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Friday, November 2 • 9:15am - 10:15am
Top 10 EMS Myths

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Was everything you were taught in paramedic school a lie?  Kevin, an active paramedic and long time educator, and Sean, an EM physician and past paramedic, will bust some of the most common myths out there.  Do you need to start an IV on everyone?  How about treating cardiac asthma?  Do orthostatic vital signs work?  Do you even know how correctly perform them?  What about oxygen for chest pain? Should we use medications for cardiac arrest?  Even more topics include hemostatic dressings, transport and response times, managing tension pneumothorax, flail chest, and sucking chest wounds, permissive hypotension, fluid resuscitation, bleeding control, TXA. We will answer these questions with evidence-based facts that you can bring home to your agency.

Faculty
avatar for Kevin Collopy, BA, FP-C, CCEMT-P, NRP, CMTE

Kevin Collopy, BA, FP-C, CCEMT-P, NRP, CMTE

Clinical Outcomes Manager, NHRMC AirLink/VitaLink Critical Care Transport
Kevin Collopy, BA, FP-C, CCEMT-P, NRP, CMTE is the clinical outcomes manager for NHRMC AirLink/VitaLink Critical Care Transport where he oversees the program's research, education, risk management, and quality assurance. Kevin regularly speaks across the United States and has taught... Read More →
avatar for Sean Kivlehan, MD, MPH

Sean Kivlehan, MD, MPH

Emergency Medicine Attending Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Sean Kivlehan, MD, MPH is an emergency medicine attending physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, a level one trauma and burn center.  He is also an Instructor at Harvard Medical School, Affiliate Faculty at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, and Director of the... Read More →



Friday November 2, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 207CD