ambulance

EMS Now Being Dispatched to Transport Satisfaction Surveys‏

  • 2.8K
    Shares

HUNTERSVILLE, NC – Last week, emergency medical crews accepted a new challenge in this suburban North Carolina community.  At the behest of health care administrators who decided that patient satisfaction data collection is “the top priority for our system,” Huntersville EMS units will now deliver and collect patient satisfaction surveys.

ambulanceCrews will run “lights and sirens” both to and from residences of patients recently treated in local hospitals in order to expedite collection and tabulation of the precious data.

Local paramedic Jared Mauldines was reached for comment.  “These are high priority calls; survey delivery trumps a chest pain, and is on par with an unresponsive patient activation.  One of the crew members drives, lights and sirens, to the address of a recently discharged patient given by dispatch.”

“The other crew member prepares the survey itself, affixes it to a clipboard, and checks the office supply kit.  We typically bring in at least 3 BIC ballpoint pens, a fresh can of Wite-Out, and a fully-loaded Swingline stapler.  We assist the patient in any way possible in filling out their survey, including reading and explaining questions if necessary.  When the survey is complete, we give the patient a $20 gift card for Wal-Mart or Target, carefully strap the survey to our stretcher, load up, and roll.”

The city expects a 200% increase in transport times of actual patients, but fully justifies this due to a projected 75% increase in satisfaction survey responses.

image_pdfimage_print
  • Show Comments

You May Also Like

afternoon after

FDA Approves Afternoon-After Pill

82SharesINTERCOURSE, PA – “Let’s face it: no one is getting up in the morning after an ...

Crooked Hillary Actually Suffering From Severe Scoliosis

641SharesCHAPPAQUA, NY – Former Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton’s Spine Surgeon today revealed that ...

new medical interns

Fecal Transplant Donations Skyrocket Thanks to Terrified Day 1 Interns

1.4KSharesCOLUMBUS, OH – One local hospital’s fecal transplant donation bank is filled to the brim ...

CDC headquarters, ignore, sit-up, sit-ups, anti-vaxxer cooties, pictures 2,300 words, eat sh*t and die, hypodermic needles, bed bugs, vanco, Zosyn, Lego, flu shot, exhalation, baseline, Vaseline, scabies

CDC Recommends Against Licking Eyeballs

623SharesATLANTA, GA – Say it isn’t so!  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...

Waiting Room

Tired of Waiting, Patient Develops “Chest Pain” in ER

182SharesARLINGTON, VA – 32-year-old patient George Hightower rolled his ankle playing basketball this Saturday afternoon.  He went ...