Know How’s E.M.T.O. (Emergency Medical Training and Oversight) program is a highly integrated combination of planning, training, and oversight designed specifically for industrial first aid systems. Initially responding to a need for on-site Automatic External Defibrillators, Know How recognized the need for a comprehensive approach to first aid in the workplace. Some industries are fortunate enough to have a physician or nurse on-site for medical emergencies. However, not all companies are that fortunate. Industries that do not often face a tremendous financial and logistical hurdle to providing good first aid by traditional means. Know How can assist in developing a cost-effective plan, conduct education, quality assurance, as well as provide continuing education medical direction for your organization. Know How’s success hinges on a combined approach:
- Identifying the needs of the site
- Developing a plan for implementation
- Introductory first aid training
- Continuing education
- Incident review and Medical Control feedback
- Compliance with national and state training regulations
Identifying the Need
Each industry and site is unique: different needs, different budgets, different employees, different plant layout. Know How works with each site to develop a rational and workable plan for emergency response. Response times, coordination of efforts and equipment, and notification of the local 911 system are all essential elements for planning a response.
Developing a plan
Know How can develop a training plan to bring employees or administration to the necessary training levels. Many levels are available, from Basic CPR to Paramedic/Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Know How recommends a level of Emergency Medical Technician-First Responder (EMT-FR) or Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) for most first aid programs. EMT-FR training is 56 hours. EMT training is approximately 130 hours. A combination of training levels is possible, as is an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) program.
Training programs can be arranged to suit site scheduling, including shift work. Condensed weekend or weekday programs are available, as are traditional evening classes.
Standardized treatment protocols are used in training, ensuring uniformity and compliance with U.S. Department of Transportation and Kentucky state standards. Protocols also clearly define expected treatment in most scenarios.
Proper documentation is critical from both a medical and a legal standpoint. Using standardized run forms, each first aid incident can be reviewed and critiqued for both care administered and documentation. In cooperation with physician oversight, feedback is utilized in continuing education to improve the delivery of care.
Compliance with Regulations
State and national regulations determine training standards for EMT-FRs and EMTs, and continuing education allows an opportunity to review these changes and stay up-to-date with the latest developments in medical care.
Continuing education is important in ensuring quality of care. Periodic classes are held on- or off-site, as desired. This gives valuable opportunity to review critical skills, and keep personnel up to date on new regulations and treatments.
Why Know How?
Know How can provide a tailored plan to suit any industrial need for first aid at a competitive price. Contact Us.