4 [Brand New!] Ambulance Safety CAPCE Accredited Training Sessions Available at SUMMIT

Posted by Dave McGowan on Apr 11, 2017 9:00:00 AM
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Is ambulance safety a concern or focal point in your organization? We fully support that! ZOLL is committed to improving ambulance safety in the EMS community by offering four brand new courses (worth six Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE) credits) at our annual conference in Denver this May. These courses will provide a framework to help build a culture of safety within your organization.

Register for the full conference ($795) to attend all four sessions, or use the discount code listed next to the session to register for a specific session ($200 per session).

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Session: High Performance Ambulance Safety

Discount Code: Safety1

Duration: 1.5 Hours (1.5 CAPCE CEU)

Cost: $200

Ambulance service providers are recognizing the dangers associated with crashes that involve vehicles in their fleet. Statistics are painting a dangerous trend while operating ambulances. Ambulance crashes account for 74 percent of the fatalities in EMS and the costs associated with them can cripple a business for years. How as ambulance providers can this trend be reversed and provide patients and staff with a safe environment? This presentation goes beyond the statistics and takes a close look at two facets of ambulance safety; the vehicle and the driver.

A deep look at several successful behavior based safety programs will give insight on how this can be applied in virtually all types of EMS and Fire organizations. From behavior modification devices to cultural shifts in the way that organizations approach safety will be presented.

The financial implications of a preventable crash go far beyond the obvious. The presentation will uncover the hidden costs that are mostly overlooked and provide several examples of a “cost of a loss” worksheet to the audience.

The close of the presentation will focus on the operational side of vehicle safety. It will assist the management team to make a self-assessment of their safety programs. This will also identify all aspects of safety and provide a comprehensive roadmap that will help mitigate risk within organization.

Learning Objectives:  

  1. Examine evidenced based research on ambulance crashes to heighten awareness of the high risk nature of ambulance driving.
  2. Discuss two case studies on ambulances crashes to identify the risk factors that led up to these events.
  3. Identify the hidden risk factors that contribute to the unsafe operation of an ambulance and the tactics to affect change.
  4. Explain how a behavioral based safety program goes beyond clinical care and the ease of implementing one in an EMS organization.
  5. Examine the lesser known financial aspects of a loss and provide the attendee with several types of calculations to determine actual net revenue loss.

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Session: Emergent Response: A Dangerous Epidemic in EMS

Duration: Discount Code: Safety2

Duration: 1.5 Hours (1.5 CAPCE CEU)

Cost: $200

Ambulance service providers are beginning to recognize the dangers associated with crashes that involve vehicles in their fleet. Scientific research is showing a dangerous trend while operating ambulances. Ambulance crashes account for nearly 54 percent of the fatalities in EMS and 58 percent of those are while responding emergent. The costs associated with these events can cripple a business for years.

Beginning with a news investigative report, the presentation will take a controversial look at responding lights and siren from many different perspectives. The instructor will provide attendees with several different strategies to the following questions:

  1. Whose expectation is it that EMS respond emergent?
  2. Is the risk of responding lights and siren outweighed by the benefit of a favorable clinical outcome for the patient?
  3. How do we re-educate EMS stakeholders on the dangers of emergent response and the move toward less of these responses?

Learning Objectives:  

  1. Heighten the awareness of the risks associated with operating an ambulance in an emergent mode.
  2. Identify the hidden risk factors that contribute to the unsafe operation of an ambulance and the tactics to effect change.
  3. Provide strategies to educate EMS stakeholders on the dangers of emergent responses.
  4. Describe how to dispel the myth of “speed save lives” with evidence-based research.
  5. Examine clinical cases where improved patient outcomes can be attributed to a faster response.

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Session: The Culture of Safe Ambulance Operations

Discount Code: Safety3

Duration: 1.5 Hours (1.5 CAPCE CEU)

Cost: $200

Ambulance service providers are recognizing the dangers associated with crashes that involve vehicles in their fleet. Statistics are painting a dangerous trend while operating ambulances. The injury and fatality rates are seven times the average for private industries that report into the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. Ambulance crashes account for 74 percent of the fatalities in EMS and the costs associated with them can cripple a business for years. How as ambulance providers can this trend be reversed and provide patients and staff with a safe environment? This presentation goes beyond the statistics and takes a close look at two facets of ambulance safety; the vehicle and the driver.

The goal of ambulance safety is to not get into the crash in the first place. A deep look at several successful behavior based safety programs will give insight on how this can be applied in virtually all types of EMS organizations. The presentation will also provide a controversial look at responding with lights and siren. An investigative report will be the catalyst for this discussion.

Vehicle safety improvements have now begun to be a priority for many ambulance manufactures. In this presentation there will be a comprehensive look at new safety designs and their effectiveness.  We’ll also take a look at NFPA 1917 and the requirements that will improve crew and patient safety.

The financial implications of a preventable crash go far beyond the obvious. The presentation will uncover the hidden costs that are frequently overlooked and provide several examples of a “cost of a loss” worksheet to the audience.

The last part of the presentation will focus on the operational side of EMS safety. It will assist the management team to make a self-assessment of their safety programs. The presentation will identify all aspects of safety and provide a comprehensive training roadmap that will reduce risk in the organization.

Learning Objectives:  

  1. Provide insight on how a behavioral based safety program goes beyond clinical care and the ease of implementing one in your organization.
  2. Introduce Just Culture and explain how it can effectively work in an EMS setting.
  3. Examine the lesser known financial aspects of a loss and provide the attendee with several types of calculations to determine actual net revenue loss.
  4. Identify the hidden risk factors that contribute to the unsafe operation of an ambulance and the tactics to effect change.

The above objectives meet the criteria in NFPA Standard 1250, 1451 and 1917

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Session: Ambulance Safety Design, The Future is Here!

Discount Code: Safety4

Duration: 1.5 Hours (1.5 CAPCE CEU)

Cost: $200

Research has shown that the chances of death and injury in EMS vehicle crashes are greater than Law Enforcement and Firefighting vehicle crashes combined. The majority of the death and injuries in EMS occur in the patient compartment. What is contributing to these frightening statistics? Is the design a contributing factor or is the culture of safety non-existent to EMS personnel when they step into an ambulance? The path to reversing these injuries and deaths is not complex. Archaic patient compartments need to make way for designs that focus on crew and patient safety. Take a step into the future of ambulance safety and come away knowing it’s here today.

Learning Objectives:  

  1. Recognize the hazards of poor patient compartment design that contribute to injuries and fatalities.
  2. Describe how to make simple modifications to secure the clinician while still providing an excellent care environment.
  1. Examine European ambulance designs and how to incorporate their safety advances into US ambulances.
  2. Review the NHTSA 2014 Ambulance Crash Data

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