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Sean Smith

Sean Smith (photo above) is a Humanitarian/Flight Nurse-Paramedic who has practiced and taught Critical Care, Aero-Medical Transport, and Emergency Medicine across the age spectrum, from neonates to geriatrics, for more than 15 years. He is passionate about underserved populations, especially in pediatrics. He has degrees in Molecular Biology, Business Administration, and Nursing, and holds extensive post-graduate certifications in Tropical Medicine and Disaster/ Humanitarian Response.

His career highlights include serving eight years in the US Navy, numerous author/co-author credits, routinely lecturing at national/international conferences, 50+ medical missions, coordinating ongoing projects in Guyana, Haiti, and Nepal, providing patient care and teaching in the “Hot Zone” during the 2014 Ebola outbreak, as well as providing PRN medical support to the NASA Space Shuttle Program for six years. He is currently providing COVID-19 clinical guidance and training to numerous charities abroad, as well as to Georgetown Public Hospital, the main referral center of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana


Webinar Title: Clinical Guidance & Coronavirus: Deploying a Mass Casualty Mindset to Stay Ahead of “The Curve”

This presentation provides clear and concrete clinical applications of the WHO/CDC guidelines, as well as those of various EM/Critical-Care professional societies for front-line practitioners. We will examine lessons learned from Ebola, SARS, H1N1, H5N1, and MERS outbreaks, the Las Vegas Shooting, and Military Mass Casualty Management. Then, we will explore how you can apply those lessons to optimize resources and outcomes for your COVID-19 cases while protecting other vulnerable patients as well as yourself.

Specific topics will include triage, transport, and treatment, the place of POCUS, the role of early noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV), advanced airway management, mass casualty/infectious disease ventilator management strategies, escalating to ECMO, and more.