Assistant Medical Director St Louis FIre Department St Louis, Missouri
William S. Gilmore, MD: No financial relationships to disclose
Mark D. Levine, MD, FACEP, FAEMS: No financial relationships to disclose
The City of St. Louis like many other areas across the country has faced an increase in substance use and mental health calls. St. Louis Fire Department realized that it could not tackle this problem on its own and started to form partnership with various City departments and independent agencies in the city to tackle this problem. Come and learn how St Louis used creative ideas to combat this growing challenge and how you can take these ideas and apply them at your EMS agency.
describe the growing issue of substance use and mental health and how it places a drain on the EMS system
describe how synergistic relationships are beneficial to treating people with substance use disorder and other mental health issues
describe the benefit to the EMS system by developing community relationships