Course Topic: EMS
Confirming Tube Placement: Use the Tools & Trust the Technology

Confirming Tube Placement: Use the Tools & Trust the Technology

Properly intubating the trachea is a difficult task that takes a lot of practice for initial competency and to maintain the skill. A common and sometimes fatal error is that we end up in the patient's esophagus. Luckily, there are tools and technology that can help us to confirm tube placement not only during initial placement, but to ensure our intubated patient maintains a patent airway and is being adequately ventilated throughout transport.
Consistency Counts: The Impact of Mechanical CPR

Consistency Counts: The Impact of Mechanical CPR

In this webcast Memphis Fire Department EMS Medical Director Joe Holley, MD, describes the background and results of implementing mechanical CPR in a large metropolitan EMS system. In this presentation you'll learn: How mechanical CPR can impact your system; Understand the advantages of mechanical CPR; and How mechanical CPR compares to traditional CPR.
Cutting-Edge First-Line Airway Management: Multiple Ways the EMT Can Make A Difference

Cutting-Edge First-Line Airway Management: Multiple Ways the EMT Can Make A Difference

This webcast will outline best practices in BLS airway management. Dr. Andrew McCoy will present topics such as how to optimize bag-mask ventilation; use of airway adjuncts including oral airway and nasopharyngeal airway; BLS end-tidal capnography; BLS positive pressure non-invasive ventilation; and PEEP as a BLS adjunct. Please join us for this event sponsored by Columbia Southern University.
Disrupt the Odds: Enhancing Community Preparedness and Response

Disrupt the Odds: Enhancing Community Preparedness and Response

As medical providers embedded within the fabric of a community, EMS is uniquely situated to help identify and prevent public health problems and other safety issues. In this session, you'll learn how three EMS agencies have partnered with other state and local services and systems to drive the implementation of cutting-edge, forward-thinking approaches to national problems within their community. Each of these agencies identified a need and worked to obtain the required funds and operational support, and as a result, have been a significant force of positive change.
Embracing Blended Learning in Your EMS Education Program

Embracing Blended Learning in Your EMS Education Program

It's been proven people learn in different ways. What learning style works for one provider, may not work for another. What learning style is best? Classroom? Online? Live? Simulation? We'll share details about various learning styles along with research proof points and real life stories about the ways people learn best to retain information. In addition, you'll discover the impact and risks learning fatigue can have on your organization. We'll also share ways you can develop a learning program to suit your organization's needs and your budget.
Evidence and Controversies in Pre-hospital Fluid Resuscitation – What You Need to Know About Pediatric and Adult Fluid Administration

Evidence and Controversies in Pre-hospital Fluid Resuscitation – What You Need to Know About Pediatric and Adult Fluid Administration

The optimal approach for and the importance of fluid management in shock has been heavily discussed and debated in the last 10-20 years. A study published by Rivers et al in 2001 was one of the first to demonstrate the benefit of early and rapid fluids in septic shock patients and the concept of early, aggressive fluids has proven benefits in multiple studies since then and worked its way into sepsis protocols for hospitals and EMS groups. Over the same period there have been a number of other studies that have questioned the conclusions of Rivers and similar studies. The purpose of this webcast is to review the current literature and studies and provide a summary of the current understanding of the optimal approach and situations for rapid fluid resuscitation in shock patients.
Ferrari Simulation on a Gremlin Budget

Ferrari Simulation on a Gremlin Budget

You don't need a million dollar Sim Lab and a $100,000 manikin to create phenomenal simulations. “High-fidelity” doesn't come from a manikin, but results from careful planning, creative use of your resources, and an unfailing commitment to create scenarios that are as realistic as possible. This presentation will explore best practices and low-cost options for simulation and scenario-based training. We will outline the key factors that make scenarios realistic, discuss affordable tools that can assist our efforts, and identify resources that most programs have within their grasp (and budget).

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