Consistent with the department's educational mission, the Section of Emergency Medical Services participates in a wide variety of EMS training
programs. Medical directors and physician faculty provide oversight for several local paramedic programs. Resident physicians and medical
students are encouraged to participate in lectures, didactic programs, and case conferences whenever possible. Resident and student physicians
are encouraged to participate in a wide variety of prehospital educational events. The website will also host select online didactics and videos
for affiliated EMS operational programs such as the Baltimore City Fire Department.
Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport Program (CCEMTP)
The Department of Emergency Medicine provides medical oversight and curriculum review for the nationally recognized CCEMTP course.
Residents and students can instruct veteran prehospital providers on topics such as airway management, capnography, and invasive
hemodynamic monitoring. The CCEMTP program is conducted annually on the University of Maryland Baltimore County campus.
The course also includes skills and cadaver based labs.
Billy Dewar, Administrator
Department of Professional and Continuing Education, UMBC Emergency Health Services
Baltimore City Fire Deparmtnent
Section of EMS Training
Select Online Didactics
1. Mechanics of Direct Laryngoscopy
-Review tips and tricks for achieving first pass intubation success
2. Cadaver Lab Video
-Demonstration of high risk, low frequency procedures
3. Intubation Checklist
-Helpful hints for "just in time" success
4. Endotracheal Tube Introducer Video/Powerpoint
-Information on Bougie deployment and use
12 Lead ECG Interpretation
1. Basics of 12 lead ECG Interpretation / Introduction to Injury
-Voice over powerpoint describing tips for identifying ischemia and other life threats
2. 2022 ECG Review by Dr. Naillid Felipe
-Introduction to ECG interpretation including subtle findings of injury and tips for calculating axis, rate, rhythm
Prehospital Trauma Arrest / Peri Arrest Resuscitation
1. 2020 Review of prehospital trauma resuscitation strategies
-Discussion of the "ideal" trauma arrest protocol
Emergency Medical Services and Critical Care Transport
Free Open Access Medical Education
Drs. Jennifer Guyther and Ben Lawner review treatment and transport strategies for COVID 19 positive patients
Dr. Ben Lawner reviews the literature addressing intubation in the setting of out of hospital cardiac arrest
At the Every Coast Helicopter Organization (ECHO), Dr. Ben Lawner reviews tips / tricks of the trade for intubating
and managing the physiologically difficult airway
Discussion about the changing role of EMS and how EMS clinicians are now coping with challenges of alternative
transport, alternative destinations, and the social determintants of health.