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M. Meske

Providing Dispatchers "The Rest of the Story"

S. L. Stigler, M. Meske, M. Schultz

Sep 12, 2017|AEDR 2017 Vol. 5 Issue 2|Poster Abstracts, Research Posters

Historically, emergency medical dispatchers (EMDs) do not normally have the opportunity to learn about the outcomes of the patients who they have impacted. More often than not, ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) cases are urgently transported and triaged within the hospital system, and dispatchers are not afforded the opportunity to learn "the rest of the story" about the patient's outcomes. This leaves the EMDs wondering about the patient, not only from a survival standpoint, but also as to whether or not their pre-arrival instructions (PAIs) made an impact on the patient's condition...

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