WHAT: National Clinical and Safety Championships
WHEN: Sunday, August 25, 7 a.m.
WHO: Six duos -- comprised of two paramedics, two EMT basic, or one of each -- from the American Medical Response Ambulance Co. will compete after winning regional competitions across the United States. AMR is the nation’s largest pre-hospital provider, serving 40 states and Washington D.C. It employs nearly 17,000 caregivers with three million transports in 2012 alone. The company serves more customers and communities than any other private ambulance service provider in the country.
WHERE: Community College of Aurora, Lowry Campus, Building 859, Center for Simulation, 9235 E. 10th Dr., Denver
LOGISTICS: Each team will run a medical and trauma call, taking 45-60 minutes apiece. The timed exercise will begin with a call on the radio with details. Scenarios have been painstakingly scripted by CCA emergency medical services and AMR experts to mirror real life but are unknown to the participants. Response then begins with ambulances riding through a serpentine, coned course while being measured for driving skills and scored for safety points. The teams will either treat the patient, or load and go to the hospital. Risk management and quality assurance personnel will observe live feeds in simulation rooms and judge performances. The exercise ends when the report is handed off to the chief medical officer in a simulation hospital room.