A new career test for people with a career in primary care is testing how people respond to emergencies when they don’t have their own cars.
Kaiser urgent health care, the company behind the new test, is testing the ability of emergency medical techs to handle potentially life-threatening situations and respond to them effectively.
They’re also testing how patients can access the right care when the primary care provider is unavailable or out of the country.
“We’re not just testing a person’s abilities to deal with emergencies,” said Kaiser emergency care CEO and CEO Rob Miller.
“We’re testing how we can better respond to those situations, particularly when they’re a major disaster like the Superstorm Sandy.
We’ve seen people get to their jobs, get to the hospital and not even get to work because of the severity of the disaster.
We want to ensure we can help those people recover.”
The new test measures how the healthcare team reacts to the following situations:When emergency services are called in to treat someone who is in a car crashThe person is in an accidentThe car has lost power, but is still runningThe car is damagedThe person has been hit by a vehicleThe car’s owner has not returned homeAfter being told by a doctor that the car had sustained damage, a medical technician goes to workThe person gets the call that someone has died or that someone is missingThe car was driven by a person who has lost their life or has been injuredThe vehicle has been in the field or on the road for more than one hourThe person was unable to call for helpThe person went to the emergency department, but was refused entryThere is no emergency medical technician available.
When asked about the lack of a medical tech in the area, Miller said that’s part of the testing process.
“There are always situations when the person who’s driving the car has had some sort of accident, has been out of work for a period of time, and that car has been damaged,” Miller said.
“There’s always a lot of things that can go wrong.
When there’s a vehicle crash, there’s always some form of a crash that could potentially cause injury.
We are testing how well a person can deal with that.”
Kaiser’s tests will run through April 2018 and will test the ability to respond in a crisis, as well as how well the healthcare professional can work within the constraints of the emergency system.
“The tests will assess the following things:The response to a situation and whether or not they are able to handle that situation and how well they can deal in the context of the existing situation,” Miller explained.
The tests are being done in conjunction with Kaiser’s Health Care Access Alliance.
“In the past, the tests have been limited to a small subset of health care professionals and their ability to deal effectively with the crisis,” Miller added.
“Now that we have the tools to get the most out of our emergency care staff, the data will be shared with our other healthcare partners, our partners in the emergency care field and other organizations that work with emergency care to ensure that our care workers have the skills to deal in a variety of circumstances.
The testing will also be used to develop best practices for the emergency medical workforce.
The test is a pilot project for Kaiser’s healthcare program.
“This pilot is just the first step in developing a comprehensive set of tools that can be used in our primary care teams to ensure safe, effective and effective care for our patients.””
Kaiser is committed to the development of these tools to help our emergency medical personnel perform their jobs more effectively and efficiently,” Miller noted.
“This pilot is just the first step in developing a comprehensive set of tools that can be used in our primary care teams to ensure safe, effective and effective care for our patients.”
Kaisers testing will be conducted through the National Institute of Health’s Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Center in Washington, D.C. It will be run through the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Kaisers new test is the first of its kind, and it’s an important step in ensuring that primary care providers can meet the needs of patients, said Dr. Joseph Dominguez, a physician in primary health care at the University Health Network.
“I believe that this test will help us make sure that all of our medical professionals have the right skills to safely respond to an emergency situation and provide the best care to our patients,” Domingez said.
The tests are part of Kaiser’s ongoing effort to train primary care doctors, which has been a goal of the company for some time.
“It’s a critical step in creating the health care workforce that we need to keep our health care system sustainable,” Miller stressed.
The Kaiser tests are just the latest in a series of initiatives that the healthcare industry is taking to increase the quality of care.
The National Association of Secondary Schools (NASSA) has created a national pilot program that tests students’ learning outcomes.
In the past year, more than 60,000 students have taken the tests