By Mike McEvoy
The EMS Compass is asking for comment on 16 proposed EMS performance measures, 9 CPR measures and 7 STEMI measures. To view and comment, go to emscompass.org/ems-compass-measures. The EMS Compass project is developing EMS performance measures that will standardize EMS data definitions and collection using NEMSIS v3 so that EMS services can see and evaluate their impact on their communities and improve both patient care and outcomes. The cardiac arrest and STEMI comment period will be open through June 3, 2016.
MIKE McEVOY is the EMS coordinator for Saratoga County, New York, and the EMS editor for Fire Engineering magazine. He is a nurse clinician in the cardiac surgical ICU at Albany Medical Center, where he also chairs the resuscitation committee and teaches critical care courses. He is the chief medical officer and a paramedic/firefighter for West Crescent Fire Department and a paramedic supervisor for the Clifton Park & Halfmoon Ambulance. He serves on the EMS Section board of directors of the International Association of Fire Chiefs and speaks at nursing, critical care, fire, and EMS conferences worldwide.