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PSAP pre arrival cards developed by state EMS board

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 8:02 AM | PAAW Administrator (Administrator)

EMS Live Podcast

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This  EMS Live in Wisconsin podcast was recorded on Tuesday, October 25 and lasted 30 minutes.

Our guest was Josh Finke with the State of Wisconsin EMS Advisory Board subcommittee for EMS System Management.

The EMS Advisory Board recently developed a set of guidelines for local dispatch centers to use during certain high acuity calls.  These simple flow charts can make a major difference in the outcomes of patients.  This process has been used in other parts of the State with great success. 

The cards give Public Service Answering Point (PSAP) and 911 dispatchers flow charts for pre arrival instructions for on hands only CPR, choking, AED instructions and bleeding control.  If your ambulance service's dispatch center is not using pre arrival instructions the EMS Advisory Board recommends these instructions be utilized.  The three types of patients involved in these guidelines are low frequency and high acuity.  The pre arrival instructions given by dispatchers truly can be lifesaving.

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