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Embracing Blended Learning in Your EMS Education Program

Course Description

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.

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Identifying Sepsis in the Prehospital Setting

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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.
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.
Adding Value to your EMS Supply Management System

Adding Value to your EMS Supply Management System

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.
Benefits of Simulation-Based Clinical Skills Competitions

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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.
How to Prepare for an EMS Clinical Competition

How to Prepare for an EMS Clinical Competition

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.
The Role of Perfusion and ECMO in Cardiac Arrest: How Pre-Hospital and In-Hospital Initiatives are Directly Related and Vital for Successful ECMO Outcomes

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In this modern age, it's remarkable that after more than a half-century survival from cardiac arrest have shown minimal improvement. However, in some cutting-edge cities, survival rates exceed the national average, leading us to reevaluate what is necessary to improve outcomes. From adopting new technologies that enhance blood flow in the prehospital setting, to implementing resuscitative protocols, including extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), we must be open to new ideas when tackling cardiac arrest. To make progress in a field that has been seemingly stagnate, progressive programs may finally move the needle on survival rates while also creating best practices for future resuscitation initiatives.
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