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Northeast SD AHEC & SD EMS Association
Our partnership began in 2019, after Dr. Matt Owens from Redfield Community Hospital initially suggested our organizations work together to provide South Dakota EMS providers with educational opportunities from regional, state, and national EMS experts.
Through collaboration on the District IV Refresher and the Covid-19 Community Panel, NESD AHEC and District IV have developed a strong partnership focused on providing EMS education to SD EMS providers directly in their communities.
Our most recent project, the Covid-19 Community Panel interactive Zoom calls, provided clinical and operational best practices during the Covid-19 pandemic for EMS professional in northeast South Dakota and eventually statewide, with over 570 participants in total.
These interactive calls were vital in getting the most recent information out to small town EMS departments and were greatly appreciated and well received. Expert speakers were contacted each week to provide current information from different areas of the response related to Covid-19 to our EMS professionals.