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This new regional training is provided through a grant by the Hospital Preparedness Program.
Infectious Disease and the Prehospital Provider
This training is aimed at the individual prehospital provider. Dr Rudnick discusses the Drug resistant bacteria in the prehospital environment. He covers Infectious disease precautions and exposure management. The goal is to reduce the risk for infectious disease exposure for all prehospital providers which ultimately protects patients, providers, and the provider's family. He presents methods of exposure risk reduction, transmission methods, high risk diseases, and environmental disinfection.
Transition from Mass Casualty Incident to Disaster Medical Response
This webcast introduces a framework for mass casualty incident to disaster medical response and covers some of the rural challenges in the North State. Counties are large and most providers in these rural areas may only have one or two transport units to cover the entire county. Additional resources could be hours away. The purpose is to bring agencies together for planning, involve all operational authority agencies, and to dust off local, regional, and state plans.
Ebola Virus Disease Update 5/4/2016
This Ebola Virus disease update covers current regional policy in the North State. Dr. Rudnick describes the Ebola Virus disease, provides a background of the disease and discusses infectivity, signs and symptoms, transmission of the disease, patient assessment criteria and precautions.
The CHEMPACK Project
This training program has been developed to provide valuable information regarding the recognition of nerve agent and organophosphate exposure, and the people and processes involved in the activation and deployment of a CHEMPACK cache.
The medical director for Nor-Cal EMS has released a memorandum clarifying the scope of practice for EMR versus FR that provides information that will aid in the transition from FR to EMR.
A revised Aircraft Zone Map that includes the new service and the zones covering the Nor-Cal EMS area is linked HERE. That map is effective as of May 1, 2016.
For approximately the first two or three weeks following May 1, Care Flight will be operational twelve hours a day from 0700 - 1900. Their availability status will be posted in EMResource
U.S. Department of Homeland Security. 08/26/2015
This two-page document provides information about Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) awareness training for non-law enforcement constituencies, or hometown security partners, who are important to the SAR effort. It includes a table of Potential Criminal or Non-Criminal Activities Requiring Additional Information During the Investigation. The training is designed to assist public health and healthcare professionals in understanding their critical role as homeland security partners; and recognizing what kinds of suspicious behaviors are associated with pre-incident terrorism activities.
On December 2, 2015 the Emergency Medical Services Authority honored Steve Tolen with its Community Service Award. This annual recognition event in San Francisco was held in conjunction with the State EMS Commission meeting.
Memorandum - As of April 1, 2016, Nor-Cal EMS will only certify those who have taken an approved EMR course (initial or transition) of instruction. FULL DETAILS HERE.
We have the following Medical Advisory Committee Run Reviews available for CEs:
These are free (or very low cost to support the website) webcasts developed in part by a grant from HPP.
HAvBED and MCI Event Training with EMResource
Dr. Eric Rudnick demonstrates the importance of EMResource and being able to respond to events, queries, and polls; demonstrates how to respond to a HAvBED event in EMResource; and demonstrates responding to a MCI (Multiple Casualty Incident) event in EMResource.
MCI Plan Manual 2 - Patient Distribution Overview
Mark Beldon discusses the Patient Distribution Manual 2 which outlines a plan under the Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS) for the distribution of patients during a multi or mass casualty incident within an Operational Area or within multiple Operational Areas in the Mutual Aid Region and to destinations outside the Mutual Aid Region.
Mass Casualty Incident Field Operations
Mark Beldon presents an overview of the Office of Emergency Services Region 3 Mass Casualty Incident Plan Manual 1 and an overview of Manual 2 - Patient Distribution.
We have the following 2015 Spring North State Prehospital Conference Webcasts available for CEs:
CDPH has created a Public Hotline for Ebola
We have the following 2014 Fall North State Prehospital Conference Webcasts available for CEs:
Ebola 101 - Update for EMS System Stakeholders
Dr. Rudnick covers many topics including basic Ebola facts regarding the disease, symptoms, the transmission of Ebola, worldwide outbreak and case counts, demographics, and risk assessment. He also covers how we are preparing as well as the new PPE guidelines.
The Sticky Truth About Bakken Crude Webcast
Gerry Gray provides crucial information to EMS personnel regarding the potential dangers involved with the transportation of approximately 3 millions gallons of Crude Oil at a time through our cities by railroad and how they should be prepared and respond.
Butane Honey Oil
Mike Fischer discusses what butane honey oil (BHO) is and its various forms - as honey oil, weed oil, budder, dabs, concentrate, wax, ear wax, amber glass, and shatter - and their THC levels. He discusses how it is made - both open and closed extraction methods.
EMS Response to Crime Scenes
Bob Bryant discusses what a crime scene is, priorities at a crime scene, and how to recognize and preserve evidence at crime scenes including proper handling of physical evidence, forensic evidence, circumstantial evidence, eyewitness evidence, and direct evidence.
We have the following 2014 Spring North State Prehospital Conference Webcasts available for CEs:
Heat Illness Webcast Available for Online CEs
Dr. Jasumback covers the risk factors for heat illness and then delves into the major heat illness types heat exhaustion (from water depletion and salt depletion) and heat stroke (both classic and exertional) followed by the minor heat illness types heat cramps, heat syncope, miliaria rubra, and heat tetany.
Swift Water Rescue
Brent Dubois educates from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) document 1670 Standard on Operations and Training for Search and Rescue Incidents.
Michael Fraters delivers an important topic as 150,000 to 500,000 deaths occur due to drowning and is the 3rd most common cause of accidental death overall in the U.S. Drowning incidents are 500-600 times higher.
Notice: The NREMT will be increasing the initial certification fees effective January 1, 2017.
Attention Program Directors and State Directors: Effective January 1, 2015, Authorizations to Test (ATT) for National EMS Certification will be valid for up to 90 days from the date of issuance, provided all other requirements for National EMS Certification are met.
Ebola is an often-fatal disease and care is needed when coming in direct contact with a recent traveler from a country with an Ebola outbreak that has symptoms that may be caused by Ebola. New guidance available from the CDC.
We have the following Nor-Cal EMS Training Webcasts available for CEs:
EMS at a Quality Crossroads
Dr. Rudnick introduces the subject of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI). Kara Davis takes you to where the rubber meets the road.
Furadan in marijuana grows poses officer safety risk.
A disturbing new trend is manifesting itself online on social media sites such as Facebook and YouTube called "The Fire Challenge." Click
to find out what this is all about.
This brief video (approximately 9 minutes) is intended to give you a general overview of how to respond to situations involving a person with a weapon, or with hostages, or an active shooter.
The Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care has released a paper covering the tactical emergency casualty care principles for medical response to explosive events.
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