Wed, Aug 22, 2018 1:00 PM EDT

What is keeping senior managers in our industry awake at night? In this webinar, panelists James Chebra, Rob Lawrence, Greg Mears and Asbel Montes will discuss ways senior managers can optimize data and turn it into actionable results.  Attendees will come away with strategies to ensure corporate, financial, clinical and operational governance.

Click here to register for this webinar.


Webinar learning objectives:


  • Define the EMS intelligence cycle: the process of collecting, collating, analyzing and actioning data and turning it into operational results
  • Keep the bucket full: managing cashflow, billing and reimbursement and the crystal ball of future income
  • Ensure clinical oversight, quality management and measurable outcomes

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Wed, Sept 12, 2018 1:00 PM EDT

Program Overview

From the boots on the ground to the boots in the administrative or c-suite, EMS agencies are adopting a culture of safety to improve patient outcomes and reduce preventable harm. First responders deliver care in unique and challenging environments where risk is always present. This webinar offers an overview of the EMS Boot Camp, including steps to improve patient safety and how simulation advances the culture shift. This session is important for EMS managers, educators and frontline providers who are ready to take the next steps towards improving EMS Patient Safety. 

  • Describe Patient Safety and its importance to EMS
  • Understand simulation activities that improve the EMS patient safety culture
  • Summarize the EMS Boot Patient Safety Boot Camp




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Thu, Jul 19, 2018 2:00 PM EDT

Jeff Hinshaw details how emergency professionals and athletic trainers work together to stabilize an injured athlete, including sports equipment removal. Hinshaw leads you through various step-by-step simulations for a hands-on approach to better prepare you for emergencies. Jeff Hinshaw and Chris Ina will answer questions after the initial instructional portion.

Presented by:
Jeff Hinshaw, MS,PA-C, NREMT-P 
Clinical Instructor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center 

Chris Ina, MA, LAT, ATC 
Athletic Training Coordinator
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center 

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Wed, Jun 20, 2018 1:00 PM ET

In a world without true uniform national standards, it seems hard to believe that in the 21st century there are many countries with no legislation regarding infant and child transportation while in an ambulance. The United States is no different.
Research in America estimates that ground emergency services respond to approximately 30 million emergency calls each year. Around 6.2 million patient transport ambulance trips occur annually, of which nearly 10% involve children who are potentially ineffectively restrained during transport. Furthermore, insurance companies report that approximately 10,000 ambulances crashes result in injury or death each year—up to 1,000 of which, research suggests, involve pediatric patients.
This poses a huge problem, as there are no standards for restraining children in the back of a moving ambulance. Existing restraints such as car seats and other devices tighten into the child when used, potentially increasing exacerbation of an injury, with no universal standards available yet.
Child Restraint Expert Mark Roberts will address this problem head-on by discussing changing new standards on the horizon, international case studies, and new research, and providing essential educational information for anyone in EMS community.
Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants will have a clear understanding of:
The challenges facing the EMS community when transporting and restraining children within an ambulance


  • The clinical considerations and best practices for restraining children during pediatric transports
  • Existing legislation for pediatric transport both in the United States and around the world
  • New, up-and-coming pediatric transport standards in the United States
  • World-leading research and proven case studies on the safe restraint of children within an ambulance



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Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | 11:00 AM ET


For many EMS educators, we focus on the nuts and bolts of human patient simulation. Items such as degree of fidelity of the mannequins, their connectivity (or lack thereof) to Wi-Fi, and moulage often takes up much of our attention. I submit that the most important part of the simulation process should be the debriefing that takes place at the conclusion. The simulation debrief is much like baking a cake. Unless you dig into the finished product, how will you know if you succeeded? Looking at the video and thinking reflectively on the students’ actions doesn’t just happen. It must be guided by you, the educator.
At the end of this webinar, the student should be able to:


  • Understand the role and importance of the simulation debrief 
  • Describe the goals of the simulation debrief 
  • Review a brief simulation session 


Bill R. Young, NRP, EdD
Program Director
Associate Professor
Emergency Medical Care Program
Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond, Kentucky

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Despite advances in antimicrobial therapy and medical support, septic shock remains a leading cause of death. This presentation will provide an overview of current sepsis guidelines, including expanded options for vascular access. Discussions will focus on the significance of timely clinical recognition and interventions, which have been shown to improve outcomes in sepsis.

Continuing Education
This continuing education activity is approved for 1 course hour by EMS World, an organization accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE).



Presented By:

Ryan Stanton, MD, FACEP, is a board-certified emergency physician practicing with Central Emergency Physicians in Lexington, Kentucky. He is also the medical director for Lexington Fire/EMS. Dr. Stanton is active as a spokesman and past PR Chair for the American College of Emergency Physicians and the Past President of the Kentucky Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He has 27 years of media experience and currently works on Everyday Medicine, a web series of podcasts and TV shows pertaining to everyday health issues and topics, including Stanton MD, What’s Going Around, ACEP Frontline, and Everyday Medicine for Physicians. He is also a medical consultant for WKYT-TV.




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We believe in empowering emergency clinicians to save lives by ensuring that they have access to the latest innovations in intuitive emergency medical technology. Our portfolio addresses the immediate and time-critical challenges that emergency clinicians face—facilitating a secure airway, achieving vascular access, and rapid drug delivery. To view education, training tools, and product information about our full portfolio, including the Arrow® EZ-IO® System, visit our website at www.teleflex.com/EMS.

1. Marik PE. Surviving sepsis: going beyond the guidelines. Ann Intensive Care.2011. doi:10.1186/2110-5820-1-17

Traumatic bleeding, cardiac arrest and opioid overdose are three primary causes of sudden death. They’re also three areas in which immediate intervention has been proven to save lives. How can the public be educated and trained to act as the true “first responders” on scene?

In commemoration of National Stop the Bleed Day (March 31), EMS World assembles a prominent lineup of experts in each field for a one-of-a-kind roundtable outlining actionable strategies and outreach efforts that have made a measurable difference in their communities.


Jennifer Chap, Owner, StrataVerve, Buddy CPR
Jimm Dodd, Manager, Trauma Systems Programs, American College of Surgeons
Scott Goldberg, MD, EMS Director, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Mike Papale, SCA Survivor, President, In A Heartbeat
Ed Racht, MD, Chief Medical Officer, American Medical Response
Babak Sarani, MD, Director of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, GW Medical Faculty Associates
Teri Campbell, RN, BSN, CEN, CFRN, Program Director, Illinois Heart Rescue


Powerpoint Presentations

Jennifer Chap
Scott Goldberg
Mike Papale
Ed Racht
Jimm Dodd and Babak Sarani
Teri Campbell


Q & A





Based on the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma’s free online course, this presentation leads emergency medical professionals through the latest techniques for pediatric airway management. Topics covered include anatomy and physiology, approach to the child with difficulty breathing, foreign body airway obstruction and airway equipment. A Q&A session will follow instruction. 

Presented by Dr. Darrell Nelson, associate professor of emergency medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, and Dr. James “Tripp” Winslow, North Carolina EMS Medical Director.

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With resuscitation of the critically ill and injured patient, minutes matter and objective information obtained in the back of the ambulance — beyond the means of an ordinary physical exam — can make the difference between life and death.

With this in mind, Dr. Arshad offers a closer look at the benefits of point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS), and how it can enhance critical decision-making in the pre-hospital arena.


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Laerdal has been influential in furthering research and implementing practices that support our core research principles including the Utstein Formula for Survival, the Chain of Survival, and the Circle of Learning.

We use evidence-based knowledge to develop and continuously refine our product and service solutions. We believe we can make the biggest impact on helping save lives by our efforts to improve educational efficiency and local implementation.


Time: 1:00 PM

Come learn how technology can enhance your learning experience.  Whether you think of it as distance, virtual, online or hybrid education, use of Virtual Instructor-Led Training is massively improved in the past 10 years.  These classrooms have been proven to be easy to navigate, engaging, and capable of producing the same student success as in-person or on-campus classes.  Both students and educators are finding the technology of VILT to create solutions such as access to experts, convenience, and savings of precious resources of time and money.  Whether you are thinking of taking or teaching a primary training program, a refresher course, certification class, or in-service training, VILT may be the answer for you!

During this informative webinar, you will learn:

• What is VILT? What are its qualities?
• Are there limitations to VILT? How do educators combat them?
• Why is VILT seen as a very effective and beneficial form of education?
• Why would a student select VILT vs. a traditional classroom setting?
• Where do you see VILT vs. traditional education in 10 years?

Heather Davis, EdD, NRP
Heather Davis holds a doctorate in education from the University of Southern California. She is the paramedic program director at the UCLA Center for Prehospital Care. She is a published author, national speaker and National Registry board member.
Anne M Perry, AEMT-P, CET, CPT
Derek Kaucher, BS, I/C
Douglas Richardson, BS-PSM


Sponsored by Medic CE

Medic-CE is a leader in nationally accredited, online EMS continuing education. We are one of the only education companies with a complete learning platform solution for EMS and fire, providing three training options: host your own curriculum in our live, virtual classroom and build your own self-paced courses in our robust, easy-to-use platform; choose from over 200 hours of prebuilt self-paced and live, instructor-led courses or use a combination of both. All of our Medic-CE ourses are National Registry (NREMT) accepted, CAPCE approved and meet NCCP core requirements.





Communication—or more accurately, miscommunication—is killing more patients per year than breast cancer, car crashes, gun violence and the opioid epidemic combined.

Communication is the most important tool we have in healthcare. With all the advancements over the years, why are we still faxing, paging and using handheld radios and phones? When was the last time you paged a buddy or emergently faxed a grocery list? Yet we use these pieces of archaic technology when time matters.

During a time-critical emergency, we need to address this problem at a systems level. The best care for a patient happens when hospitals and EMS are no longer in silos. Building a regional system of care starts with communication.

Join Dr. E. Stein Bronsky, medical director for the Colorado Springs Fire Department and AMR in El Paso County, and Dr. James Woodson, emergency physician and founder of Pulsara, as they explore the steps the Colorado Springs teams took to improve communication in their community.

During this webinar, you will:

  • Hear the presenters discuss current communication issues facing EMS and best practices for tackling them
  • Learn how Dr. Bronsky brought together competing hospital systems, local fire services and private EMS in Colorado Springs and El Paso County, Colorado to evaluate and redefine their protocols, their systems and how they communicate with each other
  • Discover the specific areas in which Colorado Springs has seen dramatic improvements in patient care
  • Learn best practices for enlisting your people to create effective systems of care across multiple providers, especially in time-sensitive emergencies
  • Review technology available to streamline communication systems to reduce medical errors due to miscommunication


Who should attend:

  • EMS medical directors
  • EMS chiefs, managers and supervisors
  • EMS educators and QI/QA managers
  • EMTs and paramedics
  • Hospital and healthcare leaders

Sponsored by Pulsara
Pulsara is a digital healthcare corporation that focuses on using mobile technology to enhance treatment time outcomes by improving communication and care coordination through the entire healthcare system. Pulsara’s mobile application packages for stroke, STEMI, and general patients improve communications between the teams caring for those critical patients, leading to faster treatment. Every clinician—from paramedics to emergency department staff to neurology and cardiology teams—is on the same page with a simple tap. For more information, visit www.pulsara.com.


E. Stein Bronsky, MD, is medical director for the Colorado Springs (CO) Fire Department and American Medical Response (AMR) Ambulance Service, El Paso County, CO. He also works as an emergency physician at Centura Health. Dr. Bronsky began his career as an EMT in 1991 and later practiced for several years as a paramedic before attending medical school at Vanderbilt University. He completed his emergency medicine residency and EMS fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

Dr. James T. Woodson is a board-certified emergency physician whose passion is to serve. He is founder of Pulsara and the Alpine Compassion Clinic, which provides free preventative care to those in need in the East Texas Community. After completing his emergency medicine specialty training at Carolinas Medical Center, Dr. Woodson joined Leading Edge Medical Associates (LEMA), providing patient care at the Good Shepherd Health System in the Longview, Texas area. He earned his medical degree at the University of Oklahoma and completed his undergraduate studies at Loyola University of Chicago.


Live Webinar

When: August 30, 2017

1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT

Stroke is one of the true time-sensitive enemies EMS faces. The only FDA-approved treatment for ischemic strokes (87% of all strokes), tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), must be given within three hours of symptom onset, yet only 3%–8.5% of U.S. patients who are eligible for tPA get it. Delays can occur in symptom recognition and calling 9-1-1; with prolonged scene and ED times; and in the hospital getting scanned and treated.

Could taking treatment to these patients, rather than these patients to treatment, produce better outcomes?


James C. Grotta, MD
• Director of Stroke Research, Clinical Institute for Research and Innovation, Memorial Hermann–Texas Medical Center
• Director, Mobile Stroke Unit Consortium
• Vascular neurologist, Memorial Hermann Medical Group
• Manager, Grotta Stroke Ventures LLC.

May Nour, MD, PhD

• Assistant Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
• Interventional and Vascular Neurologist
• Department of Neurology, UCLA Comprehensive Stroke Center
• Director, UCLA Mobile Stroke Rescue Program
• Department of Radiology, Division of Interventional Neuroradiology