Every year, EMS1 reviews the newest tools, techniques and lessons learned from recent events shared with EMS physicians, leaders and medical directors at the National Association of EMS Physicians Annual Meeting. Read expert analysis from educational sessions, find NAEMSP news here and make plans to attend the 2020 NAEMSP Annual Meeting in San Diego.
Full list of NAEMSP results
How to effectively use naloxone in an EMS system–
Dr. Jeffrey Goodlowe discusses how EMS systems can effectively use naloxone to combat the serious opioid overdose epidemic. Goodlowe emphasizes the importance of knowing when to give naloxone for an opioid overdose based on caller information, dispatch details and deliberate patient assessment. Give naloxone to the right patient, at the right time and for the right reason.
Identifying and busting the top EMS myths–
EMS has its own set of myths that don't hold up under scrutiny. In this video two physicians discuss a lecture they gave at the National Association of EMS Physicians meeting on top EMS myths. Read about the topics they presented in their EMS mythbusters presentation.
Why telephone CPR improves cardiac arrest survival–
Dr. Ben Bobrow discusses telephone CPR, also known as dispatcher assisted CPR, by bystanders or laypeople to improve survival from sudden cardiac arrest. Telephone CPR using specific protocols is an incredible opportunity to engage bystanders in giving care. Learn more about this important step for improving sudden cardiac arrest survival in your community.
Patient safety and risk management in EMS–
The Center for Patient Safety works across the health care continuum to improve care and minimize risk. Lee Varner, EMS Project Manager, discusses the dangers of ambulance collisions and other types of adverse events. Varner also describes the work done by the Center for Patient Safety.
After watching, read the EMS Forward report.