fire based, 13.3 % are a third service
  • Prior Research participation – 73.3 % yes & 26.7% no
  • Number of years in research – 33.3% at 1 – 2 years

46.7% at over 5 years & 20% have never been involved in research

  • Prior classes on research –33.3% yes & 66.7% no

New York Presbyterian EMS

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EMS Survey #2

2 EMS departments required Human Subjects Protection training for EMS providers prior to the RAMPART study yet 66.7% of departments reported having collaborated with a local university to enroll EMS patients into research projects.


County Fire Dept

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EMS Survey #2
  • The barriers listed for EMS providers included: interest in the subject, manpower, consistent training, continuity of understanding by personnel, cost of training, and logistics of implementation.
  • Also funding for training and internal departmental research personnel were cited several times.

Grady Health System

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EMS Survey #2

Barriers for EMS administration included buy in from each level – chief to provider, funding for an internal research person, staffing, and education, increased workload with many studies.

West Allis Fire Dept

Greenfield Fire Dept

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Train the Trainer

17 Hubs (several with 2 distant sites)

17 completed with 12 enrolling

(Henry Ford & Wayne State combined for the TTT)

1 left to train

Narberth Ambulance

Life Lion EMS

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Train the Trainer

Demographics of our EMS Depts:

Total Yearly Run Volume – 1,465,208

# of Paramedics Trained - 4,314

Total # of Departments - 35

Palo Alto Fire Dept

1st patient enrolled

South San Francisco Fire Dept

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Train the Trainer
  • Depts varied logistically:
    • most use hospital pharmacies, several use station distribution
    • most are ALS ambulances, several are ALS engine companies or tiered response vehicles
    • most have placed the study box in the “first-in” bag but several have state requirements that specify a “locked” cabinet in the ambulance

San Mateo Fire Dept

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Train the Trainer
  • 15 flights
    • No baggage lost
    • No missed flights
    • 28 bags of peanuts
    • 4 cookies
  • 2 drive (Lexington and Henry Ford)
    • I-75 ended before my GPS did in Detroit

Redwood City Fire Dept

other good things our ems departments participate in
Other good things our EMS departments participate in….
  • CPR Training
  • CERT
  • FEMA/USAR teams
  • Fill the boot
  • Blood Drives
  • Breast Cancer Awareness
  • Firefighter Combat Challenge

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