Tuesday, February 19, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: National Harbor 10
This unique course of training begins with a stepped-up ACS (American College of Surgeons) certified Stop-the-Bleed (B-Con) class with an option for you to teach others in your region. Next is an in-depth orientation to the latest Tactical Casualty Care and Rescue Task Force (RTF) concepts, while simultaneously doing repetitive...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Instructor+
Michael Meoli
CEO, TP-C, NAEMT IT
Tactical Rescue Options LLC
Instructor
Alf Zeilinger, NRP-T, TP-C, EMS-I, DES, EMSA
Clinical Services Coordinator
Emergency Medical Services Authority
Instructor
David Rathbun
Deputy Sheriff/Paramedic
UCLA Center for Prehospital Care
  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Preconference Course (4 or 8 hour Course)
  • Room: National Harbor 11
In this 4 hour pre-con session, learners will observe an EMS simulation activity and debriefing of the participants. The faculty will then take the audience through the dissection to discover and reveal the design to execution process of the event. This session is ideal for learners who want to understand...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Instructor+
Jennifer McCarthy, MAS, NRP, MICP, CHSE
Director of Clinical Simulation
Seton Hall University
Instructor
Andrew E. Spain, MA, NCEE, EMT-P
Director of Accreditation and Certification
Society for Simulation in Healthcare

  • Ability Level: Educator
  • Preconference Course (4 or 8 hour Course)
  • Room: Chesapeake ABC
It’s not about your hardware it’s about the software. This lecture covers a simple process that explains first responder mental health reactions and needs. It will also cover, rumination (the damage of negative self-talk), the pros and cons of hyper vigilance, how sleep deprivation impacts first responders, and the neurobiology consequences and...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Instructor+
Ric Jorge
Firefighter
Tactical Resiliency Training
  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Preconference Course (4 or 8 hour Course)
  • Room: Chesapeake DEF
This workshop will guide you through the nuts and bolts of prehospital point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS).  Led by Faizan H. Arshad, MD, and featuring a team of ultrasound industry experts, this four-hour workshop will do a deep dive into the clinical applications, efficacy, and patient case studies of ultrasound in the field changing...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Instructor
Faizan H. Arshad, MD
EMS Medical Director
Healthquest Systems
  • Ability Level: Advanced
  • Preconference Course (4 or 8 hour Course)

Tuesday, February 19, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Room: Chesapeake 7-9
One of the most challenging obstacles community paramedics face is trying not to fix all of their patients' problems. For many, EMS is a desirable industry because it offers the ability to help others in need. But what do you do when you are faced with a patient who doesn't...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Instructor+
Desiree Partain, CCP-P
Clinical Program Manager
MedStar Mobile Health
Instructor
Brandon Pate, B.S., L.P.
Critical Care Paramedic
MedStar Mobile Healthcare
  • Ability Level: Basic
  • Preconference Course (4 or 8 hour Course)
  • Room: Chesapeake GHI
This all-day pre-conference workshop will provide EMS Agencies, no matter their affiliation, with keen insights from industry experts directly involved in transforming payment models for EMS, advisement of policy formation for data collection tool development and interest-based stakeholder consensus building.  Additionally, attendees will be provided with the concepts necessary to...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Instructor+
Jonathan Washko, MBA, NRP, AEMD
Assistant Vice President of Operations
Northwell Center for EMS
Instructor
Asbel Montes, BS
V.P. of Governmental Relations and Reimbursement
Acadian Ambulance Service
Instructor
Brenda Staffan, BA
Project Director
REMSA
Instructor
Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, NREMT
Chief Strategic Integration Officer
MedStar Mobile Healthcare
Instructor
Robert Nadolski, BS, NREMT-P (R)
Clinical Administrator
Emory Healthcare / School of Medicine
  • Ability Level: Management
  • Preconference Course (4 or 8 hour Course)
  • Room: National Harbor 2
In this in this highly informative and dynamic unprecedented workshop the American law enforcement icon Gordon Graham will provide his view on risk management as it relates to the American Emergency Medical Services. Gordon has spent a lifetime looking at risk management, consequence management, decision-making, law enforcement, the fire service,...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Instructor
Gordon Graham
Research Consultant
  • Ability Level: Management
  • Preconference Course (4 or 8 hour Course)
  • Room: Chesapeake JKL
NEMSMA will be providing an instructional course to familiarize EMS Officer applicants with the format of the various examinations for each level of officer, during a preconference workshop. This course reviews the 7 Pillars of EMS Officer Competency knowledge in a scenario-based format.  It includes a review of the Officers’...  read more...
Speaker(s)
  • Ability Level: Management
  • Co-located Session
  • Room: Chesapeake 1-3
In this workshop we will discuss how to create an infrastructure for data analysis and how to ask questions that can be answered by data. In addition, we'll discuss characteristics of a data driven department and how data can be used to improve operations. We'll use an actual EMS data...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Instructor
Michael Zelenetz
Analytics Project Leader
New York Presbyterian
  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Preconference Course (4 or 8 hour Course)
  • Room: National Harbor 3
This eight-hour workshop will involve case studies and table top exercises, as well as have an interactive component with the participants and presenters, as the group thoroughly examines the changing roles of EMS delivery during active shooter or terrorist attacks are extremely challenging in our current culture. The implications of...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Instructor+
Paul Schuller
Battalion Chief (Ret.)
San Jose Fire Dept.
Instructor
Geoffrey Williams, QFSM, ChFI, CIETecRI, MIFireE
Retired Principal, Chief Fire and Rescue Officer
Scotland, UK
  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Preconference Course (4 or 8 hour Course)
  • Room: Chesapeake 4-6
Caring for and evacuating patients located beyond the "road head" provides a unique set of challenges for prehospital care providers. In fact, the rural, remote or "wilderness" incidents are big magnifiers of small problems. Rescuers and EMS responders need to think differently in these environments! The environment, response distance and ability...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Instructor
Jonathan Politis, MPA, NRP
EMS Educator/Consultant/Paramedic
Jon Politis Emergency Services Education
Instructor
Will Smith, MD, Paramedic
Medical Director
Jackson Hole Fire/EMS, National Park Service
  • Ability Level: Basic
  • Preconference Course (4 or 8 hour Course)

Tuesday, February 19, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Room: National Harbor 10
This unique course of training begins with a stepped-up ACS (American College of Surgeons) certified Stop-the-Bleed (B-Con) class with an option for you to teach others in your region. Next is an in-depth orientation to the latest Tactical Casualty Care and Rescue Task Force (RTF) concepts, while simultaneously doing repetitive...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Instructor+
Michael Meoli
CEO, TP-C, NAEMT IT
Tactical Rescue Options LLC
Instructor
Alf Zeilinger, NRP-T, TP-C, EMS-I, DES, EMSA
Clinical Services Coordinator
Emergency Medical Services Authority
Instructor
David Rathbun
Deputy Sheriff/Paramedic
UCLA Center for Prehospital Care
  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Preconference Course (4 or 8 hour Course)
  • Room: National Harbor 11
This hands-on workshop will engage and empower participants to facilitate realistic and effective simulations with ease. The course will be broken down into how to select and set up simulation location and design, student or end-learner scenario integration, moulage on a dime, and debriefing 101. The focus of the course...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Instructor+
Chris Kroboth
Training Lieutenant
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue
Instructor
Gary Heigel
Emergency Services Department Chair
Rogue Community College
Instructor
Jon Bailey
QA/QI Lieutenant
Fairfax County Fire and EMS

  • Ability Level: Educator
  • Preconference Course (4 or 8 hour Course)
  • Room: National Harbor 4
Join the National AmBus Coalition for a workshop on the use of specialty ambulance buses during MCIs, evacuations and support to major events. There are around 100 AmBus units in urban and rural departments throughout the United States. These units have been invaluable - providing multi-patient transport during disaster and local...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Instructor+
Joseph Zalkin, BSHS-EMC, Paramedic
Executive Director
Wake County EMS Foundation
  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Preconference Course (4 or 8 hour Course)
  • Room: Chesapeake ABC
Pet First Aid for EMS providers is designed for EMS professionals outside of a veterinary hospital setting for dog and cat. Administering O2 to an injured dog or cat increases their chance of survival and may reduce the severity of hypoxic shock, trauma and recovery. Numerous municipalities have added the...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Instructor
Lisa Faust
Master Trainer, CMPTI (Certified Master Pet Tech Instructor)
Pet Tech, Inc
  • Ability Level: Basic
  • Preconference Course (4 or 8 hour Course)
  • Room: Chesapeake DEF
This workshop will guide you through the nuts and bolts of prehospital point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS).  Led by Faizan H. Arshad, MD, and featuring a team of ultrasound industry experts, this four-hour workshop will do a deep dive into the clinical applications, efficacy, and patient case studies of ultrasound in the field changing...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Instructor
Faizan H. Arshad, MD
EMS Medical Director
Healthquest Systems
  • Ability Level: Advanced
  • Preconference Course (4 or 8 hour Course)

Wednesday, February 20, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

  • Room: Potomac Ballroom AB
Ryan Jenkins is an internationally recognized keynote speaker and author of the book, The Millennial Manual: The Complete How-To Guide to Manage, Develop, and Engage Millennials at Work. He helps organizations gain clarity around Millennials and Generation Z so that leaders can effectively lead, engage, and sell in today’s multi-generational marketplace. Ryan has been featured...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Featured Speaker
Ryan Jenkins
President
Next Generation Catalyst
  • Ability Level: Basic
  • Keynote

Wednesday, February 20, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: National Harbor 11
a. Refractory ventricular fibrillation is a unique clinical entity requiring alternative treatment techniques. Some experts suggest that traditionally used treatment algorithms do not adequately address cases of refractory ventricular fibrillation. In this session, Dr. Cortez will provide a working definition of refractory ventricular, provide you with tips for its recognition...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Eric Cortez, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Ohio Health Doctors Hospital

  • Ability Level: Advanced
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 3
This lecture will discuss novel uses of waveform EtCO2 monitoring for both BLS and ALS providers. Dr. Andrew Latimer will cover the history and science behind waveform capnography as well information that can be gained from the waveform beyond the value and slope. He will introduce you to the concept...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Andrew Latimer
EMS Physician
Seattle Fire, Medic One, University of Washington, Seattle, Airlift Northwest

  • Ability Level: Basic
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: Chesapeake 7-9
Don’t miss your chance to hear successful experiences from EMS quality experts! Join these industry leaders as they share their groundbreaking quality projects. This fast-paced class will offer you the opportunity to ask questions and formulate ideas for your agencies.                     ...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Panel Moderator+
Mike Taigman, MA
Improvement Guide
FirstWatch
Panelist
Brooke Burton, NRP, FACPE
Quality Director
Gold Cross Ambulance
Panelist
Justin Reed, NRP, BS
Assistant Chief - EMS
Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department
Panelist
Scott Bourn, PhD, RN, EMT-P
VP of Clinical Quality & Impact, Securisyn Medical
Senior Quality Consultant, ESO Solutions
  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: Chesapeake 1-3
The FBI’s EMS Outreach is working to bridge the gap between the FBI and medical community related to chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear incidents/threats. Attend this informative session to learn how the FBI's Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate (WMDD) Biological Countermeasures Unit (BCU) has jointly lead the Joint Criminal-Epidemiological (Crim-Epi)...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Jessica Young, MSFS
Management and Program Analyst
FBI

  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 4
This session will discuss the benefits of going through the process for achieving professional designation such as Chief EMS Officer and provide a tutorial on requirements of the application....
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Debbie Sobotka
Deputy Director
Center for Public Safety Excellence

  • Ability Level: Management
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 12
Join EMS attorney, Allison J. Bloom, and data specialist, Dr. Greg Mears on a journey through the minefield that is cybersecurity in today’s healthcare environment and learn how to protect your agency. With advances in technology, the frequency of data loss and breaches is on the rise. In addition to...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker+
Allison J. Bloom, Esq., EMT, EMS-I, FACPE
Attorney
Law Office of Allison J. Bloom
Speaker
Greg Mears, MD
Medical Director
ZOLL
  • Ability Level: Management
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: Chesapeake 4-6
Fire-based EMS systems are experiencing ever-increasing workloads and this is only the beginning. Drawing from generational demographics, Medicare data and decades of experience managing large EMS systems, this session will demonstrate why and how big the EMS system workload will increase in the next 5-10 years. Learn how to manage...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Bruce Moeller, PhD
Principal
Juncture Group, Inc.

  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 10
Ketamine is a old analgesic and dissociative anesthetic that has gained traction in multiple areas of medicine - lead by prehospital medicine. Ketamine has a wide therapeutic range, is inexpensive, has an excellent safety profile and multiple routes of administration, making it an optimal medication for prehospital emergency care. Providers...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Jared Ross, DO, FF/EMT-T
EMS Fellow
Washington University in St Louis

  • Ability Level: Advanced
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 5
This course is designed to address safety and medical assessment and treatment considerations associated with Confined Space and Trench Rescue Environments. Attendees will learn how to size-up the scene to ensure safety for themselves, their crews and the victim(s). Specific patient needs and specific treatment required for these emergency incidents...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker+
Greg Merrell, EMT-B
Major
Oklahoma City (OK) Fire Department
Speaker
Brian Weatherford, EMT-P
Major
Norman, OK Fire Department
  • Ability Level: Basic
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 6 & 7
Medical errors stem from 3 broad categories: 1) Procedural, 2) Affective, 3) Cognitive. Recognizing these errors and personal biases, as well as applying different decision making strategies can reduce and hopefully prevent such cases. Dr. Will Smith will show how crew resource management (CRM) and other systems of care approaches...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Will Smith, MD, Paramedic
Medical Director
Jackson Hole Fire/EMS, National Park Service

  • Ability Level: Educator
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 13
CMS will mandate all ambulance service providers to submit cost data beginning in 2019. In order to reform future ambulance payments, Congress may use the data collected to determine reimbursement levels and other alternative payment methods. This team of experts will present on the necessary data elements you should begin...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Angela McLain, MA, RHIA
Chief Compliance Officer
Emergency Medical Services Authority
Speaker
Asbel Montes, BS
V.P. of Governmental Relations and Reimbursement
Acadian Ambulance Service
Speaker
Rebecca Williamson, BA, RN, NRP, SANE-A/P
Chief Compliance Officer
Pafford EMS
Speaker
Scott Moore, Esq., EMT
AAA HR Consultant
EMS Resource Advisors LLC
  • Ability Level: Management
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: Chesapeake GHI
In the wake of the mass shooting atrocity on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Community Ambulance’s Special Event Medical Standby Division manager and paramedic, Glen Simpson, offers a multi-media snapshot of internal and external measures the company has taken since the tragedy occurred. Glen will provide you with  solid...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Glen Simpson, BS, AEMT, TECC Instructor
Director of Special Operations
Community Ambulance
  • Ability Level: Management
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: Chesapeake DEF
Telemedicine improves access to care for varying conditions but can be challenging in the prehospital setting. This lecture will present four current uses around Charleston, South Carolina to illustrate ways in which telehealth can improve prehospital care. Distance Education: Sharing lecture content that allows for real-time interagency collaboration on protocols...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
David French
Medical Director
Charleston County EMS
  • Ability Level: Educator
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 2
Anchorage Fire Department Medical Director, Mike Levy will review the promises of community paramedicine as well as the barriers to sustainability through an overview of the highly-successful Alaska Health Aide program which has provided an extensive network of quality care by non-physicians in remote areas of Alaska. Dr. Levy will present...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Michael Levy, MD, FAEMS, FACEP, FACP
Medical Director, Anchorage Fire Department
Chief Medical Adviser, Stryker Physio-Control

  • Ability Level: Basic
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: Chesapeake ABC
This presentation explains how a unit dispatched to a medical emergency can quickly and effectively identify it as a technical rescue incident. This presentation also explains how to understand immediate hazards, request needed resources, and operate safely within their scope until properly trained units arrive. Being that technical rescue incidents...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Brendan Abell
Firefighter
District of Columbia Fire Department
  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Individual Presentation Session

Wednesday, February 20, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Room: Maryland Ballroom C
First responder mental health has gained much needed attention in recent years due to high rates of depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and suicide. We will discuss the disconnect in communication between all levels of leadership, from medical directors to field providers, and how this challenge can be overcome....  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Morgan Anderson, MPH
Epidemiologist
ImageTrend

  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Lunch & Learn
  • Room: Potomac Ballroom C
Performance improvement programs are designed to transform care for our patients through both provider and system improvements. But implementing and deciphering data can often be a challenge. We’ll explore the concept of care bundles, identify ways to incorporate those and other factors into your quality improvement program, explore the challenges...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Scott Bourn, PhD, RN, EMT-P
VP of Clinical Quality & Impact, Securisyn Medical
Senior Quality Consultant, ESO Solutions

  • Ability Level: Advanced
  • Lunch & Learn

Wednesday, February 20, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: Chesapeake 4-6
The experiences of every first-responder organization are unique and are often based on geographical region, system design, organizational framework and first-hand experiences. Preparedness for active shooter/hostile environment continues to evolve as organizations are identifying unique methods of ensuring preparedness, training, and resource allocation. In this presentation, attendees will gain insight...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Hezedean Smith, MA, CFO, CPM, CHSE, MIFireE
Assistant Chief
Orlando Fire Department

  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: Chesapeake GHI
Fatigue and sleep deprivation affect more than half of all EMS personnel with 50% reporting inadequate recovery between shifts. In some locations, greater than 80% of EMS personnel work more than one job or extended shift durations of 48 hours or longer. In this important lecture, EMS researcher/paramedic Dan Patterson...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
P. Daniel Patterson, PhD, MPH, MS, NRP
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, EMSARN Primary Investigator
EMS Agency Research Network, University of Pittsburgh
  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 3
Dr. Michael Wilcox will present multiple important applications of Community Paramedicine in this informative lecture with and special focus on how Community Paramedicine can be effectively used for geriatric and special needs care in skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, hospice units, and adult day care units to help prevent...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Michael Wilcox, MD, FACEP, FAAFP
Medical Director and Owner
WGH Group, LLC
  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 10
Sometimes, even when a protocol is followed, patients deteriorate. Every medical procedure comes with risks of complications and, when complications do occur, patients can suffer. While complications don't mean someone made a mistake, its easy for a provider to doubt their own care after the complication occurs. This powerful presentation...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Kevin Collopy
Clinical Outcomes Manager
AirLink/VitaLink Critical Care Transport

  • Ability Level: Advanced
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 4
This session will provide attendees with an understanding of the specific issues threatening the health and safety of women in emergency services, and will offer strategies to reduce fatalities and injuries among responders with a focus on women's issues. The presentation is based on a study funded by the USFA, led by...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Angela Hughes
President, International Association of Women in Fire & Emergency Services
Captain, Baltimore County (MD) Fire Department
  • Ability Level: Management
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 6 & 7
Reading peer-reviewed research can sometimes feel like trying to decipher code: Odds ratios. P-values. Confounders. Yet it's vitally important that leaders and practitioners understand how a study was designed, what the results mean, and whether or not it will or should impact our clinical practice or daily operations. Join Michael...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Michael Gerber, MPH, NRP
Paramedic
Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad

  • Ability Level: Educator
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 13
This insightful session will show you how a to creare a people-centered EMS system with input from hundreds of members in the Fire First Response,  EMS providers and the public. A vision has been created of emergency response systems that are inherently safe and effective, integrated and seamless, reliable and...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Jon Krohmer, MD, FACEP
Director, OEMS
NHTSA
Speaker
Mike Taigman, MA
Improvement Guide
FirstWatch
  • Ability Level: Management
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: Chesapeake ABC
In this compelling session, two Houston Fire Department firefighter/paramedics and Associate Medical Director Chris Souders will detail important aspects about how the Houston Fire Department, one of the most progressive fire/EMS agencies in the United States, managed the many obstacles presented to them by Hurricane Harvey. Houston is the fourth most...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Chris Souders
Associate Medical Director
Houston Fire Dept.
Speaker
Sundown Stauffer
Firefighter/Paramedic
Houston Fire Dept.
Speaker
Thomas Pierrel
Engineer Operator Paramedic
Houston Fire Dept.

  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: Chesapeake 7-9
The use of video in healthcare is becoming more common, particularly in simulation and educational settings. However, recording live episodes of clinical care is far less routine. Clinicians are faced with considerable ethical, legal and data protection challenges which are the primary barriers for services that pursue video recording of...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Paul Gowens, FCPara. MSc. AASI. PGCert. DipIMC,RCSEd. MCMI.
Vice Chair College of Paramedics
Scottish Ambulance Servce
  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 11
This fast-paced lecture by JEMS Medical Editor, Ed Dickinson will review the fundamentals of ballistic injuries and the science and operationalization of the interventions listed above. This is an important presentation because the world is an increasingly dangerous place, with rising tolls of gun shot wounds in urban trauma and...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Edward Dickinson, MD, NRP, FACEP
Professor of Emergency Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

  • Ability Level: Advanced
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: Chesapeake 1-3
With the surge in violence against emergency personnel., traditional scene safety classes and staging policies are not doing enough to prepare our crew members to prepare for  these attacks and hands-on self-defense training, while helpful, teaches perishable skills. And, while many agencies are equipping units with soft body armor for...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Robin Davis, NRP
Assistant Chief, EMS Operations
Sterling Rescue Squad

  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 5
EMS organizations are continually under the threat of litigation from the public and at times our own firefighters, EMT's, staff or their families. Many times, failure to administer a policy, stop discriminatory behavior, applying a faulty technique or tactic coupled with outdated Policies may result in litigation. This class focuses...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
John Murphy, JD
Deputy Chief (Ret.)
Murphy Law Group, North Bend, WA
  • Ability Level: Management
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: Chesapeake DEF
In today’s world of emergency care, we have a legal obligation to protect patient information - even in the emergent setting when it is often difficult to control. There are also specific rules under HIPAA as to what can be shared with others without the patient’s authorization. This session will...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Steve Wirth, Esq., EMT-P
Attorney at Law
Page, Wolfberg & Wirth LLC
  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 2
EMTs frequently practice in tandem with a paramedic. Cardiac monitoring is often used yet EMTs have not widely been permitted to interpret the ECG rhythm despite knowing that this ability would enhance their ability to improve the quality of care. Additionally, some first responder and BLS services allow for the...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Keith Wesley, MD
Medical Director
HealthEast Medical Transportation

  • Ability Level: Basic
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 12
Learn about Northwell (NY) Health's Center for EMS’ 5-year journey to improve employee engagement, recruitment and retention. These industry leaders will share the practices, techniques and lessons learned that took their High Performance EMS organization to a top tier cultural performer that other organizations are now adopting....
Speaker(s)
Speaker+
Jonathan Washko, MBA, NRP, AEMD
Assistant Vice President of Operations
Northwell Center for EMS
Speaker
Alan Schwalberg, EMT-P
Vice President
Northwell CEMS
Speaker
James Jackson
Regional Director of Operations
Northwell Health System
  • Ability Level: Management
  • Individual Presentation Session

Thursday, February 21, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

  • Room: Maryland Ballroom A
Join a diverse group of women in EMS and Fire Service agencies who have been successful in achieving leadership positions - and careers that support the delivery of emergency services. Each will discuss their path to success as well as the obstacles they face along the way. Their experience and...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Panel Moderator+
W. Ann Maggiore, JD, NRP
Attorney/Paramedic
Butt, Thornton & Baehr, P.C.
Panelist
Angela Hughes
President, International Association of Women in Fire & Emergency Services
Captain, Baltimore County (MD) Fire Department
Panelist
Ann Payne, MB, BAO, BCh, MRCPsych, MA (CBT), FFSEM
Doctor
St Stephen's Hospital, Cork, Ireland
Panelist
Dannie Myers, EMT-P, RN, CCT-RN
Critical Care Nurse, EMS Educator and Blogger
Rescue Chic
Panelist
Regina Godette Crawford, BS
Advocacy Liaison
EMS Management & Consultants
Panelist
Stefanie Miller, A-EMCA
Owner/CEO, Stefanie Speaks
Paramedic, BRANT/Brantford Paramedic Service/ Stefanie SPEAKS
  • Ability Level: Management
  • Breakfast

Thursday, February 21, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room: Maryland Ballroom D
The purpose of this session, presented by Teleflex, is to provide a unique opportunity to review relevant anatomy associated with critical care and lifesaving emergency procedures. Participants will enhance their understanding of the various procedures and the associated risks and benefits through the hands-on practicum. The relevant review of the...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Lead Instructor
Dan Smith, RN, BSN, CFRN, EMT-P
Teleflex

  • Ability Level: Advanced
  • Special Session

Thursday, February 21, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

  • Room: Chesapeake 4-6
This one-hour session will provide an overview on the changing roles of EMS delivery during active shooter or terrorist attacks are extremely challenging in our current culture. The implications of new ‘offensive’ roles to the EMS first responders and specifically, those essential safety requirements for each level of management are...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker+
Paul Schuller
Battalion Chief (Ret.)
San Jose Fire Dept.
Speaker
Geoffrey Williams, QFSM, ChFI, CIETecRI, MIFireE
Retired Principal, Chief Fire and Rescue Officer
Scotland, UK
  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: Chesapeake DEF
In this powerful session, Annette Hill, a certified therapist and Gold Star Mom who has assisted veterans and first responders struggling with substance use, PTSD, grief/loss and moral injury, will help you understanding the purpose and logic of intense emotions and the purpose they serve for survival and learning. She...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Annette Hill, MC, LPC, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor
The Journey of Me, LLC
  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 3
This lecture will outline best practices in BLS airway management. Dr. Andrew McCoy will present topics such as how to optimize bag-mask ventilation; use of airway adjuncts including oral airway and nasoharyngeal airway; BLS end-tidal capnography; BLS positive pressure non-invasive ventilation; and PEEP as a BLS adjunct. After attending this...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Andrew M. McCoy, MD, MS
Dept. of Emergency Medicine, University of Washington
Shoreline Fire Dept., American Medical Response Puget Sound Operations

  • Ability Level: Basic
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 6 & 7
Do you have a conversation with your student, intern or mentee after every EMS run? This session will teach you how to use proven techniques to get the conversation started and engage your personnel. Learn how to dial in and focus on improving their performance and keeping them on an upward...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Duane Tenney, BS, NRP, NCEE
Leiutenant
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

  • Ability Level: Educator
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: Chesapeake ABC
This presentation will discuss a project aimed at objectively reviewing the Scottish Ambulance Service's clinical response model. The new model now allows for a re-categorization of patients based on their clinical need, matching the right response, resource and skill to deliver best care on scene, and consider their onward pathway...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Paul Gowens, FCPara. MSc. AASI. PGCert. DipIMC,RCSEd. MCMI.
Vice Chair College of Paramedics
Scottish Ambulance Servce
  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 2
Applying medical ethics to dynamic situations experienced in prehospital medicine can be especially challenging. Between suicidal patients, unclear “Do Not Resuscitate” orders and patients who may lack decision making capacity, doing what’s right for the patient may not always be straightforward. This session will start with a description of the...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker+
Keith Wesley, MD
Medical Director
HealthEast Medical Transportation
Speaker
Jared Ross, DO, FF/EMT-T
EMS Fellow
Washington University in St Louis

  • Ability Level: Basic
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 10
Current treatments and strategies for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest have hit an impenetrable wall, leaving the true survival for all cases in single digits in many emergency response systems. Dr. Joseph Ornato will prsent several breakthrough strategies and technologies that are on the horizon with the high potential to dramatically reduce...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Joseph Ornato, MD
Professor & Chairman, Dept of Emergency Medicine
Virginia Commonwealth University

  • Ability Level: Advanced
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 13
What does the Data Show? This exceptional  data talk is based on the Emergency Department Benchmarking Alliance Annual Data Survey, along with the annual CDC Report on Emergency Department patients. You will be  introduced to the trends in emergency care utilization in America, and likely future use of emergency services....  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
James Augustine, MD, FACEP
Chairman, National Clinical Governance Board
USACS
  • Ability Level: Management
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 4
FireCARES, is a “big data” analytical system that provides important information to fire service and community leaders about their local fire department and the risk environment in which firefighters are called to respond. FireCARES includes more than a decade of research on structure fires and related injuries and death, as...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Tyler Garner
Vice President and Chief Software Engineer
International Public Safety Data Institute
  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: Chesapeake 1-3
Joshua Holloman will detail how a rural community paramedic program was created with partnerships from Public Health, the local hospital system and the County EMS System. Because of great partnerships to make this program a reality, the program received a special award from the North Carolina Public Health Association, achieved...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Joshua Holloman
EMS Division Chief
Johnston County Emergency Services
  • Ability Level: Management
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 11
Prehospital stroke care is rapidly advancing. The utility of mechanical thrombectomy for large vessel occlusions has been confirmed and emergency responders are now being tasked with identifying large vessel occlusions in the prehospital setting and making tough transport decisions based on their findings. This powerful session will present the recent...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Eric Cortez, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Ohio Health Doctors Hospital

  • Ability Level: Advanced
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: Chesapeake 7-9
During this session the panelists will discuss incorporating private, non government based EMS organizations into high threat response planning. Every day all EMS providers who go into the public space could be called to act.  Also, the threat and instances of active shooter or hostile events is rising throughout the...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Moderator
John Montes, NREMT
Emergency Services Specialist
NFPA
Speaker
Ed Racht, MD
Chief Medical Officer, American Medical Response
Associate Medical Officer, Evolution Health
Speaker
Glen Simpson, BS, AEMT, TECC Instructor
Director of Special Operations
Community Ambulance
Speaker
Jamie Pianka
Chief Operating Officer
Pro EMS

  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 12
We are all truly in a turbulent ocean of EMS development today with a high level of unpredictability as we face more challenges than ever before. But we must do more than “survive” these challenges - we need to “thrive” amidst this turbulence if we are to advance EMS in...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Steve Wirth, Esq., EMT-P
Attorney at Law
Page, Wolfberg & Wirth LLC
  • Ability Level: Management
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: Chesapeake GHI
This informative course will illustrate have anyone can propose and contribute to improvement. In the past, many EMS quality programs focused mainly on retrospective chart review. Brooke Burton will review the basic concepts of performance improvement and discuss how data can easily be turned into improvement projects that will help...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Brooke Burton, NRP, FACPE
Quality Director
Gold Cross Ambulance
  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Room: National Harbor 5
In life, we experience a variety of stressful events. These can include, but are not limited to relationships, injuries, mental health concerns, suicide, job, family, and financial.  Having a career in EMS exposes individuals to significantly more taxing, disturbing, sometimes heart wrenching events that have a cumulative effect. While we have been...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Dan DeGryse, BA, BS, CADC, CEAP, LAP/C, CAI
Director, Rosecrance Florian Program
Battalion Chief, Chicago Fire Dept.
  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Individual Presentation Session

Thursday, February 21, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Room: National Harbor 2
Respiratory emergencies are some of the most common patient conditions presented in EMS. Understanding their pathophysiology better will prepare you to deal with them. This lecture will reinforce your knowledge of the respiratory system and integrate it with a common sense approach to respiratory distress. The basic pathophysiology for asthma,...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Keith Wesley, MD
Medical Director
HealthEast Medical Transportation

  • Ability Level: Basic
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 12
The rash of high profile cases involving allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault should be a wakeup call for all emergency service agencies agencies. It’s time to re-evaluate a central leadership responsibility - establishing a culture that prevents and effectively responds to unlawful harassment. Sexual harassment isn’t new, but...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker+
Steve Wirth, Esq., EMT-P
Attorney at Law
Page, Wolfberg & Wirth LLC
Speaker
W. Ann Maggiore, JD, NRP
Attorney/Paramedic
Butt, Thornton & Baehr, P.C.
  • Ability Level: Management
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: Chesapeake 1-3
The opioid epidemic is a public health crisis that requires a coordinated response from a variety of stake holders, including all emergency response agencies. Because you have significant access to community members who suffer from addiction as well their loved ones, you have an opportunity to provide care and outreach...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Simon Taxel, NRP, BA
Crew Chief
City of Pittsburgh Bureau of EMS
  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: Chesapeake ABC
A massive effort is underway to revamp the digital communication infrastructure that serves public safety, from Next Generation 911 to the FirstNet public safety broadband network. EMS providers will realize a number of benefits when emergency dispatchers can provide more detailed data, such as improved patient location accuracy and access...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Barry Luke
Deputy Executive Director
National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NSPTC)
Speaker
Dia Gainor, MPA, QAS
Executive Director
NASEMSO
Speaker
Jon Krohmer, MD, FACEP
Director, OEMS
NHTSA
Speaker
Laurie Flaherty
Coordinator, National 911 Program
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Room: Chesapeake 7-9
Hurricane Harvey was a devastating hurricane to forty (40) counties throughout the Texas Gulf Coast. While many have heard of the challenges faced by emergency responders in the City of Houston, this presentation will detail Harvey’s impact on Harris County Texas, the third largest County in the nation, were not...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Justin Reed, NRP, BS
Assistant Chief - EMS
Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department
Speaker
Rodney Reed, M.S.
Assistant Chief
Harris County Fire Marshal's Office

  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 5
Join Dr Ann Payne, a Consultant Psychiatrist and clinical lead in Ireland as she teaches you how to recognize, manage serious mental health disorders and deal with crisis encounters through actual clinical scenarios. The session will then follow with a demonstration where, individual participants will interview and interact with each other...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Ann Payne, MB, BAO, BCh, MRCPsych, MA (CBT), FFSEM
Doctor
St Stephen's Hospital, Cork, Ireland
  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 3
This session will utilize a problem-based review to review the initial assessment and management of major chest and chest wall trauma. Topics that will be covered include: hemo/pneumothorax, flail chest, pulmonary contusion, pericardial tamponade, and blunt cardiac injury. The session will start with a description of care that should be...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Babak Sarani, MD, FACS, FCCM
Professor of Surgery and Emergency Medicine
George Washington University

  • Ability Level: Advanced
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 11
Withdrawal syndromes are becoming more and more commonly encountered by EMS providers, both during emergency response and interfacility transfers. While most providers are familiar with alcohol and opiate withdrawal , other syndromes, such as benzodiazepine, gabapentin, and GHB withdrawal are now being seen with increasing frequency. Thislecture will present the...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Gerald Maloney, DO
Associate Chief, Emergency Department
Cleveland VA Medical Center

  • Ability Level: Advanced
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 4
Volunteer fire and EMS agencies are experiencing challenges with recruitment and retention of personnel. This lecture will outline how departments can cost successfully recruit and retain personnel for their agency. The lecture will be based on a three-year doctoral study on retention and offer participants research-based/proven strategies to reduce turnover...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Candice McDonald
Firefighter/PIO
Sebring & Winona (OH) Fire Department
  • Ability Level: Management
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: Chesapeake GHI
In addition to a skyrocketing increase in wounded armed service members who face disabling or disfiguring injuries, up to 20% may be affected by post-traumatic stress disorder and another 19% may develop traumatic brain injury (TBI). In addition, “moral Injury” leads to family instability, unemployment, homelessness, substance abuse and criminality...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Annette Hill, MC, LPC, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor
The Journey of Me, LLC
Speaker
Dean Pedrotti
Captain/Paramedic, Phoenix Fire Department (ret.)
Arizona Coalition for Military Families
  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: Chesapeake 4-6
With NEMSIS Version 3 becoming the standard in today’s pre-hospital data collection arena new and improved documentation systems are at the forefront of our attention. This means that our methodologies for documentation training must change; spoon-feeding students, SOAP methods, CHART methods, and utilizing death-by-Power Point are now a dread from...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Kerby Johnson
Medical Records Coordinator
MedStar Mobile Healthcare
  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 13
Richmond, Virginia’s EMS system is one of America’s most clinically-advanced and operationally-innovative systems. However, several decades ago, failure was of this system was imminent: Competing ambulance services, medical politics, fights with fire agencies, new state legislation, and lawsuits were all part of its history. Richmond’s story helped define the evolution...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Panel Moderator
Jay Fitch, PhD
Founding Partner/President
Fitch & Associates, LLC
Panelist
Ed Racht, MD
Chief Medical Officer, American Medical Response
Associate Medical Officer, Evolution Health
Panelist
Joseph Ornato, MD
Professor & Chairman, Dept of Emergency Medicine
Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Ability Level: Management
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 10
This fast-paced and informative lecture will focus on five common causes of sudden death and how you can better gain clues pre-arrest, provide emergency care and modify your resuscitations in light of the likely etiology. The five topic areas featured will be AMI, potentially fatal arrhythmias, massive CVA, pulmonary embolus...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Jared McKinney, MD
Medical Director, LifeFlight Event Medicine, Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Associate Medical Director, Nashville Fire Department

  • Ability Level: Advanced
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: Chesapeake DEF
Students will learn methods to prevent suicide by learning its traceable causes. Rather than focusing on individual risk factors, this course is designed to explain how creating an environment to encourage help seeking behavior can alter an individual's trajectory from reaching suicide.  Individual, company level & departmental methods for prevention...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Dena Ali, FF
Captain
Raleigh Fire Department
  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 6 & 7
One of the biggest challenges continuing education providers face is uncovering new content. Run reports are a treasure trove of CE topics. Training Officers and medical directors must work together to meet agency CE needs. While medical directors usually focus on big picture topics, Training Officers have to focus on,...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Marcus Allen, EMT-P
Training Supervisor
Mercy Flights Inc.

  • Ability Level: Educator
  • Individual Presentation Session

Thursday, February 21, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Room: Maryland Ballroom D
The purpose of this session, presented by Teleflex, is to provide a unique opportunity to review relevant anatomy associated with critical care and lifesaving emergency procedures. Participants will enhance their understanding of the various procedures and the associated risks and benefits through the hands-on practicum. The relevant review of the...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Lead Instructor
Dan Smith, RN, BSN, CFRN, EMT-P
Teleflex

  • Ability Level: Advanced
  • Special Session

Thursday, February 21, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Room: Maryland Ballroom C
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Dominic Silvestro, EMT-P, EMS-I
EMS Coordinator/Educator
University Hospitals EMS Training and Disaster Preparedness Institute
Panelist
Johnny Davidson
Captain
Round Rock Fire Dept
Panelist
Maureen O'Connor
PAD Program Manager
San Diego Fire-Rescue, San Diego Project Heart Beat

  • Ability Level: Management
  • Lunch & Learn

Thursday, February 21, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room: Maryland Ballroom D
The purpose of this session, presented by Teleflex, is to provide a unique opportunity to review relevant anatomy associated with critical care and lifesaving emergency procedures. Participants will enhance their understanding of the various procedures and the associated risks and benefits through the hands-on practicum. The relevant review of the...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Lead Instructor
Dan Smith, RN, BSN, CFRN, EMT-P
Teleflex

  • Ability Level: Advanced
  • Special Session

Thursday, February 21, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room: Chesapeake GHI
This session will present how a diverse group of emergency providers created a connected network to collaborate on both the shared and unique aspects of their mobile integrated healthcare (MIH) programs. The result of this network was a unique opportunity to share information and experiences among both new and emerging...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Panel Moderator+
Michael Baker, MA, BUS, NRP
Chief of EMS
Tulsa Fire Department
Panelist
Brian Schaeffer
Fire Chief
Spokane Fire Department
Panelist
Malachi Winters, Paramedic, FP-C
Program Manager
Sedgwick County Public Safety
Panelist
Selia Moya
Clinician/Co-Responder
EMS Community Outreach
Johnson County MED ACT
  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Super Session
  • Room: National Harbor 11
NFPA 3000 is now out, Warm zone ems for first responders is now the acceptable standard and most likely your agency has begun some kind of training in it. But the reality is you must train and prepare your schools, citizens and other target hazards to be able to respond...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Ofer Lichtman, NRP
Founder/Lead Instructor
High Threat Innovations

  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Super Session
  • Room: Chesapeake 1-3
Is it time to? Many EMS systems are facing whether to compete, cooperate, sell or consolidate in our tumultuous and rapidly changing healthcare and reimbursement environment. Come learn from some of the industry's top minds on EMS economic sustainability with over 100 years of collective EMS turn-a-round experience. They will...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Panel Moderator
Jonathan Washko, MBA, NRP, AEMD
Assistant Vice President of Operations
Northwell Center for EMS
Panelist
Bill Atkinson, Ph.D., Dr.Sc(h), MPH, MPA, EMT-P, FACHE, FACPE
President
Guidon Healthcare Consulting
Panelist
Lou Meyer
President
LKM & Associates
Panelist
Robert Nadolski, BS, NREMT-P (R)
Clinical Administrator
Emory Healthcare / School of Medicine
  • Ability Level: Management
  • Super Session
  • Room: Chesapeake ABC
Managing pediatric patients can be scary, but designing a pediatric simulation doesn't have to be. Come learn from the AHA Training Center Coordinators (Paramedics) and Simulation Educators (RN's that support the Pediatric Transport Teams) from two renowned stand-alone Pediatric Hospitals: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Nemours, AI Dupont Hospital for...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Panel Moderator+
Fran Hildwine, BS, NRP
AHA Training Center Program Coordinator
Nemours, A.I. duPont Hospital for Children
Panelist
Christine Bailey
Clinical Nurse Educator
Neumours, AI DuPont Hospital for Children
Panelist
Grace Good
Simulation Educator
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Panelist
John Erbayri, MS, NRP, CHSE
Emergency Care Program Manager
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

  • Ability Level: Educator
  • Super Session
  • Room: Chesapeake DEF
Dwight D. Eisenhower said, “In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.”. Today's fire-based EMS environment demands that supervisors, managers, and leaders plan for all-hazards incidents. Events dictate that systems provide resources for active violent incidents, community health programs and to maintain...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker+
Michael McAdams
Program Manager, Planning & Organization
Maryland National Capital Emergency Response System
Speaker
Phil Raum
Program Manager Training & Exercise
Maryland National Capital Region Emergency Response System
  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Super Session
  • Room: Chesapeake 4-6
Suction, BVM, Intubation. Done. Airway Managed. Right? Come learn a refreshing new approach to airway management. This pael will encourage you to assume nothing, question everything, throw lots of things out of your airway bag and learn new solutions to the important oxygenation/ventilation physiology needs of your patients.This dynamic discussion will...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Panel Moderator
Jeffrey M. Goodloe, MD, NRP, FACEP, FAEMS
Medical Director, Medical Control Board
EMS System for Metropolitan Oklahoma City and Tulsa
Panelist
Curtis Knoles, MD, FAAP
Assistant Medical Director
Medical Control Board, EMS System for Metropolitan Oklahoma City and Tulsa
Panelist
David Howerton
Director of Clinical Affairs - Western Division
Office of the Medical Director, EMS System for Metropolitan Oklahoma City and Tulsa

  • Ability Level: Advanced
  • Super Session
  • Room: National Harbor 2
Come hear experts in resuscitation science discuss the physiology of CPR and introduce the latest addition to the bundles of cardiac arrest care: Head Up CPR. They will explain how and why Head Up CPR works, the do’s and don’ts of Head UP CPR implementation, best practices for performing Head...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Panel Moderator
Keith Lurie
MD
Minnesota Resuscitation Solutions
Panelist
Joe Holley, MD, FACEP
EMS Medical Director
Memphis Fire Department & Paragon Medical Education Group
Panelist
Kenneth Scheppke, MD
EMS Medical Director, Palm Beach County, Boynton Beach and West Palm Beach Fire Rescue Departments (FL)
Chair, Palm Beach County EMS Medical Directors Association
Panelist
Michael Jacobs, EMT-P
Paramedic/Manager, Specialty Systems of Care
Alameda County EMS
Panelist
Sean Grayson, MS, EFO, CFO, MIFIReE
Fire Chief
Rialto Fire Department

  • Ability Level: Basic
  • Super Session
  • Room: National Harbor 10
Your safety and effectiveness at every emergency scene hinges on one major factor: your ability to “read” the situation and reach into your toolbag for the most appropriate interpersonal communication methods needed at that moment. People succeed (and fail) at talking to strangers in crisis all the time. Beyond the...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Kate Dernocoeur, WEMT, FFI&II, MFA
Writer
WinInk

  • Ability Level: Basic
  • Super Session
  • Room: National Harbor 3
Along each of our journeys in life, we tend to gravitate towards something that we can put our entire heart and soul into with a calling to serve others. This is the greatest gift we could give one another. During this lecture, Ryan “Birdman” Parrott, Former Navy SEAL will lead...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Ryan "Birdman" Parrott
Former Navy Seal, Founder/President
Sons of the Flag
  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Super Session
  • Room: National Harbor 6 & 7
Assault and violence events happen frequently in the prehospital setting. Join Joe Zalkin as he presents the North Carolina State Office of EMS and NC Consortium Against Responder Violence  two-year journey to survey responders of their perception of these events, create of a web reporting portal for actual and near...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Panel Moderator+
Joseph Zalkin, BSHS-EMC, Paramedic
Executive Director
Wake County EMS Foundation
Panelist
Donald Garner Jr., BAS, NRP
Deputy Director
Wake County EMS
Panelist
Jennifer Wilson, BA, EMT-B
Director
UNC Chapel Hill - EMSPIC
  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Super Session

Thursday, February 21, 5:15 PM - 7:30 PM

  • Room: Potomac Ballroom AB
The JEMS Games Final Competition is a 20-minute, scenario-based event that tests each finalist teams’ ability to manage multiple patients with varying illnesses or injuries in front of a large audience of their peers. The Final Competition focuses on each team’s ability to work as a team; gain control of...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Edward Dickinson, MD, NRP, FACEP
Professor of Emergency Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  • Ability Level: Basic
  • JEMS Games

Friday, February 22, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

  • Room: Maryland Ballroom A
Enhance your EMS Today|The JEMS Conference experience - add a breakfast roundtable to your registration! Each roundtable focuses on an industry hot topic and provides attendees the opportunity to discuss challenges and share best practices over breakfast in an informal setting. Select 1 topic to register for your seat at that...  read more...
  • Breakfast

Friday, February 22, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room: Maryland Ballroom C
The Major Metropolitan EMS Medical Directors Consortium (“EAGLES”) panelists are some of the nation's most influential medical directors. In this super session. they will present new trends and controversies in prehospital medicine and allow plenty of time for interactive audience Q & A....
Speaker(s)
Panel Moderator
Paul E. Pepe, MD, MPH, FACEP, MACP, MCCM, FAEMS
University of Texas SW Medical Center Dallas EMS/Public Safety Medical Director, Dallas County (TX)
Coordinator, Metropolitan EMS Medical Directors Coalition
Panelist
Andrew M. McCoy, MD, MS
Dept. of Emergency Medicine, University of Washington
Shoreline Fire Dept., American Medical Response Puget Sound Operations
Panelist
Ed Racht, MD
Chief Medical Officer, American Medical Response
Associate Medical Officer, Evolution Health
Panelist
James Augustine, MD, FACEP
Chairman, National Clinical Governance Board
USACS
Panelist
Jeffrey M. Goodloe, MD, NRP, FACEP, FAEMS
Medical Director, Medical Control Board
EMS System for Metropolitan Oklahoma City and Tulsa
Panelist
Kenneth Scheppke, MD
EMS Medical Director, Palm Beach County, Boynton Beach and West Palm Beach Fire Rescue Departments (FL)
Chair, Palm Beach County EMS Medical Directors Association
Panelist
Michael Levy, MD, FAEMS, FACEP, FACP
Medical Director, Anchorage Fire Department
Chief Medical Adviser, Stryker Physio-Control
Panelist
Paul Banerjee, DO
Medical Director
Polk County Fire Rescue
  • Ability Level: Advanced
  • Special Session

Friday, February 22, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room: Chesapeake DEF
The reverse specialty center is another tool in the triad of “right place, in the right time, and for the right care”. Since the creation of formal EMS systems and agencies, the identification of special emergencies and the need for regionalization of care drove the rise of specialty referral centers...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker+
Roger Stone, MD, MS, FACEP, FAAEM, FAEMS
Medical Director, Montgomery County MD Fire Rescue
Faculty, Univ of MD School of Medicine, Emergency Medicine MIEMSS Region V Regional Med Director
Speaker
Alan Butsch, M.A., NRP
Battalion Chief
Montgomery County (MD) Fire & Rescue Service
  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 11
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI’s) account for approximately 2.5 million annual ED visits. Of these, many patients leave with lifelong disabilities, and, sadly, more than 50,000 don’t leave at all. This represents 33% of all injury-related deaths. Rommie Duckworth will teach you how your assessment and emergency you provide in the...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker+
Rommie Duckworth, BS, LP
Captain
Ridgefield (CT) Fire Department

  • Ability Level: Advanced
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: Chesapeake 1-3
A student seems burned out with school, the program, and life; what on earth are you going to do? Have you noticed your staff and cohorts are not interacting with the students and each other like they once did? Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought “Do I...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Kirk Mittelman, M.E.d., NRP
Founder
Mt Nebo Training
Speaker
Margaret Mittelman, M.E.d., NRP
Professor
Utah Valley University

  • Ability Level: Educator
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 12
With an ever changing healthcare landscape, EMS delivery has gained new prominence in the minds of health system leaders. The once vendor relationship is slowly transforming to one of a partner as EMS touch with the community becomes a valuable asset to hospitals and health systems. This interactive discussion will...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Brenden Hayden
System Vice President of EMS
Steward Health Care System
Speaker
Ronald Audette
EMS Manager
Steward- St. Anne's Hospital
  • Ability Level: Management
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: Chesapeake GHI
Follow a fire department's implementation of an ALS clinical checklist program and learn firsthand how clinical care improved. Topics discussed will include the trials and tribulation involving implementation of a practice changing program, key performance indicators, and data support tools. Participants will leave motivated to take the skills they've learned...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Rich Campbell
Medical Director
South County Fire and Rescue Mukilteo Fire Department
  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: Chesapeake 7-9
Emergency personnel are currently trained in the provision of emergent patient care. But moving into home care practices presents many different issues, responsibilities and the need for specialized training. Come hear infection control expert Katherine West discuss the important aspects of home care of indwelling devices; careful trach and ostomy...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Katherine West, RN, BSN, MSed
Infection Control Consultant
Infection Control Emerging Concepts
  • Ability Level: Basic
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 4
This presentation will walk the audience through a soup to nuts explanation of the new NFPA 451. It will begin with what is required of an agency that would like to start a community healthcare program and review the components needed to make it happen. The material in the program will be influenced...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
John Montes, NREMT
Emergency Services Specialist
NFPA
  • Ability Level: Management
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 13
CPAP, BiPAP and High Flow Nasal Cannula (HFNC) are all Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV) tools that save lives. This presentation will provide a history of NIV, overview various NIV tools, patient selection criteria, standards of care, assessment, application in the field and transition of care to the ED. Disposable CPAP devices,...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Mike McEvoy, PhD, NRP, RN, CCRN
EMS Coordinator
Saratoga County, New York; EMS Technical Editor, Fire Engineering

  • Ability Level: Advanced
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 10
Everyone says that they want to improve outcomes and save more lives in their EMS system. So why isn’t the change happening in your community? To improve survival where historical outcomes have been poor requires a different process, one of radical innovation. Innovation sent a man to the moon, put...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Sean Grayson, MS, EFO, CFO, MIFIReE
Fire Chief
Rialto Fire Department
  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Room: National Harbor 2
When prehospital management of suspected spinal trauma victims began to shift away from the use of the long backboard, were you skeptical? Having suffered a near-fatal cervical spine fracture himself, David was greatly distressed when his agency announced that the backboard was being removed from the spinal trauma protocol. He...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
David Dalton, BS, EMT-P
Captain
St. Charles County Ambulance District

  • Ability Level: Basic
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 5
What makes all the difference when facing the adversity and PTSD that life has handed you is how you choose to react to it. Stefanie Miller, A-EMCA, an Ontario, Canada, paramedic, wore a “mask” because she was afraid of what others would think. The stigma was holding her back. after...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Stefanie Miller, A-EMCA
Owner/CEO, Stefanie Speaks
Paramedic, BRANT/Brantford Paramedic Service/ Stefanie SPEAKS
  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: Chesapeake ABC
As a 28-year veteran of the Chicago Fire Department Chief Sommer takes you through the streets of Chicago. She will share her experiences with you while working on some of the country's busiest ambulances in the toughest neighborhoods. Learn what experiences shaped her career path from a candidate straight out of...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Deborah Sommer
Assistant Deputy Chief Paramedic
Chicago Fire Dept.
  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: Chesapeake 4-6
Cars have changed significantly since the early 20th century. From hybrid vehicles, to SRS systems, to airbag locations, many of these changes are done in the name of efficiency.... but as a rescuer, they can pose some serious risks to you. Even if your agency doesn't perform the actual disentanglement,...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Dan Greenhaus, BS, NREMT
Firefighter / EMS Instructor
Emergency Services Educators & Consultants; Wake New Hope Fire Department
  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 3
Pediatric bones break in a different manner  than adult bones. Lisa Drago will discuss common pediatric fracture patterns and red flags for fractures that may signal child abuse to you. Treating fracture pain in the midst of an opioid epidemic can be challenging. Lisa will also present alternative ways to...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Lisa Drago, DO, FAAP
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University/ Cooper University Hospital

  • Ability Level: Basic
  • Individual Presentation Session

Friday, February 22, 9:01 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room: National Harbor 6 & 7
This will introduce you to the vast experience and lessons learned from years of experience in Israeli EMS response to hundreds of terror related MCI's. Dovie Maisel will discuss critically important aspects of staging, incident command, triage, safety measures, and unsecure scene medical response. He will teach you how to...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Dovie Maisel, EMT-P
Senior Vice President International Operations
United Hatzalah/United Rescue

  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Individual Presentation Session

Friday, February 22, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Room: National Harbor 3
When you transferred care of your six-year-old patient to the ED staff, you had a weird feeling that the story was not correct. But you didn’t tell anyone. You think to yourself, “Was it abuse?” “Should I have called child protection?” “Something was not right.” Being an advocate for a...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Derrick Jacobus, MA, FP-C, NREMT
Flight Paramedic/Detective
MidAtlantic Medevac

  • Ability Level: Basic
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 6 & 7
In light of recent incidents around the world involving chemical and nerve agents, this presentation will discuss current trends and important information needed by responders to properly recognize, respond, and treat patients in these environs. Updates to patient care and clinical implications will also be identified. ...
Speaker(s)
Speaker+
Randy G. Stair, MA, BSN, RN, NRP
Supervisory Emergency Services Specialist
United States Secret Service
Speaker
Mark Kirk, MD
Director, Chemical Defense
DHS Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction

  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: Chesapeake 4-6
Pinned in a car for 1 hour, trapped in a building collapse for 6 hours, or immobile in a rescue harness for 10 minutes. Each of these patients may be experiencing different, but deadly aspects of crush injury, crush syndrome, rhabdomyolysis or suspension trauma. Why are some victims okay when...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Rommie Duckworth, BS, LP
Captain
Ridgefield (CT) Fire Department
  • Ability Level: Advanced
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 4
This will give fire service training officers, and company level officers the tools needed to create a competent and enthusiastic environment during EMS responses. Brian Pond will present training evolution that can be used throughout the year with both career staffing and volunteer firefighters. Attendees will learn new drills that...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Brian Pond, EMT-Paramedic I/C
Training Officer
Standish (ME) Fire/EMS

  • Ability Level: Educator
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 5
The attendee will have exposure to the basic explosives used in terrorist events in the past and present. The focus will be on some commercial explosives as well as homemade explosives. Detonation velocities will be discussed as it pertains to the various explosives used today. Other factors such as confinement,...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Jarred Alden, M.A., NRP
Lieutenant
The Akron Fire Department

  • Ability Level: Basic
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 13
Come learn how Polk County (FL) Fire Rescue redesigned their pediatric and neonatal resuscitation practices and went from 0% resuscitations to an amazing 35% survival-to-discharge. This session will detail how they achieved this great success and illustrate why post–cardiac arrest care should focus on maintenance of adequate oxygen delivery, provision...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker+
Paul Banerjee, DO
Medical Director
Polk County Fire Rescue
Speaker
Raf Vittone
Deputy Chief Emergency Services
Polk County Fire Rescue

  • Ability Level: Advanced
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: Chesapeake 1-3
Airway trainers can be beyond your current budget capacity. Manikin heads are used to exhaustion. And, once you intubate a manikin, it's difficult to create additional airway management experience with it. In this informative and innovative presentation, Matthew Philbrick will show you how to build two different, inexpensive airway trainers: A surgical...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Matthew Philbrick, BS, AS, FP-C, CCEMTP
Medical Operations Manager
Mercy Flights, Inc.

  • Ability Level: Educator
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 10
Human Factors Psychology is the science of optimizing human performance and minimizing error. We are now collecting and analyzing vast amounts of data. So how do we optimize human well being and overall system performance? Human Factors help you understand interactions among humans and other elements of the system. This...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Shaughn Maxwell, EMT-P, BS
Deputy Chief EMS
South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue
  • Ability Level: Advanced
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: Chesapeake DEF
There are over 20 million victims of human trafficing, often forced into slave labor or into sexual exploitation. Reponders routinely have contact with these victims and often do not recognize the signs of human trafficking, how to report it, record it, and take action. The speakers will look at the...  read more...
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Speaker
Michele Sorrell, MSN, SANA-A
Forensic Nurse Program Manager
Cleveland Clinic
Speaker
Thomas Beers
EMS Manager
Cleveland Clinic
  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 2
The incidence of two specific Cerebrovascular Injuries are increasing, blunt cerebrovascular injury and subdural hematomas. Both can be life threatening and both mimic other benign conditions. Attendees will be presented with cases with a thorough discussion of the anatomy and pathophysiology, as well as prehospital and in-hospital management....
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Robert Curran
Injury Prevention and Trauma Outreach Coordinator
NYP/Cornell Department of Trauma

  • Ability Level: Basic
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: Chesapeake 7-9
For many fire agencies, EMS represents most of their response volume. Changes in stakeholder expectations for how EMS will demonstrate value provide an exceptional opportunity for entrepreneurial fire service leaders to capitalize on the EMS 3.0 transformation. Las Vegas Fire Rescue, Baltimore City and Montgomery County Fire Departments are exceptional...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Moderator
Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, NREMT
Chief Strategic Integration Officer
MedStar Mobile Healthcare
Speaker
Alan Butsch, M.A., NRP
Battalion Chief
Montgomery County (MD) Fire & Rescue Service
Speaker
Mark R. Fletcher, NRP
Deputy Chief
Baltimore City Fire Department
Speaker
Sarah McCrea, EMTP
Assistant Fire Chief
Las Vegas Fire and Rescue
  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: Chesapeake ABC
This program is for all EMS leaders and EMS members interested in improving their communication skills to connect with their membership. This dynamic presentation will offer the Power and Pitfalls of effective EMS Officer management skills and provide real-world scenarios to enhance the subject matter. Utilizing an interactive exploration of...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Stephen Marsar, MA, EFO, CIC
Battalion Chief
Fire Department of New York
  • Ability Level: Management
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 11
Sepsis just means “infection” to many health care providers. Yet germs alone cannot be credited for the severe, multisystem organ failure that occurs with sepsis. This session explains what goes wrong in the human body that leads to sepsis, how commonly this occurs, why sepsis is so difficult to detect...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Mike McEvoy, PhD, NRP, RN, CCRN
EMS Coordinator
Saratoga County, New York; EMS Technical Editor, Fire Engineering

  • Ability Level: Basic
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: Chesapeake GHI
Tony Walker, ASM, Chief Executive Officer of Ambulance Victoria (AV) in Australia will present how his system redesigned its Clinical Response Model (CRM) and is now able to respond more quickly to patients across all priority levels as a result of changes to better assess, and meet, the individual needs...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Tony Walker, ASM
Chief Executive Officer
Ambulance Victoria
  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 12
It's often said that people don't quit their jobs...they quit their bosses! Bad coaching demotivates people, causes attrition and negative workplace behaviors. Good coaching helps build on the high degree of motivation that people already have. It can also build your team and help make your organization the place that...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Jonathan Politis, MPA, NRP
EMS Educator/Consultant/Paramedic
Jon Politis Emergency Services Education
  • Ability Level: Management
  • Individual Presentation Session

Friday, February 22, 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

  • Room: National Harbor 12
This session will enable you to gain insight into the everyday working environment and service provided by a progressive and innovative ambulance service from the United Kingdom. You’ll learn about their latest research projects, their coordinated response system and how incidents are managed ran from dispatch to discharge. ...
Speaker(s)
Speaker+
Ross Ludford
Clinical Operations Manager and Paramedic
East Midlands Ambulance Service
Speaker
James Harness
Paramedic
East Midlands Ambulance Service
Speaker
Ricky Harrison
Clinical Operations Manager
East Midlands Ambulance Service
Speaker
Rosie Sears
Paramedic
East Midlands Ambulance Service
  • Ability Level: Management
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 10
The Promoting Innovation in EMS (P.I.E.) project was a groundbreaking undertaking which assembled key emergency service industry leaders and external stakeholders to identify and break down barriers to EMS innovation. The report generated from this initiative contains exceptional insight into how to implement innovation in EMS and specifically addresses the...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker+
Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, NREMT
Chief Strategic Integration Officer
MedStar Mobile Healthcare
Speaker
Kevin Munjal, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Ability Level: Management
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 11
Many ground and helicopter emergency services still rely in crystalloids and colloids for trauma resuscitation. However, prehospital blood transfusions have been shown to help decrease mortality and blood transfusion requirements. Most prehospital and military blood transfusions are given as component therapy of red blood cells and/or fresh frozen plasma. Join...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker+
Andrew Fisher
Medical Student
Texas A&M College of Medicine

  • Ability Level: Advanced
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: Chesapeake 7-9
Audience is EMS and CP/MIH program leadership that have an interest in working, partnering and collaborating with Hospitals, ACOs, MCOs and Health Benefits Advisors. This session will help you understand how to discover the needs and pain points of hospitals, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Managed Care Organizations (MCOs). You...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Charles Blankenship, FACPE, MBA, CCEMTP
Manager, System EMS Transport
Mission Health
  • Ability Level: Management
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 13
Caring for a critically ill infant who may have congenital heart disease can be an extremely stressful experience. This insightful lecture uses a simple approach, similar to the pediatric assessment triangle, to help providers distinguish cardiac from noncardiac causes in acutely ill infants. You will leave this session much more...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Lisa Drago, DO, FAAP
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University/ Cooper University Hospital

  • Ability Level: Advanced
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 6 & 7
Mass gatherings pose potential threats to the community that can overwhelm a 911 and healthcare system. This presentation will review national events and apply a lessons-learned approach to better understand each threat. It will discuss the planning principles required to mitigate those threats including engaging your law enforcement and healthcare...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Andrew Maurano, PA-C
Director of Event Medicine, Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
The George Washington University

  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Room: Chesapeake 4-6
The presentation will outline the actions and lessons learned during the consolidation of the EMS and Fire Departments in the City of Pearland (TX) into the Pearland Fire Dept. In 2013, accomplished through the Fire Marshal’s Office, the Office of Emergency Management and the City of Pearland Code & Health...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Jason Jackson
Assistant Chief
Pearland Fire Department
  • Ability Level: Management
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 5
Come learn how the positive traits of a leader are often defined by their values, passion for what they do, and their ability to “see” things that others don't. Rick Lasky will show you how those that lack an understanding of EMS view it as a burden while those who...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Rick Lasky
Fire Chief (ret.)
Lewisville (TX) Fire Department
  • Ability Level: Management
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: Chesapeake GHI
Tony Walker, ASM, Chief Executive Officer of Ambulance Victoria in Australia will detail how Ambulance Victoria, which for years, accepted that injury, including psychological injury, was just part of the job for their personnel, developed and implemented a comprehensive program to improve the mental health and wellbeing of their staff...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Tony Walker, ASM
Chief Executive Officer
Ambulance Victoria
  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: Chesapeake 1-3
America is aging, with the number of older Americans expected to double, to 72.1 million by 2030. By 2050, people over 65 will represent more than 20 percent of the population, up from 15 percent today. This will have significant impact on EMS agencies because many ofhese patients will present...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Raphael Barishansky, MPH, MS, CPM
Deputy Secretary of Health
Pennsylvania Department of Health
  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 3
We know early acquisition and interpretation of 12 lead ECGs are key to effective treatment of patients with STEMI, but are we identifying all of the patients who should be evaluated with a 12 lead? Can 12 lead ECGs be effectively acquired by BLS providers? The answer is YES.This energetic...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Rommie Duckworth, BS, LP
Captain
Ridgefield (CT) Fire Department

  • Ability Level: Basic
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: Chesapeake ABC
Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that arises when the body's response to infection causes injury to its own tissues and organs. Common signs and symptoms include fever, increased heart rate, increased breathing rate, and confusion.  In the very young, old, and people with a weakened immune system, there may be no symptoms of a specific infection and the body...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker+
Paul Banerjee, DO
Medical Director
Polk County Fire Rescue
Speaker
Curtis Knoles, MD, FAAP
Assistant Medical Director
Medical Control Board, EMS System for Metropolitan Oklahoma City and Tulsa
Speaker
Mark Piehl, MD, MPH
Pediatric Intensivist
WakeMed Children's Hospital
  • Ability Level: Advanced
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: Chesapeake DEF
One of the most difficult patients we encounter is the mental health patient. Now with so many inpatient mental health programs eliminated, seriously ill patients are left in the community often without viable treatment options. This puts EMS “in the middle”, and in some cases, “between a rock and a...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker+
Steve Wirth, Esq., EMT-P
Attorney at Law
Page, Wolfberg & Wirth LLC
Speaker
Pat Songer, NREMT-P, BS, FACPE
Senior Vice President
Ready Responders
  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 2
Vasopressors have been used for decades to treat hypotension, often with life-saving results, but sometimes with serious adverse effects. This session will review modern day vasopressor infusion, oral and push dose pressors, their indications, actions, administration pearls, monitoring, pharmacokinetics and adverse effects. Mike McEvoy will present everything you always wanted...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Mike McEvoy, PhD, NRP, RN, CCRN
EMS Coordinator
Saratoga County, New York; EMS Technical Editor, Fire Engineering

  • Ability Level: Advanced
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: National Harbor 4
Seconds count. Exsanguination is still the leading cause of prehospital death in the United States. Warm Zone trauma care is not just scenes of mass violence. It applies to our daily operations on any call with violence and to accidental trauma as well. Hemorrhage control requires speed, technique, and aggressiveness...  read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Chris Lorenz
Deputy Fire Marshal/SWAT Medic
Central Pierce Fire & Rescue
  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Individual Presentation Session

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