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June 2, 2020 | View as webpage
Dear EMS1 Member,

The COVID-19 pandemic has generated significant collective stress for EMS personnel and other first responders on the front lines, with the underlying concern of being infected and infecting others.

In this newsletter learn how to keep patients, providers and their families safe: Stay safe,


Kerri Hatt
Editor-in-Chief, EMS1

 
FEATURED CONTENT
Use of ultraviolet light to decontaminate ambulances
By Michael Fraley, BS, BA, NRP 
What you need to consider when purchasing UV-C devices for cleaning ambulances to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and other pathogens
COVID-19 challenges drive fire and EMS innovation
By Rom Duckworth, BS, LP 
Firefighter-paramedics rapidly implement new ideas to curb infection
Airway management adjustments during COVID-19
By Kerri Hatt 
Preventing aerosol-generating procedures while treating prehospital COVID-19 patients
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OTHER HIGHLIGHTS
How to safely manage COVID-19 respiratory failure patients
By MCHD 
The Montgomery County Hospital District EMS shares its specific airway algorithm and a COVID-19 airway management update
Infection control: 4 tips to embrace a clean squad culture
By Tim Nowak, AAS, BS, NRP, CCEMTP, SPO, MPO, CADS 
Protect your crew, your patients and yourself by limiting your infectious disease exposure risk with PPE and best practices
How can I protect my family from COVID-19?
By Emily Pearce, BS, EMT-P, FAWM, DiMM 
When working from home isn’t an option: a checklist for reducing the risk of transmitting exposure after returning from a shift
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