EMS providers are vital to our healthcare system. They provide care in a high-stress, fast-paced environment, which often leads to early burnout. Many also provide interfacility care and transport in a high-stress environment. These factors can foster management challenges for EMS agency administrators, and sudden changes in leadership or policy within an organization can lead to personnel feeling abandoned, ignored or unimportant. In this webcast, you'll learn ways to foster an environment of open communication and recognition to improve the overall health of your agency.
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.
Don't miss this JEMS webcast sponsored by Bound Tree Medical.
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 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.
CPAP, BiPAP and high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) therapy are all non-invasive ventilation (NIV) tools that save lives. Discover the history of NIV, see the various NIV tools, patient selection criteria, standards of care, assessment, application, troubleshooting and NIV training tips. Disposable CPAP devices, BiPAP units and soon-to-be available prehospital HFNC units can drastically improve outcomes when used appropriately. Mike McEvoy will show you how NIV can improve the care you provide to patients.
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.
In this webcast, participants will learn about the psychology behind taking care of pediatric patients in the prehospital setting. Why does it make us anxious? Do we make it more challenging than it has to be? Participants will also discover how simulation can be used to help EMTs and paramedics conquer this fear of treating children and young patients.
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.
The opioid epidemic is a multifaceted problem leaving many with unanswered questions. During this webinar, we will review findings from over 30,000 EMS overdose records over the past 18 months to help answer some of them. Tune in as we discuss high-level topics affecting the recent spike in outbreaks.
Sponsored by ESO.
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