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  1. 1. International Conference on Disaster & Terrorism Preparedness
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. However, violence, weapons, and attacks directed at rescue workers has been largely February 28 - March 3, 2012 • Baltimore, MD 21
  21. 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. 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. In this session, Runnett and Brown February 28 - March 3, 2012 • Baltimore, MD 23
  23. 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. 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. 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. 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

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