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Thursday, November 1 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Managing Critically Ill 'Crashing Patients' in the Field: Strategies to Prevent Post EMS Contact Cardiac Arrest

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Prehosptial providers often encounter critically ill medical patients in the field. Taking a "load and go" rapid transport approach with these patients can be unsafe and allow for the continued progression of negative physiology leading to increased morbidity and mortality during the field course. This program advocates an evidence-based bundle of care strategy when caring for these patients to reduce mortality by managing life-threatening issues and negative physiology on scene, and then moving the patient when it is clinically safe to do so. Literature supporting this approach and clinical outcomes form utilizing it will be presented. This approach and program is applicable to BLS and ALS providers alike.

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Mark E Pinchalk, MS, EMT-P

Patient Care Coordinator, City of Pittsburgh EMS
Mark E Pinchalk, MS, EMT-P, is the Patient Care Coordinator for City of Pittsburgh EMS. He has over 32 years of EMS experience. In his current role, Mark oversees Clinical Operations, Quality Improvement, Public Health and Training for Pittsburgh EMS. He has an extensive background... Read More →

Thursday November 1, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm CDT
Room 207CD