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Actionable EMS Metrics to Improve Prehospital Patient Care

Course Description

Patient care reporting technology has improved in leaps and bounds, and many agencies find themselves with an ocean of data but struggle to translate the data into actionable information. In this webcast, Dr. Brent Myers and David Moran with Guilford County Emergency Services will focus on five key EMS metrics that can truly deliver results in key areas that matter most in your community. Join us for this event sponsored by ESO.

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