EMS Archives

April 3rd, 2020 – June 18th, 2020

Week 1: Covid-19

This webinar examined South Dakota’s current numbers of Covid-19 and explored what it means to flatten the curve as EMS professionals

Week 2: Covid-19 Update & SD Stockpile

This webinar explored South Dakota’s Department of Health’s stockpile and PPE.

Week 3: Rural Hospitals and ED’s, Allergies, and Mental Health

This webinar explored the impact of Covid-19 on rural hospitals and emergency departments. This webinar also looked at the differentiating Covid-19 from allergies, in addition to acknowledging the implications on mental health with EMS providers and families.

Week 4: SD EMS on New York City’s Front Lines and Sioux Falls Hotspot

This webinar explores how communities are handling hotspots and outbreaks.
Dr. Matt Owens, Redfield, SD
Keith Sharisky, Aberdeen Fire and Rescue
Chuck Kevghas, South Dakota Department of Health
Carrie Kappes, Eureka Community Health Care Services-Avera
Pam Fietchner, Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center
Dr. Thomas Luzier, Aberdeen Asthma & Allergy
Amy Sanderson, Northeastern Mental Health Center
Chad Madsen, South Dakota EMS Association District IV
Amy Marsh, EMS Educator, City of Sioux Falls

Week 5: Testimony from Covid-19 Patient/Doctor

This webinar focused on the experience of a local family practitioner who had recovered from Covid-19.

Week 6: Covid-19 Cycle

This webinar focused on the progression of Covid-19 at a micro perspective to a macro perspective.

Week 7: SD Governor’s Address; Update and SD DOH EMS Address

This webinar had various address from State of South Dakota officials and a Covid-19 update.

Week 8: Policy Changes and Updates

This webinar looks at the various measures the hospitals are implementing related to EMS.
Dr. David Wachs, Avera Aberdeen
Dr. Matt Owens, Redfield, SD
Governor Kristi Noem, State of South Dakota
Keith Sharisky, Aberdeen Fire and Rescue
Marty Link, SD Dept. of Health EMS and Trauma
Dr. Kara Dahl, Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center
Pam Fiechtner, Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center

Week 9: Covid-19 Update & Contact Tracing

This webinar looks at current numbers throughout the state and explores contact tracing.

Week 10: Covid-19 Update & Respiratory Complications

This webinar explores at lasting, chronic respiratory complications of Covid-19.
South Dakota Department of Health

Dr. Kara Dahl, Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center

Summer Emergencies

Kyle Moser, SD EMS Association District 4


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