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COVID-19 Testing: Promises, Problems and Potential - P. Antevy & R. Pescatore


Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the subject of patient testing has been much debated. Issues of availability, accuracy, turnaround time and sampling dominate the news cycle. What does it mean for EMS? What tests are proven to be reliable and how should EMS leaders and medical directors incorporate testing within their systems? Join Drs. Antevy and Pescatore as they explore this hot-button issue and provide updates and recommendations for the EMS community. A Q&A will follow so that you can ask the questions that matter most to you.

Peter Antevy, MD
EMS Medical Director / PEM Physician
Peter Antevy is a Pediatric Emergency Medicine physician, EMS physician, and the founder of Pediatric Emergency Standards. He serves as the Medical Director for Davie Fire-Rescue, Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Rescue, Southwest Ranches Fire Rescue, and Associate Medical Director for Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. Dr. Antevy was appointed to serve as the lead pediatric EMS specialist/consultant for the highly-influential Metropolitan EMS Medical Directors Coalition. A world-class lecturer and training expert, he has become an admired and sought-after educator-speaker for innumerable state and national conferences.

Richard Pescatore, DO, FAAEM
Chief Physician for the State of Delaware Division of Public Health
Dr. Pescatore is an emergency physician and public health doctor, currently serving as Chief Physician for the State of Delaware Division of Public Health. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Pescatore completed his emergency medicine residency at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ, where he was Chief Resident. He has been involved in EMS for over 15 years, from volunteer EMT to Medical Director for law enforcement, BLS, and ALS agencies.

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