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What Lessons Has EMS Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic?

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Please join Jonathan Washko and Matt Zavadsky as they discuss what we have learned from the COVID-19 pandemic. Coronavirus has changed EMS forever – from our role in the communities we serve, how we care for our workforce and in our approach to patient care. Both presenters offer realistic, humorous and controversial discussion that will help you understand how we can shape the future of EMS delivery in a positive way.

FILE - This 2020 electron microscope image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Rocky Mountain Laboratories shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles which cause COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab. According to two new studies released on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, people who have antibodies from infection with the coronavirus seem less likely to get a second infection for several months and maybe longer.

MN Community Paramedics Help Homeless Facing COVID-19

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When an outbreak hit Rochester's homeless population, a group of paramedics stepped up to bring clinical care to unhoused people who were diagnosed with COVID-19.
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UK Hospitals Struggle; Tougher Rules Eyed to Fight Variant

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Authorities are blaming a new, more transmissible variant of the virus, first identified in southeast England, for the soaring infection rates.

City of Houston Gets First Doses of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

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A shipment of 6,000 doses of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Houston on Monday, marking the city government's first batch of the potentially life-saving shots.
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PA EMT Loves ‘Emotional’ Job She Almost Quit

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Laura Penatzer has spent 33 years as an emergency medical technician treating car crash victims, heart attack victims and more recently COVID-19 patients.

Portage (OH) EMS Workers Among First in County to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

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The Portage County Health Department administered the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Community EMS workers on Saturday morning in a brief clinic that took place in the EMS company's garage.
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Front Lines of Coronavirus: OH Medical Helicopter Nurse Knows How Quickly Life Can Change

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A constant witness to the fragility of life, Jessica Oakley offers advice in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

CT EMT and Student Thrives in Unfamiliar Circumstances

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Sydney Bryan had already been working as an Emergency Medical Technician for American Ambulance in Norwich during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Northwell Health ambulance

‘She Is One of the Most Dedicated People I Know’: Staten Island Paramedic’s Work...

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If you speak to her fellow paramedics, EMTs and staff of the Emergency Room at the hospital, they will tell you of her dedication to the health and care of all the patients she treats on the ambulance.

Some Orange County (CA) Ambulances with Patients ‘Waiting Hours’ for ER Beds

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The rising flood of coronavirus patients has prompted Orange County’s Health Care Agency to warn that emergency room backups have had some ambulances waiting “hours” to offload patients and the county’s critical care network “may collapse unless emergency directives are implemented now.”