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  • 1. International Conference on Disaster & Terrorism Preparedness
  • 2. Experience it all! Why attend EMS Today? EMS Today is produced by JEMS, the leader in EMS education for over 30 years. EMS Today is a unique – and stimulating – experience for EMS personnel worldwide, and it is supported and fed by the credibility, quality and excellence of JEMS. EMS TODAY PROMISES TO DELIVER: • Quality content that focuses on the future of EMS • Relevant and reliable information you can take home and use right away • Progressive speakers with an eye on the pulse of the industry • Networking events where you can make new contacts with fresh ideas • Attendees who are as motivated as you are to advance careers and strengthen skills • Exhibitors who will demonstrate the newest technology and products to make your job safer and more efficient EMS Today DELIVERS THE BEST EMS EDUCATION and THE BEST EXPERIENCE. EMS Personnel Agree … EMS Today Is the Best! • EMS Today is a great conference, the best in the industry! DON’T WAIT! REGISTER BY FEB. 3RD & SAVE What’s Inside: • Discounts • Continuing Education • Special Events • Ride-alongs/Tours • JEMS Games • Exhibit Hall • Exhibitor List • International Disaster Conference • Preconference Workshops • Schedule At-A-Glance • Conference Sessions • Hotel Information • Travel Information • Registration Information • Registration Form 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 14 15 21 36 37 38 39 Who Should Attend? • Paramedics, EMTs, First Responders • EMS & Fire Chiefs, Managers, Supervisors • Educators • Fire Service EMS Personnel • Rescue, Tactical and Special Ops • Medical Directors and Nurses • Public Safety Officials Conference Location Baltimore Convention Center One West Pratt Street Baltimore, MD 21201-2499 EMS Today 2012 Registration Hours • EMS Today has the best total value. • I am an RN & EMT. I have attended EMS Today for the past 12-14 years. I also attend several other nursing conferences but EMS Today remains the VERY best! • EMS Today is the best conference for prehospital providers. • We attend every year because our department recognizes that this is the premier EMS conference. Tuesday, February 28 • 7:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 29 • 7:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1 • 7:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 2 • 7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3 • 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Hours Your conference registration to EMS Today includes admission to the exhibit hall.* Thursday, March 1, 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 2, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Top Buyer Hour (special badge required for access to exhibit hall) Friday, March 2, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. *Exhibits Only Attendance also available. February 28 - March 3, 2012 • Baltimore, MD 3
  • 3. REGISTER SMART Save with special discounts! Local Savings Free parking at Camden Yards Free shuttle to Inner Harbor REGISTER SMART AND SAVE MONEY WITH OUR DISCOUNTS! We realize budgets are still tight, so take advantage of a variety of options to maximize your budget and save money. ALL IT TAKES IS A LITTLE PLANNING… • Register by Feb. 3rd and SAVE $80 on a 3-day conference pass • REGISTER WITH A GROUP of 5 or 10 and save $500 or $1,000 respectively • MILITARY DISCOUNT: SAVE 33% on a 2-day or 3-day conference pass • SCHOLARSHIP FUND: apply online to be considered for a free conference registration (excluding travel costs) • LIKE US ON FACEBOOK for up-to-the minute discount offers • PARK FREE at Camden Yards on Thursday, Friday & Saturday (no overnight parking) • Travel via Amtrak and SAVE 10% on your ticket • BOOK A SHUTTLE FROM THE AIRPORT AND SAVE with our 2 featured companies • FREE COUPON BOOK: save on local restaurants, shops & attractions • BOOK YOUR HOTEL through the EMS Housing Bureau for DISCOUNTED RATES (see page 36 for details) Go to www.EMSToday.com to get details & save! 4 Register at www.EMSToday.com
  • 4. Need CEH? Get the details CONTINUING EDUCATION CECBEMS Continuing Education Hours will be applied for through the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS). CECBEMS is an organization established to develop and implement policies to standardize the review and approval of EMS continuing education activities. Sponsoring organizations of CECBEMS: • American College of Emergency Physicians • American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians • National Association of Emergency Medical Services Physicians • National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians • National Association of EMS Educators • National Association of State Emergency Medical Services Directors • National Council of State Emergency Medical Services Training Coordinators • National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Certificates EMS Today has a streamlined CE process, which will enable you to earn CE in a fast and efficient manner. Once you register, you’ll receive CE tickets with your conference badge. Be sure to drop one in the bin after each class you attend. After the conference, you will be able to go online and print out your certificate. Questions Our staff will be on-site to assist attendees with CE requirements. For specific questions, please check with your state EMS office prior to the conference. NREMT REFRESHER The re-registration process under the National Standards for NREMT calls for completion of either a formal refresher course or continuing education structured around the content of the National Refresher. In this year’s program, each session is marked to indicate where it fits into NREMT re-registration requirements. Please refer to the key on the schedule-at-a-glance to plan which sessions you need to attend. For more information on NREMT refresher requirements, please visit www.nremt.org or call (614) 888-4484. KEY TO NREMT CATEGORIES NREMT Categories are indicated in blue next to the appropriate session titles. If no Category is given, the session qualifies as EMS CEH only. A guide to NREMT requirements is located at www.NREMT.org. NJ EMS PROFESSIONALS: The State of New Jersey will not be funding the EMT Training Fund for 2012 but has approved certain sessions at EMS Today for CEH. Please check our Web site for a complete list and contact the NJ State EMS Office if you have any questions. PA EMS PROFESSIONALS: Please check the EMS Today Web site to verify which sessions have been approved by your state office. * All other states: please check with your state EMS office for your state’s CEH requirements. PROGRAM PLANNING COMMITTEE The EMS Today Program was developed with the assistance of the following organizations: Anne Arundel County Fire Dept. Baltimore City Fire Department Baltimore County Fire Dept., Fire-Rescue Academy Howard County Fire & Rescue Svcs. International Assoc. of EMS Chiefs (IAEMSC) International Assoc. of Fire Chiefs Johns Hopkins Hospital Lifestar Response of Maryland Maryland Fire Rescue Institute (MFRI) Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) Maryland State Police, Aviation Command Montgomery County Fire & Rescue National EMS Managers Association R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center Stafford County (Va.) Fire & Rescue Department February 28 - March 3, 2012 • Baltimore, MD 5
  • 5. SPECIAL EVENTS Enrich your conference experience... WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29 EMS Safety, Systems, Strategies and Solutions Summit National Academies Transportation Research Board, EMS Subcommittee The Summit will be broadcast live from EMS Today, with some of the world’s best speakers on safety in EMS speaking on cutting-edge issues. This will take place in the registration area. All presentations are approximately 10-15 minutes, so you can stop and listen throughout the day. The program will also be recorded for playback during the remainder of EMS Today, so you won’t miss anything! For a complete Summit lecture schedule, go to http://www.emssafetyfoundation.org/ THURSDAY, MARCH 1 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Networking Lunch Build your personal network as you discuss hot topics with your peers, all while enjoying a delicious lunch. It’s the perfect opportunity to make friends or expand your JEMS social media circle, especially if you’re new to the conference or attending by yourself. Limited to 50 people at an additional cost of $40 per person. Lunch & Learns Enjoy a boxed lunch while you network with a small group of your peers and our distinguished speakers. Discuss the issues, share success stories and get the experienced input of the speaker. Each Lunch & Learn is placed in a session track to indicate the level of discussion. Please select accordingly. Limited to 20 people per lunch slot, with an additional cost of $30 per person. 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM NEW TIME Opening Ceremonies • Street Medicine Society/John Pryor Award • EMS10: Innovators in EMS Awards Opening Keynote Remembering Why Randolph Mantooth Modern technology has given emergency responders incredible tools that help save more lives than ever before. The Internet and social media have allowed us to instantly share ideas and information with others from all over the world. Johnny and Roy would be envious. Or would they? Have computers, smart phones and all our cutting-edge gadgets caused us to overlook the fact there’s a living, breathing human being in front of us - someone who needs eye contact, a reassuring voice, or a trembling hand held? That’s what made Johnny and Roy, and the professionals they portrayed, so special to millions around the globe. No, Johnny and Roy didn’t have all the high-tech, 21st century hardware we have today, but they had compassion for their patients, and passion for their calling. Randy’s presentation will remind us that it’s not so much about the “business” as it is about people. Don’t miss his inspiring keynote address that will lead us back to the heart of why we do what we do. Randolph Mantooth* starred as firefighter/paramedic Johnny Gage in the iconic television series Emergency! which debuted 40 years ago. This show was the first to portray paramedics in America and significantly advanced the adoption and implementation of advanced life support throughout the world. 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM Exhibit Hall Open (*Celebrity appearance subject to change.) 6 Register at www.EMSToday.com
  • 6. SPECIAL EVENTS Add them to your itinerary today! FRIDAY, MARCH 2 SATURDAY, MARCH 3 Cooking Competition 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Visit the exhibit hall to see your EMS colleagues – and rising culinary stars – compete in a cooking competition. Winners will be announced later that day. Interested in competing? Visit EMSToday.com to enter for a chance to participate! 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM JEMS Games Final Competition Closing Ceremonies • Prehospital Care Research Forum Awards • 9th Annual Nicholas Rosecrans Awards • James O. Page/JEMS Award • 8th Annual JEMS Games Medals Ceremony • New/Hot Products Awards Closing Keynote The New Age of Terrorism Clinton R. Van Zandt TM See the top 3 teams compete in this fast-paced simulation of an EMS call and earn 1.5 CEH! 8:30 PM – 11:00 PM Pub Crawl Enjoy a pint with fellow attendees at the Power Plant Live! in the Inner Harbor. With a variety of bars in this unique venue, you’ll “crawl” your way around until you’ve experienced them all. Enjoy drink specials, try micro brews, and make new friends. Like us on Facebook for details. What is the current threat posed by terrorists world-wide … and might they strike again in America? Clint Van Zandt will discuss the history of both international and domestic terrorism. Using recent case studies. Van Zandt will discuss ways to identify suicide terrorists and how EMS can serve as an integral component to homeland protection and response. As a former supervisor with the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit and US Army Intelligence Agent, Clint’s presentations are always interesting, dynamic and educational. He’ll leave you with valuable insights and critical information that can help you better understand human behavior. Clinton R. Van Zandt, a former FBI Profiler and Hostage Negotiator, is an NBC/MSNBC Analyst and a well-known author and television /radio commentator concerning crime and human behavior. THROUGHOUT THE CONFERENCE Special Appearance by Randolph Mantooth, who starred as Johnny Gage on the TV show Emergency!* The television series celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2012! Here’s your opportunity to meet Randy and also support the LA County Fire Museum. Merchandise will be available for purchase for Randy to autograph, with proceeds benefiting the museum. This will be a memorable experience -- don’t miss out! Randy will be in the Exhibit Hall during these hours for autograph sessions: Thursday, March 1st: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM, Friday, March 2nd: 10:00 AM– 4:00 PM, Saturday, March 3rd: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM. For more information on Randy and his schedule of appearances, please visit www.RandolphMantooth.com, and follow him on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/RandolphMantooth. *Celebrity appearance subject to change New Product Updates EMS Today features the latest products in EMS and we’ve made it easy for you to view and locate them at the conference. • Look for our Featured Products display in the registration area. See all the products up close, then head down to the exhibit hall to talk to the exhibitors about them. • The New Product Rush program in the exhibit hall is for products released in the last 10 months. You’ll receive a handout listing all the products so you can see them demonstrated at participating booths. Then you can vote for your favorite in our Popular Choice Awards. The winners will be announced in the closing ceremonies on Saturday. Ride-alongs, Tours & Observations: earn CE! EMS Today partners with local agencies to offer you the opportunity to learn how other agencies work and manage patients. Please visit EMSToday.com for details on each opportunity and to schedule your ride-along in advance. Once you arrive in Baltimore, you may schedule with agency staff on-site in the Registration Area, if vacancies remain. February 28 - March 3, 2012 • Baltimore, MD 7
  • 7. EMS 10 • Innovators in EMS JEMS, with support from Physio-Control Inc., is proud to sponsor the EMS10: Innovators in EMS awards. Now in its 4th year, the awards recognize individuals who have contributed to EMS in an exceptional and innovative way. Ten progressive EMS professionals were recognized at the 2011 EMS Today Conference as the “EMS 10: Innovators in EMS” for 2010. Their efforts are an inspiration and a challenge to the rest of the EMS community. 2010 AWARD RECIPIENTS, AWARDED IN 2011: • David Aber, NREMT-P • Chief Jeffery Dumermuth, CMO, EMT-PS • Ray Fowler, MD, FACEP • Greg Friese, MS, NREMT-P • David Hiltz, NREMT-P • Lt. James Logan, BPS, IC, EMT-P • Nicholas Miller, BS, CCEMT-P, I/C • Chris Montera, EMT-P • Daniel Patterson, PhD, MPH, EMT-B • Tawnya Silloway, EMT-P As you read through this brochure, look for the EMS10 logo—we’ve asked a number of the 2010 award recipients to present. This is your opportunity to hear from the nation’s top EMS innovators … and to network with them on their ideas for the future of EMS. For more information on these EMS innovators —and to nominate someone for recognition of their 2011 innovations (by 12/31/11)—please visit JEMS.com/EMS10. Award recipients will be recognized during the opening ceremonies of EMS Today on Thursday, March 1st. Mark your itinerary to attend this special presentation … you’ll be inspired by what they have accomplished. The EMS10: Innovators in EMS Awards are sponsored by 8 Register at www.EMSToday.com with support from
  • 8. JEMS GAMES • See it live! Founding Sponsor TM THE JEMS GAMES = FAST-PACED EDUCATION! WATCH IT LIVE AND EARN CEH! The 2011 Gold Medal Team, Sussex County EMS TEAM PRIZES GOLD $1,000 SILVER $750 BRONZE $500 PLUS . . . EMS equipment and prizes donated by sponsors. PLUS . . . Gold team members receive FREE conference registration to EMS Today 2013 COMPETITION SCHEDULE Equipment Check-In: Tuesday, February 28 • 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Team Meeting with Course Walk-Thru and Orientation Tuesday, February 28 • 7:00 p.m. The JEMS Games offers a unique experience and the opportunity to learn from some of the best professionals in the country. Preliminary Competition Wednesday, February 29 • 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Final Competition Friday, March 2 • 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony Saturday, March 3 • 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. There are 3 ways you can be involved: 1. Sign up your team and put your skills to the test. See how your clinical knowledge and assessment skills match up during the preliminary round on Wednesday. Maybe you’ll be one of the top 3 teams to make it to the finals on Friday night. Register now and get ready to compete! 2. Watch from the audience to see how the teams react during the live, on-scene scenario. You’ll learn new techniques, get new ideas on how to treat your patients, and earn CEH. 3. Attend “Lessons Learned from the JEMS Games,” Saturday at 10:15 a.m. in the Exhibit Hall Learning Center. Free Session, Exhibit Hall Learning Center Lessons Learned from the JEMS Games Saturday, March 3 • 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Entry requirements, competition information and a registration packet are available at www.EMSToday.com or you may call Lauren Hardcastle at 619-699-6785. Teams include 3 members and 1 alternate (optional). Entry is limited and is first come, first served. Team entry fee is $150. Deadline to enter: January 13, 2012. February 28 - March 3, 2012 • Baltimore, MD 9
  • 9. EXHIBIT HALL • FREE CEH The Exhibit Hall will feature hundreds of manufacturers with the latest technology, products and services to make your job safer & more efficient. 2012 Highlights: EXHIBIT HALL HOURS: Thursday, March 1: 5:00pm-7:30pm Friday, March 2: 10:00am-4:00pm Saturday, March 3: 9:30am-1:30pm • See the newest products launched for 2012 • Explore two new Pavilions with focused technology & services: Emergency Management & Disaster Preparedness (co-presented with IAEM) Look for QR codes from select exhibitors in their and Communications booths. They’ll offer show special and discounts on their products. • Vote for your favorite new products • Visit the Learning Center with expanded FREE CE sessions (see list below) • Watch the Cooking Competition, Friday, March 2: get inspired to cook a new dish! • FREE Continental Breakfast on Saturday at 10 AM Scan this code with your mobile device for the most current exhibitor list and plan ahead! EXHIBIT HALL LEARNING CENTER FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012 SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2012 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM Expanded Scope: Working with the ME and Death Investigation Ops Donell Harvin, MPH, MPA, EMT-P 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM Pediatric Respiratory Issues Morgen Bernius, MD, MS, FACEP, FAAP 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Top Tips for Recognizing and Managing Sepsis Steven “Kelly” Grayson, CCEMT-P 10 Lessons Learned from the JEMS Games Chad Brocato, DHSc, CFO, REMT-P 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Old is New Again: The Full Circle of EMS Thomas E. Platt, EdD, NREMT-P Walt Stoy, PhD, EMT-P 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM TM FREE SESSIONS AND CE FOR ALL ATTENDEES! Lethal Exposures: Carbon Monoxide and Cyanide Mike McEvoy, PhD, NRP, RN, CCRN For session descriptions, please go to EMSToday.com Register at www.EMSToday.com
  • 10. EXHIBITOR LIST • Who’s in the expo hall? as of 10/5/11 5.11 Tactical Series Acadian Ambulance Service ACS Firehouse Software Action Training Systems Advanced EMS Designs Airon Corp Airspace Inc Airtraq Aladtec Allcare Inc Ambutrak American Ambulance Assn American College of Emergency Physicians American Emergency Vehicle American Heart Assn American Innotek Inc American Military University Armstrong Medical Industries B Braun Medical Inc Bandel Innovations, LLC Bear-iatric Inc Benchmade Knife Company, Houdini Board for Critical Care Transport Paramedic Certification Bound Tree Medical Braun Industries Inc Bridgford Food Corp C3 Softworks Cardiac Science Corp CDC (Center for Disease Control & Prevention Cengage Learning, Delmar Center for Domestic Preparedness CentreLearn Solutions Certified Ambulance Group Channing Bete Co Inc Clear Advantage Collar Columbia Southern University Cool Shirt by Shafer Enterprises Cornerstone Adminisystems Cypress Creek EMS Demers Ambulances Digital Planet Inc Digitech Computer Disaster Mgmt Systems DM Medical Billings DOD Domestic Preparedness Support Initiative DRS Technologies Ecolab Inc Ecore Software Inc Emergency Medical Products Emergency Products + Research EMS Mgmt & Consultants Inc EMS1.com EMSAR emsCharts ESO Solutions *Visit EMSToday.com for Exhibitor updates. Evolution Billing & Technology Excellance Inc Ferno-Washington Inc Fire-Dex FISDAP Fitch & Associates Frazer Ltd Gaumard Scientific Gerber Outerwear Haix North America Inc Happy Feet by Life-Time Ventures LLC Hartwell Medical Health & Safety Institute, Ashi & 24-7 EMS Healthcare Integrative Solutions Horizon Medical Hospira Hovertech International HRA Heathcare Research & Analytics iamresponding.com ImageTrend Intelligent Dispensing Solutions Intermedix/Advanced Data Processing Inc International Assn of Emergency Medical Service Chiefs International Assn of Fire Chiefs International Assn of Flight Paramedics International Police Mountainbike Assn Intersurgical Intubrite JEMS (Journal of Emergency Medical Services) Johns Hopkins Hospital, The Center for Transport Medicine Jones & Bartlett Learning Kaplan Fire & EMS Training Karl Storz Endoscopy America Kelderman Air Suspensions Knox Company LA County Fire Museum Laerdal Medical Corp Life Core Technologies LMA North America Inc MadHouz Masimo McCoy Miller and Marque Ambulance McGraw-Hill Companies Higher Education Medicalert Foundation Intl MedicEd.com Medix Specialty Vehicles Medtec Ambulance Corp Mercury Medical Meret, USA METI Microflex Corp Minto Research & Development Moore Medical Corp MosbyJems/Elsevier Nasco/Simulaids National Creative Enterprises National EMS Museum Foundation National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians National Safety Council Numask Inc O-Two Medical Technologies Oxygen Generating Systems Inc Page, Wolfberg & Wirth LLC Panasonic Solutions Company Pearson PerSys Medical Philips Healthcare Physicians Practice Mgmt Services Physio-Control PL Custom/Rescue 1 Printrex Inc Priority Care Emergency Mgmt Systems Prodaptive Medical Progressive Medical International Pulmodyne R&B Fabrications RAE Systems RMS Medical Products Safetec of America SAM Medical Products Sansio Seidio Inc Skedco Inc Smiths Medical-BCI Inc Southeastern Emergency Equipment Sscor Inc St Thomas University Stryker EMS Symbol Arts Tabco Talon Rescue TargetSafety TEEX Texas Engineering Extension Service Telrepco The Wise Co Inc TMS Medical Technologies Translite LLC Trauma Gear Tritech North America Tytek Industries Inc University of Pittsburgh Center for Emergency Medicine VBM Medical, USA VCI Mobility VE Ralph & Son Inc Verathon Medical VFIS Vidacare Vitaid Ward Diesel Filter Systems Weldon, A division of Akron Brass Whelen Engineering Company Inc Ziamatic Corp ZOLL February 28 - March 3, 2012 • Baltimore, MD 11
  • 11. ES S Planning, Resources, and Response Needs for Responders to Natural and Man-Made Disasters ON N CE R E D REN A NFE PREP O AL C M TION RORIS A TERN & TER IN TER DISAS MAR B A LT CH 1-3 IMO , 2 R E , 012 MD THURSDAY, March 1 Exhibit Hall 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM OPENING KEYNOTE 1010 PANEL DISCUSSION: Priorities in Terrorism Planning 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 2004 CBRNE and Emerging Science and Technology 2008 Terrorist Bombings Directed 2009 Against Civilians: Saving Lives Richard C. Hunt, MD, FACEP FRIDAY, March 2 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Exhibit Hall 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM The Real WMD: EMS Response to a 4006 EMS Response in the Wake of an IND 4013 Rationale Behind 5011 Suicide Bomb Attack (Improvised Nuclear Device) Interoperable Disaster Triage Donell Harvin, MPH, MPA, EMT-P Lt. Col. John Cuellar (Invited) Richard C. Hunt, MD, FACEP Lt. Cmdr. Janis McCarroll, PE (Invited) 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Decontaminating Victims Following a 4014 Lessons Learned: London 7/7 5012 Large-Scale Chemical Release Jason Killens Mark Kirk, MD (Invited) Deputy Director of Operations London Ambulance Service SATURDAY, March 3 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Exhibit Hall 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM CLOSING KEYNOTE The New Age of Terrorism Clinton R. Van Zandt 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 8000 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EMS Response to the Joplin Tornado 8006 Jason Smith, NREMT-P Rusty Tinney, NREMT-P From the Sidewalk to the Operating 8007 Theater: The Israeli Response to Terrorism and Mass Casualties Guy Caspi, MCI Chief Instructor, Director of Exercises and Operational Training, Maen David Adom in Israel The Challenges and 8013 Complexities of the Pentagon Response Edward Plaugher Supporting Organizations: 12 Register at www.EMSToday.com
  • 12. HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE 2012 EMS TODAY CONFERENCE & EXPO March 1-3, 2012 • Baltimore, MD 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Protecting Responders in the First Hours Following an Anthrax Attack Richard W. Patrick, MS, CFO, EMT-P, FF (Invited) 3010 Rapid Resource Deployment: The Secrets to Major Incident Success Steve Harrison, AAS, EMT-P 5:00 - 7:30 Panel Discussion: Q&A 3013 Representatives of Supporting Organizations and Key Speakers 3011 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Special Events in the Exhibit Hall Terrorism Simulation: Living it in Real-Time J. Harold (Jim) Logan, BS, EMT-P/IC EMS and Black Tags: What to Do When Faced with Mass Fatalities Donell Harvin, MPH, MPA, EMT-P 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM 6006 6007 Triage and Trauma 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: 9008 Reflections from Hurricanes Katrina and Gustav Jullette M. Saussy, MD EMS Lessons Learned: 9015 World Trade Center 9/11/01 Zachary Goldfarb, BS, EMT-P, CHEP, CHSP, CEM John J. Peruggia, BSHS, EMT-P, EFO Tools That Should Be in Your MCI Toolkit A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P 9009 Optimizing the 7010 Prehospital/Hospital Interface: How to Integrate Your Hospitals into Your MCI Team Zachary Goldfarb, BS, EMT-P, CHEP, CHSP, CEM 7011 Care on the Run Guy Caspi, MCI Chief Instructor, Director of Exercises and Operational Training, Maen David Adom in Israel THIS EVENT IS INTENDED FOR: • Emergency Personnel, Supervisors and Managers • Emergency Management Officials (Federal, State, Local) • Homeland Security Officials • International, Federal, Tribal , State, County, and Municipal Government Leadership • Military Personnel (Planning, Operational, Clinical) • Hospital Leadership • University Leadership • Industrial Security Officials Your registration to EMS Today includes access to these sessions. February 28 - March 3, 2012 • Baltimore, MD 13
  • 13. SCHEDULE-AT-A-GLANCE PRECONFERENCE WORKSHOPS Key to NREMT Categories NREMT Categories are indicated in blue next to the appropriate session titles. If no Category is given, the session qualifies as EMS CEH only. A guide to NREMT requirements is located at www.NREMT.org. Ex. ABC = Airway, Breathing, Cardiovascular 12-Leads Made Easy Tim Phalen TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012 TWODAY WORKSHOPS 8:00 AM  5:00 PM Developing and Managing the 0001 Emergency Medical Services Field Training and Evaluation Program Troy Hagen, MBA, EMT-P Skip Kirkwood, MS, JD, EMT-P, EFO, CMO NAEMSE’s Instructor Class, Level II The National Association of EMS Educators 0002 8:00 AM  6:00 PM TraCER – Guiding you to success on your transport certification exam Critical Care Transport Certification Review Course Note: You must register online at www.astna.org TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2012 ONEDAY WORKSHOP 0003 8:00 AM  5:00 PM M-ABC Advanced Airway: Lecture and Cadaver Lab Charlie Eisele, BS, NREMT-P Jim Radcliffe, BS, NREMT-P This class includes lunch and shuttle to off-site location. Class limited to 36 participants. Not intended for EMT-B. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2012 HALFDAY WORKSHOP 9:00 AM  12:00 PM Autopsy Observation at the Maryland 0004 Office of the Chief Medical Examiner Note: This will take place off-site, limited to 50 people, 1.5 CEH. EMS Street Survival First Sergeant Keith A. McMinn TFC Steven F. Proctor Class limited to 25 participants. PHTLS Hybrid Course NAEMT Faculty Class limited to 50 participants. 14 0007 9:00 AM  12:00 PM Autopsy Observation at the Maryland 0015 Office of the Chief Medical Examiner Note: This will take place off-site, limited to 50 people, 1.5 CEH. 1:00 PM  5:00 PM Back to Basics Skills Lab Bill Justice F/F (ret.) NREMT-P, TEMS-I Class limited to 70 participants. Federal Town Hall Meeting Drew Dawson, NHTSA Richard W. Patrick, MS, CFO, EMT-P, FF 0010 8:30 AM  4:30 PM 0011 Train Better 2012 – CentreLearn Administrators Workshop WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012 HALFDAY WORKSHOPS 8:00 AM  12:00 PM 0016 Mini Med School for Paramedics Eric Beck, DO, EMT-P, CCEMT-P Marlea Miano, MD, RN, EMT-P Peter Lazzara, NREMT-P, BS 0008 Emergency Pediatric Hybrid Course 0009 NAEMT Faculty Class limited to 50 participants. 0017 Risk Avoidance in Today’s Challenging EMS Environment Steve Wirth, JD, EMT-P Doug Wolfberg, JD, EMT 0018 Critical Thinking & Item Writing Workshop 0019 Josh McGaughey, CCEMT-P Ultrasound in the Field: Hands-On Workshop William Heegaard, MD, MPH and Clinical Team Class limited to 30 participants. Back to Basics Skills Lab Bill Justice F/F (ret.) NREMT-P, TEMS-I Class limited to 70 participants. 0012 Advanced Tools to Lead Change for Fire Service EMS Guillermo Fuentes, MBA Mike Ragone 0013 Ultrasound in the Field: Hands-On Workshop William Heegaard, MD, MPH and Clinical Team Class limited to 30 participants. 0014 THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012 HALFDAY WORKSHOP 8:00 AM  10:30 AM 0020 Certified Emergency Manager (CEM ®)/Associate Emergency Manager (AEMSM) Examination Note: Register for this exam at www.iaem.com/certification/CEMPrepCourse.htm WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012 ONEDAY WORKSHOPS 0005 8:00 AM  5:00 PM M-ABC 8:00 AM  1:00 PM Advanced Airway: Lecture and Cadaver Lab Charlie Eisele, BS, NREMT-P Jim Radcliffe, BS, NREMT-P This class includes lunch and shuttle to off-site location. Class limited to 36 participants. Not intended for EMT-B. 0006 M-ABC Certified Emergency Manager (CEM ®)/Associate Emergency Manager (AEMSM) Exam Preparatory Course Note: Register for this course at www.iaem.com/certification/CEMPrepCourse.htm Register at www.EMSToday.com 2:00 PM  4:00 PM Certified Critical Care Paramedic (CCP-C®) and Certified Flight Paramedic (FP-C®) Examinations Note: This exam will take place at the Hilton Hotel and you must register online at http://www.bcctpc.org.
  • 14. SCHEDULE-AT-A-GLANCE WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM SUPER SESSIONS 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM BLS/ALS CLINICAL Colors: A Guide for EMS Street Survival Peter Lazzara, NREMT-P, BS 8:15 PM - 9:15 PM 0103 Are You Bagging the Life Out of Your Patients? Jon Politis, MPA, NREMT-P Medical Issues Encountered During Disasters Joe Holley, MD, FACEP ALS CLINICAL Trauma Trends: 0101 Wide Complex Tachycardias What’s Hot, What’s Not? M-TRAUMA Tim Phalen Connie Mattera, RN, MS, TNS, EMT-P EMS Changes, Challenges and 0105 Opportunities Under Healthcare Reform Jay Fitch, PhD EDUCATION My Simulator Just Arrived … Now What Do I Do? Les R. Becker, PhD, NREMT-P Lessons Learned: Tour Bus MCI J. Robert (Rob) Brown, Jr., CFO, EFO Lloyd Runnett, EMT-I 0108 F-MEDICAL 0104 M-ABC EMS LEADERSHIP SPECIAL FOCUS 0107 F-ABC 0106 STAY CONNECTED WITH OUR SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES 0102 SESSION TRACKS The conference sessions are slotted into tracks so you’ll know which session topics are appropriate for you. Here’s how we’ve defined each track: BLS/ALS CLINICAL These sessions are applicable for EMT-B as well as EMT-I and EMT-P, although the material will be more of a refresher for the latter two provider levels. ALS CLINICAL These sessions are intended for EMT-P providers only; the material presented will be at an advanced practitioner level. EMS LEADERSHIP For managers, supervisors and EMS executives, these sessions present the latest topics on government regulations, strategy and practical tools for EMS agencies to be successful. EDUCATION Educators, whether full-time or part-time, will find these sessions of interest as the track presents topics related to instructional design, presentation skills and student interaction. This year, we are presenting a number of sessions that deal with – or use – simulation. Download the EMS Today mobile app to your smart phone and you’ll have the latest information at your fingertips! • Set up your itinerary • Scan for special events • Search for booth #s • Find exhibitors by product category • And much, much more! Make the most of your time and download the app today! SPECIAL FOCUS These are topics of interest to all EMS professionals, regardless of their position or employment. February 28 - March 3, 2012 • Baltimore, MD 15
  • 15. SCHEDULE-AT-A-GLANCE THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM TM BLS/ALS CLINICAL 10:15 AM – 12:15 PM SUPER SESSIONS 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM Discover Simulation: Phases of Sim-Based Learning Presented by Laerdal Medical (open to all attendees) 1000 That’s Not a Missile ... 1001 Report from the Eagles: 2001 Wound Ballistics: 2005 That’s My Head M-TRAUMA What’s Hot, What’s Not? F-ABC Firearms Trauma M-TRAUMA Peter Lazzara, NREMT-P, BS Moderator: Paul E. Pepe, MD, MPH, FACEP, Steven “Kelly” Grayson, CCEMT-P FCCM, MACP Cardiac Update 2012 1002 Panelists: Corey Slovis, MD, FACP, FACEP F-ABC Eric Beck, DO, EMT-P, CCEMT-P Raymond L. Fowler, MD, FACEP Joe Holley, MD, FACEP Corey Slovis, MD, FACP, FACEP ALS CLINICAL Paramedics: 1003 Pediatric Assessment The Airway Elite F-ABC Connie Mattera, RN, MS, Eric Beck, DO, EMT-P, CCEMT-P TNS, EMT-P AV Block Myth Buster Tim Phalen EMS LEADERSHIP 1005 L001 Lunch and Learn L002 2010 Guidelines Are Out, You Renewed, Now What? David B. Hiltz, NREMT-P 1004 M-ABC The Changing Global EMS Climate Jerry Overton Networking Lunch 2002 M-PEDS Rapid Fire Roundtable International Association of EMS Chiefs 2003 Culture Change from the Ground Up Gary Ludwig, MS, EMT-P 2006 Lunch and Learn Jerry Overton EDUCATION EMS Professionals Are 1007 Fed Up with CE … and What to Do About It Greg Friese, MS, NREMT-P SPECIAL FOCUS EMS Blogging and 1008 Social Media: How To Do It and Keep Your Job Steven “Kelly” Grayson, CCEMT-P Crime Scene Management for EMS Gary Ludwig, MS, EMT-P 1009 Register at www.EMSToday.com L003 One Community’s Effort 2007 to Measure, Implement and Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival Kevin Seaman, MD, FACEP Lunch and Learn Steve Wirth, JD, EMT-P Doug Wolfberg, JD, EMT L004 Lunch and Learn Peter Lazzara, BS, EMT-P Successful Grant 1006 Proposals: Assembling the “Expert” Team Janet Smith 16 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM LUNCH SESSIONS L005 What Happened in L006 EMS Research in 2011: PCRF Poster & Research Roundtable Luncheon Baxter Larmon, PhD, MICP Lunch will be provided to the first 75 registrants, first come, first served. CEH is given.
  • 16. SCHEDULE-AT-A-GLANCE THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM EXHIBIT HALL OPEN 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM TM 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM Discover Simulation: Phases of Sim-Based Learning Presented by Laerdal Medical (open to all attendees) BLS/ALS CLINICAL Crush Syndrome Joe Holley, MD, FACEP ALS CLINICAL Head Injuries and Concussions 3002 Connie Mattera, RN, MS, TNS, EMT-P M-TRAUMA 3:30 PM 3:30 PM – CEREMONIES OPENING 5:00 PM OPENING CEREMONIES • STREET MEDICINE SOCIETY/JOHN PRYOR AWARD • Street Medicine Society/John Pryor Award • EMS10:Innovators in EMS Awards AWARDS • EMS10: INNOVATORS IN EMS 3001 M-TRAUMA Complicated AMIs Corey Slovis, MD, FACP, FACEP 3014 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM OPENING KEYNOTE OPENINGKEYNOTE Remembering Why Randolph Mantooth 3003 M-ABC Ten Golden Rules for Prehospital Management of MCIs Paul E. Pepe, MD, MPH, F ACEP, FCCM, MACP 3004 EMS LEADERSHIP Managing Your Agency’s Controlled Drugs: Complying With DEA Regulations Raymond L. Fowler, MD, FACEP 3005 EMS Policy Summit 3012 Advocates for EMS EDUCATION Is It Cheating or Group Problem Solving? Greg Friese, MS, NREMT-P 3006 SPECIAL FOCUS Why You Should Care About 3007 Injury Prevention: Creating a Culture of Safety in EMS Josh Krimston, EMT-P EPIC Paul Maxwell MEDICS Keith Griffiths Jeff Lucia What’s It Like on the Hot Seat? An EMS Mock Cross Examination Steve Wirth, JD, EMT-P Doug Wolfberg, JD, EMT 3008 PCRF Roundtable Baxter Larmon, PhD, MICP 1000 Modern technology has given emergency responders incredible tools that help save more lives than ever before. The Internet and social media have allowed us to instantly share ideas and information with others from all over the world. Johnny and Roy would be envious. Or would they? Have computers, smart phones and all our cutting-edge gadgets caused us to overlook the fact there’s a living, breathing human being in front of us - someone who needs eye contact, a reassuring voice, or a trembling hand held? That’s what made Johnny and Roy, and the professionals they portrayed, so special to millions around the globe. No, Johnny and Roy didn’t have all the high-tech, 21st century hardware we have today, but they had compassion for their patients, and passion for their calling. Randy’s presentation will remind us that it’s not so much about the “business” as it is about people. Don’t miss his inspiring keynote address that will lead us back to the heart of why we do what we do. Randolph Mantooth* starred as firefighter/paramedic Johnny Gage in the iconic television series Emergency! which debuted 40 years ago. This show was the first to portray paramedics in America and significantly advanced the adoption and implementation of advanced life support throughout the world. For more information on Randy and his schedule of appearances, please visit www.RandolphMantooth.com, and follow him on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/RandolphMantooth. *(Celebrity appearance subject to change.) 3009 February 28 - March 3, 2012 • Baltimore, MD 17
  • 17. SCHEDULE-AT-A-GLANCE FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EXHIBIT HALL OPEN NEW PRODUCT DISPLAY, VOTE FOR POPULAR CHOICE. COOKING COMPETION 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM SUPER SESSION BLS/ALS CLINICAL 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Cold Water Drowning and 5001 Accidental Hypothermia M-MEDICAL Edward Dickinson, MD, FACEP, NREMT-P Improvised Explosive 4001 Devices and Blast Injuries Anthony L. Mitchell, M-TRAUMA Lt Col, USAF, MC, FS, MD, FACEP/FAAEM 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Lethal Exposures: 6001 Carbon Monoxide and Cyanide Mike McEvoy, PhD, NRP, RN, CCRN Cardiac Update 2012 Corey Slovis, MD, FACP, FACEP Session repeated from Thursday Eagles Lightning Round 4002 Moderator: Paul E. Pepe, MD, MPH, FACEP, FCCM, MACP Panelists: Eric Beck, DO, EMT-P, CCEMT-P Raymond L. Fowler, MD, FACEP Joe Holley, MD, FACEP Corey Slovis, MD, FACP, FACEP 5002 F-ABC Medical Issues Encountered 5003 During Disasters F-MEDICAL Joe Holley, MD, FACEP Session repeated from Wednesday ALS CLINICAL 6002 Sepsis: Recognizing 5004 Penetrating Trauma the Silent Killer M-TRAUMA Edward Dickinson, MD, FACEP, NREMT-P Steven “Kelly” Grayson, CCEMT-P Beyond the Basics of 4008 Thoracic Trauma Steven “Kelly” Grayson, CCEMT-P Advances in Trauma Care: 5005 Are Preoperative M-TRAUMA Interventions Elemental or Detrimental? Paul E. Pepe, MD, MPH, FACEP, FCCM, MACP EMS LEADERSHIP EDUCATION 4009 Advanced Practice 5006 How Clean is Your Ambulance? Paramedics: The Wake Katherine H. West, BSN, MSEd, CIC County Model Skip Kirkwood, MS, JD, EMT-P, EFO, CMO It Takes a Leader … Not a Manager Gary Ludwig, MS, EMT-P Best Practices in 4003 Fire-Based EMS J. Robert (Rob) Brown, Jr., CFO, EFO Gary Ludwig, MS, EMT-P John Sinclair, EMT-P Tips for Submitting a Winning RFP Response Janet Smith Breathing Life Into Your 4004 Presentations: Using Games to Teach John Dillon, NREMT-P 5007 Don’t Lose Your Cool: 4011 National Registry Update Dealing with Problem Students William E. Brown, Jr., RN, MS, NREMT-P Rommie Duckworth, LP A Simulation Is Only an 5008 Simulation—It’s More 4012 Excuse for a Debriefing Neil Coker, BS, EMT-P Than Just a Manikin: Lessons Learned Using Simulation for Health Professions Education Neil Coker, BS, EMT-P Three “Hot” Legal Case 4010 Studies and “Lessons Learned” for EMS Management Steve Wirth, JD, EMT-P Doug Wolfberg, JD, EMT Enhancing Airway 4005 Competency with Simulation Criss Brainard, EMT-P Rick Rod, RN, BCEN, NREMT-P 6003 6004 CECBEMS Accreditation for Your Department Liz Sibley, MA 6005 Terrorism Simulation: Living It In Real-Time J. Harold (Jim) Logan, BS, EMT-P/IC 6006 TM TM TM SPECIAL FOCUS The Real WMD: 4006 EMS Response to a Suicide Bomb Attack Donell Harvin, MPH, MPA, EMT-P New/Hot Products 4007 at EMS Today Jeffrey Lindsey, PhD, EMT-P, EFO, CFO 18 Register at www.EMSToday.com 6007 Infection Control 5009 EMS and Black Tags: M-TRAUMA Myth Busting F-MEDICAL What To Do When Faced With Mass Fatalities Katherine H. West, BSN, MSEd, CIC Donell Harvin, MPH, MPA, EMT-P No Longer Will Inadequate 5010 Response Be Tolerated By the Public! Clay Richmond, BS, NREMT-P
  • 18. SCHEDULE-AT-A-GLANCE FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012 & SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2012 FRIDAY, 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM JEMS GAMES FINAL Edward Dickinson, MD, FACEP, NREMT-P 7012 SATURDAY EXHIBIT HALL OPEN 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM FRIDAY 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM BLS/ALS CLINICAL SATURDAY 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM The Past, Present, and Future 7001 of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: M-ABC Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going Raymond L. Fowler, MD, FACEP Legal Highs Our Patients Are On 7002 Dennis Edgerly, AAS, EMT-P M-MEDICAL ALS CLINICAL Pediatric Respiratory Issues Morgen Bernius, MD, MS, FACEP, FAAP New Technologies in Non-Invasive Monitoring Mike McEvoy, PhD, NRP, RN, CCRN 7003 M-PEDS 7004 F-ABC 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM CLOSING CEREMONIES • Prehospital Care Research Forum Awards SATURDAY 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM SUPER SESSIONS Basic Aspects of Wounds and Wound Care: Using Food to Demonstrate Common Injuries Thomas E. Platt, EdD, NREMT-P Walt Stoy, PhD, EMT-P 8001 M-TRAUMA Improvised Explosive Devices and 8002 Blast Injurie M-TRAUMA Anthony L. Mitchell, Lt Col, USAF, MC, FS, MD, FACEP/FAAEM • James O. Page/JEMS Award Session repeated from Friday • 10th Annual Nicholas Rosecrans Awards • 9th Annual JEMS Games Medals Ceremony • New Products Awards Clinical Physiology/ Pharmacology of Airway and Ventilation Management for ALS Christopher T. Stephens, MD, MS, NREMT-P 8003 M-ABC 8000 CLOSING KEYNOTE EMS LEADERSHIP The New Age of Terrorism Clinton R. Van Zandt What is the current threat posed by terrorists world-wide … and might they strike again in America? EDUCATION Enhance Your PowerPoint: 7005 Using Adobe Photoshop and Elements John Dillon, NREMT-P How to Secure Funding for Your Sim Lab Peter Lazzara, NREMT-P, BS SPECIAL FOCUS 7006 EMS and Health Care Reform: What Are They Going to Ask of Us Skip Kirkwood, MS, JD, EMT-P EFO, CMO , 7007 TM Volunteers in Action: Q and A Roundtable Moderator: Jeremy Mothershed, NREMT-P Panel: Matt Golueke, NREMT-P V. Eric W. May, Jr, NREMT-P Karen McQuaid, MBA Clint Van Zandt will discuss the history of both international and domestic terrorism. Using recent case studies. Van Zandt will discuss ways to identify suicide terrorists and how EMS can serve as an integral component to homeland protection and response. As a former supervisor with the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit and US Army Intelligence Agent, Clint’s presentations are always interesting, dynamic and educational. He’ll leave you with valuable insights Marketing Your Department via and critical information that can help Social Media: Get What You Want for you better understand human behavior. Your Service 8004 8005 Rommie Duckworth, LP The Illusion of Attention: How Did I Miss That? Rommie Duckworth, LP 7008 Advancing Your Career in EMS Thomas E. Platt, EdD, NREMT-P Walt Stoy, PhD, EMT-P 7009 Clinton R. Van Zandt, a former FBI Profiler and Hostage Negotiator, is an NBC/ MSNBC Analyst and a well-known author and television /radio commentator concerning crime and human behavior. February 28 - March 3, 2012 • Baltimore, MD 19
  • 19. SCHEDULE-AT-A-GLANCE TUESDAY, FEB 28 - WEDNESDAY, FEB 29, 2012 SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2012 SATURDAY 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM BLS/ALS CLINICAL ALS CLINICAL SATURDAY 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM Chemical Suicides: Responding 8008 Pediatric Medicine: Seizures, Croup, 9001 to Deathtraps M-MEDICAL and Parents F-PEDS Mike McEvoy, PhD, NRP, RN, CCRN Mike McEvoy, PhD, NRP, RN, CCRN Until Death Do Us Part: 9002 Intimate Partner Violence F-TRAUMA Cathleen W. Vandenbraak, BSN, MHA/MBA, CEN, CCRN, CFRN, FP-C Old is New Again: The Full Circle of EMS Thomas E. Platt, EdD, NREMT-P Walt Stoy, PhD, EMT-P 9003 Things Are Not As They Seem, Part I 8009 Things Are Not As They Seem, Part II F-MEDICAL Owen T. Traynor, MD, FAAEM F-MEDICAL Owen T. Traynor, MD, FAAEM Trauma and Pregnancy Cathleen W. Vandenbraak, BSN, MHA/MBA, CEN, CCRN, CFRN, FP-C Hypertensive Issues 8010 Infarct Imposters in Pregnancy M-OB Dennis Edgerly, AAS, EMT-P Cathleen W. Vandenbraak, BSN, MHA/MBA, CEN, CCRN, CFRN, FP-C EMS LEADERSHIP SATURDAY 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM 9004 F-ABC EMS Leadership: What We Can Learn from the Marine Corps Skip Kirkwood, MS, JD, EMT-P, EFO, CMO Medical Innovations 9011 from the Battlefield M-TRAUMA Stacy Shackelford, MD, FACS, Colonel, USAF Understanding Heart Failure Dennis Edgerly, AAS, EMT-P 9013 M-ABC 8012 EDUCATION Using Audience Response Pads: Know What Your Students Know John Dillon, NREMT-P 9006 SPECIAL FOCUS Memphis Case Study: Leadership and Mentoring J. Harold (Jim) Logan, BS, EMT-P/IC 9007 De-Cluttering Your PowerPoint John Dillon, NREMT-P A 1-YEAR SUBSCRIPTION TO JEMS IS INCLUDED IN YOUR CONFERENCE REGISTRATION! JEMS is the most authoritative source of EMS information worldwide, dedicated to the improvement of patient care in the prehospital setting. Each month you’ll find everything you need to advance your career: news, clinical articles, industry surveys, product reviews and more. If you are a new subscriber, please wait 6-8 weeks after the conference for your first issue. If you are already a subscriber, 12 issues will be added on to your current subscription. (A value of $44) 20 9012 M-OB 8011 Chief Officer Survival: Crisis Communications 9005 Skip Kirkwood, MS, JD, EMT-P, EFO, CMO Anything You Write Will be Used Against You: Protecting Your QA Documents From Legal Discovery Steve Wirth, JD, EMT-P Doug Wolfberg, JD, EMT 9010 Register at www.EMSToday.com 9014
  • 20. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28 & WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012 8:00 PM – 6:00 PM TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012 TraCER – Guiding You to TWODAY WORKSHOPS 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Developing and Managing the Emergency Medical Services Field Training and Evaluation Program Troy Hagen, MBA, EMT-P Skip Kirkwood, MS, JD, EMT-P, EFO, CMO This class is intended for EMS supervisors, educators, managers and executives who want to develop a sound, legally-defensible field training and evaluation program (FTEP) to smoothly and effectively integrate new employees into their agencies or to strengthen and solidify an existing field training program. It is not intended for individual paramedics selected to or seeking to become EMS field training officers. Many senior EMS officers believe that once a new paramedic completes pre-service training, he/she should be ready to “hit the street” and function as a productive member of a two-person ambulance crew. In many agencies, this new paramedic will be expected to lead an EMT partner and to provide first-line advanced life support to critical patients. In today’s EMS environment, this approach is no longer viable. EMS agencies must fill in the gaps in cognitive, psychomotor and affective performance for new personnel to be successful in the field. Liability is something every senior office must be aware of and guard against, and professional, valid, documented training is the key to liability mitigation. Upon completion of this 16-hour program, you will be able to implement the EMS-FTEP in your EMS agency. NAEMSE’s Instructor Course, Level II The National Association of EMS Educators This course was designed to compliment Level I by using feedback from NAEMSE members who have taken and taught in the initial EMS Instructor Course. Level II is representative of the 2002 National Guidelines for EMS Educators and will provide educators and program directors with the tools and information needed to further build their leadership skills, technology skills and to better evaluate programs, students, and faculty. This Level II workshop includes an on-line portion, to be completed in advance, that will enhance the two day in-person sessions. Participants will be required to complete the on-line portion, attend the face-to-face course, and successfully complete a final examination to receive a course completion certificate. Class limited to 50 participants. Success on Your Transport Certification Exam Critical Care Transport Certification Review Course This fast-paced two-day course helps to prepare clinicians for the critical care transport certification exams: CCP-C®, CFRN®, CTRN®, and FP-C®. Presented by currently certified nurses and paramedics, the program reviews the advanced clinical and operational material that certification-eligible critical care transport providers are expected to understand. This course offers a thorough review of complex subject matter such as trauma patient management and stabilization, ground safety and transport fundamentals, FAR Part 135 survival issues and CAMTS flight safety standards, acid base balance and ventilator management, neurologic patient care, toxic exposure and environmental emergencies, obstetrical emergencies, neonatal and pediatric emergencies, burns, flight physiology, cardiovascular pathophysiology, hemodynamics, and general medical patient management. Participants will receive a comprehensive study guide before the course and two full days of interactive presentations on site. Developed by the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, the International Association of Flight & Critical Care Paramedics (IAFCCP) and the Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association (ASTNA). Questions? Contact the IAFCCP office at 770-979-6372. Note: You must register online at www.astna.org or www.flightparamedic.org. (Member discounts apply) TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2012 ONEDAY WORKSHOP 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Advanced Airway: Lecture and Cadaver Lab Charlie Eisele, BS, NREMT-P Jim Radcliffe, BS, NREMT-P This comprehensive workshop will challenge your knowledge and review everything from basic to advanced airway management skills. This course focuses on identification and management of the difficult airway in trauma patients via classroom lecture, followed by a cadaver lab. In the lab, students will have the opportunity to learn new techniques from experienced faculty as well as each other. Students will also have the opportunity to learn the pros and cons of various types of airway supplies and equipment. Note: Workshop will take place off-site , will include lunch and shuttle to off-site location and will also be presented on Wednesday, February 29. Class limited to 36 students, not intended for EMT-B. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28 , 2012 HALFDAY WORKSHOP 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Autopsy Observation Here’s your chance to learn about the role of the Medical Examiner and earn 1.5 hours of CEH. Tour Maryland’s state-of-the-art Forensic Medical Center and view a forensic autopsy. You will also have a chance to solve your own crime scene in the Francis Glessner Lee Nutshell collection. This collection of miniature crime scenes will give you insight as to what evidence the medical examiner observes during a death investigation. You must register in advance to attend; limit of 50 registrants; 1.5 CEH; $15 fee to cover EMS Today registration process. Please note: The observation room has a viewing platform that is reached via stairs, there is no handicap access; viewing is standing room only. The Maryland Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is approximately 1.3 miles from the convention center, directions will be provided to registrants. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012 ONEDAY WORKSHOPS 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Advanced Airway: Lecture and Cadaver Lab Charlie Eisele, BS, NREMT-P Jim Radcliffe, BS, NREMT-P See course description on Tuesday. This class includes lunch and shuttle to off-site location. Class limited to 36 participants. Not intended for EMT-B. 12-Leads Made Easy Tim Phalen This workshop is designed specifically to help EMS professionals become comfortable and confident using the 12-lead ECG. The program starts right at the beginning with the essentials of STEMI recognition and builds from there to include key aspects such as a simple strategy to deal with the STEMI Impostors (noninfarct causes of ST elevation), 15 and 18 leads ECGs, and recognizing STEMI in the presence of LBBB. Also included are important practical issues such as how to obtain a clear and accurate ECG, the best time to obtain an ECG and making it work in the real world. EMS Street Survival First Sergeant Keith A. McMinn TFC Steven F. Proctor Emergency Medical Services providers place themselves at risk on a daily basis. Biohazards, chemicals, traffic, water, electricity, fire and hazardous materials of all kinds may endanger rescue workers during patient care activities. EMS workers have been given extensive training directed at protecting themselves while working in this field. 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  • 21. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012 ignored by traditional EMS training. Yet, most EMS systems report an increase in attacks on their personnel by patients, bystanders, family members and others who may be present at a patient care incident. In addition, EMS providers around the country are being asked to support high risk law enforcement operations and respond to active shooter incidents. This is designed to give EMS providers of all levels an overview of basic officer survival. It will cover types of situations that may involve violence to rescue workers and actions to take if confronted with weapons or a sudden attack. The afternoon will involve hands-on scenarios with simulated weapons and attacks. It is not meant to replace police presence on potentially violent scenes, but to give a margin of protection where no law enforcement is present. Class limited to 25 participants. PHTLS Hybrid Course NAEMT Faculty This PHTLS Hybrid workshop will allow you to obtain PHTLS certification in one day. By taking lectures online prior to EMS Today, you will spend one day perfecting your trauma skills and honing critical thinking ability as it applies to the critical trauma patient. The online portion of the program consists of the same lecture topics as the original PHTLS course, but allows you to take it at your own pace, while on-duty or in the quiet of your home. The onsite workshop takes the knowledge gained during the online portion of the program and applies it to actual trauma scenarios. This PHTLS course is open to all levels of prehospital providers. CECBEMSapproved for 16 hours of continuing education credit and meets the requirements for NREMT recertification in the trauma section. Class limited to 50 participants. Emergency Pediatric Hybrid Course NAEMT Faculty The Emergency Pediatric Hybrid Course (EPC) allows you to gain a great knowledge of dealing with our pediatric population. From Common Medical Emergencies to Hypoperfusion and Shock to Cardiac Emergencies, EPC offers a look at the best way to treat and manage pediatric patients. With our unique hybrid course, you’ll take the first 8 hours of the course within a 2 week period prior to EMS Today, and then attend a one day 8-hour hands-on and skills component. This will allow you to gain 16 hours of this much-needed continuing education … while only sitting in class for 8 hours. Class limited to 50 participants. Federal Town Hall Meeting Drew Dawson, NHTSA Richard W. Patrick, , MS, CFO, EMT-P, FF Now is your chance to ask our Federal partners questions pertaining to EMS in the U.S. The Federal panelists will provide brief overviews of their respective 22 EMS activities followed by a moderated question and response period. Invited Panelists Representing: DHS Office of Health Affairs; DHS U.S. Fire Administration; DHS Science & Technology; DOT NHTSA Office of EMS; Health & Human Services; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; NIOSH; and DOL Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This workshop is open to all interested attendees at no charge. 4 CEH will be given. 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Train Better 2012 – CentreLearn Administrators Workshop CentreLearn is pleased to announce “Train Better 2012”. Have you ever wondered how to best use your CentreLearn Learning Management System? Have you been curious how other administrators are using CentreLearn? Have you thought about how to take CentreLearn beyond the online environment? Come join us to learn Best Practices for delivering and tracking training in your Learning Management System. See demonstrations of the CentreLearn features that will maximize your investment and make your life easier. Network with other CentreLearn administrators for ideas about how other organizations are optimizing online education. This is our first annual workshop for current CentreLearn training officers, educators and administrators. For more information, please contact Joan Price at 877-435-9309. Note: Workshop open to CentreLearn Solutions clients. The workshop fee is $150 per organization and includes registration for two attendees, lunch, coffee and soda, and snacks; fee for additional attendees from the same company is $75 per person. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012 HALFDAY WORKSHOPS 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Back to Basics Skills Lab Bill Justice F/F (ret.) NREMT-P, TEMS-I Imagine an EMS haunted house or a kid’s playground on steroids that offers multiple skills stations: visionlimited assessments, treatment concepts in awkward positions, realistic obstacles in patient assessment, and a guaranteed educational challenge for all participants. The material will follow NREMT patient care guidelines. This is not your typical lecture or hands-on class, and will include these topic areas: 1. Patient assessment: Includes review of non-complicated assessment, trauma assessment, vision limited assessment and remote assessment. 2. Airway; Basic airway management including oral/ nasal airways, bvm, suctioning manual maneuvers, and the King LTD. Register at www.EMSToday.com 3. Splinting: Extremity immobilization techniques using commercial and self-made splinting material. 4. Tourniquets: Presents several of the “most effective” tourniquets on the market. 5. Bandaging: This station covers several different bandage and dressing types to include pressure bandages and hemostatic dressings. 6. C-Spine Restriction: Includes manual restriction, ccollar application, helmet removal, and back boarding. 7. Patient extraction: Review of complicated patient extraction scenarios, drags, pulls, lifts and carries will be presented and practiced. 8. BLS/CPR: Affirmation of the ECC BLS care for all patient age groups, AED and ITD use. 9. MCI/Triage: Review of mass casualty triage and treatment practices. Participants should dress comfortably for crawling, lying and/or kneeling. Note: If you are motion-limited, you may still attend, the instructor staff will accommodate all participants to allow a memorable experience for all who attend. Class limited to 70 participants. Workshop also offered at 1:00 pm. Advanced Tools to Lead Change for Fire Service EMS Guillermo Fuentes, MBA Mike Ragone What if the fire service deployed like an EMS agency? Many fire departments are discovering that they are more like an EMS agency that has occasional fires. So what if we built our fire department with a primary focus on EMS, yet still provided fire service? What would it look like, how would it respond? Join Mike Ragone and Guillermo Fuentes in this in-depth session on what it takes to be a high performance fire department. Ultrasound in the Field: Hands-On Workshop William Heegaard, MD, MPH and Clinical Team Bedside ultrasound can have a positive impact on the management of patients in the ED setting and this success may be easily translated into the prehospital setting. This workshop will be a combination of didactic presentations followed by hands-on scanning sessions. Areas of focus will include: Physics and Ultrasound Imaging Optimization, FAST Exam which includes abdominal anatomy, positioning, transducers and normal/abnormal findings and the FATE Exam which includes cardiac anatomy, positioning, transducers and normal/abnormal findings. This is a great way for you to get hands-on experience using ultrasound. Workshop also offered at 1:00 pm. Class limited to 30 participants.
  • 22. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Certified Emergency Manager (CEM ®)/Associate Emergency Manager (AEMSM) Exam Preparatory Course The CEM®/AEMSM Exam Prep Course is intended for professional emergency managers interested in obtaining the CEM®/AEMSM designation. A Certified Emergency Manager is an individual who possesses the knowledge, skills and abilities to effectively manage a comprehensive disaster/emergency management program. The Certified Emergency Manager/Associate Emergency Manager Exam Preparatory Course includes a review of CEM® program requirements (experience, education, professional contributions and more) as well as explanation of the AEMSM program requirements; application procedures, tips for successful program completion; an overview of the CEM®/AEMSM exam, the standards upon which the exam is based, sample exam questions along with a Q&A period. Participants should come prepared to ask specific questions related to the program and/or to their personal credentials submission. 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Autopsy Observation See course description on Tuesday. You must register in advance to attend; limit of 50 registrants; 1.5 CEH; $15 fee to cover EMS Today registration process. Please note: The observation room has a viewing platform that is reached via stairs, there is no handicap access; viewing is standing room only. The Maryland Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is approximately 1.3 miles from the convention center, directions will be provided to registrants. 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Back to Basics Skills Lab Bill Justice F/F (ret.) NREMT-P, TEMS-I Workshop also offered at 8:00 am; please see course description above. Class limited to 70 participants. Mini Med School for Paramedics Eric Beck, DO, EMT-P, CCEMT-P Marlea Miano, MD, RN, EMT-P Peter Lazzara, NREMT-P, BS This lecture is for ALS providers who are looking to advance his/her knowledge base with medical school level lectures relevant to EMS providers. Important concepts in physiology, hemodynamic monitoring, and clinical assessment will be discussed. An introduction to radiological interpretation will be presented for chest x-rays and CT scans of the head. A collection of rare ICU cases will be presented in an EMS/field relevant context. The session will conclude with Q&A and panel discussion on topics discussed. You’ll cover: • 1 hour on important medical school level physiological, hemodynamic monitoring, and clinical assessment skills for paramedics • 1 hour on basic chest x-ray and CT head interpretation skills • 1 hour on rare cases – lessons from ICU for the field • 1 hour on Integrative Simulation Scenarios and Q&A with Physician/Paramedics Risk Avoidance in Today’s Challenging EMS Environment Steve Wirth, JD, EMT-P Doug Wolfberg, JD, EMT Join Steve Wirth and Doug Wolfberg for a dynamic and interactive executive workshop on the legal issues you need to know about to avoid the “quicksand” of EMS liability. We’ll address the latest “hot topics,” using case studies and actual court decisions on issues involving: labor and employment law, reimbursement law and legal compliance, patient privacy under the new HIPAA regulations, employee discipline and discharge issues. We’ll discuss the latest legal issues you face in an increasingly busy and economically challenging EMS environment and the impact of the health care reform law on EMS risk management. Take advantage of PWW’s national experience and insight into the legal world of EMS by attending this practical workshop. Critical Thinking & Item Writing Workshop Josh McGaughey, CCEMT-P This hands-on workshop, conducted by an experienced EMS item writer facilitator, teaches EMS instructors how to develop test items that promote critical thinking. This course will help you: • write critical thinking test items • develop test items using alternate formats • use housekeeping tips to design a writing-style protocol • tweak test items to make them into critical thinking items. Ultrasound in the Field: Hands-On Workshop William Heegaard, MD, MPH and Clinical Team Workshop also offered at 8:00 am; please see course description above. Class limited to 30 participants. 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Certified Emergency Manager (CEM ®)/Associate Emergency Manager (AEMSM) Examination To sit for the exam you must have paid the application fee in full. Candidates will have one year from their date of the exam to submit their credentials for review. Note: You must register directly with the association: http:// www.iaem.com/certification/CEMPrepCourse.htm. Registration Fee: $325 for IAEM members, $450 for non-members. THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012 HALFDAY WORKSHOP 8:00 AM  10:30 AM Certified Critical Care Paramedic (CCP-C®) and Certified Flight Paramedic (FP-C®) Examinations The expectation for the CCP-C® exam candidate and/ or the FP-C® exam candidate is a mastery of current trends and therapies in critical care transport medicine in a flight or ground environment, as well as a significant knowledge of ACLS, PALS, NALS and BTLS/ITLS. FP-C® exam candidates should also have a significant knowledge of flight physiology and current CAMTS flight safety standards. The certification exams are not meant to test entry-level knowledge, but rather the experienced paramedic’s advanced skill level. Questions? Please call the BCCTPC office at 770-9789-4400. Note: Register for this course at http://www.bcctpc.org. Registration fee is $175 for IAFP Members, $275 for non-members. Review course held on Tuesday-Wednesday, see earlier description. This exam will take place at the Hilton Hotel. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012 SUPER SESSIONS 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM ALS CLINICAL Trauma Trends: What’s Hot, What’s Not? Connie Mattera, RN, MS, TNS, EMT-P Our understanding of how to best manage patients with significant trauma has been revolutionized based on recent military experience and civilian research. It’s hard to wrap our minds around the changes in thought surrounding airway management, vascular access and IV fluid administration, hemostasis, tourniquets, not putting patients in the Trendelenburg position, and the early need for oxygen carrying capacity. The jury is still debating whether we should warm ‘em up or cool ‘em down and the debunking of the “golden hour” may seem like heresy, but is true, nonetheless. Let’s follow the evidence to reduce our variations in practice and offer these patients the best possible chance for optimal outcomes. SPECIAL FOCUS Lessons Learned: Tour Bus MCI J. Robert (Rob) Brown, Jr., CFO, EFO Lloyd Runnett, EMT-I In the early morning hours of May 30, 2011, Lloyd Runnett was dispatched with Virginia’s Division 1 Heavy Tactical Rescue Team to a fully loaded, overturned tour bus on I-95 in Caroline County, Va. This accident resulted in a major MCI that required a multi-jurisdictional response to mitigate. 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  • 23. WEDNESDAY, FEB. 29 & THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012 will share a few of the best practices they learned from the experience in MCI management. 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM BLS/ALS CLINICAL Colors: A Guide for EMS Street Survival Peter Lazzara, BS, EMT-P Gangs pose a real threat to today’s EMS providers’ safety and directly effects how we conduct business in the streets. “Colors” takes an up-close and personal look at these serious dangers and offers ways you can minimize the risks of providing street medicine. ALS CLINICAL Wide Complex Tachycardias Tim Phalen Let’s face it, Ventricular Tachycardia and SVT with aberrant conduction can look very much alike. Making matters worse is the fact that the clinical presentation is often not helpful in differentiating the two. While it may not be a black and white decision, there are some ECG clues that would suggest either VT or SVT with aberrant conduction is present. Come to this session and review what those ECG clues might be. EMS LEADERSHIP EMS Changes, Challenges and Opportunities Under Healthcare Reform Jay Fitch, PhD EMS service models are changing. Some agencies are building a wall around their squad while others are building a bridge to the future. Whether career or volunteer, you need to know how healthcare reform will impact your service, what opportunities exist and how you can be ready to take advantage of the changes. EDUCATION My Simulator Just Arrived … Now What Do I Do? Les R. Becker, PhD, NREMT-P Full-body medical patient simulation has established itself as an important educational and training modality in EMS. While the simulation literature is relatively rich in theoretical and applied works defining the art of simulation in the areas of medicine and nursing, few prescriptions and little guidance are available for the EMS educator. This brand-neutral presentation will provide the EMS educator with the tools to incorporate rich simulation experiences into their everyday training. The areas covered will include: • simulator types and implications for the educator • educational models and scenario design • developing goals and objectives • fidelity in medical simulation • approaches to debriefing. 24 8:15 PM – 9:15 PM BLS/ALS CLINICAL Are You Bagging the Life Out of Your Patients? Jon Politis, MPA, NREMT-P We used to think the basic skill of ventilation was simple and uncomplicated ... or, just “bag ‘em.” Successful ventilation and oxygenation is deceptively complicated in how it can impact blood flow, blood chemistry, cerebral perfusion and ultimately patient outcomes. This presentation is a “back to basics” presentation on the “ABCs” of ventilation and oxygenation based upon current resuscitation science. BLS/ALS CLINICAL Medical Issues Encountered During Disasters Joe Holley, MD, FACEP This session covers operational, clinical, and administrative issues related to disaster medicine. The clinical topics are heavily emphasized, and supplemented with pictures from major disasters around the world. THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM TM Discover Simulation: Phases of Sim-Based Learning Presented by Laerdal Medical Join Laerdal Medical along with industry leading experts in this series of workshops and learn how to optimize your simulation training as we maneuver through the phases of sim-based learning. This full day of interconnected workshops reveal a four-step process that progress from needs assessment through post exercise evaluation. Complete participation of these workshops will provide you many of the tools necessary to maximize the impact of your simulation training. This course will help you: • Assess the needs for realistic, performance based training • Design and develop standardized learning experiences • Prepare for and implement sim-based training • Debrief and measure competency after sim-based training Trainers and students alike will benefit from the knowledge and tools gained during these workshops. Every attendee will receive a “Discover Simulation Toolkit” that provides CE-credited resources plus guided instruction and content necessary to perform a simulation training exercise! Take advantage of this unique opportunity to bring back a high-quality educational experience to your organization! Open to all attendees, pre-registration is required. Register at www.EMSToday.com 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM BLS/ALS CLINICAL That’s Not a Missile ... That’s My Head Peter Lazzara, NREMT-P, BS The leading cause of pediatric mortality is trauma; the leading cause of trauma death is head injury. This lecture looks at the anatomical and emotional development differences of the pediatric patient which puts them at risk. The “Missile” presentation will provide the prehospital provider with a better understanding of assessment of the traumatic brain-injured child as well as treatment and transport priorities in TBI management. BLS/ALS CLINICAL Cardiac Update 2012 Corey Slovis, MD, FACP, FACEP The new AHA/ACC ACLS and BCLS recommendations have changed. This session will focus on reviewing all the major changes in treating cardiac arrests with a focus on those most import to EMS. Updates on the use of atropine, adenosine, and therapeutic hypothermia will be Among the ALS changes discussed. Dr. Slovis will also discuss optimal early airway and BLS care including compression only CPR, supraglottic airways and no endotracheal intubation protocols, and will present five step protocols for the five common cardiac arrest rhythms. ALS CLINICAL Paramedics: The Airway Elite Eric Beck, DO, EMT-P, CCEMT-P As a paramedic turned physician, Dr. Eric Beck feels strongly that paramedic intubation is an important skill that is vital in the prehospital setting. However, prehospital intubation requires that both paramedics and medical directors employ this skill responsibly (CQI, medical oversight, #s to ensure competency/proficiency, good back up plan, good equipment, etc). Dr. Beck will introduce the Chicago Paramedic Airway Study (CPAS) as an example of CQI and prehospital airway research. This lecture uses his personal experience of being named in a wrongful death prehospital airway lawsuit and will cover the following on prehospital airway management: • airway anatomy and strategies for dealing with the anatomical challenges that contribute to prehospital airway difficulty (missed tubes, poor visualization, tube confirmation errors, and inadequate documentation) • current literature on intubation techniques to improve visualization by positioning and manipulation of anatomy will be presented • a review of the medical-legal issues in emergency airway management • suggestions on how to become your own airway expert and enthusiast • introduction of the US Coast Guard motto “semper paratus” (always prepared) as a guiding philosophy in prehospital airway management.
  • 24. THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012 ALS CLINICAL AV Block Myth Buster Tim Phalen Is a third degree AV block worst than a first degree AV block? Does 2:1 conduction indicate a Mobitz Type II AV Block? What are the causes of an AV block? There are a lot of misconceptions about AV blocks out there and this session examines some of them to see which ones hold up under scrutiny. (Hint: there may be some surprises here). EMS LEADERSHIP The Changing Global EMS Climate Jerry Overton Once the recognized leader in EMS, the U.S. is being seriously challenged globally, especially in system design strategies, innovation, and advance care techniques. Noted global EMS leader Jerry Overton outlines the reasons and explains how differences between those countries and the U. S. can serve as lessons learned in the face of ever-increasing demand with ever-decreasing resources. EMS LEADERSHIP Successful Grant Proposals: Assembling the “Expert” Team Janet Smith Are you interested in applying for grant funds or trying to make an existing grant’s profile shift to meet your need? Janet Smith offers her “catbird “ perspective during this comprehensive look at the shift from individual grants to bigger and more significant grant opportunities facilitated by presenting a diverse and “expert team.” Using numerous case studies, a little grant writing 101 and the competitive edge that a great team and technology produces, attendees will take home numerous tips for approaching those “big difference” grants for their service or region. EDUCATION EMS Professionals Are Fed Up with CE … and What to Do About It Greg Friese, MS, NREMT-P EMS professionals are fed up with the continuing education they endure to meet certification and licensure requirements. The current one size fits all model of continuing education delivers a broad reach of content with little depth. Continuing education rarely accounts for previous experience or individual performance data. It does not challenge or incentivize EMS professionals to learn more than what they have already been taught. After briefly reviewing the current state of continuing education the presentation will describe a conceptual model of an independent learning plan for EMS professionals. The presentation will include specific strategies to implement the pillars of the learning plan to meet regulatory requirements while also delivering continuing education that honors an EMS professional’s experience, knowledge, and time. SPECIAL FOCUS EMS Blogging and Social Media: How To Do It and Keep Your Job Steven “Kelly” Grayson, CCEMT-P In December 2006, Kelly Grayson started “A Day In the Life of an Ambulance Driver,” one of the first EMS blogs on the Internet. Since then, it has garnered well over 2 million unique visitors and 5 million page views. Join the ”EMS Blogfather” as he discusses social media and blogging in the current healthcare environment, how to build an audience for your blog, how to educate and entertain via blogging and podcasting, and how to do all of the above without running afoul of HIPAA or your agency’s social media policy. SPECIAL FOCUS Crime Scene Management for EMS Gary Ludwig, MS, EMT-P The O.J. Simpson trial in the 1990s and several other recent highly-publicized court trials have shown the importance of how forensic evidence factors into a guilty or not-guilty verdict. EMS and fire personnel can damage or alter forensic evidence every time they enter a crime scene. In this quite graphic presentation, Gary Ludwig, a seasoned veteran of 34 years, provides information on how fire and EMS personnel can still perform life-saving techniques while preserving much needed evidence on a crime scene. OPENING KEYNOTE International Conference on Disaster & Terrorism Preparedness 10:15 AM – 12:15 PM SUPER SESSIONS BLS/ALS CLINICAL Report from the Eagles: What’s Hot, What’s Not Moderator: Paul E. Pepe, MD, MPH, FACEP, FCCM, MACP Panelists: Eric Beck, DO, EMT-P, CCEMT-P Raymond L. Fowler, MD, FACEP Joe Holley, MD, FACEP Corey Slovis, MD, FACP, FACEP The Eagles are a working group of the metropolitan medical directors in the U.S. They meet every February to discuss research, policy and best practices that pertain to the provision of EMS. This session will cover the highlights of what the medical directors are working on, thinking about and planning for. It will provide a fascinating look into where field medical practice is going. ALS CLINICAL Pediatric Assessment Connie Mattera, RN, MS, TNS, EMT-P Our understanding of how to best manage patients with significant trauma has been revolutionized based on recent military experience and civilian research. It’s hard to wrap our minds around the changes in thought surrounding airway management, vascular access and IV fluid administration, hemostasis, use of tourniquets, not putting patients in the Trendelenburg position, and the early need for oxygen carrying capacity. The jury is still debating whether we should warm ‘em up or cool ‘em down and the debunking of the “golden hour” may seem like heresy, but is true, nonetheless. Let’s follow the evidence to reduce our variations in practice and offer these patients the best possible chance for optimal outcomes. EMS LEADERSHIP Rapid Fire Roundtable International Association of EMS Chiefs There are many issues confronting EMS Chiefs today - some big, and many small. Attend this two-hour panel discussion, presented by members of the International Association of EMS Chiefs (IAEMSC), and see the power and value of professional collaboration as Chiefs from a variety of EMS system configurations discuss issues, solutions and results from their organizations. PANEL DISCUSSION: Priorities in Terrorism Planning Representatives from key organizations will discuss important points to consider when setting priorities for your agency’s terrorism planning. 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM BLS/ALS CLINICAL Wound Ballistics: Firearms Trauma Steven “Kelly” Grayson, CCEMT-P Guns are scary. Guns needlessly claim thousands of lives each year. Our streets are awash in assault weapons. Hunting weapons are harmless compared to military weapons. Saturday Night Specials are cheap, and commonly available. Velocity kills, and cavitation destroys human flesh. If you believe all these things from reading the wound care and public health literature, or even if you’re a neophyte who thinks “Kalashnikov” is what you say to a person who just sneezed, this presentation will challenge your assumptions about what we thought we knew about firearms trauma. EMS LEADERSHIP Culture Change from the Ground Up Gary Ludwig, MS, EMT-P Where do you start when it comes to changing an organization that is entrenched in traditions and February 28 - March 3, 2012 • Baltimore, MD 25
  • 25. THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012 rituals that date back for decades? The Memphis Fire Department was a fire department that tolerated the EMS mission and never fully embraced it. In 2005, Chief Gary Ludwig was recruited from St. Louis to create the change that would bring about what is today considered one of the best fire-based EMS systems in the United States. Listen and learn how a fire culture was transitioned from an organization that tolerated the EMS mission to one that now embraces its EMS responsibilities to the community. SPECIAL FOCUS One Community’s Effort to Measure, Implement and Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival Kevin Seaman, MD, FACEP How do you move from the idea that survival from cardiac arrest can be improved to programs that convert this from an idea to action? The experience of one suburban jurisdiction in Maryland, after attending the Seattle/King County Resuscitation Academy, in measuring current performance will be described. Programs implemented as a result of performance measurement are highlighted. Examples of evaluating opportunities that exist in your community for the next program to succeed at improving cardiac arrest survival will be discussed. In summary, concrete steps you can take to begin the process in your agency will be shared. The Medtronic Foundation’s Heart Rescue Project is an unprecedented collaborative effort to increase sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) survival rates. The HeartRescue Project has partnered with five states and AMR with the goal of developing and expanding response systems for the treatment of SCA by coordinating education, training, and application of evidence-based best practices. Medtronic Foundation is pleased to sponsor this session which looks at the practical aspects of improving SCA best practices within a community. Terrorist Bombings Directed Against Civilians: Saving Lives Richard C. Hunt, MD, FACEP The Institute of Medicine has reported that explosions are by far the most common cause of casualties associated with terrorism. Dr. Hunt will cover common challenges in the medical response to civilian bombings across the world, including those in Madrid, Israel, Pakistan, London, and India. Strategies to save lives from clinical and systems’ perspectives will be discussed. CBRNE and Emerging Science and Technology This lecture will shed light on how a new device will allow responders to obtain vital sign data without risking their exposure to hazardous conditions, such as 26 chemical spills or other threats. To address this challenge, a tool is being developed to allow first responders to measure key vital signs and triage patients rapidly from a distance. The Standoff Patient Triage Tool (SPTT) will provide key physiological readings, including pulse, body temperature, and respiration, in 30 seconds or less and at distances of up to 40 feet. The device will provide vital sign data in a simple, easily understood format. The SPTT is in development through a partnership, wherein the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) TechSolutions program has partnered with the Technical Support Working Group (TSWG), Boeing Company, and Washington University’s School of Medicine. 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM SPECIAL FOCUS What Happened in EMS Research in 2011: PCRF Poster & Research Roundtable Luncheon Baxter Larmon, PhD, MICP PCRF will present an overview of its annual research program showcasing important EMS topics through poster presentations. Lunch will be provided to the first 75 registrants, first come, first served. CEH is given. LUNCH & LEARNS Enjoy a boxed lunch while you discuss your challenges and successes with peers and bounce ideas off your experienced moderator. Please select a lunch based on the track that’s best for you. Limited to 20 people per lunch slot, at an additional cost of $30 each. BLS/ALS: 2010 Guidelines Are Out, You Renewed, Now What? David B. Hiltz, NREMT-P Exploring the implications of the guideline changes and ideas for action. (This lunch is free; you must register in advance; maximum attendance is 30) EMS Leadership: Jerry Overton EMS Leadership: Steve Wirth, JD, EMT-P and Doug Wolfberg, JD, EMT Education: Peter Lazzara, NREMT-P, BS NETWORKING LUNCH Discuss hot topics, share your knowledge and network with your peers while enjoying a delicious deli buffet. Limited to 50 people, additional cost of $40. 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM BLS/ALS CLINICAL Crush Syndrome Joe Holley, MD, FACEP This lecture covers specific medical problems related Register at www.EMSToday.com to heavy collapsed structure rescue, including crush syndrome, dust impaction, and compartment syndrome, as well as the management of each. Each topic is covered in detail, and the lecture is supplemented with pictures from actual rescues. ALS CLINICAL Head Injuries and Concussions Connie Mattera, RN, MS, TNS, EMT-P The prehospital and ED phases of care are critical links in the cycle of trauma management for patients with traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Yet we have operated for years independent from and/or non-compliant with evidence-based protocols to support our methods. What’s new? Concussions are much more dangerous than we thought; early intubation and overventilation lead to worse outcomes; failing to consider the special needs of those who are anticoagulated can result in tragic endings; and the closest hospital in not necessarily the best place to go. What changes in Glasgow Coma Scores best signal a deteriorating status? How and when should pupils be evaluated? Is hyperventilation in or out? Should IV fluids be given or withheld and what is the optimal BP target? How should we best maximize cerebral perfusion and minimize neuronal injury? Come listen to a case-based approach that explores the current world of TBI to help transfer theory and guidelines into best possible practice. ALS CLINICAL Complicated AMIs Corey Slovis, MD, FACP, FACEP Expertly treating ST elevation AMIs is a requirement for paramedics and ED MDs alike. This talk will focus on the five families of drugs that may be used in the early therapy of an MI patient. A number of MI patient types will be discussed and optimal management presented. Cases include STEMI patients with arrhythmias, cocaine use, hypotension, bradycardia and heart block, and those in pulmonary edema. ALS CLINICAL Ten Golden Rules for Prehospital Management of MCIs Paul E. Pepe, MD, MPH, FACEP, FCCM, MACP Worldwide, and, at the same time, in most local venues, there is a spiraling risk for catastrophic events involving multiple casualties with resulting medical morbidity and mortality. In this talk, the speaker, a veteran U.S. disaster expert who over the last three decades has been imbedded in pivotal medical leadership roles for numerous multiple casualty incidents (MCIs) nationwide, will provide practical, simplified tips for making MCIs more manageable. In addition to addressing specific planning recommendations, Dr. Pepe will provide an overall simplified framework for real-time
  • 26. THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012 management of personnel and logistics, including the integrated choreography of expert rescuers, support agency personnel, and well-intended volunteers. The presentation will also address the most appropriate and practical dispositions of victims (both the injured patients and worried as well), as well as arriving public officials and the responding news media. EMS LEADERSHIP Managing your Agency’s Controlled Drugs: Complying with DEA Regulations Raymond L. Fowler, MD, FACEP Recent efforts by the Drug Enforcement Administration have placed significant new burdens on the management of the inventories of controlled substances in EMS systems. This lecture will describe recent fines levied against EMS providers and their medical directors due to the control of these medications. Recent new regulations posed by the DEA will be described. This lecture will conclude with recommendations for EMS agencies and medical directors that can help avoid unwelcome and expensive actions against the systems. EDUCATION Is it Cheating or Group Problem Solving? Greg Friese, MS, NREMT-P Well publicized cheating scandals have led to suspension without pay, termination of employment, and shuttering of EMS education programs. More importantly, cheating causes an erosion of the public trust in EMS organizations. Greg will explore the scope of cheating in EMS education, describe common barriers educators and administrators implement, and discuss the limited impact of those barriers to stop cheating. Participants will discuss a continuum of solutions for EMS educators and program administrators to reduce cheating and grow a culture of group problem solving. SPECIAL FOCUS EPIC Why You Should Care MEDICS About Injury Prevention: Creating a Culture of Safety in EMS Keith Griffiths Josh Krimston, EMT-P Jeff Lucia Paul Maxwell Safety and injury prevention has emerged as one of the leading topics of interest in EMS and has become the focus of a national federal initiative. For the past decade, EMS Today and EPIC Medics has promoted the idea that EMS agencies should be involved in injury prevention, both for the safety of their personnel and the public’s, through the Nicholas Rosecrans Award, given each year to an EMS agency that excels in promoting safety and injury prevention. This year’s injury prevention session will profile the winner of the 10th Annual Nicholas Rosecrans Award, highlight other successful injury prevention programs and will also tell participants: • How creating a culture of safety can promote patient safety, responder safety and public safety • What EMS can learn from other professions about creating an overall culture of safety and injury prevention • What we can learn from the Fallen Firefighters Memorial about reducing job-related deaths and injuries • How the concepts of “Just Culture” can be used to improve safety and prevention. SPECIAL FOCUS What’s It Like on the Hot Seat? An EMS Mock Cross Examination Steve Wirth, JD, EMT-P Doug Wolfberg, JD, EMT EMS providers can be tough, but most will tell you that one of the things they fear the most is getting sued and having to testify in court as a defendant. In this session, the nation’s leading EMS attorneys will “demystify” the process of testifying in court, and conduct a live demonstration of a cross examination of an EMS provider as a real witness in a lawsuit. This eye-opening and fun session will help underscore the importance of effective and complete documentation, and will help prepare you for the dreaded day when you might have to testify in court. After the “interrogation,” we’ll cover the top risk management pitfalls we see that can get EMS providers - and their companies - in trouble! SPECIAL FOCUS PCRF Roundtable Baxter Larmon, PhD, MICP The Prehospital Care Research Forum annually presents posters on important research at the EMS Today Conference. In this session, this year’s poster presenters will each give a five minute report on the results of their research. Come prepared to discuss the authors’ research by reviewing the posters in the special PCRF poster exhibit area before the presentation. Protecting Responders in the First Hours Following an Anthrax Attack Richard W. Patrick, MS, CFO, EMT-P, FF (Invited) First responders are experienced at all manner of emergency calls but may not know how to handle one silent killer: anthrax. The United States has already experienced one anthrax attack. Another such incident may be unthinkable, and yet it is not improbable. Should an anthrax attack occur, first responders will be among the nation’s most valuable assets and must know how to protect their health so that they can help others. Rick Patrick will discuss guidance from the Department of Homeland Security aimed at educating first responders on protective actions they should take in the event of a wide-area anthrax release. This session will help responders know what to do in the event of an anthrax dispersal, allowing them to better protect their own health and share their knowledge with their peers. Rapid Resource Deployment: The Secrets to Major Incident Success Steve Harrison, AAS, EMT-P Advanced planning and preparedness for the deployment of critical assets at mass injury incidents, MCIs or special events are essential. This lecture will address the key equipment items and resources that should be pre-planned, pre-packaged and ready for rapid deployment, set up, put into operation quickly and maintained at major incidents. The lecture will feature the award-winning Rhode Island state and national DMAT team and offer tips to success when called on to send a major cache of resources to a major incident. Innovative resources, vehicles and deployment and treatment and communications capabilities will be presented along with tips for preparation, tracking, deployment, on scene operations and integration/ interoperability with other agencies. EMS, hospital and DMAT programs to be featured: • A rural EMS/MCI response service (FAME in Pennsylvania), • The award-winning Rhode Island DMAT team • WakeMed Hospital System in Raleigh, NC. 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EMS LEADERSHIP EMS Policy Summit Advocates for EMS How do policies formed in Washington affect the everyday EMS provider? Join us to learn more about what H.R. 3144, the Field EMS Quality, Innovation and Cost-Effectiveness Improvement Act means for you. The discussion will also include how health care reform and deficit reduction affect EMS providers. Every provider has a unique story to tell to their member of Congress. You can make a positive impact on the decisions made by lawmakers. Come learn about the process and how you can make a difference and interact with decision-makers in Washington. 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Panel Discussion: Q&A Representatives of Supporting Organizations and Key Speakers This is a great opportunity to ask the experts for their perspectives on your most challenging issues regarding your planning for disasters and terrorist events. February 28 - March 3, 2012 • Baltimore, MD 27
  • 27. THURSDAY, MARCH 1 & FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM OPENING CEREMONIES • Street Medicine Society/John Pryor Award • EMS10: Innovators in EMS Awards OPENING KEYNOTE Remembering Why Randolph Mantooth Please see Special Events, page 6, for description. 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM EXHIBIT HALL OPEN FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM SUPER SESSIONS BLS/ALS CLINICAL Improvised Explosive Devices and Blast Injuries Anthony L. Mitchell, Lt Col, USAF, MC, FS, MD, FACEP/ FAAEM During the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan there has developed a body of experience and evidence regarding the initial care and management of IED / blast injuries. This session will discuss the threat of IED / blast injuries, both military and civilian, with emphasis on injury pattern and potential pitfalls in early care. Dr. Mitchell will also discuss considerations for blast injury care in a mass casualty scenario for first responders. BLS/ALS CLINICAL Eagles Lightning Round Moderator: Paul E. Pepe, MD, MPH, FACEP, FCCM, MACP Panelists: Eric Beck, DO, EMT-P, CCEMT-P Raymond L. Fowler, MD, FACEP Joe Holley, MD, FACEP Corey Slovis, MD, FACP, FACEP The Eagles are a working group of the metropolitan medical directors in the U.S. In this session you have some of the nation’s most influential medical directors – “live and unplugged.”The panelists, moderated by Dr. Paul Pepe, will explore some of the most pressing topics in emergency medicine. Don’t miss this one, it may be one of the most fascinating sessions of the conference! EMS LEADERSHIP Best Practices in Fire-Based EMS J. Robert (Rob) Brown, Jr., CFO, EFO Gary Ludwig, MS, EMT-P John Sinclair, EMT-P 28 In this session, the panel of chiefs from the IAFC’s EMS Section will give you insight into the best practices from fire-based EMS departments around the country. Hear about what’s working in other departments, and take home information to help guide your own department to more successful program and services. EDUCATION Breathing Life Into Your Presentations: Using Games to Teach John Dillon, NREMT-P Are your trainees really paying attention? The answer to that question is critical to the success of any training session. This presentation will explore the use of games to engage, motivate and energize your trainees. We’ll address how you can enhance your training through the use of a game, and show you how games can be an effective teaching tool to introduce or review any topic. We’ll cover some simple guidelines for game use and provide warnings of common issues. This session will show you how you can use a game to teach those hard-to-teach topics more effectively to just about any audience. Be prepared to interact in this session as part of the presentation will utilize audience response pads. EDUCATION Enhancing Airway Competency with Simulation Criss Brainard, EMT-P Rick Rod, RN, BCEN, NREMT-P This session is for educators, training officers, medical directors and managers of systems that struggle with the challenge of maintaining airway competence with limited or no access to the O.R. clinical setting. This interactive session will challenge your knowledge and demonstrate that EMS systems, large or small, can safely and effectively maintain airway skills competence, both ALS and BLS with the Big 3: Simulation, Technology and good Policy. Anyone who is concerned about skill decay should attend this session! TM SPECIAL FOCUS The Real WMD: EMS Response to a Suicide Bomb Attack Donell Harvin, MPH, MPA, EMT-P Despite what you may have learned, the Suicide Bomber is THE WMD of choice for prospective terrorists. It is the most often deployed, effective, and devastating weapon used by modern-day terrorist. Donell will explore the rise of suicide/homicide bombings across the globe and attempted attacks against the US since 9/11. He will discuss the devices that are used and the injuries patterns. You will leave this session with an understanding of the threat that these weapons pose, and will be better prepared should you respond to this Register at www.EMSToday.com type of incident. (Graphic images of injuries will be shown.) SPECIAL FOCUS New/Hot Products at EMS Today Jeffrey Lindsey, PhD, EMT-P, EFO, CFO Don’t miss this popular session! Jeff Lindsey will introduce you to the new products at the 2012 EMS Today show. Hear first-hand what new products are being showcased in the exhibit hall. You won’t want to miss this session! 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM ALS CLINICAL Beyond the Basics of Thoracic Trauma Steven “Kelly” Grayson, CCEMT-P They call them the Dirty Dozen; the 12 most common types of thoracic trauma. In this informative and interactive presentation, we will discuss assessment and management of thoracic trauma – what works and what doesn’t, what is worrisome and what isn’t, and the hidden perils that may lurk behind seemingly insignificant injuries. EMS LEADERSHIP Tips for Submitting a Winning RFP Response Janet Smith Author of the American Ambulance Association’s new public relations and marketing handbook, Janet Smith offers considerable advice for EMS Ambulance providers interested in competing for a new market or maintaining current contracts by responding to municipal or facility RFPs. This case studies-based workshop recommends marketing, PR and public affairs activities that will put a company in a good competitive position before an RFP is even rumored. This workshop will also introduce RFP red flags as well as an exercise for attendees to help them discover what differentiates the services they represent from other competitors. Rounding out this fast- paced look at winning and winners will be a long list of take-home tips to help you produce winning written documents and oral presentations. EMS LEADERSHIP Three “Hot” Legal Case Studies and “Lessons Learned” for EMS Management Steve Wirth, JD, EMT-P Doug Wolfberg, JD, EMT EMS legal experts Steve Wirth and Doug Wolfberg will select three recent and fascinating legal cases involving EMS as examples to identify and explore the top vulnerabilities and “weak spots” in every EMS organization. You’ll learn practical steps you can take to shore up these critical areas in your own organization. The three cases will represent a broad range of liability situations
  • 28. FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012 where the field providers have played a key role. We will dig in to the “root cause” of each lawsuit and will discuss the system changes that could have been made to prevent the courtroom scene from happening in the first place, in this lively and informative session. EDUCATION Don’t Lose Your Cool: Dealing with Problem Students Rommie Duckworth, LP The Know-it-all. The Worrier. The Heckler. The Rambler. The Cheater. Is one rotten apple going to spoil your whole program? This session provides educators of all levels with insight into the sources of student issues as well as the mistakes that instructors commonly make that contribute to classroom unrest. Using lecture, role-play, and comedy, Rom Duckworth shows how educators can differentiate between difficult students and difficult behaviors, how to deal with immediate classroom problems, and what can be done to avoid trouble before it begins. EDUCATION Simulation—It’s More Than Just a Manikin: Lessons Learned Using Simulation for Health Professions Education Neil Coker, BS, EMT-P An effective simulation is similar to a theatrical production. Actors, props, scenery, costumes, lighting, make-up, and other elements must be managed to create the suspension of disbelief necessary for learners to become fully engaged in and achieve maximum benefit from the activity. This presentation will draw on a decade of experience developing and delivering instruction in a multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary clinical simulation center to demonstrate how education principles and stagecraft combine to make simulation work. TM EMS Response in the Wake of an IND Lt. Cmdr. Janis McCarroll, PE (Invited) Lt. Col. John Cuellar (Invited) This lecture will explain the aftermath of an IND, the importance of knowing the movement of the fallout cloud (and how it can be affected by weather patterns), and the wisdom of sheltering in place in the immediate aftermath of an explosion. Unlike the Cold War scenarios that presented grim portraits of annihilation, an improvised nuclear device detonated in a major city is a survivable event, recent research has demonstrated. People outside of the blast zone are shielded from the buildings in an urban landscape, which provide some protection from both the blast wave and ensuing thermal pulse. Rescuers who survive immediately confront a sobering question: What to do next? DHS has been heavily involved in creating firstresponder guidance that speaks to both preparedness and response. For EMS workers in particular and the public health community at large, this guidance regarding a nuclear explosion is not merely helpful it is critical. Decontaminating Victims Following a Large-Scale Chemical Release Mark Kirk, MD (Invited) Chemical attacks perpetrated by terrorists and accidental releases of toxic industrial chemicals hold the potential to suddenly expose large numbers of people to dangerous chemicals. Done quickly and correctly, patient decontamination limits patients’ exposure to hazardous substances and the toxicity that follows, and protects responders in pre-hospital and hospital settings from secondary contamination. Patient “decon” plans and procedures have evolved over time with only limited guidance based on scientific evidence. Many questions about decon have not yet been addressed by research. Thus, evidence-based planning and best practices are limited. This session will explore the challenges and provide guidance to health care facilities and emergency management personnel in the evaluation of chemical event response planning. 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM EXHIBIT HALL OPEN 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM BLS/ALS CLINICAL Cold Water Drowning and Accidental Hypothermia Edward Dickinson, MD, FACEP, NREMT-P Cold water drowning and accidental hypothermia are two complex environmental emergencies that are often interconnected. This lecture will discuss the most current understandings of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, assessment and treatment strategies of patients who drown or who suffer from accidental hypothermia. BLS/ALS CLINICAL Cardiac Update 2012 Corey Slovis, MD, FACP, FACEP REPEATED SESSION Please see Thursday, 8:30 AM for description. BLS/ALS CLINICAL Medical Issues Encountered During Disasters Joe Holley, MD, FACEP REPEATED SESSION Please see Wednesday, 8:15 PM for description. ALS CLINICAL Sepsis: Recognizing the Silent Killer Steven “Kelly” Grayson, CCEMT-P “Granny has a fever.”We’ve all run those calls, but are they as routine as we believe? In reality, sepsis is the number one non-cardiac killer of ICU patients, with a mortality rate well over 50%. It is a clinical syndrome that affects over 750,000 Americans a year, and one that is undergoing increasing attention from prehospital providers. Early recognition and treatment is the key to survival. This presentation will program the integral role of EMS in the management of sepsis, including Sepsis Alert Criteria and prehospital treatment guidelines. ALS CLINICAL Advances in Trauma Care: Are Preoperative Interventions Elemental or Detrimental? Paul E. Pepe, MD, MPH, FACEP, FCCM, MACP In this state-of-the-art presentation, Dr. Pepe will discuss the most recent advances in resuscitative trauma care and do so by reviewing the roots and evolution of traditional approaches to preoperative airway, ventilation, and IV fluid management as well as new concepts of bleeding control, both mechanical and “non-mechanical” hemostasis. Progressing through the various lessons learned from the recent military experience in Iraq, he will also provide a glimpse of promising new civilian trauma interventions for EMS and discuss the potential advantages and limitations of alternative “solutions” to the challenging problem of preoperative resuscitation, particularly in those patients with presumed posttraumatic hemorrhage and severe traumatic brain injury. EMS LEADERSHIP Advanced Practice Paramedics: The Wake County Model Skip Kirkwood, MS, JD, EMT-P, EFO, CMO Four years ago, the Wake County EMS system entered in to a strategic planning process that resulted in some program changes to its business model. The most visible product was the implementation of a new program intended to better meet the needs of the community, improve the career ladder for field medics, cope with a persistent state and national program shortage, improve service to high-frequency users of the EMS system, and get the patient to the most appropriate source of care in an expeditious manner. Learn how the “Three Rs” of the Advanced Practice Paramedic Program – RESPOND – REDUCE – REDIRECT – play out in this EMS system’s effort to focus on what we can do FOR our patients rather than on what we can do TO them. EDUCATION National Registry Update William E. Brown, Jr., RN, MS, NREMT-P February 28 - March 3, 2012 • Baltimore, MD 29
  • 29. FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012 Bill Brown, Executive Director of the National Registry of EMTs, will present an update on activities of the organization, including a review of the NREMT Research program’s latest findings, concepts on changing the NREMT recertification requirements, and an update on the implementation of the Education Agenda. EDUCATION A Simulation Is Only an Excuse for a Debriefing Neil Coker, BS, EMT-P Experience does not make experts. Appropriate reflection on experience makes experts. This presentation will describe how instructors can guide students through the most important part of a simulation, the post-scenario debriefing. SPECIAL FOCUS Infection Control Myth Busting Katherine H. West, BSN, MSEd, CIC This informative session will bust myths regarding infection risk, post exposure medical follow up and many other issues. Facts will be supported with evidence-based information. There may be some real surprises! Make sure your department is on the right track and you will increase quality of care for department members and save money! SPECIAL FOCUS No Longer Will Inadequate Response Be Tolerated By the Public! Clay Richmond, BS, NREMT-P Providing standby services for special events requires specialized knowledge and skills beyond initial EMS training. With special events medical services training, new and seasoned EMS personnel alike can ensure a timely and appropriate medical response regardless of the special event size or type From staffing to set-up, EMS personnel need to properly plan for and manage medical response at any type of special event in their community. This presentation will walk you through the process of creating an emergency medical response plan and implementing it during a special event, including the following basic principles: • Preplanning • First aid station planning and set-up • Communications • Safety concerns • Mass-casualty considerations Clay will also touch on weather and outdoor events, stadium and mega-events, equestrian events and rodeos, and extreme and combat sports events. 30 Rationale Behind Interoperable Disaster Triage Richard C. Hunt, MD, FACEP Large scale disasters require multiple responders to quickly triage patients at the scene. Multiple agencies responding to very large scale events may have different disaster triage protocols. This session will address the development of an interoperable approach to disaster triage: model uniform core criteria for disaster triage. Lessons Learned: London 7/7 Jason Killens Jason Killens, Deputy Director of Operations for London Ambulance Service (LAS), will discuss the key events of the bombings in London on July 7, 2005. He will then present how these bombings have impacted LAS’ operational plans with respect to terrorism and large-scale disasters. 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM BLS/ALS CLINICAL Lethal Exposures: Carbon Monoxide and Cyanide Mike McEvoy, PhD, NRP, RN, CCRN Carbon monoxide is the most frequent cause of poisoning deaths in industrialized countries and the most often missed poisoning diagnosis. Exposures to carbon monoxide can have long term and serious effects on both the brain and heart. CO is not just a fire department problem; EMS providers often mistake CO poisoning for general illness or flu viruses. On your next CO alarm call, medical run, or firefighter rehab operation, non-invasive technologies that measure CO levels in patients can help you avoid missing a poisoned patient. Hydrogen cyanide (HCN) is now believed to be the leading cause of fire fatalities, which in North America are presently double those in Western Europe and Japan. Prompt recognition and treatment with a new, safer antidote can be expected to reduce deaths from fire and smoke inhalation. Learn what you need to know for successful resuscitation of fire victims. ALS CLINICAL TRACK Penetrating Trauma Edward Dickinson, MD, FACEP, NREMT-P No matter where you practice, penetrating trauma presents unique assessment and patient care challenges. The ability to manage patients with penetrating trauma is greatly enhanced by understanding basic ballistics and the mechanisms of injury. The lecture will review the basic medical ballistics and physics of penetrating trauma and describe mechanisms of injuries and patient care interventions related to bullets, shotgun blasts and hand driven objects. In addition, blast injuries and issues of injury prevention will also be Register at www.EMSToday.com discussed. The lecture is highlighted by multiple case studies and the extensive use of photographs. EMS LEADERSHIP How Clean is Your Ambulance? Katherine H. West, BSN, MSEd, CIC Have you been reading about MRSA and other organisms in Ambulances? What does this really mean? Can it lead to potential liability under the new laws from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)? What cleaning needs to be performed and with what type of solutions? Are misting machines needed? This session is designed to answer these questions and more. EMS LEADERSHIP It Takes a Leader … Not a Manager Gary Ludwig, MS, EMT-P Leadership and management should go hand in hand but these are also two distinct and different ways that you can approach how you operate within your organization. Learn the difference between management and leadership and during this interactive discussion, learn when to be a manager and when to be a leader. EDUCATION CECBEMS Accreditation for Your Department Liz Sibley, MA Would you like to be able to respond to the educational needs of your employees with accredited CE that addresses refresher training requirements, issues identified by your Q/A process, and training that provides updates and information about research findings that changes the way pre-hospital care is delivered? You may find that CECBEMS accreditation provides a way to deliver timely, cost-effective CE that will be accepted by the vast majority of EMS state agencies and the National Registry. This will be a lively, interactive session, so bring your questions and be prepared to participate. If it is convenient, load your application for organizational accreditation form, either blank or partially completed onto your laptop. We will give you one-on-one assistance if you would like. EDUCATION Terrorism Simulation: Living It In Real-Time J. Harold (Jim) Logan, BS, EMT-P/IC Following a philosophy that the best way to train is through realism, Jim will give participants a window into an educational model that gained national acclaim as an innovation in EMS with EMS10 recognition. He will discuss what it took to create one of the most true-to-life educational experiences EMTs, Paramedics, Nurses, and Physicians may ever experience related to response to terrorism. TM
  • 30. FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012 Jim will take you through the steps to conduct an educational experience that orchestrates a “hands-on”“minds-on” approach that combines procedural cadaver labs that allows participants full access to donors to gain comfort levels on high risk low frequency skill sets related to trauma, use of high-fidelity human simulators, and exposure to environments staged to create real to life experience to a improvised explosive devise detonation to work through the Medical Branch activities of the Incident Command System. SPECIAL FOCUS EMS and Black Tags: What To Do When Faced with Mass Fatalities Donell Harvin, MPH, MPA, EMT-P What happens when the MCI is an all-fatal event? This presentation will provide an overview of how to plan for and respond to incidents involving mass fatalities (deaths). Donell will discuss a relatively unspoken concept for EMS and how mass fatality management can be integrated into the EMS ICS structure. This presentation will also give EMS providers who are interested in expanded scope of practice, insight into how to become involved with Medical Examiner and Crime Scene Operations. 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM BLS/ALS CLINICAL The Past, Present, and Future of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going Raymond L. Fowler, MD, FACEP Upon this 50th year in the history of CPR, it is helpful to reflect upon how CPR was developed, the physiology of sudden death, and the changing landscape of how CPR is performed. New studies have brought exciting increases in our understanding of what happens during the first few moments when the heart stops and how we can better treat victims of this lethal disorder. BLS/ALS CLINICAL Legal Highs Our Patients Are On Dennis Edgerly, AAS, EMT-P We’re not talking about cocaine or LSD, but rather the stuff that is legal to possess that people are using to get high. This class will discuss some of these substances, including gasoline, aerosols and others. Signs of use and abuse as well as treatment will be discussed. ALS CLINICAL Pediatric Respiratory Issues Morgen Bernius, MD, MS, FACEP, FAAP Respiratory problems are the bread and butter of pediatric emergency medicine, and yet many prehospital providers do not feel comfortable managing a child in respiratory distress. It’s easy to read the textbooks and review the pathophysiology of asthma or bronchiolitis, but how does that translate into appropriate care in the field? Are they tachypneic because of their fever, or because they’re crying, or because they’re in distress? How do you hear wheezing over baby cries? Does Albuterol work for bronchiolitis and how does that wheeze differ from an asthma wheeze? This lecture will review the nuances of pediatric respiratory complaints to help you become more confident in managing the pediatric basics. ALS CLINICAL New Technologies in Non-Invasive Monitoring Mike McEvoy, PhD, NRP, RN, CCRN Parameters previously requiring invasive monitoring such as arterial lines and central venous pressure monitoring are increasingly available non-invasively. This session will program current and future non-invasive tools using pulse oximetry, acoustic, ultrasound and bioimpedance technologies to help providers improve patient outcomes. Non-invasive tools for assessment of oxygenation and perfusion including fluid volume status, perfusion to extremities, continuous hemoglobin, carboxy and methemoglobin, and others (including glucose) will be presented. Non-invasive evolutions in respiratory monitoring including a potential future replacement for capnography will also be discussed. Trends in patient care monitoring that guide critical thinking will be presented with an eye towards developing trends in technology. EDUCATION Enhance Your PowerPoint: Using Adobe Photoshop and Elements John Dillon, NREMT-P Regardless if you are a newbie to Photoshop or are an existing user, John will help you with some easy techniques on how you can use Photoshop or Elements to enhance your PowerPoint presentation. Just some of the things you will learn in this session: how to make your own clip art and a custom-looking PowerPoint presentation background, how to enhance images, and much more. Come learn ways you can enhance your presentations. EDUCATION How to Secure Funding for Your Sim Lab Peter Lazzara, NREMT-P, BS Simulation training in EMS is the optimal method of instructing and teaching for emergency providers, however, it can be cost prohibiting. This course will discuss available resources, grants and creative methods of financing simulation training for your department. TM SPECIAL FOCUS EMS and Health Care Reform: What Are They Going to Ask of Us Skip Kirkwood, MS, JD, EMT-P, EFO, CMO The days of “transport everybody to the hospital” are likely coming to an end. What will the future of EMS look like as “universal health care coverage” (UHCC) moves across America? The improved health care system will expect more of EMS in terms of assessment, triage, treatment, destination selection, and evidence based care. Skip Kirkwood will explain why programs today have a poor track record concerning the need for evaluation at a hospital and why the ED is the only viable destination today. You’ll also discuss what might become possible with UHCC and hear about one tool that will assist programs in performing enhanced, destination-based triage in the future. SPECIAL FOCUS The Illusion of Attention: How Did I Miss That? Rommie Duckworth, LP Call it size-up, assessment or situational awareness; the ability to perceive and interpret information is critical for managing any emergency incident. But when does focused concentration turn into tunnel vision? Sometimes the training and experience that we rely on to do our job can make us perceive and even recall events very differently than they actually are, sometimes with disastrous results. Using a step-by-step approach, this program discusses how to develop the ability to better direct attention to critical cues without losing sight of additional information vital to the emergency. SPECIAL FOCUS Advancing Your Career in EMS Thomas E. Platt, EdD, NREMT-P Walt Stoy, PhD, EMT-P Drs. Stoy and Platt have over 60 years of experience in EMS and education. They have created instructional curricula and educational materials used throughout the U.S. and beyond. Now they want you to know about the undergraduate and master’s program and how this can help you to advance your career. Did you know: You can obtain your program certification by degree or diploma program? Many students have been enrolled at PITT and graduated with only 30 credits? You can do the entire senior year in a distance model? Many of you can obtain your B.S. degree in one year? The future of the EMS profession will see more systems require a bachelor’s degree to advance in the profession. Join us to discover how advancing your career in EMS can be accomplished. Higher education will assist you greatly in your advancement. February 28 - March 3, 2012 • Baltimore, MD 31
  • 31. FRIDAY, MARCH 2 & SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2012 Optimizing the Prehospital/Hospital Interface: How to Integrate Your Hospitals into Your MCI Team Zachary Goldfarb, BS, EMT-P, CHEP, CHSP, CEM Building a strong disaster interface between the EMS and hospital stakeholders in your community will make a difference in lives saved when the Big One … or a Little One … hits your town. Chief Goldfarb will discusse key pearls and pitfalls for both hospitals and EMS providers to optimize continuity of care and community readiness during mass casualty operations. Topics covered will include best practices for: pre-incident planning and coordination; advance preparations; notifications; incident management and the incident-hospital interface; communications; medical surge capacity and capability; regional hospital coordination; patient and bed tracking; management of specialty referrals; and support of EMS logistics. 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM SUPER SESSION Triage and Trauma Care on the Run Guy Caspi Magen David Adom (MDA) Ambulance Service in Israel has perfected methods of rapid triage, treatment and trauma care that have been studied and incorporated into EMS operations world-wide. Come here about these innovative approaches from MDA’s MCI Chief Instructor. 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM JEMS GAMES FINAL Attend and receive CEH! Edward Dickinson, MD, FACEP, NREMT-P SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2012 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM CLOSING CEREMONIES • Prehospital Care Research Forum Awards • 10th Annual Nicholas Rosecrans Awards • James O. Page/JEMS Award • 9th Annual JEMS Games Medals Ceremony • New Products Awards CLOSING KEYNOTE The New Age of Terrorism Clinton R. Van Zandt Please see Special Events, page 7, for description. 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM EXHIBIT HALL OPEN Free Continental Breakfast at 10:00 AM Lunch Concessions available. 32 of these conditions with respect to airway management will be covered and the drugs will be discussed in detail (pharmacology, including pharmacodynamics and kinetics) • traumatic airway emergencies will be covered including indications for Rapid Sequence Induction and intubation (RSI) - the drugs that are indicated and contraindicated under different circumstances, including pharmacology of RSI agents • how to manage the patient that has been intubated in the field - a review of the physiology of the intubated patient and how important the role of the ALS provider is for the intubated patient - including medical and trauma patients. EMS LEADERSHIP Volunteers in Action: Q and A Roundtable Moderator: Jeremy Mothershed, NREMT-P Panel: Matt Golueke, NREMT-P V. Eric W. May, Jr, NREMT-P Karen McQuaid, MBA This session is designed to allow the audience to ask specific questions to EMS leaders who work in volunteer departments. The panel members have significant experience and a perspective of working in a combined volunteer and career setting that will assist attendees. You’ll also learn new and innovative recruitment and retention ideas, management methods, and key fundamentals of being an EMS leader in a volunteer department. Lessons Learned from the JEMS Games Chad Brocato, DHSc, CFO, REMT-P Chad will provide attendees insight into each of the clinical elements for the patient presentations used in the JEMS Games. He will provide tips for improving performance in patient assessment and management as well as in clinical competitions. To extend the learning experience beyond the competition and conference, you will be given simulation training materials for use in your agency. This session will be presented in the Exhibit Hall Learning Center. TM BLS/ALS CLINICAL Basic Aspects of Wounds and Wound Care: Using Food to Demonstrate Common Injuries Thomas E. Platt, EdD, NREMT-P Walt Stoy, PhD, EMT-P Drs. Stoy and Platt will provide information on common wounds and wound care for both basic and advanced providers. The content shall be provided by live demonstrations using various foods to help illustrate common injuries. The audience will assist in creating injuries to the various fruits, vegetable and meats, and then take part in the care of those injuries. In addition, videos of melons being shot with various caliber weapons (BB – high powered rifles) shall be shown to show the impact of gunshot wounds. If you are familiar with the work of “Gallagher” you will enjoy this educational session without the need for rain-gear in the first several rows (we hope). Some of the injuries created will be suitable for eating. Other food, well – will not… BLS/ALS CLINICAL Improvised Explosive Devices and Blast Injuries Anthony L. Mitchell, Lt Col, USAF, MC, FS, MD, FACEP/ FAAEM REPEATED SESSION Please see Friday, 8:00 AM for description. ALS CLINICAL Clinical Physiology/Pharmacology of Airway and Ventilation Management for ALS Christopher T. Stephens, MD, MS, NREMT-P ALS providers are faced with difficult airway management decisions under a variety of circumstances. This course will discuss : • a brief review of airway anatomy and physiology under normal states • airway anatomy & pathophysiology under abnormal states such as status asthmaticus, severe COPD exacerbations, respiratory arrest, and traumatic injuries will be discussed with detailed descriptions • pharmacological management Register at www.EMSToday.com SPECIAL FOCUS Marketing Your Department via Social Media: Get What You Want for Your Service Rommie Duckworth, LP While department websites have become commonplace, few agencies are using social media tools to promote their organization and even fewer are doing it effectively. Rommie will show you how to implement a P.I.E.R.S. marketing strategy integrating old, new and social media. You’ll learn what policies and guides to use to keep your social media use on target and out of hot water and how to engage, accelerate and analyze your use of social media to ensure that you’re getting enough bang for your buck. Most importantly, he’ll show how your Department can and must leverage social media channels to reach the Agents of Change in your community that will take your message and help your agency engage community support, raise funds, promote life safety education, and improve service delivery. EMS Response to the Joplin Tornado Jason Smith, NREMT-P Rusty Tinney, NREMT-P This presentation will review the EMS response to the tornado that occurred on May 22, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri that decimated much of central Joplin
  • 32. SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2012 including St. John’s Hospital and its medical helicopter, occupied nursing homes and thousands of homes. The session will be presented by the two senior EMS leaders at the incident and feature compelling and educational audio and video footage. Jason and Rusty will review what went right, obstacles crews and hospital staff encountered and what was learned post-incident. From the Sidewalk to the Operating Theater: The Israeli Response to Terrorism and Mass Casualties Guy Caspi The Israelis have been involved in planning for and managing the results of terrorism longer that any country in the world. Their system is fine-tuned to ensure that there are no delays in triaging, treating and transporting a large mass of casualties. Attend this 2-hour session to learn from this international expert how to bring all levels of trauma care together in your system and start building important bridges and perhaps a better appreciation for what goes on in the two arenas. 1:00 PM -2:00 PM BLS/ALS CLINICAL Chemical Suicides: Responding to Deathtraps Mike McEvoy, PhD, NRP, RN, CCRN Chemical suicide, sometimes called detergent suicide, mixes common household chemicals to produce a deadly gas capable of killing anyone in the vicinity. If you have not been called to a chemical suicide, you will. Their incidence in the United States is doubling every six months. This session will explain how to approach and recognize a chemical suicide scene, manage the victim, treat exposed bystanders, and protect yourself from becoming a secondary victim. ALS CLINICAL Things Are Not As They Seem, Part I Owen T. Traynor, MD, FAAEM This session centers around a series of actual cases. The common feature is that the initial diagnostic impression is incorrect. It is hoped that by being aware of this phenomena, the emergency medicine clinician will not be fooled. Dr. Traynor’s cases will include: • stroke at a nursing home • epigastric and RUQ abdominal pain • unconscious female • unconscious diabetic ALS CLINICAL Hypertensive Issues in Pregnancy Cathleen W. Vandenbraak, BSN, MHA/MBA, CEN, CCRN, CFRN, FP-C Hypertension in pregnancy is increasing and accounts for complications in approximately 7% of pregnant women today. The morbidity and mortality rate is increasing. This lecture will review the different types of hypertension in pregnancy, review the signs and symptoms of each and discuss treatment. Effects on the fetus will be included. The alarming future health of these women will conclude the presentation and relate how it affects the EMS systems. EMS LEADERSHIP EMS Leadership: What We Can Learn from the Marine Corps Skip Kirkwood, MS, JD, EMT-P, EFO, CMO No organization has studied leadership and leadership development like the United States Marine Corps. Leadership is the very essence of their existence, and they have distilled the concepts down to a few simple rules. Skip will describe the leadership traits and attributes as defined by the Marines and discuss their application to the EMS environment. In this session you will learn: 1. The eleven leadership principles of the U.S. Marine Corps 2. The fourteen traits of a Marine Corps leader 3. The potential application of selected principles and traits to leaders in EMS organizations. EMS LEADERSHIP Anything You Write Will be Used Against You: Protecting Your QA Documents From Legal Discovery Steve Wirth, JD, EMT-P Doug Wolfberg, JD, EMT We all need to learn from our mistakes and we should share what we learned, rather than keep it quiet. We need to objectively “critique” our patient care as part of a robust QA program, so we can improve our performance, improve quality of care, and ensure we are meeting our standards of care. A big concern is lawsuits and how to “protect” documents and reports from discovery when they are created as part of the quality assurance process. This session will discuss the legal “ins and outs” of “peer review” and QA programs to maximize legal protection and to minimize the risk of discovery of documents used in this essential process. The Challenges and Complexities of the Pentagon Response Edward Plaugher This session will review the preplanning, response, command and control operations at the Pentagon on 09/11/01 where crews had to take actions as a result of the threat of additional planes being directed toward the Pentagon, and decisions had to be made about whether to evacuate the Nation’s military nerve center or allow occupants to remain to meet and develop next steps in their response to these acts of war against America. 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM BLS/ALS CLINICAL Pediatric Medicine: Seizures, Croup, and Parents Mike McEvoy, PhD, NRP, RN, CCRN After trauma, seizures and respiratory distress account for the most frequent EMS responses to children. Mike offers practical approaches to febrile and other pediatric seizures as well as tips for management of croup and breathing distress in kids. SIDS, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, has declined by 50% since the 1990’s. Learn why and what your role as an EMS provider can be in SIDS prevention. BLS/ALS CLINICAL Until Death Do Us Part: Intimate Partner Violence Cathleen W. Vandenbraak, BSN, MHA/MBA, CEN, CCRN, CFRN, FP-C Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), formerly known as domestic violence, is increasing despite awareness and preventive programs. This session will review the numerous types of IPV, the signs and symptoms, and what you as an EMS provider can do to intervene on behalf of your patient as part of the healthcare team. ALS CLINICAL Things Are Not As They Seem, Part II Owen T. Traynor, MD, FAAEM In Part II of Dr. Traynor’s session series, he presents five different cases for review. Again, common feature is that the initial diagnostic impression is incorrect. The cases will include: • vomiting & diarrhea • a woman passed out • allergic reaction • possible CVA • cyanosis. ALS CLINICAL Infarct Imposters Dennis Edgerly, AAS, EMT-P In many EMS systems ALS providers are expected to run 12-lead tracings on patients with chest pain, recognize (dare we say diagnose) infarct patterns and then notify receiving facilities to allow them time to prepare for rapid intervention. There are rhythms, however, that can mimic infarct patterns on the 12-lead and mislead receiving hospitals. This session will look at some of these presentations and help providers separate the true MI patterns from the imposters. EMS LEADERSHIP Chief Officer Survival: Crisis Communications Skip Kirkwood, MS, JD, EMT-P, EFO, CMO Your agency has a great reputation in your community, right? Except that you are one unfortunate occurrence, or one dumb move by one employee, from a media nightmare. Skip will discuss how to prepare for the near-certainty of a crisis, and the steps to take when that nightmare occurs to minimize the negative impact on you or your agency. You will be able to: 1. 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  • 33. SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2012 to prepare for “the bad one.” 2. Describe techniques for dealing with the media that minimize the possibility of public blunders. 3. Describe an example of an agency head effectively addressing the community in a crisis situation. EDUCATION Using Audience Response Pads: Know What Your Students Know John Dillon, NREMT-P You look at your students, and it seems as though they understand what you are understanding, what you are saying. Well, think again. One of the hottest trends in classroom training is the use of audience response pads. These devices allow your audience to interact directly with your presentation, so you know what they know. Learn how this valuable insight can help you adjust your talk track based on the results. John will discuss techniques to get the most out of audience response pads and how you can use them. He will show you the basics on how to create good questions to help you reach your objective and give examples that show how you can use these devices to enhance your training. John will employ audience response pads in this session, so buckle up and prepare to interact! SPECIAL FOCUS Memphis Case Study: Leadership and Mentoring J. Harold (Jim) Logan, BS, EMT-P/IC -Why mentor- They do have a pulse and a card don’t they? The most valuable asset of your organization is not the new equipment, ePCR Software, or the sparkling new ambulance - it’s the human resource – They can make you or literally break you. Jim will look into what it takes to build a solid system based upon selecting the best of the best and acclamation to your service through a structured for both new employees and existing employees who are advancing in their education from EMTs to Paramedics with a robust mentoring program. He will address the Memphis Fire Department’s EMS Systems evaluation process that follows the employee during their mentoring period and how it is viewed by upper management and the Medical Director. He will also address the role of leadership and the medical director in this top down process. -How to Mentor- If you’re not leading – you’re just a bystander. Here, Jim will focus on lessons learned in leadership. Coaching techniques are important and seem best suited in EMS management. Jim will highlight best practices in leading for success - not just for you, but for your team. A successful leader is measured by how well their team performs - not how well the leader manages. Leaders coach to win, Managers manage things. 34 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Reflections from Hurricanes Katrina and Gustav Jullette M. Saussy, MD This session will focus on the medical aspects of hurricane planning, communications and logistics. What worked for a major metropolitan area, what did not work, and the legal implications for the execution of those plans. Dr. Saussey will discuss the interface of public safety with hospital planning and response and some difficult lessons learned. Finally, over six years later, she will focus on the psychological impact of a disaster on those whose lives were changed forever. ALS CLINICAL Trauma and Pregnancy Cathleen W. Vandenbraak, BSN, MHA/MBA, CEN, CCRN, CFRN, FP-C Trauma and pregnancy is the leading cause of non-obstetric death in pregnant women. Blunt and penetrating trauma has no boundaries in society today. Intimate partner violence is increasing and contributes to this. This lecture will review the normal physiological changes that occur in pregnancy, most common injuries in the pregnant woman and treatment for this special population. You’ll also cover prevention, and review a case that will illustrate how EMS has a vital role. Tools That Should Be in Your MCI Toolkit A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P MCIs and disasters are rapidly evolving events that require fast and efficient resource deployment and scene operations. Join A.J. Heightman as he reviews items that can be easily carried and rapidly deployed at your most demanding incidents to organize your scene, keep people and areas under control and expedite the triage, care and transportation of your patients. ALS CLINICAL Understanding Heart Failure Dennis Edgerly, AAS, EMT-P Dennis will look at the causes of heart failure, including the acute and chronic presentations. We will discuss the presentation of heart failure and establish treatment plans to include CPAP and pharmacological intervention. 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM BLS/ALS CLINICAL Old is New Again: The Full Circle of EMS Thomas E. Platt, EdD, NREMT-P Walt Stoy, PhD, EMT-P Drs. Stoy and Platt will present methods of medical and trauma care that have “come and gone” over the years, drawing on past history of how current techniques of care came to be used in the prehospital setting. Over the decades, many EMS providers have witnessed the evolution of medical and trauma care. First, we “did it this way” with no real evidence that it worked. Next, we gave it up waiting for “proof,” waiting to know it was right. Finally, today we use many medications, skills and technique of care that were taboo. We know it works … or do we??? The tourniquet is just one of many procedures used many years ago and then abandoned for decades because “it didn’t work.” Now, we are again teaching tourniquets to assist in the care of severe bleeding. The circle of EMS continues to unravel. BLS/ALS CLINICAL Medical Innovations from the Battlefield Stacy Shackelford, MD, FACS, Colonel, USAF Dr. Shackelford will discuss lessons learned from ten years of war, with applications for civilian trauma care. Recent advances in the battlefield care of trauma patients to include: tourniquets, hemorrhage control, treatment of shock, forward surgical teams, damage control resuscitation, transfusion adjuncts, initial burn care, and damage control surgery beyond the abdomen. Register at www.EMSToday.com EDUCATION De-Cluttering Your PowerPoint John Dillon, NREMT-P In this session John will show you ways to de-clutter your presentations. Be prepared to learn and laugh as John shows you actual presentations he has helped to de-clutter. John will show you ways to say more with less as well as give you ideas for how you can convey a more engaging message. At the end of this session you will learn some easy-to-use techniques you can start to use right away. EMS Lessons Learned: World Trade Center 9/11/01 Zachary Goldfarb, BS, EMT-P, CHEP, CHSP, CEM John J. Perrugia, BSHS, EMT-P, EFO Zach Goldfarb managed EMS operations on the West Street side of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 as a Deputy Chief of EMS for FDNY EMS. John Peruggia responded to the WTC on 9/11/01 as the FDNY planning chief and inter-agency liaison. After the collapse of the second tower, as an EMS Division Chief, he assumed the role of medical branch director until the morning of 9/12. Few people have heard the thought processes by scene managers that kept EMS responder deaths and injuries relatively low based upon the magnitude of the incident and the resultant collapse of both 130-story towers. The speakers will discuss how training, advanced planning, the daily practice of EMS principles, pre-determined ambulance staging locations, the use of a command aide, and, most importantly, situational awareness, can help you keep your staff safe from harm and maximize your operational effectiveness during an MCI of any size.
  • 34. FACULTY • Who are the speakers? Eric Beck, DO, EMT-P, CCEMT-P is Associate EMS Medical Director for Chicago South EMS System. Jason Killens is Deputy Director of Operations at London Ambulance Service (LAS), the largest free ambulance service in the world. Les R. Becker, PhD, NREMT-P, a 30-year EMS professional, has focused upon medical simulation for the past 11 years. Skip Kirkwood, MS, JD, EMT-P, EFO, CMO currently serves as the Chief of the Wake County EMS Division in Raleigh, NC. He is president of the National EMS Management Assoc. Morgen Bernius, MD, MS, FACEP, FAAP is Assoc. Medical Director for Region III in Maryland, Baltimore Cty. Fire Dept., and Maryland USAR Task Force 2. Criss Brainard, EMT-P is EMS Deputy Chief for San Diego (Calif.) Fire Rescue. Josh Krimston is an Engineer/Paramedic and Injury Prevention Specialist for the Bonita Sunnyside (Calif.) Fire Protection District and co-founder of EPIC Medics. Chad Brocato is the Fire Chief of Deerfield Beach (Fla.)Fire Rescue. Baxter Larmon, PhD, MICP, is a professor of emergency medicine at UCLA and the founding Director of the UCLA Center for Prehospital Care. J. Robert (Rob) Brown, Jr., CFO, EFO serves on the Board of the EMS Section of the IAFC as Treasurer and the JEMS Editorial Board. Peter Lazzara, NREMT-P, BS is the director of simulation training for the Chicago Fire Department. William E. Brown, Jr., RN, MS, NREMT-P has been the Executive Director of the NREMT since 1989. Jeffrey Lindsey, PhD, EMT-P, EFO, CFO has been involved in emergency services since 1980, and received the 2011 James O. Page EMS award from the IAFC EMS Section. Guy Caspi is MCI Chief Instructor, Director of Exercises and Operational Training, Maen David Adom in Israel. Neil Coker, BS, EMT-P is Director of Clinical Simulation at Temple College in Temple, Texas. Edward T. Dickinson, MD, NREMT-P, FACEP is Assoc. Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of EMS field operations, Dept. of Emergency Medicine, Univ. of Penn., and the Medical Editor of JEMS. John Dillon, NREMT-P is an instructor and paramedic for the Woodbury Public Safety Department in Minnesota and is the founder of C3 SoftWorks. Rommie Duckworth, LP is the founder of the New England Center for Rescue and Emergency Medicine and is a Fire Lieutenant/Paramedic and EMS Coordinator. Dennis Edgerly, AAS, EMTP is the Paramedic Education Coordinator for the Paramedic Education Program at HealthONE EMS and a columnist for JEMS.com. Joseph (Jay) Fitch, PhD is the founder of the leading EMS/public safety consulting firm, Fitch & Associates. Raymond L. Fowler, MD, FACEP is professor of Emergency Medicine and Surgery, Chief of EMS Operations, co-chief in the Section on EMS, Disaster Medicine and Homeland Security at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. J. Harold (Jim) Logan, BS, EMT-P/IC is a Lieutenant Firefighter/Paramedic for the Memphis Fire Department. He is an EMS10 award recipient. Stacy Shackelford, MD, FACS, Colonel, USAF is a clinical instructor in trauma and critical care at the USAF Center for Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills located at the Baltimore Shock Trauma hospital. Connie Mattera, RN, MS, TNS, EMT-P, is the EMS Administrative Director and EMS System Coordinator for Northwest Community EMS System in Illinois . Paul Maxwell is a paramedic in San Diego County and president and co-founder of EPIC Medics. V. Eric W. May, Jr, NREMT-P is a Lieutenant/Paramedic with Howard County Department of Fire Rescue. Mike McEvoy, PhD, NRP, RN, CCRN is the EMS Coordinator for Saratoga County, New York . Karen McQuaid, MBA, is a senior staff member with Loudoun County (Va.) Fire-Rescue. William Heegaard, MD, MPH is Assistant Chief and co-Medical Director, LifeLink Ill. and Dept. of Emergency Medicine at Hennepin Cty. (Minn.) Med. Ctr. A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P is the Editor-in-Chief of JEMS, published by Elsevier Public Safety. Joe Holley, MD, FACEP provides medical direction for most services in Memphis and Shelby counties (Tenn.). Richard C. Hunt, MD, FACEP, serves as Director of the Division of Injury Response at the National Center for Injury Prevention Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Bill Justice, F/F (ret.), NREMT-P, TEMS-I is the coordinator of the University of Oklahoma Department of Emergency Medicine Special Operations Program. Lloyd Runnett, EMT-I is a battalion chief with the Henrico County (Va.) Division of Fire. Randolph Mantooth starred as firefighter/paramedic Johnny Gage in the iconic television series Emergency! which debuted 40 years ago. This show was the first to portray paramedics in America and significantly advanced the adoption and implementation of advanced life support throughout the world. Zachary Goldfarb, BS, EMT-P, CHEP, CHSP, CEM is a retired FDNY EMS Deputy Chief who commanded key EMS operations in New York City at the scenes of the 1993 and 2001 World Trade Center terrorist attacks. Donell Harvin, MPH, MPA, EMT-P is the Deputy Director for the NYC Medical Examiner’s Special Operations Division. Rick Rod, RN, CEN, NREMT-P is a Paramedic Field Training Coordinator and Clinical Educator in San Diego, Calif. and a Charter Member of NAEMSE. Kevin G. Seaman, MD, FACEP is the Medical Director for Howard County (Md.) Dept. of Fire and Rescue. First Sergeant Keith A. McMinn is the Regional Supervisor for Maryland State Police Aviation Command. Troy Hagen, MBA, EMT-P is a paramedic and Director of Ada County Paramedics in Boise, Idaho. He is president-elect of the National EMS Management Assoc. Clay Richmond, BS, NREMT-P is the author of Special Events Medical Services, published by Jones and Bartlett Publishing, and President/CEO of Special Events Medical Services. Gary Ludwig, MS, EMT-P is a deputy fire chief for the Memphis Fire Department and Chair of the EMS Section for the International Association of Fire Chiefs. Guillermo Fuentes, MBA is a Senior Associate with EMS public safety consultants Fitch & Associates. Keith Griffiths is president of the RedFlash Group. Mike Ragone is a Senior Associate with EMS public safety consultants Fitch & Associates and leads its fire service practice. Jullette M. Saussy, MD is a board certified emergency medicine physician who works clinically at the former Charity Hospital in New Orleans, La. Joshua L. McGaughey, CCEMT-P is Elsevier’s expert paramedic and EMS Testing Bank Manager and a paramedic at St. Charles County (Mo.) Ambulance District. Steven “Kelly” Grayson, CCEMT-P is a critical care paramedic for Acadian Ambulance in Louisiana. TFC Steven F. Proctor is a Senior Trooper with the Maryland State Police as a Flight Paramedic and Paramedic Instructor with the Medical Operations Section, Aviation Command. Jeff Lucia, EMT-P (ret.) is a partner at the RedFlash Group . Greg Friese, MS, NREMT-P is the Director of Education for CentreLearn Solutions, LLC and was recognized as an EMS10 Innovator in 2011. Chief Matt Golueke leads EMS operations at Abingdon Fire Company in Harford County, Maryland. Edward Plaugher is Dir. of National Programs / Asst. Executive Dir. for the IAFC. He was Fire Chief of the Arlington County Fire Dept. on September 11, 2001. Jon Politis, MPA, NREMT-P is an EMS consultant and is a paramedic, volunteer firefighter, ski patroller and EMS instructor. Marlea Miano, MD, RN, EMT-P is a resident Emergency Department physician with Wright State University in Dayton, OH. Anthony L. Mitchell, Lt Col, USAF, MC, FS, MD, FACEP/FAAEM is a faculty member of the USAF Center for Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills (C-STARS). Liz Sibley, MA is the Executive Director of the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for EMS (CECBEMS). John Sinclair is the Fire Chief of Kittitas Valley Fire Rescue and Emergency Manager for the City of Ellensburg, Washington. Corey Slovis, MD, FACP, FACEP is a professor of emergency medicine and chairman of the department of emergency medicine at Vanderbilt Univ. Medical Center. He is the medical director of the Nashville Fire Department. Janet Smith is president of Janet Smith & Associates-On Assignment. Jason Smith, NREMT-P is Director of Metro Emergency Transport System (METS) in Missouri. Christopher T. Stephens, MD, MS, NREMT-P is the Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at University of Maryland School of Medicine and Attending Trauma Anesthesiologist at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. Walt Stoy, PhD, EMT-P is Professor and Director of Emergency Medicine at the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh and Director of Educational Emerg. Medicine at the Ctr. for Emerg. Medicine. Rusty Tinney, NREMT-P is administrator of the Newton Co (Missouri) Ambulance District. Owen T. Traynor, MD, FAAEM is the medical director of paramedic education of the Center for Emergency Medicine of Western PA. Jeremy Mothershed, NREMT-P is EMS Chief of Havre de Grace (Md.) Ambulance Corps. Cathleen W. Vandenbraak, BSN, MHA/MBA, CEN, CCRN, CFRN, FP-C has been a paramedic for over 20 years and is a registered nurse and flight nurse. Jerry Overton, Chair for the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch. Clinton R. Van Zandt, a former FBI Profiler and Hostage Negotiator, is NBC/ MSNBC TVs Chief on-air Criminal Analyst and a well-known author and television / radio commentator concerning crime and human behavior. Richard Patrick, M.S., CFO, EMT-P, FF, is the Director of Medical First Responder Coordination for Medical Readiness Division, Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Health Affairs (OHA). Paul E. Pepe, MD, MPH, FACEP, MACP, FCCP, FCCM, is a Professor of Surgery, Medicine, Pediatrics, Public Health and Chair of Emergency Medicine at the Univ. of Texas. John J. Peruggia, BSHS, EMT-P, EFO is an Assistant Chief with the Bureau of EMS, Fire Department of New York. Tim Phalen has provided 12-lead education to over 45,000 providers worldwide. Thomas E. Platt, EdD, NREMT-P is a faculty member in the Emergency Medicine Program, University of Pittsburgh and Associate Director of the Office of Education at the Center for Emergency Medicine. Katherine H. West, BSN, MSEd, CIC has worked in the field of infection control since 1975 and is a consultant to the US Public Health Service, Federal Occupational Health. Steve Wirth, JD, EMT-P is a founding member of the EMS law firm Page, Wolfberg, & Wirth LLC Doug Wolfberg, JD, EMT is a partner with EMS law firm Page, Wolfberg & Wirth LLC. For full faculty biographies, please go to www.EMSToday.com February 28 - March 3, 2012 • Baltimore, MD 35
  • 35. HOTELS Where should I stay in Baltimore? HOTEL LEGEND 2 Days Inn Inner Harbor 100 Hopkins Place Baltimore, MD 21201 $115 Single/Double 3 Hilton Baltimore 401 West Pratt Street Baltimore, Maryland, 21201 $159-$199 4 Holiday Inn Inner Harbor 301 W Lombard Street Baltimore, MD 21201 $144 Single/Double 5 Hyatt Regency Baltimore 300 Light Street Baltimore, MD 21202 $196 Single/Double 1 Marriott Inner Harbor 110 South Eutaw Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201 $190 Single/Double 6 Sheraton Inner Harbor 300 South Charles Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201 $177 Single/Double N 20% DISCOUNT IN BISTRO 300 & DISCOUNT PARKING 20% DISCOUNT ON DINNER IN HOTEL RESTAURANTS 20% DISCOUNT ON BREAKFAST BUFFET *Check EMSToday.com for additional food & beverage discounts N Map jointly produced by Downtown Partnership and Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association. CONVENTION CENTER HOTEL RESERVATION INSTRUCTIONS (Choose ONE of the following methods:)  INTERNET: Go to at www.EMSToday.com. You can view hotel options by price and date and reserve online using your credit card.  FAX: Go to www.EMSToday.com to download the 2012 Housing Form. You may also call to have one faxed to you. Fax your completed Housing Form to 410-659-8398 to reserve your room.  MAIL: Go to www.EMSToday.com to download the 2012 Housing Form. You may also call to have one sent to you. Mail your housing form with check deposit only to EMS Housing Bureau, c/o Visit Balimore, 100 Light Street, 12th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202.  TELEPHONE: Call the EMS Housing Bureau Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm ET 800-282-6632 (toll free), 410-837-4636 (international), and they will assist you with your reservation. GOVERNMENT RATES Hotels may have government rates available. Please check with the EMS Housing Bureau. CONFIRMATIONS The EMS Housing Bureau will send you a confirmation. Review it carefully for accuracy. If you do not receive a confirmation via e-mail, fax or mail within 14 days after sending request, please contact the EMS Housing Bureau. DEPOSITS All hotels require a credit card guarantee or check deposit of 1 night’s room rate and tax with each reservation requested. Requests received without a credit card guarantee or check deposit will be returned. CHANGES/CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS Changes and cancellations should be made through the EMS Housing Bureau through February 20, 2012. Any cancellations made after that time will be subject to forfeiture of the entire 1 night’s room rate and tax deposit. The EMS Housing Bureau will begin accepting reservations on Oct. 31, 2011. In order to take advantage of discounted EMS Today rates, be sure to book your reservation by Jan. 25, 2012. After that date, the official EMS blocks will be released and hotels may charge higher rates. However, please continue to contact the EMS Housing Bureau for the best rates. *All rates are per room night and are subject to a 15.5% tax (subject to change). 36 Register at www.EMSToday.com
  • 36. TRAVEL INFORMATION THE EMS TODAY CONFERENCE is held at the Baltimore Convention Center in downtown Baltimore, Maryland, near the Inner Harbor and Camden Yards. Here is some information for travel to Baltimore. Please go to www.EMSToday.com for detailed maps and additional travel information. AIR TRAVEL The closest airport is Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI): 9.4 miles to convention center Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is 47.2 miles away. Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) is 60 miles away. Please check with your travel agent for the lowest fares. GETTING FROM THE AIRPORT TO HOTELS & CONVENTION CENTER Light Rail The Light Rail operates at street level and connects BWI with the Convention Center. One-way fare is $1.60. For detailed schedules and travel times, go to mta.maryland.gov. The Airport Shuttle This is a shared-ride van service offering discounted rates from BWI Airport. To make an online reservation, please visit https://theairportshuttle.hudsonltd.net/ res?USERIDENTRY=EMS11&LOGON=GO for details about the $17 fare special. When you arrive at BWI, go directly to the van from your baggage claim area and enjoy a guarantee of no more than 2 stops along the way. SuperShuttle SuperShuttle provides a door to door shared ride ground transportation service to all Baltimore hotels from Reagan National Airport (DCA), Dulles International Airport (IAD), and Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). SuperShuttle is available to and from the airport 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and will offer a discounted rate of $26.00 roundtrip or $14.00 one-way. Reservations can be made online at https://www.supershuttle.com or by calling (800) 258-3826 and use group code Y4ZLN. LOCAL TRAIN TRAVEL: MARYLAND TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION (MTA) There are 3 types of trains that operate in and around the greater Baltimore area to serve and connect many cities and towns. Please go to mta.maryland.gov or call 866-RIDE-MTA for more information, schedules, fares and assistance. Also, see the map on page 36. MARC Train The MARC (Maryland Area Regional Commuter) Train Service is a commuter rail system that operates three lines of service on weekdays only. PENN LINE: operates primarily between Baltimore’s Penn Station, through BWI Airport Train Station, and Union Station in Washington, D. C. BRUNSWICK LINE: operates between Brunswick, Maryland and Washington Union Station. CAMDEN LINE: operates out of Camden Yards in Downtown Baltimore City and travels to Union Station in Washington D.C. Purchase your ticket prior to boarding the train. This train system connects Penn Station with a stop close to the Convention Center. Light Rail The Light Rail operates at street level, connecting north and south cities to Baltimore with 32 station stops. Purchase a ticket from the ticket vending machine prior to boarding as they are not available on board. This train system connects Penn Station with a stop at the Convention Center. Metro Subway The 15.5-mile, 14 station Metro Subway system operates from the Owings Mills corporate and shopping complex in Baltimore County, through Downtown Baltimore to Johns Hopkins Hospital. Purchase a ticket from a ticket vending machine prior to boarding. Listen for your station stop, or refer to the system map in each car. The closest stop to the Convention Center is approximately 4 blocks north. Taxis The approximate one way taxi fare from BWI to the Convention Center is $35. CAR TRAVEL Driving Times To Baltimore From: Atlantic City 2 hours, 40 minutes Train Travel Boston 7 hours Amtrak: Discounted Rates New York City 3 hours, 15 minutes Trains arrive and depart from Penn Station, located at 1515 Charles Street in Baltimore. The Major cities near Baltimore, MD Philadelphia 1 hour, 50 minutes station is approximately 2 miles from the Convention Center and connected via the Light Washington, D.C. 55 minutes Rail. Amtrak connects Baltimore to cities along the Northeast Corridor. For detailed route information, go to www.amtrak.com. Amtrak will offer a 10% discount off the lowest available rail fare to Baltimore, February 25, 2012 – March 6, 2012, but you cannot book online. To make a reservation you must call Amtrak at 1-800-872-7245 or contact your local travel agent. Please use Convention Fare Code X09I-935. Rail Times to Baltimore from: Boston 7 hours, 10 minutes New York City 2 hours, 20 minutes Philadelphia 1 hour, 10 minutes Washington, DC 45 minutes PARKING EMS Today will again provide free parking on Thursday, Friday and Saturday (March 1-3). The lot is adjacent to the Convention Center at Camden Yards and can accommodate large vehicles. Please look for signs to direct you to the proper lot. (Note: this parking is for the day only, no overnights allowed.) February 28 - March 3, 2012 • Baltimore, MD 37
  • 37. REGISTRATION INFORMATION FAQS Please use one registration form per individual. Early bird registration ends February 3, 2012.  REGISTER NOW FOR THE BEST RATES. 4 EASY WAYS TO REGISTER:  ONLINE Go to www.EMSToday.com and click on Register Now. Follow instructions. Have questions? Email inquiry@EMSTodayExpo.com  FAX Fax your completed registration form along with your credit card information or a copy of your purchase order to: 972-620-3099.  MAIL Mail your completed registration form along with payment or a copy of your purchase order to: EMS Today Conference & Exposition 2012, 350 E. Royal Lane, Suite 100, Irving, TX 75039-3105. Make checks payable to Reed Exhibitions.  PHONE Please have your registration form completed and call 800-875-7556 or 203-840-5663 to submit your information. GROUP REGISTRATION Please submit a separate registration form for each individual. A group consists of 5 or more people and registration forms must be submitted together. Please include payment or a copy of your purchase order with all forms. Make checks payable to Reed Exhibitions. CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY Cancellations received prior to February 17, 2012 are subject to a $75 service charge for Conference and / or a $10 service charge for Exhibits Admission. All cancellation requests are subject to review and will not be processed until (2) weeks after the show ends. Cancellations must be provided in writing and all badges/tickets/confirmations must be returned before a refund can be processed. Cancellations received after February 17, 2012 and “no shows” are subject to the full conference/exhibits registration fee. Conferees assume all risk incidental to participation in all activities, loss or damage to property, and release management, its employees and agents against any claims. Submit your cancellation to: EMS Today 2012, REFUNDS, Reed Exhibitions, 383 Main Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851. REGISTRATION CHANGES If you need to make changes to your registration, please contact Reed Exhibitions either by mail, phone or fax using the contact information listed to the left. CONFERENCE BADGES/PICK UP Badges/tickets will be mailed to you if your registration is received by February 20, 2012. If you register after this date, your badges/tickets will not be mailed and you will need to pick them up at the conference. Please bring your confirmation letter with you to pick them up on site. ON-SITE REGISTRATION Beginning Tuesday, February 28, 2012, you may register in person at the convention center. Please note: Some preconference workshops have attendance limits and may be full. Please call in advance to check availability. REGISTRATION HOURS Tuesday, February 28 7:00 am-5:00 pm Wednesday, February 29 7:00 am-7:30 pm Thursday, March 1 7:00 am-7:30 pm Friday, March 2 Saturday, March 3 7:00 am-6:30 pm 7:30 am-4:30 pm TAX DEDUCTIBLE All or part of this educational program may be tax deductible. Check with your accountant or tax consultant for details. NJ EMT-B AND PA REGISTRATION If you are licensed as an EMT-B in the state of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, please check the EMS Today website for updated information on session registration. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS HOW DO I...? . . . SIGN UP FOR SESSIONS? You may attend any of the main conference sessions as part of your regular registration fee; preconference workshops and special events are an additional fee. We recommend you choose topics you wouldn’t get at home or in regular continuing education classes. So we can plan seating, we ask that you tell us which sessions you THINK you’ll attend (that’s what those numbers on the registration form are for!); of course, you’re free to change your mind once you get to the conference. . . . SIGN UP FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS? . . . VISIT THE EXHIBIT HALL? Admission to the exhibit hall is included with all conference registrations. In addition, exhibit hall passes are available for only $10 before February 3, 2012. . . . BRING A SPOUSE/FRIEND? Unless your spouse/friend has purchased a conference registration, they will not be allowed into sessions. Exhibit hall passes may be purchased, either in advance or on site. Although the exhibit hall is intended for adults, children will be allowed access during show days but must be under parents’ supervision at all times. Children are not permitted in the hall during move-in or move-out. Be sure to check off the CEH box on the registration form and supply us with your licensing information so we know you need a certificate. When you come to the conference, be sure to stop by the CEH desk. You’ll verify your license number and email address. At the end of each session, you’ll turn in a ticket to obtain CEH for that session. Within a few days after the conference, you’ll be able to go online and print out your certificate. Although courses are submitted to CECBEMS for approval, if you have any questions about your state’s CEH policies please check with your training officer or state EMS office. . . . GO ON A RIDE-ALONG, FACILITY TOUR OR OBSERVATION? …GET SESSION HANDOUTS BEFORE AND AFTER THE CONFERENCE? Although attendees at EMS Today wear every style of clothing from suits to jeans, you can’t go wrong with “business casual”attire. We encourage you to wear your uniform on Thursday. And don’t forget to pack comfortable clothes and a jacket for exploring Baltimore. If a speaker/presenter has supplied handouts for their session, they will be available for print and/or download at www.EMSToday.com. We suggest you print out the handouts for the sessions you plan to attend prior to arriving at the conference, to maximize learning and retention. 38 Register at www.EMSToday.com Sign up in advance by contacting the host agency. For more information, please visit www. EMSToday.com. Please note: These are only available to registered attendees only. WHAT IS...? . . . THE DRESS CODE?
  • 38. REGISTRATION FORM • REGISTER BY FEB. 3RD PRIORITY CODE: MA1 Please type/print name and title as you wish them to appear on your name badge: FIRST NAME LAST NAME TITLE ORGANIZATION ADDRESS This address is my J Home J Office CITY STATE ZIP COUNTRY PHONE ( ) FAX ( ) This phone is my J Home J Office J Cell Phone E-MAIL ADDRESS: A UNIQUE EMAIL ADDRESS IS REQUIRED—YOUR CONFIRMATION SENT VIA EMAIL. EMAIL ADDRESS NEEDED FOR CEU CERTIFICATE LOGON. CERTIFICATION/LICENSE # LICENSE STATE DATE OF BIRTH LEVEL OF LICENSURE/TYPE OF LICENSE LICENSE EXPIRATION DATE J ALS J BLS IF YOU HAVE MULTIPLE CERTIFICATIONS, PLEASE FAX OR EMAIL THEM WITH YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME TO: 972/620-3099 OR EMSTODAY@REEDEXPO.COM PLEASE CIRCLE THE NUMBERS OF THE MAIN SESSIONS YOU PLAN TO ATTEND: Wednesday, February 29, 2012—Evening Sessions 0101 0102 0103 0104 0105 0106 0107 0108 Thursday, March 1, 2012—Morning Sessions 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 Thursday, March 1, 2012—Late Morning Sessions 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Thursday, March 1, 2012—Lunch Sessions (Check for additional cost) L001 L002 (FREE to first 30) L003 L004 L005 L006 (FREE Luncheon to first 75 ) Thursday, March 1, 2012—Late Afternoon Sessions and Keynote 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012 3013 3014 Friday, March 2, 2012—Morning Sessions 4001 4002 4003 4004 4005 4006 4007 4008 4009 4010 4011 4012 4013 4013 Friday, March 2, 2012—Early Afternoon Sessions 5001 5002 5003 5004 5005 5006 5007 5008 5009 5010 5011 5012 Friday, March 2, 2012—Late Afternoon Sessions 6001 6002 6003 6004 6005 6006 6007 Friday, March 2, 2012—Early Evening Sessions 7001 7002 7003 7004 7005 7006 7007 7008 7009 7010 7011 7012 Saturday, March 3, 2012— Keynote and Early Afternoon Sessions 8000 8001 8002 8003 8004 8005 8006 8007 8008 8009 8010 8011 8012 8013 Saturday, March 3, 2012—Late Afternoon Sessions 9001 9002 9003 9004 9005 9006 9007 9008 9009 9010 9011 9012 9013 9014 9015 1. OCCUPATION/POSITION (Please circle 1) J A. Paramedic J B. EMT Basic J C. EMT-I, EMT-D J D. First Responder J E. Emergency Management/Public Safety J F. Physician J G. Medical Director J J. Registered Nurse J K. Instructor/Coordinator/Trainer J L. Administrator/ Supervisor J M. EMS Chief J N. Fire Chief, J P. Other Chief J R. Pres, Dir, CEO, VP, Mgr J S. Captain/Lt/Commander J T. Student J O. Other (Specify) ______________ I am a member of the following Associations: JAAA JAPCO JIAEM JIAEMSC JIAFC JNAEMSE JNAEMT JNASEMSO JNEMSMA J Do you have any special needs? Please check here and our staff will contact you. Please check off the events and workshops you will be attending: (Early/Regular) Pricing Tuesday, February 28 & Wednesday, February 29 • Two-Day Workshops 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. J (0001) Developing & Managing the Emergency Medical Services Field Training and Evaluation Program ($310/$355) J (0002) NAEMSE’s Instructor Class, Level II ($345/$355) Tuesday, February 28 • One-Day Preconference Workshops 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. J (0003) Advanced Airway: Lecture and Cadaver Lab (Limit of 36) ($250/$275) Tuesday, February 28 • Half-Day Preconference Workshop J (0004) Autopsy Observation (Limit of 50) • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ($15/$25) Wednesday, February 29 • One-Day Preconference Workshops 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. J (0005) Advanced Airway: Lecture and Cadaver Lab (Limit of 36) ($250/$275) J (0006) 12-Leads Made Easy ($200/$235) J (0007) EMS Street Survival (Limit of 25) ($200/$235) J (0008) PHTLS Hybrid Course (Limit of 50) ($285/$310) J (0009) Emergency Pediatric Hybrid Course (Limit of 50) ($285/$310) J (0010) Federal Town Hall Meeting ($0/$0) J (0011) Train Better 2012 – CentreLearn Administrators Workshop ($150 per organization, up to 2 people; $75 each add’l person) Wednesday, February 29 • Half-Day Preconference Workshop J (0012) Back to Basics Skills Lab (Limit of 70) • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ($130/$150) J (0013) Advanced Tools to Lead Change for Fire Service EMS • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ($120/$140) J (0014) Ultrasound in the Field (Limit of 30) • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ($50/$75) J (0015) Autopsy Observation (Limit of 50) • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ($15/$25) J (0016) Back to Basics Skills Lab (Limit of 70) • 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ($130/$150) J (0017) Mini Med School for Paramedics • 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ($120/$140) J (0018) Risk Avoidance in Today’s Challenging EMS Environment • 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m ($120/$140) J (0019) Critical Thinking & Item Writing Workshop • 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ($120/$140) J (0020) Ultrasound in the Field (Limit of 30) • 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ($50/$75) Subscription to JEMS: A 1-year subscription to JEMS is included in your registration fee. J Check here if you do not wish to receive JEMS. Conference Fees (please check one) J Gold Passport 3-Day Early By Feb.3 $430 Regular After Feb. 3 $510 J Military Gold Passport 3-Day $280 $340 J Silver Passport 2-Day $315 $385 J Military Silver Passport 2-Day $205 $255 Includes Wednesday Evening Sessions Includes Wednesday Evening Sessions (Please fax/mail a copy of your Military ID with your reg. form) Includes Wednesday Evening Sessions Includes Wednesday Evening Sessions (Please fax/mail a copy of your Military ID with your reg. form) J Wednesday Evening Sessions $50 $50 J One-Day Only $199 $275 $25 J Exhibit Hall Only Pass, EMS Professional $10 (If you register for the conference your exhibit pass is included) J Exhibit Hall Only Pass, Family/Friend $10 $25 J Networking Lunch* $40 $40 J Lunch & Learn* $30 $30 (*Available to paid conference registrants only: 1, 2 or 3-day) Please circle which days you will attend the main conference: Thursday Friday Saturday A Conference/Exhibit Hall Registration Fee $ _________________ B Preconference Workshop(s) $ _________________ INCLUDED C 1-Year subscription to JEMS ($44 value) $ _________________ D Group Discounts: (Good on 2-day or 3-day only.) $500 (5-9 people) OR $1,000 (10+ people) —$__________________ TOTAL AMOUNT ENCLOSED $ __________________ __Enclosed is my check for $______________ payable in U.S. dollars to Reed Exhibitions. __Enclosed is my Purchase Order #___________ for $___________________. __Charge my: J VISA J MasterCard J AMEX 2. EMPLOYER/AFFILIATION (Please circle 1) Account # J 1. Hospital J 2. Private Ambulance J 3. Fire Dept./Rescue Squad J 4. Third Service/Municipal Agency J 5. Industrial/Commercial J 6. Educational Institution J 8. Military/Government J 7. Other______________________ J 9. Volunteer 3. PURCHASING ROLE (Check all that apply) J FA PURCHASE J FD SPECIFY J FB APPROVE J FE INFLUENCE J FC RECOMMEND Exp. Date Card Holder Authorized Cardholder Signature PRIVACY POLICY We collect data to provide you with information about EMS Today Conference & Exposition and other companies in your industry. If you prefer not to receive further information, please see our Privacy Statement at www.EMSToday.com or call our Privacy Administrator at 1-888-306-2344 or 1-203-840-5810. February 28 - March 3, 2012 • Baltimore, MD
  • 39. JUST ADDED! PLEASE CHECK BACK SOON FOR MORE ADDITIONS! THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012 10:15 AM – 12:15 PM BLS/ALS Clinical Session #2010 Capnography: Tube Verification is Only the Beginning Robert Murray, BS, NREMT-P Using capnography for tube verification is a great start but there are so many uses for capnography in both intubated and non-intubated patients. Come and find out how your peers use it to assess their patients and guide their care. Discover how the new AHA guidelines recommend capnography. From objective diagnostic information that help save lives to documentation that saves us during law suits, capnography is the wave of the future. This interactive, hands-on session will describe capnography, when to use it and why, and immerse you in situations and case scenarios where you learn how capnography helps make clinically appropriate treatment decisions. Limited to 30 participants and offered again at 1:30pm. THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM BLS/ALS Clinical Session #3015 Capnography: Tube Verification is Only the Beginning Robert Murray, BS, NREMT-P Repeated session, please see description at 10:15am. Session limited to 30 participants. Go to www.EMSToday.com to get details & save! Register at www.EMSToday.com
  • 40. EMS Today 2012 Reed Exhibitions 383 Main Avenue Norwalk, CT 06851 EMS TODAY provides the tools you need to advance your career! • QUALITY CONTENT that focuses on the future of EMS • PROGRESSIVE SPEAKERS with an eye on the pulse of the industry • NETWORKING EVENTS where you can make new contacts with fresh ideas • NEW PRODUCTS and solutions in the exhibit hall EMS Today DELIVERS THE BEST EMS EDUCATION and THE BEST EXPERIENCE. www.EMSToday.com