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Matthew Yelton has more than 13 years of experience in pre-hospital emergency medicine as a Paramedic, 8 of which as a Flight Paramedic for Mercy Flight Central. Most recently he completed certification as an EMS Instructor and has returned to college to complete his Associates Degree in Paramedicine. During his spare time, He volunteers as the EMS Chief for Constableville Ambulance Inc. and provides education for EMS providers. As part of his endeavor to educate future EMS professionals, Matt has developed a presentation surrounding awareness and response to Autistic individuals in crisis. This is a passion of his because he has a son that was diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder in July of 2021. 

"Learning The Language of Our Biggest Fans" Autism Awareness for EMS

CME Session with Matthew Yelton, FP-C, NRP, CCEMT-P, CIC 

February 12th, 2023  @ 6PM - Join CME Session Here: Zoom Link

This is a presentation surrounding the nuances of communicating, assessing, and treating patients with Autism from the unique perspective of a Paramedic who also happens to be the Father of a child with ASD. The primary objective is to demystify some of the mannerisms and behaviors associated with individuals on the spectrum and offer guidance to Pre-Hospital Healthcare Providers so that they are more prepared for future encounters with these patients 

Melissa Brook is an EMS educator and paramedic in North Country, NY. She works primarily at Gouverneur Rescue as the Director and Clinical Educator and teaches at multiple programs in the area. She has experience in urban, rural, and critical care ground and flight EMS. She is a New York State, Nationally Registered, and Certified Flight Paramedic.

Documentation in EMS: 

Why You Need to Give a Second Thought  

CME Session with Melissa Brook, NRP, FP-C, CIC 

March 20th, 2023  @ 6:30PM - Join CME Session Here: Zoom Link

Is patient care documentation “Just another annoying part of your job”? Join us as we explore the importance of documentation in EMS. We will go through three different perspectives: How documentation saves your patients, how documentation saves your organization, and how documentation saves you as a provider. Appropriate for all levels of care. 

Recordings of Past Classes are now available on the NCEMS Learning Management System