A Fire Medic Perspective Podcast Episode 13: Bloodborne Pathogens: What do we REALLY need to know?

EMS Roundtable A Fire Medic Perspective Podcast: Bloodborne Pathogens: What do we REALLY need to know?


Rom Duckworth sits down with Capt. Jerry Myers to ask “Bloodborne Pathogens: What do we REALLY need to know?” We have to sit down every year, but what is new in 2013? Are we teaching what we are supposed to? What does and Infection Control Officer even do? What is the role of a supervisor or company officer in an exposure? Listen to some great calls and questions.

Captain Myers been in EMS for 36 years. As a US Army Medic 77-80, EMT 80-82, EMT-I 82-92, Instructor 86 to present, and Paramedic from 92 to present. He has worked in Volunteer, Commercial, Third Service, Hospital Based EMS and Fire Based EMS. Currently he is a Captain and Ambulance Supervisor with the Ridgefield Fire Department and a Regional Manager for Vintech Management Service, an EMS Staffing Service. He has received specialized training in Infection Control from multiple sources and serve as Designated Infection Control Officer for several organizations.

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About romduck

Rom Duckworth is a dedicated emergency responder, author, and educator with more than thirty years of experience working in career and volunteer fire departments, hospital healthcare systems, and private emergency medical services. Rom is a career fire captain and paramedic EMS Coordinator for the Ridgefield (CT) Fire Department and director of the New England Center for Rescue and Emergency Medicine. Rom holds a master’s degree in public administration, is a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer program, and is the recipient of the NAEMT Presidential Award, American Red Cross Hero Award, Sepsis Alliance Sepsis Hero Award, and the EMS 10 Innovators Award. Rom is the author of "Duckworth on Education," as well as chapters in more than a dozen EMS, fire, rescue, and medical textbooks and over 100 published articles in fire and EMS magazines. A member of the NAEMT Board of Directors, as well as other national and international advocacy and advisory boards, Rom continues to work for the advancement of emergency services professions. Contact Rom via www.romduck.com