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.
Join Epidemiologist Morgan Anderson, Judson Smith, MHA, Paramedic, and Phil Callahan, M.D., to learn how we can break down barriers to resiliency by redefining the culture and making a plan for ways to positively manage the stresses of the job. Learn about the role of leadership in providing the right resources and education for their crews and families.
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.
The standards for CPR have been published, and we know the benchmarks, but how do we know if we are meeting them? Until recently, it has been difficult to assess CPR quality and provide timely feedback to our field providers. Modern defibrillator technology has made this possible and an essential component for enhancing quality improvement in cardiac arrests. Join Dr. Clayton Kazan, medical director, and Nicole Steeneken, M.Ed., EMS quality improvement program director, as they describe their experiences with using technology to improve CPR performance at Los Angeles County Fire Department.
A cricothyrotomy is a potentially lifesaving procedure typically performed after every other difficult airway maneuver has failed. It's important for providers to maintain familiarity with the tools and relevant anatomy to perform this rare surgical airway procedure. This webcast will cover best practices for emergency crics, including indications, complications, a discussion of surgical vs. percutaneous approaches and specific technical details.
A careful curriculum design process can help to ensure positive outcomes when providers care for obstetric patients who deliver in the field. In this session, Paul Phrampus, MD, will present various education strategies, objectives and equipment types, allowing you to create a successful program for knowledge, skills and attitudes surrounding the assessment and management of both mom and baby after a field delivery.
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.
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