Author Archives: Wendy Ott

Webinar: LGBTQ+ Awareness for Medical Providers

Join us for a webinar on-demand to improve awareness of LGBTQ+ community members. Medical service providers will encounter patients of all races, colors, beliefs, and orientations throughout their careers. In this webinar, we will discuss the various specific social and medical issues that you should keep in mind when you find a member of the […]

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Webinar: Stroke-Like Symptoms: A Slam Dunk Call for EMS. Or Is It?

View this webinar on-demand, where UT Southwestern and CareerCert partner to present an interesting case involving stroke-like symptoms reported during a 911 call. The panel of experts will dissect the call, the symptomatology, EMS and hospital management, and the ultimate outcome, which will surprise many. EMS professionals from around the world will certainly learn something […]

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Decompression and De-Escalation of Emotional Scenes

While tragedy can befall anyone, what is frequently considered once-in-a-lifetime events for most, are routine occurrences for first responders. Repeated exposure forms “thick skin” but insufficiently protects against burnout, emotional exhaustion, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). First responders have a 10% increased risk of developing behavioral health conditions such as depression compared to the general […]

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Toxicology and the Benadryl Challenge

In this webinar, CareerCert and University of Texas Southwestern explore the “Benadryl Challenge.” This social media stunt created an uproar and resulted in medical emergencies not often seen. The team of expert panelists will explore this condition, the toxidrome that results, and the critical actions EMS must institute to assist these patients.   About the […]

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How to Recognize Mental Health Distress in Your Department and Yourself

1 in 5 EMS providers experience PTSD symptoms, but researchers estimate it is more pervasive due to underreporting. A culture of toughness encourages sufferers to suppress emotions, deterring them from seeking help. Unfortunately, EMS preferred coping strategies like avoidance increases, instead of decreasing, traumatic stress symptoms. Untreated mental distress evolves into chronic behavioral health conditions […]

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CareerCert Launches Online ACLS, BLS, PALS, and NRP Certifications

At CareerCert, we are committed to helping emergency departments improve outcomes and streamline team training by providing them with the tools they need in one easy place. We understand that emergency cardiovascular care certifications are a crucial part of your training, that’s why we are thrilled to announce the release of our accredited, online ACLS, […]

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Managing Mental Health Crisis as First Responders

Approximately 20% of adults and children in the United States are experiencing a mental health condition, and 46.4% of adults will experience a mental illness during their lifetime. For adults experiencing serious mental illness, they are twice as likely to develop cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. As a first responder, you will come into contact with […]

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