If you don’t measure it, you can’t improve it.
Lincoln Fire-Rescue believes in the importance of metrics – especially considering they were able to more than double their witnessed VF-arrest survival rate from 23% to nearly 55%.
In this episode of resus10, Sean Graham interviews Scott Wiebe, EMS shift supervisor for Lincoln Fire-Rescue, member of the Nebraska Board of EMS, guest lecturer at the Union College Physician Assistant Program, and consultant for Stryker. Scott shares his department’s secret to improving their cardiac arrest survival rates. (Hint: It involved a system-of-care approach including actionable data, clear coordination and communication, and mechanical CPR.)