Topic: COVID-19

EIDS Tool: The Early Surveillance System for Widespread Transmission of Infectious Disease

EIDS Tool The early surveillance system for widespread transmission of infectious disease. In 2003 the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch® (IAED™) created the Severe Respiratory Infection (SRI) Tool in response to the SARS pandemic that year, when multiple cases were reported in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Then in 2009, an electronic version of the tool was developed for ProQA® dispatch software and deployed in multiple dispatch agencies during the 2009 H1N1 (swine flu) pandemic....

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You’ve Got a Trend in Me with Kerri Hatt and Anthony Minge

https// Play in new window | Download (Duration: 23:08 — 21.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreKerri Hatt, editor–in–chief of EMS1 magazine, and Anthony Minge, senior partner with Fitch & Associates, discuss the 2020 EMS Trend Report, which continues a five-year effort to identify how...

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Protocol 36: Making the Most of Your Limited EMS Resources During a Pandemic

Protocol 36 Making the most of your limited EMS resources during a pandemic During a pandemic, dispatch agencies need a robust triage tool when emergency services become stressed from high call loads, workforce degradation, and hospital saturation. This tool needs to be scalable at the local level so that it can escalated and de-escalated at the discretion of local EMS authorities. The purpose of Protocol 36 is to allow Emergency Medical Dispatchers to identify—at the point of call...

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Response to First Reported U.S. COVID-19 Case Enhances Protocols and Alerts

On January 19, 2020, relaxing in his Snohomish County living room and watching the early news reports about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China—the city he’d just returned from—the patient became concerned. He had not been feeling well and decided to go to his primary care physician. Shortly after arriving at the physician’s office, his doctor contacted the Health District Officer. They drew a blood sample and overnighted it to the Centers for Disease...

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More Than a Pile of Data with Todd Stout

https// Play in new window | Download (Duration: 20:43 — 19.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreTodd Stout, president and founder of FirstWatch, discusses the role of FirstWatch in COVID-19 surveillance, lessons learned from the Ebola virus outbreak, and the importance of emergency dispatchers increasing their resilience....

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The New Normal with Director Tyrell Morris

https// Play in new window | Download (Duration: 16:34 — 15.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreDirector Tyrell Morris, Orleans Parish Communication District, discusses the implementation of Protocol 36: Pandemic, Epidemic, and Outbreak (Surveillance and Triage), the role of video triage in COVID-19 calls, and New...

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COVID-19 Surveillance with Terry Peterson

https// Play in new window | Download (Duration: 17:07 — 15.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | MoreTerry Peterson, Deputy Director of Snohomish County 911, discusses his center’s implementation of Protocol 36: Pandemic/Epidemic/Outbreak (Surveillance or Triage), how things have changed for emergency dispatchers, and how...

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