As the COVID-19 pandemic continues. The stress on EMS agencies keeps growing. Especially in hot areas like NY and NJ.
Dr Ken Lavelle who is an Emergency Medicine Clinic Instructor and Medical Director for several agencies in NJ and PA, joins Jim on this episode to discuss changes he made to local EMS protocols to help mitigate response, treatment and transport of EMS calls with potential coronavirus symptoms.
We also discuss common struggles when putting new guidelines into play during something like a pandemic and the potential to take a broader look at these changes and others going forward after the pandemic is over.
Check out Dr Lavelle’s training website at Emergency Training here.
As EMS professionals continue to respond and show up to work each day during this pandemic. I wanted to create something that would recognize their professional sacrifice. Not some snarky t-shirt or patch. Here is a Challenge Coin that is currently in production and available. You can get details and claim yours here.