All Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agencies use a medical command center as a base of operations. The St. Elizabeth Emergency Department is a base station for the paramedics in the field. St. Elizabeth Emergency Room Physicians are available by radio or phone to give medical advice, approve medication orders, direct resuscitation and end of life efforts, explain to patients the consequences of refusing treatment and clarify protocols. This service is provided to EMS agencies throughout Northern Kentucky.
In addition to the radio reports, we are also heavily using Pulsara as a bi-directional communication tool. Implementation of Pulsara has garnered
St. Elizabeth national attention. A research poster was presented at the annual Institute for Healthcare Improvement Symposium in Orlando, FL in December 2018.