Homelessness: What’s It All About?

NHFA Virtual NH

This session provided an overview of the homeless services system including the federal definitions of homelessness, myths and facts, and the context that the local Continuum of Care provides services within. Objectives: • Understand definitions and risk factors of homelessness • Be familiar with national level initiatives to end homelessness • Understand how homelessness is measured using HMIS • Know how to learn more

Human Trafficking in New Hampshire for EMS

NHFA Virtual NH

EMS has an important role to play in the effort to end human trafficking. As responders who are often the first to arrive at a scene, EMS practitioners are in a position to look for key indicators to identify potential victims, provide the appropriate care and access to resources, and potentially save a life." - Noah Smith, NHTSA Office of EMS This presentation will cover an overview of human trafficking in NH with a focus on information specifically tailored for EMS providers. Learning objectives include: - understand the definition and underlying dynamics of human trafficking - learn the nature and scope of human trafficking in NH - identify indicators and red flags in an EMS/healthcare context - review best practices for responding and reporting

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Endocrine Emergencies

NHFA Virtual NH

Endocrine emergencies are often potentially life-threatening and can be challenging to address. This course explains the function of the endocrine system and the pathophysiology of endocrine disorders. We will also cover the main endocrine disorders encountered in the field, including thyroid and adrenal conditions. Type I, type II, and gestational diabetes will be addressed, including pathophysiology, common emergencies associated with diabetes, and prehospital treatment options. Objectives: The student will understand the function of the endocrine system and its role in homeostasis The student will understand the general pathophysiology of endocrine emergencies The student will be aware of hypothyroid emergencies and hyperthyroid emergencies and the symptomology observed The student will be aware of adrenal emergencies and the symptomology observed The student will understand the etiology and physiology of type I, type II, and gestational diabetes and the differences in emergencies observed The student will be familiar with the symptoms observed and appropriate prehospital care for common diabetic emergencies

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