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Building the Next Generation of the People Behind the Systems of Emergency Care. 

Matthew J. Levy, DO, MSc, FACEP, FAEMS

This program is approved for 1.0 Contact hour for Nurses and Respiratory Therapists. After watching the webinar, you may go to and register to take the test. Once you have successfully completed the test, you may print out your certificate immediately. 

A systems of care approach to time-critical emergencies is based on a coordinated and integrated approach to providing the right care to the right person at the right time to ensure the best possible outcomes. As an embodiment of patient-centered care, these systems transcend organizations, people, and disciplines. As the public’s demand for prehospital emergency medical responses continues to increase, and as these emergency medical systems continue to evolve in complexity and capability, it is essential that the next generation of clinical workforce members possess the requisite knowledge and skills to function effectively within these systems. This session will explore current and potential future prehospital systems of care as well as strategies to educate, engage and empower the next generation of workforce members and leaders.


Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
1. Recall common examples of emergency medical systems of care.
2. Describe the workforce challenges and complexities facing current emergency systems of care.
3. Discuss strategies to educate, cultivate and empower the next generation of prehospital workforce members.


Faculty Bio: 
Matthew J. Levy, DO, FACEP, FAEMS 
Dr. Levy is currently an attending physician at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He holds several university positions including Senior Medical Officer, Center for Law Enforcement Medicine, and Deputy Director of Emergency Medicine Special Operations. Dr. Levy serves as Deputy Unit Commander, Maryland-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team, National Disaster Medical System, President Maryland Association of EMS Physicians among many other professional activities. He has published over 75 original research papers in peer-reviewed journals and has contributed many textbook chapters. A highly sought-after speaker, Dr. Levy has presented at over 50 lectures across the US. 

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