August 6, 2020 | View as webpage
Dear EMS1 Member,

In this newsletter, learn more about how to protect providers and some of your community’s vulnerable populations, from pediatric patients to the homeless, from COVID-19.

Learn more about: Also: How would you have rated your organization’s pandemic preparedness pre-COVID-19? See how your organization compares to this and other issues with the 2020 EMS Trend Report, produced in conjunction with Fitch & Associates and sponsored by Pulsara.

Stay safe,

Kerri Hatt
Editor-in-Chief, EMS1

San Francisco puts community paramedics on front lines of the pandemic
The community paramedicine pilot has demonstrated that expanding paramedics’ job capacities can meaningfully reduce pressure on emergency department services
COVID-19 Update: Treatment options, bizarre clinical complications
MCHD medical directors discuss three promising treatments for COVID-19, return to work guidance and complications presenting in pediatric patients
School resource medic: A new role for EMS as kids go back to school
By Greg Friese, MS, NRP 
With EMS run volume down 25% or more in many communities, how can EMTs and paramedics help in schools with COVID-19 screening, role modeling healthy behavior and teaching life-saving skills?
Equipment sanitization: One department’s process to reuse PPE
By Duane S. Daggers, Jr., MS, OSH, ASHM, NREMTP 
How vaporized hydrogen peroxide can be used to disinfect used PPE for fire and EMS personnel
Free COVID-19 Policies, Courses and Training Tools for Individuals and Agencies.
Communicable Diseases
Downloadable PDF: This policy provides general guidelines to assist in minimizing the risk of employees contracting and/or spreading communicable diseases
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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