HOT (red light and siren) responses put EMS providers and the public at significant risk. Studies have demonstrated that the time saved during this mode of vehicle operation and that reducing HOT responses enhances safety of personnel, with little to no impact on patient outcomes. Some agencies have ‘dabbled’ with responding COLD (without lights and sirens) to some calls, but perhaps none as dramatic as Niagara Region EMS in Ontario, Canada – who successfully flipped their HOT responses to...
During this interactive session we explored lessons learned, what we should be doing now, and strategies for handling things as they evolve.
Paramedic services have experienced a steadily increasing demand from palliative patients accessing 911 during times of acute crisis, and not wishing subsequent conveyance to ED. Early data indicates that many of these patients are NOT already connected to palliative care teams, wish to remain in their homes and require symptom management.
This is a recording of a ET3 Medical Triage NOFO preparation webinar, held on April 20, 2021. This webinar helped many organizations prepare and submit their response.
A crowd-sourced educational stress management experience with Mike Taigman and Angela Leath for cops, firefighters, EMTs, paramedics and correctional officers
Paramedic Chiefs of Canada White Paper: Discussion on 10 Guiding Principles for Paramedicine in Canada | February 4thJenny Abercrombie
In this session, we presented the results of research study that has led to the generation of 10 guiding principles for paramedicine in Canada to consider in structuring the profession’s transition and evolution. Collectively, these principles provide a national coordinated vision and guidance on how to proceed within paramedicine in Canada, while permitting enactment in ways that are sensitive to local and contextual variation.
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.
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.
Paramedic Chiefs of Canada – 16th COVID-19 Webinar – The Epicenter: Contemplations on EMS Crisis Standards of Care – September 24th | Recording and HandoutJenny Abercrombie
New York City was the epicenter for COVID-19 during March and April 2020. Amid the overwhelming case load and mortality associated with COVID burdening our health system leaders and frontline providers in EMS were forced to make life and death decisions, often with too little time and too little information. Dr. Redlener discussed the challenges faced and how we can be better prepared should we face another pandemic surge.
Paramedic Chiefs of Canada – 15th COVID-19 Webinar – EMS Performance in Times of COVID-19: Montreal’s Experience – August 20th | Recording and HandoutJenny Abercrombie
Montreal was one of the regions hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada. As the situation progressed, Urgences-santé had to adapt and innovate in order to face this new reality. With the shut down of several links in the prehospital survival chain, the paramedics were left alone to face this invisible enemy.
The need to optimize EMS operations has never been greater! Our profession is entering into one of the most challenging economic, clinical and human resources times in a generation.
Join Lexipol for an exclusive presentation featuring resiliency and leadership strategies from the front lines of law enforcement, clinical psychology and neuroscience. This webinar is intended for rookies all the way up to command staff.
During this month’s interactive webinar, which was the 14th COVID-19 Webinar of our series, we provided an update on COVID-19 with an emphasis on what’s changed and how it relates to paramedic services.
Paramedic Chiefs of Canada – COVID-19 Webinar – Timeline and Lessons Learned to Date – June 11th | Recording and HandoutsJenny Abercrombie
During this week’s interactive webinar, which is the 13th COVID-19 Webinar of our series, we summarized the timeline and progression of this pandemic, reviewed the information shared in our previous webinars, and lessons learned to date.
According to the American Heart Association (AHA), Stroke is the 5th leading cause of death in the United States. On average, there is a reported Stroke every 40 seconds in our nation. EMS has a pivotal role in the Chain of Survival, but what if there was a resource available to every EMS system that could help with Strokes? If you guessed the First First Responder (Dispatchers), you would be right. They are an untapped resource with valuable information...
Paramedic Chiefs of Canada – COVID-19 Webinar – A National Conversation: Part 8 – Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Associated with COVID-19 – May 28th | Recording and HandoutsJenny Abercrombie
A new syndrome, now named MIS-C, has been identified in multiple countries in the past few weeks which seems to be associated with COVID-19 infection, even if COVID was asymptomatic or unrecognized. It manifests itself as a Kawasaki-like illness and/or as Toxic Shock-Like Syndrome.