When the idea of taking 911 calls from home was proposed in 2019, Alexandria Department of Emergency and Customer Communications Supervisor Sally Price said, "Naw, that's never going to work." But when the pandemic hit, Alexandria's PSAP succeeded in having call-takers work from home and hotels to keep them safe. Read the accompanying article here.
CAPCE Executive Director Jay Scott shares his perspective with host Mike McCabe about the changes to, innovations in, and successes of EMS education in the age of COVID-19. Will we ever go back to how we taught before? After all, a record number of EMS providers recertified this year. Read the accompanying article from our Nov. 2020 issue at https://www.emsworld.com/article/1225057/ems-education-age-covid-19
How does a conference go from in-person to virtual? With a lot of work, no doubt, but that made the 2020 EMS World Expo Virtual a success. Join host Mike McCabe as he interviews Senior Editorial and Program Director Hilary Gates for the story behind putting together this year's conference. More coverage on Expo's success in the November magazine here.
COVID-19 survivor Scott Cohen tells his incredible story about being on a ventilator and losing his father to the disease. Cohen, a retired paramedic from Nassau County, New York, was profiled in this Sept. EMS World story about long haulers. Have you or a loved one survived COVID-19? Check out Survivor Corps for support and information about clinical trials.
SeniorCare EMS in New York City uses specially trained paramedics to assess patients in their homes, consulting with Mt. Sinai physicians via telemedicine. With expansion to pediatrics, point-of-care lab testing, nurse triage and alternate destinations in their future, SeniorCare looks to more positive patient outcomes. Host Mike McCabe interviews Mordy Lax, CCEMT-P, CIC, community paramedicine program director and training and education manager for SeniorCare EMS. Read the article here.
One tool to measure multiple vital signs--Nonin's Tom Cosler speaks with EMS World Podcasts host Mike McCabe about their new device. Tom helped develop the new CO-Pilot product which measures COHb, MetHb, SpO2, pulse rate, and rSO2, all in one device. This podcast is sponsored by Nonin Medical.
With less muscle mass, you need more personnel, adequate resources and lots of training: the average age of the EMS volunteer at Sun City Center Emergency Squad is 72 years old. Stop the Bleed, CPR and fall prevention are just some of what they do. They are the winners of the EMS World Expo Volunteer EMS Service of the Year; read more here!
Back in January 2000 EMS World (then Emergency Medical Services Magazine) asked prominent industry experts to foretell the future of EMS. They obliged (find their responses here), not knowing we'd circle back 20 years later to review how they did. Supplementing that September 2020 cover story, the USFA's Rick Patrick—a contributor to that package in 2000—shares his take here on how the industry has evolved and what we all got right and wrong. Join Host Mike McCabe as he goes back to the future with Rick.
COVID-19 patients have been found to be hypercoagulopathic: how should EMS providers consider this condition when treating patients? Host Mike McCabe dives into the pathophysiology with Tjasa Hranjec, MD, the co-author of a recent article on the topic published in the August 2020 issue of EMS World magazine.
Should EMS providers wear a body cam during patient encounters? Cypress Creek EMS (CCEMS) says yes. Join Clinical Training Coordinator Zach Dunlap from CCEMS as he discusses with Senior Editorial & Program Director Hilary Gates the clinical, safety and training benefits of body-worn cameras in EMS. Interview follows the article readaloud from the August 2020 issue of EMS World magazine.