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  • 1. ES S Co-located with: N N EO D NC RE ERE REPA ONF AL C ISM P ON NATI ROR INTER R & TER TE DISAS MAR WA S CH 7-9 HIN , 2 G T O 01 N, 3 D C International Conference on Disaster & Terrorism Preparedness Presented in partnership with Advance Your Career at EMS Today… Where People, Products and Ideas Connect
  • 2. What Do You Need to Know Today? In EMS, you never know what you’ll be faced with as each new shift begins. The JEMS family of EMS products gives you informative, practical and credible resources with a real-world EMS perspective. We’re here to help you do your job more effectively, with content from writers who are EMS professionals in the field. • News • Clinical Breakthroughs • Cutting-Edge Gear & Technology • Job Listings • Continuing Education • Networking Make sure you’re ready for whatever comes your way. The JEMS Family of EMS Products will help you stay prepared. ® JWebcasts EMS JEMS eNewsletter JEMS on: For more information, visit www.JEMS.com
  • 3. What’s Inside: Why attend EMS Today? • Discounts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 • Continuing Education. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 • Special Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 • JEMS Games. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 • Exhibit Hall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 • Exhibitor List. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 • Preconference Workshops. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 • Schedule At-A-Glance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 • Session Descriptions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 • Faculty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 • Hotel Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 • Travel Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 • Registration Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 • Registration Form. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 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. Who Should Attend? • Paramedics, EMTs, First Responders • MS Fire Chiefs, Managers, Supervisors E • Educators • Rescue, Tactical, CERT and Special Ops • Medical Directors and Nurses • Public Safety and Emergency Mgmt. Officials • Quality content that focuses on the future of EMS • elevant and reliable information you can take home R and use right away • rogressive speakers with an eye on the pulse of the industry P • Networking events where you can make new contacts with fresh ideas • ttendees who are as motivated as you are to advance A careers and strengthen skills • Exhibitors who will demonstrate the newest technology and products to make your job safer and more efficient Conference Location The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is located between 7th and 9th Streets and N Street and Mt. Vernon Place in downtown Washington, D.C. EMS Today 2013 Registration Hours Tuesday, March 5 | 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m Wednesday, March 6 | 7:00am – 7:30pm Thursday, March 7 | 7:00am – 7:30pm Friday, March 8 | 7:00am – 6:30pm Saturday, March 9 | 7:30am – 4:30pm The EMS Today Conference is co-located with the International Conference on Disaster Terrorism Preparedness … and your conference registration gives you access to all of the sessions. You will see these sessions detailed on the Schedule-at-a-Glance, within the Disaster/ Terrorism track. EMS Today promises to deliver: EMS Today DELIVERS THE BEST EMS EDUCATION and THE BEST EXPERIENCE in the industry. Don’t Wait! Register by Feb. 1 Save Exhibit Hall Your conference registration to EMS Today includes admission to the exhibit hall.* Exhibit Hall Hours: Thursday, March 7 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 8 | 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday, March 9 | 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. *Exhibits Only Attendance also available. March 5 - March 9, 2013 | Washington D.C. 1
  • 4. Register Smart and Save Money with Our Discounts We realize budgets are tight, we’ve got a variety of options to help you save money and maximize your budget. All it takes is a little planning… • Register by February 1 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 or 3-day conference pass • cholarship Fund for New Attendees: apply online to be considered for a free S conference registration (excluding travel costs) • Restaurant Discounts: just show your badge and save! • ook your hotel through the EMS Housing Bureau for discounted rates B (see page 36 for details) • Like us on Facebook for up-to-the-minute discount offers Go to www.EMSToday.com to get the details and even more ways you can save! A ONE-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 ($44 value). (Note: $1 of your registration fee is allocated for this purpose.) “ 2 EMS Today is the single best opportunity to obtain world class professional education in a short time period. Register at www.EMSToday.com ”
  • 5. 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 receive your certificate via email. 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.‌ remt.org or call (614) 888-4484. n Key to NREMT Categories NREMT Categories are indicated 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. program planning committee Alexandria (Va.) Fire Department Anne Arundel County (Md.) Fire Department Arlington County (Va.) Fire Department Charles County (Md.) DES Children’s National Medical Center Congressional Fire Service Institute (CFSI) DC FEMS Training Academy DC Firefighters Association District of Columbia Department of Health District of Columbia Fire EMS Department Georgetown Univ. Washington Hospital Government of the District of Columbia, Office of the Mayor IAFF International Assoc. of Fire Chiefs MIEMSS Medstar Washington/Georgetown Hospital Montgomery County (Md.) Fire Rescue Services National Association of EMTs National EMS Managers Association NHTSA Office of EMS Northern Virginia EMS Council Office of Health Affairs, Dept. of Homeland Security Prince Georges County (Md.) Fire/EMS Department Sibley Memorial Hospital ED Stafford County (Va.) Fire EMS The George Washington University U.S. Dept. of Health Human Services UMBC, Dept. of Emergency Health Service NJ, PA, VA EMS Professionals Please check the EMS Today Web site to verify which sessions have been approved by your state office. * ll other states: please check with your state EMS office for your state’s A CEH requirements. 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. March 5 - March 9, 2013 | Washington D.C. 3
  • 6. S ES N N E O ED ENC R FER REPA P CON NAL RISM ATIO O TERN TERR IN TER DISAS MAR WA S CH 7-9 HIN , 2 G T O 01 N, 3 D C 2nd Annual International Conference on Disaster Terrorism Preparedness Exhibit Hall Learning Center The Learning Center features half-hour sessions on a variety of topics – all attendees will be able to obtain CEH from these sessions. Please see page 8 for a list of the scheduled sessions. Held in conjunction with EMS Today, the International Conference on Disaster Terrorism Preparedness offers sessions on Planning, Resources, and Response Needs for Responders to Natural and Man-Made Disasters. Your conference registration to EMS Today gives you access to all of these sessions (please see the session grid for more detail). Your voice is needed on the Hill. Don’t miss the most important EMS advocacy event of the year. Tell your members of Congress about the challenges you face in providing emergency medical care and advocate for the passage of key EMS legislation. Join EMS professionals from across the nation for EMS on the Hill Day, March 5-6, 2013, in Washington, D.C., immediately prior to EMS Today. Be there for EMS. Hosted by Register now at www.naemt.org. Serving our nation’s EMS practitioners 4 Register at www.EMSToday.com
  • 7. Special Events Keynotes THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2013 12:15 PM – 1:30 PM — Networking Lunch for Supervisors This networking lunch is for supervisors, administrators, chiefs, company officers … anyone in a leadership position. This is a great opportunity to build your personal network as you discuss hot topics with your peers, all while enjoying a delicious boxed lunch. Limited to 50 people at an additional cost of $35 per person. 12:15 PM – 1:30 PM — Networking Lunch for Seasoned EMS Personnel This networking lunch is for all those who’ve been in EMS for 15+ years. We know you’ve got great stories and successes to share, here’s your chance to meet up with others who have been in EMS as long as you have! Limited to 50 people at an additional cost of $35 per person for a boxed lunch. 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM — 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 $35 per person. BLS/ALS Clinical: T. Ryan Mayfield, MS ALS Clinical: Christopher P. Holstege, MD ALS Clinical: Peter P. Taillac, MD, FACEP 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM — Opening Ceremonies • Street Medicine Society/John Pryor Award • EMS10: Innovators in EMS Awards Opening Keynote EMS Through the Ages Dan Swayze, DrPH, MBA, MEMS The history of EMS has never been told like this before! After a year of research and reviewing original literature from the past two centuries, Dr. Swayze brings to life the stories of how the ambulance, the stethoscope, intravenous saline, oxygen therapy and other devices we take for granted today were invented. Dr Swayze portrays the stories of some remarkable but unsung heroes in the history of EMS … while dressed in the ambulance uniform of the age. Throughout this presentation “performance” you will learn how EMS has evolved over the past 200 years, but more importantly, how some things have always remained the same. 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM — Exhibit Hall Open 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM — Pub Crawl With a variety of bars, you’ll “crawl” your way around until you’ve experienced them all. Enjoy drink specials, try micro brews, and make new friends. FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2013 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM — Exhibit Hall Open 10:00 AM — Cooking Competition 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. EMS teams can apply to compete in the competition by submitting an application by February 1, 2013; teams will be chosen on a first come, first accepted basis. Teams may include 2-4 individuals. Visit EMSToday.com for the list of ingredients you must use and the entry application. 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM — JEMS Games Final TM Competition See the top three teams compete in this fast-paced simulation of an EMS call and earn 1.5 CEH! SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2013 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM — Closing Ceremonies • Prehospital Care Research Forum Awards • 11th Annual Nicholas Rosecrans Awards • James O. Page/JEMS Award • 10th Annual JEMS Games Medals Ceremony Closing Keynote Gaining and Keeping the Public’s Trust Gordon Graham We now live in a transparent society with expanded resources and exposure to the public. As a result, public safety agencies must be mindful of their image and effects of the internet, blogs, social media, Public Records Requests, distrust of government at all levels, inappropriate release of information by employees. Gordon Graham, recognized internationally for his in-depth public safety and risk management expertise, as well as his powerful and insightful presentations, will explain the approach public safety agencies should take to these important issues. He will present information that illustrates how public distrust can adversely impact public safety in terms of public trust, voting results, jury verdicts (civil and criminal), and community support. Graham will show how you can determine your community’s level of support and control measures that can be used to increase that support and your agency’s standing in the community. He will also offer pearls of wisdom about how to create and maintain loyal customers. 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM — Exhibit Hall Open THROUGHOUT THE CONFERENCE New Product Displays Look for our new and featured product displays in the Exhibit Hall. See all the products up close, then talk to the exhibitors to see demonstrations. Ride-alongs, Tours Observations EMS Today partners with local agencies and facilities to offer you the opportunity to learn how other agencies work and manage patients. Once you arrive in Washington, D.C., you may schedule with staff on site in the Registration Area, if vacancies remain. Tours may include: • FEMA-NRCC Operations Center • Children’s National Medical Center • White House • DC Fire EMS Museum • Walter Reed National Military Medical Center-Bethesda Please visit EMSToday.com for updated information on these and more opportunities and to schedule your ride-along or tour in advance. March 5 - March 9, 2013 | Washington D.C. 5
  • 8. Innovators in EMS The 2011 EMS10 Award Recipients. JEMS, with support from Physio-Control Inc., is proud to sponsor the EMS10: Innovators in EMS awards. Now in its fifth year, the awards recognize individuals who have contributed to EMS in an exceptional and innovative way. Ten progressive EMS professionals were recognized at the 2012 EMS Today Conference as the “EMS 10: Innovators in EMS” for 2012. Their efforts are an inspiration and a challenge to the rest of the EMS community. 2011 Award Recipients, awarded in 2012: • Tom Bouthillet, EMT-P • Stephanie Haley-Andrews, RN, EMT-P • Rob Lawrence, MCMI • Mary Meyers, MHA, EMT-P • Paul Paris, MD, FACEP LLD • David Reinis, EMT-P • E. Reed Smith, MD, FACEP • Pat Songer, NREMT-P, ASM • Todd Stout • ilderness EMS Course Developers: Michael Millin, MD; Seth W Hawkins, MD; Will Smith, MD As you read through this brochure, look for the EMS10 logo—we’ve asked a number of the 2011 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 2012 innovations (by 12/31/12)—please visit JEMS.com/EMS10. Award recipients will be recognized during the opening ceremonies of EMS Today on Thursday, March 7. 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 6 Register at www.EMSToday.com with support from
  • 9. JEMS Games =Fast-Paced Education Watch it live and earn CEH! Founding Sponsor TM The 2012 Gold Medal Team, Cumberland County EMS, N.C. 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 2014 competition schedule Equipment Check-In: Wednesday, March 6 • 4:00 p.m. - 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. There are three 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 three 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 1:00 p.m. Team Meeting with Course Walk-Thru and Orientation Wednesday, March 6 • 7:00 p.m. Preliminary Competition (Open to all attendees this year!) Thursday, March 7 • 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Final Competition Friday, March 8 • 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony Saturday, March 9 • 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Special Session Lessons Learned from the JEMS Games Saturday, March 9 • 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Entry requirements, competition information and a registration packet are available at www.EMSToday.com or you may call Allison Moen at 619-699-6316. 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, 2013. March 5 - March 9, 2013 | Washington D.C. 7
  • 10. The Exhibit Hall will feature hundreds of manufacturers with the latest technology, products and services to make your job safer more efficient. Exhibit Hall Highlights: • See the newest products launched for 2013 • isit the Learning Center with expanded FREE CE sessions V (see list below) • atch the Cooking Competition, Friday, March 8: get W inspired to cook a new dish! EXHIBIT HALL HOURS: Thursday, March 7, 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 8, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. • FREE Continental Breakfast on Saturday, March 9 at 10 AM Exhibit Hall Learning Center Friday, March 8, 2013 11:00 am – 11:30 am M-PEDS 5 Tips for Pediatric Assessment Jason McMullan, MD This lecture will give you five top tips to get through the toughest of pediatric assessments with ease. 11:45 am – 12:15 pm Top 10 Things Legal Counsel Wants You to Know Allison J. Bloom, Esq. There are a few really important things you should keep in mind as you deal with the day-to-day issues that arise in EMS. Allison J. Bloom, an attorney, will point out ten of them for you. You’ll want to take notes to share with colleagues and commit these to memory. 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm M-TRAUMA Top 5 Things Learned from the Battlefield Peter P. Taillac, MD, FACEP A decade of war has provided us hard earned but valuable lessons in trauma care that are directly transferable to civilian EMS. This lecture will highlight five top things that will improve the outcomes of our patients back home in the USA. 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm F-MEDICAL What Lies Ahead in the Second Decade of Therapeutic Hypothermia Treatment? Brent Myers, MD, MPH Dr. Myers will present a quick overview of what lies ahead in the second decade of therapeutic hypothermia treatment. 8 Register at www.EMSToday.com 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm M-TRAUMA Trapped: When Time is Ticking Christina Martinka, NREMT-P, FP-C, CCEMT-P, PNCCT You are responding to a large MVA where there are multiple patients, one of whom is trapped in the vehicle. The patient, on arrival, is combative, in severe pain and is severely crushed. In this session, you’ll learn to expand your differential diagnosis from basic bilateral extremity fractures and “run of the mill” trauma patients, to the need for chemical extrication and administration of crush protocol. 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm M-MEDICAL PSST!? Needle Decompression Secrets David Page, MS, NREMT-P This tell-it-like-it-is talk will combine 28 years of street experience with the best available evidence in needle thoracostomy. Page will review key research regarding catheter size, positioning and special tricks of the trade. It’s a session you will not want to miss. Interested in Exhibiting? Don’t miss the opportunity to showcase your products to over 4,600 industry professionals at EMS Today 2013. For Space Rate, Sponsorship Packages and more information: Sue Ellen Rhine Exhibit Sponsorship Sales Representative Office: 918-831-9786 Mobile: 918-510-6230 Email: sueellenr@pennwell.com
  • 11. Exhibit Hall Saturday, March 9, 2013 10:00 am – 10:30 am Veteran PTS: What you need to know Dean R. Pedrotti Patrick Ziegert This session will provide you with a basic understanding of military service and combat stressors associated with combat deployment or return to civilian life, to help recognize symptoms of post-traumatic stress (PTS) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) and to provide caregiver tips when responding on a crisis call involving a veteran. 10:45 am – 11:15 am Top Tips for Instructors Keith Widmeier, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P, EMS-I, BA Are you having trouble breaking the ice with new students? Have you heard about the class that is using podcasts for their students? What about incorporating iPad or tablet technology? Learn how to incorporate various technologies into the classroom as well as techniques for engaging critical thinking in this information packed ‌‌ session. “ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm M-ABC Bagging Basics: One Second, One Handed David Page, MS, NREMT-P Breathing for others using bag valve mask ventilation is an essential skill for all EMS providers. This session, by popular EMS educator and JEMS Research Review Columnist David Page, will focus on common (and lethal) errors in ventilation, and how to overcome them very simply. 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm F-MEDICAL Challenging EMS Case Presentation David Page, MS, NREMT-P Start with a bathtub, add water and a patient, and end up with a cardiac arrest. You make the call! This interesting case presentation is one of Dave’s famous ‘Cases with a twist’. Come hear this amazing case and see if you can figure it out before he gives you the cause and outcome. Your future “lift assist” calls will never be the same. FREE SESSIONS AND CEH FOR ALL ATTENDEES! I had heard prior to attending and found out myself that THIS is the best place to go and see all of the new mercha ndise available in the ” Emergency Services Field. March 5 - March 9, 2013 | Washington D.C. 9
  • 12. Exhibitor List Action Training Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 528 Advanced Circulatory Systems Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .832 Aeroclave LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1611 Air Methods Corp, Intl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 905 Airon Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1332 Airtraq . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 857 Ambutrack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1234 American Emergency Vehicles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1634 American Heart Assn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1231 American Innotek Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1435 American Military University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1157 American Red Cross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 640 Armstrong Medical Industries Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1460 B Braun Medical Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1349 Bear-iatrics Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 949 Blaur Mfg Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1653 Board for Critical Care Transport Paramedic Certification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1044 Bound Tree Medical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1617 Brady Publishing/ Pearson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 425 Budd Medical Fire Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1458 C3 Softworks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1036 CAE Heathcare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 740 Cardiac Science Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 629 Care Fusion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1457 Center For Domestic Prepardeness . . . . . . . . . . . . 1236 CentreLearn Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1246 Channing Bete Co Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1028 Clear Advantage Collar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1338 Columbia Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1534 CoolShirt Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1459 Cornerstone Adminisystems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1340 Cryothermic Systems, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1330 CSI Medical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1025 Cypress Creek EMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1446 Demers Ambulances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 605 Digitech Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1059 Divers Alert Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1528 DM Medical Billings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 734 Ecolab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1160 Ecore Software Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1038 EKG Concepts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1553 Emergency Medical Products Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 940 Emergency Products+Research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 840 Emergency Responder Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1034 EMS Mgmt Consultants Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 929 EMS1.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1228 EMSAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1334 emsCharts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860 ESO Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 10 Register at www.EMSToday.com Excellance Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1815 FDIC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1300 Ferno-Washington Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1258 Fire Apparatus Emergency Equipment . . . . . . . 1300 Fire Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1300 Fire-Dex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .634 First Line Technology Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1656 Flotec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1434 iPCR (Forte Holdings) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 729 Frazer Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407 Gaumard Scientific . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1040 Gerber Outerwear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1238 Guardian EMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 632 Haix North America Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1049 Hartwell Medical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 625 Health Safety Institute, Ashi 24-7 EMS . . . . . . . 849 Honeywell - Safety Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1242 Horizon Medical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1430 Hovertech International . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 755 IamResponding.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 853 ImageTrend, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1060 Intermedix/Advanced Data Processing Inc . . . . . 1355 International Assn of Flight Paramedics . . . . . . . . . 944 International Police Mountainbike Assn . . . . . . . . 1045 Intubrite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 829 JEMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1300 JEMS Connect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 629 Johns Hopkins Hospital, The Center for Transport Medicine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 955 Jones Bartlett Learning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1225 Kaplan Fire EMS Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934 Karl Storz Endoscopy America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1345 Kimberly-Clark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 953 Knox Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 937 Laerdal Medical Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1425 m2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 942 Masimo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1450 McCoy Miller/Marque Ambulance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1304 McGraw-Hill Companies Higher Education . . . . . 935 Medical Safety Solutions Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1149 Medicalert Foundation Intl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1032 MedicEd.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1438 Medix Specialty Vehicles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234 Mercury Medical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1431 MERET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1134 Michigan Instruments Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1159 Microflex Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1440 Minto Research Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 753 Moore Medical Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1140 Newport Medical Instruments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 749 (As of October 18, 2012) Numask Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 638 Onspot Of North America, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1229 OSI International LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 932 O-Two Medical Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1328 Oxygen Generating Systems Intl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1428 Panasonic System Communications Co. . . . . . . . . 746 PennWell Public Safety Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1300 PerSys Medical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1352 PHS Products LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1455 Philips Healthcare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217 Physio-Control Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 811 Pointsource Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1029 Priority Care Emergency Management Systems Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 960 Pro Software Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 835 Progressive Medical International . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1255 Pulmodyne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 838 Quickclot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1629 RAE Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 732 Rescue 1/PL Custom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1707 RMS Medical Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 653 Rossbro Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1826 Safetec of America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1138 SAM Medical Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1131 Sansio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 760 Seidio Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1351 Simulaids Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 825 Skedco Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1253 Southeastern Emergency Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . 104 SSCOR Incorporated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 738 Stryker EMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 513 Tactical Medical Solutions Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 428 TEEX Texas Engineering Extension Service . . . . . 1143 Telrepco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1153 The Wise Co Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1823 Transact Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1249 Translite LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1453 Trauma Gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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L-Street Bridge Area University of Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 834 VCI Emergency Vehicle Specialists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1104 V.E. Ralph Son Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 846 VFIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1449 Vidacare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 855 Ward Diesel Filter Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1230 Weldon, A Division of Akron Brass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1128 Whelen Engineering Co Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1240 Ziamatic Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1130 Zoll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1113
  • 13. Schedule: Preconference Workshops Key to NREMT Categories NREMT Categories are indicated 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; M = Mandatory; F = Flexible MONDAY, MARCH 4 – WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013 THREE-DAY PRECONFERENCE WORKSHOP Monday, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM Tuesday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Wednesday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM PM01 NAEMSE Instructor Course Part I The National Association of EMS Educators Class limited to 50 participants. Registration deadline is February 6, 2013. TUESDAY, MARCH 5 – WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013 TWO-DAY WORKSHOPS 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM PT01 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 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 or www.flightparamedic.org. (Member discounts apply.) TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013 ONE-DAY WORKSHOP 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM PT02 Advanced Airway: Lecture and Cadaver Lab The Faculty of George Washington University Hospital, Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine Paul Dangerfield, MD M-ABC WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM ONE-DAY WORKSHOPS PW01 Discover Simulation: A Model for Success Class limited to 60 participants. F-ABC TM PW02 Mini Med School for Paramedics Eric Beck, DO, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P Marlea Miano, MD, RN, EMT-P F-MEDICAL PW03 Federal Town Hall Meeting Drew Dawson, Department of Transportation Gregg Margolis, HHS Richard W. Patrick, Department of Homeland Security This workshop is open to all interested attendees at no charge. 4 CEH will be given. PW04 Media Relations Bootcamp: Building and Protecting Your Agency’s Image Richard Huff, EMT-B Josh Weiss This workshop includes admission to the Newseum. Class limited to 30 participants. PW05 NAEMT EMS Safety Course EMS Safety Faculty PW06 Managing Fire-Based EMS Systems David Becker, MS, NREMT-P, EFO J. Robert “Rob” Brown, Jr., BS, EMT-P, CFO Norris Croom, AAS, EMT-P Gary Ludwig, MS, EMT-P Mike Metro John Sinclair, NREMT-P PW07 Train Better 2013 – CentreLearn Administrators Workshop Note: Open to CentreLearn Solutions clients. HALF-DAY WORKSHOPS PW09 Secrets for EMS Leadership Success Craig Dieringer Joseph (Jay) Fitch, PhD 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM PW10 From the Chart to the Classroom: An EMS Documentation Clinic W. Ann (“Winnie”) Maggiore, JD, NREMT-P Steve Wirth, JD, EMT-P Doug Wolfberg, JD, EMT This workshop will be offered off-site at a courthouse for the full experience of the mock trial! Location information will be provided to you prior to the workshop. PW11 Who is in Charge of What? The National Response Framework and ESF8 Gregg Lord, MD, NREMT-P Gregg Margolis, PhD, NREMT-P Edward M. Kennedy, CQM, CHE PW12 Tactical Emergency Casualty Care Geoffrey L. Shapiro, EMT-P E. Reed Smith, MD, FACEP Class limited to 40 participants. F-TRAUMA THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2013 HALF-DAY WORKSHOP 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM Certified Critical Care Paramedic (CCP-C®) and Certified Flight Paramedic (FP-C®) Examinations This exam will take place at the Renaissance Washington D.C. Downtown Hotel, one block from the convention center. PW08 Advanced Airway: Lecture and Cadaver Lab The Faculty of George Washington University Hospital, Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine Paul Dangerfield, MD M-ABC March 5 - March 9, 2013 | Washington D.C. 11
  • 14. Wednesday, March 6, 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM BLS/ALS Clinical 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM 8:15 PM - 9:15 PM W101 Things I Never Knew As a Paramedic, but Should Have. Marlea Miano, MD, RN, EMT-P W102 Maximizing Your Senses: The Future of Noninvasive Monitoring in Prehospital Care. James J. Augustine, MD F-ABC ALS Clinical W100 Hypothermia: Not Just for Ventricular Fibrillation Anymore? Brent Myers, MD, MPH F-MEDICAL EMS Leadership TM W103 Tips for Managing Pediatric Trauma. Randall S. Burd, MD, PhD M-PEDS W200 Respiratory Distress in the Pediatric Patient. Robert Felter, MD, FAAP M-PEDS W104 10 Leadership Tools for the EMS Manager. Joseph (Jay) Fitch, PhD W201 Rural and Volunteer EMS – Lessons Learned and Learned Sean Caffrey, MBA, CEMSO, NRP Education Special Focus W105 The Obese Population ... What You Need to Know. Christopher F. Nollette, EdD, NREMTP, LP F-MEDICAL SESSION TRACKS The conference sessions are slotted into tracks so you’ll know which session topics are appropriate for you. You can attend any session in any track. 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. 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. SPECIAL FOCUS These are topics of interest to all EMS professionals, regardless of their position or employment. DISASTER AND TERRORISM PREPAREDNESS These sessions offer education on planning, resources, and response for responders to natural and man-made disasters. 12 Register at www.EMSToday.com
  • 15. Schedule: Main Conference THURSDAY, March 7, 2013 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM BLS/ALS Clinical R100 Assessing Perfusion via Blood Lactate. T. Ryan Mayfield, MS F-MEDICAL R101 Maximizing Your Senses: The Future of Noninvasive Monitoring in Prehospital Care. James J. Augustine, MD F-ABC 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM R200 What About CPAP For Kids Sephora N. Morrison, MD, MSCI, FAAP M-PEDS 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM R300 Eagles Lightning Round. Moderator: Corey Slovis, MD, FACP, FACEP, FAAEM Panelists: David P. Keseg, MD, FACEP David A. Miramontes, MD, FACEP, NREMT Brent Myers, MD, MPH F-MEDICAL R400 What EMS has Learned From the Iraq and Afghanistan Battlefield. Peter P. Taillac, MD, FACEP M-TRAUMA R402 Capnography: Tube Verification Is Only the Beginning. Robert Murray Jr., NREMT-P, BS F-ABC ALS Clinical R102 Lessons Learned: EMS Use of Ketamine for Excited Delirium. David P. Keseg, MD, FACEP F-MEDICAL R201 Management of Acute Seizures in Children. Asha S. Payne, MD, MPH, FAAP M-PEDS R301 TBI: Prehospital Controversies and Management Update. Eric Beck , DO, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P M-TRAUMA EMS Leadership R103 Harnessing the Digital World: Challenges for Today’s Leaders When Everyone Has a Computer in Their Hands. Richard Huff, EMT-B R202 Don’t Overlook the PIO: How One Position Can Make or Break an Organization. Richard Huff, EMT-B R401 Bath Salts and Other Internet-Promoted Substances. Christopher P. Holstege, MD M-MEDICAL R302 Rapid Fire Roundtable. International Assoc. of EMS Chiefs R104 Optimizing Your EMS Medical Director. Eric Beck, DO, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P Education R105 Building Labs and Clinicals That Make a Difference. Christopher F. Nollette, EdD, NREMTP, LP R303 What ICS Doesn’t Teach You About Leadership: Real Life Lessons Learned and Mistakes Made on the Frontline of Volunteer EMS. Richard Huff, EMT-B F-OPS R203 Brain Strategies: Creating Energy in the Classroom. Christopher F. Nollette, EdD, NREMTP, LP R403 Taking Your Tests from Failing to Fabulous. Connie Mattera, RN, MS, TNS, EMT-P R204 Failing to Plan Is Planning to Fail: Why You Need Lesson Plans. Connie Mattera, RN, MS, TNS, EMT-P Special Focus R106 EMS Licensing and Credentialing: Prehospital Medicine Across State Lines Richard W. Patrick, MS, CFO, EMT-P, FF R205 Update on Denver’s Prehospital Sepsis Alert Program. T. Ryan Mayfield, MS R304 Changing the Paradigm: Rescue Task Force Response to Active Shooter Events. E. Reed Smith, MD, FACEP F-OPS R404 Developing a Media Emergency Playbook. Josh Weiss R206 Boots on the Ground: Overview of the National Disaster Medical System. Andrew Garrett, MD, MPH R305 The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee: Working Across Agencies and Disciplines for Event Management. Jason Killens F-OPS R405 How to Develop and Maintain a Premier Terrorism Program for Your EMS System. Ofer Lichtman, NREMT-P R107 Preventive Medicine: How to Create Free,Positive Media Stories to Improve Your Agency’s Image. Josh Weiss DISASTER TERRORISM PREPAREDNESS R108 Ready to Roll: When the Unexpected Occurs. Jason Killens F-OPS R109 The Medical Supply Chain as Critical Infrastructure in the Healthcare and Public Health Sector. Stephen Curren, MS R207 Information Sharing, Suspicious Activity Reporting Fusion Center EMS Integration Raymon Mollers, OHA March 5 - March 9, 2013 | Washington D.C. 13
  • 16. KEYNOTE 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM THURSDAY, March 7, 2013 EMS Through the Ages Dan Swayze, DrPH, MBA, MEMS, EMS R600 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM BLS/ALS Clinical EXHIBIT HALL 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM R500 What EMS Has Learned From the Iraq and Afghanistan Battlefield. Peter P. Taillac, MD, FACEP REPEATED M-TRAUMA L002 Lunch Learn: T. Ryan Mayfield, MS R501 Bath Salts and Other InternetPromoted Substances. Christopher P. Holstege, MD. REPEATED M-MEDICAL L003 Lunch Learn: Christopher P. Holstege, MD R502 Clinical Implications: Most Important EMS Research of the Year. Corey Slovis, MD, FACP, FACEP, FAAEM F-MEDICAL L004 Lunch Learn: Peter P. Taillac , MD, FACEP ALS Clinical 12:15 - 1:30 L001 Networking Lunch for Seasoned EMS Personnel (15+ Years) R503 EMS Administration of Captopril for CHF: Does it Work? David P. Keseg, MD, FACEP M-ABC R504 Capnography: Tube Verification is Only the Beginning. Robert Murray Jr., NREMT-P, BS F-ABC EMS Leadership 12:15 - 1:30 L005 Networking Lunch for Supervisors Education R505 When the Unthinkable Becomes the Unmanageable: Responding to Patient Abuse Allegations. Steve Wirth, JD, EMT-P Doug Wolfberg, JD, EMT R506 Teaching People Skills to Your Students Christopher F. Nollette, EdD, NREMTP, LP R507 CECBEMS Accreditation for Your Department. Bob Loftus, MS, NREMT-B Liz Sibley, MA Special Focus 12:00 - 1:30 L006 What Happened in EMS Research in 2012: PCRF Poster Research Roundtable Luncheon. Baxter Larmon, PhD, MICP R508 PCRF Roundtable. Baxter Larmon, PhD, MICP DISASTER TERRORISM R509 Size Matters:  Pediatric Aspects of a Mass Casualty Incident (MCI). Daniel Fagbuyi, MD F-PEDS PREPAREDNESS R510 Terrorism Situational Awareness and Reporting Suspicious Activity in the Fire and EMS Service. Ofer Lichtman, NREMT-P F-OPS 14 Register at www.EMSToday.com
  • 17. Schedule: Main Conference Friday, March 8, 2013 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM BLS/ALS Clinical TM 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM F100 Report from the Eagles: What’s Hot, What’s Not. Moderator: Corey Slovis, MD, FACP, FACEP, FAAEM F-MEDICAL F101 Seizure Management in 2013 Jason McMullan, MD F-MEDICAL F102 Zeroing in on Hemorrhagic Shock. Peter P. Taillac, MD, FACEP M-TRAUMA ALS Clinical EXHIBIT HALL 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM JEMS Games Final Competition 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM F500 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM F300 Mechanical CPR: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. David P. Keseg, MD, FACEP M-ABC F301 Altered Mental Status: Patients Who Kicked My A** and What You Can Learn From Them. T. Ryan Mayfield, MS F-MEDICAL TM F302 20 Tips to Help Defuse the Pediatric Patient Assessment. Jason McMullan, MD M-PEDS TM F103 VADs and EMS: The New Transplanted Heart. Christina Martinka, NREMT-P, FP-C, CCEMT-P, PNCCT M-ABC F303 Visual Diagnosis in Trauma Cases: You’d Better Know When You See Them. Edward T. Dickinson, MD, FACEP, NREMT-P M-TRAUMA F304 Hemorrhage Control. E. Reed Smith, MD, FACEP M-TRAUMA EMS Leadership F200 Discipline Done Right: Complying With the Law While Caring for Your People. Steve Wirth, JD, EMT-P Doug Wolfberg, JD, EMT Education F201 Educated To Kill: How EMS Education Pre-Programs Errors in Future Clinicians David Page, MS, NREMT-P Special Focus F104 Understanding Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Programs. Hope Janke F105 New/Hot Products at EMS Today: What to Look For! Jeffrey Lindsey, PhD, EMT-P, EFO F202 Oops, the Patient Died! … Now What?: A Friendly Discussion with Legal Counsel. Allison J. Bloom, Esq. F305 Advanced Practice Paramedics, Community Paramedicine: What is in a Name? Sean Caffrey, MBA, CEMSO, NRP Brent Myers, MD, MPH F306 The Twists and Turns of an Emergency Career. Edward Gabriel, MPA, EMT-P, CEM, CBCP F307 Understanding Shock and a Look at Lactate Testing as an EMS Tool. Paul Paris, MD, FACEP M-TRAUMA F106 Frontline on the Homefront: Helping Veterans in Crisis. Dean R. Pedrotti Patrick Ziegert F-OPS DISASTER TERRORISM PREPAREDNESS F107 London 2012: Lessons Learned from the Olympics. Jason Killens F-OPS F308 DHS and Emerging Science and Technology for First Responders Joseph Martin III, ST F309 Strengthening Preparedness and Response Through Usage of the Homeland Security Information Network. Briana Stephan, FSC Stephen Curren, MS March 5 - March 9, 2013 | Washington D.C. 15
  • 18. Friday, March 8, 2013 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM BLS/ALS Clinical F400 Rapid Cardiopulmonary Pediatric Assessment. Dusty Lynn, RN, BS, CCRN, CPEN, EMT-P M-PEDS F401 Patient Assessment: The Most Important Things You Need to Know. Bob Page, BAS, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P, NCEE M-ABC ALS Clinical F402 The Wheezing Patient…. Is It CHF, Asthma, COPD or Anaphylaxis?    Corey Slovis, MD, FACP, FACEP, FAAEM F-ABC F403 Pain Management PRN. David Miramontes, MD, FACEP, NREMT F-MEDICAL EMS Leadership F404 Too Small for a Bailout, Too Important to Fail: Developing and Implementing a Legal and Regulatory Compliance Program. Allison J. Bloom, Esq. Education F405 I Want to Be Like You: Growing EMS Educators for Tomorrow. Keith Widmeier, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P, EMS-I, BA Special Focus F406 EMS Safety Fellowship/Quality Champion Program. Paul Paris, MD, FACEP F407 EMS Fitness Guidelines: It’s Time to Get Healthy. Faculty from NAEMT and ACE F-MEDICAL F408 Five Simple Steps to Improve Resuscitation Survival in YOUR Community. Scott Bourn, PhD, RN, EMT-P Lynn White DISASTER TERRORISM PREPAREDNESS F409 A Tale of Two Cities: Special Events Planning in Capital Locations. John Donnelly, District of Columbia Fire EMS Jason Killens, London Ambulance Service F-OPS F410 Blast Injuries:  Terrorism Implications for Children During Peacetime, War Global Conflicts. Daniel Fagbuyi, MD M-PEDS 16 Register at www.EMSToday.com “ Great way to get the education credits, network and meet with people in my field, learn from exhibitors, huge offering of lectures. Great overall experience! ”
  • 19. Schedule: Main Conference KEYNOTE 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Saturday, march 9, 2013 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM BLS/ALS Clinical S200 Lessons Learned from the JEMS Games. Chad Brocato, DhSc, CFO, REMT-P M-TRAUMA Gaining and Keeping the Public’s Trust. Gordon Graham S100 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM EXHIBIT HALL 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM S300 A Fun Way to Learn Respiratory Emergencies. Bob Page, BAS, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P, NCEE Julie A. Williams, NREMT-P, NCEE M-ABC S400 6 Vital Signs: How to Make Them Truly VITAL. Paul Paris, MD, FACEP M-ABC S301 Evidence Based Prehospital Pain Management. Kathleen Brown, MD F-TRAUMA S402 Sharpening Your 12 Lead Sword. Bob Page, BAS, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P, NCEE Julie A. Williams, NREMT-P, NCEE M-ABC S206 Mitigating the Impact of Drug Shortages in EMS and Emergency Care. Gregg Margolis, PhD, NREMT-P S302 Getting More From Less: How to Use Data in Your CAD and ePCR to Improve Operational and Clinical Performance. Nick Nudell, EMT-P Todd Stout S403 NPCCR – Non Punitive Close Call Reporting. Gordon Graham TM ALS Clinical S201 Panel: Early Diagnosis and Intervention of Sepsis. David P. Keseg, MD, FACEP T. Ryan Mayfield, MS Paul Paris, MD, FACEP F-MEDICAL EMS Leadership S202 Supervision 101 – The Basics for the New Supervisor. Gordon Graham F-OPS Education S203 How Does a Pup Teach the Big Dogs: Tips for Young Instructors Teaching Seasoned Professionals. Keith Widmeier, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P, EMS-I, BA Special Focus S204 Frontline on the Homefront: Helping Veterans in Crisis. Dean R. Pedrotti Patrick Ziegert REPEATED F-OPS S207 Integrating Injury Prevention into the EMS Mission. Keith Griffiths Josh Krimston, EMT-P Paul Maxwell S303 Using GIS to Analyze Fire and EMS Performance. Erik Johnson, NREMT-P, CPM DISASTER TERRORISM PREPAREDNESS S205 Responding to Active Shooter Events: Lessons Learned. A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P F-OPS S208 Extraordinary Threats from Ordinary IEDs. Robert S. Katz M-OPS S304 National Ambulance Contract: What You Need to Know FEMA Ambulance Contract Representative (Invited) S209 Decontamination of the Pediatric Patient. Daniel Fagbuyi, MD F-PEDS S401 Seasonal Pediatric Case Reviews. Joelle N. Simpson, MD, MPH F-PEDS S305 Operational Medicine: Providing Care in Unconventional Settings. David “Marco” Marcozzi, MD, MHS-CL, FACEP F-OPS S404 CERT: Expect the Unexpected - Leveraging CERT Other Community Resources. Robert S. Katz March 5 - March 9, 2013 | Washington D.C. 17
  • 20. MONDAY, MARCH 4 – WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013 THREE-DAY PRECONFERENCE WORKSHOP Monday, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM Tuesday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Wednesday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM NAEMSE Instructor Course Part I The National Association of EMS Educators The NAEMSE EMS Instructor Course Part 1, has been designed and developed as a result of the DOT/NHTSA National Guidelines for Educating EMS Instructors. This Course represents the didactic component and practical application of the education process necessary to become an EMS instructor. A portion of the course will be conducted online and will include educational material pertinent to the successful completion of the course. Registration cut-off is February 6, 2013. Participants will complete a written post-test which includes information from the NAEMSE Educator Course web site. Attendees who complete the entire course and pass the post-test will receive a Certificate of Course Completion from NAEMSE. Course will be held at the Renaissance Washington D.C. Downtown Hotel (one block from the convention center). Enrollment will be limited to 50. TUESDAY, MARCH 5 – WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013 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 18 Register at www.EMSToday.com 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. Course will be held at the Renaissance Washington D.C. Downtown Hotel (one block from the convention center). 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Guiding You to 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 emer¬gencies, 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). Course will be held at the Renaissance Washington D.C. Downtown Hotel (one block from the convention center). Questions? Contact the IAFCCP office at 770-9796372. Note: You must register online at www. astna.org or www.flightparamedic.org. (Member discounts apply.) TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013 ONE-DAY WORKSHOP 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Advanced Airway: Lecture and Cadaver Lab The Faculty of George Washington University Hospital, Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine Paul Dangerfield, MD 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, information will be provided prior to the conference. Class limited to 36 participants, not intended for EMT-B. This workshop will also be presented on Wednesday, March 6. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013 ONE-DAY WORKSHOPS 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM TM Discover Simulation: A Model for Success Searching for a validated approach that can help make simulation training easier? Look no further! Join Laerdal Medical as we explore a turn-key model for integrating simulation training into an overall educational strategy. First, watch as a live scenario event unfolds then go “back-stage” to understand how you too can implement effective simulation training exercises! At the end of this session you should be able to: • ssess the needs for realistic, performance based A training • dentify and select standardized learning I experiences • Prepare for and implement sim-based training • ebrief and measure competency after D sim-based training You will leave with a Discover Simulation tool-kit which holds the key to many resources that can help maximize the impact of your simulation training. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to bring back a high-quality educational experience to your organization! PLEASE NOTE: SCENARIO DESIGN PROGRAMMING IS NOT PART OF THIS WORKSHOP. Class limited to 60 participants. Mini Med School for Paramedics Eric Beck, DO, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P Marlea Miano, MD, RN, EMT-P 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 QA and
  • 21. 2013 Preconference Workshops panel discussion on topics discussed. You’ll cover: • Important medical school level physiological, hemodynamic monitoring, and clinical assessment skills for paramedics • Basic chest x-ray and ct head interpretation skills • Rare cases – lessons from ICU for the field • ntegrative Simulation Scenarios and QA with I Physician/Paramedics Federal Town Hall Meeting Drew Dawson, Department of Transportation Richard W. Patrick, Department of Homeland Security Now is your chance to ask our Federal partners questions pertaining to EMS in the U.S. The Federal panelists provide a short overview of the Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services and the National EMS Advisory Council followed by approximately one-hour segments throughout the day focusing on the EMS-related activities of several Federal agencies. Federal participants may include: DHS: Office of Health Affairs, U.S. Fire Administration; Science Technology; DOT: NHTSA Office of EMS; HHS: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Office of Rural Health Policy, Emergency Medical Services for Children; Federal Communications Commission and DOL Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Other Federal agencies may participate as well. This workshop is open to all interested attendees at no charge. 4 CEH will be given. Media Relations Bootcamp: Building and Protecting Your Agency’s Image Richard Huff, EMT-B Josh Weiss During the first four hours, you’ll participate in hands-on discussions on topics important to anyone dealing with the media: - How to create a media relations strategy and multi-platform approaches to get your message out - nderstanding the media and designing public U relations campaigns to meet your agency’s needs - Non-traditional approaches to traditional media - ips on how to improve a story outcome and T avoid mistakes during various scenarios including planned events and interviews, and unexpected media inquiries and crisis - ow to conduct successful media events or H press conferences Then, you’ll head over to the Newseum, a museum that covers the history of the news media with several floors of interactive multimedia exhibits. You’ll eat lunch at their self-service café (at your own expense), then you’ll have the rest of the afternoon to tour the museum. Your presenters will come along with you and offer their input and insight as you view the exhibits on display. This is a great workshop that gives you the tools you need to build media relations that work for your agency/department, and you’ll be able to visit one of Washington, D.C.’s most interesting museums. Newseum entrance is included in workshop fee. Class limited to 30 participants. NAEMT EMS Safety Course EMS Safety Faculty The purpose of this course is to increase students’ awareness and understanding of EMS safety standards and practices, and develop their ability to effectively implement these practices when on duty. NAEMT’s goal is to help reduce the number and intensity of injuries incurred by EMS practitioners in carrying out their work through a focused education program. This course is designed for EMS practitioners at all certification levels, other medical professionals providing prehospital patient care, EMS supervisors and administrators. The course curriculum will cover the following broad topics; Emergency Vehicle Safety; Operational Scene Safety; Safe Patient Handling; Patient Practitioner and Bystander Safety; and Personal Health. 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. Get hands-on instruction on 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 second 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.; fee includes lunch, coffee and soda, and snacks. Advanced Airway: Lecture and Cadaver Lab The Faculty of George Washington University Hospital, Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine Paul Dangerfield, MD Please see description for Tuesday workshop. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013 HALF-DAY WORKSHOPS Managing Fire-Based EMS Systems David Becker, MS, NREMT-P, EFO J. Robert “Rob” Brown, Jr., BS, EMT-P, CFO Norris Croom, AAS, EMT-P Gary Ludwig, MS, EMT-P Mike Metro John Sinclair, NREMT-P 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Secrets for EMS Leadership Success Craig Dieringer Joseph (Jay) Fitch, PhD The majority of work performed by fire departments today is responding to EMS calls. And EMS is not just an engine company or an ambulance responding to a scene. It involves significant training, resources and evaluation. Join Memphis Fire Department Deputy Fire Chief Gary Ludwig and the leadership of the IAFC’s EMS Section as they step through the management of fire-based EMS systems that focuses on organization, leadership and management, system regulation and policy, analysis and planning, human resources and staffing, quality improvement/quality assurance/professional standards, public education, information, resources (PIER), medical oversight/control/direction, finances and budget, communications, training and education, apparatus/vehicle deployment, public/customer service, and other associated components. Train Better 2013 – CentreLearn Administrators Workshop CentreLearn is pleased to announce “Train Better 2013”. Have you ever wondered how to best Whether running a public, private, fire servicebased, hospital-based, third service, volunteer or combination department, implementing a culture of accountability, action and agility is required for success as you face the future. Learn key skills and processes to connect with customers, caregivers and your community. This 4-hour preconference will offer a mixture of lecture, discussion and actual cases to help you further develop you management skills and turbocharge your organization’s performance. 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM From the Chart to the Classroom: An EMS Documentation Clinic W. Ann (“Winnie”) Maggiore, JD, NREMT-P Steve Wirth, JD, EMT-P Doug Wolfberg, JD, EMT This intensive, interactive, half-day workshop, led by the nation’s leading EMS attorneys, will help you drill down to the root causes of poor provider documentation, and demonstrate the real-life consequences when a PCR falls short legally. This session will feature a full EMS mock trial where documentation issues are front and center. Also included is a session we call March 5 - March 9, 2013 | Washington D.C. 19
  • 22. Preconference Workshops “Improving Provider Documentation: How to Get Your Crews to Fall in Line,” a session geared toward managers, supervisors and EMS leaders, which examines the reasons why providers don’t document effectively, and gives you specific, targeted strategies to improve it. Whether you are a front-line field provider, an EMS administrator, or a manager, supervisor or EMS leader, this session will give you clear, unambiguous strategies to immediately improve the quality of your agency’s documentation. This workshop will be offered offsite at a courthouse for the full experience of the mock trial! Location information will be provided to you prior to the workshop. Who is in Charge of What? The National Response Framework and ESF8 Gregg Lord, MD, NREMT-P Gregg Margolis, PhD, NREMT-P Edward M. Kennedy, CQM, CHE The National Response Framework provides the structure for federal government assistance to local and state, territorial or tribal governments when their resources or capabilities are overwhelmed by disasters emergencies. This interactive session will provide an overview of the purpose, capabilities, and concept of operations for the 15 Emergency Support Functions with particular emphasis on ESF 8-Public Health and Medical. This session is geared toward the EMS professionals with specific focus on what you will need to know and how EMS fits into the response to catastrophic health events. “ Tactical Emergency Casualty Care Geoffrey L. Shapiro, EMT-P E. Reed Smith, MD, FACEP For use by all first responders in all prehospital highrisk scenarios. Similar to what the Tactical Combat Casualty Care guidelines did for care in military settings, civilian first responders have needed a framework for use in dangerous operational scenarios that defines constraints in both the civilian environment and resources while providing guidance to accomplish the life-saving mission. The Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) guidelines represent a set of evidence-based best practices for the immediate medical management of wounded at or near the point of wounding. Its application is therefore not limited to law enforcement settings, but is intended for any situation where there is an increased on-going threat to the provider and patient. Developed from military battlefield TCCC guidelines, TECC balances the on-going threats, civilian scope of practice, differences in the civilian population, medical equipment limits and the variable resources for response in civilian atypical emergencies. These guidelines represent a treatment framework that accepts mitigated risk while providing a significant life saving benefit. TECC seeks to define the correct intervention at the correct time in the continuum of pre-hospital care. This workshop will introduce the concepts of TECC and allow hands-on familiarity with common equipment in use with the guidelines. Class limited to 40 participants. THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2013 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 entrylevel 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. Exam will take place at the Renaissance Washington D.C. Downtown Hotel (one block from the convention center). Since I am a chief, I enjoy the report of the eagles and any other ALS class I can attend. 20 This keeps up my skills and knowledge as a paramedic. EMS Today also has the cutting edge information Register at www.EMSToday.com on which topics are new hot. ”
  • 23. Conference Program: Wednesday- Thursday Wednesday, March 6, 2013 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM SUPER SESSION ALS CLINICAL Hypothermia: Not Just for Ventricular Fibrillation Anymore? Brent Myers, MD, MPH It has been 10 years since the publication of the landmark articles in the New England Journal that established the benefits of hypothermia for comatose survivors from ventricular fibrillation arrest. It now appears this therapy may be beneficial for other patients with anoxic injuries, including drowning, hanging, closed-head injuries, and perhaps even spinal injuries. Come for an entertaining, case-based review of the literature and leave with an in-depth understanding of what lies ahead in the second decade of therapeutic hypothermia treatment. TM This session supports Laerdal Medical’s Discover Simulation program, a blended circle of learning approach to make simulation easier. Please see the related article published in the January issue of JEMS. 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM BLS/ALS CLINICAL Things I Never Knew as a Paramedic, but Should Have Marlea Miano, MD, RN, EMT-P Initially trained as a paramedic, Dr. Miano went onto practice in the healthcare setting as a registered nurse and now works as an emergency medicine physician. In this session, she shares experiences from those various practice settings. She remembers often feeling frustrated with her nurse and physician colleagues when she practiced as a paramedic. With this unique background she hopes to shed some light on those behaviors and pass along what she wishes she would have known then. BLS/ALS CLINICAL Maximizing Your Senses: The Future of Noninvasive Monitoring in Prehospital Care James J. Augustine, MD The management of emergency patients requires rapid and efficient assessment, to identify life and limb threats. Basic assessment skills are enhanced by the application of technology that monitors critical body functions. This presentation will summarize the application of noninvasive monitoring systems to emergency patient assessment and management. ALS CLINICAL Tips for Managing Pediatric Trauma Randall S. Burd, MD, PhD Injured children have unique anatomic and physiological characteristics that impact mechanism of injury and their response to injury. Understanding these differences is important for applying the most appropriate care early after injury. In addition, children have psychological responses to injury that differ by age that are critical not only in managing their well-being but also treating their injuries. This lecture will describe these unique aspects of pediatric injury and the appropriate responses to them. EMS LEADERSHIP 10 Leadership Tools for the EMS Manager Joseph (Jay) Fitch, PhD common issues found in rural and volunteer EMS organizations and best practices to address these issues. The session will compare and contrast the characteristics of rural EMS systems and examine the community, organizational and operational dynamics frequently affecting volunteer EMS organizations. The five most common issues regularly encountered in volunteer systems will be discussed in detail including best practices to address them. At the conclusion of the session you will be better prepared to examine and address the issues affecting your volunteer EMS services. Thursday, March 7, 2013 In this fast-paced evening session, EMS system developer and consultant Jay Fitch, PhD will outline 10 tools from the best selling healthcare leadership book “Straight A Leadership” that can help EMS managers in the rapidly changing and evolving health care delivery system. Dr. Fitch will provide a real world EMS perspective to help improve your leadership “grade.” SPECIAL FOCUS The Obese Population … What You Need To Know Christopher F. Nollette, EdD, NREMTP, LP This lecture revolves around what the current research has to say about obesity and its effects on our profession and our personal lives. This is a must lecture for anyone that has to work in a health care environment and deal with this national epidemic. No longer can we tell folks to just push away the plate – the research is compelling as it relates to the causes. After this session, you’ll have a better understanding of the effects of obesity on our society 8:15 PM – 9:15 PM ALS CLINICAL Respiratory Distress in the Pediatric Patient Robert Felter, MD, FAAP Can you distinguish respiratory distress from pulmonary sources and others which may mimic respiratory distress? You’ll cover this, as well as the signs and symptoms of respiratory distress in different ages of pediatric patients, frequent causes of respiratory distress, and the prehospital management of respiratory distress. EMS LEADERSHIP Rural and Volunteer EMS – Lessons Learned and Learned Sean Caffrey, MBA, CEMSO, NRP Utilizing data from an EMS system assessment program deployed across multiple counties in Colorado since 2010, this session will identify 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM BLS/ALS CLINICAL Dying From the Inside Out: Assessing Perfusion via Blood Lactate T. Ryan Mayfield, MS Compensation, medications, and other outside factors can keep the vital signs “normal” on a patient who is dying on the cellular level. POC lactate testing is starting to make its way into prehospital setting and can make a big difference. This session will review the pathophysiology around lactic acid production and elimination and why it can be important in identification of critical patients. BLS/ALS CLINICAL Maximizing Your Senses: The Future of Noninvasive Monitoring in Prehospital Care James J. Augustine, MD REPEATED. Please see earlier description, Wednesday at 7:00 PM. ALS CLINICAL Lessons Learned: EMS Use of Ketamine for Excited Delirium David P. Keseg, MD, FACEP Ketamine has been proposed as an effective prehospital drug for Excited Delirium. But is it really safe? Does it cause unnecessary endotracheal intubations? And are hospital EDs ready to accept this practice? EMS LEADERSHIP Harnessing the Digital World: Challenges for Today’s Leaders When Everyone Has a Computer in Their Hands Richard Huff, EMT-B The digital revolution provides EMS leaders with a wealth of information and tools to be smarter and more effective executives. The digital landscape can be used to teach, to lead, and to promote a First Aid Squad’s services. Indeed, as more of the world moves to digital platforms, it is imperative EMS leaders know what’s out there March 5 - March 9, 2013 | Washington D.C. 21
  • 24. and use technology to improve their organization. However, along with the good available in the digital world comes a plethora of potential pitfalls for today’s EMS managers. This class will cover an overview of the digital landscape. What exactly is it? The discussion will include online classrooms, key websites, electronic data collecting, blogging, Twitter, Facebook and how those tools can be used to help. You’ll also cover some recent cases where digital media became an issue for EMS managers and in some cases, cost jobs. EMS LEADERSHIP Optimizing Your EMS Medical Director Eric Beck, DO, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P up that goodwill bank because it’s inevitable that a negative story (legit or false) will occur. Learn to view media opportunities differently by using simple techniques to tweak existing visuals and programs to improve or enhance your agency’s public image. This session will teach new, usable skills by sharing examples of how to create unique, visually appealing media events to “been there, done that” topics. DISASTER TERRORISM PREPAREDNESS Ready to Roll: When the Unexpected Occurs Jason Killens This lecture centers on how we can be more effective in setting up our labs and clinicals to complement student learning. You’ll conduct a reflective evaluation on how you currently use your labs and clinicals for a results-driven educational experience. This is a chance to go from good to great as an EMS instructor. In developing plans to manage the response to regional resilience challenges, organizations must work across the range of responder organizations in their jurisdiction and create plans that complement each agency’s response objectives. London’s multi-agency emergency planning has continued to develop since the London Bombings in 2005 and during this session, London Ambulance Service (LAS) Deputy Director of Operations, Jason Killens, will discuss how his service has strengthened existing arrangements and developed new plans to respond to regional incidents. During the session Killens will summarize regional emergency plans including specific London Ambulance Service arrangements. He will also identify lessons learned from the London Riots in the summer of 2011, pre-planned events and mass gatherings, and explain how LAS has improved the tactical response options available to them in managing the response to emergencies in a Capital City. SPECIAL FOCUS DISASTER TERRORISM PREPAREDNESS Dr. Beck will discuss strategies to improve and optimize your medical director oversight, participation, support, advocacy and enthusiasm for your EMS organization and EMS providers. This is a great opportunity to hear perspectives and suggestions for EMS providers from a paramedicturned-medical director. EDUCATION Building Labs and Clinicals That Make a Difference Christopher F. Nollette, EdD, NREMTP, LP EMS Licensing and Credentialing: Prehospital Medicine Across State Lines Richard W. Patrick, MS, CFO, EMT-P, FF EMS licensing and credentialing are topics of discussion related to most disaster operations. DHS has engaged working groups to address the topic regarding the practice of pre-hospital medicine across state lines. This presentation will provide an in depth look at the issues and challenges associated with EMS licensing and credentialing for the practice of prehospital medicine across state lines. SPECIAL FOCUS Preventive Medicine: How to Create Free, Positive Media Stories to Improve Your Agency’s Image Josh Weiss The key to free media- it’s FREE! Your agency is already doing great things to help the community, so why aren’t you promoting it in a way the community will remember it and that media want to cover it? It takes 10 good things to be said about you to equal one bad. So you better build 22 Register at www.EMSToday.com The Medical Supply Chain as Critical Infrastructure in the Healthcare and Public Health Sector Stephen Curren, MS A healthy supply chain is critical to the ability to provide healthcare on a routine as well as emergency basis. The 2009-H1N1 pandemic demonstrated that rapid increases in demand are sufficient to disrupt the supply chain for a single product for many months. Complicating matters, very few products that we use every day are produced entirely within the United States. Global production has allowed more products to be delivered to more customers at a lower cost, but in some cases it has made the supply chain more vulnerable to disruptions from a single country. The Healthcare and Public Health Sector Critical Infrastructure Protection Partnership brings together the private sector and government to increase resilience of the healthcare system during emergencies. The partnership has studied the impacts on the healthcare supply chain during of the emergencies of the past several years. 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM BLS/ALS CLINICAL What About CPAP For Kids Sephora N. Morrison, MD, MSCI, FAAP There is very little evidence supporting the use of Noninvasive Respiratory Ventilation techniques during transport of the pediatric patient. Adult data and the potential advantages of this technique for children with certain conditions make it a promising and viable option. Let’s explore these techniques and when they may be beneficial for the pediatric population we transport. ALS CLINICAL Management of Acute Seizures in Children Asha S. Payne, MD, MPH, FAAP During this case based, interactive session, we will discuss various seizure presentations in children. We will review the important elements of a child’s history and presentation that will be critical to guiding appropriate clinical management. First responders will be provided with a practical understanding of the various anti-seizure medications. Medication side effects and potential complications will also be covered. EMS LEADERSHIP Don’t Overlook the PIO: One Position Can Make or Break an Organization Richard Huff, EMT-B To be successful in trying economic times, EMS organizations need to use media, marketing and social networks to build awareness for their services. As budgets get tightened, getting the word out about what EMS organizations do for their communities is critical to their survival. Moreover, knowing what t do when a reporter calls can make the difference between a positive or negative result in the media. This class will provide useful tools for participants to use at home and immediately increase their visibility. A good PIO can push an organization forward, and handle problems when they develop. However, it’s often a forgotten position. The class will touch on topics important for career and volunteer services alike, and along the way, you’ll learn how to use media and marketing to increase staff morale, increase membership, and solidify financial backing. EDUCATION Brain Strategies: Creating Energy in the Classroom Christopher F. Nollette, EdD, NREMTP, LP How can you use brain strategies to tease the brain into learning something new? You’ll evaluate the strategies that can bring about better retention and motivation to create opportunities for expanded learning, based on solid research to help your students learn more and help you be a
  • 25. Conference Program: Thursday better presenter. If you are teaching continuing education or an EMS class this is a critical lecture for you and your students! EDUCATION Failing to Plan Is Planning to Fail: Why You Need Lesson Plans Connie Mattera, RN, MS, TNS, EMT-P One would never attempt to build a house without an architectural plan, yet we sometimes try to build engaging, academically sound, and student-centered class offerings without a plan and then wonder why learning didn’t occur or we weren’t a resounding success. Don’t send a chicken to eagle school! We need excellent EMS educators and one of the tools in their box needs to be carefully crafted lesson plans that artfully design powerful educational experiences. It’s fun! Come learn the means to align learning needs and educational standards in a way that avoids curricular chaos and brings the classroom alive. SPECIAL FOCUS Update on Denver’s Prehospital Sepsis Alert Program T. Ryan Mayfield, MS Now in its fifth year, the Denver Metro Sepsis Alert Program is one of the first and longest running programs in the nation. This session will review key points in the published sepsis literature, the origin and structure of the program, and patient outcomes from the first three years. Time at the end will be reserved for an interactive discussion of lessons learned and how agencies can set up their own program. DISASTER TERRORISM PREPAREDNESS Boots on the Ground; Overview of the National Disaster Medical System Andrew Garrett, MD, MPH The National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) is a federally coordinated system that augments the Nation’s medical response capability. The overall purpose of the NDMS is to supplement an integrated National medical response capability for assisting state and local authorities in dealing with the medical impacts of major peacetime disasters and to provide support to the military and the Department of Veterans Affairs medical systems in caring for casualties evacuated back to the U.S. from overseas armed conventional conflicts. Dr. Garrett will focus on how the NDMS relies on and interfaces with local EMS agencies and professionals. DISASTER TERRORISM PREPAREDNESS IInformation Sharing, Suspicious Activity Reporting Fusion Center EMS Integration Raymon Mollers, OHA Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel and organizations play a critical role in response and recovery during most emergencies. They also play an important role in identifying, preventing, protecting against and mitigating criminal and naturally occurring incidents, so it is vital that timely and appropriate information is shared within and between the EMS community, the national network of fusion centers, and all homeland security partners. This multi-directional communication will aid in the identification of and appropriate prevention of, protection against, and response to all types of hazards. EMS LEADERSHIP The purpose of this EMS Information Sharing session is to outline the importance of EMS engagement with fusion centers and the Intelligence Community, identify challenges to collaboration, and discuss solutions to facilitate information sharing efforts. Existing capabilities, tools, and best practices will be identified and documented to assist EMS stakeholders in understanding their role in homeland security information sharing processes and provide homeland security partners with a better understanding of the value of EMS partnerships. These activities will assist jurisdictions interested in exploring the integration of the EMS community within their jurisdiction’s information sharing processes. EMS LEADERSHIP 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM SUPER SESSIONS BLS/ALS CLINICAL Eagles Lightning Round Moderator: Corey Slovis, MD, FACP, FACEP, FAAEM Panelists: David P. Keseg, MD, FACEP David A. Miramontes, MD, FACEP, NREMT Brent Myers, MD, MPH The Eagles are a working group of the metropolitan medical directors in the U.S. In this session you have some of the nation’s most influential medical directors – “live and unplugged.” The panelists, moderated by Dr. Corey Slovis, will explore some of the most pressing topics in emergency medicine. Don’t miss this one, it may be one of the most fascinating sessions of the conference! ALS CLINICAL TBI: Prehospital Controversies and Management Update Eric Beck, DO, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P In this session Dr. Beck will review traumatic brain injury from a prehospital neurotrauma perspective, emphasizing recent neuro-critical care literature. Best practices for management and a discussion of evolving controversies will serve as the focus. Using a recent case, Dr. Beck will demonstrate how key prehospital interventions can impact outcome - for better and for worse. A CT head imaging overview will also be provided as a portion of this talk. Rapid Fire Roundtable International Association of EMS Chiefs There are many issues confronting EMS Chiefs today—some big, and many small. Attend this special 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. What ICS Doesn’t Teach you about Leadership: Real Life Lessons Learned and Mistakes Made on the Frontline of Volunteer EMS Richard Huff , EMT-B The Incident Command System is great for telling EMS officials what to do and where they stand in the official pecking order, but it’s useless when it comes to running a volunteer Emergency Medical Services Operation. This class will provide insight and tips on how squad line officers can efficiently serve the community while also managing people. This class draws on the instructor’s three years as chief of one of New Jersey’s best squads. Along the way he’s learned there’s more to the job than answering 9-1-1 calls. Being chief requires being part cruise director, part camp counselor, part divorce counselor and part psychologist. This class will give participants real-life experience in managing people. SPECIAL FOCUS Changing the Paradigm: Rescue Task Force Response to Active Shooter Events E. Reed Smith, MD, FACEP Fire/EMS services need to change the paradigm of response to active shooter incidents to save lives. This session will address active shooter incidents, defined as a person or persons using lethal force with both the intent to kill and available access to more victims, a phenomenon that is occurring on a frequent basis across the United States. These tragic incidents range from a single active shooter to complex coordinated attack scenarios, resulting in casualty numbers that can include a few individuals or dozens as was experienced in Aurora, Colo. After the assault on Columbine High School, law enforcement and tactical team tactics changed to rapidly address the immediate threat, and, as a result, have been shown to be critical in reducing the number killed and wounded. Knowing that the “fate of the injured lies in the hands of the one who provides the first care to the casualty,” join Dr. Smith to will discuss common characteristics of active shooter events and present the Arlington County (VA) Rescue Task Force deployment model as one solution. March 5 - March 9, 2013 | Washington D.C. 23
  • 26. DISASTER TERRORISM PREPAREDNESS The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee: Working Across Agencies and Disciplines for Event Management Jason Killens Her Majesty The Queen acceded to The United Kingdom throne in 1952. In the years that have passed there have been numerous Royal events across the UK and specifically in London. Most notable of those are the death of HRH Princess of Wales in 1997, HM Queen Golden Jubilee in 2002, The Royal Wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton in 2011 and the recent HM Queen Diamond Jubilee in 2012 marking 60 years since her accession to The Throne. During this fast-paced session, Jason Killens, Deputy Director of Operations for London Ambulance Service, will review the planning and operational delivery of the London Ambulance Service response to The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, a 4-day event that involves all 32 London boroughs and how this plan was developed from previous Royal events. Killens will discuss aspects of EMS planning that are unique to Royal events and how, as one of a series of London’s response agencies, London Ambulance Service maintained service to Londoners while managing the largest Royal event in history. 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM BLS/ALS CLINICAL While capnography has become the gold standard for tube verification, it is only the beginning and your peers are using it on a daily basis to do much more. Come and see how capnography is used to monitor ventilations and perfusion status in both the intubated and nonintubated patient. Discover how capnography is guiding care and assisting healthcare professionals in making clinically appropriate decisions that help improve patient outcomes. Through hands-on opportunities, lecture, and case scenarios, you will leave this session with a thorough understanding of capnography and a new level of excitement regarding its use. Limit 45 students; the first 30 registrants will be able to participate in the handson opportunities. 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDUCATION Networking Lunch for Seasoned EMS Personnel (15+ Years) Taking Your Tests from Failing to Fabulous Connie Mattera, RN, MS, TNS, EMT-P Even the most seasoned educators cringe when it comes to measuring learning by creating valid written exams. We have subjected our students to tests without blueprints, tables of specifications, objective referencing, or use of appropriate psychometric principles. In reality, it just takes adherence to some simple guidelines to take your tests from failing to fabulous! You’ll come away with practical tips you can use immediately to make your exams spectacular! What EMS has Learned From the Iraq and Afghanistan Battlefield Peter P. Taillac, MD, FACEP SPECIAL FOCUS A decade of war has provided us hard earned but valuable lessons in trauma care that are directly transferable to civilian EMS. This lecture will highlight concepts and techniques for the management of trauma that will improve the outcomes of our patients back home in the USA. As first responders, we plan ahead for every conceivable emergency or mass disaster. Media related emergencies need pre-planning too. This session will focus on developing a departmental guide on how to respond to nearly every type of media inquiry. Sample scenarios and media responses will be shared and dissected, providing attendees a framework to design a personalized agency media emergency playbook. BLS/ALS CLINICAL Bath Salts and Other Internet-Promoted Substances Christopher P. Holstege, MD The use of synthetic designer compounds is an emerging trend in drug abuse. The cathinones such as mephedrone (marketed as “bath salts”), the synthetic cannabinoids, and other drugs have gained popularity in recent years. The Internet provides easy advertising and purchasing of such agents. This case-based lecture will focus on the emerging substance abuse trends, highlight the associated clinical effects, and define the appropriate prehospital management. ALS CLINICAL Capnography: Tube Verification is Only the Beginning Robert Murray, Jr., NREMT-P, BS 24 Register at www.EMSToday.com Developing a Media Emergency Playbook Josh Weiss DISASTER TERRORISM PREPAREDNESS SPECIAL FOCUS What Happened in EMS Research in 2012: 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. Note: Lunch will be provided to the first 75 registrants, first come, first served. CEH is given. 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM Networking Lunch For Supervisors These lunches are the perfect opportunity to expand your networking circles. Limited to 50 people in each, at an additional cost of $35 per person. 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM LUNCH LEARN ALS: Christopher P. Holstege, MD ALS: Peter P. Taillac, MD, FACEP BLS/ALS: T. Ryan Mayfield, MS Limited to 20 people per lunch, at an additional cost of $35 per person. 1:45 PM – 3:15 PM BLS/ALS CLINICAL What EMS has Learned From the Iraq and Afghanistan Battlefield Peter P. Taillac, MD, FACEP REPEATED SESSION Please see description for 10:30 AM session. BLS/ALS CLINICAL Bath Salts and Other Internet-Promoted Substances Christopher P. Holstege, MD How to Develop and Maintain a Premier Terrorism Awareness and Response Program For Your EMS System Ofer Lichtman, NREMT-P REPEATED SESSION Please see description for 10:30 AM session. In this session you will discuss the need for a program like this and getting buy-in from “the floor” and city officials. You’ll also cover how to build relationships with the intelligence community, how to tailor your program to your organization’s needs, how to train your personnel and how to develop policies. Finally, you’ll learn how to pass information you collect to the right place and how to report back to your organization, how to train for terrorism acts and develop an EMS plan and model for responding to terrorism acts. Clinical Implications: The Most Important EMS Research of the Year Corey Slovis, MD, FACP, FACEP, FAAEM ALS CLINICAL There have been a large number of studies over the past year that have or will affect what we do in EMS. This talk will critically review recent articles that those of us in EMS should know about. Topics covered will include emerging data of the role and efficiency of epinephrine in cardiac arrest; new studies on compression fractions, rate and depth in CPR; field terminations of medical and
  • 27. Conference Program: Thursday trauma arrests; prehospital pain control; optimal prehospital airway control, new taser safety questions, optimal seizure management and expert EMS therapy for anaphylaxis. ALS CLINICAL EMS Administration of Captopril for CHF: Does it Work? David P. Keseg, MD, FACEP Now that we have taken away Lasix and Morphine for prehospital treatment of CHF, what’s left? Do ACE Inhibitors like Enalapril and Captopril have a place? And what methods of administration seem to make sense? We will share our experience after a year of sublingual Captopril for CHF in our EMS protocol. ALS CLINICAL Capnography: Tube Verification is Only the Beginning Robert Murray, Jr., NREMT-P, BS REPEATED SESSION. Please see description on Page 24. EMS LEADERSHIP When the Unthinkable Becomes the Unmanageable: Responding to Patient Abuse Allegations Steve Wirth, JD, EMT-P Doug Wolfberg, JD, EMT Recent national headlines have left the reputation of two well-respected institutions in tatters over their alleged mishandling of allegations of child sexual abuse. There are cautionary tales in those cases for any agency that relies on the public trust to do its work – especially EMS. How would you manage a case like this? What should EMS leaders do if they suspect child abuse, elder abuse, or domestic violence that is connected in some way to their agency or people? PWW attorneys will help your agency formulate a strategy to respond to the unthinkable. This session will review legal obligations your agency may have, such as mandatory reporting, and discuss preventive strategies, such as background checks, a proper and thorough hiring process, spotting the warning signs and breaking through the “shroud of silence, shame and secrecy” that goes along with these difficult cases. EDUCATION Teaching People Skills to Your Students Christopher F. Nollette, EdD, NREMTP, LP People skills may seem common sense, but common sense just isn’t so common anymore. This lecture centers on how we can be more effective in teaching people skills to our students. You’ll do a reflective evaluation on how they can use people skills to interact in social and professional settings, but more importantly, you’ll understand how you can teach these skills to use in patient interactions. This lecture is critical to better understand ourselves and some of the keys we must pursue to unlock the greatness we have inside ourselves. EDUCATION CECBEMS Accreditation for Your Department Bob Loftus, BS, NREMT-B Liz Sibley, MA Would you like to be able to respond to the educational needs of your employees with accredited CE that addresses refresher training requirements, issues identified by your Q/A process, and training that provides updates and information about research findings that change the way pre-hospital care is delivered? You may find that CECBEMS accreditation provides a way to deliver timely, cost-effective CE that will be accepted by the vast majority of EMS state agencies and the National Registry. This will be a lively, interactive session, so bring your questions and be prepared to participate. If it is convenient, load your application for organizational accreditation form, either blank or partially completed onto your laptop. We will give you oneon-one assistance if you would like. Also, if you would like to be a CECBEMS reviewer, you will find this overview of the CECBEMS process helpful. DISASTER TERRORISM PREPAREDNESS Terrorism Situational Awareness and Reporting Suspicious Activity in the Fire and EMS Service Ofer Lichtman, NREMT-P What is the role of EMS and fire in the intelligence community? What are the precursors to terrorism? You’ll cover these topics, as well as situational awareness of suspicious activity around town, on calls and in the station, how to submit a tip or a lead of suspicious behavior and the legalities for a department or system when it comes to reporting suspicious activity. 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM OPENING CEREMONIES • Street Medicine Society/John Pryor Award • EMS10: Innovators in EMS Awards OPENING KEYNOTE EMS Through the Ages Dan Swayze, DrPH, MBA, MEMS 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. DISASTER TERRORISM PREPAREDNESS Size Matters: Pediatric Aspects of a Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) Daniel Fagbuyi, MD Roughly 25% of the U.S. population is comprised of children, and inherent to any mass casualty incident, children are likely to be victims. You must be adequately prepared to care for the injured child in the field. You’ll discuss practical considerations regarding triage, unique physiological and anatomic differences, appropriately-sized equipment, and the resuscitation and technical needs that must be identified and addressed prior to and during a response. The history of EMS has never been told like this before! After a year of research and reviewing original literature from the past two centuries, Dr. Swayze brings to life the stories of how the ambulance, the stethoscope, intravenous saline, oxygen therapy and other devices we take for granted today were invented. Dr Swayze portrays the stories of some remarkable but unsung heroes in the history of EMS … while dressed in the ambulance uniform of the age. Throughout this presentation “performance” you will learn how EMS has evolved over the past 200 years, but more importantly, how some things have always remained the same. 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM Exhibit Hall Open March 5 - March 9, 2013 | Washington D.C. 25
  • 28. Friday, March 8, 2013 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM SUPER SESSIONS BLS/ALS CLINICAL Report from the Eagles: What’s Hot, What’s Not Moderator: Corey Slovis, MD, FACP, FACEP, FAAEM Panelists: Eric Beck, DO, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P David P. Keseg, MD, FACEP David A. Miramontes, MD, FACEP, NREMT Brent Myers, MD, MPH 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. BLS/ALS CLINICAL Seizure Management in 2013 Jason McMullan, MD TM Afraid of benzos? Confused over which is best for your system? Need to refresh what you can do with the tools you have? This lecture will provide up to date information on evidencebased and outcomes-driven prehospital seizure care and will utilize simulation to give you a great learning experience. This session supports Laerdal Medical’s Discover Simulation program, a blended circle of learning approach to make simulation easier. Please see the related article published in the December 2012 issue of JEMS. BLS/ALS CLINICAL Zeroing in on Hemorrhagic Shock Peter P. Taillac, MD, FACEP TM Hemorrhagic shock is a challenging clinical problem for any EMS provider. The Golden Hour (or Platinum Ten Minutes) can truly make the difference between life and death for your trauma patient. We’ll discuss new concepts regarding the management of hemorrhagic shock that are applicable to your practice today as well as treatments still in the future that may well be coming soon to an ambulance near you. This session supports Laerdal Medical’s Discover Simulation program, a blended circle of learning approach to make simulation easier. Please see the related article published in the October 2012 issue of JEMS. ALS CLINICAL VADs and EMS: The New Transplanted Heart Christina Martinka, NREMT-P, FP-C, CCEMT-P, PNCCT 26 Register at www.EMSToday.com With the large increase in VAD placement, and return of end stage CHF patients to the community, EMS providers are encountering VAD patients much more frequently. You’ll discuss the generation 1 through generation 4 devices, discuss the history of VADS and how to modify your patient assessment to include VAD assessment. You’ll also discuss tips and tricks on VAD management and the 10 must-ask questions for EMS providers taking care of a VAD patient. After the didactic portion is completed, we will do the hands-on portion where you will get to see the VAD equipment up close and discuss the common complications that arise with patients, as well as change out controllers and familiarize yourself with the EMS guide book for VADS. This is an interactive lecture that provides in-depth evidence based education and hands on practical review. SPECIAL FOCUS Understanding Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Programs Hope Janke Enacted in 1976, the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits (PSOB) Program at the Bureau of Justice Assistance is a partnership effort of the U.S. Department of Justice; local, state, and federal public safety agencies; and national organizations. PSOB provides federal death, disability, and educational benefits to those eligible for the program. Attend this session for vital information regarding PSOB Programs and how to assist agencies and survivors when filing for PSOB benefits. SPECIAL FOCUS New/Hot Products at EMS Today: What to Look For! Jeffrey Lindsey, PhD, EMT-P, EFO will provide you with a basic understanding of military service and combat stressors associated with combat deployment or return to civilian life, to help recognize symptoms of post-traumatic stress (PTS) and traumatic brain injury (TBI), and to provide caregiver tips when responding on a crisis call involving a veteran. DISASTER TERRORISM PREPAREDNESS London 2012: Lessons Learned from the Olympics Jason Killens During the summer of 2012, London played host to the Olympic and Paralympic Games, glorious sporting events that inspired a generation. A cohort of over 500 staff from 11 Ambulance Services across England were deployed across 18 venues and 30 days of sport in London. In doing so, they delivered in excess of 165k hours of emergency ambulance coverage, responded to nearly 1,500 games-related incidents and transported 800 patients to emergency departments across the Capital. In this session, Jason Killens, Deputy Director of Operations for London Ambulance Service, will discuss the planning and delivery challenges faced by the ambulance sector across the United Kingdom in preparing for the games. The session will highlight some of the key moments in the transition from planning to operational delivery. Killens will discuss the ambulance sector infrastructure required to deliver the games and how this and other aspects of our games time planning and delivery has left a lasting legacy to the ambulance service across England. He will also present aspects of LAS’s planning and delivery where attendees can learn from and share with colleagues involved in managing large scale events in the future. Don’t miss this popular session! Jeff Lindsey will introduce you to the new products at the 2013 EMS Today show. Hear first-hand what new products are being showcased in the exhibit hall and see a demonstration of them. You won’t want to miss this session! 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM SPECIAL FOCUS Dealing with personnel disciplinary issues can consume an inordinate amount of time for today’s EMS manager, supervisor or leader. Worse yet, if not handled properly, disciplinary matters can escalate into employment-related lawsuits, which can take an even bigger toll both in terms of time and money. The key is prevention: handling disciplinary matters properly from the start can avoid unpleasant and costly consequences down the road. Led by the attorneys of Page, Wolfberg Wirth, the national EMS law firm, you’ll learn about the importance of conducting a proper pre-disciplinary investigation, having appropriate policies and procedures in place, and Frontline on the Homefront: Helping Veterans in Crisis Dean R. Pedrotti Patrick Ziegert Over the past 10 years, more than 2.7 million active and former military service members have served in conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. In addition to a skyrocketing increase in wounded service members who face disabling or disfiguring injuries, current estimates reveal that up to 20% may be affected by post-traumatic stress disorder and another 19% of these service members may develop traumatic brain injury (TBI). This session EMS LEADERSHIP Discipline Done Right: Complying With the Law While Caring for Your People Steve Wirth, JD, EMT-P Doug Wolfberg, JD, EMT
  • 29. Conference Program: Friday properly conducting–and documenting–the disciplinary meeting. EDUCATION Educated to Kill: How EMS Education PrePrograms Errors in Future Clinicians David Page, MS, NREMT-P This controversial look at safety and medical errors in EMS will explore the role of education in pre-programming future clinicians to make deadly mistakes. Is it time for EMS education to embrace its role is creating cultures of safety? Or is it all up to the employers? You’ll cover current EMS education practices that lead to deadly errors in the field, and learn how to advocate for improved educational methods that will reduce errors in future clinicians. SPECIAL FOCUS Oops, the Patient Died! … Now What?: A Friendly Discussion with Legal Counsel Allison J. Bloom, Esq. “Discovery” is the process that allows parties involved in a lawsuit to request documents, interviews, evidence, and other factual items from the other side to help them build (or defend) a case. Today, however, actively managing and locating Electronically Stored Information (ESI) is also a critical part of the equation. This thoughtprovoking session will explore the legal issues associated with the Discovery and production process and the challenges associated with the “Meet and Confer” requirements under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, as well as regulatory and compliance matters. 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Exhibit Hall Open – Lunch Concessions Available 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM BLS/ALS CLINICAL Mechanical CPR: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. David P. Keseg, MD, FACEP There has been increased focus and attention placed on mechanical CPR and its benefit for EMS personnel. But does its use really result in improved survival from cardiac arrest? And what about the cost? Can small departments afford it? BLS/ALS CLINICAL Altered Mental Status: Patients Who Kicked My A** and What You Can Learn From Them T. Ryan Mayfield, MS Altered mental status patients present a complex problem for emergency responders. Is the cause medical, trauma, drug induced, or is the patient always this way? This presentation will use real case studies as the basis for explaining the causes of altered mentation and appropriate EMS treatment. Great pains have been taken to gather information and treatment of these patients not only from the EMS agencies, but also from the treating hospitals. This allows the audience to see the continuum of care from dispatch through hospital discharge. BLS/ALS CLINICAL 20 Tips to Help Defuse the Pediatric Patient Assessment Jason McMullan, MD Sometimes the little ones are as afraid of us as we are of them. This lecture will give tips and tricks to get through the toughest of pediatric assessments with ease. EMS professionals have long known that we are not serving all of patients to the best of our ability in the “you call, we haul, that’s all” model of transport for all patients to a hospital emergency department. Attempts to modify this model have been plagued with safety concerns and lack of financial incentives. Newer models of Advanced/ Community Paramedicine are promising in their potential to create a different treatment paradigm. Come for a “lessons learned” frank and open discussion of the first three years of the Advanced Practice Paramedic program in Wake County. SPECIAL FOCUS The Twists and Turns of an Emergency Career Edward Gabriel, MPA, EMT-P, CEM, CBCP Visual diagnosis in trauma is an essential component of enhanced trauma assessment. In addition to standard trauma triage rules, there are certain physical exam findings in trauma patients that reliably predict serious injuries. Using actual case studies, this lecture will demonstrate various physical findings (some obvious, some subtle) that when uncovered during a trauma exam should heighten the provider’s concern for serious injury. Mr. Gabriel has had a long and illustrious career in EMS, public safety, and emergency management. After spending 26 years as a paramedic in New York City, rising to the position of Assistant Chief/ Division Commander of EMS and serving as the Deputy Commissioner for Planning and Preparedness, he joined the Walt Disney Company as the Director of Global Crisis Management and Business Continuity. In 2011, Ed returned to public service and currently is the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response for the US Department of Health and Human Services. Join him for a humorous look at the lessons that he has learned thorough his diverse career. These lessons will help you gain perspective and understand how your essential role fits into the bigger picture. ALS CLINICAL SPECIAL FOCUS ALS CLINICAL Visual Diagnosis in Trauma Cases: You’d Better Know When You See Them Edward T. Dickinson, MD, FACEP, NREMT-P Hemorrhage Control E. Reed Smith, MD, FACEP In the history of the United States, war and military conflicts have often been the genesis of, and proving ground for, innovative and effective medical care practices for traumatic injury. Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom have been no different. New medical practices in hemorrhage control and hemorrhagic shock resuscitation have been developed on the battlefield and are resulting in ‘unexpected survivors.’ This fast-paced and informative lecture will present new practices in hemorrhage control and traumatic shock resuscitation, from innovative devices to new theories and medications, that are moving from the battlefield to civilian EMS systems world-wide. EMS LEADERSHIP Advanced Practice Paramedics, Community Paramedicine … What is in a Name? Sean Caffrey, MBA, CEMSO, NRP Brent Myers, MD, MPH Understanding Shock and a Look at Lactate Testing as an EMS Tool Paul Paris, MD, FACEP This lecture will provide a solid overview of shock recognition and management as well as address new trends in the treatment of septic, hypovolemic and cardiogenic shock. Dr. Paris, internationally recognized for his EMS work in Pittsburgh and at the University of Pittsburgh, will also discuss new methods of early diagnosis such as field lactate measurement and other recent research. DISASTER TERRORISM PREPAREDNESS DHS and Emerging Science and Technology for First Responders Joseph Martin III, ST 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 chemical spills or other threats. First responders arrive at a disaster scene. They find dozens of victims scattered around. Some March 5 - March 9, 2013 | Washington D.C. 27
  • 30. are not moving. Others are screaming for help. Many are bleeding. Conditions might not be safe for the first responders themselves. Deciding who requires emergency medical care first, a difficult task under the best conditions, becomes an enormous challenge. 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. Come hear a presentation sure to stick with you in the most stressful of situations ... pediatric calls. BLS/ALS CLINICAL Patient Assessment: The Most Important Things You Need to Know Bob Page, BAS, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P, NCEE The SPTT is in development through a partnership, wherein the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS ST) TechSolutions program has partnered with the Technical Support Working Group (TSWG), Boeing Company, and Washington University’s School of Medicine. Whether BLS or ALS, all of us know that patient assessment is the core skill that we must master. Many times we are taught the sequence in which to do things, but aren’t given much on making sense of what we found. What if we eliminated the sequence and labels (primary, secondary, ongoing, detailed, etc.) and looked at what is really important? The AHA did it. Remember C.A.B. instead of ABC? Bob Page will open your eyes–and may even leave you on the floor laughing–as he approaches assessment without rules, only ideas and facts. Who knows, you may be witnessing the future in patient assessment! “To get what you have never had before, you must do what you have never done before.” DISASTER TERRORISM PREPAREDNESS ALS CLINICAL Strengthening Preparedness and Response through Usage of the Homeland Security Information Network Briana Stephan, FSC Stephen Curren, MS The sharing session entitled, “Strengthening Preparedness and Response through usage of the Homeland Security Information Network” will first discuss the history and evolution of the Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN). The origins of HSIN as the preferred information sharing source of the Department of Homeland Security will be described, as will be the adoption of HSIN by the critical infrastructure sectors. Next will be a live demonstration of the HSIN Healthcare and Public Health Sector (HSIN-HPH) portal. Attendees will be introduced to the varied types of information available on HSIN, as well as the most popular web pages including the document library, incident sites established to aid emergency response, and the sector calendar. The demonstration will be accompanied by a discussion of who the intended user base is and how potential users can register for access. 3:45 PM – 5:15 PM BLS/ALS CLINICAL Rapid Cardiopulmonary Pediatric Assessment Dusty Lynn, RN, BS, CCRN, CPEN, EMT-P This presentation includes pictures, video clips and lively discussion on the importance of having a rapid systematic approach to pediatric emergency assessment. With over 30 years’ neonatal, pediatric critical care and ECMO experience, Ms. Lynn is well versed in the method of pediatric assessment. 28 Register at www.EMSToday.com The Wheezing Patient … Is It CHF, Asthma, COPD or Anaphylaxis? Corey Slovis, MD, FACP, FACEP, FAAEM Wheezing patients are very commonly encountered in the prehospital setting. This talk will discuss the state of the science in the therapy of anaphylaxis, asthma, COPD, heart failure and the short of breath patient. There will be a focus on expert use of IM and IV epinephrine, non-use of morphine, aggressive use of nitroglycerin and CPAP along with better understanding the limitations of prehospital diuresis. Five step protocols will be provided. ALS CLINICAL Pain Management PRN David A. Miramontes, MD, FACEP, NREMT Pain management in the field is an ever increasing issue with regulatory, training, protocol and logistical challenges. This lecture will discuss multiple strategies for pain control and review the common medications and methods that can be utilized in the prehospital environment to assist with pain management. EMS LEADERSHIP Too Small for a Bailout, Too Important to Fail: Developing and Implementing a Legal and Regulatory Compliance Program Allison J. Bloom, Esq. Corporate Compliance programs have long been the bastion of Big Business, primarily because of the scrutiny placed on them by Federal agencies such as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Food and Drug Administration. In an era of enhanced enforcement, compliance is increasingly more important for small- and medium-size companies, especially in the areas of Fraud Abuse, Anti-Kickback, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. This informative session will cover the essential elements of a legal and regulatory compliance program, why you need to have one, and how to establish a robust program in a small- to medium-sized EMS agency which will withstand the scrutiny of federal and state agencies and help to mitigate damages in the event of a legal or regulatory violation. EDUCATION I Want to Be Like You: Growing EMS Educators for Tomorrow Keith Widmeier, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P, EMS-I, BA The educators who have done the majority of the instruction for the past few decades are nearing retirement. Mentorship is critical to ensure quality education continues for future generations. Unfortunately, the mentorship program is widely varied across the country. This session will discuss when to begin the EMS mentoring process, mentoring techniques, and the development of a mentorship program within an institution. This class is designed to assist program directors and training officers with the development of quality educators and future leaders within the industry. SPECIAL FOCUS EMS Safety Fellowship/Quality Champion Program Paul Paris, MD, FACEP The EMS Safety Fellowship/Quality Champion Program developed by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation in Pittsburgh will be discussed as one innovative approach to making progress towards developing a culture of safety for patients and providers. SPECIAL FOCUS EMS Fitness Guidelines: It’s Time to Get Healthy Presented by Faculty from NAEMT and ACE As with our general population, obesity and lack of physical fitness within our own EMS agencies also contribute to injuries and an increase in chronic diseases. Did you know that EMS practitioners are seven times more likely than the average worker to miss work as result of injury? That one in four EMS practitioners will suffer a career ending injury within the first four years of service? That back injury is the #1 reason for leaving EMS? NAEMT collaborated with the American Council on Exercise (ACE) to develop suggested physical fitness guidelines for EMS practitioners. These
  • 31. Conference Program: Friday-Saturday guidelines will help EMS agencies in recruitment and retention of EMS practitioners, and ultimately, will help reduce the number and severity of injuries on the job. In this session, you’ll learn about the research study that was conducted and the guidelines that were developed. This is an important topic that can give you the tools you need to make your practitioners healthier and your service more competitive. Don’t miss it! SPECIAL FOCUS Five Simple (but not necessarily easy) Steps to Improve Resuscitation Survival in YOUR Community Scott Bourn , PhD, RN, EMT-P Lynn White Times have changed …While EMS has certainly advocated for aggressive resuscitation over the years, the new emphasis on high quality CPR has changed everything, and has led to unprecedented numbers of neurologically intact survivors of sudden cardiac arrest in communities that have chosen to focus on a system-wide approach. During the past 18 months, American Medical Response, in partnership with the Heart Rescue Program and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, has done a “deep dive” into the resuscitation systems of 10 diverse communities; the result has been a dramatic improvement in survival in bystander witnessed SCA from 19% to 33%. Join AMR’s Lynn White, National Director of Resuscitation and Accountable Care, and Scott Bourn, VP of Clinical Practices and Research, as they discuss what they’ve learned about the community approach, gathering data, changing what matters, motivation, and leadership of resuscitation initiatives. DISASTER AND TERRORISM PREPAREDNESS Blast Injuries: Terrorism Implications for Children During Peacetime, War Global Conflicts Daniel Fagbuyi, MD Within a moment’s notice a bomb blast from an explosion can cause severe damage both to infrastructure and people, culminating in mass casualties with complex injuries that are different from natural disasters. Children make up 25% of the population and have unique characteristics that make them vulnerable to blast injury. In order to be prepared to respond to and care for the pediatric patient during MCIs, you need to be aware of the types of blast injuries, anticipatory injuries and findings in the pediatric patient. 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM JEMS GAMES FINAL Edward T. Dickinson, MD, FACEP, NREMT-P Attend to watch the teams compete and receive CEH! TM SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2013 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Closing Ceremonies • Prehospital Care Research Forum Awards • 11th Annual Nicholas Rosecrans Awards • James O. Page/JEMS Award • 10th Annual JEMS Games Medals Ceremony Closing Keynote Gaining and Keeping the Public’s Trust Gordon Graham present information that illustrates how public distrust can adversely impact public safety in terms of public trust, voting results, jury verdicts (civil and criminal), and community support. Graham will show how you can determine your community’s level of support and control measures that can be used to increase that support and your agency’s standing in the community. He will also offer pearls of wisdom about how to create and maintain loyal customers. 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM Exhibit Hall Open - Lunch Concessions Available 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM SUPER SESSIONS BLS/ALS CLINICAL Lessons Learned from the JEMS Games Chad Brocato, DHSc, CFO, REMT-P TM This session is designed to provide attendees insight into the clinical elements for the patient presentations used in the JEMS Games competition. There will be a particular emphasis on the early detection, assessment, and management of shock. To extend the learning experience beyond the competition and conference, you will be given a simulation training packet for use in your agency. This session supports Laerdal Medical’s Discover Simulation program, a blended circle of learning approach to make simulation easier. Please see the related article published in the October 2012 issue of JEMS. ALS CLINICAL DISASTER TERRORISM PREPAREDNESS Panel: Early Diagnosis and Intervention of Sepsis David P. Keseg, MD, FACEP T. Ryan Mayfield, MS Paul Paris, MD, FACEP London and Washington, DC are two of the busiest cities in the world with respect to EMS planning and staffing for special events, particularly events that involve high profile dignitaries and heads of state. Join Jason Killens, Deputy Director of Operations for London Ambulance Service and Deputy Chief John Donnelly of Homeland Security and Special Operations for District of Columbia Fire EMS as they give you a close-up look at how they plan and execute EMS coverage at a multitude of events in their capital cities. The newest EMS alert out there is the Sepsis Alert. Is this focus on early detection of sepsis warranted or just another alert? And what are the best ways to detect early sepsis? Does the placement of a lactate monitor result in improved mortality from sepsis? You’ll discuss these and other considerations as the distinguished panel offers insight based on their experience. A Tale of Two Cities: Special Events Planning in Capital Locations John Donnelly, District of Columbia Fire EMS Jason Killens, London Ambulance Service We now live in a transparent society with expanded resources and exposure to the public. As a result, public safety agencies must be mindful of their image and effects of the internet, blogs, social media, Public Records Requests, distrust of government at all levels, inappropriate release of information by employees. Gordon Graham, recognized internationally for his in-depth public safety and risk management expertise, as well as his powerful and insightful presentations, will explain the approach public safety agencies should take to these important issues. He will EMS LEADERSHIP Supervision 101 – The Basics for the New Supervisor Gordon Graham This two-hour Super Session by Gordon Graham is designed for the line level supervisor and will illustrate the host of problems, both internal and external, that can occur when an agency fails to March 5 - March 9, 2013 | Washington D.C. 29
  • 32. adequately discipline their personnel. Graham will identify the problems with discipline in an organization and why supervisors must work together to have an effective and fair program of discipline. Session attendees will receive a copy of GRAED, Graham’s Rules for the Application of Effective Discipline. EDUCATION How Does a Pup Teach the Big Dogs: Tips for Young Instructors Teaching Seasoned Professionals Keith Widmeier, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P, EMS-I, BA With many of the current educators within the industry preparing for retirement, a need has arisen for qualified and motivated educators to step in and fill the gaps. Some of the eager educators that have decided to step up to the plate may have acquired the necessary qualifications, but lack the years or decades of experience that other EMS providers have obtained. This class will explore the benefits of youth and motivation, as well as the potential pitfalls that young educators may experience. Students will learn how to obtain the credentials that are becoming industry standards for EMS educators, as well as how to interact with students who have more experience within EMS. Other important skills include how to handle disinterested students and implementing evidence based curriculum in a research resistant culture SPECIAL FOCUS Frontline on the Homefront: Helping Veterans in Crisis Dean R. Pedrotti Patrick Ziegert REPEATED SESSION Please see description on page 26. DISASTER TERRORISM PREPAREDNESS Responding to Active Shooter Events: Lessons Learned Panel Discussion, Moderated by A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P Active Shooter incidents are a reality throughout the United States. So EMS agencies must be prepared to respond and manage dozens of victims critically wounded by high caliber weapons and explosive devices. Join JEMS Editorin-Chief and MCI instructor A.J. Heightman and a panel of EMS operations personnel who have been confronted with active shooter incidents to learn how to be prepared for this type of major incident in your response area. 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EMS LEADERSHIP Mitigating the Impact of Drug Shortages in EMS and Emergency Care Gregg Margolis, PhD, NREMT-P Over the last five years, drug shortages in all categories of medications have nearly quadrupled, from a peak of about 70 drugs identified as in shortage in 2007 to 267 drugs in shortage in early 2012. About 50% of drug shortages affect emergency care medications by virtue of the shortage’s strong affect on the availability of sterile injectables, which are widely used in EMS and emergency departments. Cardiovascular, oncology, anesthetic, analgesic, and anti-infective medications are also routinely in short supply. The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) has held a number of interdisciplinary meetings with government and stakeholder participants to explore this complex issue. This session will focus on the causes and impacts of drug shortages on EMS and emergency department care and discuss strategies to deal with this shortage of critical emergency care medications. SPECIAL FOCUS Integrating Injury Prevention into the EMS Mission Keith Griffiths Josh Krimston, EMT-P Paul Maxwell For 11 years, EMS Today and EPIC Medics have partnered on the Nicholas Rosecrans Award, given to an EMS agency that excels in promoting safety and injury prevention. There is added impetus for the topic this year, with the strong national interest in community paramedicine, where public health approaches to injury prevention are built into this new model of care. In addition to profiling the winner of this year’s Nicholas Rosecrans Award, this session will: • ighlight other successful injury prevention H programs that have been integrated into EMS outreach programs • iscuss innovative approaches to public D education, including CPR training • rovide an overview of the public health P approach to injury prevention and why it is such a natural fit for EMS agencies • how how EMS Week can be used for S community outreach • escribe ways you can improve the culture of D safety in your organization to prevent injuries of your own personnel DISASTER TERRORISM PREPAREDNESS Extraordinary Threats from Ordinary IEDs Robert S. Katz Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) have made landfall from Iraq and Afghanistan to even New 30 Register at www.EMSToday.com York and Washington, D.C., creating a threat to citizens and emergency responders that remains real and growing. In this interactive session, Robert will examine best practices for awareness and response as seen in recent incidents. You will leave this session with practical checklists and safety guidelines for implementation in your own jurisdiction, whether it’s a city, small town or somewhere in between. DISASTER TERRORISM PREPAREDNESS Decontamination of the Pediatric Patient Daniel Fagbuyi, MD Accidental chemical spills at a large facility or on the highway occur from time to time. A mass casualty incident due to a large accidental spill or intentional release of chemical or nuclear agent by terrorists would require an EMS response. First responders are at risk for exposure to chemical, biological and radiological materials when caring for such contaminated patients. In addition to appropriate protective equipment, you must be prepared to decontaminate victims on site or at a designated casualty collection point. While adults and children are likely to be involved, an anticipatory understanding of pediatric decon challenges, considerations and pitfalls may improve the pediatric victim outcome and overall response. Practical information and considerations will be presented. 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM BLS/ALS CLINICAL A Fun Way to Learn Respiratory Emergencies Bob Page, BAS, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P, NCEE Julie A. Williams, NREMT-P, NCEE Who says medical lectures have to be boring? This session will use an audience response system as you walk through some tough respiratory calls from CHF to COPD and Asthma. Join Bob Page as he moderates the class’ input and guides you through the respiratory system and a review of the pathophysiology of common respiratory emergencies and assessment techniques. ALS CLINICAL Evidence Based Prehospital Pain Management Kathleen Brown, MD EMS providers often encounter patients suffering from pain secondary to traumatic injuries. However, often these patients are not provided with optimal pain relief in the prehospital setting. In this session we will discuss an Evidence Based Guideline (EBG) for prehospital pain management that was developed using the NHTSA model for development of prehospital EBGs. The evidence behind the guideline and the implementation of the guideline in the Maryland EMS system will be highlighted. We will also discuss how the
  • 33. Conference Program: Saturday guideline can be adopted for and implemented in your own EMS system or agency. EMS LEADERSHIP Getting More From Less: How To Use Data in Your CAD and ePCR to Improve Operational and Clinical Performance Nick Nudell, EMT-P Todd Stout As ambulance services get squeezed by evertighter budgets, managers are turning to new uses of data to make optimal use of their resources and to get a heads-up on situations that demand immediate attention. Dispatch processing times, response time compliance, clinical surveillance, hospital wait times and a variety of other key performance areas can be measured in real time using data collected in CAD and in ePCRs. You’ll hear a case study of an ambulance service using technology to provide feedback to crews on important quality metrics within minutes and hours, rather than days or weeks. SPECIAL FOCUS Using GIS to Analyze Fire and EMS Performance Erik Johnson, NREMT-P, CPM This session will cover how the D.C. Fire and EMS Department has used GIS to analyze and improve ALS response times. You’ll also learn how the department uses GIS to analyze risk factors to improve Fire and EMS coverage and deployment to improve across the board response time for a minimal cost for both the analysis and deployment. DISASTER TERRORISM PREPAREDNESS National Ambulance Contract: What You Need to Know FEMA Ambulance Contract Representative (Invited) Following the catastrophic 2005 hurricane season, FEMA sought to implement a plan to establish a comprehensive EMS response to federally declared disasters. The government solicited proposals to provide a full array of ground ambulance, air ambulance and para-transit services to supplement the federal and military response to a disaster, act of terrorism or other public health emergency. This national contract is the first of its kind and covers the 21 states along the Gulf coast (zone 1) and Atlantic coast (zone 2). The contract also has an optional provision for services to the West coast states (zone 3) and Central U.S. states (zone 4) with terms to be negotiated when exercised. The contract has been implemented for events including hurricanes Gustav, Ike and the 2009 Presidential Inauguration. Come learn how your agency may be involved with this national contract when the next disaster strikes. DISASTER TERRORISM PREPAREDNESS Operational Medicine: Providing Care in Unconventional Settings David “Marco” Marcozzi, MD, MHS-CL, FACEP Operational Medicine (OPMED) is defined as care provided in an unconventional setting where access to traditional resources may be significantly limited. OPMED includes components of disaster, military, wilderness, frontier, emergency, prehospital, tactical, and international medicine. The concept of OPMED, perhaps best defined by the military experience, resonates with the emergency preparedness and response community. “Good medicine under challenging conditions” is an appropriate phrase from Afghanistan to Joplin. Whether from war or disaster, the practice of medicine in an affected community will be significantly different compared to one that is intact. Poor environmental conditions, limited supplies, long hours and high patient volumes are common variables regardless of the setting. However, fundamental differences exist between the military and civilian practice of OPMED. These differences will shape the delivery of care in the civilian disaster environment. 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM BLS/ALS CLINICAL 6 Vital Signs: How to Make Them Truly VITAL Paul Paris, MD, FACEP The most commonly done procedure in EMS will be given a fresh look and discussion will highlight what conclusions can and cannot be made when interpreting the Pulse, Blood Pressure, Respiratory Rate, Pulse Oximetry, Temperature and Pain Score. BLS/ALS CLINICAL Seasonal Pediatric Case Reviews Joelle N. Simpson, MD, MPH This will be a case based discussion of the most common fall/winter and spring/summer pediatric illnesses and injuries with a focus on prehospital management and a “Top 10” diagnoses for each cluster of seasons. We will focus on a toolkit of assessment tools unique to children that can be used by first responders year round. Evidence based studies will be highlighted to bring greater understanding of these diagnoses and their clinical management. you know and show you what you may not know. Cutting-edge new EKG criteria have been released lately on Lead aVR. Bob and Julie have the 411 on this research and how it could effect prehospital 12 lead interpretation. Oh, yeah, and along the way you’ll firm up your already great EKG reading skills. EMS LEADERSHIP NPCCR – Non Punitive Close Call Reporting Gordon Graham This class explains Gordon Graham’s approach to sharing close calls with co-workers prior to someone being seriously hurt. Graham, recognized internationally for his expertise in risk management, will illustrate that frequently, the cause of the injuries encountered by emergency responders are preceded by similar causes or warning signs that should have been addressed and reported as “close calls.” This session will present valuable information that can positively impact your crews and your organization. DISASTER TERRORISM PREPAREDNESS CERT: Expect the Unexpected - Leveraging CERT Other Community Resources Robert S. Katz In the old days, the “first” responders were just your friendly neighbors, lending a hand to help one another. However, as service needs rise, as communities become larger, as events become more complex, and as budgets become tighter, what was old may become new again. Let’s see how we can invigorate FEMA’s Whole Community concept by empowering citizens to once again step up. We will examine how to establish and engage grass roots organizations, such as Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) to be your best friends before, during, and after major incidents. Stay connected with our social networking sites for the latest information on discounts, events and sessions! ALS CLINICAL Sharpening Your 12 Lead Sword Bob Page, BAS, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P, NCEE Julie A. Williams, NREMT-P, NCEE So you’ve been doing 12 leads for some time, know your STEMI’s, and had a good call or two. Are you ready to sharpen your sword for the next challenge? This session will take you through what March 5 - March 9, 2013 | Washington D.C. 31
  • 34. James J. Augustine, MD serves on the clinical faculty in the department of emergency medicine at Wright State University and as a medical director for the Fire EMS Departments in Atlanta, including the Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. Eric Beck, DO, EMT-P, CCEMT-P is a firefighter/ paramedic/EMS instructor turned emergency physician, the medical director for Chicago EMS and assistant professor, assistant residency director, University of Chicago, Section of Emergency Medicine. David Becker, MS, NREMT-P, EFO is the EMS education program director for Sanford-Brown College in St. Louis and vice-chair of the EMS Section for the Int’l. Assn. of Fire Chiefs. Edward T. Dickinson, MD, FACEP, NREMT-P is a professor of emergency medicine and director of EMS field operations in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pa. in Philadelphia. He is the medical editor of JEMS and medical director of Malvern, Radnor and Berwyn Fire Companies (Pa.) and Haverford Township Paramedics (Pa.). Craig Dieringer is the director of the Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority/Heartland Paramedics in St. Joseph, Missouri. John A. Donnelly, Sr. is the deputy fire chief, Homeland Security and Special Operations, District of Columbia Fire EMS. Allison J. Bloom, Esq. is an attorney in private law practice in the field of EMS Law. She has also been certified as an EMT provider for over 25 years and is currently certified as both an EMT and EMSinstructor in the State of Connecticut. Daniel Fagbuyi, MD, is the medical director of disaster preparedness and emergency management at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and assistant professor of pediatrics and emergency medicine at The George Washington University School of Medicine. Scott Bourn, PhD, RN, EMT-P is vice-president of clinical practices research for AMR Medicine. American Medical Response is the nation’s largest ambulance service and sees more than 25,000 cardiac arrest patients every year. Robert Felter, MD, FAAP has practiced emergency pediatrics for 30 years. He was on the State of Ohio EMS board for 9 years and worked on developing and instituting prehospital pediatric protocols for the entire state. Chad Brocato, DHSc, CFO, REMT-P is a deputy fire chief for the Broward Sheriff’s Office Department of Fire Rescue and Emergency Services. Joseph (Jay) Fitch, PhD is the founder of the EMS/public safety-consulting firm, Fitch Associates. J. Robert “Rob” Brown, Jr., BS, EMT-P, CFO is the fire chief of Fresno, California and is the Treasurer of the EMS Section for the International Association of Fire Chiefs. Kathleen Brown, MD is an associate professor of pediatrics and emergency medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and the medical director of the emergency department at Children’s National Medical Center. Randall S. Burd, MD, PhD is a pediatric surgeon and chief of the Division of Trauma and Burns at Children’s Nat’l. Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Sean Caffrey, MBA, CEMSO, NRP has been involved in EMS for 25 years and currently serves as the EMS system development coordinator for the State of Colorado. He is also the treasurer of the National EMS Management Association. Norris Croom, AAS, EMT-P is the deputy chief of operations for Castle Rock Fire and Rescue Department and is director-at-large for the EMS Section of the Int’l. Assn. of Fire Chiefs. Stephen Curren, MS is program manager of the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Paul Dangerfield, MD is the director of clinical anesthesia and director of acute pain medicine regional anesthesia for George Washington University Hospital. Drew Dawson is the director of the Office of Emergency Medical Services, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 32 Register at www.EMSToday.com Edward Gabriel, MPA, EMT-P, CEM, CBCP is the principal deputy assistant secretary for preparedness and response. Prior to joining ASPR, he served as director, global crisis management and business continuity, for The Walt Disney Company. Andrew Garrett, MD, MPH is the director of the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Gordon Graham is a 33 year veteran of California law enforcement. He has a master’s degree in safety and systems management from University of Southern California and a Juris Doctorate from Western State University. Keith Griffiths is president of the RedFlash Group. Troy Hagen, MBA, EMT-P is a paramedic and the director of Ada County Paramedics in Boise, Idaho. He is president-elect of the National EMS Management Assoc. of the National Volunteer Fire Council’s EMS/R division and a member of the NJ EMS Task Force. He teaches basic journalism at the New School University in New York City. Hope Janke serves as the director of the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits (PSOB) Office at the Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice. Erik Johnson, NREMT-P, CPM has obtained basic and advanced pre-hospital care training and has been certified to teach at every level or certification along the way; he has earned a Certified Public Manager degree from George Washington University. Robert S. Katz is a homeland security consultant by day, firefighter-paramedic by night. He has led countless initiatives, including multiple assignments for MIT, NIST, Navy, NASA, DoD, State, and UN missions focused on surveillance within domestic and OCONUS theatres. David P. Keseg, MD, FACEP has served as medical director of the Columbus Division of Fire for over 25 years. He is also associate professor of emergency medicine for The Ohio State University and director of the EMS fellowship program there. Jason Killens joined the National Health Service (NHS) in February 1996 and is currently deputy director of operations at London Ambulance Service (LAS), the largest free ambulance service in the world. . Skip Kirkwood, MS, JD, EMT-P, EFO, CMO serves as the chief of the Wake County EMS Division in Raleigh, N.C. He is the president of the National EMS Management Association. Baxter Larmon, PhD, MICP is a professor of emergency medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and the founding director of the UCLA Center for Prehospital Care. Ofer Lichtman, NREMT-P started his career as an EMT in Israel and is now working for the Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Fire Department where he serves as a firefighter/paramedic and their terrorism liaison officer program coordinator Jeffrey Lindsey, PhD, EMT-P, EFO has been involved in emergency services since 1980 and earned his doctorate and master’s degree in education from USF. He is the recipient of the 2011 James O. Page EMS award from the IAFC EMS Section. A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P is the editorin-chief of the Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS), published by PennWell, and is well known for his work in the area of EMS management and mass casualty incident management. Bob Loftus, BS, NREMT-B is the CECBEMS vice chair. Christopher P. Holstege, MD is an associate professor of emergency medicine and pediatrics at the University of Virginia’s School of Medicine and chief of the University of Virginia’s Division of Medical Toxicology. Gary Ludwig, MS, EMT-P is a deputy fire chief for the Memphis Fire Department and is chair of the EMS Section for the International Association of Fire Chiefs. Richard Huff, EMT-B is the former Chief the Atlantic Highlands First Aid, director-at-large Gregg Lord, MD, NREMT-P is the director of the Emergency Care Coordination Center at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dusty Lynn, RN, BS, CCRN, CPEN, EMT-P is the EMS outreach coordinator, pediatric base station coordinator, pediatric advanced life support
  • 35. Faculty course director at the Emergency Medical Trauma Center, Children’s National Medical Center. W. Ann (“Winnie”) Maggiore, JD, NREMT-P has been a New Mexico paramedic since 1981 and is now a shareholder in the Albuquerque law firm of Butt, Thornton Baehr, P.C. In 2012, she was awarded the James O. Page/JEMS award. David “Marco” Marcozzi, MD, MHS-CL, FACEP currently serves as the director of the National Healthcare Preparedness Programs within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. Gregg Margolis, PhD, NREMT-P is the director of the Division of Healthcare Systems and Heath Policy for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response (ASPR) at the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Christina Martinka, NREMT-P, FP-C, CCEMT-P, PNCCT is a critical care flight paramedic for PHI Air Medical, AirCare in the northern Virginia region. Since 2010 she has also held the position of base educator for AirCare. Connie Mattera, RN, MS, TNS, EMT-P is the EMS administrative director and EMS system coordinator for the Northwest Community EMS System in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and the trauma nurse specialist course coordinator at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Paul Maxwell is a paramedic for Rural/Metro in San Diego, Calif. and co-founder of EPIC Medics. T. Ryan Mayfield, MS is an actively working street paramedic with a M.S. in emergency health services. He is employed by Centura South Denver EMS in Colorado as the manager of the Center for EMS Quality, Integration, and Research (CEQIR). Jason McMullan, MD is an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the University of Cincinnati. McMullan is part of the medical direction teams for many fire departments, including Cincinnati Fire. Mike Metro is the deputy chief over operations for the Los Angeles County Fire Department and is the secretary of the EMS Section for the International Association of Fire Chiefs. Marlea Miano, MD, RN, EMT-P is a resident emergency department physician with Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She worked as a paramedic and critical care registered nurse in Cleveland, Ohio. David A. Miramontes, MD, FACEP, NREMT is the medical director and an assistant chief of fire and EMS for the District of Columbia Fire and EMS Department in Washington, D.C. Sephora N. Morrison, MD, MSCI, FAAP is an attending physician in pediatric emergency medicine and medical director of Children’s National Medical Center’s Satellite Emergency Department at United Medical Center. Robert Murray, Jr., NREMT-P, BS is the operations division manager for Sussex County EMS. He has extensive experience with capnography and its use in the prehospital environment. Brent Myers, MD, MPH assumed the role of medical director of the Wake County EMS System in 2002 and became director of the department of EMS in 2008. He is an adjunct assistant professor of emergency medicine at the UNC School of Medicine. and chairman of the department of emergency medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Slovis serves as the medical director of the Nashville Fire Department, the NFD Paramedic/EMS Bureau and the Nashville International Airport. Christopher F. Nollette, EdD, NREMTP, LP is a charter member and currently serves as the past president for the National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE). E. Reed Smith, MD, FACEP is a co-founder and the co-chairman of the Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care, operational medical director of the Arlington County, Virginia Fire Department, attending physician at Virginia Hospital Center, and associate professor of emergency medicine at the George Washington University. Nick Nudell, EMT-P was recently appointed to the prestigious National EMS Advisory Council as an expert in the area of data collection and usage. Bob Page, BAS, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P, NCEE is an internationally known speaker. He was awarded the 2012 NAEMSE “Legends That Walk Among Us Award” and has been recognized as Missouri’s Most Creative Instructor by the Missouri Instructor/Coordinator Society. David Page, MS, NREMT-P is an educator at Inver Hills Community College, a field paramedic at Allina EMS, in Minneapolis/St. Paul and supervisor of the St. Paul Fire Department’s Youth Job Corps BLS Unit. Paul Paris, MD, FACEP is the medical director of the Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania, senior medical advisor of the City of Pittsburgh, medical director of the Emergency Medical Service Institute and medical director of Parkview EMS and Ambulance and ERMI Chair in Healthcare Quality. Briana Stephan is a critical infrastructure protection (CIP) program analyst at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in Washington, D.C. Todd Stout, son of EMS pioneer Jack Stout and on the board of the National EMS Management Association, received an “EMS 10 Innovator” award for his team’s work to develop technology solutions via the FirstWatch software. Dan Swayze, DrPH, MBA, MEMS serves as the vice president for the Center for Emergency Medicine in Pittsburgh (CEM). He is also an adjunct instructor at the University of Pittsburgh in the emergency medicine program. Richard W. Patrick, MS, CFO, EMT-P, FF serves as director of Workforce Health Medical Support, Office of Health Affairs within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Peter P. Taillac, MD, FACEP is an associate clinical professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine and for the last five years, has served as the State EMS Medical Director for the Utah Department of Health and, for the last 10 years, as the Medical Director for the West Valley City, Utah Fire Department. Taillac has served combat tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Asha S. Payne, MD, MPH, FAAP is an assistant professor of pediatrics and emergency medicine at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Josh Weiss is president of 10 to 1 Public Relations, a firm he began after successfully serving as the national director of public relations for Rural/ Metro Corporation. Dean R. Pedrotti is a captain/paramedic for the Phoenix Fire Department and is currently on special assignment extending veterans awareness training to all PFD firefighters. Lynn White is the national director of resuscitation and accountable care at AMR and holds an adjunct professor appointment with the Ohio State University College of Medicine. Geoffrey L. Shapiro, EMT-P is the operational medicine programs coordinator for the George Washington University Emergency Health Services Program, as well as a co-founder and executive board member of the Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care. Keith Widmeier, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P, EMS-I, BA is the training officer for Wayne County EMS in Monticello, Ky. and the paramedic technology program director for Somerset Community College in southern Kentucky. Liz Sibley, MA is the executive director of the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for EMS (CECBEMS). Joelle N. Simpson, MD, MPH is in her final year of a pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at Children’s National Medical Center. She also has a Masters of Public Health in health policy and management from George Washington University. John Sinclair, NREMT-P is the fire chief of Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue and is the International Director for the EMS Section of the International Association of Fire Chiefs. Julie A. Williams, NREMT-P, NCEE is the training coordinator for Beaufort County EMS in Beaufort, S.C. and current president of the South Carolina EMS Educator’s Association. Steve Wirth, JD, EMT-P is a founding member of the national EMS law firm Page, Wolfberg, Wirth LLC. Doug Wolfberg, JD, EMT is a partner with Page, Wolfberg Wirth LLC, a national EMS, ambulance and medical transportation industry law firm. Patrick Ziegert is a veteran of the Navy and the Army, having served in the Gulf War and in Iraq. Corey Slovis, MD, FACP, FACEP, FAAEM is a professor of emergency medicine and medicine March 5 - March 9, 2013 | Washington D.C. 33
  • 36. Hotels Housing Deadline: February 11, 2013 Reservations Methods: Visit www.EMSTODAY.COM or call 866-805-4508 DoubleTree by Hilton Crystal City 300 Army Navy Drive Arlington, VA 22202 Embassy Suites Washington DC Convention Center 900 10th St. NW Washington, DC 20001 Comfort Inn Downtown DC Renaissance Washington DC 1201 13th Street NW Washington, DC 20005 999 Ninth Street NW Washington, DC 20001 Four PointS by Sheraton DoubleTree by Hilton Washington DC 1201 K St. NW Washington, DC 20005 1515 Rhode Island Avenue NW Washington, DC 20005 Destination DC/Passkey is the official housing company for EMS TODAY 2013. Arrangements for housing must be made through the Housing Bureau and NOT the hotel directly. After the deadline date of February 11th, 2013, the EMS TODAY housing block is closed and you are responsible for securing your own accommodations. Note: The Doubletree Crystal City is a short distance away from the convention center via the Metro ... this hotel can save you money on parking and save you time due to traffic! 34 Register at www.EMSToday.com Reservation Guarantee: Credit Card Guarantee: A credit card valid through the last day of the meeting is required to process and guarantee each reservation. Confirmations: A reservation confirmation will be e-mailed to you from the DDC Housing Bureau once your reservation has been confirmed. You will not receive a confirmation from your hotel. If you do not receive a confirmation within 3 business days, please call 866-805-4508 or e-mail housing@ destinationdc.com. Make sure to check your spam e-mail box. Changes and Cancellations: All changes and cancellations must be made with the Destination DC Housing Bureau on or before 5:00PM on February 11th, 2013. The credit card provided will be charged one (1) night’s room and tax by the hotel if the reservation is cancelled 7 days or less from the arrival date. Early departures are subject to a penalty fee set by the hotel.
  • 37. Travel Information Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) Metrobus provides connections for locations not serviced directly by Metrorail. Washington National Airport (DCA) Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Baltimore Washington International Airport, commonly known as BWI Airport, is located about 45 miles north of Washington, DC. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, commonly known as National Airport, is located in Arlington County, Virginia and is the closest airport to downtown Washington, DC. The airport is accessible by Metro. The MARC and Amtrak train station is nearby offering train service to Union Station and to Prince George’s County, Maryland. BWI is a test site for the Department of Homeland Security and is used to try out new airport security screening methods. As a result, sometimes the security lines can be quite long, so plan ahead for unexpected delays. Airlines Serving National Airport Airlines Serving BWI Airport Air Canada American Delta JetBlue United Air Tran British Airways Frontier Airlines Southwest Airlines US Airways Ground Transportation BWI Airport Taxi - Located on the Lower Level outside the baggage claim area. The estimated rate to Washington, DC is $63. SuperShuttle, a van service offers shared rides within the metropolitan area. For information, call 1-800-BLUEVAN. BWI Express Metrobus departs every 40 minutes for the Greenbelt Metro Station For more information call 202-637-7000. There are two bus stops. One is located on the lower level of the International Pier and the other stop is located on the lower level of Concourse A/B. Rental Cars include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Thrifty. Amtrak trains provide service to Union Station. The BWI Rail Station is just a few miles from the airport and free shuttles are available. For other discount options, please go to EMSToday.com. For Amtrak schedules and information call 1-800-USARAIL (1-800-872-7245). MARC Trains also depart from the BWI Rail Station and run to Union Station in Washington, DC and New Carrollton, Seabrook and Bowie in Prince George’s County. Free shuttles are available from the airport terminal. For other discount options check out EMSToday.com. For information and MARC schedules call 1-800-325-RAIL. The Circulator – a bus – is a great option for connecting from the convention center area to locations like Georgetown and Union Station. For route maps: www.dccirculator.com Taxi service is plentiful and economical in D.C. If you plan to do some sightseeing around D.C., your best option might be to purchase a SmarTrip® card, which is a permanent, rechargeable farecard. It’s plastic, like a credit card, and is embedded with a special computer chip that keeps track of the value of the card. For more information, please see EMSToday.com or visit the Metrorail Web site at wmata.com Air Canada AirTran Alaska Airlines American Airlines Delta Frontier JetBlue Southwest Airlines Suncountry Airlines United US Airways Virgin America Ground Transportation Taxicabs are readily available outside the terminal. Advance reservations are not needed. SuperShuttle, a van service offers shared rides within the metropolitan area. For information, call 1-800-BLUEVAN. Rental Cars On-site include Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz and National. The Washington Metrorail has an elevated station connected to the concourse level of terminals B and C at National Airport. For other discount options check out EMSToday.com. For more information, call (202) 637-7000. Dulles International Airport (IAD) Dulles International Airport is located 26 miles from Washington, DC in Chantilly, Virginia. The airport is about a 40 minute drive from downtown Washington, DC in non-rush hour traffic. The Dulles Airport Access Road makes the airport easy to get to once you get off of I-495. There are plenty of shuttles and taxis to transport visitors around the region. Since Washington, DC traffic is often congested, you should plan ahead and avoid flight times near rush hour. Washington Flyer Taxicabs serve Dulles International Airport exclusively. Taxis are dispatched from the “Taxi Passengers” area on the lower level of the Main Terminal. Advance reservations are not needed. A one way fare to Washington, DC costs $50 and up. Washington Flyer Coach Service departs from Dulles Airport every 30 minutes from Arrivals Level Door 4 of the Main Terminal Building. You can take this bus to the Metro for just $9. Metrobus operates an express bus service between Dulles Airport and downtown Washington, DC. The fare is just $3, but the buses run every 60 minutes. For other discount options check out EMSToday.com. SuperShuttle, a van service offers shared rides within the metropolitan area. Fares are about $22 to downtown Washington, DC. For information, call 1-800-BLUEVAN. Rental Cars On-site include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Thrifty. Airlines Serving Dulles International Airport AeroMexico ANA American Airlines Austrian Avianca British Airways Delta Emirates JetBlue QATAR Airways Southwest Airlines United US Airways Virgin America Virgin Atlantic AIRPORT LOCATION MAP Ground Transportation Metrorail, Buses and Taxis The Metrorail subway system is safe, clean, efficient and easy! For information on Metrorail: www.wmata.com March 5 - March 9, 2013 | Washington D.C. 35
  • 38. Registration Information, FAQs Please use one registration form per individual. Early bird registration ends February 1, 2013. register now for the best rates. 4 easy ways to Register: : Online Group Registration Please submit a separate registration form for each individual. A group consists of 5 or more people and registration forms must be submitted together. Please include payment or a copy of your purchase order with all forms. Make checks payable to PennWell Corporation. Cancellation/Refund Policy Cancellations received prior to February 17, 2013 are subject to a $75 service charge for Conference and / or a $10 service charge for Exhibits Admission. All cancellation requests are subject to review and will not be processed until (2) weeks after the show ends. Cancellations must be provided in writing and all badges/tickets/confirmations must be returned before a refund can be processed. Cancellations received after February 17, 2013 and “no shows” are subject to the full conference/exhibits registration fee. Conferees assume all risk incidental to participation in all activities, loss or damage to property, and release management, its employees and agents against any claims. Submit your cancellation to registration@pennwell.com. Registration Changes Go to www.EMSToday.com and click on Register Now. Follow instructions. Have questions? Email registration@pennwell.com 7 Fax Fax your completed registration form along with your credit card information or a copy of your purchase order to: 972-620-3099. * Mail Mail your completed registration form along with payment or a copy of your purchase order to: PennWell / EMS Today 2013, 2550 Midway Road, Suite 230, Carrollton, TX 75006. Make checks payable to PennWell Corporation. ( Phone If you need to make changes to your registration, please contact PennWell Corporation either by mail, phone or fax using the contact information listed to the left. Conference Badges/Pick Up Badges/tickets will be mailed to you if your registration is received by February 20, 2013. If you register after this date, your badges/tickets will not be mailed and you will need to pick them up at the conference. Please bring your confirmation letter with you to pick them up on site. On-Site Registration Beginning Tuesday, March 5, 2013, you may register in person at the convention center. Please note: Some preconference workshops have attendance limits and may be full. Please call in advance to check availability. Registration Hours Tuesday, March 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 6 . . . . . . . . . 7:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7 . . . . . . . . . . . 7:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 8 . . . . . . . . . 7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9 . . . . . . . 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tax Deductible All or part of this educational program may be tax deductible. Check with your accountant or tax consultant for details. NJ, PA, and VA Registration Please have your registration form completed and call 888.299.8016 (U.S. only) or 918.831.9160, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CST Please check the EMS Today website for updated information on sessions approved by the state EMS offices. Frequently Asked Questions HOW DO I...? . . . Sign up for Sessions? You may attend any of the main conference sessions as part of your regular registration fee; preconference workshops and special events are an additional fee. We recommend you choose topics you wouldn’t get at home or in regular continuing education classes. So we can plan seating, we ask that you tell us which sessions you THINK you’ll attend (that’s what those numbers on the registration form are for!); of course, you’re free to change your mind once you get to the conference. . . . Sign up for Continuing Education Units? . . . Visit the Exhibit Hall? Admission to the exhibit hall is included with all conference registrations. In addition, exhibit hall passes are available for only $10 before February 1, 2013. . . . Bring a Spouse/Friend? Unless your spouse/friend has purchased a conference registration, they will not be allowed into sessions. Exhibit hall passes may be purchased, either in advance or on site. Although the exhibit hall is intended for adults, children will be allowed access during show days but must be under parents’supervision at all times. Children are not permitted in the hall during move-in or move-out. Be sure to check off the CEH box on the registration form and supply us with your licensing information so we know you need a certificate. When you come to the conference, be sure to stop by the CEH desk. You’ll verify your license number and email address. At the end of each session, you’ll turn in a ticket to obtain CEH for that session. Within a few days after the conference, you’ll be able to go online and print out your certificate. Although courses are submitted to CECBEMS for approval, if you have any questions about your state’s CEH policies please check with your training officer or state EMS office. . . . Go on a Ride-Along, Facility Tour or Observation? …Get session handouts before and after the conference? Although attendees at EMS Today wear every style of clothing from suits to jeans, you can’t go wrong with “business casual”attire. We encourage you to wear your uniform on Thursday. And don’t forget to pack comfortable clothes and a jacket for exploring Washington, D.C.. A few weeks before the conference starts, ou will receive an email giving you access to the handouts we obtained from the speakers. We suggest you print out the handouts for the sessions you plan to attend prior to arriving at the conference, to maximize learning and retention. 36 Register at www.EMSToday.com Sign up in advance by contacting the host agency. For more information, please visit www. EMSToday.com. Please note: These are only available to registered attendees. WHAT IS...? . . . the Dress Code?
  • 39. Registration Form Priority code: DB1 Please type/print name and title as you wish them to appear on your name badge: I am a member of the following Associations: oAAA oAPCO oIAEM oIAEMSC oIAFC oNAEMSE oNAEMT oNASEMSO oNEMSMA FIRST NAME o Do you have any special needs? Please check here and our staff will contact you. LAST NAME Please check off the events and workshops you will be attending: (Early/Regular Pricing) TITLE Monday, March 4 - Wednesday, March 6 Three-Day Workshop o (PM01) NAEMSE Instructor Part I (Limit of 50) ($395) ORGANIZATION Tuesday, March 5 Wednesday, March 6 • Two-Day Workshop 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. o (PT01) eveloping Managing the Emergency Medical Services Field Training and D Evaluation Program ($310/$355) ADDRESS This address is my o Home CITY o Office STATE Tuesday, March 5 • One-Day Workshop 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. o (PT02) dvanced Airway: Lecture and Cadaver Lab (Limit of 36) ($250/$275) A ZIP COUNTRY PHONE ( ) FAX ( ) This phone is my o Home o Office o Cell Phone E-MAIL ADDRESS: a Unique email address is Required—your Confirmation sent via email. email address needed for CEU certificate logon. Wednesday, March 6 • Half-Day Preconference Workshops o (PW09) Secrets for EMS Leadership Success • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ($120/$140) o (PW10) From the Chart to the Classroom • 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m ($120/$140) o (PW11) The National Response Framework and ESF8 • 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ($0/$0) o (PW12) Tactical Emergency Casualty Care • 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Limit of 40) ($120/$140) Certification/License # license state Date of birth Level of licensure/type of license o ALS o BLS license expiration date multiple certifications,: please fax or email them with your first and last name to: 888.299.8016 or registration@pennwell.com circle the numbers of the main sessions you plan to attend: Wednesday, March 6, 2013—Evening Sessions W100 W101 W102 W103 W104 W105 W200 W201 Thursday, March 7, 2013 - Morning Sessions R100 R101 R102 R103 R104 R105 R106 R107 R108 R109 R200 R201 R202 R203 R204 R205 R206 R207 R300 R301 R302 R303 R304 R305 R400 R401 R402 R403 R404 R405 Thursday, March 7, 2013—Lunch Sessions (Check for additional cost) L001 L002 L003 L004 L005 L006 (FREE Luncheon to first 75) Thursday, March 7, 2013—Afternoon Sessions and Keynote R500 R501 R502 R503 R504 R505 R506 R507 R508 R509 R510 R600 Friday, March 8, 2013—Morning Sessions F100 F101 F102 F103 F104 F105 F106 F107 F200 F201 F202 Friday, March 8, 2013—Afternoon Sessions and JEMS Games F300 F301 F302 F303 F304 F305 F306 F307 F308 F309 F400 F401 F402 F403 F404 F405 F406 F407 F408 F409 F410 F500 Saturday, March 9, 2013— Keynote and Afternoon Sessions S100 S200 S201 S202 S203 S204 S205 S206 S207 S208 S209 S300 S301 S302 S303 S304 S305 S400 S401 S402 S403 S404 1. OCCUPATION/POSITION (Please circle 1) o A. Paramedic o B. EMT Basic o C. EMT-I, EMT-D o D. First Responder o E. Emergency Management/Public Safety o F. Physician o G. Medical Director o H. Registered Nurse o I. Instructor/Coordinator/Trainer o J. Administrator/ Supervisor o K. EMS Chief o L. Fire Chief, o M. Other Chief o N. Pres, Dir, CEO, VP, Mgr o O. Captain/Lt/Commander o P. Student o Q. Other (Specify) ______________ 2. EMPLOYER/AFFILIATION (Please circle 1) o o o o o o o o o Wednesday, March 6 • One-Day Preconference Workshops 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. o (PW01) Discover Simulation: A Model for Success (Limit of 60) ($0/$0) o (PW02) Mini Med School for Paramedics ($200/$235) o (PW03) Federal Town Hall Meeting ($0/$0) o (PW04) Media Relations Bootcamp (Limit of 30) ($200/$235) o (PW05) NAEMT EMS Safety Course ($200/$235) o (PW06) IAFC Managing Fire-Based EMS Systems ($200/$250) o (PW07) Train Better 2013: CentreLearn Administrators Workshop ($125) o (PW08) dvanced Airway: Lecture and Cadaver Lab (Limit of 36) ($250/$275) A 1. Hospital 2. Private Ambulance 3. Fire Dept./Rescue Squad 4. Third Service/Municipal Agency 5. Industrial/Commercial 6. Educational Institution 7. Military/Government 8. Volunteer 9. Other______________________ 3. PURCHASING ROLE (check all that apply) o FA Purchase o FD Specify o FB Approve o FE Influence o FC Recommend Subscription to JEMS: A 1-year subscription to JEMS is included in your registration fee. ($1 of your registration fee is allocated for this purpose.) Conference Fees (please check one) Early Regular By Feb.1 After Feb. 1 o Gold Passport 3-Day $430 $510 Includes Wednesday Evening Sessions o Military Gold Passport 3-Day $280 $340 o Silver Passport 2-Day $315 $385 o Military Silver Passport 2-Day $205 $255 Includes Wednesday Evening Sessions (Please fax/mail a copy of your Military ID with your reg. form) Includes Wednesday Evening Sessions Includes Wednesday Evening Sessions (Please fax/mail a copy of your Military ID with your reg. form) o Wednesday Evening Sessions    $50           $50 o One-Day Only $199 $275 $25 o Exhibit Hall Only Pass, EMS Professional $10 (If you register for the conference your exhibit pass is included) o Exhibit Hall Only Pass, Family/Friend $10 $25 o Networking Lunch* $35 $35 o Lunch Learn* $35 $35 (*Available to paid conference registrants only: 1, 2 or 3-day) Please circle which days you will attend the main conference: Thursday Friday Saturday A Conference/Exhibit Hall Registration Fee $__________________ B Preconference Workshop(s) $__________________ Included C 1-Year subscription to JEMS ($44 value) $__________________ D Group Discounts: (Good on 2-day or 3-day only.) $500 (5-9 people) OR $1,000 (10+ people) TOTAL AMOUNT ENCLOSED $ __________________ $ __________________ __Enclosed is my check for $_____________ payable in U.S. dollars to PennWell Corporation. __Enclosed is my Purchase Order #___________ for $___________________. __Charge my: o VISA o MasterCard o AMEX Account # Exp. Date Card Holder Authorized Cardholder Signature Cancellation Policy Cancellations must be received in writing before 2/17/13 in order to receive a refund, minus a $75 administrative charge. On 2/17/13, refunds are not available. Substitutions may be made at any time by notifying the registration office in writing.
  • 40. ® TM EMS Today in Washington, D.C.! Quality education for all EMS PERSONNEL New products and solutions in the exhibit hall Networking and social events to help you make connections FREE museums and attractions in the host city Discounts on hotels, travel and registration you can afford to attend!