The new normal: Living and working during the pandemic
Our co-hosts discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic is changing the way agencies staff, train and educate their members
On today's podcast, co-hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson discuss the new normal for EMS during the pandemic. With system volume down and more EMS providers diagnosed with COVID-19, agencies are being forced to get creative with staffing. Cebollero and Grayson discuss how the current situation in the U.S. is proving the premise of Emergency Triage, Treat and Transport Model with alternative destination transport and treatment at home.
The duo also discusses how the pandemic has changed the dynamics of EMS education, which has changed to allow student paramedics and EMTs to receive a temporary certificate that is good for up to a year, and allows them to join the workforce now before taking the National Registry exam and the psychomotor test.