This on-demand webinar was presented as a live Q&A with experts from Rialto Fire Department and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire and Medical. In this casual conversation, our moderator and guests had a lively discussion about how these agencies dramatically improved their patients’ chances for surviving an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest by implementing a coordinated set of advanced cardiac resuscitation techniques.
Watch this recording of the live Q&A to learn tips on how your agency can implement this reproducible toolkit of practices, protocols, products and mindset to preserve quality of life.
MEET THE SPEAKERS
Joe Powell, MICP, EMSC, Emergency Medical Services coordinator (ret.), Rialto (California) Fire Department
Before his recent retirement, Joe Powell, MICP, EMSC, ran the transport and non-transport Emergency Medical Services division of the Rialto Fire Department. A member of Rialto Fire’s command staff for over 16 years, and a practicing paramedic in San Bernardino County for over 30 years, Joe was awarded two U.S. patents. Joe currently sits on the Institutional Review Board for Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. Joe and the Rialto Fire Department have piloted five prehospital care trial studies and he has been published in the "Western Journal of Emergency Medicine." Joe has spoken throughout the U.S., and in China, Korea, London, Birmingham, Germany, Taiwan and Indonesia on resuscitation.
Kevin Joles NREMT-P, division chief of EMS, Lawrence Douglas County Fire and Medical, Lawrence, Kansas
Kevin Joles, NREMT-P, is the division chief of EMS for Lawrence-Douglas County Fire and Medical in Lawrence, Kansas. Before his position as chief, Kevin was captain of EMS operations and EMS training in the City of Olathe, where he led clinical education for the city and collaboratively within the Johnson County EMS system. In his nearly 25 years in emergency services, Kevin has found a passion for superior prehospital clinical care across the departments he has worked with over the years. Kevin’s progressive mentality has him spearheading new initiatives for cardiac arrest and working diligently to achieve the department's international accreditation status (CPSE) and an ISO 1 rating.
Ginger Locke, BA, NRP, associate professor of EMS Professions, Austin Community College, Austin, Texas; creator and host, Medic Mindset Podcast
Ginger Locke, BA, NRP, is an associate professor of EMS Professions at Austin (Texas) Community College. She has immersed herself in the art and science of how medics think and perform. In Medic Mindset podcast interviews with medics and subject-matter experts, she thoughtfully explores the inner-workings of the minds of medics. Prior to becoming a paramedic, she studied social psychology at the University of Georgia and the University of Leicester, UK. Her professional endeavors revolve around the conviction that the most important and complicated tool in EMS is the brain of the medic.
Terry Kehoe, senior manager for clinical operations, ZOLL Medical
Before his position at ZOLL, Terry was a division chief for a large EMS agency in Colorado. Terry has over 25 years of experience in emergency services and as a provider/manager of prehospital emergency and critical care, education and leadership in EMS and the medical devices field.
Send your questions about the ACR toolkit to ACR@zoll.com.