Tag: emergency medical services

Changing the Experience for Emergency Patients

Changing the Experience for Emergency Patients

In an emergency department that receives more than 82,000 visits per year, patients can often experience full waiting rooms and extended wait times. Even with these challenges, the Barnes-Jewish Hospital emergency services team is on a mission of continuing to provide exceptional patient care while also improving patient satisfaction.
In the summer of 2014, we

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Not If, But When: Disaster Preparedness

Not If, But When: Disaster Preparedness

In recent years, devastating tornadoes, hurricanes and fires; explosions at manufacturing plants; and mass-casualty shootings and bombings have brought home the fact that every town and city needs to prepare an effective and efficient response to a variety of community emergencies.
“St. Louis is vulnerable to tornadoes and flooding, and according to geologists, it’s pretty

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6 things to know about our Comprehensive Stroke Center

6 things to know about our Comprehensive Stroke Center

We’re proud to announce that the Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center has been awarded certification as the first Comprehensive Stroke Center in Missouri.
Becoming a Comprehensive Stroke Center expands on the criteria for Primary Stroke Centers, a certification that Barnes-Jewish earned in 2005. Our new certification recognizes the significant differences in resources, staff

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Brats, burgers & basketball – stat! It's the EMS BBQ!

Last week was the annual EMS BBQ which is held in the docking bay of the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Emergency Department. Barnes-Jewish Trauma Services puts on a barbecue for the local emergency medical technicians  to show them how much they are appreciated for the critical care they provide to our community.
The spread for the EMT’s

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EMS: Rapid Response

If you’ve ever been in a car accident in which you required medical treatment, then you know how critical it is to have medical experts in the field. The pre-treatment that they provide can make all the difference when it comes to pain management, recovery, and perhaps even live and death.
Washington University EMS physicians

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