Elmhurst Fire Dept. earns Elmhurst Hospital EMS Sept.-Oct. 2019 "Run of the Month"

January 31, 2020
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Elmhurst Hospital’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has awarded its “Run of the Month” for September-October 2019 to the Elmhurst Fire Dept. (EFD).
On Oct. 2, EFD Medic 2 crew members were in the Elmhurst Hospital Emergency Department (ED) finishing documentation for a previous call when the hospital was put on lockdown for a report of an active shooter in the parking lot outside the ED.
After Elmhurst Police Department officers secured the scene, Medic 2 began treatment of a 65-year-old male patient who had a gunshot wound. The crew transferred the patient to the ED for further evaluation and treatment. The patient later died from his wound.
This run was selected because of the proactive behavior to act instead of waiting for a call.
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 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 Elmhurst Hospital