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Objectives Upon conclusion of this course, students will be able to: Recite criteria outlined by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma and the American Burn Association (ABA) that dictate the types of burn injuries that should be…
Upon conclusion of this course, students will be able to: Recite criteria outlined by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma and the American Burn Association (ABA) that dictate the types of burn injuries that should be referred to a…
The recent pandemic and civil unrest has taught us the importance of crew resource management (CRM) in crisis response. Learn how to mitigate the perception of risk to achieve your desired outcomes through principles and practices of situational…
Severe COVID-19 illness can involve a spectrum of inflammation and unusual vascular disorders. After reading this article, the learner will be able to: Delineate that COVID-19 is not just a disease that attacks the lungs, but one that can create…
Two systems find new protocols safe and effective. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: Examine the evidence supporting bolus IV nitroglycerin use in APE;  Describe an effective and safe administration protocol for NTG; …
Join Drs. Ed Racht, Stein Bronsky and Craig Manifold in their roundtable discussion of best practices and lessons learned in triaging and determining transport destinations of COVID-19 and other non-COVID emergency patients during the pandemic. …
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge the U.S. healthcare system. As our understanding of this virus evolves, so does our response. This webinar will offer an overview of practical information and current trends associated with personal…
This final installment of a three-part review of thermal burn injury covers pain management and complex and critical burn injuries.  Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: Describe the pain response to burns and their…
Sepsis is an emergent medical condition that kills more people annually than prostate cancer, breast cancer, and AIDS combined. For every two heart attack patients cared for by EMS, five patients are hospitalized by sepsis. EMS transports 60% of…
The second of a three-part series on burn care focuses on general assessment, ABCDEs, and wound care. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to: Describe scene safety, assessment, and triage of burn injury; Explain effective pain…
When an EMS student brought illustrations of the concepts he was learning to Ginger’s trauma management course, she found a new way into the brain of her learner. Beginning with a case study, she began to explore the nuances of using art as an…
If educational theory sounds boring to you, think again—how we teach can have direct impact on patient care. Education and teaching are the most rewarding activities we do and the way we do it is vital in ensuring providers deliver the best care for…
EMS case studies always provide an illuminating window into issues of liability and risk management for EMS practitioners. In this presentation, one of the nation's best-known EMS attorneys will present selected cases that will make you shake your…
First in a three-part review of best practices in the assessment and treatment of thermal injuries. The first section will provide an overview and cover the anatomy of the area impacted and burn injury classification. Learning Objectives Review…
If you knew your patient with an infection would be dead in 18 hours, would you do anything different now? As sepsis progresses to septic shock, and the patient slips into a deadly spiral of cellular hypoperfusion, the healthcare team must identify…
OB emergencies are high stakes and can be high stress. Not all OB emergencies present with vaginal bleeding or abdominal pain. Sometimes these emergencies are more subtle. Taught from the perspective of an EMS provider and ED physician who…
Vancouver, Canada is the hotbed of the opioid crisis in America. To date, the province of British Columbia has experienced more than 2,000 opioid deaths and 24,000 saved. In this session, we will explore the various methods the British Columbia…
This session will provide clear direction about security requirements, transfer of controlled substances between registrants, and surrendering and disposal of expired controlled substances. EMS agencies must maintain compliance with DEA and federal…
Demystify cardiology and 12-lead ECGs. What are all the fancy cardiology things paramedics do? Is it voodoo magic? This fun and entertaining session walks through Cardiology 101 from basic anatomy to 12-lead interpretation. Will you be an expert in…
Much like backboards, the evidence is mounting against their frequent use. Objectives Examine evidentiary support of patient immobilization; Evaluate potential harm of using cervical collars in cases suspected spine injury;  References 1.…
Join two trauma surgeons as they discuss how treatments that are started in the field are continued or discontinued in the trauma bay, in the OR and in the hospital. The session will focus on trauma patients and the ongoing care they receive after…
What is the future of EMS? What breakthrough therapies are just ahead for our patients? How should patients be resuscitated? Is it time to remove epinephrine from VFib arrest protocols? What's the latest on head-up CPR? Where should we be…
Is your organization properly caring for those who have served our country? This presentation will demonstrate how an EMS agency can provide comprehensive care to the veteran population within their community. This course will teach attendees how to…
This session focuses on rapid initiation of CPR on a firefighter who experiences a cardiac arrest while wearing full personal protective equipment and SCBA after the firefighter's removal from the immediately dangerous to life and health (IDLH) area…
Let’s face it: Our patients are not getting any smaller. Larger patients bring with them challenges to assessment and management as well as their own unique medical conditions. This session uses an interesting case study to review presentations,…
As an EMS provider, you play a decisive role in the identification and early treatment of these critically ill children. This session investigates what research says about how to identify, assess, and begin treatment for pediatric patients with…
The Lay Responder Support Model (LRSM) is a Peel Regional Paramedic Service initiative that provides a framework to capture first-hand information from the lay responders’ perspective about their experience of providing CPR and using an AED. In…
This session will review different stroke presentations syndromes, including different pre-hospital clinical testing strategies used to recognize stroke in the pre-hospital setting. The lecture will also discuss the newest technology and…
We’ve read about it. We’ve attended lectures. We’ve watched it on TV. But have you actually performed an emergency delivery? Come to this fun and fast-paced lecture to learn valuable “laugh out loud” delivery pearls and actually perform complicated…
Go from cric-disaster-cursed to cric-educationally-versed. We will discuss a real interfacility HEMS transport case of a Can’t Intubate Can’t Oxygenate (CICO) patient requiring a surgical airway after an unrecognized false passage. This session…
The body's use of oxygen, and the resulting creation of carbon dioxide, requires a highly efficient absorption/elimination and transport system. Objectives: Students will be able to describe the make up of atmospheric air and how it relates to…
New research finds alarmingly high rates of ideation and risk. Objectives Understand the scope and risk of suicide among EMS personnel Identify risk factors and workplace stressors that may contribute to suicidal ideation Describe strategies to…
ExDS is characterized by extreme agitation and aggression in a patient with altered mental status. Objectives Recognize excited delirium syndrome (ExDS); Describe the pathophysiology of ExDS; Know potential causes of ExDS; Describe the treatment…
Utilizing bilevel positive airway pressure in the management of pulmonary emergencies. Objectives Provide an introduction and overview of bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP);  Identify differences in mechanism and applications between BiPAP…
Rates are soaring—here’s what EMS providers need to know. Objectives Describe the pathophysiology, stages, and incidence of syphilis Define treatment interventions applicable to EMS providers Present a case for precautions and screening procedures…
The EMS profession seems to lack the respect other public service agencies and healthcare professions receive. Who and/or what is responsible for this? Perhaps we should take responsibility for the way we are perceived by others. We must earn the…
What is the role, efficacy, and utility of triage in mass casualties? In early 2019 a group of subject matter experts in this field met to discuss triage best practices for public safety. Join some of these experts as they explore the results of…
Reviewing the history of gun violence and its effects on public health can be a helpful way to understand where we are now. In this lecture, Dr. William Schwab, founding chief of Penn Medicine's Level 1 Trauma Center, traces the last 50+ years of…
James Phillips is an emergency medicine physician who completed his training in the Harvard Health System. His area of expertise is in disaster medicine and he runs the disaster medicine fellowship at GW Hospital. In this video, Dr. Phillips…
Susan Kartiko, MD, is a trauma surgeon who worked at Bay State Health in Springfield, Mass before coming to George Washington University Hospital in August 2019. Her interests are primarily in the field of geriatric trauma and falls prevention.…
This session is designed to take the learner through the basics of clinical pharmacokinetics. The session will help the learner assess drug therapy using the foundations of principles of how drugs interact with the body and the effects they produce…
Over the last decade, the rise of community paramedicine and mobile integrated healthcare programs has reinvigorated efforts to involve EMS in injury prevention programs. The EMS profession has adopted a more proactive stance toward caring for…
Major storms continue to demonstrate the need for comprehensive planning and detailed attention to those with special medical needs, including the homebound, bedridden, mobility-impaired, and those with special medical needs. Following the lessons…
The problem in a fast paced, high pressure, EMS environment is that providers often don’t receive on-the-job feedback. Patient care is transferred in the ER and the EMS unit goes back in service to attend to the next call. Technology is helping to…
Are you looking to leave the field but continue serving in EMS in other ways? Join a panel of members from the Board of Directors of NAEMT as they discuss career development in EMS. This panel represents careers in private ambulance services, the…
When patients are severely hypotensive and volume resuscitation is not enough, timely use of appropriate vasopressors can be lifesaving. The selection of the appropriate vasopressor (or combination of vasoactive drugs) must be based on the patient's…
In the United States, approximately 16,000 pediatric patients suffer CA each year. A collective review of pediatric cases of CA published a decade ago reported a survival rate to discharge of 13%, with good neurologic outcome in 8% overall. Out-of-…
EMTALA is the federal law that prohibits ""patient dumping"" and obligates hospitals to provide screening examinations of emergency patients. EMS providers are put in difficult situations every day, in potential violation of EMTALA, with prolonged…
Now that the world of hospital professional development has taken advantage of new ways to train for CPR and ACLS, it's time to see how a program like this works for prehospital provider education. Many trainers are looking for programs that are…
Often, the focus on out-of-hospital cardiac arrest education ends when a pulse is obtained. This is only the beginning. In this lecture, we will discuss the management of the out-of-hospital post-arrest patient. From optimal management of…
This course will review a timeline of a case study in community paramedicine. Common themes woven throughout this presentation will include unsuspected partnerships, patient advocacy, and how providers may be getting in their own way. This…
While ACLS provides us with a framework in treating adult victims of cardiac arrest (CA) or other cardiopulmonary emergencies, EMS is different than many environments in medicine. We get minimal information at the time of patient arrival while the…
The ability to demonstrate reliability is critical as EMS enters the measured healthcare environment. Utilizing the core concept of DMAIC (D: Define the opportunity, M: Measure the performance, A: Analyze root cause, I: Improve the process, C:…
"Unified command" is a buzz word we hear all the time, but is it something that is achievable? This session will discuss the true definition of unified command, who should be included, how and when to use it, and simple recommendations on improving…
Many people have misconceptions about how the Army develops leaders and values as an organization. On many occasions, EMS leaders allow these misconceptions to enter EMS, and rather than becoming a value-based organization, the misconceptions feed a…
Often the clues to effectively addressing big problems can be teased out of big piles of data. During this session, experts from ESO and FirstWatch will share strategies for making tangible improvements in your community. The opioid overdose crisis…
Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac dysrhythmia encountered by both EMS and emergency department personnel. Providers will gain a better understanding for the etiology and physiology of atrial fibrillation as well as the acute and long-…
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a lifesaving technology that continues to grow in popularity and EMS providers may soon find themselves called on to transport these patients if not doing so already. This course will introduce the…
Project Swaddle extends the concepts of MIH-CP to providing care for at-risk mothers and their babies.  Paramedics make in-home visits with mothers throughout the pregnancy and for 16 weeks following birth. In addition to providing important…
This presentation looks at the effects of ketamine in the prehospital transport system. This will be a deep dive in to the multiple uses of ketamine and data collected over several years from a large multisystem transport program that shows…
Emergency service organizations (ESOs) respond to a wide variety of incidents involving operations on or near a highway (roadway) which pose special risks to personnel performing fire, rescue and EMS functions. Every year a significant number of…
Reading a peer-reviewed research article can sometimes feel like trying to decipher code: Odds ratios. P-values. Confounders. Yet it's vitally important that EMS leaders and practitioners understand how a study was designed, what the results mean,…
We are often called to a facility to transport a patient to the hospital due to an abnormal lab value. Did you know that a high potassium (K+) can be fatal, an elevated lactate may be more than just sepsis, and sodium (Na+) imbalance is a…
A national study conducted for the Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Foundation found that understanding SCA drives bystander action to give CPR and apply an AED. Exposure to a lay-friendly definition of SCA significantly increases the number of people “…
Agriculture has one of the highest rates of death and disability of all professional fields. It also poses some of the most dangerous scenes for EMS providers to attend. Using a case-based approach, this session reviews injuries from different types…
Dealing with obstetrical emergencies can be difficult due to the low frequency of EMS encounters with pregnant women.  This podcast will teach the provider best practices for treating obstetrical emergencies as well as reviewing the commonly…
Delayed Sequence Intubation has increased in popularity due to its focus on avoiding hypoxia and hypotension in patients needing a secure airway.  This podcast reviews the latest research regarding oxygenation as well as the steps of the process.…
While drowning and snakebites are not commonly encountered traumas, it is still important for EMS providers to recognize the signs and symptoms in these patients that could precipitate poor outcomes.  This podcast reviews the treatments and…
What are the important things to remember regarding carbon monoxide and cyanide poisoning? This podcast reviews these toxicological aspects of the two chemicals and what EMS providers should know about treatments and interventions. Objectives:…
Patients experiencing sudden onset pulmonary edema need immediate interventions. This podcast explores the pathophysiology of congestive heart failure and the best treatments and interventions for managing pulmonary edema and hypertension.…
COPD is a commonly encountered disease in EMS.  What are the most important signs and symptoms to pay attention to? How should an EMS provider treat these patients? Objectives:   Differentiate between emphysema and chronic bronchitis Choose the…
You know you’ve got things that need improving, but where to start? In this session, we’ll start off with a look at the overall framework that will serve as our roadmap on this improvement journey. Then, we’ll get specific about how to create…
An unrecognized dislodgment of an endotracheal tube can cause major complications.  The objectives for this training include to: identify the circumstances and consequences of unplanned extubation, outline evidence-based interventions for cases of…
Based on the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma’s free online course, Drs. Darrell Nelson and Mark Piehl lead emergency medical professionals through the latest techniques for pediatric airway management encompassing care from the field to the…
 Evidence suggests ketamine is a safe medication for assisting intubation as it doesn’t increase ICP and is safe for patients with TBI.  The objectives for this course include to outline the mechanism of action and effects of ketamine, critically…
When patients present as unconscious or confused, the cause is often overlooked.  The objectives for this course include to list structural and metabolic causes of decreased level of consciousness, identify key assessments to differentiate causes of…
Despite advances in antimicrobial therapy and medical support, septic shock remains a leading cause of death. This presentation will provide an overview of current sepsis guidelines, including expanded options for vascular access. Discussions will…
Recognizing a patient who needs ventilatory support, correctly placing an endotracheal tube, and transporting the patient to the hospital is classic prehospital care.  In this article, we present a case of exactly the opposite: transporting a…
This webinar will discuss the coagulation system and the various interventions that help to control bleeding in the field.  The objectives include to discuss the history of management of external bleeding, compare current hemostatic agents and their…
In this video, Oren Wacht discusses the unique approaches to patient care in Israel, including interesting technology, response modes and more. Objectives: 1. Know the basic training methods and operations of Israeli EMS in Active shooter events 2.…
EMS providers must be able to recognize and treat shock in patients with spinal cord injury before it causes further damage.  The objectives include to identify patterns of neurological deficits in spinal cord injury, describe the management of…
What should you know to provide the best care for these vulnerable populations?  The objectives include to understand and define the differences between sex, sexual orientation, gender, and gender identity, describe the disparities and health…
Megan Humphrey and Rebecca Hubbard of the Williamson County, TX Children’s Advocacy Center present three case studies of human trafficking to help the audience identify risk factors, signs of trafficking, the psychological impact, and how you can…
Luis Guzman is a Cyber Security specialist with experience in investigating human trafficking.  Guzman explores the “dark web” and what is available on the internet for anyone to buy, including another human being. Learning Objectives: Students…