UNM Project ECHO and CNM’s Jessica Medrano will launch the first training for EMT’s in its project for first responders. The training is provided remotely with a live webinar using project ECHO’s platform which has already seen years of success in other areas of medicine and health. The first session will focus on the opioid epidemic, titled Epidemiology of the Opioid and Pain Crises. This training topic is particularly well-timed given the release of data on overdose deaths in NM which showed almost 10% increase in overdose deaths in 2018, though it pointed out the rise is associated with methamphetamines. This is deeply disturbing and adds to the fact that New Mexico had a 13% higher death rate from opioids than the national average in 2017.
Training for EMT’s can be mundane when placed online, but Project ECHO has a unique format. Not only is it a live webinar, yielding a better chance of using the course for CE’s, but will include a case presentation and discussion followed by a lecture by Dr. Joanna Katzman, MD.
The first training for EMT’s in Project ECHO’s First Responder ECHO is scheduled for Monday, September 9th, 2019 from 2:00 – 3:00 PM. Registration is quick and can be done here. Project ECHO also has scheduled the next training for EMT’s and first responders on September 16th, 2019 from 2:00 – 3:00 PM titled “Responding to an Overdose with Naloxone.”
Project ECHO Training for EMT Files
In the original email Project ECHO shared these files for the training.
Power Point Slides
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