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Overdose in 2019: Trends and Treatment

Featuring JEMS

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, an estimated 130+ people die every day from opioid-related drug overdoses. This opioid epidemic is widespread and multifaceted. To aid EMS agencies and first responders in serving their communities, watch Drs. Brent Myers and Remle Crowe as they present analysis of more than 30,000 EMS overdose records created in the past 18 months. 

 

Presented in partnership with JEMS this 55-minute webinar answers the following questions: 

  • Are prescription medications or illicit substances responsible for EMS response? 
  • What has been the impact of public access/law enforcement/first response Narcan availability? 
  •  Are patients recovering from acute overdose amendable to rehabilitation? 
  •  How can we separate fact from fiction in social media and traditional media reports? 

 

This is a free on-demand webinar that you can access by filling out the form on this page. 

  

Meet the Speakers: 

Dr. Brent Myers 

Brent Myers, MD, MPH, FACEP, FAEMS is an internationally recognized expert in the area of Emergency Medical Services (EMS), particularly as it relates to systems of care, performance improvement, and population management. He served as co-editor of the 2nd Edition of Emergency Medical Services, Clinical Practice and Systems Overnight, serves on the editorial board of numerous peer-reviewed journals, has numerous peer-review publications, and previously served as President of the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP). 

Dr. Remle Crowe 

Remle Crowe, Ph.D., NREMT, serves as the Research Scientist and Quality Improvement Manager for ESO. Prior to joining ESO, she was a research fellow at the National Registry of EMTs, where she performed investigations related to the health and safety of the EMS workforce while pursuing her Ph.D. in Public Health from The Ohio State University. Dr. Crowe has published several research studies relating to the EMS workforce; her primary research area pf interest is burnout among EMS professionals.

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