EMS Chronicles: Family Presence during Resuscitation

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These articles examine family presence during resuscitation from a practical and ethical standpoint. EMS providers have the unique privilege of treating patients in their home which often means we interact with family and close friends. With that being said, we receive little to no training in managing by standards, bereavement, and the practice of incorporating family into patient care. At the conclusion of this discussion, providers should have interrogated their own beliefs and practices regarding family presence during resuscitation, identify strategies for managing by standards on the next cardiac arrest, and consider the ethical impact of allowing or disallowing family presence.

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Synthetics & Excited Delirium (Concord)

Richard M. Flynn Training Facility 98 Smokey Bear Blvd, Concord, NH

This course will define natural, semi synthetic, and synthetic descriptors as it relates to drugs. It will describe the pathophysiology between ecstasy and bath salt overdose as well as signs and symptoms of excited delirium. Treatment options for this patient population will be discussed.

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Intimate Partner Violence & Strangulation: A Case Review (Concord)

Richard M. Flynn Training Facility 98 Smokey Bear Blvd, Concord, NH

What started out like many other cases of domestic violence ended up being a life changing look into what victims face at the hand of their abusers on a regular basis. After a report of a domestic dispute, police and emergency medical responders arrived at the home of a frantic female who reported multiple strangulations. She had no visible injuries, which left responders questioning- could this be true? After a brief investigation, this case diverged from the typical when detectives realized that the entire 24-hour nightmare was captured on video. This video changed the way police officers, medical staff, advocates, prosecutors and judges view reports of domestic violence. While we have all read and heard many statements about this type of conduct: seeing it unfold, raw and real, is chilling. And, it highlights just how easily someone can strangle their partner to the point of unconsciousness without leaving a mark. This presentation will not only give you a direct window into a domestic assault but also explore the impact the actions of first responders can have on a victim. Please be aware that participants will be viewing graphic imaging and language. Due to the nature of this case study this will be offered in person only.

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Synthetics & Excited Delirium

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This course will define natural, semi synthetic, and synthetic descriptors as it relates to drugs. It will describe the pathophysiology between ecstasy and bath salt overdose as well as signs and symptoms of excited delirium. Treatment options for this patient population will be discussed. REMOTE ONLY

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Crew Resource Management and High Reliability Organization (Concord)

Richard M. Flynn Training Facility 98 Smokey Bear Blvd, Concord, NH

The program will discuss two aspects of field operations, crew resources management and high reliability organization. At the end of this program participants will be able to: CRM: Explain the need for crew resource management. Describe the four principles of crew resource management used in military flight programs. Describe the interaction between the four principles and give examples of their use. HRO/Culture of Safety: Describe the operational conditions in which high-reliability organizing (HRO applies. Describe the principles of HRO. Describe how HRO manages risk to reduce or eliminate adverse effects.

Introduction to Prehospital Ultrasound for Paramedics (Concord)

Richard M. Flynn Training Facility 98 Smokey Bear Blvd, Concord, NH

Prehospital ultrasound is an emerging technology growing in popularity nationwide. Ultrasound is a useful tool that can aid in paramedic patient assessment and medical decision making. This program includes an introduction to ultrasound technology followed by didactic sessions, skills stations and scenarios led by emergency medicine physicians and advanced practice providers. You will practice performing goal directed, limited window lung, cardiac and eFAST ultrasound exams while learning how to interpret abnormal findings and apply these to patient care. This program does not certify you to begin practicing ultrasound in the field, but it does provide a free opportunity to learn about ultrasound technology and receive continuing education hours. Paramedic participation in this program will guide future ultrasound use statewide.

Crew Resource Management and High Reliability Organization

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The program will discuss two aspects of field operations, crew resources management and high reliability organization. At the end of this program participants will be able to: CRM: Explain the need for crew resource management. Describe the four principles of crew resource management used in military flight programs. Describe the interaction between the four principles and give examples of their use. HRO/Culture of Safety: Describe the operational conditions in which high-reliability organizing (HRO applies. Describe the principles of HRO. Describe how HRO manages risk to reduce or eliminate adverse effects.

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

Compassionate Care: Responding to a Mental Health Crisis (Concord)

Richard M. Flynn Training Facility 98 Smokey Bear Blvd, Concord, NH

In recent years, the number of behavioral and mental health emergencies in our communities has risen. Now, with the pandemic in full swing, children and adults alike are experiencing more stress, anxiety, and in some cases, more substance misuse. This class talks about the “Myths and Facts” about people with mental illness. This presentation will also discuss the different types of personality disorders and mental health conditions to better understand and respond to families in crisis, treat our patients with compassion and dignity and keep our responders safe.

Healing Through Trauma (Concord)

Richard M. Flynn Training Facility 98 Smokey Bear Blvd, Concord, NH

This seminar will include presentations by responders and military personnel with lived-experience of trauma. Each presenter will tell their story of experiencing critical incident stress, post-traumatic stress and/or complex post-traumatic stress and, in some cases, substance or alcohol misuse. They will describe how they are now working toward healing, living a full life, and thriving. Speakers include: Tracy Eldridge Jennifer Fanning, Ph.D. Keith Hanks Stephen Holmes Brian Keyes Christy Lister Jules Scott

Compassionate Care: Responding to a Mental Health Crisis

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In recent years, the number of behavioral and mental health emergencies in our communities has risen. Now, with the pandemic in full swing, children and adults alike are experiencing more stress, anxiety, and in some cases, more substance misuse. This class talks about the “Myths and Facts” about people with mental illness. This presentation will also discuss the different types of personality disorders and mental health conditions to better understand and respond to families in crisis, treat our patients with compassion and dignity and keep our responders safe.

Free

Compassionate Care: Responding to a Mental Health Crisis

Virtual Event Virtual Event

In recent years, the number of behavioral and mental health emergencies in our communities has risen. Now, with the pandemic in full swing, children and adults alike are experiencing more stress, anxiety, and in some cases, more substance misuse. This class talks about the “Myths and Facts” about people with mental illness. This presentation will also discuss the different types of personality disorders and mental health conditions to better understand and respond to families in crisis, treat our patients with compassion and dignity and keep our responders safe.