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EMS and Ebola: Dec. 15 Call To Discuss Field Experience With Transporting Patients

Dec 09, 2014

Date: Monday, December 15, 2014 
Time:  2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern Time)
CE - continuing education

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Healthcare systems across the United States are actively preparing to treat patients with Ebola. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) play an important role in the identification, assessment, and transportation of suspected or confirmed patients with Ebola. As designated treatment facilities, Emory University Hospital and the University of Nebraska Medical Center have received patients with confirmed Ebola. During this COCA Call, clinicians will learn about the field experiences of EMS personnel in the two jurisdictions and discuss unique planning considerations for EMS.

Drew E. Dawson
Office of Emergency Medical Services
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
US Department of Transportation
Alexander Isakov, MD, MPH
Section of Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
John J. Lowe, PhD
Associate Director of Research
Biocontainment Patient Care Unit
University of Nebraska Medical Center
P.J. Schenarts, MD, FACS
Professor & Vice Chairman of Surgery
Chief of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care & Emergency Surgery
University of Nebraska College of Medicine
Medical Director, Omaha Fire EMS
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