GERMS Completes Yearly Analysis
Striving to always serve the Georgetown community to the best of our ability, one of our main endeavors is to constantly be reevaluating our effectiveness and see where we can improve. At the year’s first general membership meeting (GMM), Avery Alatis (C’14), a Crew Chief and VP of Education, presented an annual report that analyzes how well GERMS documented calls over the past year. Documentation in GERMS is extremely important, as each and every chart is a legal document protecting the organization from liability. As with most legal documents, the criteria are rather extensive and vary depending on the patient’s chief complaint, requiring each report to include certain details about a patient’s medical history, current state, and events prior. The results from the 2013 report are very promising, with a steady, upward-trending improvement from January to December of 2013. The final month of the year saw an average score of 89%, representing a 15% improvement from January.
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