2022 EMS CONFERENCE - VIRTUAL JAN 21 & 22, 2022

Friday, Jan 21, 2022 8:30am - Monday, Jan 22, 2022 6:00pm

Presentations

Core Conference

CC01 - Opening Presentation: Dr. Powell: OB Trauma & Post Partum Hemorrhage TIME: 0830-0930
OB Friday 8:30am-9:30am

OB Emergencies can be some of the most challenging calls we respond to. This session examines pre-hospital care for OB trauma and postpartum hemorrhage control. Physiology, assessment and stabilization are examined, as are critical management steps to control bleeding.


CC02 - Shane Urban: Critical Intervention Screen (CIS): TIME: 0940-1040
AMBULANCE SAFETY Friday 9:40am-10:40am

Critical Intervention Screen (CIS): A Novel Tool to Determine the use of Lights and Sirens During the Transport of Trauma Patients

The use of emergent transport (lights and sirens) has been a long standing tradition in the EMS community. However, it is well known that their use is associated with increased risk of motor vehicle collisions. Despite expert consensus from the National Association of Emergency Medical Service Physicians (NAEMSP) that protocols need to be developed to govern their use during patient transport, most EMS systems are devoid of such protocols. In the few studies done on systems with such protocols, major trauma remains one of the recognized indications for their use. This educational offering will review the current literature around emergent transport and offer a novel tool EMS professionals can employ in the absence or standing orders.


CC03 - Adam Compton: Medication Administration TIME: 1050-1150
MEDICATION DELIVERY Friday 10:50am-11:50am

Remember in EMT/Paramedic school or ACLS/PALS when you would administer medications during scenarios and your patient would promptly die?  This course will address that engrained fear of our pharmacology in EMS.  We will discuss the safety profile of common medications we administer and we will discuss the contraindications and situations where these medications may cause harm.  Included will be a review of BLS and ALS medications.


CC04 - Adam Compton: The Stroke Show TIME: 1200-1300
STROKE Friday 12:00pm-1:00pm

Ever wondered what the benefit of calling stroke alerts are?  This course will speak on the importance of early stroke recognition as well as prior notification to the appropriate receiving facility.  We will also cover advanced stroke assessment and recognition as well as TPA eligibility and stroke windows.


CC05 - Rebecca Peterson & Cat Steinbach: Neonatal Resuscitation: 1340-1440
PEDIATRIC CARDIAC ARREST Friday 1:40pm-2:40pm

Taking care of a newborn is usually an easy task.  However, what do you do when there are complications?  This session will cover critical components of resuscitation to include knowledge and skills in a correct sequence of the NRP chart so as to optimize positive outcomes. Using a video demonstration we will cover Airway – oxygen – PPV management as well as when to initiate chest compressions while using correct ratio’s, technique and how to draw up and administer medications when needed.


CC06 - Dr. Gilmore: Snakes and Shrooms TIME: 1450-1550
TOXICOLOGY Friday 2:50pm-3:50pm

The first part of the presentation Dr. Gilmore will take us on a journey to identify poisonous and non-poisonous snake bites and how we should manage the patient.  The second part of the presentation will be how to identify poisonous mushrooms to include signs and symptoms and treatment approach.


CC07 - G Wagner: Trauma Resuscitation: 1600-1700
0.5 hr. HEMORRAGE CONTROL 0.5 hr. FLUID RESUSCITATION Friday 4:00pm-5:00pm

Join G as we walk through a case study and investigate the “The Lethal Diamond” and its implications on trauma patients. We will discuss different strategies and tools, and how we can use our understanding of “The Lethal Diamond” to guide our resuscitation of the critical trauma patient.


CC08 - G Wagner: Brain & Spinal Cord Injuries TIME: 1710-1810
CNS INJURY Friday 5:10pm-6:10pm

Join G as we dive into multiple case studies looking at traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, initial management strategies, and how we can avoid adding insult to injury.


CC09 - SATURDAY OPENING Dr. Cassidy: Patient in Pain TIME: 0830-0930
PAIN MANAGEMENT Saturday 8:30am-9:30am

Managing pain in the prehospital setting has always been a challenge. Dr. Cassidy will review the pathophysiology of pain and how we need to accurately assess and evaluate pain.  A discussion on how to treat pain with pharmacologic methods as well as no pharmacology methods for acute pain will be covered as well as a treatment approach for patients with chronic pain.  


CC10 - Sean Smith: Pediatric Resuscitation - part 1 TIME: 0940-1040
PEDIATRIC CARDIAC ARREST Saturday 9:40am-10:40am

One of the most difficult calls we need to manage is an arrest in the pediatric patient.  Sean will take us on a deep dive into the pathophysiology of an arrest in the pediatric patient and cover the pharmacology in depth to allow a complete understanding of why and when we use medications in the arrest setting.  This will all be covered in a real and relevant clinical application for the provider.  This will be a back to back, 2 part presentation.


CC11 - Sean Smith: Pediatric Resuscitation - part 2 TIME: 10-50-1150
PEDIATRIC CARDIAC ARREST Saturday 10:50am-11:50am

PART 2

One of the most difficult calls we need to manage is an arrest in the pediatric patient.  Sean will take us on a deep dive into the pathophysiology of an arrest in the pediatric patient and cover the pharmacology in depth to allow a complete understanding of why and when we use medications in the arrest setting.  This will all be covered in a real and relevant clinical application for the provider.  This will be a back to back, 2 part presentation.


CC12 - Danny Barela: Peak Performance TIME: 1200-1300
CULTURE OF SAFETY Saturday 12:00pm-1:00pm

This presentation will summarize the growing body of research on the impacts of fatigue and sleep deprivation

in emergency medicine, prehospital care and in-hospital care.  It will look at the trends of performance coaching in athletics as well as in military elite forces training and link human performance enhancement with sleep strategy and fatigue management.  Evidence based methods to enhance sleep quality and the appropriate assessment and management of human fatigue in the work place will be discussed.


CC13 - Marc Burdick: Case Studies in Wilderness Medicine TIME: 1340-1440
FIELD TRIAGE Saturday 1:40pm-2:40pm

This session will cover three interesting wilderness medicine cases that include: an impaled arrow, avalanche rescue and ATV accident.  We will cover lessons learned, extended care, and wilderness medicine principles. 


CC14 - Marc Burdick: Harness/Suspension Trauma TIME: 1450-1550
AT RISK POPULATION Friday 2:50pm-3:50pm

Multiple professional and recreational activities put people at risk for suspension “harness” trauma. These include rock climbers, line workers, ski area employees, hang gliders, and others.   We will explore the complex and interesting pathophysiology of suspension trauma and the EMS approach to field treatment of this rare situation.


CC15 - Dr. Peterson: Running Code - Helpful or Harmful TIME: 1600-1700
RESEARCH Saturday 4:00pm-5:00pm

EMS Called for a two car MVC with injuries.  You get in and call dispatch that you are enroute.  The question is do you respond code or not?  Dr. Peterson will discuss the pro and cons of  responding to with lights and sirens. There is evidence demonstrating that responding with lights and sirens may have several detrimental effects


CC16 - Fidel O. Garcia: First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Head & Facial Trauma) TIME: 1710-1810
CNS INJURY Friday 5:10pm-6:10pm

What are the types of LeFort Fractures a patient may sustain?  What is happening when a patient has a basal skull fracture? Facial trauma and skull fractures can be difficult to manage and can have long term effects on patients.  Using case presentations, we will discuss the differences noted in S / S of each injury and how to develop and implement a treatment plan to allow for the best patient outcome.