His presence on scene during the Parkland - Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting was invaluable to the patients and our crews.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (PRWEB) November 06, 2018
Handtevy Founder and CMO, Peter Antevy, MD, was recognized as the National EMS Medical Director of the Year at EMS World Expo in Nashville this past week. Sponsored by NAEMT (National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians) and Bound Tree Medical, the honor recognizes an EMS Medical Director that demonstrates commitment to clinical excellence and serves as an outstanding role model for EMS agency personnel on a local and national level. The award was presented during NAEMT’s General Membership Meeting on Tuesday, October 30th and during EMS World Expo’s Opening Ceremony on Wednesday, October 31st.
Dr. Antevy has served as the Medical Director for numerous EMS agencies in South Florida since 2010. He also currently serves as the Medical Director for two paramedic training programs and several mobile integrated healthcare (MIH) programs in the tri-county region. “Dr. Antevy has been a strong leader at the local, state and national level and has been the spark that has created positive change in so many aspects of EMS,” according to Julie Downey, Fire Chief at Davie Fire Rescue. Under his leadership and active involvement with his departments' continuous quality improvement programs (CQI), the community has seen a dramatic improvement in the outcomes of cardiac arrest patients. Moreover, Dr. Antevy has pioneered initiatives including the placement of severe bleeding kits in AED cabinets across the county and the creation of the Florida Stroke Registry.
If you know Dr. Antevy, you also know he has a soft spot for children. Dr. Antevy has led a national movement to improve the care for critically ill and injured children with the development of a pediatric resuscitation system, the Handtevy System, for healthcare professionals in the pre-hospital and hospital settings. “He has made very significant contributions that have improved emergency care of children and their families,” said Assistant Chief Juan Cardona of the Coral Springs/Parkland Fire Department. "His presence on scene during the Parkland - Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting was invaluable to the patients and our crews."
Board certified in both EMS and Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Dr. Antevy has received several awards, including the prestigious Ron J. Anderson Memorial Award, for his efforts to improve the outcomes of critically ill and injured children. Dr. Antevy is frequently invited to lecture and teach around the country about pediatric resuscitation, cardiac arrest and mobile integrated health.
About Handtevy - Pediatric Emergency Standards, Inc.
Since 2010, Handtevy - Pediatric Emergency Standards, Inc. has provided high quality evidence-based solutions for pre-hospital and hospital organizations with a customized resuscitation program that eliminates the difficulty associated with treating a child in an emergency. The proprietary system minimizes medical errors, increases patient safety and renews provider confidence. Handtevy is recognized nationally as the leader in pediatric resuscitation and is currently utilized in all 50 States by EMS agencies, hospitals, cruise lines, and helicopter services.