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Serving the emergency services community, EMS Today provides professionals with a valuable
combination of progressive education, developed by industry experts and JEMS contributors,
and the latest equipment from leading manufacturers.  Emergency services personnel rely on
EMS Today to help develop their careers, create networking opportunities and provide an environment
where camaraderie, pride of service and dedication to saving lives is celebrated.

8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Format: Preconference Course (4 or 8 hour Course)

The 2nd edition of Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) teaches EMS practitioners at all levels how to respond to and care for patients in a civilian tactical environment. The course includes lessons for each component of the MARCH assessment;  read more...


8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Format: Preconference Course (4 or 8 hour Course)

Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC) focuses on critical pediatric physiology, illnesses, injuries, and interventions to help EMS practitioners provide the best treatment in the field for sick and injured children. The course stresses critical thinking skills to help practitioners make the best  read more...


8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Format: Preconference Course (4 or 8 hour Course)

To assist organizations in preparing employees for responsibility as supervisors and managers, Keavney and Streger, in cooperation with industry leaders, has developed the Leadership Enhancement and Development (LEAD) Program. This program is designed to give new and experienced leaders real-world tools  read more...

Speaker
Margaret Keavney
Attorney
Keavney & Streger, LLC
United States
Speaker
Matthew Streger, Esq., MPA, NRP
Partner
Keavney & Streger, LLC
United States
Speaker
Michelle Kobayashi
Administrative Director of EMS and Emergency Community Operations
Hackensack University Medical Center
United States
Speaker
Robert Luckritz
Vice President, Operations
Jersey City Medical Center
United States

8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Format: Preconference Course (4 or 8 hour Course)



This new course is designed to provide EMS practitioners with the tools they need to help reduce the psychological toll on a patient during a medical emergency. It features scenario-based interactives and lectures. Designed for EMS practitioners at all  read more...


8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Format: Preconference Course (4 or 8 hour Course)

The target audience for this program is EMS providers of all types/levels/certifications as well as any other clinical personnel who may be exposed to patients with high-consequence communicable diseases. The course aims to increase awareness about standard  read more...

Speaker
Alexander Isakov
Professor of Emergency Medicine
Director, Section of Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
United States
Speaker
Ben Tysor
Fire Apparatus Engineer / EMS Quality Assurance
City of Omaha Fire Department
United States
Speaker
Gary Hecker
RN, CCRN, AEMT-CC, CIC
Lindenwood Volunteer Ambulance Corps., Baldwin Fire Department
United States
Speaker
Wade Miles
Special Operations Biosafety Transport Team Leader
Grady EMS
United States

8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Format: Preconference Course (4 or 8 hour Course)



The 2nd edition of Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) teaches EMS practitioners at all levels how to respond to and care for patients in a civilian tactical environment. The course includes lessons for each component of the  read more...


8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC) focuses on critical pediatric physiology, illnesses, injuries, and interventions to help EMS practitioners provide the best treatment in the field for sick and injured children. The course stresses critical thinking skills to help practitioners make  read more...


8:00 AM-5:00 PM

The goal of the symposium is to bring together a collection of seasoned professionals to speak to the issues that responders encounter when deploying to these types of events and helping them be better prepared for the completion of the mission. There  read more...

Moderator
Richard W. Patrick
Chief
Director, National Fire Programs Directorate U. S. Fire Administration
United States
Speaker
Edward Kelly
General Secretary-Treasurer
International Association of Firefighters
United States
Speaker
Joseph "Jay" Martin, S&T
Principal Director
Department of Homeland Security and Technology Directorate
United States
Speaker
Mitchell Moriber
Chairman, Catastrophic Guidelines & Triage Committee, Chairman, Taylor County Local Emergency Planning Committee
Medical Director, EMS/Fire/Education, Secretary, Disaster Section, ACEP
United States
Speaker
Richard C. Hunt, MD, FACEP
Senior Medical Advisor, National Healthcare Preparedness Programs Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
United States Department of Health and Human Services
United States

1:00 PM-5:00 PM

Developing quality written test items and administering practical skills exams can



challenge the best of instructors. This workshop will walk you through developing



test items that allow you to assess your students’ level of  read more...

Speaker
Greg Applegate
Chief Science Officer
National Registry of EMTs
United States

8:00 AM-9:30 AM
Room: Ballroom B&C

OPENING CEREMONIES & KEYNOTE SESSION



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Speaker
Rommie Duckworth
Captain / EMS Coordinator
Ridgefield (CT) Fire Department
United States

10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Format: Individual Presentation

We have seen fire, rain, and flooding. We hone our response based on years of records and new technologies. But, fire and rain have predictive values. Not so a catastrophic biologic event. We have developed vaccines for some of the most infectious agents, but each  read more...

Speaker+
Mitchell Moriber
Chairman, Catastrophic Guidelines & Triage Committee, Chairman, Taylor County Local Emergency Planning Committee
Medical Director, EMS/Fire/Education, Secretary, Disaster Section, ACEP
United States
Speaker
Michael Lambert
Homeland Security Planner, Hospital Emergency Response Trainer.
Galveston County Texas OEM
United States
Speaker
Mike Megna
Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator, Blanco County, Texas
Blanco County Texas OEM
United States
Speaker
Mike Beimer
Board Member
Hardeman County Memorial Hospital District
United States

10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Format: Individual Presentation

The medical examiner/coroner focuses on preserving the evidence while you are bound to preserving life. When should attempts at resuscitation be avoided, and how can EMS develop an effective working relationship with the medical examiner and law enforcement to protect the integrity of the scene  read more...

Speaker
Steve Berry
Paramedic
I'M NOT AN AMBULANCE DRIVER
United States

10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Format: Individual Presentation

Every day, EMS students leave our classes “entry level competent,” and although we routinely accept that standard for testing purposes, far too often employers are unaware and unprepared to recognize the limitations inherent in that level of training. Right or wrong, new graduates are being  read more...

Speaker
Dan Batsie
Chief of EMS
Vermont Department of Health
United States

10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Performance measures drive practice, protocols, spending, and behaviors across healthcare.  The EMS Compass measures were released in 2016 to help EMS agencies and regulators to use their data to measure and improve patient care.  The National EMS Quality Alliance (NEMSQA) picked up where the EMS Compass project left off,  read more...

Speaker
Jonathan Washko, MBA, FACPE, NRP, AEMD
Assistant Vice President of Operations
Northwell Center for EMS
United States
Speaker
Michael Redlener
MD, FAEMS, Vice President - National EMS Quality Alliance and Chair - Quality and Safety Committee, National Association of EMS Physicians
Mount Sinai Health System
United States

10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Format: Individual Presentation

This program is for EMS providers of all types/levels/certifications who may be exposed to patients with high-consequence communicable diseases. The course aims to increase awareness about standard and transmission-based infection-control practices and considers current high-consequence infectious diseases like MERS (Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome), novel influenza  read more...

Speaker
Alexander Isakov
Professor of Emergency Medicine
Director, Section of Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
United States

10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Format: Individual Presentation
This program is for all EMS leaders and EMS members interested in improving their communication skills to connect with their membership. This dynamic presentation covers the power and pitfalls of effective EMS officer management and leadership skills and provides actual scenarios to enhance the subject matter.  read more...
Speaker
Stephen Marsar, MA, EFO, CIC
Battalion Chief, FDNY
Fire Department of New York
United States

10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Format: Individual Presentation

Trauma care is in a constant state of flux. In this presentation, Dr. Bledsoe will review the current science, or lack thereof, of trauma care practices in 2020. This will include a look at evolving trends and interventions that may ultimately help to improve trauma  read more...

Speaker
Bryan Bledsoe, DO, FACEP, FAEMS
Professor, Emergency Medicine
UNLV School of Medicine
United States

10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Format: Individual Presentation

A systematic review of the current best practices in the transportation of the sick and injured pediatric patient: current research and accepted best practices for transportation of the sick and injured child in an ambulance, current crash-testing requirements, and kinematics of  read more...

Speaker
Roger Smith
EMS Coordinator
The Children's Hospital at OUMI
United States

10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Format: Individual Presentation

This presentation reviews new and recent evidence on penetrating trauma in children with a focus on practical applications for EMS professionals at the scene of injury. Patterns of injury and prediction of life-threatening injuries are reviewed to help prehospital providers know  read more...

Speaker+
Joseph Kelly
Presenter
Children's Hospital of Colorado
United States
Speaker
Jennifer Anders
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician; Associate Pediatric Medical Director, Maryland EMS
Johns Hopkins University and Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems
United States

10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Format: Individual Presentation

Not every EMS agency does or should include rapid sequence intubation (RSI) in its airway management strategies, but those that do should rely on the available medical science to determine which paralytic is the preferred agent for initial airway management. Which agent is most likely  read more...

Speaker
John Freese, MD
EMS Medical Director - Frisbie Memorial Hospital
Fire Department of New York
United States

11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Format: Individual Presentation

As a first responder, we often don’t know we are at a crime scene until we are in it. To better understand what to do or not to do at a crime scene, we need to better understand the roles of all the emergency services  read more...

Speaker
Douglas Wildermuth
BS, NRP, NY Paramedic CIC, NYSP Sergeant
E5 Support Services
United States

11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Format: Individual Presentation

Attendees are introduced to extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and its broad applications. It is a well-established therapy, and its use is becoming more widespread. Most tertiary facilities have ECMO programs and capability. EMS personnel could be called on to transport these critically ill patients, and  read more...

Speaker
Timothy Misselbeck
Chief, Section of Adult Cardiac Surgery
Lehigh Valley Health Network
United States

11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Format: Individual Presentation

This interactive presentation looks at the impact and influence of Baby Boomers through Generation Z on EMS--how we think, act, and engage in the process of EMS from a generational perspective. This approach will assist us in interacting with other generations and in assessing the  read more...

Speaker
Walt Stoy, PhD, EMT-P
Professor, University of Pittsburgh
University of Pittsburgh
United States

11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Format: Individual Presentation

The Florida Bureau of Emergency Medical Oversight and the Florida Ambulance Association discuss their disaster response agreement and the implementation challenges of the plan and the lessons learned from Hurricane Michael in 2018. Everything from deployment planning to cost reimbursement for services rendered is covered.  read more...

Speaker+
John Peterson
Chief Operating Officer
Sunstar Paramedics
United States
Speaker
Alan Skavroneck
Vice President & COO
Ambitrans Medical Transport
United States
Speaker
Alissa Garcia
Chief Financial Officer
National Health Transport
United States
Speaker
Holly Martin
Billing Manager
Nature Coast EMS
United States
Speaker
Steve McCoy
Emergency Medical Services Administrator
Florida Bureau of Emergency Medical Oversight
United States
Speaker
Terence Ramotar
Regional Director
American Medical Response (AMR)
United States

11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Format: Individual Presentation

Sepsis is an emergent medical condition that kills more people annually than prostate cancer, breast cancer, and AIDS combined. For every two heart attack patients cared for by EMS, five patients are hospitalized by sepsis. EMS transports 60 percent of patients with severe sepsis arriving  read more...

Speaker
Rommie Duckworth
Captain / EMS Coordinator
Ridgefield (CT) Fire Department
United States

11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Format: Individual Presentation

We're listening! The National Registry of EMTs is looking to the future as it celebrates its 50th anniversary. That starts by hearing what you have to say. We want to hear your suggestions, your arguments, your complaints, and anything that will help you and help  read more...

Speaker
Bill Seifarth
Executive Director
National Registry of EMTs
United States

11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Format: Individual Presentation

Home or public playgrounds are supposed to be happy fun places for children; unfortunately, many children are injured or killed in these areas each year. This program looks at the playground from a safety/prevention aspect. Participants are given a playground safety report card for assessing  read more...

Speaker
Shaun Fix
NRP, PMD
Emergency Medical Consultants, Inc. / Boca Raton Fire Department (Ret.)
United States

11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Format: Individual Presentation
This class will discuss prehospital blood  read more...
Speaker
Lance Stuke
MD, MPH, FACS, Program Director
LSU Department of Surgery , New Orleans, LA
United States

11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Format: Individual Presentation

Exposure to traumatic events has cost the careers of many emergency services personnel. Severe stress touches one's soul, and it can leave permanent damage both physically and emotionally. Marriages, relationships, and the children of emergency personnel all suffer, as does their job performance and self-confidence.  read more...

Speaker
Jeffrey Mitchell
Clinical Professor of Emergency Health Services
Department of Emergency Health Services, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
United States

11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Format: Individual Presentation

This fast-paced lecture addresses the actions to take in the first 30 minutes to ensure you gain control of the EMS components, delegate responsibilities, ensure crew and patient safety, rapidly establish priority areas, and get transportation of patients underway within five minutes  read more...

Speaker
A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P
Editor-in-Chief, JEMS
Clarion Events
United States

2:30 PM-3:30 PM
Format: Individual Presentation
The objective is to enlighten participants in current and future expectations of EMS education at all levels. In these times of ever-changing numbers of individuals seeking to join the EMS workforce, it is of utmost importance that we continue to explore educational methods of providing primary  read more...
Speaker
Walt Stoy, PhD, EMT-P
Professor, University of Pittsburgh
University of Pittsburgh
United States

2:30 PM-3:30 PM
Format: Individual Presentation

Not only is the field of medicine changing rapidly, but also is our ability to continuously meet the physical and mental demands it places on our bodies. Techniques you can use to stay healthy in this unforgiving profession of prehospital care are explored along with  read more...

Speaker
Steve Berry
Paramedic
I'M NOT AN AMBULANCE DRIVER
United States

2:30 PM-3:30 PM
Format: Individual Presentation

A street/highway driving evaluation is a simple, yet effective, tool for coaching EMS vehicle operators. This seminar helps you identify and address behind-the-wheel safety concerns using data captured within your EMS agency.  read more...

Speaker
Justin M. Eberly, MPA, CTO, EMT
Education Specialist
VFIS
United States

2:30 PM-3:30 PM
Format: Individual Presentation

You joined for the excitement, but the complaining makes you want to pull your hair out! Have you ever wondered why members quit or why no one wants to hang out at the station any longer? Maybe they are tired of listening to all of  read more...

Speaker
Bradley Pinsky
Attorney at Law/Fire Chief (Ret.)
Attorney, Pinsky Law Group, PLLC, Chief (Ret), Manlius Fire Department
United States

2:30 PM-3:30 PM
Format: Individual Presentation

The focus is on the importance of customer service in the EMS arena. You will come away with tips for increasing customer service in your interactions with patients and the public.   read more...

Speaker
Lillian Bonsignore
Chief of EMS
FDNY
United States

2:30 PM-3:30 PM
Format: Individual Presentation

At any given time, roughly 15 to 20% of Americans have a diagnosable psychiatric disorder. Individuals with psychiatric disorders have an increased risk of both comorbid medical conditions and emergency room visits. Unfortunately, many are not receiving adequate psychiatric care, which means that EMS providers  read more...

Speaker
Drew Anderson
Associate Professor/ Behavioral Health Director, EMT
University at Albany-SUNY/ Delmar-Bethlehem EMS
United States

2:30 PM-3:30 PM
Format: Individual Presentation

Cardiac arrest survival, STEMI recognition, stroke hospital destination, sepsis fluids, response times--the list of items requiring performance improvement seems never ending and every increasing. Indeed, too often we in EMS work to solve all problems at once; it is like trying to boil the ocean.  read more...

Speaker
Brent Myers
Chief Medical Officer
ESO
United States
Speaker
Remle Crowe
Research Scientist
ESO
United States

2:30 PM-3:30 PM
Format: Individual Presentation

This lecture introduces EMS providers to the Integrated Model of Physiology (IMP), a simplified way to understand the physiology and interactions among perfusion, oxygenation, and ventilation. Much easier to understand than the conventional approach to critical care, the IMP helps providers  read more...

Speaker
Dan Davis
MD, Medical Director
Riverside County Fire Department/Mercy Air Medical Services
United States

2:30 PM-3:30 PM
Format: Individual Presentation

More than 15 years ago, Jim Page suggested a series of magazine articles that critically examined many long-held EMS practices and beliefs. This resulted in an eight-article magazine series and numerous lectures in which Dr. Bledsoe challenged some of the core dogma of EMS. Here, Dr.  read more...

Speaker
Bryan Bledsoe, DO, FACEP, FAEMS
Professor, Emergency Medicine
UNLV School of Medicine
United States

2:30 PM-3:30 PM
Format: Individual Presentation

We know you’re a good instructor, but how good are your test items? Quality test items will allow you to assess your students’ level of knowledge accurately. Come hear from the experts! In this session, Applegate teaches strategies for brainstorming and assessing test content, guidelines  read more...

Speaker
Greg Applegate
Chief Science Officer
National Registry of EMTs
United States

4:00 PM-5:00 PM

EMS Today invites all attendees along with other EMS researchers to present their EMS research at the EMS Today Poster Gallery. Poster presentations will be displayed in the exhibit hall during EMS Today 2020. Submissions will be judged by an expert panel from the International Prehospital Medicine Institute (IPMI); top  read more...


8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Format: Individual Presentation

Dr. Winckler discusses the regional deployment of prehospital whole blood and the region's entire plan on how to get Low Titer O+ Whole Blood to hospitals, ground EMS, and HEMS. This includes a discussion of how a new blood service line was created, how the  read more...

Speaker
C. J. Winckler
Assistant Clinical Professor UT Health SA
Deputy Medical Director San Antonio Fire Department
UT Health San Antonio
United States
Speaker
Julian Mapp
Assistant Professor, Department of Military and Emergency Medicine, USUHS
ISR
United States

8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Format: Individual Presentation

We often think that being situationally aware is simply a matter of seeing what is around you. In this presentation, Hunter reviews recent original research with paramedic students involving situational awareness. Discussion will focus on whether these paramedics are situationally aware and if not, why  read more...

Speaker
Justin Hunter
Paramedicine Program Director and Assistant Professor, OSU-OKC
Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma CityMonash UniversityNorman Regional Hospital/EMSStatEMS Success, IncNDMS OK-1 DMAT
United States

8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Format: Individual Presentation

Volunteer fire and EMS agencies are experiencing challenges with recruitment and retention of personnel. This lecture outlines how departments can successfully and cost effectively recruit and retain personnel. The lecture is based on a three-year doctoral study on retention and offers participants research-based/proven strategies to  read more...

Speaker
Candice McDonald
DBA, PIO, Firefighter, EMT
Success Up Life, LLC.
United States

8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Format: Individual Presentation

This wide-ranging journey through the Seattle/King County Medic One system highlights cases from the perspective of the call takers, emergency medical dispatchers, EMTs, paramedics, and physicians who make the system successful. This popular lecture series includes audio from 911 calls, dispatching best practices, communication between  read more...

Speaker
Andrew M. McCoy, MD, MS
Dept. of Emergency Medicine, University of Washington
Shoreline Fire Dept., American Medical Response Puget Sound Operations
United States

8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Format: Individual Presentation

Chronic kidney disease, especially end-stage renal disease, is a common problem EMS providers encounter. Although routine transfers to and from dialysis and encounters in the home can be relatively straightforward, some significant complications of dialysis can be life threatening. This presentation covers emergent and common  read more...

Speaker
William Ferguson, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine / Director of the Office of EMS/ Birmingham Regional EMS Medical Director
University of Alabama, Birmingham
United States

8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Format: Individual Presentation

Applying medical ethics to the dynamic situations frequently 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. The session starts  read more...

Speaker
Jared Ross, DO, FF/EMT-T
EMS Physician
TeamHealth
United States

8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Format: Individual Presentation

Caring for a pregnant patient requires a slightly different skill set and thought process than caring for a non-gravid patient. The fear of what will happen if something goes really wrong is in the back of every provider's mind. Preparation and knowledge are the best  read more...

Speaker
Mark Levine
Assistant Medical Director
St. Louis Fire Department
United States
Speaker
William Gilmore
Medical Director
St. Louis Fire Department
United States

8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Format: Individual Presentation

Tranexamic Acid (TXA) has received a great deal of attention as a potential prehospital treatment for noncompressible hemorrhage. This presentation discusses the conflicting evidence regarding the use of TXA in the field and the reasons for that conflict.  read more...

Speaker
Peter Pons, M.D., FACEP
Emergency Physician
Department of Emergency Medicine Denver Health, Professor Emeritus, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine
United States

8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Format: Individual Presentation

Who will be paying for your services tomorrow? How will they be paying? What will they be paying for? Tomorrow is here today. Payers are testing new economic models for “EMS” services, both traditional and EMS 3.0 Transformation services. Zavadsky has been on the bleeding  read more...

Speaker
Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, NREMT
Chief Strategic Integration Officer
MedStar Mobile Healthcare
United States

8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Format: Individual Presentation

In the United States, approximately 16,000 pediatric patients suffer cardiac arrest (CA) each year. A collective review of pediatric cases of CA published a decade ago reported a survival rate to discharge of 13%, with good neurologic outcome in 8% overall. Out-of-hospital pediatric cardiac survival  read more...

Speaker
Paul Banerjee, DO
Medical Director
Polk County Fire Rescue
United States

8:00 AM-10:00 AM

The purpose of this session, presented by Teleflex, is to provide a unique opportunity to review relevant anatomy associated  read more...

Speaker
Dan Smith, RN, BSN, CFRN, EMT-P
Teleflex
United States

9:30 AM-10:30 AM
Format: Individual Presentation

A practice-based discussion (not a journal club, don't worry!) of 10 papers that changed Dr. Jarvis’ EMS practice for 2020. These are papers, for good or bad, with which paramedics, system directors, educators, and medical directors should be familiar.  read more...

Speaker
Jeffrey Jarvis, MD, EMT-P
Medical Director
Williamson County EMS System
United States

9:30 AM-10:30 AM
Format: Individual Presentation

Dr. Dennis and Dr. Kramer discuss unique and complex trauma cases that will challenge your assessment skills and assist you in treating trauma patients in the future.  read more...

Speaker
Andrew Dennis, DO, FACS, FACOS
Chair, Division of Pre-Hosptial and Emergency Traumatology
Cook County Trauma & Burn Unit
United States
Speaker
Kristina Kramer
MD
Baystate Medical Center
United States

9:30 AM-10:30 AM

Recent studies of basic CPR have identified optimal ranges for chest compression rate (CCR) and also similar ranges for compression depth (CCD), often called the "sweet spots," both for CCR and for CCD. However, recognizing that variations in CCR can affect CCD--and vice versa--it begged  read more...

Speaker
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
United States

9:30 AM-10:30 AM
Format: Individual Presentation
Of all the emergent conditions the emergency care provider can face, none can strike fear or anxiety in the mind of the provider more than those that involve the head and the neck. This course discusses acute emergencies of the head and neck an emergency medical  read more...
Speaker
William Ferguson, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine / Director of the Office of EMS/ Birmingham Regional EMS Medical Director
University of Alabama, Birmingham
United States

9:30 AM-10:30 AM
Format: Individual Presentation

In more than 30 years as an EMS educator and a paramedic program director, Chapman has seen many students who could have been successful but, for various reasons, were not prepared academically or emotionally to complete the program of study. There are many online and live  read more...

Speaker
Greg Chapman, BS, RRT, REMT-P
Director, Center for Prehospital Medicine
Carolinas Medical Center, Atrium Health
United States

9:30 AM-10:30 AM
Format: Individual Presentation

Daniels is the father of a daughter who has been missing for five years. Most human trafficking presentations address only what human trafficking is, the ever-growing number of victims, and a few victims’ stories. Daniels’ presentation is unique in that he draws from and merges  read more...

Speaker
Rodney Daniels
Manager, Education Outreach/Ret. Chief
Waldorf University
United States

9:30 AM-10:30 AM
Format: Individual Presentation

Rational, well-planned, and well-thought-out strategic plans, with input from all levels of your EMS agency, can help make the future less frightening and put EMS agencies on the right road to success. Development of all the vital components of a strategic plan--a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses,  read more...

Speaker+
Raphael Barishansky, MPH, MS, CPM
Deputy Secretary of Health
Pennsylvania Department of Health
United States

9:30 AM-10:30 AM
Format: Individual Presentation



There are “difficult airways,” and there are seemingly “impossible airways.” This case-based class will use vivid examples (trauma, angioedema, etc.) of seemingly impossible airways and discuss strategies to overcome the profound challenges these situations  read more...

Speaker
Edward Dickinson, MD, NRP, FACEP
Professor of Emergency Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
United States

9:30 AM-10:30 AM
Format: Individual Presentation

So much of what EMS providers do is based on how they treat the patient, not “treating” the patient. There’s a key difference but one we often overlook in the EMS world, where we tend to be focused on running through a SAMPLE series of  read more...

Speaker
Richard Huff
EMT
Atlantic Highlands First Aid
United States

9:30 AM-10:30 AM
Format: Individual Presentation

Taking care of sick children is scary. This is even more so when the child is younger than 30 days old. A review of normal and abnormal physiology will enable attendees to understand and recognize the signs and symptoms of a neonate in distress. A  read more...

Speaker
Mark Levine
Assistant Medical Director
St. Louis Fire Department
United States
Speaker
William Gilmore
Medical Director
St. Louis Fire Department
United States

10:30 AM-12:30 PM

The purpose of this session, presented by Teleflex, is to provide a unique opportunity to review relevant anatomy associated  read more...

Speaker
Dan Smith, RN, BSN, CFRN, EMT-P
Teleflex
United States

1:30 PM-3:30 PM

The purpose of this session, presented by Teleflex, is to provide a unique opportunity to review relevant anatomy associated  read more...

Speaker
Dan Smith, RN, BSN, CFRN, EMT-P
Teleflex
United States

2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Format: Individual Presentation

Dr. Wampler presents the experience that North Channel EMS has had with body cameras over the past three years and discusses the lessons learned. These lessons include providing improved medical care by allowing for the focused training of providers, case critiques and reviews, and increasing  read more...

Speaker
David Wampler
Associate Professor
UT Health San Antonio
United States

2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Format: Individual Presentation

EMS is called often for behavioral emergencies. This session features discussion of the different types of psychiatric emergencies most commonly encountered by EMS with a focus on Excited Delirium, along with its causes and physiologic consequences. Also, there will be a review of the legal  read more...

Speaker
Jared Ross, DO, FF/EMT-T
EMS Physician
TeamHealth
United States

2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Format: Individual Presentation

This presentation informs and educates attendees in the areas of emergency response manners, scene approach, understanding your arrival, scene safety, the need for additional resources, extrication, patient triage, transport, crime scene awareness, and death notifications.  read more...

Speaker
Gary T. Ferrucci
Sr. Detective / First Deputy Chief Instructor
Nassau County Police Homicide Squad/ Nassau County EMS Academy
Valley Stream Fire Department, NY
United States

2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Format: Individual Presentation

Billing EMS claims is not revenue cycle management (RCM). Understanding this nuance can make or break an EMS agency. Learn from RCM experts about the difference and what EMS leaders should be doing when it comes to revenue management and optimization in today's shrinking healthcare  read more...

Speaker
Jonathan Washko, MBA, FACPE, NRP, AEMD
Assistant Vice President of Operations
Northwell Center for EMS
United States
Speaker
Robert Nadolski, BS, NREMT-P (R)
Clinical Administrator
Emory Healthcare / School of Medicine
United States

2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Format: Individual Presentation

Far too often, paramedic education simulations are static in nature and involve few variables, the lab floor, and far too much verbalization. In this presentation, you will learn the ins and outs of a large-scale interprofessional simulation involving paramedic students, nursing students, medical students, and  read more...

Speaker
Justin Hunter
Paramedicine Program Director and Assistant Professor, OSU-OKC
Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma CityMonash UniversityNorman Regional Hospital/EMSStatEMS Success, IncNDMS OK-1 DMAT
United States

2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Format: Individual Presentation

Trauma is not a stand-alone entity. Psychological and emotional stressors always accompany physical injuries, especially those that are life threatening. These stressors, too, are injuries. Only recently have we begun to recognize this association and to offer options to treat them. Additionally, traumatic psychologic stress  read more...

Speaker+
Andrew Dennis, DO, FACS, FACOS
Chair, Division of Pre-Hosptial and Emergency Traumatology
Cook County Trauma & Burn Unit
United States

2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Format: Individual Presentation

Recent studies have demonstrated the importance of treating children more like their adult counterparts during cardiac arrest resuscitations. The focus should be on improved fundamentals and teamwork with use of the proper tools to decrease delays in care. The long applied philosophy of scoop-and-run increases  read more...

Speaker+
Curtis Knoles, MD, FAAP
Assistant Medical Director
Medical Control Board, EMS System for Metropolitan Oklahoma City and Tulsa
United States
Speaker
Mark Piehl, MD, MPH
Pediatric Intensivist
WakeMed Children's Hospital
United States
Speaker
Paul Banerjee, DO
Medical Director
Polk County Fire Rescue
United States
Speaker
Peter Antevy, MD
MD
Davie Fire Rescue
United States

2:00 PM-3:30 PM
This session will discuss how to critically evaluate prehospital literature. The panel will then demonstrate critical reviews using several examples from current  read more...
Speaker
Greg Chapman, BS, RRT, REMT-P
Director, Center for Prehospital Medicine
Carolinas Medical Center, Atrium Health
United States
Speaker
Lance Stuke
MD, MPH, FACS, Program Director
LSU Department of Surgery , New Orleans, LA
United States
Speaker
Michael J. Hunter
NRP, TP-C, Deputy Chief EMS / Communications Supervisor
UMass Memorial Medical Center EMS
United States
Speaker
Peter Pons, M.D., FACEP
Emergency Physician
Department of Emergency Medicine Denver Health, Professor Emeritus, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine
United States
Speaker
Will Chapleau
Chief, Chicago Heights (IL) Fire Department ret.
International PreHospital Medicine Institute
United States

2:00 PM-3:30 PM
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  read more...
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
United States
Panelist
David Keseg, MD, FACEP
Medical Director
Columbus Division of Fire
United States
Panelist
Marc Eckstein, MD, MPH, FACEP
Medical Director
LAFD
United States
Panelist
Paul Banerjee, DO
Medical Director
Polk County Fire Rescue
United States

2:00 PM-3:30 PM

Social media isn’t just a wish-list item anymore, it’s required to be part of every emergency services organization’s tool kit. Knowing how to successfully use social media in good times and in bad is just as important as knowing when to use a tourniquet. Social media  read more...

Panel Moderator
Raphael Barishansky, MPH, MS, CPM
Deputy Secretary of Health
Pennsylvania Department of Health
United States
Panelist
Jennifer Waddleton
United States
Panelist
Matthew Streger
Attorney at Law
Keavney & Streger, LLC
United States
Panelist
Richard Huff
EMT
Atlantic Highlands First Aid
United States

4:00 PM-5:00 PM
Format: Individual Presentation

Common things being common, “When you hear hoofbeats, look for horses, not zebras.” Or so the saying goes. In EMS, we aren't worried about the common complaints; we're worried about the complaints that can kill. We should really worry about the benign sounding complaints (really?  read more...

Speaker
Jeffrey Jarvis, MD, EMT-P
Medical Director
Williamson County EMS System
United States

4:00 PM-5:00 PM
Format: Individual Presentation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration commissioned a comprehensive report on the benefits, risks, and public perceptions of red light and siren responses. This ground-breaking report challenges many of the perceptions of the benefits of HOT responses with empirical evidence and public perception. The presenters  read more...

Speaker
Douglas Kupas
Commonwealth EMS Medical Director
Pennsylvania Department of Health
United States
Speaker
Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, NREMT
Chief Strategic Integration Officer
MedStar Mobile Healthcare
United States

4:00 PM-5:00 PM
Format: Individual Presentation

This class features the analysis of four-five interesting medical and trauma calls, the EMS presentation, and polling the audience (poll everywhere) on how they would treat/proceed. Then, it examines the ED/hospital course. At the end of each case, there will be a brief review of pertinent  read more...

Speaker
Jeff Rabrich, DO, FACEP, FAEMS
Chairman, Emergency Medicine
Montefiore Nyack Hospital
United States

4:00 PM-5:00 PM
Format: Individual Presentation

Approximately 10 agencies across the country have begun device-assisted techniques for positioning during CPR. Panelists representing urban, suburban, and semirural communities will discuss challenges and triumphs associated with their journey to deploying device-assisted HUP CPR. They will discuss and field questions  read more...

Speaker
Brent Parquette, NRP
Training & Quality Assurance Specialist
Lucas County EMS
United States
Speaker
Charlie Lick, MD
Medical Director
Allina Health EMS
United States
Speaker
Keith Lurie
MD
Minnesota Resuscitation Solutions
United States
Speaker
Kenneth Scheppke, MD
State EMS Medical Director, Florida Dept. of Health, EMS Medical Director, Palm Beach County, Boynton Beach and West Palm Beach Fire Rescue Departments (FL)
Chair, Palm Beach County EMS Medical Directors Association
United States
Speaker
Michael Jacobs, EMT-P
Paramedic/Manager, Specialty Systems of Care
Alameda County EMS
United States
Speaker
R.J. Frascone, MD, FACEP, FAEMS
Regions Hospital EMS, Professor, Emergency Medicine
University of Minnesota School of Medicine
United States

4:00 PM-5:00 PM
Format: Individual Presentation



A new decade is upon us, and 2020 marks the beginning of EMS’s next era of advancement with the launch of ET3 and Cost Data Collection. Learn from those at the table during the rule-making processes as well as hear directly from agencies participating in  read more...

Speaker
Jonathan Washko, MBA, FACPE, NRP, AEMD
Assistant Vice President of Operations
Northwell Center for EMS
United States

4:00 PM-5:00 PM
Format: Individual Presentation

Our freestanding addiction stabilization center in Columbus, Ohio, opened February 2018. After one year, we have learned some valuable lessons. Having a facility to which EMS can directly transport patients with opiate use disorder has been a welcome resource, but it has also necessitated patience  read more...

Speaker
David Keseg, MD, FACEP
Medical Director
Columbus Division of Fire
United States

4:00 PM-5:00 PM
Format: Individual Presentation

Do any prehospital interventions actually work for the major trauma patient? Most of the literature suggests that the sole variable that matters in trauma is minimizing on-scene time. However, some new, innovative therapies might be changing this finding. This presentation discusses the science and the  read more...

Speaker+
Marc Eckstein, MD, MPH, FACEP
Medical Director
LAFD
United States

4:00 PM-5:00 PM

The care of spine-injured patients in the field has been a controversial topic for decades. Two important papers over the past 10 years provided guidance as to the evidence or lack of evidence to support any protocol. Reaction was swift to the first paper,  read more...

Speaker
Will Chapleau
Chief, Chicago Heights (IL) Fire Department ret.
International PreHospital Medicine Institute
United States

4:00 PM-5:00 PM
Format: Individual Presentation

The focus is on tips and tricks for implementing simple, innovative, and cost-effective approaches to communicating key educational learning points to any number of EMS professionals without breaking the training budget. Attendees can expect to learn, from A to Z, how to develop topics, shoot  read more...

Speaker
Kevin Mackey
Medical Director
Sacramento Regional Fire
United States

4:00 PM-5:00 PM
Format: Individual Presentation

Every agency wants to hire the best employees it can. But why is it that some of the best employees don't remain the best? We will explore some of the reasons good employees become bad and some methods that can prevent this from occurring.  read more...

Speaker
Peter Dworsky
President
Outcome Solutions
United States

8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Format: Individual Presentation

With the ubiquity of cellphone cameras in public hands, there is a very good chance that EMS providers will find themselves being recorded at call scenes. Numerous issues must be considered in these situations--patient privacy, HIPAA, the possibility that these recordings may be used as  read more...

Speaker
Jay Fisher
Paramedic and Attorney at Law
Law Office of Patricia Jo Stone (Parker, CO); Rattlesnake and Kiowa Fire Protection Districts (Elbert County, Colorado)
United States

8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Format: Individual Presentation

The Thinking Provider is a culmination of 12 years of research into why emergency service personnel, law enforcement personnel, and our military continue to make mistakes in a chaotic environment. It takes a catalyst such as a line-of-duty death, a fatal error in medication dosage,  read more...

Speaker
Scott Kraut
Captain
Fairfax County (VA) Fire and Rescue
United States

8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Format: Individual Presentation

It’s time to ask, “Does every EMS call require a specific response time--even if it is not an emergency?” EMS started with the concept of getting injured people to the hospital in a timely manner. Now, highly trained dispatchers send paramedics with emergency department capabilities  read more...

Speaker
Bill Bullard
Senior Vice President
The Abaris Group
United States
Speaker
Brenda Brenner
EMS Administrator
Santa Cruz County, CA
United States

8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Format: Individual Presentation
Machinery entrapments occur all across the United States and around the world. Is your department capable of handling one? The objectives of this program are to provide responders with the knowledge to help manage incidents involving extrication of patients from various types of machinery and entrapment  read more...
Speaker
Mark Gregory
Captain
FDNY - Ladder 176
United States

8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Format: Individual Presentation

Emergency management of sick kids is challenging to say the least! It's among high-risk, low-frequency calls that challenge even the most seasoned providers. It doesn't have to be that way! This program takes a comprehensive look at ways to overcome pitfalls associated with high-stress pediatric  read more...

Speaker
Kenneth Thompson
EMT-P, CCTP, FPC
Career firefighter - City Of Ithaca (NY) Fire Department, New York State Fire Instructor: Special Ops; Paramedic AMR Syracuse
United States

8:00 AM-9:00 AM

Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) and Rescue Task Force (RTF) have existed for nearly a decade. The origins and objectives, the truths vs. myths and perceptions, and the need for TECC and RTF are discussed.  read more...

Speaker
Geoffrey Shapiro
Director, EMS & Operational Medicine Training
The George Washington University
United States

8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Format: Individual Presentation

Should EMS providers be concerned with sepsis and septic shock? Hospitals have long-standing protocols and policies in place to rapidly identify and treat septic patients on their arrival at emergency departments. Is it possible for EMS providers to further hasten that care and  read more...

Speaker
Michael J. Hunter
NRP, TP-C, Deputy Chief EMS / Communications Supervisor
UMass Memorial Medical Center EMS
United States

8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Format: Individual Presentation

The focus of this course is to promote a greater understanding of the reasons individuals turn to suicide and actions we can take to help prevent the suicide. These actions include creating an environment that encourages seeking help without being stigmatized, coping skills, and peer support. You will  read more...

Speaker
Dena Ali, MPA
Captain
Raleigh Fire Department
United States

8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Format: Individual Presentation

Learn how to create your own Care Management Pod Model. Involve all your community partners and providers in closing the loop on treatments and care-management services to ensure your patients are getting what they need. Figure out the documentation software, charting, integration, and checklists needed  read more...

Speaker
Charles Blankenship, FACPE, MBA, CCEMTP
Manager, System EMS Transport
Mission Health
United States

8:00 AM-9:30 AM

Breakfast Roundtables



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9:30 AM-10:30 AM
Format: Individual Presentation

Every year, EMS is asked to do more with the same, or even less, revenue. Should a fire engine, an ambulance, or both be sent to every 911 call? When are lights and sirens inappropriate? A number of EMS systems have implemented steps to send  read more...

Speaker
Bill Bullard
Senior Vice President
The Abaris Group
United States
Speaker
Dave Ghilarducci, MD
EMS Medical Director
Santa Cruz County EMS Agency
United States
Speaker
Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, NREMT
Chief Strategic Integration Officer
MedStar Mobile Healthcare
United States

9:30 AM-10:30 AM
Format: Individual Presentation

Are you self-aware of empathy and how to manage it effectively in your patient care? Has compassion fatigue been affecting you for your entire career without your being aware of it? This lecture takes you down the path of providers who have been dealing with  read more...

Speaker
David Glendenning, EMT-P
Education Coordinator/Captain
New Hanover Regional EMS
United States

9:30 AM-10:30 AM
Format: Individual Presentation

Patient outcomes shouldn’t be threatened by avoidable miscommunication during critical patient handoffs. During time-sensitive emergencies, critical information is passed from one emergency care team to another, and it’s often not the only transfer that occurs during the patient’s journey to definitive treatment. Current methods of  read more...

Speaker
James Woodson
CEO/Founder
Pulsara
United States
Speaker
Lee Varner, MSEMS, EMT-P
Patient Safety Director/EMS Services
Center for Patient Safety
United States

9:30 AM-10:30 AM
Format: Individual Presentation

Strokes are frequently seen and diagnosed in the prehospital setting. Participants in this session will garner a better understanding of the initial approach to ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke patients and the various presentations. Current therapies discussed include cerebral interventions, antiplatelets, anticoagulants, fibrinolytics, neuroprotective drugs, hemostatic  read more...

Speaker+
William Krost
Emergency Medicine Physician; Flight Physician; Paramedic
George Washington University
United States

9:30 AM-10:30 AM
Format: Individual Presentation

In terms of prehospital clinical practice, it is often believed that the epitome of one's career is the transition to HEMS. However, is this prehospital subspecialty all it's cracked up to be? This session takes a pragmatic approach to examining the intricacies and allures of  read more...

Speaker
Robert P. Girardeau, MSM-HCA, NRP, FP-C
Manager
JeffSTAT Critical Care Transport, Jefferson Health
United States

9:30 AM-10:30 AM
Format: Individual Presentation
A description of our experience in instituting a MIH system in a frontier community whose EMS was staffed by volunteers and where the nearest hospitals were 1.5 hours away and the nearest referral hospitals were 4 hours away. How we needed to partner with other entities to provide a comprehensive  read more...
Speaker
Brad Lee
Chief Medical Officer
REMSA
United States

9:30 AM-10:30 AM
Format: Individual Presentation

Every day, we are facing new organisms that are resistant to currently available antibiotics. This has an impact on patients, care providers, and postexposure medical follow-up. This session reviews CRE, MRSA, C diff, Candida Auris, and others. Education on these organisms is key to understanding  read more...

Speaker
Katherine West, RN, BSN, MSed
Infection Control Consultant
Infection Control Emerging Concepts
United States

9:30 AM-10:30 AM
Format: Individual Presentation

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is at the forefront for preparing citizens and the nation for health sector threats--not only traditional threats but also new and emerging threats based on the current world environment. The Assistant Secretary for Response and Preparedness (ASPR)  read more...

Speaker
Edward Gabriel, MPA, EMT-P, CEM, CBCP
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
United States

9:30 AM-10:30 AM
Format: Individual Presentation

This class presents case studies that highlight the role of EMS in the stabilization of the burn patient. Discussions include initial triage, fluid resuscitation, intubation decisions, inhalation injuries, and treatment interventions. Emergent care and stabilization of the patient with a thermal injury can determine short-  read more...

Speaker
Debbie Harrell
Director of Professional Relations
Shriners Hospitals for Children--Cincinnati
United States

9:30 AM-10:30 AM
Format: Individual Presentation

In the past few years, the national EMS community has seen the development of several landmark EMS documents, from “EMS Agenda 2050” to the first revision of the “National EMS Scope of Practice Model” in more than a decade to the currently ongoing update of  read more...

Speaker
Jon Krohmer
Director, Office of EMS, NHTSA
Office of EMS, NHTSA
United States

11:15 AM-12:15 PM
Format: Individual Presentation

Home health patients are at an increased risk for activating 911 because of clinically complex medical conditions. Home health agencies are desirous of providing care coordination for their patients to potentially prevent an unnecessary ED visit and hospital readmission. This session focuses on how EMS  read more...

Speaker
Desiree Partain, CCP-C
MIH Manager
MedStar Mobile Health
United States

11:15 AM-12:15 PM
Format: Individual Presentation

Many things can be done immediately to help improve your agency’s patient care documentation for emergency and nonemergency ambulance services. This session provides you with five practical steps that your crews will easily understand and support you can take home and implement right away. These  read more...

Speaker
Steve Wirth, Esq., EMT-P
Attorney at Law
Page, Wolfberg & Wirth LLC
United States

11:15 AM-12:15 PM
Format: Individual Presentation

Patient refusals of transport are fraught with difficulty. The EMS providers are left with questions of legality and liability when the patient is not transported. This session discusses when a patient can refuse, "high-risk" refusals, and providers’ duty to the patient.  read more...

Speaker
Derek Robinett
Associate ProfessorMedical Director
University of Alabama-BirminghamCity of Hoover Fire
United States

11:15 AM-12:15 PM
Format: Individual Presentation

Agitated delirium is one of the most challenging presentations for EMS providers to manage. The pathophysiology, causes, presentations, and safe management of the agitated delirium patient are covered.  read more...

Speaker
Gerald Maloney, DO
Associate Chief, Emergency Department
Cleveland VA Medical Center
United States

11:15 AM-12:15 PM
Format: Individual Presentation

A common approach to MCI management has placed a strong emphasis on patient tracking, sometimes at the expense of appropriate medical care. Recognizing this, the Seattle Fire Department along with King County EMS explored national and international responses to multiple-patient events in an attempt to  read more...

Speaker
John Fisk
Medical Service Officer (Paramedic)
Seattle Fire Department, Medic One
United States

11:15 AM-12:15 PM
Format: Individual Presentation

For the past 10 to 15 years, EMS responders were trained to recognize ALTE, which relied on a highly subjective description of an event to identify an event that was implied to be life threatening. In 2016, the American Academy of Pediatrics released a Clinical  read more...

Speaker
Nicholas Paproski
Paramedic/Firefighter
Ridgefield Fire Department
United States

11:15 AM-12:15 PM
Format: Individual Presentation

The first module of this interactive presentation discusses common behavioral health issues EMS providers face. Alcohol use disorder, depression, compassion fatigue, burnout, post-traumatic stress disorder,  and suicide are discussed. The goal is to provide attendees with one, concrete take-home point about each topic. The second  read more...

Speaker
Brandon Dreiman
Coordinator
Indianapolis Fire Department Office of Wellness & Support
United States

11:15 AM-12:15 PM
Format: Individual Presentation

What does it mean to be a true profession? In this fast-paced debate, two veteran EMS pros tackle some of the more controversial topics impacting the future of EMS. These two leaders debated this topic at Pinnacle EMS in the summer of 2019 and are  read more...

Speaker
Brian LaCroix, FACPE, NRP
President
NEMSMA
United States
Speaker
Bruce Evans
NAEMT President Elect
Upper Pine River Fire/NAEMT
United States

11:15 AM-12:15 PM
Format: Individual Presentation

There’s nothing “routine” about providing care (emergency or not) to the huge variety of people we meet and in the circumstances we encounter. What we say, how we say it, and what our nonverbal behavior does to support those words are never the same, one  read more...

Speaker
Kate Dernocoeur, W-EMT, NREMT, FFI&II (ret.), MFA
Writer
WinInk
United States

11:15 AM-12:15 PM
Format: Individual Presentation

Let's face it: We all have comfort zones and areas that still challenge us in our EMS professional lives and professional culture. EMS Agenda 2050 was developed around the central principle of being people centered. Throughout the formation of Agenda 2050 were uncomfortable dialogues on  read more...

Speaker
Ernesto Rodriguez, EMTP
EMS Chief
Austin - Travis County EMS
United States
Speaker
Mike Taigman, MA
Improvement Guide
FirstWatch
United States

12:45 PM-1:45 PM
Format: Individual Presentation

The goal is to give EMS providers the tools and resources necessary to finish their careers as strong as they started. As first responders, EMS providers sign up for post-traumatic stress (PTS). EMS providers will learn of concrete ways to manage that stress and reduce  read more...

Speaker
Adam La Reau
Co-Founder O2X
O2X Human Performance
United States

12:45 PM-1:45 PM
Format: Individual Presentation

Disturbances in fluid/electrolytes and acid-base balance can be some of the most difficult concepts to manage and understand. The relevance of the key electrolytes and associated hypo/hyper states are discussed. Using an interactive case study approach, Krost illustrates the assessment, diagnosis, and management of fluid/electrolyte  read more...

Speaker+
William Krost
Emergency Medicine Physician; Flight Physician; Paramedic
George Washington University
United States

12:45 PM-1:45 PM
Format: Individual Presentation

  1. Insight from electronic health record data can be a powerful tool for improving outcomes, but only if the right data is presented in a way that is easily interpreted. How interactive data visualization can improve the quality of care provided by EMS providers is discussed,  read more...
Speaker
Rachel Stemerman
PhD Candidate
University of North Carolina Health Informatics Program
United States

12:45 PM-1:45 PM
Format: Individual Presentation

This presentation provides insight into the conflict process and guidance on effective measures you can use to resolve workplace conflict. Conflict is an inevitable part of human existence, whether it comes in the form of a simple disagreement or escalates into a world war. In  read more...

Speaker
Chad Brocato, JD, DHSc
Attorney/Partner
Brocato Legal Group, PLLC
United States

12:45 PM-1:45 PM
Format: Individual Presentation

A panel of FirstNet early subscribers from the public safety community interactively discuss the transformative public safety innovation occurring within the FirstNet Ecosystem. Panelists share case studies of their innovation projects and answer questions from the audience. Attendees gain an understanding of how the FirstNet  read more...

Speaker
Ryan Fields-Spack
Director for FirstNet Strategy and Policy
FirstNet Built with AT&T
United States

12:45 PM-1:45 PM
Format: Individual Presentation

At some point, everyone has heard the statement, “Better communication can solve this!” However, during critical care emergencies like a heart attack or a stroke, quick, effective, cross-department communication can be difficult to achieve throughout the entire care continuum. As consumer communication technologies continue to  read more...

Speaker
Brandon Means
Paramedic / Flight Nurse / Clinical Specialist
Flight For Life Texas / Pulsara
United States

12:45 PM-1:45 PM
Format: Individual Presentation

The focus in on cyanide poisoning: the circumstances in which cyanide exposure might occur, the history of cyanide poisoning, how cyanide works, the signs/symptoms of poisoned patients, and how the antidote for cyanide poisoning works. In addition, directions for administering the cyanokit are reviewed.  read more...

Speaker
Kimberly Pruett
EMS Physician
University of New Mexico Dept of Emergency Medicine
United States

12:45 PM-1:45 PM
Format: Individual Presentation

Although simulation is primarily an educational tool, it is invaluable when used in systems integration. This presentation explores how to increase the value and return on your simulation investments by integrating them into system practices. The unique and innovative uses of simulation outside of education  read more...

Speaker
Timothy Whitaker, BS, EMT-P, CMTE, CHSE, CHSOS
Tailored Solutions Consultant and Clinical Educator
CAE Healthcare
United States

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