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Monitoring Potential COVID-19 Cases Using the EIDS Tool

Christopher Olola, PhD, Greg Scott, MBA, EMD-QI, Matthew Miko, JD

Apr 20, 2022|Research Posters

The speedy spread of the global outbreak of COVID-19 called for rapid deployment of tools to monitor its trends. In January 2020, the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch® (IAED) released an official statement about the novel coronavirus with specific guidelines for our Medical Priority Dispatch System (MPDS)-user agencies to use the Emerging Infectious Disease Surveillance (EIDS) Tool for Sick Person (Protocol 26), Breathing Problems (Protocol 6), and other Chief Complaints where the caller offers information leading the emergency medical dispatcher (EMD) to suspect a respiratory-type illness.

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“For Us, It’s the Only Way:” Characteristics of ACE Achievement and Barriers to Success

Kim Rigden, Isabel Gardett, PhD, Audrey Fraizer, Edward Trefts, MFA

Jun 22, 2021|AEDR 2021 Vol. 9 Issue 1|Original Research

Relatively few dispatch agencies using the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch protocol systems have achieved Accredited Center of Excellence (ACE) status. Despite ACE being the gold standard for implementation of these systems, no research exists about either barrier to ACE achievement or drivers of ACE success. s: The objectives of this study were to describe the barriers to achieving ACE and to identify characteristics that indicate success with respect to...

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