Emergency Medical Services staff in Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region have reduced the amount of time they need to check and restock an ambulance at the start of each shift from 30 to 5 minutes – an 84% improvement.
Staff increased their efficiency by kitting and labelling supplies for all 17 ambulances and by eliminating more than 1,000 seldom-used and duplicate items. This new process ensures ambulances are fully stocked and ready for emergencies.
“This has saved us an immense amount of time,” says Mark Sulymka, advanced care provider. “We can tell with a quick scan exactly what’s on the truck and what we need to re-stock.”
When you’re under pressure, and seconds count, knowing you have what you need is important.” (Mark Sulymka)
The expectation is that by reducing duplicate items, fewer supplies will expire before they can be used.