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Ground Air Medical qUality Transport (GAMUT™) Quality Improvement Collaborative is a data analytics platform for medical transport programs to track, report, and evaluate their performance on transport-specific quality metrics.
We collect over 40 metrics, some are listed below.
|ADVANCED AIRWAY MANAGEMENT
|Ventilator use in patients with advanced airways
|Waveform capnography ventilated patients
|First attempt endotracheal tube success
|DASH 1A-Definitive airway “sans” hypoxia/hypotension on first attempt
|Verification of ETT placement
|Rapid Sequence intubation protocol compliance
|Appropriately sized cuffed tracheal tube for pediatric patients (29 days to 17 years)
|Use of supraglottic airway devices (SGAs) as primary invasive airway devices in transport patients
|Rate of transfusion-related allergic reactions
|Unintended neonatal hypothermia
|Blood glucose check for altered mental status
|Appropriate management of blood pressure for aortic emergencies
|Steroids administered to asthmatics prior to arrival at destination hospital
|Management of hypertension in hemorrhagic stroke
|Reliable pain assessment
|Antibiotic administration as early goal directed therapy for patients with suspected sepsis
|Appropriate management of hemorrhagic shock
|Neonatal therapeutic hypothermia
|Adult therapeutic hypothermia
|Lung protective ventilation for transport patients
|Non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV) failure during transport
|Rate of CPR performed during transport
|Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) effectiveness for transport patients
|Mobilization time of the transport team
|Scene times for STEMI activation
|Bedside times for STEMI activation
|High Risk OB: Seizures
|High Risk OB: Persistent Hypertension
|High Risk OB: Delivery during transport
|Medication errors on transport
|Unplanned dislodgement of therapeutic devices
|Rate of Serious Reportable Events (SREs)
|Incidence of hypoxia during transport
|Medical equipment failure
|Adverse drug event during transport
|Patient near miss or precursor adverse events
|Rate of transport-related patient injuries
|Rate of transport-related crew injuries
GAMUT members are based in over 13 countries including the USA, Australia, Spain, Brazil, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Canada, England and Thailand.
GAMUT's data set represents data collected from over 2.5 million patient contacts, and growing.
GAMUT tracks a wide variety of consensus-based metrics used in the transport domain.
GAMUT reports can be used in submissions to transport accreditation organizations like CAMTS.
“The Ground and Air Medical Quality in Transport (GAMUT) is an invaluable component of quality management for medical transport services. Right from the beginning, GAMUT has been inclusive of the medical transport community. It was medical transport service leaders that develop the consensus metrics for GAMUT for the medical transport community, by the medical transport community. The GAMUT metrics are patient-centric and most are based on medical literature demonstrating an improvement in patient outcomes. Critically, GAMUT creates a benchmark for each metric. As a quality leader in a medical transport service, I would be very pleased to see my service’s performance improve year over year, only to then compare to a GAMUT benchmark and learn that my service’s performance is below the benchmark, below the performance of my peers, and realize that we have a lot of work to do to improve performance. Without GAMUT, we might not put in that time and energy and then, would not provide the best care to our patients. Our patients deserve the highest quality patient care and GAMUT helps us to achieve best practices.”
David FE Stuhlmiller, MD FACEP FAEMS CMTE
LifeNet of New York
“As a joint neonatal/paediatric inter-facility transport team operating in the UK, where that model is relatively uncommon, we have found reporting to GAMUT invaluable. The biannual reports allow us to track our performance against key metrics that meet our scope of care, with the added advantage of benchmarking against other services around the world. It also helps us meet the standards required for our CAMTS-Global accreditation as well as allowing us to feel part of a worldwide community of professionals dedicated to the safe transport of patients.”
Dr. Stephen Hancock
Embrace Yorkshire & Humber Infant & Children's Transport Service
“GAMUT’s value exceeds that of just data benchmarking. The Association of Critical Care Transport (ACCT) hosts annual, face-to-face quality benchmarking events where programs from across the U.S. and Canada provide their GAMUT metric data. GAMUT has opened the door to membership conversations on best practices, metric definition clarity, exclusion criteria considerations, and how to best convert GAMUT data into real quality improvement information. We also deliberate on how scope of care, specialty team configurations, and regional care considerations can impact benchmarking. In addition, ACCT members have been able to work with GAMUT on research projects utilizing their data. These opportunities were afforded us through the common language of the GAMUT metrics. Finally, Dr. Hamilton Schwartz and Dr. Michael Bigham have always been accessible, supportive, and have provided numerous presentations to our membership.”
Association of Critical Care Transport