Wall, NJ – October 11, 2012 --- Earlier this week managers from the clinical department at MONOC Mobile Health Services presented a research poster at the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) conference in Denver, CO, on decreasing the treatment times for certain heart attack victims.
MONOC’s research showed a statistically significant decrease in cardiac catheterization times for people that called 9-1-1 and had paramedics present that transmitted 12-lead EKGs to the hospital prior to their arrival versus people that arrived at the hospital emergency department by personal vehicle or by ambulance without paramedics.
The conference had in attendance more than 6,000 clinicians and, of the 400+ posters selected for presentation, MONOC’s was the only one submitted by an EMS agency. “In medicine, to provide the best care possible to our patients, we must rely on research as our guide," says Scott Matin, MONOC’s vice president of Clinical Services. "This is just one of many research projects conducted by our research committee that have been accepted for publication or presentation over the past 8 years.”
MONOC Mobile Health Services is a non-profit hospital cooperative consisting of 16 acute care hospitals located throughout New Jersey. Formed in 1978 MONOC’s mission is to improve health care and reduce costs. MONOC Mobile Health Services is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS) and employs over 730 employees and operates a fleet of over 100 ambulances. Together this shared services consortium acts as a health care cooperative for these acute care hospitals and over 2.8 million residents that they serve living in more than 1,800 square miles of the Garden State.
Among its numerous service lines, MONOC operates MICU Paramedic Services, Helicopter interfacility and 911 services, Mobile Critical Care Services, and Basic Life Support interfacility and 911 services. Additionally, MONOC operates a Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS) accredited education department which is the largest EMS education department in New Jersey providing continuing medical education to EMTs, Paramedics, Nurses, Police Officers, Fire Fighters and the general public. Coordinating all of MONOC’s communications is an Accredited Center of Excellence (ACE) 24/7 state of the art 9-1-1 dispatch center which handled over 161,000 requests for service in 2011.