Medical City Healthcare has installed LifeNet in all 16 of its hospitals to receive 12 Lead EKGs from the EMS crews in the field. This system has helped to reduce door to reperfusion times on STEMI patients.
The LUCAS Device is designed to deliver consistent, uninterrupted compressions during CPR. Several Medical City Healthcare hospitals have embraced this technology by utilizing LUCAS devices in the ER, ICU and Cath labs. Our hospitals partner with EMS to continually evaluate devices used during the resuscitation phase of cardiac arrest.
Medical City Healthcare, in order to better serve EMS partners, purchased a training ambulance and human patient simulator named Apollo by CAE. The truck is a Frazer MICU with the latest and greatest audio and video technology on the market. Apollo is a dynamic training system that can respond to therapies base on a programmed underlying human physiology.
Therapeutic Temperature Management
Medical City Healthcare has rolled out a hypothermia program at all 16 of its facilities. The protocol includes cooling the post arrest patient from the field to the ER and on to the ICU without disruption in continuity of care.
Each hospital has an Arctic Sun machine in its ER and ICU. The machines use a pad system that covers 40% of the body surface area with pads placed in the axilla and groin to achieve and maintain a target temperature.
Hypothermia therapy, which includes CPR and defibrillation, now has a Class I recommendation from the American Heart Association.
VPN / Facesheet Process
Medical City Healthcare has granted access for Fire and EMS Billing Agencies to its Meditech clinical system to be able to retrieve patient face sheet data for billing purposes. Hospitals strive to achieve a 96-hour turnaround time from patient arrival to posting.
What started as the need of one department has grown to be a nationwide best practice.
For additional information about facesheet data, please contact Jacob Johnson.