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Monday, March 02, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Room: 22-25
  • Session Number:PRECON3
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; immediate action drills for tourniquet application; pediatric casualty care; and all-new...  read more...
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  • Ability Level: Educator
  • Preconference Workshop
  • Room: 18-21
  • Session Number:PRECON2
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 decisions for their young patients. Topics include the following:...  read more...
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  • Ability Level: Educator
  • Preconference Workshop
  • Room: 15
  • Session Number:PRECON6
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 for facing workplace issues, resolving conflicts, managing circumstances, and...  read more...
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  • Ability Level: Management
  • Preconference Workshop
  • Room: 16 & 17
  • Session Number:PRECON7
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 levels, the PTEP course will improve the level of customer service...  read more...
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  • Ability Level: Educator
  • Preconference Workshop

Tuesday, March 03, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: 13
  • Session Number:PRECON4
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 and transmission-based infection-control practices and teaches learners how the “Identify, Isolates and Inform”...  read more...
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Alexander Isakov
Professor of Emergency Medicine
Director, Section of Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
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Ben Tysor
Fire Apparatus Engineer / EMS Quality Assurance
City of Omaha Fire Department
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Michael Carr, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine and the Prehospital and Disaster Medicine Section at Emory University
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Wade Miles
Special Operations Biosafety Transport Team Leader
Grady EMS
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  • Ability Level: Advanced
  • Preconference Workshop

Tuesday, March 03, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Room: 22-25
  • Session Number:PRECON3
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; immediate action drills for tourniquet application; pediatric casualty care; and all-new...  read more...
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  • Ability Level: Educator
  • Preconference Workshop
  • Room: 18-21
  • Session Number:PRECON2
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 decisions for their young patients. Topics include the following:...  read more...
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  • Preconference Workshop
  • Room: Ballroom D
  • Session Number:PRECON8
Join us for a “boots on the ground” symposium designed for responders who arrive in the initial moments of any imaginable mass-casualty incident. Leading experts with experience in responding, coordinating, and managing necessary resources will make 30-minute presentations and participate in Q&A panels. Your next response could be to an...  read more...
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  • Ability Level: Basic
  • Preconference Workshop

Tuesday, March 03, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Room: 13
  • Session Number:PRECON5
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 knowledge accurately. We’ll also walk you through practical skills exam development and administration pearls, National Registry style. Come hear from...  read more...
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Greg Applegate
Chief Science Officer
National Registry of EMTs
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  • Ability Level: Educator
  • Preconference Workshop

Wednesday, March 04, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

  • Room: Ballroom B&C
OPENING CEREMONIES & KEYNOTE SESSION Wednesday, March 4: 8:00 - 9:30 AM  Open to ALL Attendees!  Keynote Speaker: Rommie Duckworth Captain and Paramedic EMS Coordinator, Ridgefield (CT) Fire Department Whatever color uniform we wear, we share both the satisfaction and the burden of serving those in our communities. Every day, we deal with new personal and...  read more...
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Rommie Duckworth
Captain / EMS Coordinator
Ridgefield (CT) Fire Department
  • Ability Level: Basic
  • Keynote

Wednesday, March 04, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Room: 14 & 15
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 relies on voluntary compliance or...  read more...
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  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: 22 & 23
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 without placing the patient's care...  read more...
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  • Ability Level: Basic
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: 20
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 placed in situations where a...  read more...
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  • Ability Level: Educator
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: 16 & 17
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, working...  read more...
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  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: 25
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 viruses (e.g., H7N9), and viral...  read more...
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  • Ability Level: Basic
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: 13
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. Students apply what they...  read more...
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  • Ability Level: Management
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: 18 & 19
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 survival. ...
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  • Ability Level: Basic
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: 21
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 blunt trauma involved in ambulance crashes. The requirements for...  read more...
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  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: 24
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 what to anticipate. You will also be introduced to...  read more...
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  • Ability Level: Advanced
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: 5 & 6
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 to produce airway visualization? What...  read more...
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  • Ability Level: Advanced
  • Individual Presentation Session

Wednesday, March 04, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Room: 14 & 15
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 present. Come see how to...  read more...
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  • Ability Level: Advanced
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: 5 & 6
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 this lecture provides a broad...  read more...
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  • Ability Level: Advanced
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: 21
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 impact on patient care and...  read more...
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  • Ability Level: Basic
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: 16 & 17
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. ...
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  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: 22 & 23
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 at the emergency department, and...  read more...
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  • Ability Level: Basic
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: 13
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 the National Registry become even...  read more...
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  • Ability Level: Management
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: 18 & 19
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 children’s play areas in their...  read more...
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  • Ability Level: Educator
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: 24
This class will discuss prehospital blood transfusions....
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  • Ability Level: Educator
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: 25
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. As we learned from Dr....  read more...
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  • Ability Level: Operational
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: 20
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 of your arrival on the scene of an...  read more...
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  • Ability Level: Educator
  • Individual Presentation Session

Wednesday, March 04, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Room: 11 & 12
  • Session Number:Lunch & Learn - ImageTrend
Join us to learn how you can foster an environment based on using data to its fullest. You collect a vast amount of data, now it's time to put it to use to improve operations and enhance patient care. We will discuss how to overcome challenges in quality of your...  read more...
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Douglas Butler Jr.
Director of Clinical Services
ImageTrend
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  • Ability Level: Basic
  • Lunch & Learn

Wednesday, March 04, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room: 13
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 and continuing education with...  read more...
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  • Ability Level: Educator
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: 21
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 a deeper appreciation of caring...  read more...
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  • Ability Level: Basic
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: 24
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. ...
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  • Ability Level: Basic
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: 25
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 the negativity. We will evaluate...  read more...
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  • Ability Level: Basic
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: 20
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.  ...
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  • Ability Level: Management
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: 22 & 23
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 are frequently called on to...  read more...
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  • Ability Level: Basic
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: 16 & 17
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. Successful performance improvement, however, begins...  read more...
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  • Ability Level: Management
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: 18 & 19
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 care for critically ill and injured patients through a...  read more...
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  • Ability Level: Educator
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: 14 & 15
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. Bledsoe presents an updated...  read more...
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  • Ability Level: Basic
  • Individual Presentation Session
  • Room: 5 & 6
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 for item writing, and techniques...  read more...
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  • Ability Level: Educator
  • Individual Presentation Session

Wednesday, March 04, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Room: Exhibit Hall
  • Session Number:Hands on Experience
Open to ALL Attendees! Test-drive new equipment and products during the Hands-On Experience, all while earning CE credits.  This is the go-to place to discover new products and put them to the test right on the exhibit hall floor....
  • Ability Level: Basic
  • Special Session

Wednesday, March 04, 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...
    • Ability Level: Operational

    Thursday, March 05, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

    • Room: 18 & 19
    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 regional deployment plan was developed,...  read more...
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    • Ability Level: Operational
    • Individual Presentation Session
    • Room: 20
    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 not. You will learn how...  read more...
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    • Ability Level: Educator
    • Individual Presentation Session
    • Room: 25
    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 reduce turnover and increase recruitment...  read more...
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    • Ability Level: Basic
    • Individual Presentation Session
    • Room: 13
    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 physicians and field providers, and...  read more...
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    • Ability Level: Advanced
    • Individual Presentation Session
    • Room: 22 & 23
    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 conditions of renal patients including...  read more...
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    • Ability Level: Advanced
    • Individual Presentation Session
    • Room: 21
    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 with a description of the...  read more...
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    • Ability Level: Basic
    • Individual Presentation Session
    • Room: 24
    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 defenses to this line of...  read more...
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    • Ability Level: Advanced
    • Individual Presentation Session
    • Room: 16 & 17
    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. ...
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    • Ability Level: Educator
    • Individual Presentation Session
    • Room: 14 & 15
    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 edge of developing and implementing...  read more...
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    • Ability Level: Management
    • Individual Presentation Session
    • Room: 5 & 6
    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 rates have remained lower than...  read more...
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    • Ability Level: Advanced
    • Individual Presentation Session

    Thursday, March 05, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    • Room: 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...
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    • Ability Level: Advanced
    • Special Session

    Thursday, March 05, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    • Room: 21
    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. ...
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    • Ability Level: Advanced
    • Individual Presentation Session
    • Room: 18 & 19
    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. ...
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    • Ability Level: Educator
    • Individual Presentation Session
    • Room: 13
    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 the question, What is the...  read more...
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    • Ability Level: Advanced
    • Individual Presentation Session
    • Room: 16 & 17
    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 provider may encounter. Discussions...  read more...
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    • Ability Level: Advanced
    • Individual Presentation Session
    • Room: 20
    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 courses on how to...  read more...
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    • Ability Level: Educator
    • Individual Presentation Session
    • Room: 22 & 23
    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 his fire service experiences with...  read more...
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    • Ability Level: Basic
    • Individual Presentation Session
    • Room: 25
    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, opportunities, threats) analysis; a mission...  read more...
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    • Ability Level: Management
    • Individual Presentation Session
    • Room: 5 & 6
    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 pose to the prehospital provider. ...
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    • Ability Level: Educator
    • Individual Presentation Session
    • Room: 14 & 15
    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 questions and remembering mnemonics. In...  read more...
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    • Ability Level: Basic
    • Individual Presentation Session
    • Room: 24
    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 discussion of the treatments of...  read more...
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    • Ability Level: Advanced
    • Individual Presentation Session

    Thursday, March 05, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    • Room: 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...
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    • Ability Level: Advanced
    • Special Session

    Thursday, March 05, 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

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      Chris Kroboth, M.S., NRP, CCEMT-P
      U.S. Clinical Education Manager
      iSimulate
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      Mike McEvoy
      Executive Editor
      JEMS, Clarion Events Fire & Rescue Group
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      Rommie Duckworth
      Captain / EMS Coordinator
      Ridgefield (CT) Fire Department
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      Wayne Perry, MEd, BS, NRP, NCEE, EMT-P
      Executive Director
      REMS Council
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      • Ability Level: Educator
      • Special Session

      Thursday, March 05, 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM

      • Room: Exhibit Hall
      • Session Number:Hands on Experience
      Open to ALL Attendees! Test-drive new equipment and products during the Hands-On Experience, all while earning CE credits.  This is the go-to place to discover new products and put them to the test right on the exhibit hall floor....
      • Ability Level: Basic
      • Special Session
      • Room: Exhibit Hall
      • Session Number:Hands on Experience Scenario Challenge
      The Hands on Experience Scenario Challenge engages attendees in a (3) station evolution designed to immerse teams in realistic environments and scenarios utilizing learning objectives and skills from the Hands on Experience. Teams in this scenario challenge will be timed and graded based on clinical decision-making, team performance and communication...  read more...
      • Ability Level: Basic
      • Special Session

      Thursday, March 05, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

      • Room: 7 - 9
      • Session Number:Lunch & Learn - American Heart Association
      Join us to learn how to identify the critical barriers to improving survival from cardiac arrest in your community. We will discuss critical steps (“low hanging fruit”) by which every community can improve their performance and survival from cardiac arrest. First 100 attendees scanned and admitted will receive a free lunch. ...
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      Peter Kudenchuk, MD
      Medical Director
      Seattle Resuscitation Academy
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      • Ability Level: Advanced
      • Lunch & Learn

      Thursday, March 05, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

      • Room: 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...
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      • Ability Level: Advanced
      • Special Session

      Thursday, March 05, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

      • Room: 20
      The speakers in this session, will present 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 provider accountability....  read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      • Ability Level: Operational
      • Individual Presentation Session
      • Room: 25
      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 concepts associated with chemical and...  read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      • Ability Level: Advanced
      • Individual Presentation Session
      • Room: 21
      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. ...
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      • Ability Level: Advanced
      • Individual Presentation Session
      • Room: 13
      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 dollar environment. ...
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      • Ability Level: Management
      • Individual Presentation Session
      • Room: 5 & 6
      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 emergency medicine residents, where teamwork,...  read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      Sponsored by:

      • Ability Level: Educator
      • Individual Presentation Session
      • Room: 24
      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 injury (PSI) can predate physical...  read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      • Ability Level: Basic
      • Individual Presentation Session

      Thursday, March 05, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

      • Room: 16 & 17
      This session will discuss how to critically evaluate prehospital literature. The panel will then demonstrate critical reviews using several examples from current EMS and medical literature.  ...
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      • Ability Level: Basic
      • Super Session
      • Room: 14 & 15
      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 Questions and Answers....
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      • Ability Level: Advanced
      • Super Session
      • Room: 18 & 19
      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 can change communications in...  read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      • Ability Level: Management
      • Super Session

      Thursday, March 05, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

      • Room: 20
      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? another back pain?) that are...  read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      • Ability Level: Advanced
      • Individual Presentation Session
      • Room: 21
      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 provide a summary of the...  read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      Handout(s)
      • Ability Level: Management
      • Individual Presentation Session
      • Room: 16 & 17
      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 regarding their experience with this science and technology, training...  read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      • Ability Level: Basic
      • Individual Presentation Session
      • Room: 25
      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 these two programs. Participants will...  read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      • Ability Level: Basic
      • Individual Presentation Session
      • Room: 22 & 23
      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 and flexibility. Getting our EMS...  read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      • Ability Level: Advanced
      • Individual Presentation Session
      • Room: 18 & 19
      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 evidence behind these emerging therapies...  read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      • Ability Level: Advanced
      • Individual Presentation Session
      • Room: 24
      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, and backboards began to disappear from...  read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      • Ability Level: Basic
      • Individual Presentation Session
      • Room: 13
      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 and edit video education, and...  read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      Handout(s)
      • Ability Level: Educator
      • Individual Presentation Session
      • Room: 5 & 6
      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. ...
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      • Ability Level: Management
      • Individual Presentation Session

      Thursday, March 05, 5:15 PM - 7:30 PM

      • Room: Ballroom B&C
      • Session Number:JEMS Games
      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...
      • Ability Level: Basic

      Friday, March 06, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

      • Room: 20
      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 evidence in future legal proceedings,...  read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      Handout(s)
      • Ability Level: Management
      • Individual Presentation Session
      • Room: 13
      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, or a death on the...  read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      Sponsored by:

      • Ability Level: Educator
      • Individual Presentation Session
      • Room: 25
      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 to the patient’s side. Most...  read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      • Ability Level: Operational
      • Individual Presentation Session
      • Room: 24
      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 scenarios. Common machinery and...  read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      • Ability Level: Operational
      • Individual Presentation Session
      • Room: 5 & 6
      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 calls. Compare and contrast the...  read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      • Ability Level: Advanced
      • Individual Presentation Session
      • Room: 16 & 17
      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. ...
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      • Ability Level: Operational
      • Individual Presentation Session
      • Room: 22 & 23
      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 process by identifying septic shock patients in the...  read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      • Ability Level: Educator
      • Individual Presentation Session
      • Room: 21
      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 learn of...  read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      • Ability Level: Basic
      • Individual Presentation Session
      • Room: 14 & 15
      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 to support care management and...  read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      • Ability Level: Operational
      • Individual Presentation Session
      • Room: 18 & 19
      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 the likelihood of poor compliance...  read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      • Ability Level: Advanced
      • Individual Presentation Session

      Friday, March 06, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

      • Room: Ballroom A
      Breakfast Roundtables Friday, March 6 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Cost: $45  (breakfast buffet is included) Space is limited! 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...  read more...
      Sponsored by:

      • Breakfast Roundtables

      Friday, March 06, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

      • Room: 14 & 15
      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 the right resources to the...  read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      • Ability Level: Management
      • Individual Presentation Session
      • Room: 20
      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 one of the biggest repeat...  read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      • Ability Level: Basic
      • Individual Presentation Session
      • Room: 22 & 23
      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 verbal and written communication transfers...  read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      • Ability Level: Basic
      • Individual Presentation Session
      • Room: 5 & 6
      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 agents, blood products, coagulation factors,...  read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      • Ability Level: Basic
      • Individual Presentation Session
      • Room: 16 & 17
      FirstNet, Built with AT&T is in the third year of operation. Through hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes and man-made emergencies, FirstNet has been there for public safety. The Response Operations Group has streamlined a process for deploying the 76 satellite cellular assets across states and territories in an average of 14 hours...  read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      • Ability Level: Basic
      • Individual Presentation Session
      • Room: 21
      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 HEMS and ultimately peels back...  read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      • Ability Level: Basic
      • Individual Presentation Session
      • Room: 18 & 19
      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(s)
      Tracks:
      • Ability Level: Advanced
      • Individual Presentation Session
      • Room: 25
      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 risk for transmission and the...  read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      Handout(s)
      • Ability Level: Educator
      • Individual Presentation Session
      • Room: 24
      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- and long-term outcomes, including survivability....  read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      Handout(s)
      • Ability Level: Basic
      • Individual Presentation Session
      • Room: 13
      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 the “National EMS Education Standards.”...  read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      Sponsored by:

      • Ability Level: Basic
      • Individual Presentation Session

      Friday, March 06, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

      • Room: 25
      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 can help to fill gaps...  read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      • Ability Level: Operational
      • Individual Presentation Session
      • Room: 20
      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 five documentation fixes will definitively...  read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      Handout(s)
      • Ability Level: Operational
      • Individual Presentation Session
      • Room: 21
      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. ...
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      • Ability Level: Basic
      • Individual Presentation Session
      • Room: 18 & 19
      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. ...
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      • Ability Level: Advanced
      • Individual Presentation Session
      • Room: 5 & 6
      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 develop a more comprehensive plan...  read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      • Ability Level: Operational
      • Individual Presentation Session
      • Room: 24
      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 Practice Guideline (CPG) that suggested...  read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      • Ability Level: Basic
      • Individual Presentation Session
      • Room: 16 & 17
      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 module addresses suicide statistics, suicide...  read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      • Ability Level: Basic
      • Individual Presentation Session
      • Room: 13
      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 back for a “rematch.” They...  read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      Sponsored by:

      • Ability Level: Basic
      • Individual Presentation Session
      • Room: 22 & 23
      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 person to the next. It’s...  read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      • Ability Level: Advanced
      • Individual Presentation Session
      • Room: 14 & 15
      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 biases and equality. Join us...  read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      • Ability Level: Operational
      • Individual Presentation Session

      Friday, March 06, 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

      • Room: 21
      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 the potential for it to...  read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      • Ability Level: Management
      • Individual Presentation Session
      • Room: 22 & 23
      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 and acid-base imbalances. ...
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      • Ability Level: Advanced
      • Individual Presentation Session
      • Room: 20
      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, as is how artificial intelligence,...  read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      • Ability Level: Educator
      • Individual Presentation Session
      • Room: 14 & 15
      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 either scenario, one side has...  read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      • Ability Level: Management
      • Individual Presentation Session
      • Room: 5 & 6
      A review of FirstNet early subscribers from the public safety community interactively discuss the transformative public safety innovation occurring within the FirstNet Ecosystem. Review of case studies and innovation projects. Attendees gain an understanding of how the FirstNet Ecosystem supports transformative innovation in public safety and practical knowledge from panelists' case study...  read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      • Ability Level: Basic
      • Individual Presentation Session
      • Room: 25
      At some point, everyone has heard the statement, “Better communication can solve this!” However, during time-sensitive emergencies like a heart attack, traumatic injury, or a stroke, quick, effective communication can be difficult, especially during transitions of care. As consumer communication technologies continue to improve, so must emergency, prehospital, and hospital...  read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      • Ability Level: Basic
      • Individual Presentation Session
      • Room: 24
      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. ...
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      • Ability Level: Basic
      • Individual Presentation Session
      • Room: 16 & 17
      Do you know what to do during an active shooter situation? Steve Salengo will help you to adopt a “survival mindset” by introducing you to strategies and tactics that may save your life and the lives of others during violent critical incidents. You will also learn about behavioral characteristics of...  read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Tracks:
      • Ability Level: Operational
      • Individual Presentation Session

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