Fire, law, dispatch, and emergency management are all critical to our nation's public safety. EMS, though, is unique among them. EMS serves as the lynchpin, connecting those in the field to critical care in the hospital. EMS, too, embraces technology to directly and positively impact their patients. That technology requires connectivity, and there is no better network for that than FirstNet. Let's dive into three stories about how EMS saves lives with the help of technology.
-What is FirstNet
-How can FirstNet help you save lives
-How can the response operations group ensure your connectivity
In the fast-paced world of EMS, ensuring your agency stays compliant and your providers stay competent is no easy feat. With EMS continuing education and NREMT recertification requirements, it's crucial to have accurate insight into where your team is with CEUs to quickly pivot your training plan as needed.
Join us for this special webinar presentation covering the four biggest obstacles facing EMS training managers and how you can leverage Vector Solutions’ industry-leading training management system, formerly known as TargetSolutions, to tackle these challenges and simplify compliance. With Vector Solutions, you can manage your entire EMS training program and ensure everyone stays on track.
During this webinar, you'll learn the following:
- How to deliver Vector Solutions’ CAPCE-accredited online training to meet continuing education and recertification requirements for all EMS provider levels
- How to manage supplemental EMS training such as CPR recertification
- How to utilize Vector’s powerful technology to track recertification and set up notifications for upcoming expirations
- How to leverage hybrid learning by recording live skill evaluations and measuring psycho-motor learning experiences
The topic of degree requirements for the emergency medical services has recently become a topic of debate. Regardless of which side you are on, most providers agree that wages and working conditions need to be examined. With a proposal being considered for the establishment of a master’s level clinician paramedic as a federally recognized midlevel provider, this is the time to delve into the discussion deeper.
- Present and discuss the historical and present education requirements for the various provider levels in the Emergency Medical Services.
- Present and discuss what an educational roadmap would look like and the impact to the EMS profession and patient care.
- Present and discuss the proposed creation of an advanced degree paramedic as a recognized midlevel provider.
In difficult economic times, what often gets cut in an EMS budget are the less “tangible” things that do not “generate revenue” or are not “essential” to providing our service—like education and training. But wait! There is a tremendous downside, potential liability, and short sightedness in that approach. We need to keep our educational programs in place and even expand them. We learned from the pandemic that the shutdown of EMS training programs helped drive today’s staffing shortages, the lack of proper onboarding fueled patient complaints and negligence claims, and EMS agencies that stopped providing leadership and supervisory training saw an increase in workplace satisfaction concerns. In this thought-provoking session we will discuss how developing a solid educational program across the board is truly “essential” to your EMS agency’s ability to thrive into the future—from both the short-term and long-term perspective.
- Discuss the role of education in EMS agencies from basic certification courses to supervisory skills training and describe the importance of each.
- Describe the role of proper new member “onboarding” and how that has an impact on the quality of care and compassion for patients, and a positive workplace culture.
- Discuss the “cause and effect” of the lack of regular EMS education on the quality of personnel at all levels in the organization.
- Describe the concepts of negligent hiring, negligent retention, and negligent supervision and the impact that training can have on reducing your agency’s legal risk.
- Identify the most likely person who was your first EMS mentor—hint: probably your EMT instructor!
- Discuss ways in which EMS educational costs can lead to reduction in operating costs in other aspects of the organization.
- Describe steps to conducting an “EMS education analysis” to identify weak spots in the organization that can be shored up.
- Describe innovative and creative ways for delivering effective EMS education in today’s workforce.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, the number of people prosecuted for human trafficking increased 84% from 2011 to 2020. This presentation will enable first responders to understand how human trafficking operates, how to identify potential human trafficking victims when verbal information is not forthcoming, how to eliminate cognitive bias in dealing with certain populations, and what to do for these patients—not only during the call, but options for after the call is over.
During this webinar we will explore how EMS supported telehealth helps define our integration within the healthcare system, drive patient-centered care and address “gaps” in our own out of hospital (pre-hospital) patient care delivery model.
This webinar helps empower agencies and individuals to take better care of the human behind the mission through these objectives:
Overview of the physiology of stress and how to better manage it
What are spiritual, moral, and stress injuries, and how can they be addressed?
The costs to organizations that do not have proactive occupational wellness programs
Recruiting, retention, and job satisfaction
Tips for leaders on how to take care of their people and themselves
Impacts on non-uniformed personnel and families
Solutions, skills, and resources to help protect and heal the healers
This webinar will discuss the challenges of ventilator management of the Obstructed Patient.