Piloting Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA) pumps in ambulances with longer transfer time.
Innovations: Emergency Transport
Innovations that address any aspect related to emergency transport
A municipality pays an extra bulk payment for physicians to accompany patient transfers.
The High Acuity Response Team (HART) program was designed to focus on the inter-facility transport of highly acute patients by staffing one HART member, 24/7, at the regional referral centres across [Health Authority X]. HART members are typically Registered Nurses (RNs) who have specialized training and dedicated equipment that allow them to provide expert care to patients while travelling to or from rural and remote facilities across [Health Authority X]. This program was implemented so that when a patient who requires a higher level of care during transport, the community is not left without a physician or nurse.
A municipality doubled their ambulance staff thanks to attaching time to the service instead of numbers of callouts.
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