Elmhurst Hospital’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has awarded its “Run of the Month” for March-April 2022 to the Elmhurst Fire Department and Elmhurst Police Department.
On April 19, Elmhurst Fire Department Medic One was dispatched to a residence for an unknown problem. An adult male, about 50 years old, told the crew nobody had called from that location, but one of the crew members said the call had been traced to that address.
The crew noticed a 50-year-old female in the back of the living room who appeared to be in distress and was pointing to her face, which had stitches from a medical procedure. The patient asked for medication and was told by a crew member they could give her some in the ambulance. During an assessment in the ambulance, the crew noticed bruising on the patient’s arms and neck. The patient reported her husband had pushed, choked and grabbed her.
Meanwhile, another crew member made a request that law enforcement be sent. The Elmhurst Police Department was dispatched to the residence where the patient’s husband was later placed under arrest.
The patient was discharged from the Elmhurst Hospital Emergency Department (ED) following treatment.
This run was selected because of behavior exceeding the call of duty in the field by the crew.
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