UW Health has provided medical direction for primary EMS services for more than a decade. The EMS Section is charged with providing continuing education, quality assurance and protocol development for the UW Health EMS Consortium, a collaborative of six paramedic agencies that represent the majority of the emergency medical services in Dane County and provide care for roughly 75% of calls for medical service annually.
In our effort to provide medical direction for Belleville Area EMS, Brooklyn Fire & EMS, Fitch-Rona EMS, Madison Fire Department, Middleton EMS, Sun Prairie EMS & Fire, and Waunakee EMS, we use current evidence-based medicine combined with local QA data to advance protocols for out-of-hospital care and continuing education initiatives.
Our EMS faculty directly support prehospital oversight throughout south-central Wisconsin, including at the county and state level through leadership, medical direction, advocacy, and quality assurance initiatives. We helped to develop the first unified, evidence-based medical protocols covering all levels of responders in Dane County to help ensure the highest quality medical care can be provided wherever a medical emergency occurs.