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.

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.

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.