Emily Kaplan, DrPH, MPA, EMT-P

Leveraging Simulation to Meet Quality Improvement Goals

January 21, 2022 | 1 PM EST

Simulation is a powerful technique which can be leveraged to meet quality improvement goals. In this scenario-based course, educators and quality-improvement managers will discover different types of simulation, be introduced to the development of metrics, identify various types of metrics and select appropriate simulation methodologies to meet agency QI goals.

SteraMist by TOMI

Cleaning Vehicles and Equipment

December 2, 2021 | 1 PM EST

Cleaning your vehicle and equipment used for patient care is an important aspect of infection control. The new healthcare law has added EMS into the definition of “Healthcare Associated Infections.” If a patient develops an infection 2 days after admission and it is not related to the admitting diagnosis, the facility will not be paid for treating that infection! Facilities are looking in your direction! Be prepared!


Ventilation in EMS: Manually or Mechanical?

Recorded November 3, 2021 | Watch Now!

Airway management and ventilation are some of the most important, yet challenging situations faced by EMS. What is the best way to ventilate? What are the advantages of manual and mechanical ventilation? The speaker Prof. Dr. Gräsner works as an Emergency Physician for Medical Mass Casualty Incidents in different EMS and the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service in Germany and will present in the webcast how a patient can benefit from mechanical ventilation and what are the different possibilities of monitoring.

The train sits still as cones block access to it.

German Police: Train Attacker Stabbed Passengers ‘At Random’

A 27-year-old man who stabbed four people with a knife on a German high-speed train apparently attacked his victims “at random," police said.
Emergency personnel respond to the Astroworld music festival in Houston on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021.

Here Is Why Crowd Surges Can Kill People

The crowd deaths at a Houston music festival added even more names to the long list of people who have been crushed at a major event.
Real Life Rescues podcast logo with an orange Star of Life.

Real Life Rescues: The Rise of the MCI

Dov Maisel and Raphael Poch discuss mass-casualty incident training in response to the three large-scale MCIs that took place in Israel this year.
A woman made up to be bloodied confronts an EMS member.

United Hatzalah’s Women’s Unit Holds MCI Drill

United Hatzalah of Israel recently held a mass casualty incident training exercise for its women’s unit.
Texas high school shooting

Student Opens Fire at TX High School; Four Injured

A student opened fire inside a Dallas-area high school during a fight, injuring four people before he fled, authorities said Wednesday.
A firefighter works to put out a blaze at the COVID-19 ICU section of the Hospital for Infectious Diseases in the Black Sea port of Constanta, Romania, Friday, Oct. 1, 2021.

Fire in Romanian Hospital Kills at Least 7 People

A fire at a hospital in the Romanian port city of Constanta killed at least seven COVID-19 patients, authorities said Friday.
Workers stand Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, near toppled cars from an Amtrak train that derailed Saturday, just west of Joplin, Mont.

Investigators Seek Cause of Deadly MT Train Derailment

Federal investigators are seeking the cause of an Amtrak train derailment near a switch on tracks in the middle of vast farmland in far northern Montana that killed three people and left seven hospitalized over the weekend.

Survivors of Russian University Shooting Airlifted to Moscow

Seven survivors of a shooting at a university in central Russia that left six people dead and 28 more wounded are to be airlifted to Moscow for medical treatment.
People stand behind the fence near the Perm State University, in Perm, Russia, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021.

Shooting at University in Russia Leaves Eight Dead, 28 Hurt

A gunman opened fire Monday at a university in Russia, leaving eight people dead and 28 hurt, officials said.
The EMS Handoff

The EMS Handoff: Disaster Preparedness with NAEMT

This week, Eric, Bradley and David welcome the Disaster Preparedness committee to celebrate National Disaster Preparedness Month.

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