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Acute Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Making the Diagnosis and Understanding the Long-Term Risks

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

Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, tasteless and colorless gas that is a poison to the body if inhaled. Headache, dizziness, muscle pain and neuropsychological effects are seen in patients with mild exposures. Those with higher levels of poisoning typically become disoriented and may lead to death.

Challenging Trauma Cases

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Dr. Dennis and Dr. Kramer discuss unique and complex trauma cases that will challenge your assessment skills and assist you in treating trauma patients in the future.

911-Initiated Telemedicine: How Colorado Springs (CO) Clinical Leaders Are Revolutionizing Emergency Medicine via Mobile...

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In the largest pandemic of our lifetime, learn how clinical leaders in Colorado Springs (CO) are using mobile technology to not only manage the COVID-19 crisis, but also lay the foundation for the new reality of EMS, including 911-initiated telemedicine, mobile integrated healthcare, community paramedicine and telehealth. For the first time ever, the presenters will outline their modernized management system and share case studies and key takeaways that will help you improve patient care, upgrade team communication, reduce cost of care, and increase EMS agency and hospital revenue.

Pushing the Restart Button on Your EMS Education Program

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This webcast will serve as a blueprint on how to conduct EMS training and education during COVID-19, either in a socially distant in-person learning experience or through online education.

EMS Operations — COVID-19 Roundup

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The course aims to increase awareness about standard and transmission-based infection prevention practices, increase understanding about transmission of COVID-19 and to share best practices to improve the safety of EMS operations during the pandemic. Learners will also understand how the "Identify, Isolate and Inform" strategy can improve their ability to recognize and manage an infectious disease threat.

Power and Pitfalls of EMS Leadership

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This program is for all EMS leaders and EMS members interested in improving their communication skills to connect with their membership. This dynamic presentation covers the power and pitfalls of effective EMS officer management and leadership skills and provides actual scenarios to enhance the subject matter. Attendees apply what they have learned in an interactive exploration of the commonalities and differences between management and leadership ideals. This webcast is a must for members interested in moving up in the EMS ranks.

Paramedicine Strategic Planning

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The flaws in the current emergency medical system design are coming to light in the wake of COVID-19. The EMS system in the U.S. has fallen behind other countries on many quality indicators. Paramedicine clinicians remain very poorly paid, and the U.S. paramedicine system remains isolated and underfunded.

Dr. Maguire, and others, are proposing a new paramedicine system in the U.S., and urges all EMS professionals to call on federal, state and local representatives to immediately invest in the EMS system in order to care for current COVID-19 victims, to prepare for the next wave of this pandemic and to create the 21st century paramedicine system in the U.S.

Managing the Operational, Staffing & Scheduling Challenges of the Pandemic

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This event was recorded July 9, 2020 and is now available for on demand viewing.

During this time of crisis, we have seen innovation happen very quickly. We should carry this into our culture going forward. The operational impact on crew and patient safety as well as staffing and resource management was not staggering. Our EMS team members demonstrated incredible ingenuity, dedication, humanity and courage, and our management team learned how to make innovation happen very quickly. By successfully scheduling and revising crew schedules on an ongoing basis to manage 911 response, hospital decompression and patient-to-resource load balancing efforts at the epicenter in Queens NY, we were able to save thousands of lives through amazing teamwork.

Ask the Experts: Talking Fit Testing – Sponsored by TSI, Incorporated

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First responders at the federal, state and local levels are on the front lines providing service, protection, and support to their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. To assist first responders in conducting activities as safely and efficiently as possible, Greg Olson, Sr. Global Product Specialist for Industrial Hygiene and Respiratory Protection at TSI and Bobby Holton, Editor in Chief at Fire Engineering, will discuss respiratory protection and respirator fit testing.

Special Webcast Series — EMS Planning, Mitigation, and Recovery for High-Consequence Events

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This event was originally broadcast on May 12, 2020 and is now available for on-demand viewing.

We have seen fire, rain, and flooding. We hone our response based on years of records and new technologies. But, fire and rain have predictive values. Not so a catastrophic biologic event. We have developed vaccines for some of the most infectious agents, but each relies on voluntary compliance or mandated ring immunization without guaranty of jurisdictional adherence in a geopolitically isolated environment.