On this episode of The EMS TODAY Show, A.J. Heightman talks with Dr. James Augustine about what we are learning on a daily basis about COVID-19. They also discuss the impact it is having on EMS and emergency departments nationwide, particularly how it is decreasing EMS call volume and ED visits. They also talk about what we should plan for, and who we should be working with in the coming months – particularly when we move through flu season.
James Augustine, MD, FACEP, chairs the National Clinical Governance Board, US Acute Care Solutions. Jim is a boarded, practicing emergency physician (a board-certified diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine), and a fellow in the American College of Emergency Physicians.
Dr. Augustine serves as Medical Director for North Collier Fire District, Naples, FL, Washington Twp. Fire Dept in Dayton Ohio, South Fulton Fire Rescue in Atlanta GA.
Dr. Augustine also serves on the JEMS Editorial Board and is a recipient of the Street Medicine Society’s prestigious John Pryor Award for Exceptional Contribution to Prehospital Emergency Medical Services.