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EMS.gov | EMS Week Message from Secretary Elaine L. Chao

From EMS.gov:

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Thanks EMS Professionals in Recognition of National EMS Week

“You are making a tremendous difference for our country,” Secretary Chao says in video message

In recognition of National Emergency Medical Services Week, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao recorded a video message honoring the people of EMS and their families for their sacrifice and dedication to their communities, especially during this unprecedented pandemic. As the nation marks the 46th National EMS Week, we also recognize the 50th anniversary of the creation of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which has supported the advancement of EMS systems since its inception.

EMS.gov | EMS Week Thank you

From NHTSA’s Office of EMS:

EMS professionals have long served at the frontlines of our healthcare system, ready for any emergency. For nearly half a century, we have celebrated the dedication of our nation’s emergency medical services professionals during National EMS Week.

This year we mark this occasion during a most extraordinary time. Instead of hosting awards ceremonies and recognition events, EMS organizations in communities across the United States and around the globe are busy tackling a pandemic like nothing we’ve ever seen–one that tests us as individuals, and as a profession.

This year’s National EMS Week 2020 theme is “Ready today. Preparing for tomorrow.” This theme is so appropriate! As the continually evolving threat of COVID-19 has shown us, we don’t always know what tomorrow will bring. Yet you and your colleagues throughout the first responder and healthcare communities have lived by these words, ready for whatever comes your way, and always preparing for what might come next–even when it’s the unexpected.

I want to thank every EMS clinician and everyone who works hard to support them, including the administrative and logistics staffs and the family members whose own sacrifice makes it possible for you to perform your duty. As director of the NHTSA Office of EMS and leader of the EMS/Prehospital Team within the FEMA Health Systems Resiliency Task Force, I can assure you that your commitment and professionalism have not gone unnoticed. The entire Office of EMS staff is inspired by you to help you be even more ready the next time the tones sound, to support the advancement of local and State EMS systems, and to prepare for future challenges.

Thank you!

Jon R. Krohmer, MD, FACEP, FAEMS

Director, Office of EMS
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Webinar | EMS and COVID-19 Testing

EMS Focus webinar on Tuesday, May 12, at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT will feature local EMS medical directors and Federal officials discussing COVID-19 testing and implications for EMS organizations and clinicians

EMS and COVID-19 Testing

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
3:00 PM ET / 12:00 AM PT

As we continue to learn more about the novel coronavirus and COVID-19, we’re also learning more about COVID-19 testing: Who should get tested, and when? How accurate are the tests? In this webinar, hosted be NHTSA’s Office of EMS, you’ll learn:

  • The local experience of some of the first EMS systems to have personnel quarantined and test positive for COVID-19
  • The latest guidance on testing of first responders and other healthcare personnel
  • What the result of a COVID-19 test or antibody test really means for individuals and EMS organizations

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Three panelists deeply involved in the EMS and public health response to COVID-19 will share their expertise:

Jonathan Jui, MD, MPH, FACEP, is EMS medical director for Multnomah County, Oregon, including the City of Portland and the county 911 center. He is also a member of the Oregon 2 Disaster Medical Assistance Team and a professor of emergency medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Jui is board certified in emergency medicine, internal medicine, EMS, and infectious disease.

Michael Sayre, MD, is medical director for the Seattle Fire Department and the Seattle Medic One program and an emergency physician at Harborview Medical Center. He is a professor of emergency medicine at the University of Washington, where he also serves as the medical director for the Michael K. Copass Paramedic Training Program and leads the EMS Medicine Fellowship program.

S. Michele Owen, PhD, is associate director for laboratory science at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB prevention. She is also currently serving as Co-Lead for the COVID-19 Laboratory Task Force in the CDC Incident Management Structure.

The webinar will be moderated by Jon Krohmer, MD, FACEP, FAEMS, director of the NHTSA Office of EMS and co-chair of the EMS/Pre-hospital Team within the FEMA Healthcare Resilience Task, which is leading the development of a comprehensive strategy for the US healthcare system to facilitate resiliency and responsiveness to the threats posed by COVID-19.

Note: This live webinar will be limited to the first 3000 people to login using the link provided. Attendees will be encouraged to submit questions during any point of the discussion. The webinar and Q&A will last approximately one hour. A recording of the webinar will be shared as soon as it is available.

Webinar | Emergency Department: Patient Care and Clinical Operations

Our partners at HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response are hosting a COVID-19 Clinical Rounds webinar this week. See below for more information and links to register. And be sure to access the latest COVID-19 information for EMS at the updated COVID-19 Resources for EMS.

Emergency Department: Patient Care and Clinical Operations

Thursday, May 7, 2020
12:00 PM EDT / 9:00 AM PDT

Webinar Agenda:

Welcome and Introductions
Richard C. Hunt, MD, FACEP, HHS/ASPR National Healthcare Preparedness Programs

Patient Care and Operations
James E. Black, MD, Medical Director for Emergency Services for Phoebe Putney Health Systems

Additional Speakers – TBD

Q & A and Discussion

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WEBINAR: EMS Patient Care and Operations | Monday, May 4

NHTSA Office of EMS Director Jon Krohmer, MD, will be moderating the next COVID-19 Clinical Rounds: EMS webinar, co-hosted by our partners at the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. See below for more information and links to register. And be sure to access the latest COVID-19 information for EMS at the updated COVID-19 Resources for EMS.

EMS: Patient Care and Clinical Operations

Monday, May 4, 2020
12:00 PM EDT / 9:00 AM PDT

Webinar Agenda

Welcome and Introductions
Jon R. Krohmer, MD, FACEP, FAEMS, Director, Office of EMS, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Patient Care and Operations
David Gerstner, EMT-P, Regional MMRS Coordinator, West Central Ohio, Dayton Fire Department & Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine

Carol A. Cunningham, MD, FAAEM, FAEMS, State Medical Director, Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS

Q & A and Discussion

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EMS.gov Webinar 4/10 | EMS Patient Care & Operations

EMS: Patient Care and Operations
Friday, April 10, 2020
12:00 PM EDT / 9:00 AM PDT
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Webinar Agenda

Welcome and Introductions

Richard C. Hunt, MD, FACEP, HHS/ASPR National Healthcare Preparedness Programs

Patient Care and Operations

Michael Sayre, MD, University of Washington & Seattle Fire Department
Ed Racht, MD, Global Medical Response

Q & A and Discussion

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Webinar April 7 | EMS.gov & ASPRCOVID-19 Clinical Rounds

Please see below for a message from EMS.gov and ASPR about another COVID-19 Clinical Rounds webinar being held tomorrow entitled “Lifesaving Treatment and Clinical Operations: Critical Care.” Speakers will provide updates on clinical care for people with COVID-19, followed by Q+A and discussion.

COVID-19 CLINICAL ROUNDS
Lifesaving Treatment and Clinical Operations: Critical Care
A Peer to Peer Virtual Community of Practice
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
12:00 PM EDT / 9:00 AM PDT

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COVID-19: Clinical Rounds Agenda

  1. Welcome and Introductions – Richard C. Hunt, MD, FACEP; HHS/ASPR National Healthcare Preparedness Programs
  2. Update: Lifesaving Treatment and Clinical Operations [5 min] – Mark Caridi-Scheible, MD; Emory University School of Medicine
  3. Q&A [10 min]
  4. Update: Lifesaving Treatment and Clinical Operations [5 min] – Melissa Brunsvold, MD; University of Minnesota
  5. Q&A [10 min]
  6. General Q&A and Discussion [20 min]
  7. Closing – Richard C. Hunt, MD, FACEP

Visit the COVID-19 Resources page on EMS.gov for links to important information for EMS leaders and click here to watch the most recent NHTSA EMS Focus webinar, “Crisis Standards of Care and COVID-19: What EMS Needs to Know.”

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