Save the Date. Speakers: Ian Blanchard, Walter Tavares, and Dale Weiss. More Information and instructions to join will be posted as soon as it is available.
Paramedic Chiefs of Canada – Revolutionizing EMS: New Models of Care to Address Changing Health Care Needs in the Age of COVID | January 21stJenny Abercrombie
Across Canada, access to appropriate health care is an ongoing challenge, and pressures within our health care system – wait times, hospital overcrowding, patient backlog – have only been intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic. To address these challenges, integrated primary health care teams across the country are working to help patients receive the care they need in their homes and communities, where they are often happiest and healthiest.
As part of its “Road to Reliability” learning series, the Center for Patient Safety is offering a webinar on Jan. 20, 2021, at 1 p.m. CST, “Basic QI and process improvement,” during which Mike Taigman will show you how to eliminate weak points or bottlenecks in your operations.
SARS-CoV-2 Vaccinations to protect against COVID-19 have begun in the United States. This article supplies some FAQs with subsequent discussion intended to help each individual come to their own personal choice on COVID-19 Vaccination based on sound information. This same info can provide an opening for an agency to plan their approach to determining how COVID-19 Vaccinations fit into their Agency and Operational Plan. There is also a list of Resources & Links with supporting materials divided into easy to...
Catch our own Mike Taigman chatting to Rob Lawrence. Mike discusses his 5-step wellness checkup, how to look after the welfare of others, as well as coping strategies, including his own journey into meditation.
The CDC published Guidelines intended to help individuals & families make the best and safest choices for themselves while celebrating the upcoming holidays. Most of the guidance is applicable to other situations and timeframes too. First Responders have two families, a traditional one and a work one, with many share living quarters during their shift. As essential/front line workers, First Responders are often at increased risk and have an ongoing chance of sharing that risk with those they come in...
Paramedic Chiefs of Canada – Developing a National Paramedic Workplace Violence Prevention Framework | December 3rdJenny Abercrombie
The presentation provides an overview of research conducted from January to September, 2020. This study focused on frontline Paramedics and leaders across all Canadian provinces to determine what was working well in workplace violence prevention and how that might inform the development of a national WVPF and strategic issues agenda as a springboard for future research.
Paramedic Chiefs of Canada – Building Community Paramedicine into the Canadian Healthcare Landscape: An Economic Analysis of ‘Community Paramedicine at Clinic’ (CP@clinic) from the Paramedic Service Perspective | November 19thJenny Abercrombie
In this presentation, Dr. Agarwal presented a recent economic analysis from the paramedic service perspective demonstrating the potential impact CP@clinic can have for paramedic services. The cost-benefit analysis was discussed in detail, and implications for paramedic services discussed.
AIMHI Webinar – High-Performance/High-Value Metrics Deep Dive: Financial Outcome Measures | Recording and HandoutJenny Abercrombie
Knowing your High-Performance/High-Value financial metrics like cost and revenue per response, per unit hour, and per transport are crucial. Further, changing payer mixes, payer policies and evolving service lines add to financial complexities. This webinar will focus on the development, tracking, and evaluation of the key financial performance metrics that will prepare you for the dynamic changes occurring in the EMS industry.
Paramedic Chiefs of Canada – Leadership Strategies for Creating Low Stress High Resilience Organizations | October 29th | Recording and HandoutJenny Abercrombie
Providing EMS can be inherently stressful. Unfortunately, there are a lot of accidental, unnecessary, artificially created sources of stress that make the experience of working in EMS harder than it needs to be. In this session, we will explore (and shred) many traditional management practices that cause stress with little or no organizational benefit.
With COVID levels at record highs it’s time to double down on protecting yourself, those you are responsible for and/or care about, from getting it. This paper answers vital questions with solid science. Scientists & engineers in this field have collected the evidence together to answer the questions many are asking – silently or out loud – and provide the proof for all to read. It is written for the general public & as a living document. One that's...
The strategy to overcome a disaster scenario is to mitigate or prevent them from occurring in the first place. Large public safety agencies at the national & international levels are the emergency release valve for tackling life saving activities. Join us for a fireside chat on emergency preparedness and disaster mitigation for large scale public safety scenarios.
EMS1 - On Thursday, October 1, FirstWatch is launching Conversations that Matter, a series of virtual roundtable discussions featuring leaders talking about some of the most important issues facing our professions. FirstWatch Improvement Guide Mike Taigman will facilitate, engaging the expert guest speakers and audience in dialogue to encourage information sharing and collaboration to help tackle tough problems.
JEMS - On Thursday, October 1, FirstWatch is launching Conversations that Matter, a series of virtual roundtable discussions featuring leaders talking about some of the most important issues facing our professions. FirstWatch Improvement Guide Mike Taigman will facilitate, engaging the expert guest speakers and audience in dialogue to encourage information sharing and collaboration to help tackle tough problems.
EMS World - FirstWatch will launch a series of virtual roundtable discussions, open to the public, that focus on ways to use data and QI processes to improve people's health, the company announced.
The HHS/CDC has reposted their Interim Vaccination Plan for the SARS-CoV-2 virus to prevent COVID-19. This is a rapid rollout plan that is identified as interim because not all the specifics of a vaccine(s) is known. There is a push to be ready to distribute the vaccine as soon as even emergency approval is given, with dates for beginning the vaccinations suggested for as soon as late October or early November. The documents included in this post should assist...