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Phone: 913-715-1950

11811 S. Sunset Drive, Suite 1100, Olathe, Kansas 66061

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Advance Care Planning


At Johnson County MED-ACT, our patients are the center of our focus.  We act with honor, bound by ethical and professional standards.  Those standards form the basis for “doing the right things for the right reasons.”  We seek to provide care that is consistent with our patients’ wishes.  Our challenge is discovering those wishes when a patient is unable to speak for themselves.

There are tools to help patients think about what their healthcare choices would be if they are unable to speak for themselves.  There are also tools which allow patients to write down their wishes so they are available to emergency medical service providers.  If available, and valid, MED-ACT can honor such documents while providing patient care.

For more information about advance care planning and making your healthcare wishes known, please go to www.practicalbioethics.org/resources/caring-conversations.  These free resources will take you through the process of advance care planning from the very first conversation through documentation of your wishes via healthcare directive and durable power of attorney for healthcare forms.

If you would also like information regarding the Kansas Out-of-Hospital Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) form, please contact  our office at 913-715-1950.

CPR and AED Education


CPR and AED training can truly make a difference in someone’s life. Recognition of the signs and symptoms of a heart attack, early activation of 9-1-1, bystander CPR and AED utilization can all dramatically impact a person’s chances of survival.

We offer the following training:

  • Hands-Only CPR
  • AED (Automated External Defibrillator)
  • Certified CPR

Contact the MED-ACT Community Education Specialist at (913) 715-1981 or visit our website at www.JoCoHeartSafe.org.


AED registration:

Have you recently purchased an AED?  PLEASE make sure to register the device, so your information will be available when someone calls 9-1-1!  Go to:  http://www.marc.org/Emergency-Services-9-1-1/MARCER/Activities/AED-Registry/AED-Registration-Form to fill out a simple form.



Field Provider Continuing Education

Med-Act provides continuing education for field providers that meets the requirements set forth by the Kansas Board of EMS and the National Registry of EMT’s. A Physician lecture series is offered twice a year with Physicians from local institutions offering information in a variety of specialty areas related to EMS.  The field provider lecture series gives field providers an opportunity to present on a topic of their choosing and is done yearly.  Department Educators present lectures twice a year over the course of 3 days each to accommodate attendance by shift employees.  Med-Act also supports local hospitals with continuing education programs by providing  EMS continuing education hours.  Med-Act is able to offer CECBEMS continuing education credit for courses.  The ability to offer this type of continuing education, which is nationally recognized, is only held by a handful of ambulance and air ambulance services across the Country.

You may view any of the classes or lectures we are offering at the following site:  https://events.jocogov.org/med/.  Lectures are open to anyone to attend.  There is no cost for current Johnon County Providers.  Those attending from outside the County are charged an administrative fee to process and maintain continuing education records. EMS drive thru / Core training is for employees of Johnson County Med-Act and the Overland Park Fire Department.  If interested in attending one of these sessions, please contact either the BLS Educator or the Assistant Chief for Education to request participation.


File of Life Program

Download a File of Life form HERE.

*If you would like a refrigerator magnet sleeve, please contact the Community Education Specialist at (913) 715-1981.


When Seconds Count…

Paramedics at Johnson County MED-ACT are prepared to respond to your home any time you are faced with sudden illness or injury, but have you done everything you can to prepare?  Will you be able to communicate your past medical history, the list of medications you are taking and any life threatening allergies you may have?  What happens when the illness or injury prevents you from being able to do so?

This frightening scenario is all too common, so Johnson County MED-ACT has made the File of Life available to our citizens at no charge.  This simple tool allows patients to post a “mini medical history” via magnet on their refrigerator so paramedics have somewhere to look for this critical information.

The front of the form contains demographic information and communicates patient preferences including hospital of choice and whether or not an Out of Hospital Do Not Resuscitate form exists for the patient.  The back of the form is where the patient can document the prescription medications they take, any current medical conditions they have, and medication allergies paramedics will need to know about.  The form is then folded and placed in this magnet pocket for display on the refrigerator.

Here are just a few scenarios to consider:

  • Knowing that a patient is taking blood thinners such as Coumadin (warfarin), Pradaxa (dabigatran), or Plavix is critical for patients who have sustained a traumatic injury or may be suffering from a stroke.
  • Unconscious diabetic patients can be treated more efficiently and perhaps even avoid a trip to the hospital if their history of diabetes is documented.
  • Medication allergies can be life threatening, so sharing that information with paramedics helps prevent unnecessary complications during the course of treatment.

Chances are there is something about your medical history or current medical status Paramedics would need to know.






HeartSafe Community Program

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Started in 2014, the Johnson County HeartSafe program promotes County-wide CPR and AED (automated external defibrillator) education.  It stresses awareness of the 911 system, recognition of signs and symptoms of a heart attack and cardiac arrest, as well as the need for early CPR and AED use.  Utilization of Hands-Only CPR can make a difference in the outcomes of those affected by sudden cardiac arrest.

It is the goal of Johnson County HeartSafe to have schools incorporate CPR education for every student in at least one designated grade.  We also encourage CPR education for all County employees. 

Through partnerships with Fire Departments and Hospitals, as well as community members in the Johnson County area, the organization has helped reach over 40,000 citizens with Hands-Only CPR thus far.

If you are interested in more information about how you can volunteer with the Johnson County HeartSafe Foundation, please visit our website at www.JoCoHeartSafe.org .


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