Emergency Services at INTEGRIS Miami Hospital
Patient care and safety are of the utmost importance for all departments within the hospital, including our emergency medical services (EMS) department. Our EMS service provides coverage for Ottawa County including the city of Miami, North Miami and Afton. Our mission is to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.
Supporting INTEGRIS Miami Hospital are four ambulances equipped with advanced life support (ALS) units and Physio-Control LifePak 15 cardiac monitors, the most technologically innovative and dependable products on the market. These advanced monitors connect with LifeNet, the first web-based data network of its kind, offering emergency medical personnel and hospital teams tools to work together to help improve workflow so patients can receive treatment as quickly as possible.
INTEGRIS Miami also utilizes an advanced dispatch system, so when a caller dials 911 the dispatcher can coach him or her through their medical emergency until help arrives.
The purpose of LifeNet is to reduce time to treatment for patients in northeast Oklahoma who experience medical emergencies, including expedited information and quality care for INTEGRIS patients. LifeNet allows paramedics, physicians and nurses to focus on treatment decisions and patient care before the patient even reaches the hospital.
In addition to LifeNet, each INTEGRIS ambulance is equipped with CMAC® advanced airway video laryngoscope devices, a state-of-the-art technology allowing paramedics to easily insert a tube in the throat to see images in real-time. With automated cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) devices, portable ventilators with both continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and bi-level positive airway pressure (BiPAP) options, the INTEGRIS EMS team prides itself on advanced and proactive treatment protocols for all types of medical and trauma events.
Treatment in the Ambulance
In addition to our ambulance fleet, INTEGRIS is equipped with a rapid response vehicle (RRV), and staffed by 21 paramedics and seven emergency medical technicians (EMTs). With highly trained and experienced paramedics on every run, INTEGRIS provides specialized treatment in the following areas:
- Advanced cardiac life support
- Pediatric advanced life support
- Advanced trauma life support
- Advanced airway placement
- Critical care transfers
- Medication-assisted intubations and monitoring
- Cardiac pacing, cardioversion and EKG 12-leads with physician interpretation.
- Field STEMI, sepsis, stroke and trauma alert
The INTEGRIS Miami EMS staff has certification in: advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS), pediatric advanced life support (PALS), advanced trauma life support (ATLS), basic life support (BLS), national incident management system (NIMS) 100, 200, 700 and 800 plus emergency vehicle driver’s training.
*Note: If at any time you think you are experiencing a medical emergency, don’t hesitate to call for emergency services.
INTEGRIS receives hospital-based funding as well as funding from its 522 EMS District.
The EMS team at INTEGRIS strives to give our communities the finest pre-hospital care in the most-efficient manner possible. For more information contact EMS Director Clint Epperson at 918-542-5171 or email Clint.Epperson@integrisok.com.