St. Luke's Pre-Hospital Services
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
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
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.
PA Department Of Health - EMS Information Bulletins:
Click here for: FAQ's relating to Ebola
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.
Have you ever wondered what happened to your patients after you transported them to the hospital? If so, please call the Pre-Hospital Liaisons.
Please contact a St. Luke's Pre-Hospital Liaison with:
- Continuing education requests
- Grand round case review requests
- Patient follow-up requests