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Who Says EMS Recertification Needs to Be So Difficult? The Benefits of Online Learning...

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July 29, 2021 | 1 PM EDT

Attend this informative Webcast to find out how online coursework and documentation technology can help increase compliance, reduce headaches and legal exposure, improve performance, and prepare personnel for hands-on and classroom training.

Duty to Act: Maintaining Compassion and Safety for Difficult Patients

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June 10, 2021 | 1 PM EDT

Recent societal events have focused on misconduct by law enforcement and improper use of various restraint mechanisms. This dynamic and thought-provoking session will discuss the legal liability and the untoward medical effects of physical and chemical restraints. Join legal and clinical experts as they address the challenging “dual role” of the EMS practitioner in ensuring both patient and bystander safety and at the same time remaining an ardent patient advocate when dealing with difficult patients or persons in custody.

COVID-19 – Mental Fatigue and EMS Resilience

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May 18, 2021 | 1:00 PM EDT

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge our emergency medical services system and workforce. Multiple stressors are further aggravating mental fatigue and “burnout” among EMS professionals. This session will describe factors impacting the psychological resilience of the EMS workforce and explore strategies to improve the health and wellness of our community.

COVID Vaccine and Variants: What Does it Mean for EMS?

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April 27, 2021 at 1:00 PM EDT

This webcast will provide a brief overview of the latest information on safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines available in the US, as well as the evolution of SARS-CoV-2 variants. The presenters will also discuss the impact of variants and vaccines on EMS operations. A large proportion of time will be dedicated to a Q+A session with the panel.

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Finding Value in Realistic EMS Simulation Trainers

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April 14, 2021 at 2 PM EDT / 1 PM CDT / 10 AM PDT / 6 PM GMT

Please join us for a timely discussion on the importance of realistic simulation trainers in EMS. During this webcast, we will discuss the value of scenario and simulation training in EMS education and talk about the importance of making scenarios realistic and interactive. Opportunities to provide students exposure to various patient types, conditions and presentations will also be discussed.

Stress, Distress and PTSD: Recognizing and Reaching Out

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This timely information is designed for all fire/EMS medical personnel. It covers the common elements of career dissipation, including burnout, stress, long-term career planning and prevention of occurrences – like divorce and drug and alcohol abuse.

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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.

Too Hot to Handle: Prehospital Stabilization of the Burn Patient

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Delivered in a logical and pragmatic format, this presentation delivers case studies to highlight the role of EMS in the stabilization of the burn patient including discussion of initial triage, fluid resuscitation, intubation decisions, inhalation injuries and treatment interventions. Emergent care and stabilization of the patient with a thermal injury can determine both short-term and long-term outcomes, including survivability. Vivid photographs and interactive slides complement this session.

Please join us for this event sponsored by Columbia Southern University.

Management Education of Personnel During COVID-19

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Now available for on demand viewing.

When COVID-19 struck the United States, fire and EMS Agencies had little time to rethink and recreate the way they communicated with, trained and reviewed material with their personnel both on and off duty. Traditional classroom training and briefings were impossible. Join us for this powerful webcast to learn how Davie (FL) Fire Rescue and Fort Lauderdale (FL) Fire Rescue managers responded to the challenge and implemented and improved processes to communicate with, update, and educate their personnel.

This event sponsored by TargetSolutions.

Strengthening the Chain with High-Performance Teams and Community CPR

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This event was recorded and is now available for on demand viewing.

The world has changed because of COVID-19, but cardiac arrests continue and so does the need for quality CPR and a strong chain of survival. Join Davie FD, the leaders of the Florida Resuscitation Academy for an interactive discussion on implementing high-performance CPR and developing a community CPR program.

This event sponsored by Laerdal.