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Free CE Webinar, May 21: Best Practices in EMS Triage and Transport Destinations – During and After the Pandemic

May 12, 2020

Free CE Webinar / May 21 12 pm CST / 1 pm EST / 1 hour CAPCE CE - Best Practices in EMS Triage and Transport Destinations – During and After the Pandemic

Join Drs. Ed Racht, Craig Manifold and Stein Bronsky in their roundtable discussion of best practices and lessons learned in triaging and determining transport destinations for COVID-19 and other non-COVID emergency patients during the pandemic. Using a case-based approach, this webinar will discuss factors driving decision-making, and help prepare agencies and practitioners to implement new protocols for transport to alternate destinations or treatment-in-place.

CMS has recently implemented changes to the EMS payment model to reimburse for transport to alternate destinations during the pandemic. And, several states are now reimbursing for treatment-in-place. But, successful implementation of these enhanced services can be complicated. Our webinar presenters will draw on their recent experiences to address these and other challenges:

  • Finding the best approach to engaging and selecting alternate destinations and a telemedicine partner.
  • Obtaining Medical Director buy-in and engagement in the process.
  • Obtaining community buy-in to the process. 
  • Developing alternate disposition eligibility protocols that meet both Medical Director and alternate destination partner requirements.

All participants will receive 1 hour of CAPCE approved CE credit for this webinar.

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Webinar Presenters

RachtEd Racht, MD is Chief Medical Officer of Global Medical Response in Volente, Texas. He is also the Chief Medical Officer for American Medical Response (AMR). Prior to this role, he served as the Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs for Piedmont Newnan Hospital in metro Atlanta. He was the first full-time Medical Director for the Austin/Travis County EMS System. Dr. Racht is a renowned speaker in the EMS community and has received numerous awards. He has more than 20 years of experience in EMS and healthcare systems.

ManifoldCraig Manifold, DO, FACEP, FAAEM, FAEMS is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Health Sciences, School of Health Professions at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He is also NAEMT's Medical Director. Dr. Manifold serves on several committees with the South Texas Regional Advisory Council, American College of Emergency Physicians, and Governors EMS and Trauma Advisory Committee. He also serves as Joint Surgeon for the Texas Air National Guard, and Commander for the 149th Medical Group of the Texas Air National Guard in San Antonio. Dr. Manifold has been published several times and has presented at many national and international conferences.

BronskyE. Stein Bronsky, MD is the medical director for the Colorado Springs Fire Department and American Medical Response (AMR) Ambulance Service in Colorado. He also works as an emergency physician at Centura Health. Dr. Bronsky is a contributing author of the new NAEMT Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) chapter, Pharmacology for EMS. He began his career as an EMT and later practiced as a paramedic before attending medical school at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Bronsky completed his emergency medicine residency and EMS fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University.