National Disaster Life Support (NDLS) Classes
February 12, 2024
The first statewide NDLS course of 2024, Basic Disaster Life Support (BDLS) will be offered virtually February 12, 2024, from 5:00-9:00 p.m. Registration will open 30-days prior to the course. Please share this information with regional HCC partners.
The following BDLS class will be April 5, 2024, starting at 8:00 a.m. and running until 12:00 p.m.
For registration information or questions please contact Judy Wheeler at firstname.lastname@example.org).
EMS Biosafety Transport
NETEC has a new free course available with continuing education credits. "EMS Biosafety Transport for Operators" is for EMS providers and clinical personnel at risk of exposure to serious infectious diseases like COVID-19, Mpox, Ebola Virus Disease, Smallpox, SARS, MERS, and novel influenza. There are four credits available, for EMS, nurses and physicians.
(Don’t wait too long, course availability ends April 12, 2024.)
Take the EMS Biosafety Transport Course
Wearable Tech Mitigates First Responder Exposure to Chemical Threats
Every day, all types of emergency responders across the nation are dispatched to calls for situations ranging from industrial, agricultural, and commercial accidents to 5-alarm fires. In these moments, we rely on them to render aid swiftly and efficiently, even if it means risking their personal safety. This is why the Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), part of the Federal U.S. Department of Homeland Security, is leading a new effort to arm responders with state-of-the-art technology that alerts them to toxic industrial chemicals (TICs) that may be present in the field.
An estimated 240 million calls are made to emergency services in the United States every year. “Our emergency responders need to have the most up-to-date technologies and tools that will enable them to safely answer these calls,” said S&T Program Manager Kimberli Jones-Holt. “We are collaborating with several partners to ensure that they have access to these resources, and also enhance existing technologies to provide more convenient and affordable safety capabilities.”
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EMS Infectious Disease Playbook: Version 2.0
The EMS Infectious Disease Playbook was recently reviewed by subject matter experts and updated to include information on Mpox and COVID-19. The playbook synthesizes multiple sources of information in a single planning document, culminating in a concise reference resource for emergency medical services agencies developing their service policies.
Leaning from and Leveraging Career Missteps and Mistakes. MI TRAIN ID 1110410
We all make mistakes in our careers; it's how we handle missteps that matter. What are the most common missteps EMS professionals make during their career growth? Laurie and Andrea sit down to discuss career missteps and the value of mentorship. They will share what they've learned from their professional experiences and how they were able to learn from and leverage their own missteps.
This archived webinar is worth 1 EMS credit - Preparatory and 1 IC credit - Education Administration. In order to receive credit, the learner must watch the video in its entirety, complete an evaluation, and score 80% or better on the final assessment.
First Do No Harm, Are You Sure You Want to Do That? MITRAIN ID 1106938
This session is designed for quality leaders within an EMS system interested in prioritizing patient safety within their quality improvement & assurance program.
This archived webinar is worth 1 EMS credit - Operations and 1 IC credit - Measurement and Evaluation.
Managing Difficult Personalities, The 90/10 Rule MITRAIN ID 1106937
One of Andrea's golden rules is to be aware of how much time we invest in toxic personalities when leading and managing an EMS team. Many EMS leadership courses teach us to spend 80% on our top performers and 20% on toxic and/or disordered underperformers. Andrea will challenge that ratio and discuss the various disordered personality types we may find ourselves up against during our career and how best to manage and lead them without violating the 90/10 rule.
This archived webinar is worth 1 EMS credit - Operations and 1 IC credit - Education Administration.
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