40 Under 40 nominees were selected based on their contributions to the American Ambulance Association, their employer, state ambulance association, other professional associations, and/or the EMS profession. ____ Lauren Emanuelson Director of Resuscitation Advanced Medical Transport of Central Illinois Peoria, IL ____ Nominated by: Josh Bradshaw (Advanced Medical Transport of Central Illinois – Peoria, IL) ____ Biography: Lauren began her career in EMS over 11 years ago as an EMT in Peru, Illinois and is now a Pre-Hospital Registered Nurse and Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation trainer at Advanced Medical Transport (AMT) in Peoria, Illinois. AMT receives approximately 65,000 calls for service and completes approximately 57,000 transports per year, responding to an average of 250 cardiac arrests per year. In 2017, Lauren was promoted to the Director of Resuscitation overseeing Quality Improvement and Quality Assurance activities, training and education for both BLS and ALS field providers as well as collaboration with the office of the Medical Director, first responder agencies, and hospital partners. Lauren is a member of the American Ambulance Association’s Professional Standards Committee where she shares her knowledge to set best practices for the industry. ____ Reason for Nomination: Lauren has taken a very robust program, expanded it, and pushed (more…)
The American Ambulance Association is proud to announce the recipients of the 2019 AMBY Awards. The AMBYs highlight excellence in EMS and the ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit that epitomize mobile healthcare. The mission of the awards is to showcase creativity and innovation in the ambulance industry by fostering a culture of collaboration, cooperation, and a passion for excellence in patient care. This year’s awards will be presented at the Annual Conference & Trade Show Awards Reception on November 5 in Nashville. Please join us in congratulating our 2019 winners! Clinical Outcome Program Medic Ambulance Service Inc. CPR Initiative Community Impact Program Advanced Medical Transport CPR Race to the Top American Medical Response (Manchester/Nashua, NH) Safe Station Project Sunstar Paramedics Health & Safety Fair Employee Programs American Medical Response (Buffalo, NY) Recruitment/Training Program Northstar EMS, Inc Medical Director Engagement Through Technology Public Relations Campaign Acadian Ambulance Service Hometown Hero Initiative Mecklenburg EMS Agency Bystander CPR Initiative With Pulsepoint Once again, join us in celebrating the 2019 winners! Learn more about the AMBYs.
Advanced Medical Transport’s Race to the Top Program Awarded the 2016 AMBY for Best Clinical Outcome Advanced Medical Transport (AMT) | Peoria, IL Advanced Medical Transport (AMT) developed the Race to the Top Program to provide the communities they serve with some of the top cardiac resuscitation rates in the nation. “By concentrating on eight highly-interdependent elements of a world-class emergency cardiac care and response system, we soldier more forces together and win more battles in the war on sudden cardiac arrest,” said AMT’s Josh Bradshaw. Even before implementing Race to the Top, AMT’s cardiac arrest resuscitation rates were three times the national average. However, the leadership team felt that they could push the rates higher through a multifaceted outreach program. The project began in in late 2014, with eight specific, measurable, and actionable objectives: Immediate recognition of sudden cardiac arrest; 911 activation, “First-Care” hands-only CPR, GPS to the rescue (PulsePoint); Access to and utilization of AEDs; Pit crew resuscitation by EMS providers; Deployment of Advanced Practice Paramedics; Advanced biomedical tools; Immediate provider feedback; and Community and caregiver recognition. AMT began the program with a Return of Spontaneous Circulation rate of 27%, and have now reached 45%, well on the way to their near-60% goal. The (more…)