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Wednesday, October 31 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm
The Third Degree: Improving Patient Interview Techniques

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Effective interviews take practice and finesse, as there is often a lot more to a simple question and answer than meets the eye (or ear).  Environment, body language, family dynamics, being aware on a broad scale will help you glean the most relevant information and organize it into an accurate assessment, making you a more effective clinician.  Knowing all the medicine in the world will not get someone to tell you what's really bothering them if they don't want to share.  Incorporating good interview techniques can make a significant difference in treatment decisions.  Communication can defuse potentially violent encounters, and improve cooperation with patients, families and bystanders alike.  Offering tips and tricks from multiple sources like journalists to social workers to comedians, the presenter will teach attendees how to tailor their interviews and relate information in a manner that will improve their ability to provide quality care.

Read more of Tracey Loscar's work on EMS World's website: "The Midlife Medic: Leave a Message at the Tones"

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Tracey Loscar, BA, NRP

EMS Operations Chief, Matanuska-Susitna (Mat-Su) Borough EMS
Tracey Loscar, BA, NRP, FP-C, is the EMS Operations Chief at Matanuska-Susitna Borough Department of Emergency Services in Wasilla, Alaska. Her adventures started on the East Coast, where she spent 27 years serving as a paramedic, educator, and supervisor in Newark, NJ.  She is a... Read More →

Wednesday October 31, 2018 2:30pm - 3:00pm CDT
Room 101CD