St. Luke's University Health Network

Pre-Hospital Services

Events

See upcoming events below.

Important Links

St. Luke's Pre-Hospital Services

St. Luke's Adult Level 1 Trauma Center

St. Luke's Heart and Vascular Center

St. Luke's Center for Neuroscience - Stroke Center

St. Luke's Pre-Hospital Services provides the necessary resources, feedback and appreciation to the EMS providers, firefighters, 911 dispatchers, police officers and other pre-hospital providers who are committed to serving our patients and communities.

Network Pre-Hospital Liaisons

Jeffrey Yanochko, NRP
Phone: 484-526-3781
Pager: 610-508-8690
Jeffrey.Yanochko@sluhn.org

NOTE: If you would wish to observe a cardiac catherization,
please contact Jeffrey by phone or e-mail above.

Adam Maziuk, NRP, MICP, ACM-FP
Phone: 484-526-2372
Pager: 610-508-0598
Adam.Maziuk@sluhn.org

NOTE: If you would wish to schedule a hybrid O.R. Tour,
please contact Adam by phone or e-mail above.

 

Pre-Hospital Liaison Roles

  • Serve as the first line contact for regional pre-hospital providers
  • Plan, organize and coordinate educational opportunities for our pre-hospital community
  • Provide patient feedback for pre-hospital providers
  • Represent the St. Luke’s University Health Network at regional EMS events and conferences
  • Assist the pre-hospital community in identifying and addressing concerns or suggestions related to St. Luke’s University Health Network
  • Propose and assist in the development of new programs and services based on the needs of the pre-hospital community
  • Coordinate EMS Week activities

Pre-Hospital Educational Programs

The St. Luke's University Health Network is committed to Pre-Hospital education. We offer continuing education courses on a nearly monthly basis. If you are interested in a specific topic or would like an education session at your facility, please contact a Pre-Hospital Liaison through this web site.

Biohazard and Infections Disease Information

Most important! Follow the CDC guidelines for EMS and or your state, local or service level protocol when dealing with suspected high risk patients.
Click here for: CDC guidelines for EMS

When encountering a high risk patient:
1. Please notify the receiving facility as soon as possible via your local PSAP or via cellular phone. See our mobile website for campus phone numbers ems.sluhn.org.
2. EMS should enter and stage outside all campus Emergency Departments via the normal route/location.
3. Suspected Ebola patients and EMS crew should remain in their EMS unit and await a verbal screening/exam by the ED Physician. The ED Physician will be donned in the appropriate level of PPE and will make his or her assessment via appropriate means.
4. If the patient is deemed high risk, the EMS crew will be directed by SLUHN staff from each facility in accordance with their respective ED Algorithm for the isolation and treatment of suspected Ebola patients.
5. Exposure screening and any needed decontamination services for EMS personnel will be provided at all locations.

Flu Shots

Flu Shots are available for EMS at each network Emergency Department. Please see the charge nurse for your flu vaccine consent form and your free flu shot.

Understanding the Electrocardiogram

We would like to thank Dave Kasarda, MD, ED Attending Physician and Bethlehem Township Fire Department EMS Medical Director for providing a copy of his recent EKG presentation delivered during our Paramedic Refresher Program.

Patient Follow-up

Have you ever wondered what happened to your patients after you transported them to the hospital? If so, please call the Pre-Hospital Liaisons.

Contact Us

Please contact a St. Luke's Pre-Hospital Liaison with:

  • Questions
  • Suggestions
  • Continuing education requests
  • Grand round case review requests
  • Patient follow-up requests

Events

2015 National Registry Paramedic Refresher

Dates and Times

  • January 12 – 16 and January 19 – 23, 2015

The 48-hour NREMT-P Refresher will be run two consecutive weeks. Paramedics must attend 1 Monday, 1 Tuesday, 1 Wednesday, 1 Thursday and 1 Friday to complete the requirements.
This refresher is designed for Paramedics seeking re-registrant status. This program is not recommended for Paramedics looking to challenge the National Registry Paramedic Exam.
Space is limited and spots are reserved to those Paramedics actively practicing in the St. Luke's University Health Network region.

Location:
Dewey Fire Company
502 Durham Street
Hellertown, PA 18055 
Maps & Directions

If you have any questions, please contact:
Adam Maziuk
Network Pre-Hospital Liaison
E-mail: adam.maziuk@sluhn.org

Learn more and register today!

For information and registration for CPR, ACLS and PALS Courses, please call Education Services at 484-526-4125.