Presentation on theme: "The Power of the Glove: Rural EKG Transmission A Pilot Study among E.M.S. Providers to Expedite Rural Heart Attack Care One Year Later….. Angela Powell,"— Presentation transcript:
The Power of the Glove: Rural EKG Transmission A Pilot Study among E.M.S. Providers to Expedite Rural Heart Attack Care One Year Later….. Angela Powell, RN, MSN
About Us… “… to advance rural health through education, innovation, and collaboration."
Protecting Participants Identified Risk Delay in treatment due to technology failures Per medical direction EMS providers are instructed “do not interrupt life-saving interventions and /or ever delay transport in order to obtain or transmit an EKG” Extensive training and support of EMS staff including real time feedback and technology support. Patient anxiety related to new process Patient education regarding the integration of the Emergency Department physician IRB
Training Multiple Sessions Hands-on approach Physioglove Technology Identification of STEMI Chest Pain and EKG Transmission Protocols Interactive skills assessment Pocket guides sent with participants
Protocol Chest Pain/Suspected Acute Coronary Syndrome Protocol NOTE: This protocol applies to any patient complaining of chest discomfort, jaw pain, left arm pain, nausea, shortness of breath, dizziness or sweating.
Equipment Overview Physioglove by Commwell Toughbook PC Wireless Booster Antenna
Next Steps…. Continuous Quality Improvement Data Collection Process Improvement Outcomes Reporting IRB HRSA (OAT) Indiana EMS Commission Share Findings
BLS EKG Implementation- Tips Engage all STEMI team members in project development and implementation Provide ongoing provider education for all appropriate aspects of cardiac care Manage expectations related to transmission limitations – clearly outline plan for transmission failure within protocols Check server and all transmission equipment daily Implement Continuous Quality Improvement Process
Special Thanks and Recognition Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)- Office for the Advancement of Telehealth (OAT) Indiana Department of Homeland Security- E.M.S. Commission American Heart Association: Mission Lifeline Indiana University School of Medicine All Project Stakeholders