Dr. Eduardo Sanchez Velasco, a renowned Mexican pediatrician recognized by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), recently organized the first rollout of APLS: Medicina de emergencias pediátricas, quinta edicion to 21 training instructors and course directors in Mexico, in accordance with the Sociedad Mexicana de Pediatría (SMPs). The event was supported by the Mexican Council of Pediatric Certification, with two points in the specialty recertification (Mexican pediatricians should cover 20 points per year). The training sessions took place over three days with the President and Vice President of the SMP and Drs. Manuel Correa Flores and Jose Luis Pinacho in attendance.
All across our country, mobile integrated healthcare and community paramedicine (MIH-CP) programs are showing hospitals and the wider healthcare system that EMS is an important partner in improving the health of patients and controlling the cost of care. Various programs like this have appeared across the United States, but a definitive resource that describes how to successfully implement such a program has not been available.
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This weekend, first responders from Boston, Massachusetts, and surrounding communities will participate in the largest emergency training drill ever held in the Boston area. Hosted by Boston's Office of Emergency Management, the 24-hour critical training drill starts at 8 AM on Saturday, May 3 and is called "Urban Shield: Boston."
National EMS Week is May 18-24. This is OUR week to celebrate and honor the life-saving service our EMS practitioners provide their patients on a daily basis and the important role of EMS in our nation’s preparedness strategy and response to disasters.
Last year, educators at Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School reached out to Jordan Khoury REMT-B I/C to teach an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course for a group of students in their senior class. Due to student's busy schedules, it was decided that the blended training model would be ideal for both students and instructors. This was the first time the school offered an EMR course and according to Khoury, it was a success: