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November 7, 2013

Here's the latest in CE opportunities and news from HealthONE EMS. 

Next Wednesday, Dr. David Friedenson presents "Dealing with Difficult Patients," online in our Prehospital Pointers Webinar Series. Mark your calendars and register online for Pediatric Diabetic Emergencies CE and breakfast on December 5. Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center / Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children's Lalani Dockter presents from 7-9AM. RSVP to both today. 

If you are at the Colorado EMS Conference in Keystone, be sure to visit  the HealthONE EMS booth. 

Prehospital Pointers Webinar - Dealing with Difficult Patients with Dr. David FriedensonDavid Friedenson

November 13, 11 AM MT, 1 CE  - Register

CE Presenter 

Dr. David Friedenson is EMS Medical Director for Thornton Fire and Chair of the Emergency Department at North Suburban Medical Center.

Dr. Friedenson got his start in EMS and emergency medicine as an EMT-B and EMT-D for a 911 ambulance service in Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1989. He completed his Emergency Medicine training at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland then moved to Colorado. He was an attending physician at The Medical Center of Aurora (Level 2 Trauma Center) from 1999-2009 and has been at North Suburban since 2008. Currently, he holds the positions of Chair of the Emergency Department at North Suburban as well the Compliance Officer for CarePoint, the Emergency Medicine group for all of the HealthONE hospitals. In addition, he serves on various state, local and national emergency medicine committees and boards. He has also been an EMS and police educator since he entered the field of medicine. 

Pediatric Diabetic Emergencies CE & Breakfast at
Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center / Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children
December 5, 2013, 7-9AM

Register online!

CE Presenter

diabetes_lalani_dockter_thumb LaLani Dockter, MSN, Certified Diabetes Educator and Program Coordinator at the Diabetes Management Center at P/SL and the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children
Session Objectives

  • Identify two differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes in children
  • Contrast timing, onset, and duration of rapid-acting vs. basal insulin
  • Outline emergent treatment of new onset type 1 diabetes presenting with DKA
  • Recognize two differences between DKA and HHS
  • Identify symptoms of stage 1 and stage 2 hypoglycemia
  • Discuss two  possible rationale for transporting severe hypoglycemia to the ED
Register online!
Questions, 720-373-8813. 


HealthONE EMS coordinators have implemented a program – modeled after Military challenge coins – to recognize EMS providers for superior performance in a variety of situations. Called EPIC (Excellent Performance in Care) Coins, the medallions represent the attributes of ancient Greek gods, with a picture of the specific god on one side and the HealthONE logo on the reverse. The god and the qualities that they exemplify are based on the HealthONE attributes communicated in our system philosophy:

  • Athena: Dedication
  • Apollo: Passion
  • Hermes: Precision
  • Zeus: Commitment
  • Asclepius: Expertise

Bennett Fire's Tim McCawley Receives EPIC Coin  
Tim McCawley  Bennett Fire 

Congratulations to Bennett Fire's Tim McCawley on his EPIC Coin for Advancement of IT in EMS along the I-70 Corridor . Pictured with McCawley are Dr. Erica Douglass and Dr. Gilbert Pineda of The Medical Center of Aurora.

If you know of EMS individuals and crews that are deserving of recognition for a praiseworthy situation, please let your facility’s EMS Coordinator know.

Upcoming Classes

Have you scheduled your education? Course dates and schedules for 2013 and 2014 are posted for both the Main and North Campus. Registration flyers are available at

Classes are held at the Englewood Campus, unless noted as North (North Suburban Medical Center)

ACLS Renewal, November 22, Register Online
BLS for the Healthcare Provider, December 4, Register Online
BLS for the Healthcare Provider Renewal, December 11, Register Online
BLS Instructor, November 13, Register Online
CO EMS Primary Instructor, December 11 & 12, Register Online
CO EMS Skill Instructor, December 10, Register Online
CO EMS Training Administration, December 13, Register Online
EMT, December 17 — March 6, 2013, Registration Packet
National Registry ALS Skills Review, December 17, Register Online
National Registry Examination, December 18, Register Online
Paramedic Assist Skills for the EMT, October 28, Register Online
Paramedic Program, December 27, Registration Packet
PEARS Provider, December 4, Register Online
PHTLS Provider, November 11 & 12, Register Online
Practical Skills Exam - BLS, November 19
Practical Skills Exam - BLS, December 7

EMS Skills Volunteer Takes Prize
volunteer_300The winners of our staff Jack O'Lantern contest are Jen Macarthur, Katha Bishop, and Kelly Roberts with the entry, "EMS Skills Volunteer." Thanks to all that voted!

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