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Monday, October 29
 

7:00am

The Pittman Course
This two-day comprehensive review is designed to provide participants a thorough review of complex subject matter critical care transport providers are expected to understand according to the FP-C® and CCP-C® exam detail content outlines. The Association is a strong supporter of the FP-C® and CCP-C® certifications and we are honored to be awarded the privilege of offering The Pittman course.  Corey Pittman was a well-known certified flight paramedic from North Carolina and a nationally-recognized educator/speaker whose review course yielded one of the highest first time pass rates in the nation.  In 2016, Corey's sudden and untimely death stunned the industry and devastated his wife and two young children.  A portion of the proceeds from every course goes to the Pittman family. Carefully selected instructors will walk students through advanced critical care concepts and patient management principles.  They build upon fundamental knowledge, working from years of experience illustrating key points with practical examples.

Monday October 29, 2018 7:00am - 6:00pm
Room 208B

8:00am

8:00am

AMLS Basics
Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS), our gold standard course for emergency medical assessment and treatment, is now available at the BLS level. This 16-hour classroom course is specifically designed for emergency medical technicians. The course covers the same materials as AMLS, at a level appropriate for EMTs. Students learn to recognize and manage common medical crises through realistic case-based scenarios that challenge students to apply their knowledge to highly critical patients. The course emphasizes the use of scene size-up, history, interactive group discussion on potential treatment strategies, and physical exam to systematically rule out and consider possibilities and probabilities in treating patients’ medical crises.

Participants will receive 16 hours of CAPCE-approved credit and the textbook is included.

Faculty

Monday October 29, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm
Room 106ABC

8:00am

EMS Patient Safety Boot Camp
Reducing preventable harm to patients is comprised of theories, concepts and actionable steps. Furthermore, reducing preventable harm is not a race but rather a journey as it requires a plan to reach a destination of safer care.  The EMS Patient Safety Boot Camp is designed to support leaders in developing their patient safety plan or enhancing their current plan.

The Boot Camp is an EMS specific, hands‐on workshop that educates attendees on patient safety foundations and theories.

The program builds the framework of understanding patient safety concluding with the development of a customized patient safety plan for attendees.

The program is designed to develop internal patient safety champions or support the development of a patient safety specialist as well as any EMS leader, educators and medical director who desires reducing preventable harm.

Presentations are in TED talk type of fashion which are followed by facilitated small group workouts that are completed in the workbook.   An electronic version of the workbook is also given to each attendee that has 22 patient safety tools and resources.

The workbook offers a template of the patient safety plan which is completed during the day and guided by a prioritization matrix for next steps.

Read more of Lee Varner's work on EMS World's website: What is Your Patient Safety Culture?

Faculty
avatar for Jennifer McCarthy, MAS, NRP, CHSE

Jennifer McCarthy, MAS, NRP, CHSE

President/Founder, 579 Solutions
Jennifer McCarthy MAS, NRP, CHSE serves as the President and founder of 579 Solutions, a simulation and education consulting company. She also is the founding member, Associate Professor and Director of the Paramedic Science Program at Bergen Community College in Lyndhurst, NJ. She... Read More →
avatar for Eunice Halverson, MS, CPPS

Eunice Halverson, MS, CPPS

Patient Safety Specialist, Center for Patient Safety
Eunice Halverson maintains a passion for improving patient safety. As such, in her role as Patient Safety Specialist for the Center, she enthusiastically assists organizations with education, data analysis, and sharing trends and practices to improve patient safety across the continuum... Read More →
avatar for Lee Varner, MS, EMS, CPPS, EMT-P

Lee Varner, MS, EMS, CPPS, EMT-P

Patient Safety Director for EMS Services, Center for Patient Safety
Lee is the Patient Safety Director for EMS Services at the Center for Patient Safety. Lee is a certified Just Culture Trainer and a Certified Professional in Patient Safety. Lee is also a founding member of the National EMS Safety Council and an active member of the NAEMT.
avatar for James Woodson, MD, FACEP

James Woodson, MD, FACEP

Founder, Pulsara
James Woodson, MD, FACEP, is a Board-Certified Emergency Physician whose passion is to serve. He is Founder of Pulsara and the Alpine Compassion Clinic, which provides free preventative care to those in need in the East Texas Community. After completing his Emergency Medicine specialty... Read More →
avatar for Peter Antevy, MD

Peter Antevy, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine, EMS Medical Director, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
Peter Antevy, MD is a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in South Florida and the founder of Pediatric Emergency Standards Inc.  He serves as the Medical Director for Davie Fire-Rescue, Southwest Ranches Fire Rescue and American Ambulance... Read More →


Monday October 29, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm
Room 201A

8:00am

EMS Supervisor Leadership Academy 2.0
This full-day leadership academy, based on public safety leadership curriculum and the NEMSMA Seven Pillars of EMS Officer Competencies, provides aspiring and new supervisors with several critical skills they need in order to perform in their new role. The workshop is broken up into seven parts, with each part related to one of the “Seven Pillars of EMS Officer Competencies – Supervisor Officer." Each section uses hands on group activities from the academy curriculum and is based on a competency needed to perform well as a new Supervising Officer. The academy will cover communication skills and techniques, conflict management, public speaking, process improvement and ethics.

Faculty
avatar for Ryan Greenberg, MBA, FACPE, NRP, EMD

Ryan Greenberg, MBA, FACPE, NRP, EMD

National EMS Management Association
Ryan Greenberg has spent the past nearly 20 years working in EMS from EMT to Chief of EMS. Ryan has focused his career on building hospital based EMS systems across the northeast while always remaining an active Paramedic, Fire Fighter, Educator and EMS Advocate. Ryan received his... Read More →
avatar for Jared Oscarson, NRP, FACPE

Jared Oscarson, NRP, FACPE

EMS Director, Dodge Center Ambulance
Jared Oscarson is the EMS Director at Dodge Center Ambulance, a community-based ambulance with a combination of paid and volunteer staff in Dodge Center, Minnesota. His 13 years of experience in EMS working as a Paramedic include high-volume ALS, rural hospital-based EMS and air medical... Read More →


Monday October 29, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm
Room 201B

10:00am

Nashville Fire Department Ridealongs
Ridealongs with the Nashville Fire Department are available to EMS World Expo attendees from Monday, October 29 to Friday, November 2.

Ridealong participants will need to schedule their own transportation to and from the station. All stations are located in the downtown Nashville area. Participants should arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled ridealong time and must provide proof of certification.

Monday October 29, 2018 10:00am - 2:00pm
Medic Unit

1:00pm

PHTLS 9th Edition Instructor Update
NAEMT's Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) is recognized around the world as the leading continuing education program for prehospital emergency trauma care. The mission of PHTLS is to promote excellence in trauma patient management by all providers involved in the delivery of prehospital care. PHTLS is developed by NAEMT in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons' Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT). Now in its 9th edition, the PHTLS Instructor Update prepares instructors to teach the revised course. Members of the NAEMT Prehospital Trauma Committee will review the role of ACS-COT in the development of the PHTLS 9th edition; discuss the compendium of changes to the PHTLS textbook; review changes to the course modules, schedule, and learning objectives; explain the purpose and content of the new PHTLS student manual; discuss updates to the PHTLS Military Edition textbook; and present changes to the PHT Committee’s TECC and TECC-LEO courses. Current PHTLS instructors who attend the Instructor Update will be qualified to teach the 9th edition PHTLS course.

The update is designed for current PHTLS instructors.
 
Participants will receive 4 hours of CAPCE approved credit and the textbook and instructor materials are included.

Listen to Dr. Faizan Arshad discuss PHTLS on the EMS Nation podcast here!

Faculty

Monday October 29, 2018 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Davidson Ballroom ABC

1:00pm

CCTA: Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attack Workshop
The world has seen countless terrorist attacks of varying sizes and degrees. First responders have trained extensively to be prepared for these attacks, but are they preparing for the most complex attacks? Choose from a variety of roles such as Rescue Task Force, HazMat tech, or Unified Command and experience a multi-pronged, simultaneous event terrorist attack drill.

This workshop will provide leaders and commanders from EMS and Law Enforcement the opportunity of a lifetime. The participants will receive instruction from  top notch leaders in the fire service as well as law enforcement.  

This class will deliver the ins and outs of Unified Command in the Active Shooter Environment, as well as opportunities to experience the elements of a multi-pronged attack, commonly referred to as a "Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attack."  

After a didactic lesson, the participants will command actual EMS and Law Enforcement professionals, and for the first time we will pair this training to the Active Shooter Workshop, with lanes that mirror the workshop to give the participants an opportunity to engage and command.

At the conclusion of the training the "Commanders" will meet the "Troops" in a joint wrap-up session with an opportunity for Q&A.

The Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attack workshop will be held at the Bridgestone Arena, directly across the street from the Nashville Music City Center. 

Faculty
avatar for Michael Wright, NREMT-P

Michael Wright, NREMT-P

Fire Captain, Community Paramedic, Tactical Medic, Milwaukee Fire Department
Michael has been a full-time employee of the Milwaukee Fire Department since 1999 and has risen to the rank of Fire Captain.  He is currently licensed as a Nationally Registered Paramedic for 13+ years as well as a  State of Wisconsin Tactical Medic, State of Wisconsin EMS Instructor... Read More →



Monday October 29, 2018 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Bridgestone Arena

2:00pm

Nashville Fire Department Ridealongs
Ridealongs with the Nashville Fire Department are available to EMS World Expo attendees from Monday, October 29 to Friday, November 2.

Ridealong participants will need to schedule their own transportation to and from the station. All stations are located in the downtown Nashville area. Participants should arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled ridealong time and must provide proof of certification.

Monday October 29, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Medic Unit

5:30pm

6:00pm

Nashville Fire Department Ridealongs
Ridealongs with the Nashville Fire Department are available to EMS World Expo attendees from Monday, October 29 to Friday, November 2.

Ridealong participants will need to schedule their own transportation to and from the station. All stations are located in the downtown Nashville area. Participants should arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled ridealong time and must provide proof of certification.

Monday October 29, 2018 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Medic Unit
 
Tuesday, October 30
 

7:00am

The Pittman Course
This two-day comprehensive review is designed to provide participants a thorough review of complex subject matter critical care transport providers are expected to understand according to the FP-C® and CCP-C® exam detail content outlines. The Association is a strong supporter of the FP-C® and CCP-C® certifications and we are honored to be awarded the privilege of offering The Pittman course.  Corey Pittman was a well-known certified flight paramedic from North Carolina and a nationally-recognized educator/speaker whose review course yielded one of the highest first time pass rates in the nation.  In 2016, Corey's sudden and untimely death stunned the industry and devastated his wife and two young children.  A portion of the proceeds from every course goes to the Pittman family. Carefully selected instructors will walk students through advanced critical care concepts and patient management principles.  They build upon fundamental knowledge, working from years of experience illustrating key points with practical examples.

Tuesday October 30, 2018 7:00am - 6:00pm
Room 208B

7:30am

World Trauma Symposium: New Threats – New Solutions
The theme for the 2018 World Trauma Symposium will be New Threats – New Solutions. The Symposium will include presentations on Pediatric Trauma, Prehospital Coagulopathy, Innovations in TBI Management and Detection, Damage Control Resuscitation (including use of TXA), Building Resiliency to Respond to Trauma, and much more.

Participants will receive up to 8 hours of CAPCE, CME or nursing credit. Price includes continental breakfast and lunch.


8:00 a.m.     New Threats, New Solutions
                        Alexander Eastman, MD, MPH, FACS
8:05 a.m.     Hemorrhage Control Before Airway: What Are We Doing?
                        Kenji Inaba, MD, FRCSC, FACS  
8:30 a.m.     The Future of EMS and the National Trauma System
                        Eileen Bulger, MD, FACS  
8:55 a.m.     The Role of Private Sector EMS in Times of Crisis
                        Edward Racht, MD
9:20 a.m.     Break
9:30 a.m.     Innovations in TBI Management and Detection
                        Deborah Stein, MD, MPH, FACS, FCCM  
9:55 a.m.     Response to the Manchester Bombing
                        Richard Smith, BSc (Hons), BM (Hons), FRCA
10:20 a.m.   Caring for Ourselves: A Critical Component of Resilience  
                        Kimberly Roaten, PhD CRC
10:45 a.m.   Developing Trauma Systems in Latin America
                        Thomas Scalea, MD
11:10 a.m.   Panel Q&A  
                        Morning Speakers
12:00 p.m.   Lunch
12:30 p.m.   Scott B. Frame Lecture
                        James F. McDonnell
                        Assistant Secretary, DHS Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office

1:30 p.m.     Welcome to Afternoon Session
                        Alexander Eastman, MD, MPH, FACS
1:35 p.m.     Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta (REBOA)
                        Megan Brenner, MD, MS  
2:05 p.m.     Assessing Children for Risk of Cervical Spine Injury after Blunt Trauma
                        Julie Leonard, MD, MPH
2:35 p.m.     Intentional Injuries: Novel Mechanisms  
                        Mike Clumpner, PhD, MBA, NRP  
3:05 p.m.     Break & Exhibits
3:30 p.m.     New Threats, New Solutions Debate: Rescue Task Forces and Integrated Response
                        PRO: Ofer Lichtman, NRP
                        CON: Mike Clumpner, PhD, MBA, NRP 
       
4:20 p.m.     Discussion and Questions
4:50 p.m.     Closing Comments
5:00 p.m.     Adjourn

Faculty
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Kimberly Roaten, PhD, CRC

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dr. Kimberly Roaten, PhD, CRC, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas and the Director of Quality for Safety, Education and Implementation for the behavioral health service line at Parkland Health and Hospital System... Read More →
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Eileen Bulger, MD, FACS

Chief of Trauma, Harborview Medical Center
Eileen M. Bulger, MD, FACS is a professor of surgery at the University of Washington, Chief of Trauma at Harborview Medical Center and Chair of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma.
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Kenji Inaba, MD, FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery, Emergency Medicine and Anesthesia, University of Southern California
Kenji Inaba, MD, FACS is an Associate Professor of Surgery, Emergency Medicine and Anesthesia at the University of Southern California. He is the Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery, and the Program Director for the Surgery Residency and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship. He is... Read More →
avatar for Richard Smith, BSc (Hons) BM (Hons) FRCA

Richard Smith, BSc (Hons) BM (Hons) FRCA

Consultant Trauma Resuscitation Anesthetist, Royal Stoke University Hospital
Dr. Smith is a Consultant Trauma Resuscitation Anesthetist at the Royal Stoke University Hospital Major Trauma Centre, recently rated number one in the United Kingdom for survival rates. His prehospital roles include working as a regular HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Service) doctor... Read More →
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James McDonnell, MA

Assistant Secretary, Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
In May 2018, Mr. James F. McDonnell was appointed by President Trump to serve as the Assistant Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Office. The mission of the newly-established CWMD Office is to counter attempts... Read More →
avatar for Ed Racht, MD

Ed Racht, MD

Chief Medical Officer, American Medical Response
Ed Racht, MD, is the chief medical officer for American Medical Response.
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Julie Leonard, MD, MPH

Associate Professor/Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician, The Ohio State University/Nationwide Children's Hospital
Dr. Julie Leonard is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine; Columbus Ohio. She completed medical school, residency and fellowship at Washington University; St. Louis Missouri. Dr. Leonard practices medicine in the emergency department... Read More →
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Mike Clumpner, PhD, MBA, NRP

President, Threat Suppression, Inc.
Dr. Mike Clumpner is the President and Chief Executive Officer at Threat Suppression, a public safety consulting firm headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is a 26-year veteran of public safety, with 23 years’ experience as a career firefighter/paramedic. Mike currently... Read More →


Tuesday October 30, 2018 7:30am - 5:00pm
Davidson Ballroom ABC

8:00am

Teleflex Prehospital Emergency Care Procedural Cadaver Lab
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 anatomy will include airway, chest cavity, and vascular access landmarks. Under expert instruction, participants will have the opportunity to practice the following procedural skills: basic airway management, direct and video laryngoscope intubation, intraosseous access, and various other emergency procedures. The participants will have the opportunity for anatomical exploration as it relates to these procedures, providing a unique appreciation of the anatomy and the impact of the disease process. An analysis of the unnecessary risk and the potential for complications when these procedures are performed in suboptimal conditions will be explored. Key opinion leaders, nationally known EMS medical directors, and EMS providers will serve as faculty for this program.

Please note: This workshop is intended for ALS providers and above.

Key opinion leaders, nationally-known EMS medical directors, and EMS providers will serve as faculty for this program. 

Tuesday October 30, 2018 8:00am - 11:00am
Room 104

8:00am

Active Shooter Workshop
EMS providers, firefighters, and other emergency responders are being called to situations involving an active assailant with alarming frequency. During this hands-on, scenario-based workshop, participants will learn how to respond to these incidents learning the "how" and "what" to do. This 4-hour course provides an introduction to Rescue Task Force (RTF) training for an Active Shooter Mass Casualty Incident (AS/MCI), like providing rapid medical treatment and extraction. The course is designed to show how responders can work together to implement survivor care and removal from an incident scene using RTF principles.

Faculty
avatar for Michael Wright, NREMT-P

Michael Wright, NREMT-P

Fire Captain, Community Paramedic, Tactical Medic, Milwaukee Fire Department
Michael has been a full-time employee of the Milwaukee Fire Department since 1999 and has risen to the rank of Fire Captain.  He is currently licensed as a Nationally Registered Paramedic for 13+ years as well as a  State of Wisconsin Tactical Medic, State of Wisconsin EMS Instructor... Read More →


Tuesday October 30, 2018 8:00am - 12:00pm
Room 101

8:00am

MCI Moulage: Preparing for the Worst
Join moulage expert and author Bobbie Merica in this hands-on workshop of active shooter/MCI moulage and training application inside an instructional setting. Utilizing CORE techniques to overcome training challenges, participants will gain basic and intermediate wound development training, scenario staging an MCI experience including an active shooter, explosions, burns and sensory engagement. Designed to train participants in the comprehensive use of building and incorporating realistic moulage into the training paradigm, our simple approach to training efficacy has been refined from years of complex training experiences in assisting learners in bridging the gap between simulated training exercise and real-life events. Join us in creating beginner, intermediate, and accessory moulage as indicated by RTF, active shooter, and CBRNE/MCI training and response. Learn how to save time and resources while supporting agency training outcomes in this all-hazard moulage workshop.

Read more of Bobbie Merica's work on EMS World's website:
"Wound of the Month (Industrial Series): Anhydrous Injury"​​​
"Wound of the Month (Industrial Series): Closed Fracture with Bruising"​​​

Faculty
avatar for Bobbie Merica, SME, Author

Bobbie Merica, SME, Author

CEO, Moulage Concepts Inc.
Moulage Concepts Inc. CEO and Founder, Bobbie Merica, has been the leader in medical moulage since 2009. Upon discovering the absence of moulage specific to a clinical/hospital setting, she developed the first of a series of 3D moulage wounds and training workshop specific to training... Read More →


Tuesday October 30, 2018 8:00am - 12:00pm
Room 207D

8:00am

Point-of-Care Ultrasound Workshop
This hands-on workshop will teach participants the basics of the Rapid Ultrasound in Shock and Hypotension (RUSH) exam. After learning and practicing the exam in the classroom, participants will put their knowledge to work in a series of high-fidelity simulations.

Read more of Dr. Bowman and Branden Miesemer's work on EMS World's website: "Using Ultrasound for Stroke"​​​

Faculty
avatar for Jason Bowman, MD, MS, CCEMT-P

Jason Bowman, MD, MS, CCEMT-P

Co-Founder/Chief Medical Officer, EMSPOCUS
Jason Bowman, MD, MS, CCEMT-P, is a resident emergency physician and spent over 10 years as a paramedic. He serves as Chief Medical Officer for EMSPOCUS and has been teaching prehospital ultrasound since he started a program at his service in 2009.
avatar for Branden Miesemer, NRP, FP-C

Branden Miesemer, NRP, FP-C

Flight Paramedic
Branden Miesemer, NRP, FP-C, is a flight paramedic in the Midwest. He is an advocate for EMS progression and education, especially on the topic of point-of-care ultrasound.
avatar for Jamie Goodpaster, NRP, FP-C

Jamie Goodpaster, NRP, FP-C

Content Developer, EMS POCUS
Jamie Goodpaster NRP, FP-C is the Executive Director of Jessamine County EMS and instructor/content developer for EMSPOCUS. His service is currently involved in point of care ultrasound research with a focus in lung ultrasound. Jessamine County EMS was the first service in the state... Read More →


Tuesday October 30, 2018 8:00am - 12:00pm
Room 207C

8:00am

Processing Stress and Building Resilience Through Yoga
Attendees will be introduced to the original intention behind the practice of yoga, why it’s beneficial specifically to first responders as well as addressing the misconceptions about yoga and how these misconceptions have isolated the first responder culture from this useful tool. Following this introduction, attendees will be familiarized with the science of how the nervous system and brain function and is affected by this line work. It will be explained how these effects can either be debilitating, or, by changing the experience of stress enhance abilities and longevity of one’s career as well as fulfillment in life as a whole. The second half of the training will speak to Yoga For First Responders Protocol specifically and how to take these principles from strategic to tactical and apply them to other skills as well as in training. Attendees will understand how our method is directed to fit into the fabric of first responder culture as well as practical ways to implement this skill set immediately into one's department and training methods. Attendees will then get to experience a demo class so they can walk away from this training with self-regulation exercises to practice immediately.

Faculty
avatar for Olivia Kvitne, ERYT 500, YACEP

Olivia Kvitne, ERYT 500, YACEP

CEO, Yoga for First Responders
Olivia Kvitne, ERYT 500, YACEP has been a yoga instructor since 2003 having studied with masters throughout the U.S. and India, obtaining the highest accreditation for yoga education and instruction. In 2011, after working with military and veterans diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress... Read More →


Tuesday October 30, 2018 8:00am - 12:00pm
Room 208A

8:00am

All Hazards Disaster Response
NAEMT’s All Hazards Disaster Response (AHDR) course teaches students how to respond to the many types of disaster scenarios they may encounter, including natural disasters and infrastructure failings, fires and radiological events, pandemics, active shooter incidents, and other mass casualty events. AHDR educates participants on how to analyze potential threats in their area, assess available resources, and create a response plan that will save lives. Students will conduct a “hazards vulnerability analysis” to assess features of their environment, both natural and man-made, that pose risk, along with assessing the needs of vulnerable populations, such as assisted-living residents or hospital patients that need special consideration during such an event. The course culminates with a large-scale mass casualty activity.

Participants will receive 8 hours of CAPCE-approved credit and the student manual is included.

Faculty

Tuesday October 30, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm
Room 105A

8:00am

AMLS Basics
Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS), our gold standard course for emergency medical assessment and treatment, is now available at the BLS level. This 16-hour classroom course is specifically designed for emergency medical technicians. The course covers the same materials as AMLS, at a level appropriate for EMTs. Students learn to recognize and manage common medical crises through realistic case-based scenarios that challenge students to apply their knowledge to highly critical patients. The course emphasizes the use of scene size-up, history, interactive group discussion on potential treatment strategies, and physical exam to systematically rule out and consider possibilities and probabilities in treating patients’ medical crises.

Participants will receive 16 hours of CAPCE-approved credit and the textbook is included.

Faculty

Tuesday October 30, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm
Room 106ABC

8:00am

Creating an Evidence-Based Practice for EMS in Integrated Healthcare
Over the past few years, we have seen a proliferation of mobile integrated healthcare and community paramedicine (MIH-CP) programs launched by EMS agencies. Many programs that were initially funded by grant monies now need to find ways to be financially sustainable. In addition, EMS agencies need to prove the clinical value of the patient care they are delivering within the community paramedic model. Part of this process involves developing evidence-based practice for EMS in the integrated healthcare environment. This workshop will outline research methods, data capture, and useful metrics related to program funding and patient outcomes. Objectives will include: research methodologies; data retrieval strategies and informatics; outcome measurements; and development of an integrative healthcare research agenda. This workshop has been developed by the Prehospital Care Research Forum (PCRF) at UCLA, which has educated more than 500 individuals in prehospital care research over the last 15 years.

Faculty
avatar for Dan Swayze, DrPH, MBA, MEMS

Dan Swayze, DrPH, MBA, MEMS

Vice President, COO, Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania
Dan Swayze, DrPH, MBA, MEMS, is the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania. He is considered a pioneer in the field of community paramedicine.
avatar for Baxter Larmon, PhD, MICP

Baxter Larmon, PhD, MICP

Director Emeritus, UCLA Center for Prehospital Care
Bax Larmon, PhD, MICP, is Professor of Medicine at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Emeritus Director of the UCLA Center for Prehospital Care and Prehospital Care Research Forum.  Dr. Larmon has a vast amount of experience in EMS. He has worked as an ambulance attendant... Read More →
avatar for Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, NREMT

Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, NREMT

Chief Strategic Integration Officer, MedStar Mobile Healthcare
Matt is the Chief Strategic Integration Officer for MedStar Mobile Healthcare in Fort Worth, TX.  He has helped guide the implementation and financial sustainability of numerous innovative programs with healthcare partners that have transformed MedStar fully as a Mobile Integrated... Read More →


Tuesday October 30, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm
Room 201A

8:00am

Handtevy Pre-Hospital Pediatric Instructor Course
This CAPCE-certified hands-on and lecture course is intended to certify instructors to teach the Handtevy Pre-Hospital Pediatric Provider Course at their department and earn credit. The course uses the basictenets of ACLS training as the foundation and focuses on the skills needed to rapidly and accurately treat the sick and injured pediatric patient.

Note: Prerequisites include instructor-level certification, 3 years of clinical experience, and a valid ACLS card (or equivalent).

Faculty
avatar for Peter Antevy, MD

Peter Antevy, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine, EMS Medical Director, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
Peter Antevy, MD is a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in South Florida and the founder of Pediatric Emergency Standards Inc.  He serves as the Medical Director for Davie Fire-Rescue, Southwest Ranches Fire Rescue and American Ambulance... Read More →



Tuesday October 30, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm
Room 201B

8:00am

The Teaching Course EMS: Part 1: Fighting for Spotlight; Part 2: Scene Safe, Sim Safe
The Teaching Co-Op workshop will tell you how to be a better teacher. This workshop is about the pragmatic and practical approach of translating the science of teaching and learning into something that makes a real difference at the bedside (or stretcherside), online, in workshops and in the classroom. Our focus in this 8 hours is to provide you with tools to improve your presentations and your simulation activities. So, your students will learn more and learn more easily. Simply put, this course makes you a better teacher and learner. You will do things differently as a result and it will work.  You will come away with new ideas, tips and techniques that you can immediately put into practice. Our aim is to make you a better educator, your learners better students, and most importantly, to improve the care of your patients.

Agenda:
Fighting for Spotlight (Pre-Hospital Living the FOAM Life)
8:00-8:30 Welcome Plenary: Am I good enough? Ashley Liebig
8:30-12:00 Presentation Design- Salim Rezaie
8:30-9:30 The Story Workshop
9:30-10:30 The Media Workshop
10:30-10:45 BREAK
10:45-11:30 The Performance Workshop
11:30-12:00 Putting it All Together
12:00 -1:00 LUNCH
Scene Safe, Sim Safe (Training Beyond the Scenario)? (Lubbers & team)
1:00-1:30 Welcome Plenary: Sex, Shoes & Stress Ashley Liebig
1:30 -2:30 Prebrief/Debrief Workshop
2:30 - 3:15 Recognizing the Human Factors Workshop
3:15-3:30 BREAK
3:30-4:15 Remediating the Difficult Learner Workshop
4:15 -5:00 Stretcherside Teaching/Mentoring/Feedback Workshop

Faculty
avatar for Ashley Liebig, BSN, RN, CCRN

Ashley Liebig, BSN, RN, CCRN

Chief Clinical Supervisor/Rescue Specialist, Travis County STAR Flight
Ashley Liebig, BSN RN CCRN is a HEMS Flight Nurse and Helicopter Rescue Specialist with Travis County STARFlight. Prior to her flight and rescue career, Ashley served in the US Army as a combat medic with the 101st Airborne Division. She is known around the world as a teacher of managing... Read More →
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Julie Derringer, MSN, RN, CEN

CME Coordinator, The Teaching Co-Op
Julie Derringer, MSN, RN CEN, is  the CME Coordinator for The Teaching Coop. Miss Derringer coordinates all national and international CME activities for The Teaching CoOp, assists with the CME planning for scanFOAM in Denmark and continues to be active in developing CNE activities... Read More →
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Salim R. Rezaie, MD

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine, Greater San Antonio Emergency Physicians (GSEP)
Salim R. Rezaie, MD is a front line emergency medicine/internal medicine physician at a democratic community group called Greater San Antonio Emergency Physicians (GSEP) and is currently serving as the director of clinical education for the physicians and APPs. He completed his medical... Read More →
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Morten Lindkvist, NREMT-P

Advanced Paramedic, FOAMmedic, CAMES
Morten Lindkvist, NREMT-P, is a Course director for prehospital education at CAMES and active CC paramedic, and Co-creator of FOAMmedic blog, a blog dedicated to bring  the English FOAM world to Danish EMS.
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Ginger Locke, BA, NRP

Associate Professor of EMS Professions, Austin Community College
Ginger Locke is infatuated with the minds of medics. As an Associate Professor of EMS Professions at Austin Community College (Austin, Texas) and as the creator of the Medic Mindset podcast, she has immersed herself in the art and science of thinking and performing under pressure... Read More →
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Tyler Christifulli, CCP, FP-C, NRP

Flight Paramedic/Podcaster, Lifelink III
Tyler Christifulli is a flight paramedic for LifeLink III in St Paul, Minnesota. He is the co-creator of FOAMfrat blog and podcast, and an active educator for FlightBridgeED. Coming up on 11 years in EMS, Tyler is focused on innovating the ways in which we teach emergency and critical... Read More →



Tuesday October 30, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm
Room 207A

9:00am

Pediatric Procedures, Practice, & Playtime: Hands-on Emergency Anatomy & Skills Review
This one-of-a-kind, hands-on course was developed to help review and reinforce the essentials of pediatric emergency skills and procedural anatomy "from the inside out."  Scalpels and scenarios, paired with step-by-step video and instructor-guided dissections, allow attendees to experience an unforgettable view of medical and traumatic pediatric emergencies. Note: Emergency skills will be practiced on harvested pig organs. No animals were euthanized for the purpose of this course.

Check out video footage of the course here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjbdfQgOSw0

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Lisa DeBoer

Co-Founder and President, Pedi-Ed-Trics Emergency Medical Solutions
Lisa DeBoer started out in the world of EMS in 1991 with dreams of becoming part of a medevac flight team one day. However, after living through a horrific ambulance crash, Lisa's ideas for what she thought her future would look like, altered forever! What she used to call "the worst... Read More →
avatar for Scott DeBoer, RN, MSN, CPEN, CEN, CCRN, CFRN, EMT-P

Scott DeBoer, RN, MSN, CPEN, CEN, CCRN, CFRN, EMT-P

Founder, Pedi-Ed-Trics
Scott DeBoer is a dynamic seminar leader with over 25 years of emergency, critical care, & flight nursing experience. He currently is a critical care transport nurse for MedEx Chicago after 22 years of flight nursing for the University of Chicago Aeromedical Network and is the founder... Read More →



Tuesday October 30, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Room 207B

10:00am

Nashville Fire Department Ridealongs
Ridealongs with the Nashville Fire Department are available to EMS World Expo attendees from Monday, October 29 to Friday, November 2.

Ridealong participants will need to schedule their own transportation to and from the station. All stations are located in the downtown Nashville area. Participants should arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled ridealong time and must provide proof of certification.

Tuesday October 30, 2018 10:00am - 2:00pm
Medic Unit

11:00am

1:00pm

Teleflex Prehospital Emergency Care Procedural Cadaver Lab
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 anatomy will include airway, chest cavity, and vascular access landmarks. Under expert instruction, participants will have the opportunity to practice the following procedural skills: basic airway management, direct and video laryngoscope intubation, intraosseous access, and various other emergency procedures. The participants will have the opportunity for anatomical exploration as it relates to these procedures, providing a unique appreciation of the anatomy and the impact of the disease process. An analysis of the unnecessary risk and the potential for complications when these procedures are performed in suboptimal conditions will be explored. Key opinion leaders, nationally known EMS medical directors, and EMS providers will serve as faculty for this program.

Please note: This workshop is intended for ALS providers and above.

Key opinion leaders, nationally-known EMS medical directors, and EMS providers will serve as faculty for this program. 

Tuesday October 30, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 104

1:00pm

Active Shooter Workshop
EMS providers, firefighters, and other emergency responders are being called to situations involving an active assailant with alarming frequency. During this hands-on, scenario-based workshop, participants will learn how to respond to these incidents learning the "how" and "what" to do. This 4-hour course provides an introduction to Rescue Task Force (RTF) training for an Active Shooter Mass Casualty Incident (AS/MCI), like providing rapid medical treatment and extraction. The course is designed to show how responders can work together to implement survivor care and removal from an incident scene using RTF principles.

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avatar for Michael Wright, NREMT-P

Michael Wright, NREMT-P

Fire Captain, Community Paramedic, Tactical Medic, Milwaukee Fire Department
Michael has been a full-time employee of the Milwaukee Fire Department since 1999 and has risen to the rank of Fire Captain.  He is currently licensed as a Nationally Registered Paramedic for 13+ years as well as a  State of Wisconsin Tactical Medic, State of Wisconsin EMS Instructor... Read More →


Tuesday October 30, 2018 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 101

1:00pm

Bringing Back the Dead: The Revolutionary Rialto Approach to Improving SCA Outcomes
It is time for the EMS and Fire community to change the way it views cardiac arrest. Survival should be commonplace, not the exception. Achieving high survival rates is not as difficult as you might think. The Rialto (California) Fire Department has developed a Cardiac Arrest Survival Tool Box that, when fully implemented, improves cardiac arrest outcomes. Other agencies such as Lawrence-Douglas County (Kansas) Fire Medical have implemented this approach with modifications to fit into their system and have seen exciting preliminary results. Join Rialto EMS Chief, Joe Powell, and Lawrence-Douglas County’s EMS Division Chief, Kevin Joles, to learn about the science behind the tool box, how it can be implemented in your department, and be inspired to increase cardiac arrest survival for those who live, work and play in your community.

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Joseph Powell, MICP

EMS Coordinator, Rialto Fire Department
Joe Powell, MICP, EMSC runs the transport and non-transport Emergency Medical Services division of the Rialto Fire Department. Joe has been a member of Rialto Fire’s command staff for over 14 years and has been a practicing paramedic in San Bernardino County for over 27 years. Joe... Read More →
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Kevin Joles, NREMT-P

Division Chief of EMS, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire and Medical
Kevin Joles, NREMT-P is the Division Chief of EMS for Lawrence-Douglas County Fire and Medical in Lawrence, KS. Prior to his position as Division Chief, Kevin was Captain of EMS Operations and EMS Training in the City of Olathe where he lead clinical education for the City and collaboratively... Read More →


Tuesday October 30, 2018 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 208A

1:00pm

Point-of-Care Ultrasound Workshop
This hands-on workshop will teach participants the basics of the Rapid Ultrasound in Shock and Hypotension (RUSH) exam. After learning and practicing the exam in the classroom, participants will put their knowledge to work in a series of high-fidelity simulations.

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Jason Bowman, MD, MS, CCEMT-P

Co-Founder/Chief Medical Officer, EMSPOCUS
Jason Bowman, MD, MS, CCEMT-P, is a resident emergency physician and spent over 10 years as a paramedic. He serves as Chief Medical Officer for EMSPOCUS and has been teaching prehospital ultrasound since he started a program at his service in 2009.
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Branden Miesemer, NRP, FP-C

Flight Paramedic
Branden Miesemer, NRP, FP-C, is a flight paramedic in the Midwest. He is an advocate for EMS progression and education, especially on the topic of point-of-care ultrasound.
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Jamie Goodpaster, NRP, FP-C

Content Developer, EMS POCUS
Jamie Goodpaster NRP, FP-C is the Executive Director of Jessamine County EMS and instructor/content developer for EMSPOCUS. His service is currently involved in point of care ultrasound research with a focus in lung ultrasound. Jessamine County EMS was the first service in the state... Read More →


Tuesday October 30, 2018 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 207C

1:00pm

Provider Wellness and Mental Health Symposium
The alarming rates of first responder PTSD, suicide and depression are at the forefront of the EMS industry at present.  What issues do you need to be aware of?  What can you do as a provider or decision-maker to recognize and respond to these issues?  Join a group of experts in the field who work directly with first responders as they explore the issues facing EMS providers and come away with concrete ideas and plans for how to make a difference.

1:00-1:20 Mental Health - Monique Rose and Pat Songer
Opening talk about the state of Mental Health in the US compared to other countries pertaining to EMS; removing the stigma and taboo surrounding Mental Health issues of our providers.

1:20-1:30 Brian LaCroix, Launching of emsgrit.org

1:35-1:50 Olivia Kvitne, Mindfulness Training

2:00-2:30 Chris Caulkins, Suicide Among Emergency Responders: The Nature of the Problem and Messaging

2:35-3:05 Ed Rupert, Treatment Modalities for Providers

3:10-3:35 Morgan Anderson, First Responder Stress Loads: Review of the Data

3:40-4:10 Tania Glenn, Author of First Responder Resilience: Caring for Public Servants

4:15-4:30 Lee Varner, Second Victim Phenomenon

4:30-5:00 Round Table Discussion led by presenters: Interactive discussion with resistance training, entry into EMS, and current technology available to EMS Leaders: work with fellow attendees to leave the workshop with a plan of action


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avatar for Tania Glenn, PsyD, LCSW, CCTP

Tania Glenn, PsyD, LCSW, CCTP

Principal, Tania Glenn & Associates, PA
Dr. Tania Glenn is the president of Tania Glenn and Associates (TGA), PA a clinical practice in Austin, TX that is focused on promoting resilience, critical incident response and peer support team training and activation. As a leading national clinician in the treatment of post-traumatic... Read More →
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Lee Varner, MS, EMS, CPPS, EMT-P

Patient Safety Director for EMS Services, Center for Patient Safety
Lee is the Patient Safety Director for EMS Services at the Center for Patient Safety. Lee is a certified Just Culture Trainer and a Certified Professional in Patient Safety. Lee is also a founding member of the National EMS Safety Council and an active member of the NAEMT.
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Pat Songer, NREMT-P, BS, FACPE

Senior Vice President of Operations, Ready Responders
Pat Songer, NREMT-P, BS, FACPE, has been involved in EMS since 1990. He currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Operations for Ready Responders. Previously, he served as EMS Chief for UCHealth EMS in Fort Collins, CO.  UCHealth EMS responds to over 30,000 calls each year... Read More →
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Edward Rupert, MA

Psychotherapist, Emergency Responder Trauma Counselors
Edward Rupert has seen and experienced firsthand the consequences of repeated stressors involved with the First Responder life for over 50 years. In an effort to deal with his own experiences and the toll that it takes on his fellow First Responders, Ed began a lifetime journey to... Read More →
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Morgan Anderson, MPH

Epidemiologist, ImageTrend
Morgan joined the ImageTrend team in January 2017. She graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2011 with a Master’s degree in Public Health with an emphasis in epidemiology. Prior to coming to ImageTrend, Morgan spent 5 years with the Army Public Health Center as an Injury... Read More →
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Brian LaCroix, FACPE, NRP

President and EMS Chief, Allina Health Emergency Medical Services
Brian LaCroix has a 23-year emergency medical services career, which involves being an emergency medical technician, paramedic, educator, author, CISD peer counselor and manager. He has helped develop state emergency medical services for Minnesota and Wisconsin, as well as extended... Read More →
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Monique Rose, NRP

EMS Division Chief, UCHealth EMS
Monique Rose, NRP, is a Division Chief in Colorado. She is a founding partner and the Vice President of Reviving Responders, a non-profit organization whose mission is to raise awareness and find satisfactory resolution to the issues surrounding mental health and suicide in EMS. Chief... Read More →
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Chris Caulkins, MPH, MA, ABD, NRP

President and Executive Director, Strub Caulkins Center for Suicide Research
Having experienced the suicide deaths of his wife, brother, and over ten work colleagues, Chris has studied suicide and related phenomenon extensively and is passionate about saving lives.Chris’ 20+ years of experience as a paramedic and faculty in a college emergency medical services... Read More →
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Olivia Kvitne, ERYT 500, YACEP

CEO, Yoga for First Responders
Olivia Kvitne, ERYT 500, YACEP has been a yoga instructor since 2003 having studied with masters throughout the U.S. and India, obtaining the highest accreditation for yoga education and instruction. In 2011, after working with military and veterans diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress... Read More →


Tuesday October 30, 2018 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 207D

2:00pm

Nashville Fire Department Ridealongs
Ridealongs with the Nashville Fire Department are available to EMS World Expo attendees from Monday, October 29 to Friday, November 2.

Ridealong participants will need to schedule their own transportation to and from the station. All stations are located in the downtown Nashville area. Participants should arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled ridealong time and must provide proof of certification.

Tuesday October 30, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Medic Unit

3:00pm

5:30pm

Civilian Mass Shootings: Is Death From Ballistic Wounds Preventable?
Babak Sarani, former EMT and now trauma surgeon at a busy metropolitan hospital, draws upon patient cases and his experiences in the operating room and the trauma bay to review the basic principles of ballistics.  What are the most common causes of death following civilian public shooting events? Dr. Sarani will review the only study published to date to describe causes of death and the incidence of potentially preventable death following these events. The talk ends by discussing changes in operating procedure and strategy that may mitigate death following active shooter events.

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Babak Sarani, MD, FACS, FCCM

Director of the Center for Trauma and Critical Care, George Washington University Hospital
Babak Sarani, MD, FACS, FCCM is an actively practicing surgeon at George Washington University Hospital who holds board certification in both critical care surgery and general surgery as well as holding a Professorship at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health... Read More →


Tuesday October 30, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 207D

5:30pm

My Colleagues Killed My Sister and Mother: Why Are Medical Errors Still Happening?
In 1982 and again in 2002, medical errors were responsible for the deaths of the presenter's sister and mother. The 20-year separation of occurrences not only reinforced the reality that healthcare providers of all levels are responsible for no less than 90,000 fatalities per year, but that most are preventable; many 100% preventable! This presentation will address the Institute of Medicine's "To Err is Human" findings, from the actions of providers to the families they devastate. This uniquely personal session will offer an up-close perspective of a person who dedicated his life to caring for the sick and injured, only to have his heart ripped out twice because his colleagues were careless.

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Robert Waddell II, retired EMT-P, BS

Training Manager, SAM Medical
Robert K. (Bob) Waddell II, EMT-P (ret), BS, is the Training Manager for SAM Medical, has worked for more than 43 as an EMS professional in the areas of clinical, education, administration, policy & regulation, and researcher across the USA and on three other continents.  Bob and... Read More →


Tuesday October 30, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 208A

5:30pm

Sports TBIs in Kids: What Does the Research Say?
The Childress Institute has been studying the youth sports and the incidence and impact of concussions.  This session will review current concussion research and its application to athletes who may be cared for by EMS. The session will encompass discussion of multiple sports, how EMS should manage and evaluate these injuries, and future directions of research and care. 

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Christopher Miles, MD

Medical Director of Athletics, Wake Forest University
Christopher Miles, MD, serves as the Medical Director of Athletics for Wake Forest University (WFU) and is the Associate Program Director for the sports medicine fellowship at WFU School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC. He is active in concussion research and clinical care with athletes... Read More →



Tuesday October 30, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 208B

5:30pm

NAEMT General Membership Meeting and Awards Presentation
The NAEMT Annual meeting provides ample time to network with colleagues, interact with association leaders, and socialize in a fun and relaxing environment. Held in conjunction with EMS World Expo, the NAEMT Annual Meeting is an exclusive event and free of charge to NAEMT members.

 It’s easy for members to become involved in the business of the association and celebrate our EMS profession.


Tuesday October 30, 2018 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Room 202ABC

6:00pm

Nashville Fire Department Ridealongs
Ridealongs with the Nashville Fire Department are available to EMS World Expo attendees from Monday, October 29 to Friday, November 2.

Ridealong participants will need to schedule their own transportation to and from the station. All stations are located in the downtown Nashville area. Participants should arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled ridealong time and must provide proof of certification.

Tuesday October 30, 2018 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Medic Unit

6:45pm

NAEMT Member Reception

Tuesday October 30, 2018 6:45pm - 8:30pm
Room 205ABC
 
Wednesday, October 31
 

7:30am

8:00am

International Scientific EMS Symposium: Best of 2018 Research - Oral Abstracts Session 1
This first session in the International Scientific Symposium is a fast paced blend of presentations. Heather Davis and David Page will moderate the session, leading off with “must-know” project summaries and blending in original projects where the primary investigator will have 15 minutes to describe their research. After each abstract the audience will have the opportunity to make comments and ask probing questions.

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avatar for Heather Davis, EdD, NRP

Heather Davis, EdD, NRP

Associate Director, UCLA Center for Prehospital Care, David Geffen School of Medicine
Heather Davis is the Associate Director for the UCLA Center for Prehospital Care in the David Geffen School of Medicine.  Her previous positions include the Paramedic Program Director for UCLA and the Education Program Director for LA County Fire.  She holds a Doctorate in Educational... Read More →
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David Page, MS, NRP, PhD(c)

Director, Prehospital Care Research Forum, UCLA
David Page is the director of the Prehospital Care Research Forum at UCLA, and field paramedic with Allina Health EMS, in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota.  He is a PhD candidate and senior lecturer at Monash University.  David serves as the chair of the assessment and credentialing... Read More →


Wednesday October 31, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 101E

8:00am

Complex Pelvic Fractures: Management from the Field to Discharge
Join trauma surgeon Babak Sarani as he leads a discussion of the various presentations, management and treatment of traumatic pelvic injuries.  In his role as the director of a busy Level 1 trauma center in Washington, D.C., Dr. Sarani treats traumatic injuries on a daily basis.  This session will review the main mechanisms of injury that result in complex pelvic fractures, associated injuries, and the fundamentals of resuscitation and management of these injuries.

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Babak Sarani, MD, FACS, FCCM

Director of the Center for Trauma and Critical Care, George Washington University Hospital
Babak Sarani, MD, FACS, FCCM is an actively practicing surgeon at George Washington University Hospital who holds board certification in both critical care surgery and general surgery as well as holding a Professorship at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health... Read More →



Wednesday October 31, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 207CD

8:00am

Rapid Sequence Intubation: Avoiding Peri-intubation Hypoxia
Rapid Sequence Intubation (RSI) is a common practice in EMS systems across the nation. Most systems are aware that they should be tracking their intubation success rates but many are unaware of what is happening during the intubation attempts. Recent data has made it clear that there is a high incidence of hypoxia, bradycardia and even cardiac arrest during paramedic RSI. Dr. Jarvis will explain the data behind these events, the very real clinical consequences of them, and describe a bundle of care that has been implemented in his systems to solve these problems.

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Jeff Jarvis, MD, EMT-P

EMS Medical Director, Williamson County EMS
Dr. Jeff Jarvis is the EMS Medical Director for Williamson County EMS and Marble Falls Area EMS in Central Texas. He maintains a clinical practice in the ED at Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Round Rock, Texas. He is board certified in both Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical... Read More →



Wednesday October 31, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 208AB

8:00am

On Suffering: The Science of Compassion and Non-Pharmacologic Pain Management
I always thought I was a compassionate paramedic. Then, I ended up in the back on an ambulance—as a patient. My experience on the other side of the fence led me to study suffering, pain, and ways we can alleviate both. Psychological research shows there are very specific elements of an interaction that lend authenticity to conveying compassion, which can remarkably reduce a person’s suffering—more than morphine and ketamine in many cases. But with compassion fatigue, paramedics can't be expected to be perfect; however, we can use the science of compassion to appear compassionate even when we’re struggling ourselves.

Read more of Dr. Bigham's work on EMS World's website: "Decreased LOC: An Approach To Common Causes"

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Blair Bigham, MD, MSc, ACPf

Resident Emergency Physician
Blair Bigham is a Toronto-based multimedia journalist, scientist and resident emergency physician. He was a Global Journalism Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs. His work has appeared in the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail, the New England Journal of Medicine and the Canadian... Read More →


Wednesday October 31, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 101AB

8:00am

Patient Assessment: What You Didn’t Know
Primary training only taught you the basics of physical exam. Dr. Larmon has been training medical students physical exam for years. Many techniques, signs and symptoms could be easily performed and understood by EMS Providers. Come learn something new that will truly change your practice.

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Baxter Larmon, PhD, MICP

Director Emeritus, UCLA Center for Prehospital Care
Bax Larmon, PhD, MICP, is Professor of Medicine at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Emeritus Director of the UCLA Center for Prehospital Care and Prehospital Care Research Forum.  Dr. Larmon has a vast amount of experience in EMS. He has worked as an ambulance attendant... Read More →


Wednesday October 31, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 101CD

8:00am

It Is OK to Make a Mistake!
We have all done it; we made an error! We called a helicopter when it wasn’t needed, called “STEMI,” “STROKE,” or “CODE SEPSIS,” and were wrong…and more than likely got hauled under the carpet for doing so. The research though, says it’s OK! We need to make an error, over triage is good! In the era of time-sensitive emergencies, it’s important to understand that mistakes occur. This presentation will take you through the time sensitive emergencies of stroke, STEMI, sepsis, and trauma, and share with you the evidence based over-triage goals set by the American College of Surgeons, American Heart and Stroke Associations, and several research papers. The reality is, if we are always right then there are patients who we missed! Come join in an engaging learning session that empowers patient advocacy and care-based just culture.

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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 →


Wednesday October 31, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 104AB

8:00am

Less Talk, More Walk: Active Simulation in Training and Education
How does one use simulation and stratified debriefing to help close the loop on foundational paramedic education? This presentation will explain how to help students build their Rolodex of experience through active simulation with real-time metrics and hands-on training. This approach to paramedic education can be applied to any EMS classroom ranging from continuing education and staff meetings to medical director QA/QI remediation. We will discuss our success in the entry-level paramedic classroom, QA/QI remediation, and agency internship.

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Chris Kroboth, MS, NRP, CCEMT-P

Lieutenant, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Paramedic Program
Chris has been a Firefighter/Paramedic in the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department for over 12 years and in EMS for over 18. He has been in pre-hospital and in-hospital education for the past 15 years. He is currently a Lieutenant assigned to the Training Academy as the lead... Read More →



Wednesday October 31, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 105AB

8:00am

How're We Doin'? Using Data to Track Trends in the EMS Index
California, Washington and the EMS Compass initiative have all published core measures for EMS agencies and system to evaluate themselves against.   Well, how are we doing?   This session will explore performance against a national benchmark group of over 1000 agencies and 10 millions records.   We will tackle at least five important metrics in a fun, interactive format.   Opportunities for improved data collection will be discussed along with how your agency can see how you measure up.

Read more of Dr. Myers' work on EMS World's website: "Putting Data and Metrics to Work"

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Brent Myers, MD, MPH

Chief Medical Officer, ESO Solutions
Dr. Myers is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of Emergency Medical Services (EMS), particularly as it relates to systems of care, performance improvement, and population management.  He began his medical career as an orderly in the emergency department before becoming... Read More →


Wednesday October 31, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 207AB

8:00am

Drones, AI and EMS: How New Technologies Can Save Lives
What is the role of the newest of the new technologies in EMS? We have access to artificial intelligence, drones and smartphones--but do we know the best ways to use them? Join this international panel as they discuss some of the applications:

Corti Labs in Denmark has pioneered a way for artificial intelligence to be used during dispatch--how can this technology help recognize patients in cardiac arrest?
Butterfly Labs has received FDA approval for an ultrasound device that connects to your smartphone and uses artificial intelligence to read the scan.
Mike Nolan in Canada is in the process of using drones for EMS when lifesaving equipment needs to get to the scene quickly.
Finally, Gene Saunders, with Project Lifesaver, will present the community-based nonprofit organization that provides law enforcement, fire/rescue, and caregivers with a program designed to protect and quickly locate people with cognitive disorders who are prone to wandering. This session will provide an overview of the program as well as the introduction and use of our tracking drone to locate individuals and safely bring them home.

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avatar for Michael Nolan, MA, CCP(F)

Michael Nolan, MA, CCP(F)

Chief Paramedic and Director of Emergency Services, County of Renfrew
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Andreas Cleve

CEO and Co-Founder, Corti Labs
Andreas Cleve is the co-founder and CEO of Corti, which provides live decision assistance to emergency call takers built on state-of-the-art artificial intelligence.  Andreas is a serial-entrepreneur in the healthcare space. He previously co-founded and later sold the NLP startup... Read More →
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Nathan Silberman, PhD

Lead Deep Learning Scientist, Butterfly Network
Nathan Silberman is the Lead Deep Learning Scientist at Butterfly Network. He received his PhD in computer science at NYU in 2015 and focused on computer vision and machine learning. Following graduation, he worked at Google Research where he contributed to the TensorFlow API, conducted... Read More →
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Jarvis "Gene" Saunders

Founder/CEO, Project Lifesaver International
Jarvis "Gene" Saunders, is the Founder/CEO of Project Lifesaver International. He retired as a Captain with the Chesapeake Police Dept., in Virginia with 33 years service. There, he founded and commanded the SWAT Team for over 23 years with over 800 missions. He served as Commander... Read More →


Wednesday October 31, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 202AB

8:00am

Focus on the Patient: Decrease your STEMI Door to Balloon by 15%
When talking about regional systems of care, we need a plan an a process for EVERY heart attack patient regardless of how they enter the system. According to the Wall Street Journal, if you have a heart attack in a hospital, it is safer to go outside and call 911 from the parking lot. Why? Because there’s a process for EMS. Unfortunately, 1/2 of STEMI patients come to the hospital by other means.


In this talk, Dr. Paul Banerjee walks through how one hospital decreased their DTB times by 15% with greater results on the horizon.

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Paul Banerjee, DO

EMS Medical Director, Polk County Fire Rescue
Paul Banerjee, DO, is the Medical Director for Polk County Fire Rescue, Polk County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team, Lake County Sheriff’s Office, and Lake Technical College EMS Program in Florida. Dr Banerjee serves as Associate Medical Director for Osceola Regional Medical Center... Read More →
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Raf Anthony Vittone

Deputy Chief of Medical Services, Polk Country Fire Rescue
Raf Vittone, A.S. EMS, Deputy Chief of Medical Services for Polk County Fire Rescue EMT 1989-1990 Paramedic 1990-2000 Battalion Chief 2000-2015 Deputy Cheif of Medical Services 2015-present I have an extensive thirty year career in the field of emergency and pre-hospital emergency... Read More →


Wednesday October 31, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 202C

8:00am

Behavioral Health in MIH: What Worked in Colorado Springs
This session will teach participants how to launch a multidisciplinary integrated emergency mobile behavioral health unit that has proven to consistently disposition patients from the field to definitive care. Providers will learn how to successfully launch and sustain one of these units and what pitfalls to avoid when implementing one in your community.

Read more of Dr. Bronsky's work on EMS World's website: "Up Close with Colorado Springs' Community Response Team"

Faculty
avatar for E. Stein Bronsky, MD

E. Stein Bronsky, MD

Medical Director, Colorado Springs Fire Department and American Medical Response (AMR) Ambulance Service
E. Stein Bronsky, MD, is the medical director for the Colorado Springs (CO) Fire Department and American Medical Response (AMR) Ambulance Service, El Paso County, CO. He also works as an emergency physician at Centura Health. Dr. Bronsky began his career as an EMT in 1991 and later... Read More →
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Mindie Verplank

Colorado Springs Fire Department



Wednesday October 31, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 104E

8:00am

NAEMT Survey: 5 Things to Know About MIH-CP
Has your agency considered implementing an MIH-CP program? Yes, no, maybe? This session will help you make that decision (or change it). You'll learn the key findings of NAEMT's most recent survey on MIH-CP programs. Important questions are addressed, such as: What does the new survey data reveal? What do the results say about the evolution of this service line for EMS? How many agencies conducting MIH programs in 2014 are still conducting them in 2018? How are they sustaining the innovation? What new models have been implemented? What are the models of the future? This session will walk participants through the results and provide a deep understanding on the implications for the future of EMS.

Faculty
avatar for Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, NREMT

Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, NREMT

Chief Strategic Integration Officer, MedStar Mobile Healthcare
Matt is the Chief Strategic Integration Officer for MedStar Mobile Healthcare in Fort Worth, TX.  He has helped guide the implementation and financial sustainability of numerous innovative programs with healthcare partners that have transformed MedStar fully as a Mobile Integrated... Read More →



Wednesday October 31, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 201AB

8:00am

Ouchies and Owies: Pediatric Pain Management
Prehospital pediatrics can be challenging at the best of times, and no one wants to see a child who hurts. Please join me for a uniquely pediatric approach to assessing and managing pain. Topics include a framework for understanding pain, methods for evaluating pain, as well as narcotic, non-narcotic and non-pharmaceutical approaches to pain management. Regardless of your level of care, you will find something in this session to make your next pediatric patient’s trip much more comfortable!

Faculty
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Jonathan W Lee

Critical Care Paramedic, Ornge
Most of his 20+ year career in EMS has been spent in the critical care environment, the majority of which was on Toronto’s Bandage One helicopter.  In 2010, he changed focus and joined the Pediatric Critical Care Transport Team at Ornge.  Jonathan’s background in medical education... Read More →



Wednesday October 31, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 104CD

8:00am

Special Needs, Special Patients: Tips for Assessment, Treatment and Transport
Whether it’s an acute exacerbation of a chronic problem or an unrelated medical or trauma situation that impacts care, patients with long-term special needs and disabilities can pose special challenges. This session will provide an overview of several chronic conditions—including autism, cerebral palsy, language disorders, spina bifida, intellectual disabilities, and sensory deficits—as well as suggestions for facilitating communication with patients and family members and recommendations for assessment, treatment, and transport.

Faculty
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Katherine Koch, MEd, PhD, NRP

Assistant Professor of Educational Studies, St. Mary's College
Katherine Koch, MEd, PhD, NRP, is an Assistant Professor of Educational Studies at St. Mary's College of Maryland where she teaches courses on special education, learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, and research design. She’s also a paramedic and officer with... Read More →



Wednesday October 31, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 205C

9:30am

Opening Ceremonies Keynote Address, NAEMT EMS Awards of Excellence
View from the Other Side: A Nurse's Journey Through the Care System
Speakers: Anne Montera, RN, and Chris Montera, NRP
On the evening of January 3, 2016, RN Anne Montera went to bed not feeling well. When her paramedic husband, Chris, checked on her, Anne wasn't breathing. She had suffered an arrest. Chris performed CPR, and Anne's daughter called 911. When Anne woke up at the hospital, she was stunned to find that she was being treated for an opiate overdose. Join Anne as she tells the incredible tale of the events surrounding this incident and the lessons learned by all involved. From being belittled by her own medical community, to learning how to recover emotionally from the trauma of the arrest, to an incredible twist of fate that put her right back in the same scenario a year later, you will be riveted by this unforgettable story.

Where Relevant Meets Real World: An Expert Panel Presents the EMS World Keynote
Moderator: Ed Racht, MD
Regardless of your role, your organizational affiliation, or your tenure in Emergency Medical Services, one thing is certain: Working in EMS comes with a unique (and sometimes unpredictable) host of risks and new realities that require us to always be prepared. For 2018, EMS World continues its longstanding tradition of covering the most current topics critical to your profession and your practice, and this October, we will bring the latest and most critically important issues to the forefront of the meeting. In this unique and interactive keynote session, Dr. Ed Racht will moderate a specially hand-picked panel of national experts who will discuss today’s hottest and toughest medical and operational topics, including key challenges, top trends, and best practices.

Topic 1: Tackling the Opioid Problem
Panelist: Dan Swayze, DrPH, MBA, MEMS

The September 11th attacks killed 3,000 people. Unfortunately, it took that kind of disaster to finally prompt the federal funding and disaster preparedness efforts that had been sorely lacking for decades. In 2017 alone, the opioid crisis killed 50,000 people, the equivalent of a 9/11 attack occurring every 22 days that year.

The crisis is far from over.

Unlike the terrorists who executed the 9/11 attacks, the healthcare system in the U.S. is partly to blame for creating the greatest public health threat of our lifetime. Beyond the inconceivable number of deaths, the crisis is also affecting the mental health of our EMS providers who are fed up and burnt out because of a system that just isn’t working.
During this interview, Dr. Swayze will describe some innovative and controversial approaches EMS agencies from across the country are taking to tackle the problem and why addressing this crisis is much more complicated and divisive than other recent public health threats like H1N1 and Ebola.

Topic 2: Changing the Culture Around First Responder Mental Health
Panelist 2: Rhonda Kelly, RN, EMT-P

Suicide has been recognized as the leading occupational killer of emergency responders. Studies show that law enforcement and fire personnel are 2-3 times more likely to die by their own hand than by any other line of duty cause combined.

Although statistics have not been tracked as thoroughly, we know the EMS community is not immune. One national study reports suicidal ideation among EMS personnel at a rate 10 times greater than the national average as reported by the CDC. Emergency response occupations are dangerous professions and we train to minimize the recognized risks. Yet these statistics prove that we have overlooked preparing and equipping our personnel to combat the greatest dangers – the mental and emotional impacts of the job. Compounding this, we are embedded in a “hero” culture that views admission of these impacts as weakness.

Join Rhonda Kelly, RN, EMT-P and director of the ResponderStrong™ initiative, for a discussion of the contribution of this “hero mythology” and culture to the negative mental health impacts and subsequent silent suffering of responders. Conversations like these are leading to the creation and implementation of innovative solutions.

Topic 3: Automating Clinical Documentation with Machine Learning
Panelist 3: Daniel Fabbri, Ph.D.

EMS providers know that chaotic environments, time pressures, multiple hand-offs, and constrained workspaces all lead to less-than-optimal clinical documentation.   From the point-of injury en route to treatment facilities, documentation can be a beast: it may end up incomplete, inaccurate, or irrelevant, whether written in permanent marker on the patient’s forehead or entered hastily into an ePCR.
 
With the support of the U.S. Army’s Medical Research and Material Command, Dr. Fabbri’s team is developing a novel, hands-free clinical documentation system that leverages a combination of off-the-shelf sensors, accelerometers, and cameras to collect data during transport.  This system aggregates and analyzes the data to automatically identify key clinical tasks (e.g., intubation, CPR, etc.), which helps generate an abbreviated care record to share with receiving facilities.
 
During this interview, Dr. Fabbri will demonstrate this AI-based approach to automating clinical documentation and will share the initial results of the system.  He will discuss the broader impacts of machine learning and how it can improve other problems in the healthcare arena.

Faculty
avatar for Rhonda Kelly, RN, EMT-P

Rhonda Kelly, RN, EMT-P

Program Director, ResponderStrong
Rhonda Kelly, EMT-P, ASN, BS is the director of the ResponderStrong™ initiative, a collaboration between emergency responders and the National Mental Health Innovation Center at University of Colorado Anschutz working improve mental health supports for responders and their families... Read More →
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Ed Racht, MD

Chief Medical Officer, American Medical Response
Ed Racht, MD, is the chief medical officer for American Medical Response.
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Dan Swayze, DrPH, MBA, MEMS

Vice President, COO, Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania
Dan Swayze, DrPH, MBA, MEMS, is the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania. He is considered a pioneer in the field of community paramedicine.
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Chris Montera, BS, NRP

CEO, Eagle County Paramedic Services
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Daniel Fabbri, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Computer Science, Vanderbilt University
Daniel Fabbri, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Computer Science at Vanderbilt University. His research focuses on machine learning applied to electronic medical records, clinical data and data privacy. Dr. Fabbri is also the Founder and CEO of Maize... Read More →
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Anne Montera, BSN, RN

Executive Director, Central Mountains RETAC
Anne received a BSN from Bethel College in Kansas. She has over 20 years of nursing experience in Public Health, Patient Safety/Quality Improvement, and EMS coordination in urban and rural hospitals and community settings.  Ms. Montera’s current role as a Public Health Nurse Consultant... Read More →


Wednesday October 31, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Karl F. Dean Ballroom

10:00am

Nashville Fire Department Ridealongs
Ridealongs with the Nashville Fire Department are available to EMS World Expo attendees from Monday, October 29 to Friday, November 2.

Ridealong participants will need to schedule their own transportation to and from the station. All stations are located in the downtown Nashville area. Participants should arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled ridealong time and must provide proof of certification.

Wednesday October 31, 2018 10:00am - 2:00pm
Medic Unit

11:10am

Ask the Experts - Education/Podcasting
Faculty
avatar for Ginger Locke, BA, NRP

Ginger Locke, BA, NRP

Associate Professor of EMS Professions, Austin Community College
Ginger Locke is infatuated with the minds of medics. As an Associate Professor of EMS Professions at Austin Community College (Austin, Texas) and as the creator of the Medic Mindset podcast, she has immersed herself in the art and science of thinking and performing under pressure... Read More →


Wednesday October 31, 2018 11:10am - 11:40am
Exhibit Hall

11:10am

Learning Center: The One-Minute EMS Preceptor
This presentation will discuss the One Minute Preceptor Process. The One Minute Preceptor Process is an integrated strategy for instruction in the clinical setting that allows preceptors to take full advantage of clinical teaching encounters and maximizes time available for teaching in the field.

Faculty
avatar for John Todaro, BA, NRP, RN, TNS, NCEE

John Todaro, BA, NRP, RN, TNS, NCEE

Assistant Director, George & Marian Miller Center for Experiential Learning & Simulation, University of South Florida College of Nursing
John Todaro, BA, NRP, RN, TNS NCEE, is Assistant Director of the George & Marian Miller Center for Experiential Learning & Simulation at the University of South Florida, College of Nursing. His EMS career spans forty years. He is a Nationally Certified EMS Educator, holds a BA Degree... Read More →


Wednesday October 31, 2018 11:10am - 11:40am
Exhibit Hall

11:30am

11:50am

Ask the Experts - Revenue/Reimbursement
Faculty
avatar for Douglas Wolfberg, JD

Douglas Wolfberg, JD

Partner, Page, Wolfberg & Wirth
Doug Wolfberg is one of the nation's best known EMS attorneys and a founding partner of Page, Wolfberg & Wirth.  He has worked in EMS for 40 years as an field provider, county EMS director, state and federal-level EMS official, author, educator, consultant and lawyer.  He is known... Read More →


Wednesday October 31, 2018 11:50am - 12:20pm
Exhibit Hall

11:50am

Learning Center: The Future of the EMS Workforce: Hiring, Retention and Growth
EMS agencies are often challenged with hiring and retaining enough smart, dedicated professionals to meet their community's needs. This session will offer a candid conversation with national EMS leaders about how organizations can build cultures that attract the right people and motivate and inspire them. This session is designed for EMS leaders and providers who want to engage in a conversation about agencies can help their most talented providers find purpose and grow professionally.

Read more of Jay Fitch and Brian LaCroix's work on EMS World's website:
"Q&A: Jay Fitch, PhD"
"How to Build a Great EMS Agency"

Faculty
avatar for Brian LaCroix, FACPE, NRP

Brian LaCroix, FACPE, NRP

President and EMS Chief, Allina Health Emergency Medical Services
Brian LaCroix has a 23-year emergency medical services career, which involves being an emergency medical technician, paramedic, educator, author, CISD peer counselor and manager. He has helped develop state emergency medical services for Minnesota and Wisconsin, as well as extended... Read More →
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Jay Fitch, PhD

Founding Partner & President, Fitch & Associates
Dr. Jay Fitch is internationally recognized for leadership as a consultant, educator and innovator in EMS and public safety. His body of work, spanning over 40 years, includes the development and implementation of original operational and strategic solutions for organizations, as... Read More →


Wednesday October 31, 2018 11:50am - 12:20pm
Exhibit Hall

12:00pm

EMS Clinical Challenge
Are you up to the challenge? The EMS World Clinical Challenge is a clinical competition where teams of two will respond to challenging scenarios that test clinical knowledge, critical thinking skills, teamwork, communication, and situational awareness. Teams elect to participate in either an ALS or BLS track depending on their level of certification. A panel of judges will evaluate their performance and provide valuable feedback.

Each participant will receive a 2018 EMS World Clinical Challenge competitor t-shirt. The top three teams from each track will advance to the finals. The winning team from each track will receive an official award medal and prize.

Wednesday October 31, 2018 12:00pm - 12:10pm
Exhibit Hall

12:00pm

Active Shooter Simulation
Back by popular demand! EMS World Expo is proud to present the “2018 Active Shooter Mass Casualty Incident Demo.” Southeast Tactical LLC and local law enforcement have teamed up to give you a crash course in how to mitigate a tactical mass casualty event.

In this Exhibit Hall simulation, participants will have the opportunity to triage and treat multiple patients in a simulated tactical mass casualty event. Participants will first observe proper sift-and-sort procedures with a focus on force protection, then practice those procedures and improve skills in hemorrhage control and tourniquet use, needle decompression, and other wound care methods encountered in this environment. This session will conclude with a short debriefing to discuss challenges encountered while participating in the simulation.

Wednesday October 31, 2018 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Exhibit Hall

12:00pm

SimLab
Located in the exhibit hall, the EMS World Expo Simulation Lab is the go-to place to put your clinical skills to the test and try out the most advanced products and simulators on the market. Work through various scenarios given by the instructor while receiving feedback on your performance. Don’t forget to grab your FREE t-shirt for participating!

Sponsored By:
  • Laerdal Medical
  • Nasco Healthcare
  • iSimulate
  • Gaumard Scientific
  • Medcognition, Inc.
  • Ambu Smartman/V4EMS
  • CAE
  • Mercury Medical
  • H&H


Wednesday October 31, 2018 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Exhibit Hall

12:10pm

EMS Clinical Challenge
Are you up to the challenge? The EMS World Clinical Challenge is a clinical competition where teams of two will respond to challenging scenarios that test clinical knowledge, critical thinking skills, teamwork, communication, and situational awareness. Teams elect to participate in either an ALS or BLS track depending on their level of certification. A panel of judges will evaluate their performance and provide valuable feedback.

Each participant will receive a 2018 EMS World Clinical Challenge competitor t-shirt. The top three teams from each track will advance to the finals. The winning team from each track will receive an official award medal and prize.

Wednesday October 31, 2018 12:10pm - 12:20pm
Exhibit Hall

12:25pm

EMS Clinical Challenge
Are you up to the challenge? The EMS World Clinical Challenge is a clinical competition where teams of two will respond to challenging scenarios that test clinical knowledge, critical thinking skills, teamwork, communication, and situational awareness. Teams elect to participate in either an ALS or BLS track depending on their level of certification. A panel of judges will evaluate their performance and provide valuable feedback.

Each participant will receive a 2018 EMS World Clinical Challenge competitor t-shirt. The top three teams from each track will advance to the finals. The winning team from each track will receive an official award medal and prize.

Wednesday October 31, 2018 12:25pm - 12:35pm
Exhibit Hall

12:30pm

Ask the Experts - Legal Issues
Faculty
avatar for Chris Kelly, Esq.

Chris Kelly, Esq.

Chief Legal Officer, EMS Consultants
Chris Kelly, Esq, is the Chief Legal Officer of EMS Consultants. He regularly writes for EMS World and sits on the magazine’s editorial advisory board. He has co-authored two books on HIPAA for EMS and ambulance services and has been an adjunct professor for Virginia College, teaching... Read More →


Wednesday October 31, 2018 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Exhibit Hall

12:30pm

Learning Center: EMS Giving Blood Products in the Field: Clinical Benefits, Operational Demands
Trauma patients bleed whole blood, and the leading cause of death from trauma is due to hemorrhage. Evidence demonstrates that early blood based resuscitation results in decreased morbidity and mortality, but few EMS agencies have this capability. The Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council for Trauma led a robust multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary prehospital program to make low titer O-positive whole blood (LTO+WB) available at the point of injury. In this session, Dr. Wampler will discuss the systematic, operational, and clinical aspects of delivering this critical component of remote damage control resuscitation. He will address specific concerns about: why low titer O-positive blood, blood availability, cold chain management, administration and waste mitigation.

Faculty
avatar for David Wampler, PhD, LP, FAEMS

David Wampler, PhD, LP, FAEMS

Associate Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
David Wampler is Associate Professor of Emergency Health Sciences at the University of Texas Health Science Center st San Antonio, and is the Director of Clinical Research for the Office of the Medical Director for the San Antonio Fire Department. Dr. Wampler has been a licensed paramedic... Read More →


Wednesday October 31, 2018 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Exhibit Hall

12:30pm

Integrating Mental Health Awareness into Department Life
First responder mental health has gained much needed attention in recent years due to high rates of depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and suicide. Join us for a discussion on how stress affects first responders and how department culture not only has an impact on provider well-being, but also patient care. Gain insight into some of the factors associated with burnout, stress, and overall mental fatigue.  We will take a look into the current research, including data from the CrewCare project. Leave with an understanding of resources available to help manage your personal well-being and how to influence the culture within your department.

Faculty
avatar for Brian Carlson

Brian Carlson

Assistant Fire Chief, City of Burnsville Fire Department
Brian is an Assistant Fire Chief for the City of Burnsville Fire Department and currently oversees emergency medical services and training for the department. He has been involved in EMS for the past 20 years in a variety of capacities including private EMS, fire-based EMS, flight... Read More →
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BJ Jungmann

Fire Chief, City of Burnsville Fire Department
BJ is currently the Fire Chief for the City of Burnsville which is an all suburban career fire and EMS agency just outside of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota. Chief Jungmann has had the fortune to work throughout his career in many different roles, starting... Read More →
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Morgan Anderson, MPH

Epidemiologist, ImageTrend
Morgan joined the ImageTrend team in January 2017. She graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2011 with a Master’s degree in Public Health with an emphasis in epidemiology. Prior to coming to ImageTrend, Morgan spent 5 years with the Army Public Health Center as an Injury... Read More →


Wednesday October 31, 2018 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Room 106ABC

12:50pm

EMS Clinical Challenge
Are you up to the challenge? The EMS World Clinical Challenge is a clinical competition where teams of two will respond to challenging scenarios that test clinical knowledge, critical thinking skills, teamwork, communication, and situational awareness. Teams elect to participate in either an ALS or BLS track depending on their level of certification. A panel of judges will evaluate their performance and provide valuable feedback.

Each participant will receive a 2018 EMS World Clinical Challenge competitor t-shirt. The top three teams from each track will advance to the finals. The winning team from each track will receive an official award medal and prize.

Wednesday October 31, 2018 12:50pm - 1:00pm
Exhibit Hall

1:00pm

EMS Clinical Challenge
Are you up to the challenge? The EMS World Clinical Challenge is a clinical competition where teams of two will respond to challenging scenarios that test clinical knowledge, critical thinking skills, teamwork, communication, and situational awareness. Teams elect to participate in either an ALS or BLS track depending on their level of certification. A panel of judges will evaluate their performance and provide valuable feedback.

Each participant will receive a 2018 EMS World Clinical Challenge competitor t-shirt. The top three teams from each track will advance to the finals. The winning team from each track will receive an official award medal and prize.

Wednesday October 31, 2018 1:00pm - 1:10pm
Exhibit Hall

1:10pm

Ask the Experts - Education/Training
Faculty
avatar for Gary Heigel, BA, Paramedic

Gary Heigel, BA, Paramedic

Department Chair of Emergency Services and Paramedic Program Director, Rogue Community College
Gary is the Department Chair of Emergency Services and the Paramedic Program Director at Rogue Community College in Southern Oregon. Gary has been a paramedic since 1984 and has extensive experience in both urban and rural EMS systems. He has been a Paramedic, Field Training Officer... Read More →


Wednesday October 31, 2018 1:10pm - 1:40pm
Exhibit Hall

1:10pm

Learning Center: The Future of Prehospital Intubation: A Professional and Personal Perspective on the ROC Pragmatic Airway Resuscitation Trial (PART)
Already being referred to on social media as the "paramedics can't intubate trial," the Pragmatic Airway Resuscitation Trial (PART) demonstrates a statistically significant improvement in neurologically-intact survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, specifically with the blind insertion of a supraglottic airway versus more endotracheal intubation (ETI). A 'pragmatic' trial largely because of cost limitations, this study did not otherwise attempt to optimize cardiac resuscitation or airway management.  With this perspective in mind, how do we interpret the results of this study? Is there a way to practice evidence-based prehospital medicine but avoid taking a one-size-fits-all mentality? Do we throw out endotracheal tubes with the bathwater, or is there a more measured approach we can take to interpreting and utilizing the results of this and other data? 

Faculty
avatar for Neal Richmond, MD

Neal Richmond, MD

Medical Director, MedStar Mobile Healthcare
Dr. Neal Richmond, M.D., FACEP is the Medical Director for MedStar Mobile Healthcare and fifteen participating fire departments and first responder organizations in Fort Worth/Tarrant County Texas.Dr. Richmond began his EMS career in New York City (NYC), where he served as Deputy... Read More →


Wednesday October 31, 2018 1:10pm - 1:40pm
Exhibit Hall

1:15pm

EMS Clinical Challenge
Are you up to the challenge? The EMS World Clinical Challenge is a clinical competition where teams of two will respond to challenging scenarios that test clinical knowledge, critical thinking skills, teamwork, communication, and situational awareness. Teams elect to participate in either an ALS or BLS track depending on their level of certification. A panel of judges will evaluate their performance and provide valuable feedback.

Each participant will receive a 2018 EMS World Clinical Challenge competitor t-shirt. The top three teams from each track will advance to the finals. The winning team from each track will receive an official award medal and prize.

Wednesday October 31, 2018 1:15pm - 1:25pm
Exhibit Hall

1:25pm

EMS Clinical Challenge
Are you up to the challenge? The EMS World Clinical Challenge is a clinical competition where teams of two will respond to challenging scenarios that test clinical knowledge, critical thinking skills, teamwork, communication, and situational awareness. Teams elect to participate in either an ALS or BLS track depending on their level of certification. A panel of judges will evaluate their performance and provide valuable feedback.

Each participant will receive a 2018 EMS World Clinical Challenge competitor t-shirt. The top three teams from each track will advance to the finals. The winning team from each track will receive an official award medal and prize.

Wednesday October 31, 2018 1:25pm - 1:35pm
Exhibit Hall

1:30pm

EMS Clinical Challenge
Are you up to the challenge? The EMS World Clinical Challenge is a clinical competition where teams of two will respond to challenging scenarios that test clinical knowledge, critical thinking skills, teamwork, communication, and situational awareness. Teams elect to participate in either an ALS or BLS track depending on their level of certification. A panel of judges will evaluate their performance and provide valuable feedback.

Each participant will receive a 2018 EMS World Clinical Challenge competitor t-shirt. The top three teams from each track will advance to the finals. The winning team from each track will receive an official award medal and prize.

Wednesday October 31, 2018 1:30pm - 1:40pm
Exhibit Hall

1:30pm

Revenue and Reimbursement Workshop: Keynote Address
EMS reimbursement is in a state of flux like never before. Reimbursement for non-transport services and community paramedicine is emerging.  A study of cost-based ambulance reimbursement is in the works at Medicare. The march toward value-based reimbursement in healthcare continues forward.  In this year’s Opening Keynote, nationally known EMS attorney and reimbursement expert Doug Wolfberg will set the stage by looking at the high-level payment trends that promise to shape your agency’s future, and discuss how you can best position your organization to thrive under these new reimbursement models.

Faculty
avatar for Douglas Wolfberg, JD

Douglas Wolfberg, JD

Partner, Page, Wolfberg & Wirth
Doug Wolfberg is one of the nation's best known EMS attorneys and a founding partner of Page, Wolfberg & Wirth.  He has worked in EMS for 40 years as an field provider, county EMS director, state and federal-level EMS official, author, educator, consultant and lawyer.  He is known... Read More →


Wednesday October 31, 2018 1:30pm - 1:45pm
Room 104E

1:40pm

EMS Clinical Challenge
Are you up to the challenge? The EMS World Clinical Challenge is a clinical competition where teams of two will respond to challenging scenarios that test clinical knowledge, critical thinking skills, teamwork, communication, and situational awareness. Teams elect to participate in either an ALS or BLS track depending on their level of certification. A panel of judges will evaluate their performance and provide valuable feedback.

Each participant will receive a 2018 EMS World Clinical Challenge competitor t-shirt. The top three teams from each track will advance to the finals. The winning team from each track will receive an official award medal and prize.

Wednesday October 31, 2018 1:40pm - 1:50pm
Exhibit Hall

1:45pm

Revenue and Reimbursement Workshop: Revenue Integrity: How to Make Sure You Can Keep What You Get
Billing for your services and receiving reimbursement is one thing, but keeping what you get is another thing entirely.  This is where "revenue integrity" comes in.  This is a process that helps your agency ensure that it has billed and been paid accurately for the services it provides - and helps your agency buffer itself against potential future audits.  This session will review concrete strategies you can take to help make sure your agency's revenue is bulletproof.

Read more of Chris Kelly's and Douglas Wolfberg's work on EMS World's website:
"Show Your Math: Ambulance Add-On Bonuses Extended (at a Price)"
"Five Steps to Improve Your State's EMS Climate"

Faculty
avatar for Chris Kelly, Esq.

Chris Kelly, Esq.

Chief Legal Officer, EMS Consultants
Chris Kelly, Esq, is the Chief Legal Officer of EMS Consultants. He regularly writes for EMS World and sits on the magazine’s editorial advisory board. He has co-authored two books on HIPAA for EMS and ambulance services and has been an adjunct professor for Virginia College, teaching... Read More →
avatar for Douglas Wolfberg, JD

Douglas Wolfberg, JD

Partner, Page, Wolfberg & Wirth
Doug Wolfberg is one of the nation's best known EMS attorneys and a founding partner of Page, Wolfberg & Wirth.  He has worked in EMS for 40 years as an field provider, county EMS director, state and federal-level EMS official, author, educator, consultant and lawyer.  He is known... Read More →


Wednesday October 31, 2018 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Room 104E

1:50pm

Ask the Experts - MIH/CP
Faculty
avatar for Jessica Banks

Jessica Banks

Captain, Medical Services Division, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue
Jessica Banks is an 11 year veteran of Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. She is currently a Captain in the Medical Services Division. Captain Banks holds a Bachelor’s degree in biology from Palm Beach Atlantic University, is a Firefighter/Paramedic and has an AS degree in Nursing.Captain... Read More →


Wednesday October 31, 2018 1:50pm - 2:20pm
Exhibit Hall

1:55pm

EMS Clinical Challenge
Are you up to the challenge? The EMS World Clinical Challenge is a clinical competition where teams of two will respond to challenging scenarios that test clinical knowledge, critical thinking skills, teamwork, communication, and situational awareness. Teams elect to participate in either an ALS or BLS track depending on their level of certification. A panel of judges will evaluate their performance and provide valuable feedback.

Each participant will receive a 2018 EMS World Clinical Challenge competitor t-shirt. The top three teams from each track will advance to the finals. The winning team from each track will receive an official award medal and prize.

Wednesday October 31, 2018 1:55pm - 2:05pm
Exhibit Hall

2:00pm

2:00pm

Nashville Fire Department Ridealongs
Ridealongs with the Nashville Fire Department are available to EMS World Expo attendees from Monday, October 29 to Friday, November 2.

Ridealong participants will need to schedule their own transportation to and from the station. All stations are located in the downtown Nashville area. Participants should arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled ridealong time and must provide proof of certification.

Wednesday October 31, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Medic Unit

2:05pm

EMS Clinical Challenge
Are you up to the challenge? The EMS World Clinical Challenge is a clinical competition where teams of two will respond to challenging scenarios that test clinical knowledge, critical thinking skills, teamwork, communication, and situational awareness. Teams elect to participate in either an ALS or BLS track depending on their level of certification. A panel of judges will evaluate their performance and provide valuable feedback.

Each participant will receive a 2018 EMS World Clinical Challenge competitor t-shirt. The top three teams from each track will advance to the finals. The winning team from each track will receive an official award medal and prize.

Wednesday October 31, 2018 2:05pm - 2:15pm
Exhibit Hall

2:20pm

EMS Clinical Challenge
Are you up to the challenge? The EMS World Clinical Challenge is a clinical competition where teams of two will respond to challenging scenarios that test clinical knowledge, critical thinking skills, teamwork, communication, and situational awareness. Teams elect to participate in either an ALS or BLS track depending on their level of certification. A panel of judges will evaluate their performance and provide valuable feedback.

Each participant will receive a 2018 EMS World Clinical Challenge competitor t-shirt. The top three teams from each track will advance to the finals. The winning team from each track will receive an official award medal and prize.

Wednesday October 31, 2018 2:20pm - 2:30pm
Exhibit Hall

2:20pm

Revenue and Reimbursement Workshop: Payment Reform in Community Paramedicine: It Gets Better
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.  Chris and Matt have been on the bleeding edge of developing and implementing new payment models and will provide detailed information on the new models that have been implemented, and what tools you need to prepare for the changes that are coming to you!  Kathy Schoenauer, the Director of Medical & Clinical Operations for UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Wisconsin, will be joining us to present her unique perspective as a representative of an innovative payer who has partnered with Milwaukee Fire Department on a new payment model.

Read more of Chris Kelly's and Matt Zavadsky's work on EMS World's website: 
"Show Your Math: Ambulance Add-On Bonuses Extended (at a Price)"
"Promoting Innovation in EMS: Inside the PIE Project's Recommendations - Data Integration and State Medicaid Policy"

Faculty
avatar for Kathleen Schoenauer, RN, BSN, CCM

Kathleen Schoenauer, RN, BSN, CCM

Director, Medical & Clinical Operations, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
Kathleen Schoenauer, RN, BSN, CCM, is Director of Medical & Clinical Operations for UnitedHealthcare Community Plan. Kathy joined UnitedHealthcare in 2012. Kathy provides clinical operational leadership to a large team of professionals providing care management to over 170,000 WI... Read More →
avatar for Chris Kelly, Esq.

Chris Kelly, Esq.

Chief Legal Officer, EMS Consultants
Chris Kelly, Esq, is the Chief Legal Officer of EMS Consultants. He regularly writes for EMS World and sits on the magazine’s editorial advisory board. He has co-authored two books on HIPAA for EMS and ambulance services and has been an adjunct professor for Virginia College, teaching... Read More →
avatar for Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, NREMT

Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, NREMT

Chief Strategic Integration Officer, MedStar Mobile Healthcare
Matt is the Chief Strategic Integration Officer for MedStar Mobile Healthcare in Fort Worth, TX.  He has helped guide the implementation and financial sustainability of numerous innovative programs with healthcare partners that have transformed MedStar fully as a Mobile Integrated... Read More →


Wednesday October 31, 2018 2:20pm - 3:00pm
Room 104E

2:30pm

EMS Clinical Challenge
Are you up to the challenge? The EMS World Clinical Challenge is a clinical competition where teams of two will respond to challenging scenarios that test clinical knowledge, critical thinking skills, teamwork, communication, and situational awareness. Teams elect to participate in either an ALS or BLS track depending on their level of certification. A panel of judges will evaluate their performance and provide valuable feedback.

Each participant will receive a 2018 EMS World Clinical Challenge competitor t-shirt. The top three teams from each track will advance to the finals. The winning team from each track will receive an official award medal and prize.

Wednesday October 31, 2018 2:30pm - 2:40pm
Exhibit Hall

2:30pm

Ask the Experts - Management/Operations/Leadership
Faculty
avatar for Brian LaCroix, FACPE, NRP

Brian LaCroix, FACPE, NRP

President and EMS Chief, Allina Health Emergency Medical Services
Brian LaCroix has a 23-year emergency medical services career, which involves being an emergency medical technician, paramedic, educator, author, CISD peer counselor and manager. He has helped develop state emergency medical services for Minnesota and Wisconsin, as well as extended... Read More →


Wednesday October 31, 2018 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Exhibit Hall

2:30pm

Double-Sequential Defibrillation: Are Two Shocks Better Than One?
Patients with recurrent or refractory VF represent a challenge for EMS providers in the field. On one hand, the mere presence of VF suggests the arrested heart has energy reserves sufficient to support normal beating if only the arrhythmia would stop and allow the normal pacemaker to take over. However, this energy is finite and without ROSC and restoration of adequate coronary perfusion pressures, fibrillation will deplete the energy reserves in a matter of minutes.  As long as fibrillation is present, termination of resuscitation efforts in the field is inappropriate. Double-sequential or dual defibrillation may offer a therapeutic solution to terminating VF and achieving ROSC when standard defibrillation techniques fail. This presentation will examine the physiology of refractory and recurrent ventricular fibrillation and the latest evidence surrounding double-sequential defibrillation.

Faculty
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Kenneth Navarro, MEd, LP

Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Kenneth Navarro, MEd, LP is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas.  Kenny oversees the EMS Continuing Education program for the Division of EMS at the University and assists in educational oversight... Read More →



Wednesday October 31, 2018 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 208AB

2:30pm

I Don't Remember Learning This in Class: How to Confidently Manage LVAD Emergencies
There is an increasing number of patients in our country who are receiving LVAD for heart failure, either as a bridge to heart transplant or "destination therapy." LVADs are most commonly used in a chronically ill patient population, and as EMS providers we will see more and more of these patients and LVAD use becomes more widespread.  It is important for EMS providers to have a deep understanding of how LVADs work. We will review the assessment and management of common LVAD emergencies, including hypotension, chest pain, dyspnea and arrhythmia with real-world cases presented.

Faculty
avatar for Kimberly Pruett, MD

Kimberly Pruett, MD

Emergency Medicine Physician, Albuquerque, NM
Dr. Kimberly Pruett is an emergency medicine physician who finished her residency in emergency medicine at Vanderbilt Medical Center and recently completed an EMS Fellowship at the University of New Mexico. Her focus is on rural and tribal medicine and she really enjoys EMS education... Read More →



Wednesday October 31, 2018 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 207CD

2:30pm

Ever Considered Medical School? What’s Involved?
If you have ever considered medical school in your future, but are unsure what is involved and a road map on how to get there, then come and learn. Dr. Larmon as counseled and mentored hundreds of EMS providers who have gone to medical school. Come see what your future could be.

Faculty
avatar for Baxter Larmon, PhD, MICP

Baxter Larmon, PhD, MICP

Director Emeritus, UCLA Center for Prehospital Care
Bax Larmon, PhD, MICP, is Professor of Medicine at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Emeritus Director of the UCLA Center for Prehospital Care and Prehospital Care Research Forum.  Dr. Larmon has a vast amount of experience in EMS. He has worked as an ambulance attendant... Read More →


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

2:30pm

Going Deep: Dive Medicine for the Prehospital Provider
This presentation will cover how to evaluate a potentially injured diver with common problems ranging from equipment awareness to minor and major injuries. Barotrauma, immersion pulmonary edema, strains on the heart causing cardiac problems, and decompression illness will all be discussed.  This gripping presentation will conclude with real-world case presentations and how to evaluate for a potential dive injury.

Faculty
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Scott Smith, EMT-P, DMT

EMS Officer I, EMS Instructor II, Durham County EMS, Durham Tech
Scott H. Smith, paramedic, is the deputy director of medical services at Divers Alert Network (DAN) and has been with DAN since 2004.  He is EMS faculty at Durham Technical Community College, CAPCE reviewer and EMS Officer for Durham County EMS.  He is attached to the Durham County... Read More →


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

2:30pm

The Third Degree: Improving Patient Interview Techniques
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"

Faculty
avatar for Tracey Loscar, BA, NRP

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
Room 101CD

2:30pm

Simplifying Cricothyrotomy: Front of Neck Access (FONA) Made Easier
Few procedures in prehospital medicine are as rare, high consequence and generate as much angst as cricothyrotomy. This presentation covers the history, indications and complications of the procedure along with a look at the literature surrounding it. Several methods of cricothyrotomy including FONA as well as highlighting the SloMo technique and the pearls/pitfalls of each.  Procedural video and still image will be used heavily during the presentation in order to provide the learner with practical tips/pitfalls.



The neck offers a confluence airway, vascular and neuro structures and is an area of the body that when impacted by penetrating trauma can be very challenging.  This presentation involves four cases from the transport arena ranging from lacerations, stab wounds and gunshot wounds.   Each case has accompanying clinical still images and/or video.   Each of them involves complex decision making and challenging management scenarios.   This talk also covers relevant anatomy and gives a how to investigate specific injuries to the tracheal and vasculature.   The presentation will conclude with a summary of management strategies that can be utilized by EMS personnel when faced with the challenges that accompany penetrating neck trauma.

Faculty
avatar for Kevin High, RN, MPH, MHPE, EMT

Kevin High, RN, MPH, MHPE, EMT

Senior Associate in Emergency Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Kevin High, RN MPH MHPE EMT, is a Senior Associate in Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and has 32 years of experience in prehospital care as a clinician, teacher and leader. 


Wednesday October 31, 2018 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 104AB

2:30pm

Psychomotor Mastery: How to Teach Our Hands to Move
Once we’ve reached psychomotor competence in the lab, how can we be sure we will have peak performance in stressful “wicked” environments? In this session, Ginger Locke will detail how she and her colleagues teach psychomotor skills. Topics include: How to develop a task analysis, the neuroscience behind muscle memory, why prompt expert feedback is essential, proper use of simulation for stress inoculation, how to keep the learner motivated through effortful practice and why spaced repetition is superior to long practice sessions. The process of continuing to practice a skill after competence has been reached is called overlearning and it leads to muscle memory. Muscle memory is useful, powerful sauce, but it also comes with warnings. Come hear the best practices in psychomotor education.

Faculty
avatar for Ginger Locke, BA, NRP

Ginger Locke, BA, NRP

Associate Professor of EMS Professions, Austin Community College
Ginger Locke is infatuated with the minds of medics. As an Associate Professor of EMS Professions at Austin Community College (Austin, Texas) and as the creator of the Medic Mindset podcast, she has immersed herself in the art and science of thinking and performing under pressure... Read More →



Wednesday October 31, 2018 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 202AB

2:30pm

EMS: A Time for Transformation
The dawn of a new era of healthcare delivery systems begs for innovative models to couple with the light-speed advances in medical technology. EMS is perfectly positioned but, in many cases, less than perfectly poised to integrate into and support the future of healthcare delivery in the ACO environment.  Forward-thinking insight by federal and state leaders, as well as progressive thinking in specific well-positioned EMS agencies, will guide us into the future.

Faculty
avatar for Daniel Gerard, MS, RN, NRP

Daniel Gerard, MS, RN, NRP

EMS Coordinator, Alameda Fire Department
Dan is the EMS Coordinator for  the Alameda Fire Dept. one of 7 pilot projects in the State of California for Community Paramedicine. He is a recognized expert in EMS System delivery & design, EMS/health service integration, and service delivery models for out of hospital care. Dan... Read More →


Wednesday October 31, 2018 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 205C

2:30pm

They Said What About Us? Understanding Patient Satisfaction Surveys
Quality, quality, quality: EMS providers and healthcare leaders have been hearing about quality for many years from Medicare.  How do we measure quality?  In some cases this is done through patient satisfaction surveys, a tool that has been used by hospitals for many years.  Join us for an interactive approach to discover how we can incorporate EMS patient satisfaction into our organizations, and what impact it may have on our systems.

Faculty
avatar for Ed Moreland, NRP

Ed Moreland, NRP

Paramedic, Harleysville Area EMS
Ed Moreland, NRP, is a Metro Washington, DC native, and a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and PA Army National Guard who has been actively engaged in EMS since 1990 when he ran his first EMS call as a volunteer in Montgomery County, PA.Ed is a National Registered Paramedic... Read More →


Wednesday October 31, 2018 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 202C

2:30pm

ED/Jail Diversion: Can Your Community Support It?
With more than three decades working with and within public safety, Oregon-based CAHOOTS (Crisis Assistance Helping Out on the Streets) has a wealth of knowledge about the resources and  partners available in local communities. Whether it is a shelter option for a family, a sobering center for a chronic alcoholic who needs a safe place to dry out, or wound care for an unhoused client without access to primary care, these medical/mental health professionals have learned to tap into what their community has to offer while taking the burden of finding these solutions off of public safety. This presentation will assist audience members with designing an outline for identifying their own community resources to support the mission of emergency department and jail diversion.

Faculty
avatar for Michelle Perin-Callahan, MS, QMHP, EMT

Michelle Perin-Callahan, MS, QMHP, EMT

Medic/Crisis Counselor, CAHOOTS
Michelle J.G. Perin-Callahan, MS, QMHP, EMT works as a street medic with White Bird-Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets (CAHOOTS). This mobile integrated crisis intervention service is the response team for the Eugene-Springfield (OR) Public Safety System. Working with both... Read More →
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Manning Walker, EMT, QMHA

Medic, Crisis Worker, Medic Liaison, CAHOOTS, White Bird Clinic
Manning Walker, EMT, QMHA, medic & crisis worker, CAHOOTS.5 years with CAHOOTS, 9 years as an EMT and BLS instructor, volunteer fire department and private security service experience.CAHOOTS' integrated medical/mental health model prioritizes de-escalating emotionally heightened... Read More →



Wednesday October 31, 2018 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 207AB

2:30pm

Triage of Low-Acuity Patients at Dispatch: A Swedish Model
The current clinical practice of nurses working at the EMD centers in Uppsala, Västmanland and Sörmland regions in Sweden is to triage patients without emergency care needs to alternative forms of healthcare such as nursing advice lines, taxi services, and other mobile care units. However, traditional rule-based decision support systems have been found to be difficult to adapt to the diverse cohort of low-acuity patients contacting the EMD center. In a two-year project funded by the Swedish Innovation Agency (Vinnova), models are being developed to predict a number of patient outcomes which can provide dispatch nurses with a nuanced picture of an individual patient's prognosis and necessary level of care. Hans Blomberg, medical director and co-creator of the current decision support system, will provide a high level overview of the expansive scope and vision of the EMD center as a hub for many types of healthcare resources, and how this vision has been operationalized in the Swedish context. Douglas Spangler, project manager at the Uppsala Ambulance Service, will describe the ongoing research and lay out a road map for how statistical models can be used to improve the predictive value of triage decisions made at EMD centers.

Faculty
avatar for Douglas Spangler, EMT, MSc

Douglas Spangler, EMT, MSc

Project Manager, Uppsala University Hospital Ambulance Service
Douglas Spangler, EMT, MSc, is a project manager at the Uppsala University Hospital ambulance service, and health services researcher at Uppsala University. Previously, Douglas worked as an EMT in New York City, and as a business analyst at Physio-Control. His main research interests... Read More →
avatar for Hans Blomberg, MD, PhD

Hans Blomberg, MD, PhD

Medical Director, Institute of Surgical Science/Anesthesia, Uppsala University Hospital
Hans Blomberg, MD, PhD is the medical director responsible for coordinating EMD centers across several Swedish regions. He is involved in implementing nurse-based dispatch systems, and leads research in methods to improve triage accuracy. Hans is a board member of the Swedish National... Read More →



Wednesday October 31, 2018 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 201AB

2:30pm

Managing Frequent Fallers: A National Guideline for the UK
Presentation on the development of the UK JRCALC national guideline on the clinical management of older people who fall. the process including an international evidence review, an expert consensus group providing expert opinion and the guideline which includes the assessment and clinical management of medical and trauma conditions in the older person. The guideline also includes advice on the process for considering how to safely manage a patient in the community without transfer to hospital.

Faculty
avatar for Alison Walker, FIMC, RCS, DipIMC, RCS, FRCEM, MBChB

Alison Walker, FIMC, RCS, DipIMC, RCS, FRCEM, MBChB

EMS Medical Director
Alison Walker is a regional EMS Medical Director in the UK and a Consultant in Emergency Medicine with a Specialist Interest in EMS, she has been involved in providing prehospital care since 1996. She was a Helicopter Emergency System (HEMS) physician 2002-2013 and was a HEMS Medical... Read More →



Wednesday October 31, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 104CD

2:30pm

Problems for the Post-Surgical Bariatric Patient
There is growing interest in surgical intervention to help people lose weight, but such procedures can have many postoperative complications. Typically patients are discharged within 24 hours after surgery. This session will look at the types of surgeries that are on the rise, problems to watch for, and how to care for them when they occur.

Faculty
avatar for Susan Briggs, FNP-BC, APN, EMT, Instructor

Susan Briggs, FNP-BC, APN, EMT, Instructor

Nurse Practitioner, Westchester Medical Center
Susan Briggs, APRN, MSN, FNP-BC, EMT, is a nurse practitioner at Westchester Medical Center in Westchester County New York.  One of Susan's many roles has been the Advanced Practice Provider for post op surgical patients in this large tertiary hospital. She also is a per diem Nurse... Read More →



Wednesday October 31, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 105AB

2:45pm

EMS Clinical Challenge
Are you up to the challenge? The EMS World Clinical Challenge is a clinical competition where teams of two will respond to challenging scenarios that test clinical knowledge, critical thinking skills, teamwork, communication, and situational awareness. Teams elect to participate in either an ALS or BLS track depending on their level of certification. A panel of judges will evaluate their performance and provide valuable feedback.

Each participant will receive a 2018 EMS World Clinical Challenge competitor t-shirt. The top three teams from each track will advance to the finals. The winning team from each track will receive an official award medal and prize.

Wednesday October 31, 2018 2:45pm - 2:55pm
Exhibit Hall

2:55pm

EMS Clinical Challenge
Are you up to the challenge? The EMS World Clinical Challenge is a clinical competition where teams of two will respond to challenging scenarios that test clinical knowledge, critical thinking skills, teamwork, communication, and situational awareness. Teams elect to participate in either an ALS or BLS track depending on their level of certification. A panel of judges will evaluate their performance and provide valuable feedback.

Each participant will receive a 2018 EMS World Clinical Challenge competitor t-shirt. The top three teams from each track will advance to the finals. The winning team from each track will receive an official award medal and prize.

Wednesday October 31, 2018 2:55pm - 3:05pm
Exhibit Hall

3:05pm

Revenue and Reimbursement Workshop: Clinical Documentation: The Missing Revenue Link
In most EMS agencies, documentation is seen as "clinical" and revenue is seen as the billing department's problem.  However, the two issues are inextricably linked, and this session will show you exactly where your agency's clinical documentation directly impacts your revenue.  More importantly, this session will give you some tested strategies you can use to help improve and strengthen this vital link in your agency when it comes to your field documentation.

Read more of Douglas Wolfberg's work on EMS World's website: "Five Steps to Improve Your State's EMS Climate"

Faculty
avatar for Douglas Wolfberg, JD

Douglas Wolfberg, JD

Partner, Page, Wolfberg & Wirth
Doug Wolfberg is one of the nation's best known EMS attorneys and a founding partner of Page, Wolfberg & Wirth.  He has worked in EMS for 40 years as an field provider, county EMS director, state and federal-level EMS official, author, educator, consultant and lawyer.  He is known... Read More →


Wednesday October 31, 2018 3:05pm - 3:45pm
Room 104E

3:10pm

EMS Clinical Challenge
Are you up to the challenge? The EMS World Clinical Challenge is a clinical competition where teams of two will respond to challenging scenarios that test clinical knowledge, critical thinking skills, teamwork, communication, and situational awareness. Teams elect to participate in either an ALS or BLS track depending on their level of certification. A panel of judges will evaluate their performance and provide valuable feedback.

Each participant will receive a 2018 EMS World Clinical Challenge competitor t-shirt. The top three teams from each track will advance to the finals. The winning team from each track will receive an official award medal and prize.

Wednesday October 31, 2018 3:10pm - 3:20pm
Exhibit Hall

3:10pm

Ask the Experts - Management/Operations/Leadership
Faculty
avatar for Brian LaCroix, FACPE, NRP

Brian LaCroix, FACPE, NRP

President and EMS Chief, Allina Health Emergency Medical Services
Brian LaCroix has a 23-year emergency medical services career, which involves being an emergency medical technician, paramedic, educator, author, CISD peer counselor and manager. He has helped develop state emergency medical services for Minnesota and Wisconsin, as well as extended... Read More →


Wednesday October 31, 2018 3:10pm - 3:40pm
Exhibit Hall

3:15pm

International Scientific EMS Symposium: Best of 2018 Research - Oral Abstracts Session 2
This second session in the International Scientific Symposium is a fast paced blend of presentations. Heather Davis and David Page will moderate the session, leading off with “must-know” project summaries and blending in original projects where the primary investigator will have 15 minutes to describe their research. After each abstract the audience will have the opportunity to make comments and ask probing questions.

Faculty
avatar for Heather Davis, EdD, NRP

Heather Davis, EdD, NRP

Associate Director, UCLA Center for Prehospital Care, David Geffen School of Medicine
Heather Davis is the Associate Director for the UCLA Center for Prehospital Care in the David Geffen School of Medicine.  Her previous positions include the Paramedic Program Director for UCLA and the Education Program Director for LA County Fire.  She holds a Doctorate in Educational... Read More →
avatar for David Page, MS, NRP, PhD(c)

David Page, MS, NRP, PhD(c)

Director, Prehospital Care Research Forum, UCLA
David Page is the director of the Prehospital Care Research Forum at UCLA, and field paramedic with Allina Health EMS, in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota.  He is a PhD candidate and senior lecturer at Monash University.  David serves as the chair of the assessment and credentialing... Read More →


Wednesday October 31, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 101E

3:15pm

Comprehensive Airway Management in the Prehospital Setting
For years, airway management has been synonymous with intubation, but airway management incorporates the entire sequence from establishing a patent airway to endotracheal intubation. This course will emphasize proper patient positioning as the foundation for proper airway management including the position a provider should assume relative to the patient.  Dr. Nelson will explore all facets of proper pre-oxygenation including novel uses of the nasal cannula and combinations of masks and other airway adjuncts to increase FiO2 as well as non-invasive positive pressure ventilation. Finally, Dr. Nelson will review RSI, drug-assisted airway, apneic oxygenation and the use of ketamine. The session will close with proper management of the post-intubation or post-supraglottic airway patient and proper strategies for sedation and paralysis that will decrease morbidity and mortality.

Read more of Dr. Nelson's work on EMS World's website: Pediatric Airway Management webinar

Faculty
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R. Darrell Nelson, MD, FACEP, FAEM

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Wake Forest University Health Sciences
R. Darrell Nelson, MD, FACEP, FAEMS is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Wake Forest University Health Sciences in Winston-Salem, NC. He began  his medical career as a paramedic and has served as an emergency Registered Nurse and an emergency physician. He is board... Read More →



Wednesday October 31, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 208AB

3:15pm

Meet the Medical Directors: Part I
Join EMS medical directors from around the nation for a discussion of critical issues impacting clinical and operational practice. This panel presentation will be led by Dr. Paul Pepe, host and program coordinator of the “Gathering of Eagles” conference, which has become one of the most progressive and important EMS educational events worldwide. Dr. Pepe will provide an update of the hottest topics discussed at this year’s meeting, plus discuss new trends in prehospital medicine that will impact your practice tomorrow. Bring your questions for this exclusive chance to address some of the most progressive clinical leaders in the country.

Faculty
avatar for Corey Slovis, MD, FAC, FACEP, FAAEM, DABEMS

Corey Slovis, MD, FAC, FACEP, FAAEM, DABEMS

Professor of Emergency Medicine, Vanderbilt University
Dr. Corey Slovis is Professor of Emergency Medicine and Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt University.  He is board certified in emergency medicine, internal medicine and is also board certified in EMS.Dr. Slovis served as Fire Surgeon for the City of... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Jarvis, MD, EMT-P

Jeff Jarvis, MD, EMT-P

EMS Medical Director, Williamson County EMS
Dr. Jeff Jarvis is the EMS Medical Director for Williamson County EMS and Marble Falls Area EMS in Central Texas. He maintains a clinical practice in the ED at Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Round Rock, Texas. He is board certified in both Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical... Read More →
avatar for W. Scott Gilmore, MD, EMT-P, FACEP, FAEMS

W. Scott Gilmore, MD, EMT-P, FACEP, FAEMS

Medical Director, St. Louis Fire Department
W. Scott Gilmore, MD, EMT-P, FACEP, FAEMS is the Medical Director of the St. Louis Fire Department. He started his career in EMS over 20 years ago as an EMT-A working in a fire based system. He continued his training and became an EMT-I, EMT-P and EMS Educator. Prior to becoming the... Read More →
avatar for Mark Levine, MD, FACEP, FAEMS

Mark Levine, MD, FACEP, FAEMS

Assistant Medical Director, St. Louis Fire Department
Mark D. Levine, MD, FACEP, FAEMS is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and Assistant Medical Director for the St. Louis Fire Department.  He started his career as an Emergency Medical Technician – Basic.  He graduated... Read More →
avatar for Paul E. Pepe, MD, MPH, FACEP, MCCM, MACP, FAEMS

Paul E. Pepe, MD, MPH, FACEP, MCCM, MACP, FAEMS

Professor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Paul E. Pepe, MD, MPH, FACEP, MCCM, MACP, FAEMS, is a professor of emergency medicine,internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, and public health and is the Riggs Family Chair in EmergencyMedicine, at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) in Dallas. He simultaneously... Read More →
avatar for Peter Antevy, MD

Peter Antevy, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine, EMS Medical Director, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
Peter Antevy, MD is a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in South Florida and the founder of Pediatric Emergency Standards Inc.  He serves as the Medical Director for Davie Fire-Rescue, Southwest Ranches Fire Rescue and American Ambulance... Read More →
avatar for E. Stein Bronsky, MD

E. Stein Bronsky, MD

Medical Director, Colorado Springs Fire Department and American Medical Response (AMR) Ambulance Service
E. Stein Bronsky, MD, is the medical director for the Colorado Springs (CO) Fire Department and American Medical Response (AMR) Ambulance Service, El Paso County, CO. He also works as an emergency physician at Centura Health. Dr. Bronsky began his career as an EMT in 1991 and later... Read More →
avatar for Kenneth Scheppke, MD

Kenneth Scheppke, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue
Kenneth A Scheppke, MD, is a dual board certified specialist in the fields of Emergency Medicine and EMS (Emergency Medical Services). He serves as the EMS Medical Director for seven fire-rescue agencies in Palm Beach and Broward County, Florida, collectively serving a population... Read More →
avatar for Neal Richmond, MD

Neal Richmond, MD

Medical Director, MedStar Mobile Healthcare
Dr. Neal Richmond, M.D., FACEP is the Medical Director for MedStar Mobile Healthcare and fifteen participating fire departments and first responder organizations in Fort Worth/Tarrant County Texas.Dr. Richmond began his EMS career in New York City (NYC), where he served as Deputy... Read More →



Wednesday October 31, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 207CD

3:15pm

Can We Predict Injury Patterns from Trauma? Using New Technology to Assess and Treat Injuries
New technologies such as vehicle telemetry data can give EMS a much more complete picture of a crash scene or of injury patterns.  In this session, Dr. Racht will help you apply knowledge of injury patterns to your treatment of patients,  discover how technology can be harnessed to improve patient care, and help you improve scene assessments to include data from new technologies.

Read more of Dr. Racht's work on EMS World's website: "Let's Talk About Data"

Faculty
avatar for Ed Racht, MD

Ed Racht, MD

Chief Medical Officer, American Medical Response
Ed Racht, MD, is the chief medical officer for American Medical Response.


Wednesday October 31, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 101AB

3:15pm

Legal Marijuana: Helpful or Harmful?
Marijuana occupies a strange place in our society. It is an illegal recreational drug (in most states), and a unique herbal medication believed by many to hold great potential benefit for the treatment of a variety of illnesses. We will also discuss the role of EMS and medicine in the ever-changing marijuana movement.

Faculty
avatar for Will Krost, MD, MBA, NRP

Will Krost, MD, MBA, NRP

Emergency Physician, Critical Care Paramedic, Administrator, Mercy Health
Will Krost, MD, MBA, NRP, is an Emergency Physician, Critical Care Paramedic, and Administrator with Mercy Health in Toledo, Ohio.  He has been a paramedic for over 20 years and taught at EMS Conferences across the country and abroad.  In addition to his conference work, Will has... Read More →


Wednesday October 31, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 101CD

3:15pm

Using Checklists to Prevent Human Errors in Advanced Airway Management
Endotracheal intubation in the prehospital setting is often challenging and stressful. Evidence-based research tells us that in non-operating room settings, the stress of intubation and addition of human factors leads to a significant increase in risk of failure during intubation.  Implementing a simplified, single algorithm will help decrease errors related to human factors and aim to increase, knowledge, confidence, first pass success and help manage potential complications that may arise.

Read more about David Olvera's work on EMS World's website: "IAFCCP Announces 2016 Tim Hynes Award Winner"

Faculty
avatar for David Olvera, AS, NRP, FP-C, CMTE

David Olvera, AS, NRP, FP-C, CMTE

Clinical Education Manager, Air Methods Corporation
David J. Olvera AS, NRP, FP-C, NRP, is the clinical education manager, department chair of the research committee and the IRB administrator for Air Methods Corporation in Aurora, Colorado. He began his airway research in 2007 with Dr. John Sakles at University Medical Center in Tucson... Read More →


Wednesday October 31, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 104AB

3:15pm

Death of the Powerpoint: It’s About Time!
It’s easy to talk about “flipping the classroom,” but how do we break from our usual approach and change what happens in our classrooms? Classroom dynamics have been studied for decades, but how does that apply in EMS education? EMS instructors are experts in understanding what works with our students, and this interactive session will tap into our collective experiences of what works to improve the performance of your students. You will learn cool tricks and techniques, and even a legitimate reason to throw things at your students!

Faculty
avatar for Gary Heigel, BA, Paramedic

Gary Heigel, BA, Paramedic

Department Chair of Emergency Services and Paramedic Program Director, Rogue Community College
Gary is the Department Chair of Emergency Services and the Paramedic Program Director at Rogue Community College in Southern Oregon. Gary has been a paramedic since 1984 and has extensive experience in both urban and rural EMS systems. He has been a Paramedic, Field Training Officer... Read More →



Wednesday October 31, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 201AB

3:15pm

How EMS and the Media Can Partner to Tell Stories and Save Lives
Narrative medicine (in layman's terms, telling stories about people where stuff happened to them) has existed for millennia.  Storytelling regained prominence in medical education with the establishment of problem-based learning. By using the story of a patient, it was thought that students would better understand the educational objectives of a topic. But the role of storytelling can expand beyond PBL and onto the laptop and cell phone screens of those we seek to reach—be it learners, patients, or the public. This session describes the foundations of a good story, such as tension, counterintuitiveness, and timeliness. Participants will leave with an introduction to interacting with media, including interview tips, how to brainstorm story ideas, and how to pitch a story to local media to advocate for their patients and systems.

Read more of Dr. Bigham's and Rob Lawrence's work on EMS World's website:
"The Top 5 Papers of 2016: #1"I
"Guest Editorial: Earn Your Place on the Stage"

Faculty
avatar for Blair Bigham, MD, MSc, ACPf

Blair Bigham, MD, MSc, ACPf

Resident Emergency Physician
Blair Bigham is a Toronto-based multimedia journalist, scientist and resident emergency physician. He was a Global Journalism Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs. His work has appeared in the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail, the New England Journal of Medicine and the Canadian... Read More →
avatar for Rob Lawrence, MCMI

Rob Lawrence, MCMI

California Chief Operating Officer, Paramedics Plus
Rob Lawrence is the California Chief Operating Officer of Paramedics Plus. He joined the company in 2018 after serving for nine years as the COO at the Richmond Ambulance Authority, Richmond Virginia. Prior to that, he was the Chief Operating Officer for Suffolk as part of the East... Read More →


Wednesday October 31, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 205AB

3:15pm

So You Want to Create an Internal Leadership Training Academy?
We all say that a leadership training academy would be a great thing for our department but so often in EMS it never happens.  Some send new leaders to an outside program, but does that really prepare them how to do the job in your own agency?  This course will discuss how to set up your own leadership training academy and what are some key components to  consider about the course outline.  We will discuss the importance of integration of different departments when training your new leaders and the benefits of creating a program that requires hands on approach of those who are attending.  We will go into some of the obstacles you may face during the development and where to find resources to help ensure success of the program.

Faculty
avatar for Ryan Greenberg, MBA, FACPE, NRP, EMD

Ryan Greenberg, MBA, FACPE, NRP, EMD

National EMS Management Association
Ryan Greenberg has spent the past nearly 20 years working in EMS from EMT to Chief of EMS. Ryan has focused his career on building hospital based EMS systems across the northeast while always remaining an active Paramedic, Fire Fighter, Educator and EMS Advocate. Ryan received his... Read More →


Wednesday October 31, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 202C

3:15pm

Whistleblowers, Medicare Fraud and the Office of the Inspector General
Dealing with whistleblowers is increasingly complex, particularly in public safety and EMS. EMS is a high priority target for Medicare fraud. Federal penalties are significant when dealing with regulatory agencies. Local governments have unique obligations addressing whistleblower allegations and are being held liable for penalties. In this session, you will learn risks, effective prevention, and mitigation strategies in the event that your agency experiences this issue.

Faculty
avatar for Anthony Minge, EdD

Anthony Minge, EdD

Senior Partner, Fitch & Associates
Anthony Minge, EdD, is a Senior Partner with Fitch & Associates. Dr. Minge coordinates the firm’s educational offerings and is responsible for the firm’s reimbursement, compliance and membership consulting services. In his educational role, he serves as the program co-chair for... Read More →


Wednesday October 31, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 202AB

3:15pm

Emerging Systems of Care for Community Paramedics
Community paramedics (CPs) need to navigate their patients through more than just the healthcare systems. Based on the successful evaluations from last year's conference, CP pioneers Anne Jensen and Dan Swayze return to introduce three new systems of care that community paramedics need to understand: drug and alcohol recovery, food security, and income subsidy programs.

Read more of Anne Jensen's and Dan Swayze's work on EMS World's website:
"Protecting Patient Privacy in Community Paramedic Programs" 
"The Next Great Tradition"

Faculty
avatar for Anne Jensen, BS, EMT-P

Anne Jensen, BS, EMT-P

Special Projects Manager, San Diego Fire-Rescue Department
Anne Marie Jensen is the Special Projects Manager for San Diego Fire-Rescue Department EMS Division. With a B.S. in Applied Physics and an inclination toward technology and data modeling, Anne is enthusiastic about patient-centered field care that uses technology to mitigate risk... Read More →
avatar for Dan Swayze, DrPH, MBA, MEMS

Dan Swayze, DrPH, MBA, MEMS

Vice President, COO, Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania
Dan Swayze, DrPH, MBA, MEMS, is the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania. He is considered a pioneer in the field of community paramedicine.



Wednesday October 31, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 207AB

3:15pm

International Trends In Community Paramedicine
This presentation will overview the current landscape of Community Paramedic initiatives around the globe with a particular focus on program design and best practices.

Faculty
avatar for Michael Nolan, MA, CCP(F)

Michael Nolan, MA, CCP(F)

Chief Paramedic and Director of Emergency Services, County of Renfrew



Wednesday October 31, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 205C

3:15pm

Magical Salty Water: An Overview of Pediatric Fluid Resuscitation
Several years ago, my practice changed to strictly pediatrics. Before that happened, my view of pediatrics was that they really were little adults. I would like to tell you what I do differently now. What are the pediatric specific indicators of perfusion and volume status? Who gets fluid and how much? What are some of the special considerations in fluid resuscitation? When is fluid harmful?

Faculty
avatar for Jonathan W Lee

Jonathan W Lee

Critical Care Paramedic, Ornge
Most of his 20+ year career in EMS has been spent in the critical care environment, the majority of which was on Toronto’s Bandage One helicopter.  In 2010, he changed focus and joined the Pediatric Critical Care Transport Team at Ornge.  Jonathan’s background in medical education... Read More →



Wednesday October 31, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 104CD

3:15pm

The Trials and Tribulations of Terrible Tot Transports and Their Take-away Tidbits
Quite frankly, we need to learn from the mistakes of others because we simply won’t live long enough to make them all ourselves!  Come to this fast-paced, humbling, funny and sometimes tragic lecture to learn how failed assessment and management leads to pediatric pitfalls.

Faculty
avatar for Teri Campbell, RN, BSN, CEN, CFRN

Teri Campbell, RN, BSN, CEN, CFRN

Director, Illinois Heart Rescue / Flight Nurse, University of Illinois at Chicago / University of Chicago
Teri Campbell, RN, BSN, CEN, CFRN is a Flight Nurse at the Univerisity of Chicago. In addition, she is the Director of Illinois Heart Rescue a state-wide QA/QI program that has tripled neurologically intact survival for victims of out of hospital cardiac arrest in the State of Illinois... Read More →



Wednesday October 31, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 105AB

3:20pm

EMS Clinical Challenge
Are you up to the challenge? The EMS World Clinical Challenge is a clinical competition where teams of two will respond to challenging scenarios that test clinical knowledge, critical thinking skills, teamwork, communication, and situational awareness. Teams elect to participate in either an ALS or BLS track depending on their level of certification. A panel of judges will evaluate their performance and provide valuable feedback.

Each participant will receive a 2018 EMS World Clinical Challenge competitor t-shirt. The top three teams from each track will advance to the finals. The winning team from each track will receive an official award medal and prize.

Wednesday October 31, 2018 3:20pm - 3:30pm
Exhibit Hall

3:25pm

EMS Clinical Challenge
Are you up to the challenge? The EMS World Clinical Challenge is a clinical competition where teams of two will respond to challenging scenarios that test clinical knowledge, critical thinking skills, teamwork, communication, and situational awareness. Teams elect to participate in either an ALS or BLS track depending on their level of certification. A panel of judges will evaluate their performance and provide valuable feedback.

Each participant will receive a 2018 EMS World Clinical Challenge competitor t-shirt. The top three teams from each track will advance to the finals. The winning team from each track will receive an official award medal and prize.

Wednesday October 31, 2018 3:25pm - 3:35pm
Exhibit Hall

3:45pm

EMS Clinical Challenge
Are you up to the challenge? The EMS World Clinical Challenge is a clinical competition where teams of two will respond to challenging scenarios that test clinical knowledge, critical thinking skills, teamwork, communication, and situational awareness. Teams elect to participate in either an ALS or BLS track depending on their level of certification. A panel of judges will evaluate their performance and provide valuable feedback.

Each participant will receive a 2018 EMS World Clinical Challenge competitor t-shirt. The top three teams from each track will advance to the finals. The winning team from each track will receive an official award medal and prize.

Wednesday October 31, 2018 3:45pm - 3:55pm
Exhibit Hall

3:50pm

Ask the Experts - Data Analysis/Research
Faculty
avatar for Morgan Anderson, MPH

Morgan Anderson, MPH

Epidemiologist, ImageTrend
Morgan joined the ImageTrend team in January 2017. She graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2011 with a Master’s degree in Public Health with an emphasis in epidemiology. Prior to coming to ImageTrend, Morgan spent 5 years with the Army Public Health Center as an Injury... Read More →


Wednesday October 31, 2018 3:50pm - 4:20pm
Exhibit Hall

3:50pm

Revenue and Reimbursement Workshop: Show Me the Money: Identifying Your Revenue Cycle Gaps to Optimize Revenue
Ambulance services face the unique challenge of providing care, whenever and wherever needed, without consideration of a patient’s ability to pay. It is therefore paramount that they operate high-performing revenue cycles to increase and accelerate cash flow. In this presentation, Eric Foust, division president of Integra Connect, conveys best practices for identifying and plugging the leaks that typically exist at the weakest spots of the ambulance revenue cycle:
o Authorization, including PCS and third-party transport
o Eligibility across primary and secondary payers
o Charge capture and reconciliation
o Denial management

Using real-world examples, Mr. Foust will help attendees to walk away with:
o A map of their own service’s revenue cycle strengths and weaknesses
o Actionable next steps for diagnosing and resolving critical leaks
o The key metrics to track and measure their success along the way

Faculty
avatar for Eric Foust, MBA

Eric Foust, MBA

President, Integra Connect Revenue Cycle Solutions, EMS Division
Eric Foust is President, Integra Connect Revenue Cycle Solutions, EMS Division. He has served in several executive positions and has more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Prior to joining Integra Connect, Mr. Foust served as Senior Vice President of Revenue... Read More →


Wednesday October 31, 2018 3:50pm - 4:45pm
Room 104E

4:30pm

Meet the Medical Directors: Part II
Join EMS medical directors from around the nation for a discussion of critical issues impacting clinical and operational practice. This panel presentation will be led by Dr. Paul Pepe, host and program coordinator of the “Gathering of Eagles” conference, which has become one of the most progressive and important EMS educational events worldwide. Dr. Pepe will provide an update of the hottest topics discussed at
this year’s meeting, plus discuss new trends in prehospital medicine that will impact your practice tomorrow. Bring your questions for this exclusive chance to address some of the most progressive clinical leaders in the country.

Faculty
avatar for Corey Slovis, MD, FAC, FACEP, FAAEM, DABEMS

Corey Slovis, MD, FAC, FACEP, FAAEM, DABEMS

Professor of Emergency Medicine, Vanderbilt University
Dr. Corey Slovis is Professor of Emergency Medicine and Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt University.  He is board certified in emergency medicine, internal medicine and is also board certified in EMS.Dr. Slovis served as Fire Surgeon for the City of... Read More →
avatar for W. Scott Gilmore, MD, EMT-P, FACEP, FAEMS

W. Scott Gilmore, MD, EMT-P, FACEP, FAEMS

Medical Director, St. Louis Fire Department
W. Scott Gilmore, MD, EMT-P, FACEP, FAEMS is the Medical Director of the St. Louis Fire Department. He started his career in EMS over 20 years ago as an EMT-A working in a fire based system. He continued his training and became an EMT-I, EMT-P and EMS Educator. Prior to becoming the... Read More →
avatar for Mark Levine, MD, FACEP, FAEMS

Mark Levine, MD, FACEP, FAEMS

Assistant Medical Director, St. Louis Fire Department
Mark D. Levine, MD, FACEP, FAEMS is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and Assistant Medical Director for the St. Louis Fire Department.  He started his career as an Emergency Medical Technician – Basic.  He graduated... Read More →
avatar for Paul E. Pepe, MD, MPH, FACEP, MCCM, MACP, FAEMS

Paul E. Pepe, MD, MPH, FACEP, MCCM, MACP, FAEMS

Professor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Paul E. Pepe, MD, MPH, FACEP, MCCM, MACP, FAEMS, is a professor of emergency medicine,internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, and public health and is the Riggs Family Chair in EmergencyMedicine, at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) in Dallas. He simultaneously... Read More →
avatar for Peter Antevy, MD

Peter Antevy, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine, EMS Medical Director, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
Peter Antevy, MD is a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in South Florida and the founder of Pediatric Emergency Standards Inc.  He serves as the Medical Director for Davie Fire-Rescue, Southwest Ranches Fire Rescue and American Ambulance... Read More →
avatar for E. Stein Bronsky, MD

E. Stein Bronsky, MD

Medical Director, Colorado Springs Fire Department and American Medical Response (AMR) Ambulance Service
E. Stein Bronsky, MD, is the medical director for the Colorado Springs (CO) Fire Department and American Medical Response (AMR) Ambulance Service, El Paso County, CO. He also works as an emergency physician at Centura Health. Dr. Bronsky began his career as an EMT in 1991 and later... Read More →
avatar for Ed Racht, MD

Ed Racht, MD

Chief Medical Officer, American Medical Response
Ed Racht, MD, is the chief medical officer for American Medical Response.
avatar for Kenneth Scheppke, MD

Kenneth Scheppke, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue
Kenneth A Scheppke, MD, is a dual board certified specialist in the fields of Emergency Medicine and EMS (Emergency Medical Services). He serves as the EMS Medical Director for seven fire-rescue agencies in Palm Beach and Broward County, Florida, collectively serving a population... Read More →
avatar for Neal Richmond, MD

Neal Richmond, MD

Medical Director, MedStar Mobile Healthcare
Dr. Neal Richmond, M.D., FACEP is the Medical Director for MedStar Mobile Healthcare and fifteen participating fire departments and first responder organizations in Fort Worth/Tarrant County Texas.Dr. Richmond began his EMS career in New York City (NYC), where he served as Deputy... Read More →



Wednesday October 31, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 207CD

4:30pm

What Does This Drug Do Again? A Review of Clinical Pharmacokinetics
How familiar are you with the mechanisms of drugs in the human body? If your answer is "not very," this session is for you! It's vital for EMS providers to have a strong foundation and background in clinical pharmacokinetics so they are equipped to better assess patients and ensure their safety. Since toxicology and all drug therapies rest on the principles of pharmacokinetics, this course will take the audience through a working and applicable knowledge of fundamental concepts, such as drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination.

Faculty
avatar for Daniel Hu, BA, PharmD

Daniel Hu, BA, PharmD

Critical Care and Emergency Medicine Pharmacist, Providence St. Peter Hospital
Dan Hu, BA, PharmD has a Bachelor of Arts in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Doctor of Pharmacy. Following his Doctor of Pharmacy degree, he completed a fellowship with the US FDA Office of Minority Health/University of Hawaii at Hilo Daniel K Inouye College of Pharmacy and an acute care... Read More →



Wednesday October 31, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 208AB

4:30pm

Storytelling in EMS
Throughout history, cultures have been defined by the stories passed down through generations. With a vibrant culture of its own, EMS is no different.  Our profession is filled with endless opportunities for remarkable stories, myths, and even legends. In this humorous and entertaining presentation, we will examine some of these stories, discuss the reasons that we feel compelled to share, analyze the risks and the benefits, and consider the impact that storytelling has on the EMS culture we are creating every day.

Faculty
avatar for Gary Heigel, BA, Paramedic

Gary Heigel, BA, Paramedic

Department Chair of Emergency Services and Paramedic Program Director, Rogue Community College
Gary is the Department Chair of Emergency Services and the Paramedic Program Director at Rogue Community College in Southern Oregon. Gary has been a paramedic since 1984 and has extensive experience in both urban and rural EMS systems. He has been a Paramedic, Field Training Officer... Read More →


Wednesday October 31, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 101CD

4:30pm

Where Can Your EMS Career Lead You?
Listen to a panel of EMS providers who have used their foundation in EMS as a jumping-off point for interesting and varied career choices.  Panelists will discuss the paths their careers have taken, give advice for success and for navigating into other fields and answer questions about training, education and the job experience.  You'll hear from EMTs who became physicians, Emergency Managers, global rescue dispatchers, Public Health workers, entrepreneurs, business owners, journalists and more.

Faculty
avatar for Blair Bigham, MD, MSc, ACPf

Blair Bigham, MD, MSc, ACPf

Resident Emergency Physician
Blair Bigham is a Toronto-based multimedia journalist, scientist and resident emergency physician. He was a Global Journalism Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs. His work has appeared in the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail, the New England Journal of Medicine and the Canadian... Read More →
avatar for Carl Cowan, MS, NRP, CCP-C

Carl Cowan, MS, NRP, CCP-C

Emergency Management Program Manager, Harvard University
Carl Cowan, MS, NRP, CCP-C is a seasoned emergency services professional and the current Emergency Management Program Manager for Harvard University. In this role, Carl directs University-wide Emergency Management training and planning initiatives, and coordinates disaster and emergency-response... Read More →
avatar for Raphael M Barishansky, MPH, MS, CPM

Raphael M Barishansky, MPH, MS, CPM

Deputy Secretary of Health Planning and Assessment, Pennsylvania Department of Health
Raphael M Barishansky, MPH, MS, CPM, is the Deputy Secretary of Health Planning and Assessment for the Pennsylvania Department of Health.  His previous positions include Director of the Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) for the Connecticut Department of Public Health (2012-2015... Read More →
avatar for Lisa DeBoer

Lisa DeBoer

Co-Founder and President, Pedi-Ed-Trics Emergency Medical Solutions
Lisa DeBoer started out in the world of EMS in 1991 with dreams of becoming part of a medevac flight team one day. However, after living through a horrific ambulance crash, Lisa's ideas for what she thought her future would look like, altered forever! What she used to call "the worst... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Greenberg, MBA, FACPE, NRP, EMD

Ryan Greenberg, MBA, FACPE, NRP, EMD

National EMS Management Association
Ryan Greenberg has spent the past nearly 20 years working in EMS from EMT to Chief of EMS. Ryan has focused his career on building hospital based EMS systems across the northeast while always remaining an active Paramedic, Fire Fighter, Educator and EMS Advocate. Ryan received his... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Lucia

Jeff Lucia

Marketing & Communications Consultant, Immedia
      Marketing and communications expert Jeff Lucia has helped many of the most recognizable people, organizations and companies in EMS and healthcare tell their stories. A fanatic about aligning marketing and outreach with "The Why," he has led countless successful marketing... Read More →


Wednesday October 31, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 101AB

4:30pm

High Risk Obstetrics for the Critical Care Provider
Interfacility obstetric transports can be some of the most high-stress calls seen by critical care transport providers. This course reviews the reasons why patients are transported from one facility to another, the diagnostics that should be evaluated before and during transports, and the pharmacology that is unique to these situations. This class will discuss the risks and benefits of transport and how to manage the high risk obstetric patient.  The presenter will speak from his real-world experience in the field and provide the audience with best practices to make these calls less stressful.

Faculty
KW

Keith Widmeier, BA, NRP, FP-C

Director of Education, Good Fellowship Ambulance & EMS Training Institute
Keith Widmeier, BA, NRP, FP-C, is the Director of Education at Good Fellowship Ambulance & EMS Training Institute where he oversees all of the initial EMS education, continuing education, and community education including an AHA Training Site, NAEMT Training Center, CAPCE Training... Read More →


Wednesday October 31, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 104AB

4:30pm

Take a Ridealong With a Helicopter Transport Team
Take a “ride along” with a helicopter critical care transport team and choose the appropriate management for critical patients encountered at referring hospitals and in the back of an ambulance at a scene. Attendees will be provided with history and physical assessment findings and then will choose the best course of treatment via a webpage on their cell phone or mobile device. These responses will form the basis for discussing several critical care management guidelines, including blood gas analysis and therapy for ARDS-like lung pathology, persistent hypotension and vasopressors, identifying the "man down" due to possible toxicological cause, and the use of point-of-care ultrasound to direct management of the critically ill patient with undifferentiated shock.

Faculty
avatar for Kristopher Thompson, BSN, RN, EMT-P, CCRN, CEN, CFRN, FP-C, TCRN

Kristopher Thompson, BSN, RN, EMT-P, CCRN, CEN, CFRN, FP-C, TCRN

Prehospital Educator and Flight Nurse/Paramedic, University of Missouri Health
Kristopher L Thompson is the Prehospital Services Education Coordinator and a Flight Nurse/Paramedic at University of Missouri Health. He also serves as an EMS educator and volunteer first responder at Boone County Fire Protection District. He is board-certified in critical care... Read More →


Wednesday October 31, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 105AB

4:30pm

National EMS Scope of Practice: What's New?
This presentation will focus on several considerations debated by an expert panel to revise the 2018 National EMS Scope of Practice Model, including the difference between certification and licensure,  use of evidence-based research to advise practice decisions, the need for state oversight and medical direction, as well as the process used to determine the level of education, credentialing, and licensure needed to perform selected EMS interventions. Recommended changes from the 2007 Model will also be highlighted.

Faculty
avatar for Kathy Robinson, RN, EMT-P

Kathy Robinson, RN, EMT-P

Program Manager, National Association of State EMS Officials
Kathy Robinson, RN, EMT-P, is a Program Manager for the National Association of State EMS Officials in Falls Church, VA.  As a former field provider and state EMS official, she has served as the project lead for states in implementing the National EMS Education Agenda since 2007... Read More →



Wednesday October 31, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 202C

4:30pm

Engaging EMS in the Trauma Center Performance Improvement Process
Trauma centers use the performance improvement process to drive meaningful outcomes for patients. Join panelists from various trauma centers and their EMS counterparts as they discuss the partnerships that they've established.  Incorporating EMS in the PIPS (performance improvement and patient safety) process fosters a culture of transparency that leads to excellence in care and outcomes. This presentation will describe what EMS providers and agencies can and should expect from their trauma centers as it relates to performance improvement. We will discuss different avenues for providing feedback, including letters, multidisciplinary peer review, video review and debrief, and integrated education and simulation opportunities.

Faculty
avatar for Eric Clauss, MSN, RN, EMT-P

Eric Clauss, MSN, RN, EMT-P

Director, EMS Center of Excellence, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Eric Clauss is a Registered Nurse, an EMT-Paramedic and has his Master of Science degree in nursing leadership. He has been in the emergency profession since 1986 serving in roles such as firefighter, paramedic, deputy coroner, charge nurse, instructor, and preceptor. He has been... Read More →
avatar for Jeremy Cushman, MD, MS, EMT-P, FACEP, FAEMS

Jeremy Cushman, MD, MS, EMT-P, FACEP, FAEMS

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Rochester
Dr. Cushman is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Services and is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Chief of the Division of Prehospital Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, at the University of Rochester.   He remains a certified Paramedic... Read More →
avatar for Rob Lawrence, MCMI

Rob Lawrence, MCMI

California Chief Operating Officer, Paramedics Plus
Rob Lawrence is the California Chief Operating Officer of Paramedics Plus. He joined the company in 2018 after serving for nine years as the COO at the Richmond Ambulance Authority, Richmond Virginia. Prior to that, he was the Chief Operating Officer for Suffolk as part of the East... Read More →
avatar for Jared J. McKinney, MD

Jared J. McKinney, MD

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Jared J. McKinney, M.D., is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville Tennessee, the Associate EMS Medical Director for the Nashville Fire Department, and the Medical Director for LifeFlight Event Medicine.  Dr. McKinney earned... Read More →


Wednesday October 31, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 201AB

4:30pm

How Do We Remember? Honoring Fallen EMS Providers
EMS has many delivery models, and all of them have unfortunately experienced line of duty deaths. How we honor them is as unique as their lives and the organizations they worked for. In this session, you will learn the various ways we can and should honor our brothers and sisters, including suggestions for what you can do in your own communities. Ed will review various national, state, regional and local efforts.

Faculty
avatar for Ed Moreland, NRP

Ed Moreland, NRP

Paramedic, Harleysville Area EMS
Ed Moreland, NRP, is a Metro Washington, DC native, and a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and PA Army National Guard who has been actively engaged in EMS since 1990 when he ran his first EMS call as a volunteer in Montgomery County, PA.Ed is a National Registered Paramedic... Read More →


Wednesday October 31, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 106ABC

4:30pm

Meet the Feds: A U.S. Government Panel Discussion on EMS
This session couples a comprehensive look at NHTSA, FICEMS (the Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services) and NEMSAC (the National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council as well as the FBI's Infragard partnership with the private sector.  Join an interactive  discussion of what’s happening at the federal level in EMS. This dynamic format utilizes panel discussion and Q&A  where participants can ask questions of agency officials engaged in daily EMS topics. Attendees will be able to interact directly with different federal agency partners. Sharpen your questions and get up to date on what’s happening at the federal level and how it will affect the EMS your agency provides.


Faculty
avatar for Mike Poynter, EMT-P, CP-C

Mike Poynter, EMT-P, CP-C

Executive Director, Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services
Mike Poynter served as a Tactical Paramedic with the Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Weapons and Tactics Team in Louisville, Kentucky and a Flight Paramedic at a Level 1 Trauma Center located at the University of Kentucky Medical Center for nearly twenty years and was involved... Read More →
avatar for Richard (Rick) W Patrick, MS, EFO, CFO, EMT-P, FF

Richard (Rick) W Patrick, MS, EFO, CFO, EMT-P, FF

Director, National Fire Programs, U.S. Fire Administration (DHS/FEMA)
Richard W. Patrick, (Rick) M.S., EFO, CFO, EMT-P, FF, (Deputy Chief ret.), serves as Director, National Fire Programs at the U.S. Fire Administration (DHS/FEMA). Chief Patrick has been actively involved in volunteer and career emergency medical, fire-rescue services for forty years... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Lindsey

Jeff Lindsey

Coordinator/Lecturer, University of Florida Fire and EMS
Dr. Lindsey is the Coordinator/Lecturer for the University of Florida Fire and Emergency Service bachelor and master degree program. He retired from the fire service as the Fire Chief for Estero Fire Rescue in Estero, Florida. He is an experienced leader, educator, lecturer, author... Read More →
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Jon Krohmer, MD

Director, Office of EMS, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Jon Krohmer, MD, is the director of the Office of EMS at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Prior to joining NHTSA, he served in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and as an emergency physician and local EMS medical director. He is also a past president of the... Read More →
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Anne Montera, BSN, RN

Executive Director, Central Mountains RETAC
Anne received a BSN from Bethel College in Kansas. She has over 20 years of nursing experience in Public Health, Patient Safety/Quality Improvement, and EMS coordination in urban and rural hospitals and community settings.  Ms. Montera’s current role as a Public Health Nurse Consultant... Read More →


Wednesday October 31, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 205C

4:30pm

Imbangukiragutabara: EMS in the Heart of Africa
Rwanda is a small African country, 1/4 the size of Virginia, that in 1994 suffered a genocide that killed one million of its citizens.  The genocide left the country's healthcare system in shambles, and mortality rates increased sharply.  Visionary government leaders set goals to improve healthcare for all, and in particular, to establish ambulance services throughout the country.  Armed with no formal EMS training, select nurses and nurse anesthetists took to the streets, providing prehospital care to those in need.  In this resource limited environment, these providers had to innovate and improvise.  In January 2018, a team of educators from VCU Health in RIchmond, VA, travelled to Rwanda to teach the country's first formal prehospital trauma course.  Told through real stories, photos and videos, this session will highlight the journey of Rwanda's EMS system and teach us all something about the human potential for resilience and growth.

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Stephanie Louka, MD

EMS Physician, VCU Health
Stephanie Louka, MD is an EMS Physician with VCU Health in Richmond, VA. She completed both her EMS Fellowship training and Emergency Medicine Residency training at VCU Health in Richmond, VA. Originally from Virginia Beach, VA, she is a life-member of the Virginia Beach Volunteer... Read More →


Wednesday October 31, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 202AB

4:30pm

Mobile Integrated Healthcare for Fire-based EMS
The majority of MIH programs in the U.S. are hospital-based EMS or non-fire based EMS.  Today the fire service is in a very unique situation, much like when we took on EMS. This session will provide the fire-based EMS provider a “ground-up” view of why you should understand the impact of MIH on the fire service, as well as how this pertains to you. It will provide insight into one of the most important questions you may have never asked: How do we deliver MIH or CP and also provide fiscal sustainability? Kathleen Schoenauer from United Healthcare, will discuss how UHC is a funding partner with the Milwaukee FD's MIH program. Finally, the course will cover the most unique aspect of our program—delivery from a shift-based platform. With our legacy costs and shrinking budgets, simply pulling people to a 40-hour schedule is not the most cost-effective approach. Our future depends on embracing this as a new service delivery model sooner than later.

Read more about Capt. Michael Wright's work on EMS's World website: "Five Questions With: Capt. Michael Wright, Coordinator, Milwaukee Fire Dept. MIH Program"

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avatar for Kathleen Schoenauer, RN, BSN, CCM

Kathleen Schoenauer, RN, BSN, CCM

Director, Medical & Clinical Operations, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
Kathleen Schoenauer, RN, BSN, CCM, is Director of Medical & Clinical Operations for UnitedHealthcare Community Plan. Kathy joined UnitedHealthcare in 2012. Kathy provides clinical operational leadership to a large team of professionals providing care management to over 170,000 WI... Read More →
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Michael Wright, NREMT-P

Fire Captain, Community Paramedic, Tactical Medic, Milwaukee Fire Department
Michael has been a full-time employee of the Milwaukee Fire Department since 1999 and has risen to the rank of Fire Captain.  He is currently licensed as a Nationally Registered Paramedic for 13+ years as well as a  State of Wisconsin Tactical Medic, State of Wisconsin EMS Instructor... Read More →



Wednesday October 31, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 207AB

4:30pm

Time for a New Direction? What Is the Best Medical Direction Model for the New EMS Role?
For 50 years “emergency” medical service agencies have primarily sought emergency medicine physicians for clinical oversight for the providers of “emergency” care. However, most data analysis reveal that very few of the patients we treat are suffering a true medical emergency.  And, as EMS evolves to providing expanded roles in the community geared toward prevention and patient navigation, is the exclusive use of emergency medicine physician oversight the correct model? Is there a more appropriate model? Should there be a balance between emergency medicine oversight and general practitioner oversight? This lively, and likely at times controversial presentation will attempt to address some of these concepts.

In North America, delegated practice “medical direction” models are often used as a proxy for clinical quality and safety in paramedic services. Other developed countries favor a combination of professional regulatory boards and clinical governance frameworks that feature paramedics taking lead clinician roles. The purpose of this lecture is to bring together the evidence for medical direction and clinical governance in paramedic services through the prism of paramedic self-regulation.

We will critically examine the long-established North American Emergency Medical Services medical direction model and makes some comparisons with the other clinical governance approaches that are used to monitor and manage the quality and safety in several other Anglo-American paramedic services.

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avatar for Michael Nolan, MA, CCP(F)

Michael Nolan, MA, CCP(F)

Chief Paramedic and Director of Emergency Services, County of Renfrew
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Jeff Jarvis, MD, EMT-P

EMS Medical Director, Williamson County EMS
Dr. Jeff Jarvis is the EMS Medical Director for Williamson County EMS and Marble Falls Area EMS in Central Texas. He maintains a clinical practice in the ED at Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Round Rock, Texas. He is board certified in both Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical... Read More →
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Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, NREMT

Chief Strategic Integration Officer, MedStar Mobile Healthcare
Matt is the Chief Strategic Integration Officer for MedStar Mobile Healthcare in Fort Worth, TX.  He has helped guide the implementation and financial sustainability of numerous innovative programs with healthcare partners that have transformed MedStar fully as a Mobile Integrated... Read More →



Wednesday October 31, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 205AB

4:30pm

Geriatric Giants: The Concept of Frailty and Other Hot Geriatrics Topics
The baby boomers are starting to get old.  Are you ready? Elderly patients are uniquely challenging, often presenting with multiple morbidities, complex medication regimes and higher expectations from patients (and perhaps more tellingly, families) than ever before. The elderly frequently develop problems from drug side effects and interactions, and can get terrifyingly serious injuries from apparently minor falls. And yet not all elderly people are ailing and weak: we all know some amazing 95-year-olds who are fitter than we are, whereas others 20 years younger are already needing assistance with activities of daily living.  "Frailty" is often the main difference between such patients. This presentation will cover a broad selection of topics in GeriEMS, with specific emphasis on the syndrome of frailty. You'll learn how to use the intuitive Clinical Frailty Scale, which can then enhance your communication with patients and relatives. We'll discuss the importance of end-of-life planning and suggest some easy strategies to encourage the conversations patients and their families need to have. 

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avatar for Linda Dykes, MBBS, FRCEM

Linda Dykes, MBBS, FRCEM

Consultant in Emergency Medicine
Dr. Linda Dykes, MBBS (Hons), FRCEM, is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine in Bangor in North Wales, UK. She has worked extensively with EMS services and colleagues in both the Welsh Ambulance Service and the regional Search & Rescue community, and is Director of the multi-agency... Read More →



Wednesday October 31, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 104CD

4:45pm

Revenue and Reimbursement Workshop: Real-Life Implementations Sponsored by Integra Connect
How important is technology and analytics to your EMS Service? Are your systems truly interoperable?

Eric Foust, President of Integra Connect Revenue Cycle Solutions and Brian Anderson, General Manager of Community Ambulance discuss the importance of utilizing interoperable technologies and the definitive need for concrete closed loop analytics to ensure improved outcomes for EMS Services in creating healthy Revenue Cycles.

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Eric Foust, MBA

President, Integra Connect Revenue Cycle Solutions, EMS Division
Eric Foust is President, Integra Connect Revenue Cycle Solutions, EMS Division. He has served in several executive positions and has more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Prior to joining Integra Connect, Mr. Foust served as Senior Vice President of Revenue... Read More →
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Brian Anderson, MBA, NREMT

General Manager, Community Ambulance
Brian Anderson, MBA, NREMT/General Manager has overseen the day to day operations of Community Ambulance since its inception in August of 2010. The company started with just 3 ambulances and 19 employees and has grown to 33 ambulances and 280+ employees. Brian earned a Bachelor's... Read More →


Wednesday October 31, 2018 4:45pm - 5:00pm
Room 104E

5:00pm

Revenue and Reimbursement Workshop: Revenue Cycle Performance Measurement: Monitoring What Matters
Are you looking at the right things when it comes to your revenue and reimbursement?  This session will give you an eye-opening look at how to measure and monitor what really matters in your agency's revenue cycle.  Measuring the right things can help you avoid compliance traps and improve your revenue at the same time.  You'll receive specific Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) you can put into place immediately.

Read more of Douglas Wolfberg's work on EMS World's website: "Five Steps to Improve Your State's EMS Climate"

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Douglas Wolfberg, JD

Partner, Page, Wolfberg & Wirth
Doug Wolfberg is one of the nation's best known EMS attorneys and a founding partner of Page, Wolfberg & Wirth.  He has worked in EMS for 40 years as an field provider, county EMS director, state and federal-level EMS official, author, educator, consultant and lawyer.  He is known... Read More →


Wednesday October 31, 2018 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Room 104E

5:00pm

5:30pm

Revenue and Reimbursement Workshop: Cocktail Reception Sponsored by Integra Connect
Complimentary reception for Revenue & Reimbursement Workshop attendees.

Wednesday October 31, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 104E

6:00pm

Nashville Fire Department Ridealongs
Ridealongs with the Nashville Fire Department are available to EMS World Expo attendees from Monday, October 29 to Friday, November 2.

Ridealong participants will need to schedule their own transportation to and from the station. All stations are located in the downtown Nashville area. Participants should arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled ridealong time and must provide proof of certification.

Wednesday October 31, 2018 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Medic Unit
 
Thursday, November 1
 

7:30am

Data & Tech Summit: Keynote Address
Making Meaning

Most of us are swimming in data related stuff every day.  Opioid overdoses deaths are on the rise, teen pregnancy rates are down, the stock market is up, while Seattle resuscitates more cardiac arrests than we do.  Sorting out what’s meaningful and what’s accurate is a real challenge.  Displaying your data/information in a way that readers will come to an accurate conclusion and take helpful action is a vital leadership skill.  After this session you’ll never use a pie chart again!

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avatar for Mike Taigman, MA

Mike Taigman, MA

Quality Improvement Expert, FirstWatch
Mike Taigman, MA is the Improvement Guide for FirstWatch helping partner organizations make meaningful improvements by organizing and leveraging their data. During his more than four decades in EMS Mike has focused the majority of his career on helping make things better. A popular... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 7:30am - 8:30am
Room 209

7:30am

8:00am

Excited Delirium: Deadly for Patients and Dangerous for Providers
Have you encountered a violent and agitated patient, tachycardic and diaphoretic, unable to be controlled? With the explosion of designer drugs, excited delirium is becoming increasingly common the in U.S. and carries a 10% mortality rate. This presentation will define excited delirium and discuss both the controversial history behind it and current thoughts on its pathophysiology. Most important it will discuss treatment options, including Versed, ketamine, and antipsychotic agents, as well as how to keep your patient and team safe on scene and during transport.

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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 →



Thursday November 1, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 208AB

8:00am

Hands-On Guided Cardiac Dissection
This one-of-a-kind, hands-on course was developed to help review and reinforce the essentials of cardiac anatomy "from the inside out!" Scalpels and scenarios, paired with step-by-step video and instructor guided dissections, allow attendees to experience an unforgettable look into medical and traumatic cardiac emergencies.

Note: Emergency skills will be practiced on harvested pig organs. NO animals were euthanized for the purpose of this course.

Maximum of 40 attendees for each session to allow for adequate hands-on time with dissections and instructors.  Additional registration fee required of $40 for 3-day core program attendees

Check out footage of the course here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOxp21VJb9Y

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Lisa DeBoer

Co-Founder and President, Pedi-Ed-Trics Emergency Medical Solutions
Lisa DeBoer started out in the world of EMS in 1991 with dreams of becoming part of a medevac flight team one day. However, after living through a horrific ambulance crash, Lisa's ideas for what she thought her future would look like, altered forever! What she used to call "the worst... Read More →
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Scott DeBoer, RN, MSN, CPEN, CEN, CCRN, CFRN, EMT-P

Founder, Pedi-Ed-Trics
Scott DeBoer is a dynamic seminar leader with over 25 years of emergency, critical care, & flight nursing experience. He currently is a critical care transport nurse for MedEx Chicago after 22 years of flight nursing for the University of Chicago Aeromedical Network and is the founder... Read More →



Thursday November 1, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 207AB

8:00am

The Role of EMS in ECMO Therapy
This presentation will review the history and basics of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) and delve into EMS applications of this technology. Current hospital-based ECMO strategies seen in the United States will be discussed with a focus on the EMS contribution to remote cannulation and transport of these patients.  This will be contrasted by examining the European experience which often features pre-hospital ECMO initiation. Finally, novel indications for ECMO such as cardiac arrest management will be explored with particular attention to how EMS can take "ownership" and guide development of this therapy.
Presenters will also discuss the concept of a mobile ECMO team that can travel to referring facilities to deploy this therapy is cutting edge and necessary for patients who are too unstable to be transported without ECMO support. This presentation will describe the necessary resources it takes to transport an ECMO patient as well as discuss the guidelines that can be applied during transport and the role the pre-hospital provider plays, including ground ambulance and air support.


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William Costello

Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Will Costello, MD is an Assistant Professor in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN with a special focus in the care of patients requiring mechanical pulmonary and circulatory support. Graduated from University of Tennessee... Read More →
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Leon Eydelman, MD

Emergency Medicine/Critical Care Physician, Advocate Christ Medical Center
Leon Eydelman, M.D. is an emergency medicine and critical care physician at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Chicago, IL.  He trained in emergency medicine at University Medical Center in Las Vegas, NV and critical care at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. He is... Read More →



Thursday November 1, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 207CD

8:00am

Hot Car Deaths: Managing Heatstroke
It happens, on average, once every nine days in the United States, and it is devastating: a child dies of heatstroke after being left in a parked vehicle. Although there have been cases in which parents are charged with purposely abandoning their kid in the backseat on a hot summer day, most of the time it's well-meaning, loving caregivers who make this honest mistake — and that's why statistics of all the children who have died in hot cars shows that precautions against this are so important. As much as some parents believe that they'd never, ever forget about their tiny passengers, that's actually a dangerous mindset that only increases the likelihood of this continuing to happen.  Learn ways to manage the chaos of one of these calls and how to treat heatstroke and even prevent this from happening in the first place.

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Ken Bouvier, NR-P

Deputy Chief of Operations, New Orleans EMS
Ken Bouvier, NR-P, Deputy Chief of Operations for New Orleans EMS, is from New Orleans, Louisiana and has been actively involved in EMS since 1975, he is recognized nationally & internationally as a professional speaker in EMS. He serves as Commander for Mardi Gras and assumed command... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 103ABC

8:00am

How to Stay Awake Through the 12-Hour Night Shift
Working overnight presents special challenges to the night shift EMS provider. Performing complex skills at a time of night when millennia of biology are telling your body that you should be home in bed puts the healthcare shift worker at unique risk for making errors. Shift work is also associated with short- and long-term health issues.  Sometimes the only issue you are facing on the night shift is, “How do I stay awake?”  This presentation takes the audience through a 12-hour night shift with a dozen mini-lectures exploring the physiology of sleep and waking, the unique qualities and hazards of night shifts for nurses and their patients, and methods to stay awake and alert when the rest of the world is sleeping.

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Curtis Olson, BSN, BA, RN, NRAEMT, CEN

Emergency Department Nurse, CHI Health – St. Elizabeth
Curtis Olson is an emergency department nurse at CHI Health – St. Elizabeth in Lincoln, Nebraska. He has degrees in nursing (Diploma 2003/BSN 2010) and literature (1985).  He has worked in the E/R as a nurse since 2004.  He has also worked as a nurse in the hospital’s regional... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 101CD

8:00am

PTSD and the First Responder
This TED-style talk will explore the issues and ramifications of developing PTSD on the job. During the speaker's recent tenure with York Region, he developed significant job-related PTSD. As a result of symptoms of his illness, his employment was terminated. A union appeal filed by CUPE 905, based upon Bill 163 (a bill that the Ontario government passed to protect its first responders against stigmatization of PTSD)  is still undergoing legal arbitration. During the legal process, Baillie has engaged in specialized counselling to help resolve the mental illness. Baillie is able to provide a unique insight into the world of first responders developing, suffering with, and coping with PTSD. He will further provide details of his journey toward healing and encourage his fellow first responders to engage their workplace and governmental bodies to provide legal legislation to protect first responders against the ever-growing danger of PTSD.

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avatar for Bob Baillie, Hon.BA, PCP, ACP

Bob Baillie, Hon.BA, PCP, ACP

Paramedic
Bob Baillie, Hon BA, PCP, ACP, has been an exemplary Greater Toronto Area (York Region) paramedic for the past 15 years. During his tenure at York region, he enjoyed the privilege of teaching paramedic students at Centennial College and has precepted both primary and advanced care... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 101AB

8:00am

Tunnel Vision: Managing the Challenging Airway
Advanced airway management is the pinnacle skill of the ALS provider.  It is an invasive procedure that requires skill, control, and significant knowledge of anatomy & physiology.  However, as paramedics, we are not very good at it.  Difficult airway scenarios present themselves to local EMS providers daily.  Many prehospital airways are considered “difficult” by hospital standards simply for the sub-optimal and emergent nature of the procedure.  Many failed airways are the result of poor planing and poor technique.  As prehospital incubators we become focused on passing plastic through the cords, when there is so much more to discuss to property manage these patients.  Come fight tunnel vision and break this procedure down into its microelements, advancing the skill by reinforcing the basics of airway management.

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avatar for Brad T. Garmon, BS, NRP, FP-C

Brad T. Garmon, BS, NRP, FP-C

Critical Care Flight Paramedic, Level 1 Trauma & Academic Medical Center - Virginia
Brad T Garmon, BS, NRP, FP-C, is currently employed by a Level 1 trauma and academic medical center in Central Virginia as a critical care flight paramedic with the hospital's aeromedical transport team.  Brad has 13 years of Fire/EMS experience, serving 8  years in Arlington, Virginia... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 104AB

8:00am

Training the Limbic System for High Performance
Humanity has existed for more than 2 million years, evolving to adapt to the demands of the environment.  Only over the last several hundred years have we gained modern conveniences such as electricity, supermarkets, and urban dwellings with climate control.  The previous 10,000 were marked by the hunter / gatherer stage of living in which mankind harnessed the highly evolved neocortex to go from a middle of the pack omnivore to the new “king of the jungle.”  Modern conveniences often alter our perception of dangers interpreted by our midbrain (the limbic system) to generate often inappropriate reflexive defenses such as fight, flight or freeze responses.  While we attribute the neocortex for being responsible for the cognitive revolution and defining humanity as a whole, we often forget the brain is composed of 3 distinct parts including the midbrain and the brainstem.  Gaining greater understanding of the limbic system is necessary for becoming an ideal resuscitationist, staying poised while faced with adrenergic response in caring for critically ill and injured patients.  With a better understanding of the inner workings of the limbic system, it gives resuscitationists an opportunity to train this vital system just as one would train skeletal muscle.

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Faizan H. Arshad, MD

EMS Medical Director, Vassar Brothers Hospital-Health Quest Systems
Faizan H. Arshad, MD, is EMS Medical Director for Vassar Brothers Hospital – Healthquest systems in Hudson Valley, NY. He graduated from Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine’s elite Honors Program in Medical Education (HPME) and pursued specialty training in Emergency... Read More →



Thursday November 1, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 201AB

8:00am

Training Citizens for Emergencies: An Expert Panel
What can EMS providers and EMS systems do to help train citizens for emergencies?  Join this panel of experts who are "in-the-know" about best practices for outreach in bleeding control, CPR and AED education and overdose response.  Learn the best ways you can help train the members of your community.

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avatar for Teri Campbell, RN, BSN, CEN, CFRN

Teri Campbell, RN, BSN, CEN, CFRN

Director, Illinois Heart Rescue / Flight Nurse, University of Illinois at Chicago / University of Chicago
Teri Campbell, RN, BSN, CEN, CFRN is a Flight Nurse at the Univerisity of Chicago. In addition, she is the Director of Illinois Heart Rescue a state-wide QA/QI program that has tripled neurologically intact survival for victims of out of hospital cardiac arrest in the State of Illinois... Read More →
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Jennifer Chap

Co-Founder, BuddyCPR and StrataVerve
Jennifer Chap is co-founder of BuddyCPR, an organization dedicated to saving lives from SCA, and co-founder of StrataVerve, a strategic research and marketing practice.In 2012 Jennifer came face-to-face with SCA, when her husband Rick suffered SCA at home. Rick survived due to a “purrfect... Read More →
avatar for Scott Goldberg, MD, MPH, FACEP, FAEMS

Scott Goldberg, MD, MPH, FACEP, FAEMS

Instructor of Emergency Medicine, Brigham & Women's Hospital
Scott Goldberg, MD, MPH, FACEP, FAEMS is an instructor of emergency medicine at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston in addition to roles with several local and regional field providers. His interests include event medicine, tactical response, and novel approaches to the opioid e... Read More →
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Rob Lawrence, MCMI

California Chief Operating Officer, Paramedics Plus
Rob Lawrence is the California Chief Operating Officer of Paramedics Plus. He joined the company in 2018 after serving for nine years as the COO at the Richmond Ambulance Authority, Richmond Virginia. Prior to that, he was the Chief Operating Officer for Suffolk as part of the East... Read More →
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Jimm Dodd, PAC, MOL

Manager, Trauma Systems Programs, American College of Surgeons
Jimm Dodd is the Manager of Trauma Systems Programs with The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS COT). He is currently assigned as the manager for the national Stop the Bleed program and staff liaison to the National Association of EMT’s. A retired medical officer... Read More →
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Mike Papale

President, In A Heartbeat
Mike Papale is the President of In A Heartbeat, a non-profit foundation with the mission to prevent death from sudden cardiac arrest and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.  In A Heartbeat has two major programs.  They have an AED Donation Program where they buy and donate AED's to qualified... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 202C

8:00am

The Five Best Ways to Get Sued and End up in Court (If That's Your Thing)
Do you enjoy the humiliation of being cross-examined under oath by a hostile lawyer whose job it is to make you look incompetent?  Are you looking for ways to give up your free time by sitting in a courtroom as a defendant in a lawsuit?  If so, we have a perfect session for you!  If you're looking for ways to avoid those outcomes, then this is a good session for you, too.  Nationally known EMS attorney Doug Wolfberg will bring decades of experience from the field and the courtroom to illustrate some of the top ways that EMS providers have found themselves in legal hot water.  More importantly, this session will provide concrete recommendations on how to avoid your turn in the EMS litigation sausage grinder.  This session will be as entertaining, scary, practical and eye-opening at the same time.

Read more of Doug Wolfberg's work on EMS World's website: "Five Steps to Improve Your State's EMS Climate"

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Douglas Wolfberg, JD

Partner, Page, Wolfberg & Wirth
Doug Wolfberg is one of the nation's best known EMS attorneys and a founding partner of Page, Wolfberg & Wirth.  He has worked in EMS for 40 years as an field provider, county EMS director, state and federal-level EMS official, author, educator, consultant and lawyer.  He is known... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 202AB

8:00am

Why You Need to Include a Pharmacist in an EMS Quality Management Program
Adding a pharmacist to an EMS quality management program improves patient safety by introducing a true pharmacology subject matter expert into the protocol development team. Come hear how one agency added an emergency medicine pharmacist to their Quality Management program and the impact it has had on ensuring patient safety while improving the transition of care between the field and emergency department. You will also hear from a pharmacist who works closely with EMS agencies.  This innovative approach to total quality management has reduced variation between the prehospital and hospital settings and has led to an expanded prehospital scope of care.
Listen as well to a pharmacist as he speaks about his work with the local fire and EMS systems.

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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 →
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Daniel Hu, BA, PharmD

Critical Care and Emergency Medicine Pharmacist, Providence St. Peter Hospital
Dan Hu, BA, PharmD has a Bachelor of Arts in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Doctor of Pharmacy. Following his Doctor of Pharmacy degree, he completed a fellowship with the US FDA Office of Minority Health/University of Hawaii at Hilo Daniel K Inouye College of Pharmacy and an acute care... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 104E

8:00am

A New Model for Assessing Patients in MIH/CP Settings
Traditional EMS providers work with well-known assessment algorithms for patient assessments such as the ABCs, SAMPLE history and OPQRST. Community paramedic pioneers Anne Jensen and Dan Swayze team up again to introduce their new assessment format that is unique to community paramedicine.

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avatar for Anne Jensen, BS, EMT-P

Anne Jensen, BS, EMT-P

Special Projects Manager, San Diego Fire-Rescue Department
Anne Marie Jensen is the Special Projects Manager for San Diego Fire-Rescue Department EMS Division. With a B.S. in Applied Physics and an inclination toward technology and data modeling, Anne is enthusiastic about patient-centered field care that uses technology to mitigate risk... Read More →
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Dan Swayze, DrPH, MBA, MEMS

Vice President, COO, Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania
Dan Swayze, DrPH, MBA, MEMS, is the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania. He is considered a pioneer in the field of community paramedicine.



Thursday November 1, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 205AB

8:00am

CAHOOTS: A Medical-Mental Health Model
Interested in implementing a mobile mental health unit? Check out the successful Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets (CAHOOTS) mobile crisis response team for Springfield and Eugene (OR) which has been operating in various capacities since 1989. CAHOOTS works in tandem with police and fire/EMS. CAHOOTS teams consist of crisis workers and medical professionals (EMT or higher) staffed by White Bird Clinic, contracted in Eugene through public safety funds, and in Springfield through Lane County funds. The CAHOOTS van is dispatched through the cities’ non-emergency call center. Each van is equipped with medical equipment appropriate to handle BLS calls within the scope of the medical professional on-board. This free response is available for a broad range of non-criminal crises, including those generated from things like homelessness, disorientation, substance abuse and mental illness. Non-emergency medical care, first aid, and transportation services are also provided, as well as dispute resolution, mediation, grief and loss counseling, suicide prevention and risk assessments, resource exploration, and transportation to staffed services. CAHOOTS further serves the community by accumulating and triaging resources to clients,  and working in collaboration with the many services and agencies operating within the community. CAHOOTS is a cost-effective, integrated agency which allows police and fire/EMS professions to remain in-service to handle true emergencies.

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RP

Robert Parrish, EMT, AAS, BS

EMT and Crisis Worker, White Bird Clinic-CAHOOTS
Robert Parrish works as an EMT and Crisis Counselor for the CAHOOTS program of WhiteBird Clinic in Eugene Oregon. He holds a license as an EMT, an Associates of Applied Science-Paramedic, and a BS in Biochemistry and Biology. He has worked for nearly 15 years as an EMT, and all of... Read More →
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Laurel Lisovskis, CSWA, QMHP

Crisis Worker/Client Outreach, White Bird Clinic
A CSWA in Eugene, Oregon, I am currently employed both as a middle school social worker and as a mobile crisis counselor/client outreach coordinator for a program that works with city law enforcement. With over thirteen years of expertise in counseling in both health care and public... Read More →



Thursday November 1, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 205C

8:00am

Controversies in Pediatric Prehospital Care: Ask the Experts
What are the most important factors facing EMS providers caring for pediatric patients? Join a panel discussion of pediatric emergency physicians as they discuss the latest trends, share the latest pediatric research and debunk long-held myths in pediatric care. 

Faculty
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Paul Banerjee, DO

EMS Medical Director, Polk County Fire Rescue
Paul Banerjee, DO, is the Medical Director for Polk County Fire Rescue, Polk County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team, Lake County Sheriff’s Office, and Lake Technical College EMS Program in Florida. Dr Banerjee serves as Associate Medical Director for Osceola Regional Medical Center... Read More →
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Curtis Knoles, MD, FAAP

Assistant Medical Director of the Medical Control Board, EMS System for Metropolitan Oklahoma City and Tulsa
Curtis L. Knoles, MD, FAAP, is clinical assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Section on Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City. He serves as assistant medical director for the EMS System for Metropolitan Oklahoma... Read More →
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Paul E. Pepe, MD, MPH, FACEP, MCCM, MACP, FAEMS

Professor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Paul E. Pepe, MD, MPH, FACEP, MCCM, MACP, FAEMS, is a professor of emergency medicine,internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, and public health and is the Riggs Family Chair in EmergencyMedicine, at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) in Dallas. He simultaneously... Read More →
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Peter Antevy, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine, EMS Medical Director, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
Peter Antevy, MD is a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in South Florida and the founder of Pediatric Emergency Standards Inc.  He serves as the Medical Director for Davie Fire-Rescue, Southwest Ranches Fire Rescue and American Ambulance... Read More →
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Mark Piehl, MD

Pediatric Intensivist, WakeMed Children’s Hospital
Dr. Piehl is a pediatric intensivist at WakeMed in Raleigh, NC, and served as Medical Director of the WakeMed Children's Hospital and Director of Pediatrics at WakeMed Physician Practices from 2009 to 2015.  He is also Medical Advisor for WakeMed Mobile Pediatric Critical Care team... Read More →



Thursday November 1, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 104CD

8:00am

Advocacy Committee Meeting

Thursday November 1, 2018 8:00am - 9:30am
Room 107B

8:00am

8:00am

8:30am

Data & Tech Summit: Real-Life Implementations sponsored by ImageTrend
How Interoperability Helped Fight Wildfire
 
Join Douglas Butler, Jr. of Coastal Valleys EMS Agency as he recounts the raging wildfire Northern California battled Fall 2017. He will share a background of his organization, help you understand the chaotic environment responders were working in, and how they effectively used technology to battle the wildfire. Douglas will discuss how they used preparedness solutions already in place to aid the response and maintain open lines of communication with alerting, updating bed counts and related information, and notifying hospitals.

Faculty
avatar for Douglas Butler, Jr.

Douglas Butler, Jr.

Data Systems Manager, Coastal Valleys EMS Agency
Douglas Butler Jr. began his EMS career in 2003 and has worked throughout the State of California. He has filled many roles including EMT, Paramedic, FTO/Paramedic Preceptor, EMD/EFD Certified 9-1-1 Dispatcher, EMS Educator, Regional Faculty (AHA) and Clinical Manager. As a Clinical... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 8:30am - 8:45am
Room 209

8:45am

Data & Tech Summit: Things That Make You Go 'Hmm...': Finding Signals in the Noise of EMS Data
Do you have an interest in what all that data you enter into your medical records is useful for? Dr. Jeff Jarvis will take you on a journey of data-driven discovery using a large national EMS data set in which he will ask and answer questions such as which factors are associated with sustained ROSC in cardiac arrest? Are there any differences in which type of patients get pain relief? Does it really matter that you are "just around the corner" from the ED when considering a treatment? The aim is to provide interesting factoids found in the data, show there really is a use for all that information you put into your ePCR, and inspire you to use the data you have to answer clinical questions.

Read more of Dr. Jarvis' work on EMS World's website: "Let the Data Drive the Decisions"

Faculty
avatar for Jeff Jarvis, MD, EMT-P

Jeff Jarvis, MD, EMT-P

EMS Medical Director, Williamson County EMS
Dr. Jeff Jarvis is the EMS Medical Director for Williamson County EMS and Marble Falls Area EMS in Central Texas. He maintains a clinical practice in the ED at Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Round Rock, Texas. He is board certified in both Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 8:45am - 9:15am
Room 209

9:00am

Ambulance Purchasing Conclave: Keynote Address
"Ambulances: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow"
 
As we look into the future of the ambulance itself and where we are going, we must understand our past. Where did we start, how did we get here, and what does the future hold? Looking at evolutions in safety and patient care, does the unit you have today meet those needs? As you plan for your next ambulance, can what you are buying evolve to meet your needs in the future?

Faculty
avatar for Bryan Jones, Paramedic

Bryan Jones, Paramedic

Commander/Fire Logistics, Nashville Fire Department
Bryan Jones, Paramedic, is the Commander of Logistics Operations for the Nashville Fire Department. He is tasked with procuring and maintaining all supply, equipment, and apparatus, EMS and Fire, for the department. This includes completing specifications and securing contracts for... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 9:00am - 9:15am
Room 102AB

9:15am

Ambulance Purchasing Conclave: What Standards Should Be Used to Build Our Next Ambulance?
In this session, the audience will become familiar with some of the various ambulance standards that are currently being utilized in the design, performance and testing of new automotive ambulances. Along with being familiar with these ambulance standards, the audience will also get an overview of some of the processes that are used to develop and revise these standards in order to keep them current and to ensure that they address needs and demands of the end user as well as including science, research, and data into the requirements of the standards. What will also be gained by the audience is a general knowledge and understanding of where some of the ambulance standards differ and where they are similar.

Faculty
avatar for Ken Holland, NREMT- P

Ken Holland, NREMT- P

Senior Emergency Services Specialist, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
Ken is a Senior Emergency Service Specialist with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Ken’s work at the NFPA involves working with several technical committees that develop and maintain various safety standards revolving around Fire Department Apparatus, Aircraft Rescue... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 9:15am - 9:50am
Room 102AB

9:15am

Data & Tech Summit: Good Documentation + Good Data Collection = Better Patient Care
How do you swim through the sea of data and analyze it in a way that actually helps your practice? Attendees will learn how documentation is turned into data that can drive protocols and improvements in patient care. Tips will be given on how to properly document to allow for good data collection. Brooke Burton will discuss how this data is turned into improvement projects which ultimately help us to provide better patient care.  You will leave with ideas of how to replicate this process for your own agency.

Read more of Brooke Burton's work on EMS World's website: "Patient Advocacy Through Documentation"

Faculty
avatar for Brooke Burton, NRP, FACPE

Brooke Burton, NRP, FACPE

Quality Director, Gold Cross Ambulance
Brooke Burton, NRP, FACPE, is the quality director for Gold Cross Ambulance in Salt Lake City, Utah. Brooke has over 20 years of EMS experience working as a paramedic in rural to super urban environments and specializes in performance improvement.  Brooke completed paramedic school... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 9:15am - 10:00am
Room 209

9:15am

International Scientific EMS Symposium: Best International Research (Winners from Other Conferences)
This session will showcase the top winning research abstracts from scientific conferences outside of the United States. Rapid 10–15 minute presentations will highlight the best of the best in 2018 international research.

Faculty
avatar for David Page, MS, NRP, PhD(c)

David Page, MS, NRP, PhD(c)

Director, Prehospital Care Research Forum, UCLA
David Page is the director of the Prehospital Care Research Forum at UCLA, and field paramedic with Allina Health EMS, in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota.  He is a PhD candidate and senior lecturer at Monash University.  David serves as the chair of the assessment and credentialing... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 101E

9:15am

Beyond Rapid Sequence Intubation: Managing Sedation and Analgesia Through the Continuum of Care
In this session, you will learn how to manage their patients following rapid sequence intubation. You will leave understanding the different treatment modalities following the continuum of care from pre-hospital through the emergency department and into the critical care unit.

Faculty
avatar for Daniel Hu, BA, PharmD

Daniel Hu, BA, PharmD

Critical Care and Emergency Medicine Pharmacist, Providence St. Peter Hospital
Dan Hu, BA, PharmD has a Bachelor of Arts in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Doctor of Pharmacy. Following his Doctor of Pharmacy degree, he completed a fellowship with the US FDA Office of Minority Health/University of Hawaii at Hilo Daniel K Inouye College of Pharmacy and an acute care... Read More →



Thursday November 1, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 207CD

9:15am

The Most Important Recent Practice-Changing EMS Articles for 2018
Dr. Slovis will discuss the most important recent articles that advanced providers should be familiar with including but not limited to recent data on use vs non-use of epinephrine in cardiac arrest and dosing intervals in VF vs non-shockable rhythms; current literature on advanced pre-hospital airways, an update on in the field and ED use of TXA in trauma; whether morphine should still be used or replaced by fentanyl; and the use of oxygen in AMI. Additional topics will be added over the next year as new articles and controversies appear in the literature. 

Faculty
avatar for Corey Slovis, MD, FAC, FACEP, FAAEM, DABEMS

Corey Slovis, MD, FAC, FACEP, FAAEM, DABEMS

Professor of Emergency Medicine, Vanderbilt University
Dr. Corey Slovis is Professor of Emergency Medicine and Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt University.  He is board certified in emergency medicine, internal medicine and is also board certified in EMS.Dr. Slovis served as Fire Surgeon for the City of... Read More →



Thursday November 1, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 208AB
  • Registration Info Included in your 3-day Conference Pass
  • about Dr. Corey Slovis is Professor of Emergency Medicine and Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt University. &nbsp;He is board certified in emergency medicine, internal medicine and is also board certified in EMS.<br><br>Dr. Slovis served as Fire Surgeon for the City of Atlanta and headed Grady Hospital EMS for approximately ten years during the 1980’s. &nbsp;He has been in Nashville since 1992, when he became Nashville Fire Department’s Assistant Medical Director and has served as the Medical Director of the Nashville Fire Department since 2000. &nbsp;He has served as the Medical Director for Nashville International Airport since 2006.<br><br>Dr. Slovis speaks nationally on EMS topics and routinely presents at national meetings including EMS Today, EMS Word and the American College of Emergency Medicine (ACEP). &nbsp;He has published more than 100 peer reviewed journal articles, studies and book chapters throughout his career. &nbsp;Most recently he served as one of the five senior authors of the book, “Avoiding Errors in EMS”. &nbsp;Dr. Slovis’ teaching expertise was recognized by his peers when they created the “Corey M Slovis Excellence in Teaching Award” that is presented each year by the Major Metropolitan Municipalities EMS Medical Directors, a group of EMS Medical Directors that represents almost 100,000,000 covered lives in America’s largest cities.<br><br>

9:15am

Hot Topics: Updates in Burn Care
Treatment of burn patients is an ever-evolving science. Burn treatment has progressed exponentially in recent years, improving outcomes and decreasing mortality, including modified fluid resuscitation in both the pre-hospital and emergency department setting. This session will also explore the treatment of cyanide toxicity preemptively with cyanocobalamin.  Investigating these updates and treatments will provide the student with a more comprehensive understanding of the emergent treatment and ongoing advances that save lives.

Faculty
avatar for Jocelyn Hills, NP

Jocelyn Hills, NP

Nurse Practitioner, Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America
Jocelyn Hills, NP is a nurse practitioner with Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America, headquartered in Augusta, GA. She has cared for burn patients for two decades. Treating patients of all ages from their initial injury thru their reconstruction is her passion and life work... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 101CD

9:15am

Ultrasound in the Field: Applications, Utility, and Feasibility
This lecture will cover the current state of science in prehospital ultrasound.  In the emergency department, ultrasound is widely used and is considered standard of care for many disease processes.  As ultrasound technology becomes more compact and less expensive, it will certainly become more prevalent and increasingly utilized by EMS.  This lecture will cover the more common uses of ultrasound in the emergency department, how these can be applied to the pre-hospital environment, and what research is currently available to guide the field use of ultrasound.  It will briefly cover the basics of ultrasound and will be useful to both those with no ultrasound experience and those considering utilizing ultrasound in their ambulance service.

Faculty
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Benjamin Smith, MD

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of North Carolina
Benjamin Smith, MD, is an assistant professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Division of Emergency Medical Services.  He graduated from residency training in emergency medicine at the University of... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 104AB

9:15am

Conquering the World of Medical Education with FOAMed
Free Open Access Medical Education (FOAMed), through social media and internet sharing, has come into the mainstream of medical education in the EMS, prehospital, and critical care worlds. FOAMed has allowed a community of health care professionals to have online conversations about current research and ideas in patient care regardless of geography or time zone.  Unfortunately, this has not caught on in many areas of medicine.  This session discusses the reasons why you should use online platforms to keep up with the influx of publications in order to stay current and improve patient care.

Faculty
avatar for Salim R. Rezaie, MD

Salim R. Rezaie, MD

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine, Greater San Antonio Emergency Physicians (GSEP)
Salim R. Rezaie, MD is a front line emergency medicine/internal medicine physician at a democratic community group called Greater San Antonio Emergency Physicians (GSEP) and is currently serving as the director of clinical education for the physicians and APPs. He completed his medical... Read More →



Thursday November 1, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 104E

9:15am

EMS 3.0 Transformation Update: What’s New This Year?
The role of EMS continues to evolve. Agencies and practitioners are implementing new services that enhance the value EMS bring to patients, payers, hospitals, home care, and hospice agencies. This session will provide an overview of  programs implemented over the past year and how they are generating value to  key stakeholders.

Read more of Matt Zavadsky's work on EMS World's website: "Promoting Innovation in EMS: The PIE Project's Top Priorities"

Faculty
avatar for Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, NREMT

Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, NREMT

Chief Strategic Integration Officer, MedStar Mobile Healthcare
Matt is the Chief Strategic Integration Officer for MedStar Mobile Healthcare in Fort Worth, TX.  He has helped guide the implementation and financial sustainability of numerous innovative programs with healthcare partners that have transformed MedStar fully as a Mobile Integrated... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 205C

9:15am

School for Fire and EMS Radicals
Anyone who wants to bring about change has to be ready to break the rules.  But in emergency services, that can be really difficult.  The art of rocking the boat, while staying in it, is something that no one has been able, or willing, to teach you--until now. This session will outline key issues, strategies and successes to help you change culture, operational capabilities, and employee engagement and move your agency from where it is now to where it needs to be.

Faculty
avatar for Ian Womack, AFS, BPA

Ian Womack, AFS, BPA

Division Chief, St. Petersburg Fire Rescue
Chief Womack has over 19 years of experience in the fire and emergency services and is currently serving as a Division Chief for St. Petersburg Fire Rescue where he oversees the Metro Department’s EMS operations. Ian has served in multiple capacities within the fire and emergency... Read More →
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Steven Knight, PhD

Partner, Fitch & Associates
Dr. Knight is a Partner with Fitch & Associates.  Dr. Knight has over 20 years of experience in the fire and emergency services and retired as the Assistant Chief of St. Petersburg Fire & Rescue. Steve earned his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of South Florida... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 202C

9:15am

Working Where the Road Ends: How Did I End up in Alaska?
After a quarter of a century working in one of the most violent cities in one of the most densely populated states, I found myself working in a place where there are more caribou than people.  The culture, the risks, and resources are vastly different between these two regions - except for the fact that people still call 911. Doing resource management for a coverage area the size of West Virginia with less than a third of what I had for a single city provides a unique set of challenges.

Read more of Tracey Loscar's work on EMS World's website: "Guest Editorial: 10 Minutes of Kryptonite"

Read about EMS in Alaska here!

Faculty
avatar for Tracey Loscar, BA, NRP

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 →


Thursday November 1, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 202AB

9:15am

A Unique Approach to Community Paramedicine on the Reservation
This lecture will describe the unique way that the Pueblo of Laguna, a rural New Mexico community, is implementing a team-based approach to community paramedicine.   Local paramedics from the fire department work closely with community health nurses and representatives to provide comprehensive care to community members resulting in fewer trips to the hospital and improvements in overall patient and population health. This is a model of care that can easily be replicated in other communities serving Native Americans and Alaska Natives.

Faculty
avatar for Kimberly Pruett, MD

Kimberly Pruett, MD

Emergency Medicine Physician, Albuquerque, NM
Dr. Kimberly Pruett is an emergency medicine physician who finished her residency in emergency medicine at Vanderbilt Medical Center and recently completed an EMS Fellowship at the University of New Mexico. Her focus is on rural and tribal medicine and she really enjoys EMS education... Read More →



Thursday November 1, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 205AB

9:15am

Successes and Challenges of Existing MIH/CP Programs
Today, MIH systems are a growing aspect of EMS. They have recently become a priority for many agencies across the U.S. However, there is a growing body of evidence demonstrating that many of these programs have not met expectations, thus leading to disillusionment in some venues. The purpose of this session will be to analyze and review some of the reasons for those challenges and to suggest not only different models but also future directions for programs from the perspectives of a cadre of experienced providers who’ve had both failure and successes.
Among topics of discussion will be the pros and cons of hospital and ACO-based programs, a focus on specific low-hanging fruit such as hospice programs and Telehealth and medical home monitoring, and medication assisted therapy and transitional programs for mental health and addictive behaviors.

Faculty
avatar for Jessica Banks

Jessica Banks

Captain, Medical Services Division, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue
Jessica Banks is an 11 year veteran of Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. She is currently a Captain in the Medical Services Division. Captain Banks holds a Bachelor’s degree in biology from Palm Beach Atlantic University, is a Firefighter/Paramedic and has an AS degree in Nursing.Captain... Read More →
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Frank Babinec, MPA, EFO

Fire Chief, Coral Springs Parkland Fire Department
Frank Babinec was appointed as the Chief of the Coral Springs – Parkland Fire Department in 2014. The fire department is comprised of approximately 400 members with core services consisting of Administration, Operations, EMS, Community Risk Reduction, Training and CERT. He has dedicating... Read More →
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Paul E. Pepe, MD, MPH, FACEP, MCCM, MACP, FAEMS

Professor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Paul E. Pepe, MD, MPH, FACEP, MCCM, MACP, FAEMS, is a professor of emergency medicine,internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, and public health and is the Riggs Family Chair in EmergencyMedicine, at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) in Dallas. He simultaneously... Read More →
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Lauren Young, LCSW

Medical Social Work Coordinator, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue
Lauren Young is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the Medical Social Work Coordinator at Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling specializing in adjustment to disability and grief and a Master's in Social Work with a specialization... Read More →
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Peter Antevy, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine, EMS Medical Director, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
Peter Antevy, MD is a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in South Florida and the founder of Pediatric Emergency Standards Inc.  He serves as the Medical Director for Davie Fire-Rescue, Southwest Ranches Fire Rescue and American Ambulance... Read More →
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Kenneth Scheppke, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue
Kenneth A Scheppke, MD, is a dual board certified specialist in the fields of Emergency Medicine and EMS (Emergency Medical Services). He serves as the EMS Medical Director for seven fire-rescue agencies in Palm Beach and Broward County, Florida, collectively serving a population... Read More →
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Juan Cardona, NREMTP, CEMSO, MPA

EMS Division Chief, Coral Springs Fire Department
Juan Cardona is the current Division Chief in charge of Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and the Community Health Initiatives at The Coral Springs Fire Department. Chief Cardona has a Bachelors’ degree in Professional Management from Nova South Eastern University and a Masters... Read More →



Thursday November 1, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 105AB

9:15am

Prehospital Airway Management in the Child: Insights and Implications
Responding to sick or injured children evokes a visceral and emotional response even in seasoned providers. We will explore the differences, and more importantly, the similarities in airway management of the pediatric and adult patient and how those differences can be helpful in our planning and intervention. We will discuss and highlight the entire spectrum of airway management starting with opening of the airway and nasal cannulas all the way to intubation. The emphasis will be on proper positioning throughout the continuum of airway management, proper preparation, the importance of pre-oxygenation, and finally the critical value of the bag valve mask and its proper sizing, mask sizing, and technical use. Intubation is not always the answer, and sometimes can be harmful in pediatric airway management. In addition to the critical need for expertise in bag valve mask ventilation, we will explore new supraglottic airway products, and old ones, that can facilitate airway management in the child. Finally we will emphasize the use of a common piece of non-airway equipment on every transport ambulance that can dramatically improve your airway management skills.

Read more of Dr. Nelson's work on EMS World's website: Pediatric Airway Management webinar

Faculty
RD

R. Darrell Nelson, MD, FACEP, FAEM

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Wake Forest University Health Sciences
R. Darrell Nelson, MD, FACEP, FAEMS is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Wake Forest University Health Sciences in Winston-Salem, NC. He began  his medical career as a paramedic and has served as an emergency Registered Nurse and an emergency physician. He is board... Read More →



Thursday November 1, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
Room 104CD

9:15am

Bleeding Control Basics (2-hour session) - Sold Out
This session has sold out. 

Need a refresher on basic bleeding control? Planning on teaching these basics to other providers? The ACS Bleeding Control program provides the knowledge and skills to stop life-threatening bleeding. While you will encounter patients with traumatic wounds in regular settings, the nation is also in an era of increasingly frequent mass shootings and terrorist attacks, making it critical for providers to know and practice the proper techniques for rapid intervention in bleeding control. This course will give providers and providers who wish to be prospective trainers the first steps needed to provide this lifesaving course to their students. Note: Max 40 attendees; must pre-register online.

Faculty
avatar for Andrew Bershad, NREMT-P, CIC

Andrew Bershad, NREMT-P, CIC

Senior Instructor, Specialized Training School - Medical Training Division
Detective Andrew Bershad, NREMT-P,CIC, is Tactical Medic Team Leader and Senior Instructor at the Specialized Training School's Medical Training Division. Based out of Brooklyn NY, he is still active in the NYPD”s Elite Unit. He has 23 Years in the Department and over 30 years as... Read More →
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Lorenzo Paladino, MD, EMT-P

EMS Medical Director and Military Tactical Medicine Instructor
Lorenzo Paladino, MD, EMT-P, Emergency physician, paramedic, EMS medical Director, NAEMT regional faculty, ATLS instructor, TCCC instructor, Law enforcement and military tactical medicine instructor. 
avatar for Chad McIntyre, BS, NRP, FP-C

Chad McIntyre, BS, NRP, FP-C

Manager, Flight Services, University of Florida Health Jacksonville
Chad E McIntyre, BS, NRP, FP-C Board of Directors for the NAEMT Chad McIntyre has worked in EMS for over 23 years and was one of the youngest nationally registered paramedics in the United States at the time of his graduation from paramedic school in 1993. Chad was recruited by UF... Read More →
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Jimm Dodd, PAC, MOL

Manager, Trauma Systems Programs, American College of Surgeons
Jimm Dodd is the Manager of Trauma Systems Programs with The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS COT). He is currently assigned as the manager for the national Stop the Bleed program and staff liaison to the National Association of EMT’s. A retired medical officer... Read More →
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Cory Richter, BA, NREMT-P

Assistant Chief, Indian River County Fire Rescue
Cory Richter, B.A., NREMT-P, is an Assistant Chief for Indian River Fire Rescue. Cory has been in EMS for 36 years and started his career at a private ambulance service doing non-emergency transports, 911 and dispatching in Massachusetts then moved to Florida in 1990 and started working... Read More →
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Sean Britton, MPA, NRP

Telehealth Program Manager, UHS Hospitals
Sean J. Britton, MPA, NRP, is the telehealth program manager for UHS Hsopitals, and a paramedic for Superior Ambulance Service in Binghamton, NY. He is also a research associate for the Prehospital Care Research Forum at UCLA, a deputy EMS coordinator for Broome County, NY, and an... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 9:15am - 11:15am
Room 101AB

10:00am

Data & Tech Summit: Real-Life Implementations sponsored by FirstNet built with AT&T
Your New Partner, FirstNet Emergency Management: Process, Procedures and Response.
 
Now that FirstNet has been formally adopted, AT&T has established FirstNet Emergency Management. A dedicated process for engaging with state emergency managers during incidents or planned events. This session provides insight into the Preparedness, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery process for FirstNet.

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avatar for Fred Scalera

Fred Scalera

Director of Strategy and Policy, FirstNet built with At&T


Thursday November 1, 2018 10:00am - 10:15am
Room 209

10:00am

Ambulance Purchasing Conclave: How to Mitigate the Risks of Emergent Response
Ambulance service providers are beginning to recognize the dangers associated with crashes involving vehicles in their fleet. Scientific research shows a dangerous trend: Ambulance crashes account for nearly 54% of the fatalities in EMS, and 58% of those occur during emergent responses. The costs associated with these events can cripple a business for years.  Beginning with a news investigative report, the presentation will take a controversial look at responding lights and siren from many different perspectives. The presenter will provide attendees with several different strategies to the following questions:   1.  Whose expectation is it that EMS respond emergently? 2.  Is the risk of responding lights and sirens outweighed by the benefit of a favorable clinical outcome   for the patient?  3.  How do we re-educate EMS stakeholders on the dangers of emergent response and the move toward less of these responses?

Faculty
avatar for David McGowan, MA, ASHM

David McGowan, MA, ASHM

Ambulance Safety Consultant, ZOLL Data
David McGowan, MA, ASHM, is an ambulance safety consultant with ZOLL Data in Broomfield Colorado with over 35 years of experience in Emergency Medical Services.. Mr. McGowan is recognized nationally for his expertise in ambulance safety programs. He has had many speaking engagements... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 10:00am - 10:25am
Room 102AB

10:00am

Nashville Fire Department Ridealongs
Ridealongs with the Nashville Fire Department are available to EMS World Expo attendees from Monday, October 29 to Friday, November 2.

Ridealong participants will need to schedule their own transportation to and from the station. All stations are located in the downtown Nashville area. Participants should arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled ridealong time and must provide proof of certification.

Thursday November 1, 2018 10:00am - 2:00pm
Medic Unit

10:30am

Data & Tech Summit: Real-Life Implementations sponsored by Physio-Control, now part of Stryker
What My ePCR Taught Me About My Department

Learn how Sacramento Fire Department is putting their ePCR to work for them, improving clinical care and efficiency within the organization.

Faculty
DP

Derek Parker

Battalion Chief, EMS Division, Sacramento Fire Department
Derek Parker works for the Sacramento Fire Department, where he manages the operations of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Division as the Battalion Chief of EMS. With over 20 years of experience in EMS, Chief Parker has worked as a paramedic, firefighter/paramedic, flight paramedic... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 10:30am - 10:45am
Room 209

10:30am

Meet the Researchers: Poster Presentation Q&A
Authors of selected top-ranking PCRF research poster abstracts will highlight key elements to look for on their poster displays and give participants a chance to ask clarifying questions.

Thursday November 1, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Exhibit Hall

10:30am

A Resuscitationist’s Guide to Preox and Apox
In dealing with the critically ill, some will require an advanced airway. Many of these patients will be challenging to oxygenate and ventilate and also have underlying pulmonary pathology and a physiologic shunt. The ideal approach to pre-oxygenation and denitrogenation has been controversial. Using standard equipment in parallel to optimize our patients’ hemodynamics has also been controversial (e.g. nasal cannula + BVM with separate oxygen sources as part of pre-oxygenation protocol) and not universally accepted. In addition, apneic oxygenation with a nasal cannula at high flow rates has not been universally adopted despite advocacy by emergency airway experts.  This year, the ENDAO trial (EmergeNcy Department Use of Apneic Oxygenation Versus Usual Care During Rapid Sequence Intubation: A Randomized Controlled Trial) showed no difference in lowest mean oxygen saturation between the two groups. To quote the authors, “application of AO during RSI did not prevent desaturation of patients in this study.” Despite this, many continue to recommend the use of AO for emergent airways.  In this lecture we will review the protocols, various application techniques, study the objective evidence behind these practices and discuss best practices for our patients to optimize the airway prior to laryngoscopy.

Faculty
avatar for Faizan H. Arshad, MD

Faizan H. Arshad, MD

EMS Medical Director, Vassar Brothers Hospital-Health Quest Systems
Faizan H. Arshad, MD, is EMS Medical Director for Vassar Brothers Hospital – Healthquest systems in Hudson Valley, NY. He graduated from Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine’s elite Honors Program in Medical Education (HPME) and pursued specialty training in Emergency... Read More →



Thursday November 1, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 207CD

10:30am

Hands-On Guided Cardiac Dissection
This one-of-a-kind, hands-on course was developed to help review and reinforce the essentials of cardiac anatomy "from the inside out!" Scalpels and scenarios, paired with step-by-step video and instructor guided dissections, allow attendees to experience an unforgettable look into medical and traumatic cardiac emergencies.

Note: Emergency skills will be practiced on harvested pig organs. NO animals were euthanized for the purpose of this course.
Maximum of 40 attendees for each session to allow for adequate hands-on time with dissections and instructors.  Additional registration fee required of $40 for 3-day core program attendees

Check out footage of the course here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOxp21VJb9Y

Faculty
avatar for Lisa DeBoer

Lisa DeBoer

Co-Founder and President, Pedi-Ed-Trics Emergency Medical Solutions
Lisa DeBoer started out in the world of EMS in 1991 with dreams of becoming part of a medevac flight team one day. However, after living through a horrific ambulance crash, Lisa's ideas for what she thought her future would look like, altered forever! What she used to call "the worst... Read More →
avatar for Scott DeBoer, RN, MSN, CPEN, CEN, CCRN, CFRN, EMT-P

Scott DeBoer, RN, MSN, CPEN, CEN, CCRN, CFRN, EMT-P

Founder, Pedi-Ed-Trics
Scott DeBoer is a dynamic seminar leader with over 25 years of emergency, critical care, & flight nursing experience. He currently is a critical care transport nurse for MedEx Chicago after 22 years of flight nursing for the University of Chicago Aeromedical Network and is the founder... Read More →



Thursday November 1, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 207AB

10:30am

What's the Future of EMS?
This will be a fast-paced interactive summary of some of the most timely EMS topics covered at the annual "Gathering of Eagles" and other late breaking advances in the field of EMS. Join Dr Scheppke as he covers some of the cutting edge trends in EMS from 2017 and 2018 and discusses What's the Future of EMS. From topics such as the latest in cardiac arrest resuscitation, the clinical impact of EMS bypassing primary stroke centers, the latest tools to combat the opiate crisis, using general aviation to assist EMS in times of natural disaster, and others.

Faculty
avatar for Kenneth Scheppke, MD

Kenneth Scheppke, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue
Kenneth A Scheppke, MD, is a dual board certified specialist in the fields of Emergency Medicine and EMS (Emergency Medical Services). He serves as the EMS Medical Director for seven fire-rescue agencies in Palm Beach and Broward County, Florida, collectively serving a population... Read More →



Thursday November 1, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 208AB

10:30am

Cadaver Lab Training That Will Blow Your Mind: Slices and Devices
Anatomists at the University of Guelph in Ontario have developed cadaveric-based educational tools in the form of high quality digital images, videos and modules. These high-quality specimens show the anatomy of the body during procedures and treatment in a way EMS has never seen. These cadaver specimens go beyond merely intubating a cadaver: one example is placing a tourniquet on a cross section of the upper arm and demonstrating the force needed on the TQ to occlude the brachial artery. Watch a panel of educational experts and anatomists discuss the ways educators could use these models to teach EMS providers and give them the "a-ha!" moment they deserve. This panel will discuss the importance of structures and their relationships in the human body.

Faculty
avatar for Robert Waddell II, retired EMT-P, BS

Robert Waddell II, retired EMT-P, BS

Training Manager, SAM Medical
Robert K. (Bob) Waddell II, EMT-P (ret), BS, is the Training Manager for SAM Medical, has worked for more than 43 as an EMS professional in the areas of clinical, education, administration, policy & regulation, and researcher across the USA and on three other continents.  Bob and... Read More →
avatar for William Albabish, MScH, MSc, PhD IP

William Albabish, MScH, MSc, PhD IP

PhD Candidate/Sessional Faculty, University of Guelph
William Albabish is currently in the process of completing a Ph.D. in Human Anatomy at the University of Guelph, with a focus on education and technology. William is involved in several projects, such as the creation of cadaveric-based dissection video guides, 3D modeling and scanning... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Medhurst, MSc

Ryan Medhurst, MSc

Graduate Student, University of Guelph
Ryan Medhurst is a Graduate Student at the University of Guelph in the department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences. He is completing his master’s degree in Biomechanics and is conducting research in the human anatomy laboratory. His primary research focus is pelvic fractures... Read More →
avatar for Ethan Danielli, MSc

Ethan Danielli, MSc

Graduate Student, University of Guelph
Ethan Danielli, MSc Master's degree in Human Anatomy in the Human Health and Nutritional Sciences Department at the University of Guelph. My focus was on developing supplemental human anatomy educational resources for undergraduate students and healthcare professionals. By learning... Read More →
avatar for Lorraine Jadeski, PhD

Lorraine Jadeski, PhD

Associate Professor, Director of Human Anatomy, University of Guelph
       


Thursday November 1, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 101CD

10:30am

Technical Rescue Environments: What Every Provider Should Know
Ninety-five percent of critical medical care necessary in the technical rescue environment lies within the scope of the BLS provider, yet many of the most simple yet effective interventions to improve patients’ survival are either forgotten or never learned. This presentation will share these essential medical management considerations for patients encountered across all technical rescue disciplines as well as pearls to help keep our responders safe. Topics will include remote assessment techniques and rescue vs. recovery determinations; suspension trauma risks in high-angle rope evolutions; cold water rescue considerations; treatment priorities in collapse and trench rescue; and medical management options for heavy machinery entrapment and extrication. We’ll discuss the role of advanced life support and EMS physicians in the technical rescue environment and what treatments (and risks) they bring to the rescue. Using cases, we will also identify pearls and pitfalls while providing medical care in these often-austere environments.

Faculty
avatar for Jeremy Cushman, MD, MS, EMT-P, FACEP, FAEMS

Jeremy Cushman, MD, MS, EMT-P, FACEP, FAEMS

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Rochester
Dr. Cushman is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Services and is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Chief of the Division of Prehospital Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, at the University of Rochester.   He remains a certified Paramedic... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 105AB

10:30am

Is HEAVEN the New LEMONS?
This presentation will go over the use of the HEAVEN criteria for difficult airway assessment and when to use Videoscopic intubation or Direct Laryngoscopy. We will dive into the research related to validating the HEAVEN criteria as well as look at past ideas to determine a difficult airway.

Read more about David Olvera's work on EMS World's website: "IAFCCP Announces 2016 Tim Hynes Award Winner"

Faculty
avatar for David Olvera, AS, NRP, FP-C, CMTE

David Olvera, AS, NRP, FP-C, CMTE

Clinical Education Manager, Air Methods Corporation
David J. Olvera AS, NRP, FP-C, NRP, is the clinical education manager, department chair of the research committee and the IRB administrator for Air Methods Corporation in Aurora, Colorado. He began his airway research in 2007 with Dr. John Sakles at University Medical Center in Tucson... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 104AB

10:30am

Students Teaching Students: The Peer-to-Peer Tutoring Approach
Peer tutoring is an effective educational strategy for classrooms of diverse learners because it promotes academic gains as well as social enhancement. Programs can be successfully implemented at the classroom level or on a wider scale at the school or college level. With administrative support and professional development, peer tutoring can help instructors cope with challenges such as limited instructional time and multiple curricular requirements. Students engage in active learning while staying abreast of the progress they are making. Peer tutoring is particularly advantageous in inclusive classrooms because it allows instructors to address a wide range of learning needs and engages all students simultaneously. Tutors become models of appropriate behavior, organizing work, asking questions, demonstrating self-management, encouraging social interaction, and facilitating better study habits.

Faculty
avatar for Ehtesham Ahmed Shariff, MBBS, MD, MBA

Ehtesham Ahmed Shariff, MBBS, MD, MBA

EMS Program Director, Prince Sultan College for EMS, King Saud University
Ehtesham Ahmed Shariff, MBBS, MD, MBA, is EMS Program Director, at Prince Sultan College for EMS, King Saud University in Riyadh past 7 years at the capacity of EMS Program Director and taught many students - Medical Emergencies, Trauma Emergencies, Special Consideration, Clinical... Read More →
avatar for Ahmed Azharuddin, MD

Ahmed Azharuddin, MD

Faculty and Head, Quality and Accreditation Development Unit, Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz College for Emergency Medical Services, King Saud University
Dr. Ahmed Azharuddin is a Doctor by profession, post graduate in Emergency Medical Services & inClinical Research, having 10 years of teaching experience in Emergency Medical Services (EMS)Programs. Presently he serves as a Faculty of Emergency Medical Services & Head of the Quality... Read More →



Thursday November 1, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 104E

10:30am

Keep Your Friends Close and Your Enemies Closer: Interpreting Sun Tzu for the EMS Leader
There was no greater leader and strategist than Chinese military general Sun Tzu.  His seminal text, the Art of War, is considered a masterpiece of strategy that presents a philosophy for managing conflicts and winning battles.   His book, which details a complete philosophy on how to decisively defeat one’s opponent, was based on a holistic approach to strategy. This approach is especially relevant to today’s marketplace, where EMS is “under attack” and we need to develop strategy for survival like Sun-Tzu did.  The lessons of Sun Tzu have stood the test of time and have taught generations of leaders the fundamentals of being an effective leader, in areas such as conflict management, developing organizational strategy and the importance of interpersonal relationships.

This session will review these, and other, lessons and assist you in defining expectations of leadership as well as living up to your own personal leadership potential.

Faculty
avatar for Raphael M Barishansky, MPH, MS, CPM

Raphael M Barishansky, MPH, MS, CPM

Deputy Secretary of Health Planning and Assessment, Pennsylvania Department of Health
Raphael M Barishansky, MPH, MS, CPM, is the Deputy Secretary of Health Planning and Assessment for the Pennsylvania Department of Health.  His previous positions include Director of the Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) for the Connecticut Department of Public Health (2012-2015... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 205AB

10:30am

Clean Cab: Designing Apparatus Around Provider Safety, Health and Wellness
Join Chief Babinec as he explains how the Coral Springs Parkland Fire Department has been the change needed in the fire service in terms of how to prevent job-related exposures, not only on the fireground, but also through health and wellness initiatives and medical testing to create a baseline of clinical evidence for personnel.

About the Clean Cab initiative:

Other than the firehouse, firefighters and emergency medical personnel spend the majority of their day in the cab of their apparatus.  It is within this environment, as well as the station environment, that change needs to happen.  These environments must stay clean and safe for all our responders.  The misconception that the only time firefighters may be at risk is when they are in a fire must change.  We now know that exposures can occur while donning gear, in the apparatus responding to and from the scene, outside of the structure in the hot zone, during maintenance and cleaning, and in rehab.  The other misconception of how an exposure takes place must be addressed as well; we now know that the routes of exposure are not only through inhalation but through dermal exposure and ingestion.  So just protecting our respiratory system is no longer acceptable.  We must do all we can to keep the cab of the apparatus and the interior of our stations as contaminant-free as possible.

A clean cab apparatus is an apparatus designed to facilitate a clean, healthy, and safe environment by reducing the exposure to contaminates associated with occupational exposures found in firefighting activities.  This is a different way of thinking and a big change within the fire service when it come designing suppression units.  When designing clean cab units this philosophy should apply to all apparatus i.e. transport units, suppressions units, command units and supports units.  

As a culture, the fire service is a bit resistant to change, especially a change of this scale.  The overall goal is reducing the exposure to contaminants that are proven to cause cancer among firefighters.

Read more of Frank Babinec's work on EMS World's website: "Cleaning Up the Cab"

Faculty
avatar for Frank Babinec, MPA, EFO

Frank Babinec, MPA, EFO

Fire Chief, Coral Springs Parkland Fire Department
Frank Babinec was appointed as the Chief of the Coral Springs – Parkland Fire Department in 2014. The fire department is comprised of approximately 400 members with core services consisting of Administration, Operations, EMS, Community Risk Reduction, Training and CERT. He has dedicating... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 202AB

10:30am

EMS Agenda 2050: Making It Real
Last year, the EMS community came together to create EMS Agenda 2050, a vision for what EMS should look like in the U.S. three decades from now. Now it's time to think about what it will take to make EMS Agenda 2050 a reality. In this session, EMS leaders involved in its development  will lead a discussion about moving EMS forward and the community-wide effort it will take to build better systems for patients, communities, and caregivers.

Faculty
avatar for Jon Krohmer, MD

Jon Krohmer, MD

Director, Office of EMS, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Jon Krohmer, MD, is the director of the Office of EMS at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Prior to joining NHTSA, he served in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and as an emergency physician and local EMS medical director. He is also a past president of the... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 202C

10:30am

Urban Community Paramedicine Panel
Urban Community Paramedicine (UCP) can help communities address complex issues that impact the safety net and community, but there has been little discussion or training about it. This presentation will lay out principles and framework for Community Paramedic operations in the urban setting.  Learn from seasoned providers from San Diego, Milwaukee and Indianapolis.

Faculty
avatar for Anne Jensen, BS, EMT-P

Anne Jensen, BS, EMT-P

Special Projects Manager, San Diego Fire-Rescue Department
Anne Marie Jensen is the Special Projects Manager for San Diego Fire-Rescue Department EMS Division. With a B.S. in Applied Physics and an inclination toward technology and data modeling, Anne is enthusiastic about patient-centered field care that uses technology to mitigate risk... Read More →
avatar for Shane Hardwick, EMT-P

Shane Hardwick, EMT-P

Paramedic, Indianapolis EMS
Shane Hardwick, EMT-P, is a Community Paramedic at Indianapolis EMS. He has been assigned to the Shalom Project for the past three years. Shalom is a partnership between Indianapolis EMS, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and Shepherd Community Center. He is also a TEMS... Read More →
avatar for Andres Mercado, EMT-P, MA

Andres Mercado, EMT-P, MA

Mobile Integrated Health Officer, City of Santa Fe Fire Department
Andres Mercado is the Mobile Integrated Health Officer for the City of Santa Fe Fire Department. He is a paramedic, has 19 years in the fire service and has a Masters degree from St. John's College. As the MIH Officer, he oversees a high utilizer program, an opiate overdose outreach... Read More →
avatar for Michael Wright, NREMT-P

Michael Wright, NREMT-P

Fire Captain, Community Paramedic, Tactical Medic, Milwaukee Fire Department
Michael has been a full-time employee of the Milwaukee Fire Department since 1999 and has risen to the rank of Fire Captain.  He is currently licensed as a Nationally Registered Paramedic for 13+ years as well as a  State of Wisconsin Tactical Medic, State of Wisconsin EMS Instructor... Read More →



Thursday November 1, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 201AB

10:30am

A Potentially Deadly Miss: The Young, Healthy-Appearing Syncope Patient
The death of young, healthy-appearing patients leaves many asking why. Yet frequently there are symptoms leading to the event that include syncope and near-syncope. This lecture will address the most common causes of sudden death in the young, with the hope of leaving participants with a deeper understanding of how important the assessment of syncope is in these patients.

Faculty
avatar for James Davis, EdD, MBOE, RN, EMT-P

James Davis, EdD, MBOE, RN, EMT-P

Assistant Fire Chief, Columbus, Ohio Division of Fire
James Davis is an Assistant Fire Chief with the Columbus, Ohio Division of Fire where he is responsible for all areas of training and education for the 1550 firefighters and paramedics. His areas of responsibility also oversee the continuous quality improvement areas of the Emergency... Read More →



Thursday November 1, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 104CD

10:35am

Ambulance Purchasing Conclave: Update on the Federal Specification for Ambulances
Provide Federal, State and Local agencies with an overview of the legislative and technical challenges and opportunities EMS agencies will face during the implementation of change notices 7, 8, 9 and 10 to the federal specification for ambulances for new purchases and remounts.  Discuss future changes to the specification to incorporate additional SAE standards and review the system by which 3rd party testing is used to validate that ambulances are built in accordance with the federal specification for ambulances.

Faculty
avatar for John McDonald

John McDonald

Manager, GSA
For 28 years John was employed by the DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department, where he served as the uniformed Director of Fleet Management for a fleet of vehicles worth over 30 million dollars.  During this time, he was responsible for developing specifications for purchasing... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 10:35am - 10:55am
Room 102AB

10:45am

Data & Tech Summit: Implementing New Technology: Don’t Forget About the People, Pt. I
EMS services are using more technology systems than ever before. From CAD to ePCR, communication platforms to data analytics software, agencies frequently find themselves implementing new technologies and confronted by multiple challenges, including choosing the right solution, integrating with legacy platforms, upgrading hardware and training staff. During each step, EMS systems often fall into the trap of focusing on the technology, and not on their people. New technologies cannot fix problems—they provide a platform on which people can solve problems. Leaders who neglect to understand that end up wasting money and frustrating their workforce. This session provides you with ways to avoid that trap, ensuring that you put people first when implementing and using any new technology.

Faculty
avatar for James Woodson, MD, FACEP

James Woodson, MD, FACEP

Founder, Pulsara
James Woodson, MD, FACEP, is a Board-Certified Emergency Physician whose passion is to serve. He is Founder of Pulsara and the Alpine Compassion Clinic, which provides free preventative care to those in need in the East Texas Community. After completing his Emergency Medicine specialty... Read More →
avatar for E. Stein Bronsky, MD

E. Stein Bronsky, MD

Medical Director, Colorado Springs Fire Department and American Medical Response (AMR) Ambulance Service
E. Stein Bronsky, MD, is the medical director for the Colorado Springs (CO) Fire Department and American Medical Response (AMR) Ambulance Service, El Paso County, CO. He also works as an emergency physician at Centura Health. Dr. Bronsky began his career as an EMT in 1991 and later... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 10:45am - 11:15am
Room 209

11:00am

Ambulance Purchasing Conclave: The Future of Transporting Children: Pediatric Restraints and New Federal Standards
In a world without true uniform national standards, it seems hard to believe that in this century there are many countries including the United States with no legislation regarding infant and child transportation while in an ambulance.  Around 6.2 million patient transport ambulance trips occur annually, of which nearly 10% of are children, most of whom are potentially being not effectively restrained during transport.  

Furthermore, insurance companies report that approximately 10,000 ambulances crash, resulting in injury or death each year, of which research suggest that up to 1,000 involve pediatric patients. Existing restraints such as car seats and other devices tighten into the child when used, potentially increasing exacerbation of an injury, with no universal standards available yet. Child Restraint Expert Mark Roberts looks at this problem head on, including changing new standards on the horizon, international case studies, new research and provides essential educational information for anyone in EMS community.

Faculty
avatar for Mark Roberts

Mark Roberts

Ambulance Safety Expert
A leading expert in the Emergency Medical Services field, Mark Roberts has successfully led and delivered EMS and critical transportation projects throughout Europe and internationally, as a consultant, as well as being a principal Director of many of the world’s leading companies... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 11:00am - 11:15am
Room 102AB

11:15am

Data & Tech Summit: Implementing New Technology: Don’t Forget About the People, Pt. II
EMS services are using more technology systems than ever before. From CAD to ePCR, communication platforms to data analytics software, agencies frequently find themselves implementing new technologies and confronted by multiple challenges, including choosing the right solution, integrating with legacy platforms, upgrading hardware and training staff. During each step, EMS systems often fall into the trap of focusing on the technology, and not on their people. New technologies cannot fix problems—they provide a platform on which people can solve problems. Leaders who neglect to understand that end up wasting money and frustrating their workforce. This session provides you with ways to avoid that trap, ensuring that you put people first when implementing and using any new technology.

Read more of Dr. Bronsky's and Dr. Woodson's work on EMS World's website:
Communications in Healthcare and EMS webinar

Faculty
avatar for James Woodson, MD, FACEP

James Woodson, MD, FACEP

Founder, Pulsara
James Woodson, MD, FACEP, is a Board-Certified Emergency Physician whose passion is to serve. He is Founder of Pulsara and the Alpine Compassion Clinic, which provides free preventative care to those in need in the East Texas Community. After completing his Emergency Medicine specialty... Read More →
avatar for E. Stein Bronsky, MD

E. Stein Bronsky, MD

Medical Director, Colorado Springs Fire Department and American Medical Response (AMR) Ambulance Service
E. Stein Bronsky, MD, is the medical director for the Colorado Springs (CO) Fire Department and American Medical Response (AMR) Ambulance Service, El Paso County, CO. He also works as an emergency physician at Centura Health. Dr. Bronsky began his career as an EMT in 1991 and later... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 11:15am - 11:45am
Room 209

11:40am

Ask the Experts - Management/Operations/Leadership
Faculty
avatar for Jared Oscarson, NRP, FACPE

Jared Oscarson, NRP, FACPE

EMS Director, Dodge Center Ambulance
Jared Oscarson is the EMS Director at Dodge Center Ambulance, a community-based ambulance with a combination of paid and volunteer staff in Dodge Center, Minnesota. His 13 years of experience in EMS working as a Paramedic include high-volume ALS, rural hospital-based EMS and air medical... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 11:40am - 12:10pm
Exhibit Hall

11:40am

Learning Center: So You Want to Be a Rockstar? The Ins and Outs of Creating a Presentation and Submitting to Conferences
Has it always been a goal to apply for and put together a talk for a EMS clinical/educational conference but you didn't know where to start?  It isn't as difficult as one would think.  Great ideas combined with mentoring and confidence can start the pathway.  In this interactive session, we will discuss the types of conferences that are looking for speakers and how to start getting into the process by creating a small presentation to be critiqued. Participants need to bring their own laptops to work from.

Faculty
avatar for Rebecca Valentine, BS, EMT-P, I/C, NCEE

Rebecca Valentine, BS, EMT-P, I/C, NCEE

Board of Directors, National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE
Becky Valentine, B.S., Paramedic, I/C NCEE, has been in EMS since 1992 working  transfer, 911, Search & Rescue, teaching in the classroom (primary, continuing education, educator courses),  in Boston, MA & nationally. Prior to EMS, she ran group home for mentally ill, intellectually... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 11:40am - 12:10pm
Exhibit Hall

11:45am

Data & Tech Summit: Real-Life Implementations sponsored by Operative IQ
Connecting Vehicle Telematics to Fleet Optimization & Compliance
 

80 plus ambulances, 500 employees AND complete peace of mind when vehicles leave the station…How can these three items coexist?
 
NORCAL Ambulance’s Support Services Director, William Vance, will share how using Fleet Telematics integrated with his Fleet Maintenance Software allows him to proactively manage his vehicle maintenance & view live GPS locations, route details, and driver behavior. This live vehicle & driver data provides NORCAL Ambulance with instant notification on engine alert and accident reconstruction details for analysis.
 
Lean how NORCAL Ambulance leverages Risk & Safety Reports based on his custom rules and exceptions to advance driver safety and improve productivity. 

Faculty
avatar for William Vance

William Vance

Support Services Director, NORCAL Ambulance
William Vance, Support Services Director, oversees all fleet and supply operations at NORCAL Ambulance.  A graduate of Colorado State University with a BS in Fire & Emergency Service Administration, William manages many organizational projects including the implementation of GeoTab... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 11:45am - 12:00pm
Room 209

12:00pm

EMS Clinical Challenge
Are you up to the challenge? The EMS World Clinical Challenge is a clinical competition where teams of two will respond to challenging scenarios that test clinical knowledge, critical thinking skills, teamwork, communication, and situational awareness. Teams elect to participate in either an ALS or BLS track depending on their level of certification. A panel of judges will evaluate their performance and provide valuable feedback.

Each participant will receive a 2018 EMS World Clinical Challenge competitor t-shirt. The top three teams from each track will advance to the finals. The winning team from each track will receive an official award medal and prize.

Thursday November 1, 2018 12:00pm - 12:10pm
Exhibit Hall

12:00pm

Active Shooter Simulation
Back by popular demand! EMS World Expo is proud to present the “2018 Active Shooter Mass Casualty Incident Demo.” Southeast Tactical LLC and local law enforcement have teamed up to give you a crash course in how to mitigate a tactical mass casualty event.

In this Exhibit Hall simulation, participants will have the opportunity to triage and treat multiple patients in a simulated tactical mass casualty event. Participants will first observe proper sift-and-sort procedures with a focus on force protection, then practice those procedures and improve skills in hemorrhage control and tourniquet use, needle decompression, and other wound care methods encountered in this environment. This session will conclude with a short debriefing to discuss challenges encountered while participating in the simulation.

Thursday November 1, 2018 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Exhibit Hall

12:00pm

SimLab
Located in the exhibit hall, the EMS World Expo Simulation Lab is the go-to place to put your clinical skills to the test and try out the most advanced products and simulators on the market. Work through various scenarios given by the instructor while receiving feedback on your performance. Don’t forget to grab your FREE t-shirt for participating!

Sponsored By:
  • Laerdal Medical
  • Nasco Healthcare
  • iSimulate
  • Gaumard Scientific
  • Medcognition, Inc.
  • Ambu Smartman/V4EMS
  • CAE
  • Mercury Medical
  • H&H


Thursday November 1, 2018 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Exhibit Hall

12:10pm

EMS Clinical Challenge
Are you up to the challenge? The EMS World Clinical Challenge is a clinical competition where teams of two will respond to challenging scenarios that test clinical knowledge, critical thinking skills, teamwork, communication, and situational awareness. Teams elect to participate in either an ALS or BLS track depending on their level of certification. A panel of judges will evaluate their performance and provide valuable feedback.

Each participant will receive a 2018 EMS World Clinical Challenge competitor t-shirt. The top three teams from each track will advance to the finals. The winning team from each track will receive an official award medal and prize.

Thursday November 1, 2018 12:10pm - 12:20pm
Exhibit Hall

12:20pm

Ask the Experts - Legal Issues
Faculty
avatar for Robert Luckritz, NRP, Esq.

Robert Luckritz, NRP, Esq.

Vice President of Operations, Jersey City Medical Center
Robert Luckritz, Esq., is the Executive Director of EMS for Jersey City Medical Center, a hyper-urban 9-1-1 EMS system responding to nearly 100,000 EMS requests annually. Robert has more than 20 years of EMS experience across the Mid-Atlantic and New England, where he has overseen... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 12:20pm - 12:50pm
Exhibit Hall

12:20pm

Learning Center: Good Documentation + Good Data Collection = Better Patient Care
How do you swim through the sea of data and analyze it in a way that actually helps your practice? Attendees will learn how documentation is turned into data that can drive protocols and improvements in patient care. Tips will be given on how to properly document to allow for good data collection. Brooke Burton will discuss how this data is turned into improvement projects which ultimately help us to provide better patient care.  You will leave with ideas of how to replicate this process for your own agency.

Read more of Brooke Burton's work on EMS World's website: "Patient Advocacy Through Documentation"

Faculty
avatar for Brooke Burton, NRP, FACPE

Brooke Burton, NRP, FACPE

Quality Director, Gold Cross Ambulance
Brooke Burton, NRP, FACPE, is the quality director for Gold Cross Ambulance in Salt Lake City, Utah. Brooke has over 20 years of EMS experience working as a paramedic in rural to super urban environments and specializes in performance improvement.  Brooke completed paramedic school... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 12:20pm - 12:50pm
Exhibit Hall

12:25pm

EMS Clinical Challenge
Are you up to the challenge? The EMS World Clinical Challenge is a clinical competition where teams of two will respond to challenging scenarios that test clinical knowledge, critical thinking skills, teamwork, communication, and situational awareness. Teams elect to participate in either an ALS or BLS track depending on their level of certification. A panel of judges will evaluate their performance and provide valuable feedback.

Each participant will receive a 2018 EMS World Clinical Challenge competitor t-shirt. The top three teams from each track will advance to the finals. The winning team from each track will receive an official award medal and prize.

Thursday November 1, 2018 12:25pm - 12:35pm
Exhibit Hall

12:30pm

Data & Tech Summit: Real-Life Implementations sponsored by Digitech
Finger On the Pulse: Critical Metrics for Ambulance Revenue
Digitech’s Mitch Holder, Executive Director of Analytics, and Bill Myers, Executive Director of Municipal Relations, will take a deep dive into the data you need to watch to ensure your agency is maximizing revenue. If you want to know where you’re going, you need to know where you’ve been. Mitch and Bill will provide guidance that will help you develop a better understanding of how to measure and analyze your organization’s financial performance and make reliable projections of future returns.

Faculty
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Mitch Holder

Executive Director of Analytics, Digitech
Mitch has over 30 years of experience in the field of Fire and EMS and deep expertise at creating reports for budget analysis. He began as a Paramedic/Firefighter and worked his way through the ranks in the Fire Service. He served as Logistics Chief in the Business Services Division... Read More →
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Bill Myers

Executive Director of Client Relations, Digitech
Bill’s experience ranges from local, state, and national presentations to serving on numerous committees at all three levels. Presentations include Georgia Senate hearing testimonies, conference presentations, and state and National Fire Academy programs. Under Bill’s leadership... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 12:30pm - 12:45pm
Room 209

12:30pm

Unrecognized Respiratory Compromise: Better Clinical Decisions Using Data
Performance improvement programs are designed to transform care for our patients through both provider and system improvements. But implementing and deciphering data can often be a challenge. We’ll explore the concept of care bundles, identify ways to incorporate those and other factors into your quality improvement program, explore the challenges of measuring up to national performance benchmarks, and share best practices to enhance provider feedback through hospital outcome information.

Faculty
avatar for Scott Bourn, PhD, RN, FACHE

Scott Bourn, PhD, RN, FACHE

VP of Clinical Quality & Impact, Securisyn Medical
Scott Bourn, PhD, RN, FACHE has a rich and diverse background in emergency medical services, emergency & critical care nursing, and education.  His career roles include: field paramedic, emergency department and critical care nurse, EMS system coordinator, director of a university... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Room 106ABC

12:30pm

12:45pm

Data & Tech Summit: Real-Life Implementations sponsored by ESO
Using Data to Demonstrate Value in Your Community

Join Jeff Sadtler, Chief of EMS and Fire Services for West County EMS & Fire Protection District, as he talks about using data and insights to help validate their services within the community. Data helps Jeff and his team monitor performance, develop benchmarks, and improve patient care and outcomes. He will discuss the journey from selection and adoption of a technology platform to serve his needs, to improving results, to telling the positive story in the community.

Faculty
avatar for Jeff Sadtler

Jeff Sadtler

Chief of EMS and Fire Services, West County EMS & Fire Protection District


Thursday November 1, 2018 12:45pm - 1:00pm
Room 209

12:50pm

EMS Clinical Challenge
Are you up to the challenge? The EMS World Clinical Challenge is a clinical competition where teams of two will respond to challenging scenarios that test clinical knowledge, critical thinking skills, teamwork, communication, and situational awareness. Teams elect to participate in either an ALS or BLS track depending on their level of certification. A panel of judges will evaluate their performance and provide valuable feedback.

Each participant will receive a 2018 EMS World Clinical Challenge competitor t-shirt. The top three teams from each track will advance to the finals. The winning team from each track will receive an official award medal and prize.

Thursday November 1, 2018 12:50pm - 1:00pm
Exhibit Hall

1:00pm

EMS Clinical Challenge
Are you up to the challenge? The EMS World Clinical Challenge is a clinical competition where teams of two will respond to challenging scenarios that test clinical knowledge, critical thinking skills, teamwork, communication, and situational awareness. Teams elect to participate in either an ALS or BLS track depending on their level of certification. A panel of judges will evaluate their performance and provide valuable feedback.

Each participant will receive a 2018 EMS World Clinical Challenge competitor t-shirt. The top three teams from each track will advance to the finals. The winning team from each track will receive an official award medal and prize.

Thursday November 1, 2018 1:00pm - 1:10pm
Exhibit Hall

1:00pm

Safety Officer Workshop: Suicide and the First Responder
Over the past few years, increasing attention has come to the alarming rate of suicide among EMS providers. What was once a taboo secret has transformed into a provocative talking point. Join Pat as he explores the role and importance of leadership during some of our darkest hours. Pat’s real-life experiences will give leaders the ability to better understand the behavioral processes in EMS that may lead to depression and suicide. Most importantly, learn how EMS agencies are working to curb suicides and the important role EMS leaders play in the attempt to “revive responders.”

Faculty
avatar for Pat Songer, NREMT-P, BS, FACPE

Pat Songer, NREMT-P, BS, FACPE

Senior Vice President of Operations, Ready Responders
Pat Songer, NREMT-P, BS, FACPE, has been involved in EMS since 1990. He currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Operations for Ready Responders. Previously, he served as EMS Chief for UCHealth EMS in Fort Collins, CO.  UCHealth EMS responds to over 30,000 calls each year... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 1:00pm - 1:20pm
Room 102AB

1:00pm

Ask the Experts - MIH/CP
Faculty
avatar for Anne Jensen, BS, EMT-P

Anne Jensen, BS, EMT-P

Special Projects Manager, San Diego Fire-Rescue Department
Anne Marie Jensen is the Special Projects Manager for San Diego Fire-Rescue Department EMS Division. With a B.S. in Applied Physics and an inclination toward technology and data modeling, Anne is enthusiastic about patient-centered field care that uses technology to mitigate risk... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Exhibit Hall

1:00pm

Learning Center: How to Keep Caring (and Avoid EMS Toxicity)
This interactive session explores the harsh reality of performing our jobs in EMS day after day, year after year. Low wages make it necessary for some to hold down multiple jobs and work long hours; others may dedicate many hours a week as volunteers to fill service gaps. This session will look at the ways these factors can affect how we treat our patients, as well as exploring associated long-term effects on providers’ emotional well-being, ways to cope, resiliency, vulnerability, and simulation training to improve our empathy, patient communication, and compassion skills.

Faculty
avatar for Joanne Piccininni, MBA, NRP, MICP

Joanne Piccininni, MBA, NRP, MICP

Assistant Professor & Clinical Coordinator, Bergen Community College
Joanne Piccininni, MBA, NRP, MICP, is a New Jersey & National Registry Paramedic for twenty years with experience as an EMS Educator for two hospital-based EMS systems in northern NJ. As her passion for education developed, she transitioned to academia, now teaching Paramedic Science... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Exhibit Hall

1:15pm

EMS Clinical Challenge
Are you up to the challenge? The EMS World Clinical Challenge is a clinical competition where teams of two will respond to challenging scenarios that test clinical knowledge, critical thinking skills, teamwork, communication, and situational awareness. Teams elect to participate in either an ALS or BLS track depending on their level of certification. A panel of judges will evaluate their performance and provide valuable feedback.

Each participant will receive a 2018 EMS World Clinical Challenge competitor t-shirt. The top three teams from each track will advance to the finals. The winning team from each track will receive an official award medal and prize.

Thursday November 1, 2018 1:15pm - 1:25pm
Exhibit Hall

1:25pm

EMS Clinical Challenge
Are you up to the challenge? The EMS World Clinical Challenge is a clinical competition where teams of two will respond to challenging scenarios that test clinical knowledge, critical thinking skills, teamwork, communication, and situational awareness. Teams elect to participate in either an ALS or BLS track depending on their level of certification. A panel of judges will evaluate their performance and provide valuable feedback.

Each participant will receive a 2018 EMS World Clinical Challenge competitor t-shirt. The top three teams from each track will advance to the finals. The winning team from each track will receive an official award medal and prize.

Thursday November 1, 2018 1:25pm - 1:35pm
Exhibit Hall

1:25pm

Safety Officer Workshop: Thinking About Thinking: Reducing Medical Error
Medical error is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in patients in the United States. One of the leading causes of medical error is error in thinking, or cognitive error. In this presentation, the speaker will discuss the types of decision-making employed by medical personnel and how systematic errors in judgement, or bias, affect decision-making. In addition to individual factors, team-based error is explored. Using actual clinical scenarios, the speaker will discuss strategies for both the individual and team to avoid errors and reduce their impact on clinical care.

Faculty
avatar for Kevin M King, MD

Kevin M King, MD

Emergency Medicine Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Texas Health
Dr. Kevin King is an emergency medicine physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Texas Health San Antonio. After obtaining his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University and completing his residency in Emergency Medicine at the Univeristy of... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 1:25pm - 2:00pm
Room 102AB

1:30pm

EMS Clinical Challenge
Are you up to the challenge? The EMS World Clinical Challenge is a clinical competition where teams of two will respond to challenging scenarios that test clinical knowledge, critical thinking skills, teamwork, communication, and situational awareness. Teams elect to participate in either an ALS or BLS track depending on their level of certification. A panel of judges will evaluate their performance and provide valuable feedback.

Each participant will receive a 2018 EMS World Clinical Challenge competitor t-shirt. The top three teams from each track will advance to the finals. The winning team from each track will receive an official award medal and prize.

Thursday November 1, 2018 1:30pm - 1:40pm
Exhibit Hall

1:40pm

EMS Clinical Challenge
Are you up to the challenge? The EMS World Clinical Challenge is a clinical competition where teams of two will respond to challenging scenarios that test clinical knowledge, critical thinking skills, teamwork, communication, and situational awareness. Teams elect to participate in either an ALS or BLS track depending on their level of certification. A panel of judges will evaluate their performance and provide valuable feedback.

Each participant will receive a 2018 EMS World Clinical Challenge competitor t-shirt. The top three teams from each track will advance to the finals. The winning team from each track will receive an official award medal and prize.

Thursday November 1, 2018 1:40pm - 1:50pm
Exhibit Hall

1:40pm

Ask the Experts - Data Analysis/Research
Faculty
avatar for Brooke Burton, NRP, FACPE

Brooke Burton, NRP, FACPE

Quality Director, Gold Cross Ambulance
Brooke Burton, NRP, FACPE, is the quality director for Gold Cross Ambulance in Salt Lake City, Utah. Brooke has over 20 years of EMS experience working as a paramedic in rural to super urban environments and specializes in performance improvement.  Brooke completed paramedic school... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 1:40pm - 2:10pm
Exhibit Hall

1:40pm

Learning Center: Pediatric Pain Management in the Face of an Opioid Crisis
This important session will discuss the effects of the opioid epidemic on the pediatric population, identify barriers to providing adequate pain relief for the prehospital pediatric patient, use the appropriate pain scale to identify/quantify pediatric pain, and implement pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic measures to control pediatric pain.

Faculty
avatar for Lisa Drago, DO, FAAP

Lisa Drago, DO, FAAP

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, Cooper University Hospital
Lisa Drago, DO is a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician at The Children's Regional Hospital at Cooper and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at The Cooper Medical School at Rowan University, both in Camden, NJ. Dr. Drago is board certified in General Pediatrics... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 1:40pm - 2:10pm
Exhibit Hall

1:55pm

EMS Clinical Challenge
Are you up to the challenge? The EMS World Clinical Challenge is a clinical competition where teams of two will respond to challenging scenarios that test clinical knowledge, critical thinking skills, teamwork, communication, and situational awareness. Teams elect to participate in either an ALS or BLS track depending on their level of certification. A panel of judges will evaluate their performance and provide valuable feedback.

Each participant will receive a 2018 EMS World Clinical Challenge competitor t-shirt. The top three teams from each track will advance to the finals. The winning team from each track will receive an official award medal and prize.

Thursday November 1, 2018 1:55pm - 2:05pm
Exhibit Hall

2:00pm

Nashville Fire Department Ridealongs
Ridealongs with the Nashville Fire Department are available to EMS World Expo attendees from Monday, October 29 to Friday, November 2.

Ridealong participants will need to schedule their own transportation to and from the station. All stations are located in the downtown Nashville area. Participants should arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled ridealong time and must provide proof of certification.

Thursday November 1, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Medic Unit

2:05pm

EMS Clinical Challenge
Are you up to the challenge? The EMS World Clinical Challenge is a clinical competition where teams of two will respond to challenging scenarios that test clinical knowledge, critical thinking skills, teamwork, communication, and situational awareness. Teams elect to participate in either an ALS or BLS track depending on their level of certification. A panel of judges will evaluate their performance and provide valuable feedback.

Each participant will receive a 2018 EMS World Clinical Challenge competitor t-shirt. The top three teams from each track will advance to the finals. The winning team from each track will receive an official award medal and prize.

Thursday November 1, 2018 2:05pm - 2:15pm
Exhibit Hall

2:05pm

Safety Officer Workshop: EMS Safety: A Response-Based Approach
EMS is dangerous. In fact, on a per-capita basis, EMS is more dangerous than either law enforcement or fire suppression. This presentation traces each phase of an EMS response and associates specific mechanisms of injury with each. It will discuss specific countermeasures that can be employed to prevent or mitigate work-related injuries and cover how to create a "culture of safety" in your agency.

Faculty
avatar for Erik Gaull, NRP

Erik Gaull, NRP

Public Safety/Homeland Security Consultant
Erik Gaull is a Nationally Registered Paramedic, a Pro Board-certified Fire Officer III and Fire Instructor III, and a law enforcement officer. He is the longest-serving responder with the Cabin John Park VFD in Montgomery County, Maryland. In his full-time work, Erik is a public... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 2:05pm - 2:45pm
Room 102AB

2:20pm

EMS Clinical Challenge
Are you up to the challenge? The EMS World Clinical Challenge is a clinical competition where teams of two will respond to challenging scenarios that test clinical knowledge, critical thinking skills, teamwork, communication, and situational awareness. Teams elect to participate in either an ALS or BLS track depending on their level of certification. A panel of judges will evaluate their performance and provide valuable feedback.

Each participant will receive a 2018 EMS World Clinical Challenge competitor t-shirt. The top three teams from each track will advance to the finals. The winning team from each track will receive an official award medal and prize.

Thursday November 1, 2018 2:20pm - 2:30pm
Exhibit Hall

2:20pm

Ask the Experts - Management/Operations/Leadership
Faculty
avatar for Ken Bouvier, NR-P

Ken Bouvier, NR-P

Deputy Chief of Operations, New Orleans EMS
Ken Bouvier, NR-P, Deputy Chief of Operations for New Orleans EMS, is from New Orleans, Louisiana and has been actively involved in EMS since 1975, he is recognized nationally & internationally as a professional speaker in EMS. He serves as Commander for Mardi Gras and assumed command... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 2:20pm - 2:50pm
Exhibit Hall

2:30pm

EMS Clinical Challenge
Are you up to the challenge? The EMS World Clinical Challenge is a clinical competition where teams of two will respond to challenging scenarios that test clinical knowledge, critical thinking skills, teamwork, communication, and situational awareness. Teams elect to participate in either an ALS or BLS track depending on their level of certification. A panel of judges will evaluate their performance and provide valuable feedback.

Each participant will receive a 2018 EMS World Clinical Challenge competitor t-shirt. The top three teams from each track will advance to the finals. The winning team from each track will receive an official award medal and prize.

Thursday November 1, 2018 2:30pm - 2:40pm
Exhibit Hall

2:30pm

Event Medicine Focus: Alive and Well: The Importance of Event Medical Services
You work hard to ensure the health and safety of your guests and crew, but when something goes wrong, seconds and experience matter. Utilizing specialized event medical services on site can often make the difference between life and death.

Faculty
avatar for Connor Fitzpatrick, AEMT-Instructor

Connor Fitzpatrick, AEMT-Instructor

Chief Operating Officer, Crowd Rx
Connor Fitzpatrick couples his background in emergency medical services with his extensive experience in healthcare operations to build strategic partnerships with venues, sponsors, and clients. Connor has served as Medical Operations Director for some of the world’s largest events... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Room 209ABC

2:45pm

EMS Clinical Challenge
Are you up to the challenge? The EMS World Clinical Challenge is a clinical competition where teams of two will respond to challenging scenarios that test clinical knowledge, critical thinking skills, teamwork, communication, and situational awareness. Teams elect to participate in either an ALS or BLS track depending on their level of certification. A panel of judges will evaluate their performance and provide valuable feedback.

Each participant will receive a 2018 EMS World Clinical Challenge competitor t-shirt. The top three teams from each track will advance to the finals. The winning team from each track will receive an official award medal and prize.

Thursday November 1, 2018 2:45pm - 2:55pm
Exhibit Hall

2:50pm

Safety Officer Workshop: Rescuing Our Responders: Reducing Risk in Public Safety Employees
There is a storm coming that is already affecting EMS departments and providers nationwide: the downward spiral of provider resiliency, fitness, wellness and longevity. As you know, traditional "wellness" programs fail to meet the needs of first responders. What shift work, stress and circadian rhythm disruption do to responders both hormonally and physiologically is not tested during traditional medical physicals. This class will take an in-depth look at what new research has shown is truly breaking our responders and will provide leaders with an evidence-based approach to making wellness and injury prevention programs work.

Faculty
avatar for Bryan Fass, ATC, LAT, CSCS, EMT-P(ret)

Bryan Fass, ATC, LAT, CSCS, EMT-P(ret)

Founder and President, Injury Prevention Systems/Fit Responder
Bryan has dedicated the past 10 years to changing the culture of EMS from one of pain, injury and disease to one of ergonomic excellence and provider wellness. Bryan has leveraged his Sports medicine, Athletic Training, Spine Rehabilitation, Strength & Conditioning and Paramedic experience... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 2:50pm - 3:25pm
Room 102AB

2:55pm

EMS Clinical Challenge
Are you up to the challenge? The EMS World Clinical Challenge is a clinical competition where teams of two will respond to challenging scenarios that test clinical knowledge, critical thinking skills, teamwork, communication, and situational awareness. Teams elect to participate in either an ALS or BLS track depending on their level of certification. A panel of judges will evaluate their performance and provide valuable feedback.

Each participant will receive a 2018 EMS World Clinical Challenge competitor t-shirt. The top three teams from each track will advance to the finals. The winning team from each track will receive an official award medal and prize.

Thursday November 1, 2018 2:55pm - 3:05pm
Exhibit Hall

3:00pm

Ask the Experts - Revenue/Reimbursement
Faculty
avatar for Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, NREMT

Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, NREMT

Chief Strategic Integration Officer, MedStar Mobile Healthcare
Matt is the Chief Strategic Integration Officer for MedStar Mobile Healthcare in Fort Worth, TX.  He has helped guide the implementation and financial sustainability of numerous innovative programs with healthcare partners that have transformed MedStar fully as a Mobile Integrated... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Exhibit Hall

3:10pm

EMS Clinical Challenge
Are you up to the challenge? The EMS World Clinical Challenge is a clinical competition where teams of two will respond to challenging scenarios that test clinical knowledge, critical thinking skills, teamwork, communication, and situational awareness. Teams elect to participate in either an ALS or BLS track depending on their level of certification. A panel of judges will evaluate their performance and provide valuable feedback.

Each participant will receive a 2018 EMS World Clinical Challenge competitor t-shirt. The top three teams from each track will advance to the finals. The winning team from each track will receive an official award medal and prize.

Thursday November 1, 2018 3:10pm - 3:20pm
Exhibit Hall

3:15pm

International Scientific EMS Symposium: Best of 2018 Research - Oral Abstracts Session 3
This third session in the International Scientific Symposium is a fast paced blend of presentations. Heather Davis and David Page will moderate the session, leading off with “must-know” project summaries and blending in original projects where the primary investigator will have 15 minutes to describe their research. After each abstract the audience will have the opportunity to make comments and ask probing questions.

Faculty
avatar for Heather Davis, EdD, NRP

Heather Davis, EdD, NRP

Associate Director, UCLA Center for Prehospital Care, David Geffen School of Medicine
Heather Davis is the Associate Director for the UCLA Center for Prehospital Care in the David Geffen School of Medicine.  Her previous positions include the Paramedic Program Director for UCLA and the Education Program Director for LA County Fire.  She holds a Doctorate in Educational... Read More →
avatar for David Page, MS, NRP, PhD(c)

David Page, MS, NRP, PhD(c)

Director, Prehospital Care Research Forum, UCLA
David Page is the director of the Prehospital Care Research Forum at UCLA, and field paramedic with Allina Health EMS, in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota.  He is a PhD candidate and senior lecturer at Monash University.  David serves as the chair of the assessment and credentialing... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 101E

3:15pm

Can We Reliably Estimate Perfusion Status in the Acutely Injured Patient?
Inadequate perfusion associated with trauma is associated with significant mortality and morbidity. Paramedics play an important role in maintaining perfusion until definitive treatment can be provided. However, the use of intravascular volume replacement – often in the form of crystalloid infusion – has been shown to worsen outcomes in some cases of injury. This highlights the importance of estimating perfusion status to guide fluid replacement therapy.  This session will help the attendees understand the limitations of vital signs in assessing perfusion status in cases involving hypovolemia, and will investigate alternate approaches and technologies that may improve the assessment of perfusion. Methods discussed will include shock index, lactate, pulse pressure variability, and the compensatory reserve index.

Faculty
avatar for Bill Lord, BHlthSc, GDipCBL, MEd, PhD

Bill Lord, BHlthSc, GDipCBL, MEd, PhD

Associate Professor and Discipline Leader for Paramedic Science, University of the Sunshine Coast
Bill Lord, BHlthSc, GDipCBL, MEd, PhD, has worked as a paramedic in Australia since 1981, training as an intensive care paramedic in Sydney before moving to Charles Sturt University where he was a senior lecturer and coordinator of the Bachelor of Clinical Practice (Paramedic) program... Read More →



Thursday November 1, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 208AB

3:15pm

Hands-On Guided Cardiac Dissection
This one-of-a-kind, hands-on course was developed to help review and reinforce the essentials of cardiac anatomy "from the inside out!" Scalpels and scenarios, paired with step-by-step video and instructor guided dissections, allow attendees to experience an unforgettable look into medical and traumatic cardiac emergencies.

Note: Emergency skills will be practiced on harvested pig organs. NO animals were euthanized for the purpose of this course.
Maximum of 40 attendees for each session to allow for adequate hands-on time with dissections and instructors.  Additional registration fee required of $40 for 3-day core program attendees

Check out footage of the course here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOxp21VJb9Y

Faculty
avatar for Lisa DeBoer

Lisa DeBoer

Co-Founder and President, Pedi-Ed-Trics Emergency Medical Solutions
Lisa DeBoer started out in the world of EMS in 1991 with dreams of becoming part of a medevac flight team one day. However, after living through a horrific ambulance crash, Lisa's ideas for what she thought her future would look like, altered forever! What she used to call "the worst... Read More →
avatar for Scott DeBoer, RN, MSN, CPEN, CEN, CCRN, CFRN, EMT-P

Scott DeBoer, RN, MSN, CPEN, CEN, CCRN, CFRN, EMT-P

Founder, Pedi-Ed-Trics
Scott DeBoer is a dynamic seminar leader with over 25 years of emergency, critical care, & flight nursing experience. He currently is a critical care transport nurse for MedEx Chicago after 22 years of flight nursing for the University of Chicago Aeromedical Network and is the founder... Read More →



Thursday November 1, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 207AB

3:15pm

Bicycles, Bats, Balls, and Trauma Calls
This session will help first responders, EMTs, paramedics, nurses, and physicians better understand sports injuries that occur in neighborhood ballparks involving kids. During this session, attendees will take a look at some of the most common types of sports injuries among children and teenagers from Little League through high school. Ken Bouvier will also review how children are often injured while riding bicycles, skateboarding, and playing baseball, football and soccer. He will also discuss BLS and ALS treatment for sprains, strains, and injuries caused by repetitive sports as well as sports-related trauma calls for fractures, head injuries, and blunt trauma. The session will end with immobilizing a baseball player with a common baseball injury.

Faculty
avatar for Ken Bouvier, NR-P

Ken Bouvier, NR-P

Deputy Chief of Operations, New Orleans EMS
Ken Bouvier, NR-P, Deputy Chief of Operations for New Orleans EMS, is from New Orleans, Louisiana and has been actively involved in EMS since 1975, he is recognized nationally & internationally as a professional speaker in EMS. He serves as Commander for Mardi Gras and assumed command... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 103ABC

3:15pm

Beyond ACLS: Special Topics in Cardiac Arrest
ACLS is a set of guidelines for general care, but what do you do with the patient who is refractory to treatment or doesn’t fit into the standard ACLS algorithms? Utilizing case studies, this session will look at patients with persistent ventricular fibrillation and tachycardia, toxin-induced arrests, traumatic arrest, and hypothermia. It will also review the latest literature on cardiac arrest resuscitation including termination of resuscitation based on time, ultrasound, and end-tidal capnography, post-arrest therapeutic hypothermia, intra-arrest thrombolytics, and more. Providers will leave the session feeling prepared to expand their cardiac arrest care beyond the basic H&Ts. Attend this session so you can take the latest research in cardiac arrest back to your agency and expand your critical thinking and procedural and pharmacology care to save more lives.

Faculty
avatar for Kristopher Thompson, BSN, RN, EMT-P, CCRN, CEN, CFRN, FP-C, TCRN

Kristopher Thompson, BSN, RN, EMT-P, CCRN, CEN, CFRN, FP-C, TCRN

Prehospital Educator and Flight Nurse/Paramedic, University of Missouri Health
Kristopher L Thompson is the Prehospital Services Education Coordinator and a Flight Nurse/Paramedic at University of Missouri Health. He also serves as an EMS educator and volunteer first responder at Boone County Fire Protection District. He is board-certified in critical care... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 104AB

3:15pm

NASEMSO's National Model EMS Clinical Guidelines: Using Data and Evidence
Model EMS clinical guidelines promote uniformity in prehospital care which, in turn, promotes more consistent practice as EMS providers move across healthcare systems. They also provide a standard to EMS medical directors upon which to base practice. The inaugural NASEMSO National Model EMS Clinical Guidelines was released in September 2014 and was accessed by EMS medical directors, providers, agencies, and administrators locally, nationally, and internationally.   The second edition includes new and updated guidelines based upon current research, newly released evidence-based guidelines, and pairing with the National EMS Information System (NEMSIS).

Faculty
avatar for Richard Kamin, MD, FACEP

Richard Kamin, MD, FACEP

Medical Director, State of Connecticut Department of Public Health
Dr. Richard Kamin is a co-principal investigators for the NASEMSO National Model EMS Clinical Guidelines-Version 2.0.  He is the Medical Director for the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health, a practicing board-certified emergency physician and the EMS medical director... Read More →
avatar for Carol Cunningham, MD, FAAEM, FAEMS

Carol Cunningham, MD, FAAEM, FAEMS

State Medical Director, Ohio Department of Public Safety
Dr. Carol Cunningham is the co-principal investigator for the NASEMSO National Model EMS Clinical Guidelines-Version 2.0.   She is the State Medical Director of the Ohio Department of Public Safety, a practicing board-certified emergency physician at Akron General Cleveland Clinic... Read More →



Thursday November 1, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 104E

3:15pm

CPR in Schools: Not as Easy as ABC Without Enough 123
CPR and AED education in schools has been mandated in 35 out of 50 states. One of the most difficult barriers is addressing the unfunded mandate. Many states are struggling financially to provide students with the basics to support core subjects. How can challenged school systems find the resources to meet state mandates? Come to this fun, proactive lecture to learn how your state can successfully provide schools and educators with the educational and financial support they need to make CPR in school as a success. Just think, you will finally be the teacher’s pet!

Faculty
avatar for Teri Campbell, RN, BSN, CEN, CFRN

Teri Campbell, RN, BSN, CEN, CFRN

Director, Illinois Heart Rescue / Flight Nurse, University of Illinois at Chicago / University of Chicago
Teri Campbell, RN, BSN, CEN, CFRN is a Flight Nurse at the Univerisity of Chicago. In addition, she is the Director of Illinois Heart Rescue a state-wide QA/QI program that has tripled neurologically intact survival for victims of out of hospital cardiac arrest in the State of Illinois... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 105AB

3:15pm

Wide Open Spaces: Lessons in Rural EMS Leadership
The struggles of rural EMS and healthcare can be difficult to navigate and overcome. This session will discuss the challenges of rural EMS and provide valuable and tangible information that rural leaders can build upon in their agency. The value of community stakeholders in any EMS service and how these speakers obtain community support for their projects will be explored. The speakers will offer examples of successes and failures in developing their systems, and will discuss the importance of challenging the status quo and building a system around positive patient outcomes and sustainability.

Faculty
avatar for Jared Oscarson, NRP, FACPE

Jared Oscarson, NRP, FACPE

EMS Director, Dodge Center Ambulance
Jared Oscarson is the EMS Director at Dodge Center Ambulance, a community-based ambulance with a combination of paid and volunteer staff in Dodge Center, Minnesota. His 13 years of experience in EMS working as a Paramedic include high-volume ALS, rural hospital-based EMS and air medical... Read More →
avatar for Pat Songer, NREMT-P, BS, FACPE

Pat Songer, NREMT-P, BS, FACPE

Senior Vice President of Operations, Ready Responders
Pat Songer, NREMT-P, BS, FACPE, has been involved in EMS since 1990. He currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Operations for Ready Responders. Previously, he served as EMS Chief for UCHealth EMS in Fort Collins, CO.  UCHealth EMS responds to over 30,000 calls each year... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 205C

3:15pm

396 Days Ago: The 1 October Shooting in Las Vegas
The Las Vegas shooting of 1 October happened 396 days ago.  AMR was one of the response agencies for this event: they are now ready to publish their findings about the operations aspect of the event.  What happened during response, treatment and transport?  Join the chief medical officer and other members of the AMR administration as they present, analyze and evaluate the event.  Learn what you can do to prepare for the unthinkable.

Read more here!

Faculty
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Therapy Dog Bodhi

VP of Therapy Dog Services, AMR Amarillo
Bodhi and Saydee, both Goldendoodles, worked as therapy dogs after the 1 October shooting in Las Vegas, NV.  They provided comfort to first responders and patients alike.  They continue their work with AMR and you can visit them at AMR’s booth in Nashville at EMS World Expo... Read More →
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Jeffery McCollom, BSBA

CEO, American Medical Response, South Region
Jeffery has worked in EMS since 1987. He currently serves as the CEO of AMR's South Region encompassing 14 States and 8,000 employees, including Las Vegas operations. 
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Ed Racht, MD

Chief Medical Officer, American Medical Response
Ed Racht, MD, is the chief medical officer for American Medical Response.
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Therapy Dog Saydee

President of Therapy Dog Services, AMR Amarillo
Bodhi and Saydee, both Goldendoodles, worked as therapy dogs after the 1 October shooting in Las Vegas, NV.  They provided comfort to first responders and patients alike.  They continue their work with AMR and you can visit them at AMR’s booth in Nashville at EMS World Expo... Read More →
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Scott White

Regional Director, AMR


Thursday November 1, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 201AB

3:15pm

Lost in the Black & White Fuzz? Creating a Prehospital Ultrasound Program for Your EMS Agency
Interested in setting up an ultrasound program for your agency but unclear where to start? You are not alone. Step-by-step using the Richmond Volunteer Rescue Squad as an example, this session will outline what it takes to create a prehospital point-of-care ultrasound (P-POCUS) program from start to finish, including: finding funding, understanding and choosing hardware, training your people, revising protocols and conducting QA.

Faculty
avatar for Stephanie Louka, MD

Stephanie Louka, MD

EMS Physician, VCU Health
Stephanie Louka, MD is an EMS Physician with VCU Health in Richmond, VA. She completed both her EMS Fellowship training and Emergency Medicine Residency training at VCU Health in Richmond, VA. Originally from Virginia Beach, VA, she is a life-member of the Virginia Beach Volunteer... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 202AB

3:15pm

Complex Patients: How Can Community Paramedics Best Manage Them?
Community paramedics' patients are often the most challenging patients in the healthcare system. In this presentation, community paramedicine pioneers Anne Jensen and Dan Swayze will review case studies and frameworks for managing complex patients in an MIH-CP setting.

Faculty
avatar for Anne Jensen, BS, EMT-P

Anne Jensen, BS, EMT-P

Special Projects Manager, San Diego Fire-Rescue Department
Anne Marie Jensen is the Special Projects Manager for San Diego Fire-Rescue Department EMS Division. With a B.S. in Applied Physics and an inclination toward technology and data modeling, Anne is enthusiastic about patient-centered field care that uses technology to mitigate risk... Read More →
avatar for Dan Swayze, DrPH, MBA, MEMS

Dan Swayze, DrPH, MBA, MEMS

Vice President, COO, Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania
Dan Swayze, DrPH, MBA, MEMS, is the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania. He is considered a pioneer in the field of community paramedicine.



Thursday November 1, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 205AB

3:15pm

The CAPCE CE Database: What Can We Learn About EMS Education?
All EMS providers need to maintain their continuing education credits, so why not get yours here while learning how it all works? Attendees will find out from CAPCE's very own executive director how it collects data, analyzes current trends, how continuing education may evolve—and what it all means for you as a provider.

Faculty
avatar for Jay Scott, BS, NRP

Jay Scott, BS, NRP

Executive Director, Commission on Accreditation for Prehospital Continuing Education
Jay is the Executive Director of the Commission on Accreditation for Prehospital Continuing Education.  He is a career paramedic with over 30 years experience.  He is adjunct faculty for the Brookhaven Community College EMS Program, Regional Faculty for the AHA and the former chair... Read More →



Thursday November 1, 2018 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Room 202C

3:15pm

Train-the-Trainer in Bleeding Control (2-hour session) - Sold Out
This session has sold out. 

Planning on teaching bleeding control basics to other providers? The ACS Bleeding Control program provides the knowledge and skills to stop life-threatening bleeding. While you will encounter patients with traumatic wounds in regular settings, the nation is also in an era of increasingly frequent mass shootings and terrorist attacks, making it critical for providers to know and practice the proper techniques for rapid intervention in bleeding control. This course will give prospective trainers the tools to provide this lifesaving course to their students.  

Note: Attendees must have Bleeding Control Basic Course certification in order to sign up for the Train-the-Trainer course.  Please bring proof of certification to EMS World Expo to show to the instructors.  Attendees who have completed the session earlier in the day (Thursday, Nov. 1 9:15-11:15 Bleeding Control Basic Course) will be granted access to the Train-the-Trainer course.  
Click here for Bleeding Control courses: https://cms.bleedingcontrol.org/class/search

Faculty
avatar for Andrew Bershad, NREMT-P, CIC

Andrew Bershad, NREMT-P, CIC

Senior Instructor, Specialized Training School - Medical Training Division
Detective Andrew Bershad, NREMT-P,CIC, is Tactical Medic Team Leader and Senior Instructor at the Specialized Training School's Medical Training Division. Based out of Brooklyn NY, he is still active in the NYPD”s Elite Unit. He has 23 Years in the Department and over 30 years as... Read More →
avatar for Lorenzo Paladino, MD, EMT-P

Lorenzo Paladino, MD, EMT-P

EMS Medical Director and Military Tactical Medicine Instructor
Lorenzo Paladino, MD, EMT-P, Emergency physician, paramedic, EMS medical Director, NAEMT regional faculty, ATLS instructor, TCCC instructor, Law enforcement and military tactical medicine instructor. 
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Chad McIntyre, BS, NRP, FP-C

Manager, Flight Services, University of Florida Health Jacksonville
Chad E McIntyre, BS, NRP, FP-C Board of Directors for the NAEMT Chad McIntyre has worked in EMS for over 23 years and was one of the youngest nationally registered paramedics in the United States at the time of his graduation from paramedic school in 1993. Chad was recruited by UF... Read More →
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Jimm Dodd, PAC, MOL

Manager, Trauma Systems Programs, American College of Surgeons
Jimm Dodd is the Manager of Trauma Systems Programs with The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS COT). He is currently assigned as the manager for the national Stop the Bleed program and staff liaison to the National Association of EMT’s. A retired medical officer... Read More →
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Cory Richter, BA, NREMT-P

Assistant Chief, Indian River County Fire Rescue
Cory Richter, B.A., NREMT-P, is an Assistant Chief for Indian River Fire Rescue. Cory has been in EMS for 36 years and started his career at a private ambulance service doing non-emergency transports, 911 and dispatching in Massachusetts then moved to Florida in 1990 and started working... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 3:15pm - 5:15pm
Room 101AB

3:15pm

Pediatric High Performance CPR—A Hands-on Experience with the Experts (2-hour session) - Sold Out
This session is sold out.

You always hear about high performance CPR in adults, yet almost never in pediatrics.  This session will show you exactly how pediatric high performance CPR should occur, and each participant will actively practice each of the specified roles. By using this technique, your department will drastically improve outcomes in pediatric cardiac arrest.  

Max 40 attendees; must pre-register online.

Faculty
avatar for Charlie Coyle, EMT-P

Charlie Coyle, EMT-P

Captain, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Department
Capt. Charlie Coyle is a member of the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Department and has played a pivotal role in training his EMS colleagues.  He works closely with Dr. Antevy to create hands-on modules specific to pediatric high performance CPR. The team at PBCFR has done massive... Read More →
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Peter Antevy, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine, EMS Medical Director, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
Peter Antevy, MD is a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in South Florida and the founder of Pediatric Emergency Standards Inc.  He serves as the Medical Director for Davie Fire-Rescue, Southwest Ranches Fire Rescue and American Ambulance... Read More →



Thursday November 1, 2018 3:15pm - 5:15pm
Room 104CD

3:20pm

Event Medicine Focus: When Your Mass Gathering Becomes a Mass Casualty
Mass Gathering Events pose many unique challenges for EMS agencies and can place significant strain on EMS resources. Recent attention has again spotlighted the need for preparedness for both intentional and intentional mass casualty situations. This interactive discussion will provide an overview of mass gathering preparedness, review several case studies in Mass Gathering Medicine, as well as strategies for helping to ensure readiness for large numbers of casualties.

Faculty
avatar for Matthew Levy, DO, MSc, FACEP, FAEMS, NRP

Matthew Levy, DO, MSc, FACEP, FAEMS, NRP

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Dr. Matthew Levy is the Medical Director of the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services, an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine of the Johns Hopkins University School, and Clinical Associate Professor and Medical Director of the Department of Emergency Health Services... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Room 209ABC

3:30pm

Safety Officer Workshop: Processing Stress and Building Resilience
Faculty
avatar for Olivia Kvitne, ERYT 500, YACEP

Olivia Kvitne, ERYT 500, YACEP

CEO, Yoga for First Responders
Olivia Kvitne, ERYT 500, YACEP has been a yoga instructor since 2003 having studied with masters throughout the U.S. and India, obtaining the highest accreditation for yoga education and instruction. In 2011, after working with military and veterans diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 3:30pm - 3:45pm
Room 102AB

3:45pm

EMS Clinical Challenge
Are you up to the challenge? The EMS World Clinical Challenge is a clinical competition where teams of two will respond to challenging scenarios that test clinical knowledge, critical thinking skills, teamwork, communication, and situational awareness. Teams elect to participate in either an ALS or BLS track depending on their level of certification. A panel of judges will evaluate their performance and provide valuable feedback.

Each participant will receive a 2018 EMS World Clinical Challenge competitor t-shirt. The top three teams from each track will advance to the finals. The winning team from each track will receive an official award medal and prize.

Thursday November 1, 2018 3:45pm - 3:55pm
Exhibit Hall

3:50pm

Safety Officer Workshop: What's The Hurry?
Why does EMS have a culture of being in a hurry?  From responding with lights and sirens to competing against the clock in our daily operations, the EMS prefesssion holds a perception that rushing or being in hurry equals good care. This session will look at the past, present and future of EMS as it changes from a “load and go” culture to one thats focused on safety, outcomes and data-driven patient care.  This session will explore:
  • EMS education and formative process (where does this hurried culture come from?)
  • The imposers (how the media, public and others impose their beliefs that EMS needs to be in a hurry)
  • Patient safety perspective
  • Quality and Outcomes Perspective
  • Human factors component

Faculty
avatar for Lee Varner, MS, EMS, CPPS, EMT-P

Lee Varner, MS, EMS, CPPS, EMT-P

Patient Safety Director for EMS Services, Center for Patient Safety
Lee is the Patient Safety Director for EMS Services at the Center for Patient Safety. Lee is a certified Just Culture Trainer and a Certified Professional in Patient Safety. Lee is also a founding member of the National EMS Safety Council and an active member of the NAEMT.


Thursday November 1, 2018 3:50pm - 4:10pm
Room 102AB

4:15pm

Safety Officer Workshop: Clean Cab and FF Safety, Cancer Prevention
Join Chief Babinec as he explains how the Coral Springs Parkland Fire Department has been the change needed in the fire service in terms of how to prevent job-related exposures, not only on the fireground, but also through health and wellness initiatives and medical testing to create a baseline of clinical evidence for personnel.

About the Clean Cab initiative: Other than the firehouse, firefighters and emergency medical personnel spend the majority of their day in the cab of their apparatus.  It is within this environment, as well as the station environment, that change needs to happen.  These environments must stay clean and safe for all our responders.  The misconception that the only time firefighters may be at risk is when they are in a fire must change.  We now know that exposures can occur while donning gear, in the apparatus responding to and from the scene, outside of the structure in the hot zone, during maintenance and cleaning, and in rehab.  The other misconception of how an exposure takes place must be addressed as well; we now know that the routes of exposure are not only through inhalation but through dermal exposure and ingestion.  So just protecting our respiratory system is no longer acceptable.  We must do all we can to keep the cab of the apparatus and the interior of our stations as contaminant-free as possible.

A clean cab apparatus is an apparatus designed to facilitate a clean, healthy, and safe environment by reducing the exposure to contaminates associated with occupational exposures found in firefighting activities.  This is a different way of thinking and a big change within the fire service when it come designing suppression units.  When designing clean cab units this philosophy should apply to all apparatus i.e. transport units, suppressions units, command units and supports units. As a culture, the fire service is a bit resistant to change, especially a change of this scale.  The overall goal is reducing the exposure to contaminants that are proven to cause cancer among firefighters.

Faculty
avatar for Frank Babinec, MPA, EFO

Frank Babinec, MPA, EFO

Fire Chief, Coral Springs Parkland Fire Department
Frank Babinec was appointed as the Chief of the Coral Springs – Parkland Fire Department in 2014. The fire department is comprised of approximately 400 members with core services consisting of Administration, Operations, EMS, Community Risk Reduction, Training and CERT. He has dedicating... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Room 102AB

4:15pm

Event Medicine Focus: From the Deserts to the Seas: Event Medicine Toxicology You Need to Know
Discover important toxidromes encountered at mass gathering events from Cruise ships to austere events in the desert. Emphasis will be on recognition and treatment of these important and potentially fatal toxidromes.

Faculty
avatar for Ryan Hodnick, DO, NREMT-P, FAWM, FACEP

Ryan Hodnick, DO, NREMT-P, FAWM, FACEP

Physician/Critical Care Paramedic, Santa Fe City Fire, Santa Fe County Fire, Carlsbad City Fire, Artesia Fire, MedFlight Air Ambulance, Humboldt General Hospital Air One, TriState CareFlight
Ryan Hodnick DO, NREMT-P, FAWM, is an EMS Physician and Critical Care Paramedic for multiple EMS agencies both ground and air throughout the Southwest (NM, AZ, NV, CO, and TX), USA. He works at multiple diverse events providing care throughout the US. Ryan Also teaches Wilderness... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 4:15pm - 4:50pm
Room 209ABC

4:30pm

Don't Miss These 5 Things on the EKG of Your Syncope Patient
Join Dr. Pruett as she reviews five important, possibly life-saving, findings on EKGs in patients with syncope. Attendees will learn how to recognize findings such as prolonged QT and left ventricular hypertrophy that may contribute to syncope and longer-term complications.

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avatar for Kimberly Pruett, MD

Kimberly Pruett, MD

Emergency Medicine Physician, Albuquerque, NM
Dr. Kimberly Pruett is an emergency medicine physician who finished her residency in emergency medicine at Vanderbilt Medical Center and recently completed an EMS Fellowship at the University of New Mexico. Her focus is on rural and tribal medicine and she really enjoys EMS education... Read More →



Thursday November 1, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 208AB

4:30pm

Managing Critically Ill 'Crashing Patients' in the Field: Strategies to Prevent Post EMS Contact Cardiac Arrest
Prehosptial providers often encounter critically ill medical patients in the field. Taking a "load and go" rapid transport approach with these patients can be unsafe and allow for the continued progression of negative physiology leading to increased morbidity and mortality during the field course. This program advocates an evidence-based bundle of care strategy when caring for these patients to reduce mortality by managing life-threatening issues and negative physiology on scene, and then moving the patient when it is clinically safe to do so. Literature supporting this approach and clinical outcomes form utilizing it will be presented. This approach and program is applicable to BLS and ALS providers alike.

Faculty
avatar for Mark E Pinchalk, MS, EMT-P

Mark E Pinchalk, MS, EMT-P

Patient Care Coordinator, City of Pittsburgh EMS
Mark E Pinchalk, MS, EMT-P, is the Patient Care Coordinator for City of Pittsburgh EMS. He has over 32 years of EMS experience. In his current role, Mark oversees Clinical Operations, Quality Improvement, Public Health and Training for Pittsburgh EMS. He has an extensive background... Read More →



Thursday November 1, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 207CD

4:30pm

I Survived a Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Come Hear My Story!
In this presentation, I will share my sudden cardiac arrest story and how it has literally changed my life.  Growing up with aspirations to play basketball in college, I was forced to stop playing at the age of 17 following my cardiac arrest.  I will share how I changed my passion from playing basketball to coaching and eventually making it my mission to prevent death from sudden cardiac arrest and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.  Additionally, I will take about In A Heartbeat, our mission, and the development of our foundation.

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avatar for Mike Papale

Mike Papale

President, In A Heartbeat
Mike Papale is the President of In A Heartbeat, a non-profit foundation with the mission to prevent death from sudden cardiac arrest and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.  In A Heartbeat has two major programs.  They have an AED Donation Program where they buy and donate AED's to qualified... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 105AB

4:30pm

The ABCs of LGBT: Creating a Positive Space in the Back of an Ambulance
LGBT discrimination is a moving target in the United States. Social and cultural changes in the last 20 years are sometimes at odds with state and federal statutes and the right to access healthcare itself is still begin debated. However, while the community sorts out the legal and social issues, LGBT people are not going to stop seeking out emergency medical care. Evidence shows that LGBT people have a history of marginalization and stigmatization that interfere's with their access to health care, and this has a direct negative impact on their health. Sometimes this is reinforced overtly, with open derision rooted in ignorance or a clash of values. Most often, however, it is the small hetero-normative decisions that we make as pre-hospital care providers that builds the walls around LGBT patients. This presentation will provide a context for this discrimination, show evidence of harm to the health of LGBT patients due to this treatment, and provide suggestions on how to provide safe and inclusive care in the back of the ambulance and within the emergency services. 

Faculty
avatar for Michael Kruse, B.ScHons, AEMCA, ACP

Michael Kruse, B.ScHons, AEMCA, ACP

Advanced Care Paramedic, York Region Paramedic Services
Michael Kruse, B.Sc hons, AEMCA, ACP, is an advanced care paramedic at York Region Paramedic Services in Ontario, Canada. He is currently pursuing his MD at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, class of 2020, with a research interest in LGBTQ care in emergency medicine.


Thursday November 1, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 101CD

4:30pm

EMS and the Zombie Apocalypse: Transporting Patients With Challenging Devices in Challenging Situations
This discussion will review the basics of hemodynamic monitoring and provide a brief description of common cardiac devices used during patient transport. These include the IABP, Impella, VAD, and ECMO, with a brief review of cutting-edge technology coming in the future. Common challenges that can occur during transport, along with troubleshooting tips, will also be discussed for each device.

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avatar for Kim Moore, RN, MSN, CCRN

Kim Moore, RN, MSN, CCRN

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute
Kim Moore, RN, MSN, CCRN, is a Clinical Nurse Specialist at Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute. Kim has played a significant role in the development of the Critical Care Nurse Boot Camp program in which she developed curriculum to prepare the CVICU nurse to handle the challenging... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 104AB

4:30pm

Justify Yourself: Finding the Evidence to Support Your Practice
This presentation will teach participants how to find the latest scientific evidence to support best practices in the classroom, treatment protocols, and top-notch clinical practice.

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William Toon, EdD., NRP

EMS Educator, InTune InSights, LLC
Bill Toon, EdD., NRP, has been involved in the EMS field since early 1975. Bill has experience as an EMS provider and educator. Bill has had experience with many different EMS delivery models, such a