The EMS ECHO sessions help EMS organizations improve infection prevention and control practices while simultaneously connecting personnel from all areas of EMS work (firefighters, medivac units, emergency medical technicians, etc.).
About EMS ECHO
Why join the EMS ECHO?
We want to hear your voice. Share your EMS priorities and help other organizations achieve their goals. Gain essential training in infection prevention and new ideas for how to deal with specialty cases. Learn tangible steps from your peers to improve your county's responses to your community's urgent and complex needs.
ECHO is here to be relevant and not waste your time. Invite any staff from your organization to join sessions that are most useful to their work and to your community. By participating in ECHO, your staff can receive a certificate from the IUPUI ECHO Center along with continuing medical education credits.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) directed states to share this curriculum with all emergency medical personnel. The Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) partnered with the IUPUI ECHO Center to create the EMS ECHO program that provides the required Project Firstline Training in a way that is relevant, timely, and meets your needs.
To learn more
For more information, contact our program management specialist, Caroline Kryder-Reid: email@example.com
Two opportunities to join on Tuesday or Wednesday with the same curriculum offered on both days.
|Session Date||Didactic Topic|
|June 21 & 22||The Concept of Infection Control|
|June 28 & 29||What Does it Mean to Recognize a Risk|
|July 6||Science of Virus // Virus Strains|
|July 12 & 13||Extinguish Burnout|
|July 19 & 20||How Respiratory Droplets Spread Disease|
|July 26 & 27||Body and Healthcare Reservoirs|
|Aug. 2 & 3||Recognizing Risk Using Reservoirs|
|Aug. 9 & 10||How Germs Make People Sick and Asymptomatic Spread|
|Aug. 16 & 17||Suicide Prevention and Post-Vention|
|Aug. 23 & 24||Source Control and Safe Patient Transfers|
|Aug. 30 & 31||How Viruses Spread|
|Sept. 6 & 7||Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and EMS|
|Sept. 13 & 14||Personal Protective Equipment|
|Sept. 20 & 21||Ventilation and PPE Respirators|
|Sept. 27 & 28||Hand Hygiene|
|October 4 & 5||Cleaning and Disinfection|
|October 11 & 12||Impact of Opioid Use Disorder on EMS|
Clinical Nurse Specialist | Thor Project, LLC
Infection Previontionalist | Indiana Spine Hospital
Tina Feaster, MS, CIC
Healthcare-Associated Infections Coordinator | IDOH Epidemiology Research Center
Caroline Kryder-Reid, MPA
Program Management Specialist
IUPUI ECHO Center
Eric Yazel, MD
Health Officer | Clark County Health Department