CanadiEM COVID-19 Guidance for EMS and First Responders

COVID-19 Guidance for EMS and First Responders

In Featured, Infographics, Knowledge Translation by Andrew TolmieLeave a Comment

During the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, people from around the country are stepping up to help in big ways! All of the physical distancing that Canadians have been doing has been a great way to give back to the front-line healthcare workers that have to face SARS-CoV-2 head-on. CanadiEM has prepared this infographic to help provide COVID-19 guidance for EMS and first-responder healthcare workers based on interim guidance released by the AHA. EMS and First Responders make up the “front lines of our front-lines” and our aim is to help reduce the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission. Recommendations include:

  • EMS Dispatch screening tips
  • PPE and Exposure considerations for potentially COVID-19 positive patients
  • Procedures to be avoided due to aerosol-generation
  • Special considerations for ambulance transport

Stay tuned for our other infographics as more information surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic becomes available.

Andrew Tolmie

Andrew is a PGY-1 at the University of Saskatchewan Emergency Medicine Program. He is also a Graphic Design Lead for the CanadiEM Infographics team. Outside of medicine, Andrew enjoys pour-over coffee, downhill skiing, and mountain biking.
- 12 months ago

Samuel Wilson

Sam is a fourth-year medical student from the University of Ottawa. He is a CanadiEM Infographic editor interested in EM, PoCUS, medical teaching, and exploring the outdoors.
- 2 years ago

Sparsh Shah

Sparsh Shah is an incoming Emergency Medicine Resident at the University of Toronto. He has interests in trauma, global health, and healthcare innovation.
Alvin is currently a PGY5 in the FRCP EM program at McMaster University. He serves as Director of Design for CanadiEM and has interests in knowledge translation and health innovation.
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