A medical emergency can happen suddenly and without warning, if your organization is unprepared,
a reactive approach by inexperienced responders can result in an unnecessary tragedy that may damage
a public perception of safety and bring charges of gross negligence resulting in costly litigation.
Most organizations are deemed responsible for the welfare and safety of their employees and clients. Does your group have the standards and practices in place that will assure a rapid and appropriate response?
If you are not a provider of emergency services why risk valuable time, money and management resources
struggling with a process that can be fraught with error?
Let our qualified professionals bring experience, ongoing commitment, and convenience to your institution in a single comprehensive package that addresses the regulatory standards and requirements necessary to meet your obligation to respond.
Our focus is outstanding service that not only provides a fully documented plan, but continues as we
work with your management team to ensure compliance and readiness.
Enjoy piece of mind with the knowledge that your organization has addressed all necessary standards and is prepared in the event a medical emergency occurs.
A life threatening emergency has no age limit, school personnel must be prepared to respond to serious medical events – even cardiac arrest. As reported in the journal Pediatrics, 68% of surveyed schools had a recent incident that required EMS, some were unprepared, and of those with protocols 35% had never tested them.
The trust that parents place in the school for the safety of their children is implicit. Effective risk management ensures staff remain prepared, emergency equipment is available and working, and compliance with recognized standards documented. There is a small price for safety – but a far greater one for a mishandled tragedy.
School athletic programs must be prepared since over 2 million injuries occur annually, 30,000 requiring hospitalization. Life threatening events such as heat stress, cervical spine trauma, brain injury, and sudden cardiac arrest are all associated with school sports. And it is not just during competition; practice has been shown to be equally dangerous.
In the event of litigation the assumption of risk defense often fails when it is shown that a program is negligent in responding to a foreseeable injury. Risk management is critical in documenting compliance with a recognized standard of care that can assure a prepared response with well maintained emergency equipment.
Law enforcement officers are frequently the first on the scene of a medical emergency; critical minutes that can determine the difference between life and death. To better serve the community many departments are training and providing their officers with basic life saving skills and equipment – evidence suggests it is saving lives.
However, this presents a special challenge for law enforcement. Providing a risk management system that audits compliance with important standards is vital in building self confidence and a willingness to employ advanced equipment such as an AED.
Medical emergencies that occur in the hospitality industry place a special burden on uncertain staff when they attempt to assist an ill or injured customer. Litigation alleging negligence with a strong potential for assessing medical and economic damages is not uncommon when the victim suffers a poor outcome.
Effective preparation and risk management is essential to limiting liability. Hospitality providers need to have a strategy that prepares staff, ensures the readiness of life saving equipment, and continually audits compliance with all safety standards.
Fitness and recreational providers will see a life threatening medical emergency about once every five years – the most common being sudden cardiac arrest. These recent findings also found that the majority surveyed did not meet a recognized standard of care and were exposed to charges of negligence and costly litigation.
Although many in the industry have limited economic capacity, investment in effective risk management prepares an inexperienced staff, documents conformity with recognized standards, limits charges of negligence, preserves a public perception of safety, and subsequently – protects the bottom line.
OSHA’s general industry mandate requires employers to assist workers who suffer illness or injury on the job. In the absence of emergency care in near proximity, trained personnel with adequate first aid equipment are specified – for most organizations near proximity is described as less than four minutes!
The need is real, workplace injuries number over 3.7 million annually with over 4500 fatalities, nearly 40,000 sudden cardiac arrests will occur on the job. Rapidly responding to the needs of an injured or ill employee requires effective risk management to assure that all OSHA regulatory standards are met and the worksite fully prepared.
Small business and commercial property owners have a general duty to assist employees and customers who may be injured or ill. Employers are liable for injuries that occur in the workplace, and property owners can be responsible for customers using an environment they provide. These organizations need an effective strategy for quickly responding to a medical emergency.
Developing and maintaining a comprehensive system can be a burden for organizations that lack an in-house EMS resource. Seeking planning expertise and risk management provided and audited by third party professionals is a cost effective solution to a critical need.
The value of public access AED programs is significant; defibrillation within three minutes increases a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival to 70 percent. Given that EMS typically can not respond that quickly, placing these life saving devices in malls, sporting arenas, airports, government buildings and other populated areas just makes sense.
But to save a life an AED must always work. Communities need to provide effective AED management that assures compliance with federal regulatory requirements, integrates the program into the broader EMS system, and provides a device that is ready each time it is needed.
Our mission is to provide and support an integrated medical emergency and safety management system that will mitigate risk to life and property. Our holistic approach will place all of your medical emergency and safety needs into a single, comprehensive system that helps create an institutional focus on safety. It will systematically document all regulatory standards and procedures, prepare potential responders, track critical information, and benchmark your organizations compliance.