First responders to switch from paper to an electronic intervention report

July 31, 2019

The Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay (CBHSSJB) tested a new electronic intervention report. The tests took place at the Fire Department in the Cree Nation of Mistissini. An intervention report should be done for all interventions where first responders had contact with a patient.

“We are glad to participate in the CBHSSJB new electronic intervention report tests,” said Tracy Iserhoff, Mistissini Fire Chief. “This new tool will contribute to improve our first responders services and give the people of Eeyou Istchee access to better emergency care.”

Part of the first responders mission is to arrive promptly on an emergency scene and to bring the victim as quickly as possible to the hospital or the clinic, so that the medical staff can take care of the person in need. 

“The new electronic intervention report will allow a faster and accurate transmission of the patient’s health condition to the medical staff by the first responders. The medical staff will then be able to give better healthcare to the patient,” added Thomas Chakapash, CBHSSJB Planning, Programming and Research Officer. 

The switch from paper forms to the electronic intervention report is scheduled to happen in 2019-2020. This new digital tool will improve communication between first responders services, operated by the Cree First Nations and medical services provided by the CBHSSJB. The electronic intervention report will be implemented gradually in the nine Eeyou Istchee communities.

Photo Caption: Tracy Iserhoff, Mistissini Fire Chief and Thomas Chakapash, CBHSSJB Planning, Programming and Research Officer.