International Webinar Discussion on Ebola

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International Webinar Discussion on Ebola

The Paramedic Chiefs of Canada continued their weekly international webinar discussion open to any public safety agency led by representatives from our FirstWatch team. These webinars are presented in association with the International Association of EMS Chiefs (IAEMSC), the National EMS Management Association (NEMSMA), and the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch (IAED).

The fourth webinar held on Thursday October 30th included special guest Russell MacDonald, MD, MPH, FRCPC, Associate Professor and Co-Director of Emergency Medicine at the University of Toronto, Medical Director and Chair of the Quality Care Committee for Ornge Transport Medicine, Medical Advisor at Toronto Paramedic Services and Attending Staff member, Emergency Services at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Dr. Russell provided us with the “101” of Ebola as he discussed where the disease came from, it’s current status, the facts of Ebola, modifications to the practice and operations of paramedics and his perspective on the current risk of Ebola.

You can listen to a recording of the latest webinar here.

The aim of this weekly webinar is for folks to participate in an international Situation Report describing significant Ebola preparations for the upcoming week, contribute to discussions regarding their agencies work or experience in Ebola management so attendees can harvest best practices, and engage in a Q&A session to discuss any specific questions of interest to their agency.

For details on participating in the next webinar, visit the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada website to learn more.

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