Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
Abington Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Trauma Center staff partners with local Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers to provide the best care for critically ill patients. We are committed to communicating for the benefit of our patients — listening first to what EMS tells us and to sharing information when patients arrive to ensure they are treated quickly and safely.
- Physicians and specialists from our Neurosciences Institute, Heart and Vascular Center, Orthopaedic & Spine Institute and other experts from our staff provide education programs designed for Emergency Services professionals. Additional education opportunities on emergency medicine topics are available throughout the year.
- Emergency Medicine staff from Abington Memorial Hospital and Lansdale Hospital produce a bimonthly EMS newsletter. This newsletter provides specialized information of interest about our hospitals as well as pertinent medical topics.
- Staff meets monthly with EMS representatives to share information, concerns and help us improve our system.
- On-site facility for EMS personnel.
Partnering for Innovation
- In conjunction with the Second Alarmers Association and Rescue Squad, Diamond Stroke Center Founder Franklin B. Diamond, MD, helped develop an innovative protocol for stroke patients. This protocol assures that stroke patients receive immediate treatment when they reach the hospital. The protocol was recognized at the International Stroke Conference in 2011.
- Abington Memorial Hospital is a partner in the Heart Rescue Project. The Heart Rescue Project is a comprehensive program to improve survival from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). Communities, EMS, and hospitals are partnering to educate and share best practices to make a difference by reducing mortality from SCA. The objective of this program is to improve sudden cardiac arrest victim survival rates by 50 percent over the next five years within the partner states. This program uses CARES – Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival – as the data collection tool to assist in tracking performance and attaining individual goals. The CARES program seeks to:
- Save more lives resulting from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
- Strengthen collaboration between 9-1-1 centers, first responders, EMS agencies and hospitals.
- Provide a simple, confidential, process to assess patient outcomes.
Thanks to pre-hospital notification and ECG transmission by EMS, our team is waiting and our cardiac catheterization lab can be activated before patients arrive at AMH. To find out more information about Heart Rescue project or CARES registry, visit www.heartrescueproject.com or https://mycares.net
THANKS TO ALL THE COMPANIES WHO
SERVE OUR COMMUNITY:
- Acute Care Medical Transports
- Bryn Athyn FC and EMS
- Burholme EMS
- Central Bucks Ambulance and Rescue
- Chalfont Emergency Medical Services
- Cheltenham Township Emergency Medical Services
- Community Ambulance Association of Ambler
- Horsham Ambulance
- Montgomery County Emergency Services
- Philadelphia EMS
- Plymouth Community Ambulance
- Point Pleasant-Plumsteadville EMS
- Rhawnhurst-Bustleton EMS
- Second Alarmer’s Rescue Squad
- Springfield Ambulance Association
- Trihampton Rescue Squad
- VMSC Lansdale
- Warminster Volunteer Ambulance Corps
- Warrington Community Ambulance Corps
- Whitemarsh Township EMS