EMS Today 2018 Quick Take: Drone use in EMS and public safety

Learn how to stand up a UAS program at your agency, how to pass the AKT and two potential ways drones can save lives


CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In a session at EMS Today 2018, presenters provided attendees with the latest research and real-world applications of drones in EMS, and how they could benefit public safety agencies in the future.

Andreas Claesson, PhD, RN, EMT-P, researcher, Karolinska Institute's Centre for Resuscitation Science, Sweden, presented his research and development of unmanned aerial vehicles used in Sweden to facilitate early defibrillation in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and to assist swimmers in distress.

Douglas Spotted Eagle, founder, Sundance Media Group, covered certification requirements and how to stand up a drone program at your agency.

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