This adventure to find a safer way to be in the back of a moving ambulance and provide excellent care for my patient started about 11 years ago with an injury (like most things that stimulate change). While working in a Type II van, my partner made some aggressive moves at highway speeds with a sudden stop that tossed me around and I ended up with a few cracked ribs. This mishap has made me look at ways to make it safer in the back of the ambulance without inhibiting our jobs. Whether it be equipment, technology or just asking why we were doing something -- it was all on the table. Fighting tradition, resistance to change and the always present "what if‚" we continue to move forward. Now we are seeing the benefits in safety on the personnel and financial sides.
This class will illustrate the dynamic and dramatic preparation and response of the FDNY's 6th Battalion units during the first two nights of the protests, riots, and looting following the death of George Floyd. The presentation will spur a discussion on how the chiefs working in the FDNY's 6th Battalion kept their members safe while responding through thousands of protestors and agitators, hundreds of NYPD police officers, and garbage strewn streets to extinguish almost 100 fires—including police cars full of ammunition, one report of a police officers trapped in a burning patrol car, and multiple calls reporting structural fires.
Severe infection and sepsis are high mortality illnesses that significantly burden the healthcare system. Evidence suggests that early identification and aggressive treatment reduces mortality and length of hospital stay for these patients. Emergency rooms and hospitals have utilized protocols to help identify this patient cohort, but emergency medical services (EMS) has lagged behind, despite the fact that many of these patients are initially treated and transported by EMS. Recently, several prehospital screening tools for identifying sepsis have been created and evaluated. Using this approach, emergency medical technicians may be able to provide pre-arrival notification, initiate treatment, and create systems of care for septic patients. This webinar will review the evidence for prehospital engagement with septic patients and discuss the existing screening tools for EMS personnel.
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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.
Ambulance services face the unique challenge of providing care, whenever and wherever needed, without consideration of a patient's ability to pay. It is therefore paramount that they operate high-performing revenue cycles to increase and accelerate cash flow.
In order to effectively deliver safe and efficient patient care, frontline first response and ambulance, and flight crews need a reliable supply and logistic program. Not all EMS operations are alike and maintaining consistent inventory can be a challenge in a fixed base or distributed operations environment. The key to effective management of a department's equipment and consumable supply inventory is improved by taking a systems perspective to managing this essential patient care inventory. A well designed and monitored system can ensure both quality care and support effective financial management.
This session will provide an overview of the basic bio-mechanics of lifting patients in EMS with a comparison to OSHA lifting guidelines. Discussion will include safe reach ranges and areas where EMS caregivers need to have careful scrutiny when moving patients.
At this compelling webinar event, you will gain valuable insights on how to prepare your community to effectively handle mass casualty incidents. You will hear first-hand accounts from the EMS personnel who were onsite at the October 1, 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting and how invaluable civilian/bystander support was in controlling severe hemorrhaging that tragic evening. Richard Hunt, MD, Senior Medical Advisor with the National Healthcare Preparedness Programs will detail the importance of the Federal Stop the Bleed Initiative, established by the White House and being implemented throughout the United States. Operational managers from MEMS in Little Rock Arkansas will explain how the State of Arkansas secured funding to implement a statewide Stop The Bleed program that involves EMS, law enforcement, school nurses, teachers and church groups as trained "First" First Responders.
This session will provide an overview of three initiatives, the products of which are of direct benefit to EMS personnel and the EMS systems in which they function: fatigue risk guidelines, long distance ground transport of patients with high consequence infectious disease, and crashworthiness of ambulances.
Simulated patient care scenarios are recognized as one of the best methods to help educate as well as assess the clinical skills of EMTs and paramedics. With the exception of team-based CPR delivery, training and assessing a provider's clinical skills typically involves a single student performing skills on a simulated patient. But how often are EMS personnel the only person treating a single patient? In this webcast, you'll learn how clinical skills competitions not only offer a team-based approach to skills training and assessment, but also the many benefits that extend beyond the classroom or training room.
What does it take be a high-performing competition team?; Unlike operating on our everyday 911 calls, competing brings another level of intensity. When we provide patient care to the sick and injured as their family members watch our every move, we encounter stress, but the way you run a street call with your partners will not suffice in a competition. When we compete, that stress is exponentially increased. When judges, doctors and your peers are watching, every move you make is critical. "Practice makes perfect‚" is our motto. Knowing your partners, what they‚ are capable of and their specialties, along with communication, are all critical factors that contribute to a team's success. In this webcast, we'll answer your questions and offer some insights and advice about what has allowed us to win over 50 national and international titles.
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