Webinar Calendar (Click the hyperlink to reserve your space and register)

July 30: Michael Lauria, MD – “How to Attain / Maintain Top EMS Performance In ‘The Zone’”

Performing effectively during the resuscitation of a critically ill or injured patient requires more than simply remembering pieces of information and completing individual skills. These situations can be very complicated and require exceptional teamwork, effective communication, and a host of other non-technical skills that fall under the guise of human factors. Many other groups, such as professional athletes, business executives, and elite military special operations teams, have developed comprehensive psychological skills and techniques that allow them to remain calm, think clearly, and stay focused in very challenging situations. This lecture draws from the fields of psychology, cognitive science, and human factors to present novel ideas on how to optimize performance in the stressful and dynamic environment of critical care transport.

Aug 6: Rhonda Kelly – “Survive, Thrive and Matter in 2020: The ResponderStrong Tool

2020 has been referred to as the year where each month one-upped the one before it. And it’s only July…This year has been one massive stress test. More than ever before, we are faced with novel challenges in our lives as responders and as humans. The good news: how we respond to those challenges determines how we are impacted. The better news: there’s a free tool to help responders and their families respond well, not only surviving but thriving. Tune in and check out: www.ResponderStrong.org

Aug 19: David Olvera – “Ignoring the ‘What ifs…Post Mission’”

This presentation will look at the question “what if” when caring for a patient. We have all been through situations where, after the fact, we thought: “what if something I did could have provided a positive outcome to the situation?” This reverberation of thoughts can be held inside of us for a long time and can build up until it explodes. Since these reprocessing of thoughts can prove to be dangerous to our health and well-being; we need to know when our actions should be deemed those of a provider and when those actions should be those of a caregiver. To attain this balance, we need to utilize coping acronyms and strategies to attain the best medical practices while preventing compassion fatigue and this presentation will offer these insights.

Sept 10: Luke Ballmer and Laurie LaGrand- “Warrior and Heroine / Hero Mentality”

TBD: Veronica Kennedy – “Under Pressure”

Nov 5: Debi Hastilow and Tom Allenstein – “Sometimes You Just Need to PAWS: Benefits of Therapy Animals / Comfort Animals / Service Animals – and the Differences Between Them”

Oct 8: Sherri Dean and Dave Motzkin – “How to Set Up Peer-to-Peer Support Teams”

Oct 22: Shannon Sovandal, MD – “The Power of Positive in a Fragile Environment”


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An on-going series of presentations and conversations with experts around expanding wellness and practicing self-care  in order to prevent or mitigate depression, burn-out or PTSD and foster resiliency.

Brought to the community by MedEvac Foundation International  in partnership with the Association of Air Medical Services  as part of our signature program Taking Care of Our Own in collaboration with Air and Surface Transport Nurses Association
International Association of Flight and Critical Care Paramedics AND Association of Professional Flight Chaplains
Air Medical Physician Association
Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems
International Association of Medical Transport Communication Specialists
Kansas City Mercy Children’s Hospital
National EMS Pilots Association
Survivors Network