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Statewide Survey Announced by WI EMS Office

Monday, May 23, 2016 7:03 AM | PAAW Administrator (Administrator)

Information collected will be used to identify EMS agency needs and target support and funding.

On May 20, State of Wisconsin EMS Director James Newlun announced the Wisconsin Office of Rural Health and the Wisconsin EMS Section were collaborating to perform a sweeping “snapshot” of EMS in Wisconsin by conducting a statewide survey.

The survey was developed by a national group of EMS providers and partners to assess 18 attributes of a successful ambulance service.  The data from the survey will be used by the Wisconsin Office of Rural Health and the Wisconsin EMS Section to obtain baseline information to better target support and funding.

In his email to EMS professionals Newlun wrote, "We will be transparent with survey results.  We will report state averages, regional numbers, service type results, etc., which will allow your (ambulance) service to benchmark statewide and regional results against similar service types".  The assessment will provide data to help answer some questions that would not be possible with anonymous data.

Every patient transporting EMS/EMT/First Responder provider is encouraged to complete the survey, not just the Service Director. The survey will take about 15 minutes to complete.

>> Click to start the survey.

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