Emergency Medical Services ECHO

About Emergency Medical Services ECHO

The EMS ECHO sessions help EMS organizations improve infection prevention and control practices while simultaneously connecting personnel from all areas of EMS work (firefighters, medivac units, emergency medical technicians, etc.).

Why join the EMS ECHO?

We want to hear your voice. Share your EMS priorities and help other organizations achieve their goals. Gain essential training in infection prevention and new ideas for how to deal with specialty cases. Learn tangible steps from your peers to improve your county's responses to your community's urgent and complex needs.

ECHO is here to be relevant and not waste your time. Invite any staff from your organization to join sessions that are most useful to their work and to your community. By participating in ECHO, your staff can receive a certificate from the Indiana University Indianapolis ECHO Center along with continuing medical education credits.

Program background

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) directed states to share this curriculum with all emergency medical personnel. The Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) partnered with the IU Indianapolis ECHO Center to create the EMS ECHO program that provides the required Project Firstline Training in a way that is relevant, timely, and meets your needs.

To learn more

For more information, contact our program management specialist, Caroline Kryder-Reid: ckryderr@iu.edu 

Curriculum topics

Two opportunities to join on Tuesday or Wednesday with the same curriculum offered on both days.

Session DateDidactic Topic
June 21 & 22The Concept of Infection Control
June 28 & 29What Does it Mean to Recognize a Risk
July 6Science of Virus // Virus Strains
July 12 & 13Extinguish Burnout
July 19 & 20How Respiratory Droplets Spread Disease
July 26 & 27Body and Healthcare Reservoirs
Aug. 2 & 3Recognizing Risk Using Reservoirs
Aug. 9 & 10How Germs Make People Sick and Asymptomatic Spread
Aug. 16 & 17Suicide Prevention and Post-Vention
Aug. 23 & 24Source Control and Safe Patient Transfers
Aug. 30 & 31How Viruses Spread
Sept. 6 & 7Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and EMS
Sept. 13 & 14Personal Protective Equipment
Sept. 20 & 21Ventilation and PPE Respirators
Sept. 27 & 28Hand Hygiene
October 4 & 5Cleaning and Disinfection
October 11 & 12Impact of Opioid Use Disorder on EMS

Hub Team

Terri Bogue

 Terri Bogue

Clinical Nurse Specialist | Thor Project, LLC
Infection Previontionalist | Indiana Spine Hospital

Tina Feaster, MS, CIC

 Tina Feaster

Healthcare-Associated Infections Coordinator | Indiana Department of Health Epidemiology Research Center

Caroline Kryder-Reid, MPA

Caroline Kryder-Reid

Program Management Specialist
IU Indianapolis ECHO Center

Eric Yazel, MD

Eric Yazel

Health Officer | Clark County Health Department