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Feb 24 Special EMS Focus Webinar: What EMS and 911 need to know about COVID-19

Feb 20, 2020

Special EMS Focus webinar on Monday, Feb. 24, at 1 p.m. ET /10 a.m. PT will highlight expert guidance on coronavirus for public safety. Register for Webinar

The NHTSA Office of EMS will host a special edition of EMS Focus, a Federal webinar series, to discuss the latest updates on COVID-19, the novel coronavirus that has now infected thousands of people worldwide. Representatives of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the US Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) have been invited to participate on the webinar panel.

The speakers will update EMS and 911 personnel on the latest guidance for first responders who may take 911 calls or treat patients with potential COVID-19 infections, what PPE is required for responding to these patients and recommendations for transporting and treating people possibly infected with COVID-19. The webinar will be moderated by Jon Krohmer, MD, director of the NHTSA Office of EMS.