The most progressive EMS systems are those willing to take an unflinching look at areas where improvements can be made. When Advanced Medical Transport (AMT), located in central Illinois, examined cohort data and outcomes results related to out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in its service area, the reality was less than desirable.
Headquartered in Peoria, Illinois, Advanced Medical Transport covers communities across northern Illinois and eastern Iowa, and responds to 60,000 calls for service per year. While the agency prided itself on staying current with evidence-based practice surrounding OHCA, few comprehensive metrics were available prior to 2014 to back that up.
AMT leadership made an organizational decision to begin with a fresh team of eyes on everything supported by the data being accumulated in the National CARES database. A new initiative was born from the ground up, and supported from the top down. Read about AMT's Race to the Top initiative in this exclusive e-book brought to you by EMS World and ZOLL Medical.