Emergency Medical Services include all ambulances and fire apparatus staffed with Paramedics and Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians trained to provide professional and compassionate care. Emergency medical personnel have the technology, tools and resources to provide excellent patient care. This results in high survivability from medical emergencies as well as high customer satisfaction. Cardiac arrest and stroke survivability are critical aspects of overall survivability, and remain a top priority. The community takes a proactive approach to health, wellness and medical care, including training in CPR and automatic external defibrillators, helping to improve survivability and overall quality of life.
Cardiac arrest survival rate
Survival rate of all cardiac arrest victims. This includes those with a "workable" rhythm, such as V-Fib and V-Tach, as well as Asystole (flatline) and arrests caused by trauma, including those that are discontinued on the scene without transport to the hospital. This is based upon the ROSC (return of spontaneous circulation) of all patients with full cardiac arrest as found prior to transfer to the Hospital Emergency Department.
Although this measure can vary greatly during each quarter, the fire department was very successful with return of spontaneous circulation on the majority of our patients during this last quarter. To ensure that the EMS team continue to be one of the best in the state of Tennessee, the department will continue training on ways to improve results. Furthermore, the department will also participate in a new trial in 2019 to try to develop better procedures and further improve results.
ImpactThe City has a high impact on this measure.