May 22, 2020 | View as webpage
Dear EMS1 Member,

The National EMS Week 2020 theme, “Ready today. Prepare for tomorrow” is a motto tailor-made for so many EMS objectives:
  • Recruitment. To strengthen the next-generation workforce
  • Training. To provide the best patient care
  • Funding. To obtain the resources needed to maintain operations
  • Safety. To ensure providers make it home to respond again another day
Today’s COVID-19 Briefing includes resources to help providers respond today, while preparing for how this pandemic will shape the staffing, training and financial changes and challenges ahead.

Stay well,

Kerri Hatt
Editor-in-Chief, EMS1

EMS education in the age of social distancing
By David Hudon, NRP
Educators are adapting to virtual classrooms and embracing distance learning to continue to train new EMTs and paramedics
Reimbursement, finance and politics: Injecting financial lifeblood into EMS
By Rob Lawrence
Five key financial and operational asks to keep EMS afloat and financially solvent
COVID-19 testing for first responders: Understanding antibody tests and immunity
By Sara Jahnke, Ph.D.
Not all COVID-19 antibody tests are created equal – an important point to consider when determining who is best serving on the front lines
Quiz: COVID-19 facts, patient care guidelines and response steps
By Rachel Engel
Test your knowledge of COVID-19 best practices and up-to-date information
Free COVID-19 Policies, Courses and Training Tools for Individuals and Agencies.
Webinar: Gain situational awareness and share information using digitally enabled 911 services

Join our free webinar on Tuesday, May 26, at 2 p.m. EDT/11 a.m. PDT to learn how the California OES modernized operations with AWS and NGA911.

Learn more and register
Patient Communication During Disasters (BLS)
This one-hour course provides instruction on patient communication during disasters and how to interact with individuals who are emotionally and physically overwhelmed
COVID-19: Legal and Documentation Issues for EMS Practitioners
In this webinar, national EMS attorneys Doug Wolfberg and Steve Wirth, and NAEMT President Matt Zavadsky address documentation and legal issues raised by the COVID-19 pandemic
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