Pandemic prep: Hospital coordination, PPE best practices and community paramedicine
Our co-hosts speak with Chief Mark Alexander, director for CoxHealth EMS in Springfield, Missouri, about his pandemic preparation plans
On today's podcast, co-hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson speak with EMS Director Chief Mark Alexander of CoxHealth EMS in Springfield, Missouri, who outlines his COVID-19 emergency preparation plans.
Alexander offers advice for keeping your workforce informed and educated, shares his PPE concerns and discusses the role of community paramedics during the pandemic. The chief also shares how hospital surgery staff are augmenting EMS crews by assisting with decontamination, as well as teaching EMS crews the best practices in donning and doffing PPE.