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Save-the-Date for The Ohio EMS Conference May 18, 2015

OhioHealth presents
The Ohio EMS Conference

Monday, May 18, 2015
Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Join us for:

  • The Ohio EMS Conference
  • The Ohio EMS Leadership Forum
  • The Ohio EMS Education Forum New Event for 2015
  • Franklin County Firefighters|OhioHealth Grant Medical Center
    EMS Education Alumni Breakfast
  • Concepts in EMS Process Improvement New Event for 2015

Keynote Presenters:

Gordon Graham
Graham Research Consultants

Chief Rick Lasky

Lewisville (TX) Fire Department (Ret.)

Henry E. Wang, MD, MS

University of Alabama School of Medicine

Paul E. Pepe, MD, MPH

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Last year 720 EMS professionals and others participated in the conference and associated events. Our 2015 conference will be even better with new exhibitor spaces, expanded conference areas and more topics than ever before. We hope you’ll join us.

This is a free, fun, educational event for emergency medical services professionals.

More information will be coming soon.

EMS: Improved clinical outcomes and downstream healthcare savings

The National EMS Advisory Council published a white paper: EMS Makes a Difference | Improved clinical outcomes and downstream healthcare savings in December 2009. This document is rather impressive and demonstrates a number of items. 

From the paper’s Introduction: 

Does EMS make a difference? Do prehospital interventions really improve patient outcomes? Can timely care provided in the prehospital setting lead to reduced total healthcare expenditures? After more than fifty years of prehospital care provided by EMS systems in the United States and associated scientific research, there now exists a sufficient body of scientific evidence to answer this question with an unequivocal YES. 
Evidence-based medicine has become the standard for change in healthcare. As healthcare systems become increasingly data-driven, the efficacy and usefulness of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has come under increased scrutiny. The challenge facing EMS today is to affect a system-wide transformation from practices based on tradition and expert opinion to adoption of national guidelines and protocols that have been developed through a rigorous examination of the scientific evidence and a systematic guideline development process. The growing body of research in prehospital care has reached a critical mass and there now exists a sufficient evidence base to scientifically evaluate the efficacy of select interventions. This paper reviews the literature documenting the efficacy of prehospital care and its resulting impact on patient outcomes and healthcare finance.