The exact weight of a potential stroke patient is of utmost importance. Please follow the posted steps when operating the scale and re-weigh your stretcher after the patient has been transferred with ALL equipment and linens that were on the cot. Then, provide the EXACT weight to the healthcare provider once obtained. Assistance by a hospital staff member is required and should be requested when operating any piece of hospital equipment or moving within the facility.
Please click the following link to download the EMS provider mobile application. This app will provide an updated status of the hospital, physician names, operational messages, mapping, educational links and a number of additional functions specifically designed for the EMS provider. There is no cost to this extremely useful tool.
Please use the password provided for your specific organization to complete the loading process:
- Rochester Hills Fire Department = RHFD
- Rochester Fire Department = RFD
- Oakland Twp. Fire Department = OTFD
- Addison Twp. Fire Department = ATFD
- Oxford Fire Department = OFD
- Alliance Mobile Health = AMH
- Star EMS = SEMS
- Shelby Twp. Fire Department = STFD
- Washington Twp. Fire Department = WTFD
- Bruce Romeo Fire Department = BRFD
- Auburn Hills Fire Department = AHFD
When assessing a potential stroke patient, please obtain a blood sugar and a 12 lead ECG and immediately transmit the document as well as perform a thorough Cincinnati Stoke Scale which assesses for arm drift, altered speech, and facial asymmetry. After the last known well time has also been obtained, convey all these important points to the emergency department so they can prepare for your arrival.
When treating high priority cardiac patients, please be mindful to start any IV therapy on the LEFT side of the patient. This helps to facilitate the process within the cath lab and is best practice regarding patient outcomes. Thanks for your support!
The ambulance entrance is now secured and must have the code entered on the keypad to the left of the entrance. Please contact Glenn Garwood below or your EMS Coordinator/Director for the access numbers.
All 12 Leads which are transmitted to Crittenton are required to have the patients first and last name. This allows the emergency department the ability to reconcile the ECG to the correct patient and makes for a better continuity of care.
Paramedic units transporting patients here who have acquired a 12 Lead ECG should print an additional copy, secure it to the mounting template in the EMS workroom, and attach it to the written run report left with the hospital. This has been mandated for a number of different reasons, but most importantly, for the best patient care. Thanks so much for your support!
Below a list of ACLS and PALS programs for 2014. These classes are offered at NO COST for EMS providers who transport to Crittenton on a regular basis. Please contact Ken Wheaton at 248-652-5755 or firstname.lastname@example.org to enroll.
Crittenton ACLS Programs 2014
Crittenton PALS Programs 2014