High risk, high stakes: Caring for critical EMS patients

Learn how to utilize hospital outcome data to evaluate chemical sedation, including ketamine, benzodiazepine and anti-psychotics


EMS1 is proud to be the Premier Media Sponsor of the Pinnacle Webinar Series. Brent Myers, MD, MPH, FACEP, FAEMS; and Remle Crowe, PhD, NREMT, present “High Risk, High Stakes: Utilization of Hospital Outcome Data to Evaluate Care for Critical EMS Patients,” a webinar sponsored by Bradshaw Consulting Services with the assistance of Island Tech Services, Binder Lift, National EMS Management Association and Fitch & Associates. Click here to access the archived event.

Anecdotal reports of individual patient outcomes in the media have focused attention on EMS interventions without the benefit of the larger context.

In a Pinnacle Webinar, presented by Fitch & Associates, on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 1 p.m. CT, learn how linked hospital data have been utilized to predict outcomes for EMS patients. The association of risk stratification scores, patient complaints, and EMS interventions will be reviewed in relation to desired outcomes. Particular attention will be paid to the effects of out-of-hospital use of physical restraints and chemical sedation.

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In a Pinnacle Webinar, presented by Fitch & Associates, on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 1 p.m. CT, learn how linked hospital data have been utilized to predict outcomes for EMS patients.
In a Pinnacle Webinar, presented by Fitch & Associates, on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 1 p.m. CT, learn how linked hospital data have been utilized to predict outcomes for EMS patients. (Photo/Jon Lee)
  • The patterns of utilization for out-of-hospital sedation, including ketamine, benzodiazepine and anti-psychotics
  • Association of prehospital patient characteristics with hospital outcomes
  • Differences in outcomes for patients treated with ketamine based upon indication for treatment (e.g., pain, vs. altered mental status, vs. respiratory)
  • Challenges with defining and evaluating patients with excited delirium vs. other behavioral health emergencies
  • Risks associated with treatment for excited delirium, including physical restraints, conductive electrical device and chemical sedation

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“Come, join the discussion around using patient-centered outcomes for EMS patients to improve community health and safety,” said Remle Crowe, research scientist and quality improvement manager at ESO.

Brent Myers, chief medical officer at ESO, added, “What are the best practices for encounters with agitated patients? Join the discussion regarding risks and benefits of verbal de-escalation, pharmaceutical sedation, and physical restraints with an eye toward the ultimate performance measures: minimizing harm and maximizing outcomes for all involved.”

This Pinnacle Webinar is sponsored by Bradshaw Consulting Services with the assistance of Island Tech Services, Binder Lift, and National EMS Management Association. Ninth Brain is Fitch & Associates’ Learning Partner and host of this webinar.

Additional resources on chemical sedation

Learn more about ketamine and chemical sedation with these resources:

About the speakers

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Brent Myers, MD, MPH, FACEP, FAEMS, is an internationally recognized EMS expert, particularly as it relates to systems of care, performance improvement and population management. In his role at ESO, he is responsible for fostering a culture of medical rigor and practical application in development of ESO software and services; leading the research and performance initiative; and applying medical expertise and scientific rigor to support customers. He served as co-editor of the second edition of “Emergency Medical Services, Clinical Practice and Systems Overnight,” serves on the editorial board of numerous peer-reviewed journals, has numerous peer-review publications, and has provided invited lectures in numerous locations around the world.

Remle Crowe, PhD, NREMT, is an expert in quality improvement and research. From truck clutches to clinical care, she has shown how improvement science and research work to solve problems across fields. As an EMT with a passion for advancing the EMS evidence base, she earned her PhD in Epidemiology. Now, as a research scientist at ESO and faculty member of the NAEMSP Quality and Safety Course, Dr. Crowe routinely uses data to improve community health and safety.

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