Impact, performance, structural, and compliance evaluations were made of the Wyoming emergency Medical Service (EMS) System for fiscal year 1976. Based on limited data, the Wyoming EMS program was found to have had a profound impact in reducing fatalities and disabilities related to emergencies. Training accomplishments during FY 1976 included: 486 new emergency medical technicians, over 30 rural physicians in emergency medicine short course, 200 first responders and ambulance personnel in auto extrication courses, and 43 instructors, 157 basic rescuers, and 33 elementary rescuers in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Pilot testing involved a curriculum for emergency department nurses and a standardized ambulance report form. A plan for EMS communications in the grant area, a framework for categorization by hospitals, and uniform transfer agreements were developed. Coronary care capabilities of three hospitals were improved by purchasing defibrillation units, and microfiche poison control systems were installed in five hospitals. EMS Councils were organized in all six grant counties, and a newsletter was produced by the Wyoming Ambulance Association. Recommendations for improved Wyoming EMS program include training of first responders, especially law enforcement officers; development of a strategy for promoting ambulance licensure, and a comprehensive plan for patient movement; feasibility studies of a high-risk infant nursery at one Cheyenne hospital and remote cardiac monitoring units in rural hospitals; strengthening the role of the Wyoming EMS Advisory Council, and Recordkeeping and Evaluation System; purchase of the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences by the Wyoming Central Data Services; emphasis on access to the EMS system by the Public Education and Information Program; and more physician input into the EMS program.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Applied Management Corporation

    245 Colbine Street, Suite 205
    Denver, CO  United States  80206
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 98 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00393721
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-027 106U
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 31 1985 12:00AM