Edward Hospital’s EMS (Emergency Medical Services) “Run of the Quarter” for April-June 2019 has been awarded to the Lisle-Woodridge Fire Protection District.
On June 9, Lisle-Woodridge Fire District responded to a report of a semi-truck and trailer that had rolled over on eastbound I-88 near the Highland Ave. off ramp. Crews found the heavily damaged vehicle driver-side down in a water-filled ditch. The 58-year-old driver was trapped in the wreckage with severe injuries extending from his left hip to his left foot.
Through continued education provided by Illinois Region 8 EMS and Edward Hospital’s EMS System, Lisle-Woodridge crews knew they could call upon Good Samaritan Hospital’s Level 1 Critical Care Transport Team, which was able to send a trauma doctor and orthopedic surgeon to provide care for the patient’s injuries during what was expected to be a lengthy extrication process.
During the ensuing 2+ hours, the Critical Care Transport Team treated the patient with two units of blood and multiple liters of saline, and prepared him for transport to Good Samaritan Hospital for further treatment. The patient was released about three weeks later to continue rehabilitation.
In the “Run of the Quarter” program, the Edward EMS team reviews ambulance runs by pre-hospital providers and selects one to be recognized every three months based on the following criteria:
- Excellent communication from the field that resulted in the timely delivery of pertinent clinical information to the Edward ED 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 Edward Hospital
For more information about emergency care at Edward Hospital, visit www.EEHealth.org/services/emergency.