Coronavirus Webinar with Paramedic Chiefs of Canada on Thursday, February 13th, 2020Jenny Abercrombie
2nd PCC Webcast in a Series: 2019-nCoV “Coronavirus” – Feb-13-2020
Additional Resources Mentioned During the Webinar:
This list of URLs provides current, as of 2/12/20, URL links to both Canadian (PHAC) and American (CDC) COVID-19 Case Definitions, including a rapid use CDC Flowchart for ID and Assessment, CDC Interim EMS and PSAP Guidance, and Interim Guidance for All Health Care Workers. There are also links to Home Pages with links to a wide variety of COVID-19 information, and helpful Appendices from PHAC’s Routine & Additional Precautions Guidelines.
COVID-19 PCC Webinar #2 – Presentation Supporting Documents – URL & Resources
COVID-19 Process/Policy Template
A novel coronavirus, now referred to as COVID-19, has been identified as causing an outbreak of respiratory illness, including pneumonia in Wuhan, China in late 2019 and early 2020.
This webinar was the 2nd Coronavirus webinar we hosted with the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada and was planned to meet the requests of attendees from the first webinar (which was held February 3rd: click here for webinar recording and handouts). Attendees enjoyed hearing the real-world experience of Snohomish County, Washington providers who transported the first confirmed 2019-nCoV patient in North America, and asked for specifics on how they should prepare for and treat patients with suspected Coronavirus in their own systems.
In this webinar, we discussed two scenarios, each with two types of patients:
Scenario 1: Coronavirus initially suspected at time of dispatch
Scenario 2: Coronavirus initially suspected while on scene
Co-facilitators: Kyle Sereda and Ken Luciak
Webinar facilitation and FirstWatch SitRep: Todd Stout
– Silvia Verdugo, MD, MPH, Medical Advisor – FirstWatch
– Pam Farber, RN, EMT-P, Public Health Advisor – FirstWatch
Guest Speaker: Greg Scott, International Academies of Emergency Dispatch (IAED) CBRN Committee presented the latest emerging infectious disease EMD form and pdf specifically for COVID-19.
Date and Time Presented:
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Start time: 10:30am Pacific / 1:30pm Eastern
Duration: 1 hour
For further information visit:
Paramedic Chiefs of Canada: ‘Coronavirus’ – Emerging Infections Disease page
Additional information related to 9-1-1 call-taking can be found at the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch: Novel Coronavirus page