Project Information

Active Labor Patients direct transfer to L&D by EMS

Project Description: The previous process for Alachua County Fire Rescue (ACFR) transport of Labor and Delivery (L & D) OB patients arriving at the North Tower Pediatric Emergency Department involved L & D RNs coming down from the third floor to receive handoff and then transport the patient up to L & D via the elevator. This process was in place to allow emergency transport companies to return to service quickly but could result in delays in expediting patient care in L & D if needed. Initially, the project was just focused on ACFR delivering patients directly to L&D. After initial success, it was spread to other agencies. There has been continued tracking of measures as the process has spread.

QPI: Carolyn, Holland, (

Collaborators: Gussie, Boatwright, (; Staccie, Allen, (

Advisors: (

UF Health Big Aims: Enhance the Patient Experience None

MeSH Keywords: Emergency Medical Services, labor and delivery, Pediatric Emergency Department