Elmhurst Fire Department earns Elmhurst Hospital EMS "Run of the Month"

March 04, 2019
Elmhurst-EMS-Run-of-Month-July-Aug-news Elmhurst Hospital’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has awarded its “Run of the Month” for July-Aug. 2018 to the Elmhurst Fire Dept.

Medic 1, Rescue 1 and Engine 2 were recognized for their care on Aug. 26, 2018 of a 59-year-old man who was experiencing chest pain.

Upon arrival at the Elmhurst Hospital Emergency Department, the man became unresponsive. The patient was defibrillated and CPR was started, after which he became alert and was talking. He was released from the hospital five 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