Zavadsky, Ludwig and Lawrence: Treatment in place hurdles

NAEMT, IAFC and AAA leaders discuss vaccine hesitancy, PPE fatigue and treatment in place legislation

In this edition of EMS One-Stop with Rob Lawrence, our host, Rob Lawrence welcomes guests Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, EMT; immediate past president of the National Association of EMTs, and Gary Ludwig, immediate past president of the International Association of Fire Chiefs.  

Both Matt and Gary led their associations through the COVID-19 pandemic and, along with the American Ambulance Association and others, formed a strong collaboration to lobby and speak up for the issues and concerns of EMS as the public health emergency deepened. Rob, Matt and Gary discuss the issues, challenges and successes of the last 365 days. 

The conversation also turns to vaccine hesitancy, PPE fatigue and the current legislation involving the provision of treatment in place and the hurdles still to jump.

Read Rob’s article marking one year of COVID-19: “Adapting to survive: How COVID-19 defined EMS” and listen below for an audio version and the discussion.

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