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Sepsis is an emergent medical condition that kills more people annually than prostate cancer, breast cancer and AIDS combined. EMS transports 60% of patients with severe sepsis arriving at the ED, and these patients tend to be sicker and require more interventions. Sadly, many EMS providers work in systems without specialized care for sepsis and often may not provide the level of care these patients need.
In this presentation, Paramedic, Fire Captain and ace Educator, Rommie L. Duckworth MPA, LP, EFO, discusses new sepsis criteria and provides expert commentary as to how they can be applied in the field. He includes real-world, practical methods for EMS identification, assessment and field treatment of life-threatening sepsis, looking at the current state of sepsis critical care and what we can anticipate in the coming months and years.
WHAT ATTENDEES SHARED
“This was a very informative webinar. Sepsis has started coming to the forefront with us front line workers. I wished we carried LR just for our septic patients. I enjoyed the detailed information on how sepsis starts.”
“Very clearly explained, excellent presenter!”
“I enjoyed this topic and the knowledge on the importance of EMS recognition and treatment for an improved outcome for our patients.”
“Rom is a great presenter, very knowledgable.”
MEET THE SPEAKER
Rommie L. Duckworth, MPA, LP, EFO,,is a dedicated emergency responder, author and educator with more than 30 years of experience working in career and volunteer fire departments, hospital healthcare systems, and private emergency medical services. Rom is currently a career fire captain and paramedic EMS coordinator for Ridgefield (Connecticut) Fire Department, and founder and director of the New England Center for Rescue and Emergency Medicine.
Rom is the recipient of the NAEMT Presidential Award, American Red Cross Hero Award, Sepsis Alliance Sepsis Hero Award, and the EMS 10 Innovators Award for sepsis education. Rom is the author of chapters in more than a dozen EMS, fire, rescue and medical textbooks, and co-author of the section on sepsis care for the NAEMT Advanced Medical Life Support program. A member of the Advisory Board of the Sepsis Alliance and the NAEMT Board of Directors, Rom continues to work for the advancement of emergency services professions.