EMS Conference 2017
March 4, 2017
Hillcrest High School, Performing Arts Center
2800 Owen St., Ammon, ID 83404
|7:00-8:00am||Conference check-in and vendor fair|
|8:15-9:15am||General Session 1: When a Child Dies|
Presenter: Aaron Gardner, M.D., Pediatric Intensivist
CEUs: Pediatric, Special Patient Populations
A practical discussion about one of the most challenging aspects of being an EMS provider--the death of a child. We'll acknowledge the strong emotional response, discuss the unique challenges faced by providers, and review practical ways to manage and recover from these tragic events
|9:15– 10:15am||General Session 2: The 3 T’s of PTSD|
Presenter: Bill Arsenault, Firefighter/Paramedic, EMS-I, EMTP-T; Idaho Falls Fire Dept.
CEUs: Special Patient Populations
At one time or another all EMS providers will experience PTSD. The best we can do is address it. This presentation will address the 3 T’s of PTSD and the best ways to tackle the stresses that all EMS providers face.
The 3 T’s of PTSD are:
- Training- If we don't get training about PTSD, then how do we know when there is problem with ourselves or others? Training allows us to recognize the signs and symptoms, and then address them appropriately.
- Trauma- Surviving the event and recognizing what traumatic mental, psychological and physical events can result in PTSD and how that manifests.
- Talking- Learning to talk about it. Get it out. Helping yourself allows you to better help others.
|10:30– 11:30am||General Session 3: The Primary Survey|
Presenter: Michael Lemon, D.O., Trauma Surgeon
CEUs: Trauma, Assessment, Medical Conditions
The Primary Survey helps responders detect all immediate threats to life. Dr. Lemon explains why this tool is critical to the trauma patient and to communication with the ER.
|11:30-12:30pm||General 4: Opiates and Other Current Drug Trends – Discussing the Elephant in the Room for First Responders|
Presenter: Lt. Robert Rausch, Idaho State Police
CEUs: Pharmacology, Assessment, Special Patient Populations, Medical Conditions
Examine current drug usage trends affecting emergency healthcare providers and first responders of all types in Idaho and across the U.S. The presentation will provide examples of commonly encountered drugs and their observed physiological effects as well as the associated paraphernalia items commonly found with the ingestion of these substances.
Break-Outs (you can choose three)
Stop the Bleeding!
Presenter: Bill Arsenault, Firefighter/Paramedic, EMS-I, EMTP-T, Idaho Falls Fire Dept.
CEUs: Assessment; Medical Conditions; Trauma
This fun, yet informative short course provides the latest on pre-hospital hemorrhage control. With a small lecture and hands-on component of "simulation stimulation," you won't be disappointed!
Sepsis- Early Prehospital Recognition and Why It Matters
Presenter: Colleen Perkins, MS RN, CCRN-CSC
CEUs: Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, Assessment, Medical Conditions
Sepsis kills more than 750, 000 people a year. Early recognition in the prehospital setting can make a significant difference in the outcome of septic patients. In this presentation, you will learn when to suspect sepsis, what to watch for, why patients present the way they do, and how to intervene. This is key to improving outcomes.
Presenter: Jim Jarvie, Air Methods
CEUs: Pediatric, Life Span Development, Assessment, Medical Conditions, Special Patient Populations
Part 1: Utilizing effective communication strategies and understanding age group characteristics
Part 2: Basic principles for assessment and effective treatment utilizing the pediatric assessment triangle- “How sick, how quick”
Mental Health? Now What Do I Do!?
Presenter: Rick Palmer, M.Ed., LPC- EIRMC Behavioral Health Center
CEUs: Assessment, Medical Conditions, Special Patient Populations
You roll onto the scene and realize your patient may have a mental illness. You think to yourself, “I didn’t sign up for this. Now what do I do?” This workshop will be part didactic and mostly interactive. We will discuss evaluation and response for a variety of possible mental health issues. Participants will leave with more clarity on what they can do to be helpful and become more confident in their ability to respond to those in crisis.
Holy Cow! Agricultural Injuries in Southern Idaho.
Presenter: Curtis Sandy, MD FACEP FAEMS
CEUs: Assessment, Medical Conditions, Trauma
The presentation will outline the common farm and ranching injuries from the Idaho Trauma Registry which occurred in Southern Idaho in 2014. The pathophysiology of these common injuries will also be discussed.
Rapid-Fire Patient History Exercise
Presenter: Lance Taysom, RN, BSN, EMT-P, CFRN, WEMT, and Cami Taysom, RN, BSN, CEN, CPEN
CEUs: Assessment, Medical Conditions, Shock and Resuscitation.
The Rapid-Fire Patient History Exercise is a lively, hands-on activity involving a mix of instructor guided and self-directed participation in mini scenario stations. Participants rotate through the stations, alternating being the "patient" and the "rescuer" as they are given a variety of skill-building patient assessment challenges. The focus is on the History portion of the Patient Assessment System. Participants will be introduced (or refreshed) on how to effectively use the SAMPLE and OPQRST acronyms, and use these information gathering tools to guide timely intervention and transport decisions
Pre-Hospital Assessment and Treatment of Stroke
Presenter: Chris Harker, M.D., D.A.B.R., Neuro and Interventional Radiologist
CEUs: Assessment, Medical Conditions
Learn what you should know about assessing potential stroke treatments and the current guidelines for workup and treatment of stroke.
Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: A Cardiologist and Patient Perspective
Presenter: John Lassetter, M.D., Cardiologist
CEUs: Assessment, Medical Conditions
Have you ever wondered what a patient is thinking or feeling while you are working to keep them alive? Listen as a patient who suffered out-of-hospital arrest shares his perspective on the experience.
Assessing the Respiratory Emergency
Presenter: Shawna Fielding, Registered Respiratory Therapist, Neonatal Respiratory Transport Therapist
CEUs: Airway Management; Assessment; Medical Conditions
Instruction will be given on how to recognize Respiratory Emergencies. In addition, there will be a small skills station with demonstration and practice in treating the various types of Respiratory Emergencies.