Capnography Start-up Program for Pre-hospital/EMS

 

The foundation of the Covidien Implementation Connection program is feedback and shared best practice experience from hundreds of facilities, thousands of clinicians, and millions of patients worldwide. With the support of Medtronic representatives, the information and access to resources provided in this program can help facilitate the implementation process, help you promote clinical adoption and manage utilization of your capnography solution.
 

Step 1 - It starts with a leader

Learn how a capnography monitoring ‘champion’ helps to spearhead an effective implementation and promote greater clinical adoption in the pre-hospital Emergency Medical Service (EMS) environment.
 

Step 2 - It takes a team

To ensure the paramedic and EMT team is prepared for the implementation, it’s recommended that all EMS clinicians responsible for patient monitoring broaden their knowledge of capnography monitoring. Clinicians completing the curriculum will earn a completion certificate through Professional Affairs and Continuing Education. CE credits are available for some courses in the curriculum.
 

Step 3 - Equipped for success

Download resources and review information to ensure the team is prepared for the capnography solution implementation.
 

Step 4 - Going live

Access supplemental resources to help support ongoing usage and utility of your capnography solution.
 

Step 5 - Long term partners

Understand how Medtronic will remain your long-term partner by proactively providing periodic updates with new information and tools.

 

Step 1 - It starts with a leader

 

Becoming the EMS capnography ‘champion’

Best practice feedback has indicated hospitals that assign a capnography monitoring ‘champion’ to help spearhead the implementation have experienced more effective utilization and greater clinical adoption. The Covidien Implementation Connection offers information, education and tools for the clinical ‘champion’ to establish a framework for success.
 

To begin your journey to becoming the capnography ‘champion’, review the Covidien Implementation Connection resources and access Professional Affairs and Continuing Education clinical and non-clinical education offerings that are designed specifically for Pre-hospital and EMS clinicians. When you have completed all courses in the Pre-Hospital/EMS curriculum, you will receive a completion certificate. CE credits are available for some courses in the curriculum.
 

As a capnography ‘champion’ you can also expand your knowledge of capnography monitoring across multiple hospital environments, including emergency department/resuscitation, critical care, general care floor and procedural sedation.

 

Step 2 - It takes a team

 

Establishing a knowledgeable capnography team in the Pre-Hospital/EMS environment

One of the most important elements of a successful capnography implementation is product and clinical education. The Microstream™ Technology Education Pathway was developed to provide a specific, robust curriculum for clinicians to expand their knowledge of capnography monitoring. Medtronic offers access to a free, online capnography course curriculum for the critical care environment. On-site training will be coordinated through your Medtronic Sales Representative.
 

Get started now by providing the implementation team access to a capnography curriculum designed specifically for EMS clinicians. Through Professional Affairs and Continuing Eduation, clinicians who complete all courses in the Pre-hospital/EMS curriculum will receive a completion certificate. CE credits are available for some courses in the curriculum.
 

We encourage you to engage your clinician colleagues in the hospital environment to learn more about capnography. Capnography courses are available by area of care, including emergency department/resuscitation, critical care, general care floor, and procedural sedation.

 

Step 3 - Equipped for success

 

Preparing the team for the implementation

The Covidien Implementation Connection provides tools to ensure EMS clinicians are prepared for the implementation, including the utility of capnography for monitoring adequacy of chest compressions and return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC), and a reference chart for normal and abnormal waveforms.
 

Start downloading now and provide the tools to the EMS clinicians on the implementation team. There are several resources available in print. Please ask your Medtronic representative to place an order for you.

 

Step 4 - Going live

 

Tools and resources for installation and ongoing usage

The Covidien Implementation Connection provides information and tools to ensure clinicians caring for patients in the pre-hospital/EMS environment have what they need to help support ongoing utilization and management of the capnography solution.
 

Prepare for installation by downloading resources and tools and providing them to all clinicians responsible for monitoring patients in the pre-hospital/EMS environment. Consider distributing these resources to other individuals involved in managing the capnography solution, such as administrative staff. There are resources available in print. Please ask your Medtronic representative to place an order for you.

 

Step 5 - Long-term partners

 

During the first year following your capnography monitoring implementation, a member of the Covidien Customer Support Center will telephone you quarterly to make sure you have the supplies, tools, resources and education needed to help you manage ongoing, effective usage of the solution. After the first year, Medtronic will remain your long-term partner by providing periodic updates via email as new information and resources become available.