Host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic, returns with another EMS 10 innovator awardee this month with paramedic and EMS research evangelist Mary Meyers. Mary is a paramedic and QA/QI Research Specialist for Centura Prehospital Care in Denver, Colorado. She has been recognized for her innovative program to change the way we handle and gather information about our patient care .
In order for emergency medical services to continue to improve and advance our standards of practice, providers and medical directors need to start tracking more than just vehicle response times and cardiac arrest survival rates. EMS systems must begin tracking patient outcomes throughout their care and work to determine what aspects of the prehospital care impacts length of hospital stay and long term patient outcomes. Mary’s work as an evangelist for her EMS system and surrounding systems has changed the way they look at tracking patient care and EMS statistics.
The EMS 10 Awards, sponsored by JEMS magazine (JEMS.com) and Physio-Control awards the unsung heroes in emergency medical services systems throughout the country. Recognizing those who have developed new ways to improve patient care, response, and systems, the EMS 10 award winners are nominated by their colleagues and peers and then a committee of industry leaders reviews the nominations and chooses the 10 most deserving innovators.
The Innovations in Patient Care podcast is hosted by Jamie Davis, RN, NREMTP, BA, AAS aka “the Podmedic.” The programs are produced by MedicCast Productions, LLC under a sponsorship agreement with Physio-Control, Inc. More programs covering medical and health topics can be found on the ProMed Network (ProMedNetwork.com) where there are over 45 programs like this one covering all areas of health care.