Webinar Calendar (Click the hyperlink to reserve your space and register for future webinars) Hyperlinks on past dates link to the archived recording.
March 18, 2021: Tammi Woods – “Beneath Our Wings You Will Find Refuge”
1. Discussion of the role peer support plays in critical care transport
2. Establishing a foundation for a peer support program that is multidimensional, personalized, and meets the needs of the organization and crewmembers.
3. Building the team: The importance of a program that is peer driven
4. Discussion of implementation, obstacles, and lessons learned
April 15, 2021: Darren Braude – “Critical Care Transport and Airway management of the Patient with Infectious Airborne Diseases – assessing and managing risk to the physical and mental well-being of the transport team”
Darren Braude, MD, MPH, EMT-P is currently a Professor of Adult and Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Anesthesiology and the Tim Fleming Professor of EMS at the University of New Mexico where he serves as the Chief of the Division of Prehospital, Austere and Disaster Medicine, Medical Director of the EMS Academy, Rio Rancho Fire Rescue, Corrales Fire Department and UNM Hospital’s Lifeguard Air Emergency Services. Dr. Braude has been a licensed EMS provider since 1986. He regularly responds in the field as part of the UNM EMS Consortium and works shifts as a Flight Physician. Dr. Braude is the 2014 recipient of the ACEP National Teaching Award and is the International Medical Director for the Difficult Airway Course: EMS and faculty for the Difficult Airway Course: Emergency. His academic interests include, but are definitely not limited to, airway management, cervical spine immobilization (or hopefully the lack thereof), air medical transport and antiemetic agents. He wrote a textbook entitled Rapid Sequence Intubation and Rapid Sequence Airway, 2nd Edition: an Airway911 Guide and hosts an occasional segment for EM:RAP. Dr. Braude has been an invited speaker at ACEP Scientific Assembly, SAEM Annual Meeting, SMACC, NAEMSP Annual Meeting and USC Essentials of Emergency Medicine.
May 20, 2021: Jack Harris – “Keeping Good People Good…A Perspective on Personal Wellness & Resilience”
Health care & emergency service professionals begin their careers as passionate, idealistic people who often think, “I can’t believe they pay me to do this job.” Almost immediately, the “realities of the job” (day-to-day pressures & demands, the clash between expectation & reality, trauma, etc.) start to take their toll. Without an effective strategy, these can be devastating to even the most experienced and capable people. This presentation is designed to help the participants prevent the day-to-day pressures from destroying the very things they have worked so hard to build. They will learn how personal wellness, balance, and resilience are essential for their long-term professional and personal well-being.
June 17, 2021: James Boomhower – “Help Me, Help You”
In this presentation we will discuss the utility of formal and informal peer support teams. We will also discuss how to utilize programs and policies already in place within your institution to streamline effective peer support and professional resource allocation. Finally, we’ll discuss the dangers of “over managing” your peer support team and the complications of leadership involvement within peer team.
July 15, 2021: Jonathon Bundt – “Building our strength from within: Recognition to Action”
Our presentation will build language and understanding in recognizing the complexity of the world we have been living in for the past year. We will look to understand how different types of stress have impact our lives and what we can do to improve both our quality of life at home and work. While we will look at actions to take to build our own strength, we will also discuss how we can support others we work with.
August 19, 2021: Morgan Anderson – “Behind the Findings: A CrewCare Report – Volume 2”
Are you a hero/heroine? Does the public view us this way? Do we need to live up to that moniker? What if we don’t? Being labeled as a hero/heroine – regardless of who applies it – can sometimes weigh heavily on those of us who are called to be first responders. What happens when a call goes bad and we are no longer the hero? Self-care and wellness at home are important steps to take for all EMS first responders. Physical, emotional, and spiritual care outside of work are equally important. Compassion Fatigue can also take a toll on Medical Transport professionals and this presentation will address those topics and more to improve the lives of our emergency medical services / medical transport / first responders.
Additional 2021 Webinar Dates TBA
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