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Upcoming Webinar: Turning Telehealth Into a Force Multiplier

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How Fire and EMS Leaders are Turning Telehealth into a Force Multiplier for Improved Response & Patient Care

What if you could turn your fire and EMS crews into force multipliers, empowering them to help reduce healthcare disparities, improve support around behavioral crisis patients, and even bring back and modernize the traditional “house call”? And what if by doing so you could free up much-needed EMS and hospital resources, help make fire and EMS a more integral part of the patient care continuum within their community, and help patients get the care they need faster, more affordably, and more efficiently?

Learn how Colorado EMS leaders set up a regional system of care to do just that—built around Pulsara, a secure, mobile-first telehealth, communication, and logistics platform. Hear tangible takeaways and cutting-edge insights that you can apply to your own organization, including why and how they set up this system in the first place; how the program is financially sustained; what kind of data-driven results and benefits they’ve seen for patients and providers; and discussion on the new 988 mental health hotline and how it can integrate into this cutting-edge system of care.

Webinar Event Details


Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Time: 1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 11:00 AM MT | 10:00 AM PT

Host: Fire Engineering

Cost: FREE

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Meet the Presenters

 

Moderator

cara-mccoy@600Cara McCoy, CS Specialist with Pulsara and former Fire Engineer and EMT

With experience as both a firefighter and EMT, Cara McCoy brings over a decade of fire rescue, clinical, and leadership experience to her role as a Customer Success Specialist for Pulsara.

After first developing a passion for emergency response in high school as a volunteer at her local fire department, Cara began her fire rescue career in 2010 with New Hanover County Fire Rescue in North Carolina. Her skills and experience quickly grew as she gained certifications as a Firefighter, EMT, Driver Operator, and Technical Rescuer. In 2012 she moved back to her hometown of Raleigh and began working as a Firefighter/EMT with nearby Cary Fire Department. Honing her skills and experience over the next few years, Cara became a Fire Engineer in 2020. From 2014 to 2021, Cara also served her local community as an EMT on Rex Hospital’s Emergency Response Team.

Today, Cara brings her deep passion for patient care to Pulsara as a Customer Success Specialist for the Western US. Cara trains and supports Pulsara customers along the whole patient care continuum, including fire, EMS, and hospital systems to better serve their communities through united care teams.

 

Speakers

jeremy-dewall@400x400Jeremy DeWall, MD, FAEMS, NRP, EMS Medical Director at UCHealth Pike's Peak Regional Hospital, CO

Dr. Jeremy DeWall has been a Nationally Registered Paramedic since 1998 and currently practices as a board-certified emergency medicine and board-certified emergency medical services physician at UCHealth Pikes Peak Regional Hospital and Center for EMS Excellence in Woodland Park, Colorado. Over his many years of service and experience, Dr. DeWall has also worked as a flight physician, been a ski patroller with NSP for numerous years with extensive involvement in Outdoor Emergency Care and Mountain Travel and Rescue education through the National Ski Patrol, and volunteered as a firefighter and EMT. 

As the dedicated Medical Director for the Pikes Peak, Southern, and Southeastern Colorado Regions, Dr. DeWall also supports 47 EMS services and nursing/camp programs ranging from EMS education services, tactical EMS services, mine rescue, urban and wilderness services, and nursing services. Dr. DeWall also provides regional medical direction for two Regional Trauma Advisory Councils and is a committee member for the State Emergency Medical and Trauma Advisory Council for the State of Colorado. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of Wilderness & Emergency Care Consulting, PLLC in Woodland Park, Colorado.

As an educator passionate about bringing evidence-based prehospital care and guidelines to providers, Dr. DeWall also trains medical students in emergency medicine and general medicine at the University of Colorado Medical School. In 2020, he was recognized for his continued commitment to prehospital emergency care by acceptance as a Fellow of the Academy of Emergency Medical Services (FAEMS). 

 

james-mclaughlin@600x600James McLaughlin, Director of Community Paramedicine at Ute Pass Regional Health Service District 

James (TINY) McLaughlin is the Director of Community Paramedicine at Ute Pass Regional Health Service District in the Colorado Springs, Colorado Area. Aside from his responsibilities to the district, James has served three terms as President of the Teller County Emergency Medical Service Council. He also serves as chairman of the Pikes Peak Community College Emergency Medical Service Advisory Committee and is a founding member of the Teller County Mental Health Alliance. 

As an adjunct faculty member for Pikes Peak Community College, James is also the lead instructor for the International Community Paramedic Program. He also teaches for the University of Colorado Health Center for EMS Excellence and is a former instructor for the prestigious Penrose St. Francis Institute.

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