Protocols and Forms
Cleveland Clinic Protocols App
Cleveland Clinic EMS Protocols provides quick offline access to the CCFEMS protocols and supporting materials.
- Quick indexed lookup of protocols in a matter of seconds
- Search titles and text
- Favorites tab for quick access of what's important to you
- Updated shortly after new protocols are posted online making it more up-to-date than most printed protocol manuals
- Customizable notes for each individual protocol entry
- Always with you as long as you have your device and never fades or tears
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Our team has and continues to work hard to bring collaborative and innovative projects to NEO EMS providers and their communities. One that we are most proud of is the PulsePoint program.
EMS workers need an average of seven minutes to find an address — let alone locate the patient at that address. “PulsePoint ‘crowdsources’ the lifesaving help people with sudden cardiac arrest need,” explains Cleveland Clinic EMS Manager Thomas Beers, EMT-P, EMS-I.
Emergency Services Institute Chair Brad Borden, MD, says, “We are gratified that local citizens have joined us in our fight to combat the No. 1 cause of death in the United States. In the past year, 7,000 citizen responders in the Cleveland area helped us save several additional lives. We encourage everyone who is trained in CPR to download and use this app.”
At the end of April, 2019 there were over 15,000 PulsePoint subscribers in the Northeast Ohio area.
We proudly and successfully sponsor PulsePoint in Akron, Bay Village, Cleveland, Fairview Park, Lakewood, North Ridgeville, Rocky River, and Westlake.
The robustness of the program saves an average of 1.5 lives a month, which many not seem like much, but these are SCA victims in public buildings that otherwise would not get CPR unless PulsePoint was there for them!
Thank you all for your continued support of the program.
Resources for Patient Care
The following resources may help you provide the best possible care to your patients:
- ODPS - Emergency Medical Services Division
- National Registry of EMT's
- Ohio Fire Chief's Association
- Ohio State Firefighters Association
- American Heart Association (AHA)
- International Trauma Life Support (ITLS)
- Geriatric EMS (GEMS)
- Pediatric Education for Pre-Hospital Providers (PEPP)
- The Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS)
- The Flight Web
- Air and Surface Transport Nurses Association
- Northern Ohio Trauma System (NOTS)
- Mesothelioma Guide
- The Recovery Village - First Responder Drug and Alcohol Treatment resource
- American Addiction Centers - Firefighters/First Responders
- Alcohol.org - First Responders
The Northern Ohio Trauma System’s (NOTS) goal is to improve patient outcomes and decrease the mortality of the trauma patient through research, collaboration and education. For NOTS to be effective, this research, collaboration and education begins with EMS. The fire and EMS services in the region are our first responders to trauma, and their initial assessment, treatment and decisions impact patient outcomes. Early recognition of injury through the initial assessment and triage, their decisions on how to transport the patient, and patient destination all impact survivability of an insult.
Ohio CARES is a non-profit organization in Ohio whose primary goal is to improve out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival by providing communities, EMS providers, and health care systems with vital data and resources. Ohio CARES utilizes the Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES) national database to measure and report important cardiac arrest statistics, current treatment modalities, and survival outcome comparisons. We collaborate with communities and health care providers to implement evidence-based solutions that will measurably improve survival from cardiac arrest.
Critical Care Transport
When time is critical, helicopter transport is frequently the transport mode of choice. The Cleveland Clinic Critical Care Transport team has a fleet of helicopters, medically equipped and fully capable of handling all types of critically ill and injured patients.
Our fleet of Sikorsky 76 A++ helicopters is among the largest and fastest in civilian use, with speeds of 180 mph. The interior provides full access to the patient. The rotor wing aircraft allows seating for 3 medical crew members and one family member when circumstances permit.
Our flight crew is led by an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or Physician on every flight. These advanced practice nurses are specially trained to operate in the unstructured environment of flight. The diagnostic reasoning and prescriptive authority of our nurse practitioners enable Cleveland Clinic care to begin the moment we arrive at the patient's side and allow for a seamless transition into Cleveland Clinic.
Our team is a full service Cleveland Clinic ICU.
- Mechanical Ventilation
- Nitric Oxide Invasive pressure monitoring, including insertion Intra-aortic balloon pumps
- Ventricular Assist Devices
- Temporary Pacemakers
Time is often crucial. Our Transport team is definitive care brought to the bedside.