How to handle ‘unexpected’ emergency calls
The American Society of Anesthesiology has launched an initiative to help medical professionals respond to emergency calls that are “unexpected.”
The organization announced on Thursday that it is launching a “Medical Response Training Program” to help those who work in hospitals or other medical facilities to better prepare themselves for an emergency.
The goal is to give trained medical personnel the tools they need to respond in a timely manner to calls.
The training program, which was launched last year, includes “a series of online training materials to assist medical professionals in their decision-making processes, and in developing appropriate medical protocols and protocols for responding to emergency situations.”
“As physicians and surgeons, we are trained to recognize the need to address and manage the medical situation, including but not limited to the patient’s symptoms, the nature of the emergency, and the current medical status of the patient,” the organization said in a statement.
“When we have been trained to respond, we have always done so to the best of our ability.
But sometimes we have to react with greater urgency and we need to have that training.”
The training program will focus on a variety of issues, from how to address “uncertainty” in a patient’s care to how to manage the risks of performing an emergency procedure.
The goal is also to help “provide a framework for medical professionals to better communicate and collaborate with one another,” the statement said.
“These training materials will help medical providers and hospital administrators understand the impact of an emergency on their ability to respond to an unexpected medical situation.
The material will provide training in the basics of emergency response including the basics and processes for responding, such as when to administer first aid and how to communicate with other personnel.”
The new training program is a “first step to developing a more integrated and effective medical response training program in which all medical professionals are trained in how to respond appropriately to an emergency, as well as in the skills needed to be a leader in their medical workforce,” the American Society said.
The organization noted that the training program “is currently open to all medical providers, regardless of their specialty.”
Medical students and medical professionals have historically struggled with responding to emergencies, but it’s becoming more common for patients to be in critical condition.
Earlier this month, the Department of Health and Human Services released a new guidance on emergency response training to all health care professionals.
The guidelines, released on Friday, outline how to train medical professionals on how to treat patients in a hospital setting.