Upcoming Webcasts

The 2015 AHA Guidelines Recommendations on Targeted Temperature Management of Cardiac Arrest Patients and the Implications for prehospital providers

Tue, Mar 8 2016 10:00:00

Targeted temperature management (TTM), formerly known as “therapeutic hypothermia,” is an evidence-based standard of care that increases the potential for a good neurologic outcome for post-cardiac arrest patients who don’t have a purposeful response to commands after ROSC. This webinar will explain the latest thinking and science on TTM, review the American Heart Association and Canadian resuscitation guidelines updates on TTM, and discuss the latest evidence attempting to identify ideal specifics of the cooling process: who, when, what temperature and how long. You’ll also learn:

  • Why TTM is proving highly beneficial;
  • Why EMS needs to be cautious about fluid overload; and
  • Review safe alternatives to saline for easy deployment prehospital

Don’t miss this JEMS webcast sponsored by Cryothermic Systems, Inc.

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Best Practices in Patient Experience

Mon, Feb 15 2016 14:00:00

JEMS and EMS Survey Team host industry thought leader Matt Zavadsky of MedStar Mobile Healthcare in Fort Worth Texas. In this exclusive conversation Matt will share patient experience insights from 4 of the top 10 rated EMS agencies in the country.

Topics discussed will be:

  • How frequently to review your ratings
  • How to use benchmarks and ratings as part of a management strategy
  • How actions between calls impact patient experience ratings
  • How to build your patient experience “ground game”

Don’t miss this JEMS webcast sponsored by EMS Survey Team.

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New Technology for Taking High Quality CPR to High Perfusion CPR

Thu, Feb 11 2016 13:00:00

High-quality CPR is one of the hottest topics in resuscitation. A new device combination, ACD-CPR with an ITD, is now available in the US and is the only CPR adjunct with an FDA-approved indication to improve the likelihood of survival in adults with non-traumatic cardiac arrest. This webinar will review how these devices provide IPR therapy to move high-quality CPR to high-perfusion CPR. The latest research will be reviewed, as well as how this therapy platform can be used for potential future advances.

Don’t miss this JEMS webcast sponsored by ZOLL.

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On Demand Webcasts

Rise of the Machines: Mechanical CPR and What the Studies Don’t Tell You

First Broadcast Wed, Jan 27 2016 13:00:00

This Webcast, sponsored by Physio-Control, will focus on how to ask the right questions to find out if your system would benefit from mechanical CPR technology, how to properly implement mechanical CPR to maximize compression fraction and minimize pauses, and how to consider how these devices can change the way we approach cardiac arrest, specifically refractory ventricular fibrillation and PEA.

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Response Times? Pfft! Bring on the Clinical Benchmarks

First Broadcast Thu, Dec 10 2015 13:00:00

We know that response times aren’t the only (or even best) way to measure the clinical performance of our EMS systems. It’s not like we don’t know what to measure. Several very good clinical benchmarks have been published, giving us a great starting place. It is now up to us to find a way to measure and use them to improve our practices.

Join Dr. Jeff Jarvis, an EMS physician, paramedic and self-proclaimed data geek as he covers topics including:

• Limitations of response times as the sole indicator for system performance
• Common clinical benchmarks and why they are important
• How to improve our practices by harnessing the data our systems provide us
• Current limitations on benchmarking metrics across multiple systems

Dr. Jarvis will also engage the audience in a group discussion of how to best define the essential elements of these measurements.

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Breaking the Paradigms of Burn Care in EMS

First Broadcast Tue, Dec 1 2015 10:00:00

Breaking the paradigm of burn care talks about cooling burns and not leaving patients high and dry.

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The Effect Mechanical Ventilators Have on Patient Care and Outcomes in the Prehospital Setting.

First Broadcast Wed, Sep 30 2015 10:00:00

The Mesa Fire and Medical Department implemented a prehospital ventilator program in August of 2012. We placed mechanical ventilators on all our responding advanced life support apparatus. The program has continually improved from reviewing 100% of the calls. We have collected all patient outcomes from the local hospitals. This Webcast will share the results this program has had on patient outcomes and discuss the number of prevented intubations by the department and the impact the ventilator program has had on the hospital stay and prevented ICU admissions.

Don’t miss this game changing JEMS webcast sponsored by ZOLL.

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