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Identification and Vetting of Ground Ambulance Providers to Support Air Medical Operations at STAT MedEvac

Adams, Peter W (2021) Identification and Vetting of Ground Ambulance Providers to Support Air Medical Operations at STAT MedEvac. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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Timely medical transportation at an appropriate level of care is essential to achieve positive health outcomes in critical medical situations. Critical care transport programs, such as STAT MedEvac (STAT), often provide the highest level of care and the fastest mode of transport when patients need it most. Issues arise, however, when weather and other operational challenges make it unsafe or impractical to operate an air ambulance. STAT addresses this challenge by collaborating with ground ambulance agencies local to their air medical bases. The ground ambulance agency provides an ambulance and driver while STAT provides the medical crew and most of the required medical equipment to facilitate ground critical care transports. Although STAT currently vets ground ambulance agencies prior to utilizing them, this vetting process is limited and there have been potentially preventable operational and safety events. Additionally, STAT’s Communications Specialists frequently experience challenges in rapidly identifying an appropriate and available ground ambulance for these transports. This essay discusses the current state of STAT MedEvac’s Ground Partner Program, the development of a comprehensive vetting program, and the utilization of information gathered during the vetting process to streamline ground ambulance dispatching. This project is of public health importance because air and ground critical care services improve patient outcomes and facilitate rapid access to regionalized specialty care that is often unavailable locally.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Adams, Peter Wpwa3@pitt.edupwa30000-0003-3267-4977
Contributors:
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairJin, Bonniebjin@pitt.edubjinUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberGuyette, Francisfxg2@pitt.edufxg2UNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberHouser, Jameshouserjr2@upmc.eduUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date: 14 April 2021
Date Type: Submission
Number of Pages: 36
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Health Policy & Management
Degree: MHA - Master of Health Administration
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Date Deposited: 10 May 2021 20:28
Last Modified: 10 May 2021 20:28
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/40756

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