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Thursday, November 1 • 10:00am - 10:25am
Ambulance Purchasing Conclave: How to Mitigate the Risks of Emergent Response

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Ambulance service providers are beginning to recognize the dangers associated with crashes involving vehicles in their fleet. Scientific research shows a dangerous trend: Ambulance crashes account for nearly 54% of the fatalities in EMS, and 58% of those occur during emergent responses. The costs associated with these events can cripple a business for years.  Beginning with a news investigative report, the presentation will take a controversial look at responding lights and siren from many different perspectives. The presenter will provide attendees with several different strategies to the following questions:   1.  Whose expectation is it that EMS respond emergently? 2.  Is the risk of responding lights and sirens outweighed by the benefit of a favorable clinical outcome   for the patient?  3.  How do we re-educate EMS stakeholders on the dangers of emergent response and the move toward less of these responses?

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David McGowan, MA, ASHM

Ambulance Safety Consultant, ZOLL Data
David McGowan, MA, ASHM, is an ambulance safety consultant with ZOLL Data in Broomfield Colorado with over 35 years of experience in Emergency Medical Services.. Mr. McGowan is recognized nationally for his expertise in ambulance safety programs. He has had many speaking engagements... Read More →

Thursday November 1, 2018 10:00am - 10:25am CDT
Room 102AB