Welcome to Louisiana: NAEMT President-elect Susan Bailey on rural EMS, pandemic challenges
In this episode, guest Susan Bailey joins the hosts to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on Louisiana providers, the difficulty of delivering EMS to rural areas and weather-related disasters
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With Chris Cebollero still out on vacation, co-host Kelly Grayson takes guest host Rob Lawrence and listeners home to Louisiana to meet and chat with state EMS director and president-elect of NAEMT, Susan Bailey. They discuss Bailey's current position, how Louisiana is credentialed, and the perseverance of state providers who have risen to both the challenges of the pandemic and a number of natural, weather-related events.
The group also discusses the current challenges to delivering EMS in a rural setting and the issues that are making industry news in terms of rural, finance, staffing and viability.