Authors: Sarah Herbert*, Saginaw Valley State University, Andrew J Miller, Saginaw Valley State University, John Brophy, Mobile Medical Response, Inc.
Topics: Geographic Information Science and Systems, Medical and Health Geography
Keywords: GIS, Medical Geography
Session Type: Poster
Start / End Time: 10:00 AM / 11:40 AM
Room: Napoleon Foyer/Common St. Corridor, Sheraton, 3rd Floor
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The debate of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) response time to calls for service has been a debate for a considerable amount of time. Codified in the 1970s, the National Fire Protection Act 1710 identified that MFRs should arrive within 8 minutes of the call 90% of the time. Whether practical or not, the Emergency Medical Services Outcomes Project (EMSOP) identified that only cardiac arrest necessitated rapid EMS response (Maio et al. 1999). While modifications and corrections have been made to the EMSOP reports since 1999, the 8 minute response time is still considered the gold standard in EMS response. In collaboration with Mobile Medical Response, Inc. of Saginaw County, The SVSU Center for Geospatial Study assessed all calls for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA) victims. The MMR provided data was assessed to better map out survivorship levels based on time, distance, and potential environmental conditions relevant to the Census Block group (the geographic level to which all OHCA patients were aggregated) of all OHCA patients. To protect all patient rights, this study complied with federal HIPPA and IRB regulations.