(Denison, IA) – The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) recently conducted an ambulance inspection at Crawford County Memorial Hospital (CCMH). According to IDPH, CCMH passed the inspection without any deficiencies noted in the report.
A significant number of items are included in an ambulance department inspection.
Cori Rayevich, Paramedic Coordinator, said the preparation work in anticipation of an inspection is very comprehensive.
“Everything you can possibly imagine is a part of the inspection. Not only does that include items you would normally think of, like up-to-date certifications for all emergency personnel, it also means providing the maintenance logs for all of our vehicles (we received a compliment that our ‘ambulances were the cleanest they’ve seen’), and reports on any personnel changes.”
Rayevich also noted the inspection focuses on submission of patient care reports and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) reports on a timely basis.
“At CCMH, we are very conscious of making sure we file all of our patient paperwork on time with the state. This means all of our protocols and guidelines are up-to-date and that we have our signed agreements from the Crawford County Communication Center and each of the emergency services in other Crawford County communities.”
Ambulance service inspections are conducted by IDPH every three years. This marks the first time CCMH has had an inspection without deficiencies.