Elmhurst Hospital EMS June "Run of the Month" to Bensenville, Elmhurst first responders

October 06, 2017
EMS

Elmhurst Hospital’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has awarded its “Run of the Month” for June 2017 to the Bensenville Fire Protection District, Bensenville Police Department and Elmhurst Fire Department.

Fire and police personnel were recognized for their care of a patient who was in cardiac arrest outside the Jewel-Osco, 1127 S. York Rd. in Bensenville. Bensenville Police officers, who arrived first, performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and shocked him twice with their automated external defibrillator (AED). Upon their arrival, paramedics continued CPR and performed a third shock with the AED, after which the patient became responsive.

The paramedics provided additional treatment in the ambulance while on the way to Elmhurst Hospital’s Emergency Department. The patient was admitted to Elmhurst Hospital and released ten days later.

In the “Run of the Month” program, Elmhurst Hospital’s EMS Team reviews ambulance runs by pre-hospital providers and selects one to be recognized based on the following criteria:

  • Excellent communication from the field that resulted in the timely delivery of pertinent clinical information to the Elmhurst Hospital Emergency Department staff
  • Clear and thorough documentation
  • Superior clinical assessment skills that resulted in accurate recognition of a clinical situation
  • Behavior exceeding the call of duty in the field
  • Superior partnership and teamwork with Elmhurst Hospital