EMS Education in the Age of COVID-19 - EMSWorld

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EMS Education in the Age of COVID-19 - EMSWorld EMS Education in the Age of COVID-19 - EMSWorld Posted: 29 Oct 2020 12:00 AM PDT The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the delivery of education drastically and possibly forever. When schools began shutting down in March to curb the spread of the virus, educators had less than two weeks to convert in-person, interactive curricula into completely virtual, contactless classrooms. Accomplishing this seamlessly was challenging for medical and allied health profession schools, like EMS programs, where patient contact and practicing skills on classmates is an essential component of the training. Yet EMS professionals rose to the occasion. We profile a few of them here. Rogue Community College, Grants Pass, Ore. Gary Heigel, paramedic program director and chair of the Emergency Services Department at RCC, says his department is fairly progressive with how it delivers education, with moves in recent year

New projection of USA COVID-19 deaths nearly 135,000 by August - University of Washington - Reuters

May 4 (Reuters) - New U.S. COVID-19 forecasts project nearly 135,000 deaths in the United States through the beginning of August, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington said on Monday.

The revised projections almost double the number of deaths foreseen in the United States since the last estimate in mid-April. The new projections reflect rising mobility and the easing of social distancing measures expected in 31 states by May 11, said the IHME, whose models are used by the White House. The increasing contacts among people will promote transmission of the coronavirus, it said. (Reporting by Rich McKay in Atlanta; editing by Bill Tarrant; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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