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Nor-Cal EMS Medical Advisory Committee Article Review September 2018

A Nor-Cal EMS Webcast Continuing Education Series
Two Continuing Education Units* are available to California EMS personnel for reviewing the articles.

Five articles were presented by Dr. Eric Rudnick, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, Medical Director for Nor-Cal EMS at the monthly Medical Advisory Committee meeting. The purpose of reviewing these articles is to stay up-to-date with current trends, to aid and train emergency medical personnel, and for continuous quality improvement. The five articles are:

  • Article 1 (2 pages): Sepsis Guidelines Spark EM Petition (Source: Emergency Medicine News July 2018).
  • Article 2 (1 page): Medicare‚Äôs Overly Burdensome, Dangerous Rules on Sepsis (Source: Emergency Medicine News July 2018).
  • Article 3 (12 pages): Prehospital Plasma during Air Medical Transport in Trauma Patients at Risk for Hemorrhagic Shock (Source: The New England Journal of Medicine July 2018).
  • Article 4 (10 pages): Cricoid Pressure During Induction for Tracheal Intubation in Critically Ill Children: A Report From National Emergency Airway Registry for Children (Source: World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies).
  • Article 5 (13 pages): National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE) Position Paper on Sepsis (Source: JEMS).

The articles are from a variety of sources that Dr. Rudnick subscribes to.

Click HERE to download the PDF file of the article for review.

This webcast is especially provided as a courtesy to help Paramedic professionals obtain their necessary run review continuing education credits in the State of California. It is available for 2 Continuing Education Units in the State of California for Emergency Medical Services personnel such as First Responders (FRs), Emergency Medical Responders (EMRs), Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), Paramedics, and Mobile Intensive Care Nurses (MICNs) at:


You will be able to print your CE certificate upon successful completion of the above article review.

Background: Dr. Rudnick is a native New Yorker and moved to Northern California in 1993 after completing his medical training. He enjoys hiking, nature photography, and spending time with his family. He attended the Medical College of Wisconsin, and graduated from the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Michigan State University with an award for Outstanding Clinical Excellence. His clinical practice has ranged from Level II Trauma Centers to small rural Emergency Departments. He is currently the Medical Director for Northern California EMS and Santa Clara County EMS agencies. He is actively involved with the Emergency Medical Directors Association of California and holds a position on the California State Commission on EMS. His areas of interest clinically are pediatric emergency medicine and emergency medical services. He graduated from the highly regarded California Healthcare Foundation fellowship program in Healthcare Leadership. He is married to Deborah Sutcliffe, M.D. a Family Medicine physician and has two teenage daughters.

Need Continuing Education Units?

If you are a First Responder (FR), Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Paramedic, or Mobile Intensive Care Nurse (MICN) and need continuing education units, you may review the above article and pass an exam to obtain 2 CEs. Click the button below (after reviewing the article) to continue on to obtain your continuing education credit.

If you are already viewing this webcast for CE credit, click the above button when finished to go back to the webcast details to take the test and receive your CE certificate.

More Webcasts Available for CEs

Other webcasts are available for continuing education units for California First Responders, Emergency Medical Responders (EMRs), Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), Paramedics, and Mobile Intensive Care Nurses (MICNs) at:

https://www.norcalems.org/webcasts (general listing)


https://www.norcalems.org/webinars_and_exams (searchable list, sign-in required)


  1. Read the article
  2. Take the test
  3. Print your CE Certificate

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