Medical City Dallas Hospital’s high-risk OB transport team knows that high-risk pregnancy situations can happen anywhere, anytime – at home, in a birthing center or on the way to the hospital. And those are situations that local firefighter-paramedics likely didn’t train for in school. With paramedic coursework offering only about one day of limited OB education, the hospital saw an opportunity to improve pre-hospital education in handling these situations, and in turn improve patient care and outcomes.
Since launching education programs with the Richardson Fire Department, the hospital has expanded its OB training to five additional departments and reached hundreds of firefighters and paramedics.
Read how they are doing it in this best practice case study.