Communication—or more accurately, miscommunication—is killing more patients per year than breast cancer, car crashes, gun violence and the opioid epidemic combined.
Communication is the most important tool we have in healthcare. With all the advancements over the years, why are we still faxing, paging and using handheld radios and phones? When was the last time you paged a buddy or emergently faxed a grocery list? Yet we use these pieces of archaic technology when time matters.
During a time-critical emergency, we need to address this problem at a systems level. The best care for a patient happens when hospitals and EMS are no longer in silos. Building a regional system of care starts with communication.
Join Dr. E. Stein Bronsky, medical director for the Colorado Springs Fire Department and AMR in El Paso County, and Dr. James Woodson, emergency physician and founder of Pulsara, as they explore the steps the Colorado Springs teams took to improve communication in their community.
During this webinar, you will:
- Hear the presenters discuss current communication issues facing EMS and best practices for tackling them
- Learn how Dr. Bronsky brought together competing hospital systems, local fire services and private EMS in Colorado Springs and El Paso County, Colorado to evaluate and redefine their protocols, their systems and how they communicate with each other
- Discover the specific areas in which Colorado Springs has seen dramatic improvements in patient care
- Learn best practices for enlisting your people to create effective systems of care across multiple providers, especially in time-sensitive emergencies
- Review technology available to streamline communication systems to reduce medical errors due to miscommunication
Who should attend:
- EMS medical directors
- EMS chiefs, managers and supervisors
- EMS educators and QI/QA managers
- EMTs and paramedics
- Hospital and healthcare leaders
Sponsored by Pulsara
Pulsara is a digital healthcare corporation that focuses on using mobile technology to enhance treatment time outcomes by improving communication and care coordination through the entire healthcare system. Pulsara’s mobile application packages for stroke, STEMI, and general patients improve communications between the teams caring for those critical patients, leading to faster treatment. Every clinician—from paramedics to emergency department staff to neurology and cardiology teams—is on the same page with a simple tap. For more information, visit www.pulsara.com.
E. Stein Bronsky, MD, is medical director for the Colorado Springs (CO) Fire Department and American Medical Response (AMR) Ambulance Service, El Paso County, CO. He also works as an emergency physician at Centura Health. Dr. Bronsky began his career as an EMT in 1991 and later practiced for several years as a paramedic before attending medical school at Vanderbilt University. He completed his emergency medicine residency and EMS fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).
Dr. James T. Woodson is a board-certified emergency physician whose passion is to serve. He is founder of Pulsara and the Alpine Compassion Clinic, which provides free preventative care to those in need in the East Texas Community. After completing his emergency medicine specialty training at Carolinas Medical Center, Dr. Woodson joined Leading Edge Medical Associates (LEMA), providing patient care at the Good Shepherd Health System in the Longview, Texas area. He earned his medical degree at the University of Oklahoma and completed his undergraduate studies at Loyola University of Chicago.