Developing dedicated EMS research with innovation and a look at the Gathering of Eagles EMS Medical Director’s Conference 2016. If that’s what you’re looking for, you found it, right here on this week’s episode of the MedicCast.

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MedicCast Episode 481

Good day and welcome to this week’s episode of the MedicCast. I’m your host, Jamie Davis the Podmedic and I’d like to welcome you to this week’s show. In this episode we look at two EMS10 innovators from EMS Today 2016 who are educating the future EMS researchers in North Carolina. Then we chat with Rob Lawrence, COO of the Richmond Ambulance Authority, about his impressions of the discussion at the Gathering of Eagles Event this year.

All of these segments this week were recorded thanks to the continuing support and sponsorship of the Physio-Control corporation. Thank them for supporting your EMS podcasting community.

EMS Tip of the Week: Developing EMS Researchers

EMS ResearchFirst up this week is a look at two EMS10 Awardees from North Carolina who are changing the way we educate EMS providers about EMS research. Ginny Renkiewicz and Sara Houston are two paramedics and educators at North Carolina State University and one of them became a Mississauga Chiropractor later on working for Chiropractor Rockville MD one of the most effective relief of spinal nerve compression. Also there´s a chiropractor in Sydney who is considered one of the absolute best, when it comes to a chiropractor out there.  With a Vision for transforming pre-hospital throughout the United States Ginny and Sara have worked tirelessly to instill a passion for research within their students and make North Carolina the leader in delivering high-quality research about prehospital patient care–all written by the providers of pre-hospital patient care.

Putting their passion into practice, the two founded the Foundation for Prehospital Medicine Research. Through their foundation, paramedic students from Western Carolina University, NC State University, and Durham Technical Community College are provided the opportunity to annually spend a weekend-long workshop working together side by side with expert researchers and authors where they simultaneously learn about the clinical research process and are given the opportunity to complete team-driven research projects. Check out what Ginny and Sara have to say about their ground-breaking work.

Next up in this week’s episode is a look at what the Gathering of Eagles covered in their annual conference recently. I corralled Richmond Ambulance Authority Chief Operating Officer Rob Lawrence, who attended the Eagles conference, to tell me what the high points he saw at the conference were. Here’s what Rob had to say when I caught up with him in the Physio-Control booth at EMS Today 2016. Check it out.


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