Unlearning what you thought you knew about cardiac arrest requires challenging our traditional way of thinking. Do you defibrillate all patients in V-Fib? Give Epi? Stop compressions to intubate? Ventilate 10-12 times a minute? Not at Rialto Fire Department. In fact, we don't care if you ever ventilate. Nothing trumps compressions - nothing! We have changed the way we approach cardiac arrest and it has resulted in a large jump in ROSC rates and an 83% Utstein rate. Join us, Fire Chief Sean Grayson and EMS Chief Joe Powell, as we describe the journey to significant sweeping changes in our cardiac arrest approach and our culture.
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.
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 special EMS Today panel discussion and webcast will involve key responders from Orlando, San Bernardino and Dallas. The panel will discuss lessons learned from the active shooter incidents that took place in their response areas. The panel will also discuss response and operational protocols and procedure implemented at the incidents, revisions made since the incident and changes or additions made to medical/trauma/protective equipment deployment.
In much the same fashion that patients may have to wait until they get to the hospital for definitive treatment, EMS providers often do not have ready access to clinically meaningful data that may facilitate their diagnoses, clinical management, or even choice of transport destination. A variety of point-of-care testing tools are, however, available for use in the field and may serve to remedy this situation. In this session we will look at those clinical scenarios in which these quantitative diagnostic tools may be of special relevance, and how the data provided by them may affect clinical decision-making in the field. We will also examine what skills EMS professionals need to develop in order to ensure the appropriate use and interpretation of these tests. Finally, we will look at how to evaluate different devices not just for their clinical utility, but also for their efficient and realistic use in the field.
Capnography reflects ventilation, perfusion, metabolism, acid-base balance and reflects the effectiveness of critical patient care interventions. Many educational programs teach capnography using static pictures of capnography waveforms, but by incorporating capnography into simulated patient care situations, you can give providers the knowledge to interpret end-tidal CO2 in fast-paced, real-life patient care situations.
Please join us for this event sponsored by iSimulate.
This session will highlight presentations from three leading researchers in the field of cardiac arrest care. Dr. Karl Kern, a professor of medicine a the University of Arizona, discusses the statistics associated with treatment of refractory v-fib patients. Dr. Demetri Yannopoulos, a professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota, discusses patient selection and management regarding transporting refractory v-fib patients. Dr. Brian Grunau, an emergency physician and director ECPR program of St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver, BC, will discuss the value of a load and go approach vs. a stay and play model for cardiac arrest and refractory v-fib patients.
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.
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