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Nov 03

[ARCHIVED] Fire Department: Medics Help Deliver Baby

The original item was published from November 3, 2017 11:46 PM to May 1, 2018 12:05 AM

Chief Antenore, I just wanted to pass on an excerpt from the ER Nurse from this past Sunday. The Medics did a great job.

Sunday 4/9/17 at 8:20 p.m., a Geneva ambulance was called for transport for a patient in active labor. During transport the medics contacted this ECRN and immediately advised they were 2 minutes out with a patient who is 40 weeks, water broken and in active labor.

At this time, the house supervisor Tiffany happened to be rounding in the department and standing right next to me, so while still on radio I asked the supervisor to contact the OB team and ask for assistance. During the radio call the medics advised they can now see the head. The ED team immediately set up the trauma room with the infant warmer and prepared for an imminent delivery.

Within two  minutes of contacting the OB team they were bedside awaiting the ambulance arrival. Additionally, the EDMD Dr. Oie was prepped and ready at the bedside. Upon arrival it was noted the baby had been safely delivered with the cord cut and carried in by medic. Mom was still pending delivery of the placenta. The OB team immediately transported mom to L&D for continued care while baby was quickly assessed by the team and then transported to L&D.

The teamwork of the two departments provided for quick and efficient response to ensure both mom and baby were safely and appropriate cared for.

Edwin F. Garland
EMS Supervisor / EMS System Coordinator / Paramedic Program Director
Southern Fox Valley EMS System
Northwestern Medicine - Delnor Hospital