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									           Pre Conference Hands On Skills Day
                                 Thursday, July 12, 2007
                                 Holiday Inn - Kearney
                                          8:30am – 4:30pm
                                      Registration begins at 8:00am



               6 Hours of Hands-On Basic Skills
                                                  Topics
                                         Moving CPR/AED
                                           OB/Childbirth
                                        Lifting and Moving
                                        Airway Management
                                             Assessment
                                      Splinting/Immobilization




                                   Cost - Pre-registration $55
                                    After June 25, 2007 $65
                                        Lunch Included


         To register complete the conference registration form on page 15, check the Pre-Conference box.
                               Class space limited to 100 participants
                       Questions contact Kay McClure (877) 222-0780 ext.7443

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                                           General Information
Registration                                                       Special Information/Message Center
The conference registration desk will be located at the            The special information and message center, located in the
Kearney Holiday Inn. Registration hours are as follow:             hotel’s pre-function area, will be in operation during all
        Thursday, July 12      7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.               conference hours. The telephone number for the Holiday Inn
        Friday, July 13        7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.               is (308) 237-5971. The toll-free number for Nebraska only is
        Saturday, July 14      7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.               (800) 248-4460. We will make every effort to contact you
                                                                   during the conference, especially for emergencies.

Classes
                                                                   Evaluations
Classes are divided into four (4) tracks containing
                                                                   Conference participants are requested to fill out the
information for all levels of EMS care providers. You may
                                                                   evaluation questionnaire included in the registration packet.
attend classes in any of the tracks. Please dress in layers.
                                                                   The time and care taken to fill out the questionnaire will be
Room temperatures may vary, and as personal preferences
                                                                   greatly appreciated in planning next year’s conference.
differ, it may be very difficult to keep everyone comfortable in
                                                                   Please leave the completed forms with the conference
such a large group. Children are not allowed to attend class
                                                                   committee person after your last class of the conference.
sessions.

                                                                   Entertainment
Continuing Education
                                                                   Friday night games include golf and sand volleyball. Come
Central Community College will award 15 contact hours for          join in the fun and the prizes. For more information see ads
attending the entire conference or 6 contact hours for one         within this brochure.
day.
                                                                   Saturday Banquet and Dance Information
                    Hotels Rooms and Restaurants                   Saturday evening will start with a social time at 6:00 p.m.
                    in Kearney                                     The banquet will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by the
                  For information on hotel rooms,                  presentation of EMS awards. Catch 22, one of Omaha's best
                  restaurants, and entertainment in                cover bands, will be performing following the banquet. The
                  Kearney, contact the Kearney Visitors            banquet and dance will be held at Holiday Inn. Children will
Bureau at (800) 652-9435 or visit www.kearneycoc.org.              not be allowed in the Ballroom after 10:00 p.m.


Pool Area                                                          Name Badges, Meals, Exhibit Area
Holiday Inn’s Indoor Water Recreation and Fitness area will        The name badge provided in your registration packet is
be open until 11:00 p.m. This is for Holiday Inn guests only.      required for admission to all scheduled sessions at the
                                                                   conference, to the exhibit area, and for meals. Lunch on
                                                                   Friday and lunch/banquet on Saturday is provided. Guest
Exhibits                                                           tickets for lunches/banquet may be purchased at the
Exhibits will be in the Loper Hall, the Registration Area and      conference registration desk. Note on your registration if you
in the northwest parking lot of the hotel. Exhibit hours are as    have special dietary needs.
follow:
        Friday, July 13        8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.               Room Reservations
        Saturday, July 14      8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.               Holiday Inn requires a credit card at the time of check-in
        Sunday, July 15        8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon              regardless of method of payment.

                                                                   Regretfully, all bad checks will be prosecuted.



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                                                                Friday, July 13, 2007

 Conference registration hours    7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
 Concurrent session 1: Choose one track from the following             8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
 Please note: During this concurrent session, four (4) topics are presented simultaneously in separate rooms.

Track I                                                                      Track III
Kids Get Hurt - Get Over IT!                                                 Airbag & Seatbelt Injuries
Bob Waddell                                                                  Dave Long
Trauma to the pediatric patient is such common place that we often           Airbags and seatbelts save lives. If misused, they can cause serious
make everything a “Boo Boo” or everything a lights and siren                 injury. This class includes case reviews of airbag and seatbelt
emergency. By better understanding how the pediatric patient                 injuries including assessment and treatment for airbag injuries.
responds to a physically traumatic event, the EMS provider can               Discussion will also include fatal airbag cases and the most common
better determine the best treatment pathway to take with each child          “airbag injury”. You will also learn how to find misuse of seatbelts
they encounter. This lecture provides the knowledge, understanding           and injuries, injury patterns and assessment of lap belt / seatbelt
and view point of better caring for the traumatized child.                   syndrome. Live demonstration of deployment of driver, passenger
                                                                             side and side curtain airbags!
Track II
Trauma, Country Style
Tim Hlllier                                                                  Track IV
Agriculture has one of the highest rates of death and disability of all      How VITAL are Vital Signs
occupations. They are also some of the most dangerous scenes for             Bob Page
EMS providers to attend. This session reviews some of the common             It is a fundamental skill, getting a “set of vital signs”. We do it
injuries on the farm and looks at safe assessment and management             without thought. But, are you taking them correctly? It has been said
of these patients.                                                           by some that…”What difference does it make what I got as long as
                                                                             they “look” ok? And “you can’t get good vitals in the back of the
                                                                             ambulance anyway, Right?” In this very revealing session, Bob
                                                                             breaks down the techniques and shows you the pitfalls and traps that
                                                                             many providers fall into. Through examples, video, clinical cases
                                                                             and discussion you will understand the conditions when vital signs
                                                                             are critical, and ways to hone your own assessment skills.


 Break in exhibit area    10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
 Concurrent session 2: Choose one track from the following              10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
 Please note: During this concurrent session, four (4) topics are presented simultaneously in separate rooms.


Track I                                                                      Track III
Lights On, Lights Off and Nobody's Home - Altered Mental                     Side Impact Airbags
Status                                                                       Dave Long
Bob Waddell                                                                  Side impact airbags deploy faster than frontal airbags. Most new
What is an altered mental status in the 15 year old? In the 8 year           vehicles now come with standard or optional side and side curtain
old? In the 6 month old? Each age or developmental stage of the              airbags. Learn where the 8 different types of side airbags are
child’s life brings with it a different set of rules for conscious, alert,   located. Learn how to recognize and identify them in the interior of
and oriented. Failure to understand these differences may make the           the vehicle. Learn the new danger zones for rescue and extrication.
difference between caring for your patient and missing a significant         Learn how to restrain children properly when positioned next to a
life threat. This presentation will cover the developmental aspects          side airbag. What are the new recommendations from NHTSA and
of altered mental status as well as the commonly seen changes that           IIHS regarding side impact safety? What are some of the
will be present in your assessment.                                          manufacturer recommendations for side airbags, especially with
                                                                             children?
Track II
Just Another Drunk
                                                                             Track IV
Tim Hillier                                                                  If You Only Knew...EMS From the Patient's Perspective
                                                                             Bob Page
This session is meant to alarm and motivate. It reviews common
medical problems associated with alcohol abuse and incorporates              This is NOT a mushy, tear jerking, “look how EMS saved me” talk.
differential diagnosis of common medical complaints that can mimic           On the contrary, it is a satirical, hilarious look at the little habits,
intoxication.                                                                hang-ups, and other things we say and do but don’t realize it! Real
                                                                             examples and “patient cam” short films help make this an
                                                                             unforgettable experience. You will laugh until you become
                                                                             “incontinent”, but this may also sting. This is satire in the spirit of
                                                                             SNL and others. But based on true actions. After this session, you
   Evaluations - Participants are requested to fill out the evaluation       will not look at patient in the same light, in fact you may be too
   questionnaire included in the registration packet. The time and care      paranoid to look at them at all! At the very least you will get a dose
   taken to fill out the questionnaire will be greatly appreciated in        of what it is like to see yourself as others do! Come enjoy yourself!
   planning next year’s conference.                                          The views expressed in this program are those solely of the
                                                                             presenter presented as an independent and do not necessarily
                                                                             represent the views of his employer.
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                                                    Friday, July 13, 2007 Continued

 Lunch in pre-conference area     12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
 Concurrent session 3: Choose one track from the following              1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
 Please note: During this concurrent session, two (2) topics are presented simultaneously in separate rooms.


General Session I                                                          General Session II
Emergency Vehicle Crashed - Pitfalls of Running Hot                        I Can't Believe You Just Said That...Patient Communications
Dave Long                                                                  Tim Hillier
Ambulance crashes are the leading cause of death or serious injury         You see people at their worst. What they say to you may have
for all EMS personnel. Some motorists can and will make mistakes           nothing to do with you whatsoever. One thing is for sure though;
and the “ambulance driver” is always ready with their driving assets.      how you react to them will be remembered forever. This session
Recently, several ambulance and 911 responder crashes have killed          focuses on how to say what you need to without escalating a
numerous persons across the United States. Most ambulance crashes          situation. Tim will bring his personal experiences to this session.
are preventable. Prevention, driver training and education, refresher      “Believe me, if there was something stupid to say to a patient, I have
education, driving policies and procedures, call screening, medical        probably said it. Learn from my mistakes.”
priority dispatching, medical direction regarding limiting
resuscitation, transport criteria and decisions are the key building
blocks and links to safe emergency vehicle driving. We will take a
look at several emergency vehicle crash cases and discuss some of
the common pitfalls. We will also look at your state’s driving laws        Please note -Children are not allowed to attend class sessions.
and “gray” areas.

 Break in exhibit area    2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 Concurrent session 4: Choose one track from the following              3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 Please note: During this concurrent session, two (2) topics are presented simultaneously in separate rooms.

General Session I                                                          General Session II
Caring for Children with Special Health Care Needs -                       EMS From Death's Perspective
S.C.O.P.E.                                                                 Bob Page
Bob Waddell                                                                Imagine having the GRIM REAPER address a group of EMS
The number of technology assisted children (TAC) living outside            personnel! That is exactly what occurs during this wildly successful
medical institutions is rapidly increasing. EMS providers are being        session. “Death” addresses EMS personnel in a frank and blunt
called to the homes of a TAC every day. This presentation will be          manner. Bob dresses in a grim reaper costume and includes audio
an introduction to the educational opportunities available specific to     and visual stimuli complete with “graveyard tested” music and
this highly complex patient and what EMS can do to provide the             gruesome photos to get the point across. There is also a healthy dose
greatest level of care possible.                                           of humor involved. The theme of the talk focuses on common errors
                                                                           and misconceptions about patient care and education that only
                                                                           Death himself can bring to light. This talk is like none the audience
                                                                           has ever seen or heard before. As one seminar wrote in their
                                                                           brochure, “Don’t miss this one…Parental Discretion Advised!”


 Nebraska Instructors Society Meeting                  4:45 p.m.
 Golf Outing and Sand Volleyball                       5:30 p.m. - Dark


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                                                        Friday July 13, 2007
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                    ** Limited Availability **                            Team Name__________________________________________
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                                                         Saturday, July 14, 2007

 Conference registration hours    7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
 Concurrent session 1: Choose one track from the following              8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
 Please note: During this concurrent session, four (4) topics are presented simultaneously in separate rooms.

Track I                                                                  Track III
I'll Huff and I'll Puff and I'll Blow...cough cough wheeze wheeze        The ABCs Just Ain't What They Used To Be
- Pediatric Respiratory Assessment and Management                        Dr. Ed Racht
Bob Waddell                                                              This session will look at the new technology, the new standards, and
This lecture will cover the primary causes of respiratory distress and   future changes in initial assessment..
arrest in children, 0 – 21 years of age. All EMS Providers know
that respiratory compromise is the leading cause of demise and
death in children, yet all to often, delays in treatment occur because   Track IV
of a lapse in connecting the “dots”: assessment and knowledge for
the benefit of the patient. After completing the objectives of this      Stethoscopy for Dummies
lecture, the EMS Provider will understand the differences between        Bob Page
urgent and routine “breathing problems.”                                 How much did you pay for your stethoscope? How much training
                                                                         did you get on how to use it? In this session, participants are
Track II                                                                 provided down to earth “for dummies” information on various types
Just Another Drunk                                                       of stethoscopes and how to use them to get the most out of patient
                                                                         assessment. New and improved methods and techniques are
Tim Hillier                                                              presented and lung and heart sounds are also played aloud so all
Repeat from Friday, 10:30 a.m.                                           participants can hear the sounds rather than hear a “description” of
                                                                         the sound. This session includes audience participation where lucky
                                                                         audience members could walk away with a new stethoscope.




 Break in exhibit area    10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
 Concurrent session 2: Choose one track from the following              10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
 Please note: During this concurrent session, four (4) topics are presented simultaneously in separate rooms.

Track I                                                                  Track III
Kids in Rigs - The Safe Transport of Children (and others) in            It Doesn't Hurt When I Laugh - Humor in EMS
Ambulances                                                               Dr. Ed Racht
Bob Waddell                                                              Humor is a powerful emotion, and can help to us cope when used
Although the number of young children being transported in               correctly. This session will explore all aspects of humor in EMS.
ambulances which crash is small, the effect is massive. Permanent
physical damage or death is very real. We will explore what we
know about ambulance crashes, what we don’t know, and discuss            Track IV
established recommendations. This presentation will look at the all
kids from 0 - 21 years of age and those other patients we transport.     How VITAL are Vital Signs
                                                                         Bob Page
Track II                                                                 Repeat from Friday at 8:30 a.m.
Brain Attack
Tim Hillier
In the not so distant past, when someone had a stroke there was little
that could be done, and our assessment and management reflected
that reality. The times, they are a-changing, and we need to
understand that new treatment regimens could change our outlook
on these patients. This session reviews signs and symptoms of                             Entertainment!
stroke, along with assessment tools you can use to help in
differential diagnosis.                                                         Friday night games include golf and sand
                                                                             volleyball. Come join in the fun and the prizes.
                                                                                     For more information see ads in this brochure.




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                                                Saturday, July 14, 2007 Continued

 Lunch in pre-conference area     12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
 General Session                  1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
 Please Note: During this general session, two (2) topics are presented simultaneously in separate rooms.

General Session I                                                       General Session II
Listen to What I Mean, Not What I Say - The Amazing Power of            I Can't Believe You Just Said That...Patient Communications
Perception                                                              Tim Hillier
Dr. Ed Racht                                                            Repeat of Friday’s general session at 1:00 p.m.
In EMS we communicate with many people on a regular basis. This
session brings the power of perception into interpersonal
communications.


 Break                   2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 General Session         3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 Please Note: During this general session, two (2) topics are presented simultaneously in separate rooms. Repeat of General Sessions.


General Session I                                                       General Session II
Caring for Children with Special Health Care Needs -                    EMS From Death's Perspective
S.C.O.P.E.                                                              Bob Page
Bob Waddell                                                             Repeat of Friday’s general session at 3:00 p.m.
Repeat of Friday’s general session at 3:00 p.m.



 NEMSA Annual Meeting                   4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
 Social Time                            6:00 p.m.
 Banquet/Presentation of Awards         6:30 p.m.
 Dance following the banquet -Catch 22 - Children will not be allowed in the Ballroom after 10:00 p.m.




                                                       July Jam
                                                    Volleyball Slam
                                                                       Co-Ed Teams of 6

                Friday night starting at 5:30 p.m. at the outdoor
                  volleyball courts at Kearney’s Holiday Inn.



         Sponsored by LifeNet                                                        NIS/NAAP Grill-out!

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                                                        Sunday, July 15, 2007

 Concurrent session 1: Choose one track from the following              8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
 Please note: During this concurrent session, four (4) topics are presented simultaneously in separate rooms.

Track I                                                                    Track III
Lights On, Lights Off and Nobody's Home-Altered Mental Status              The ABCs Just Ain's What They Used To Be
Bob Waddell                                                                Dr. Ed Racht
Repeat from Friday at 10:30 a.m.                                           Repeat from Saturday at 8:30 a.m.

Track II                                                                   Track IV
Trauma, Country Style                                                      If You Only Knew...EMS From the Patient's Perspective
Tim Hillier                                                                Bob Page
Repeat from Friday at 8:30 a.m.                                            Repeat from Friday at 10:30 a.m.

 Break in exhibit area   10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
 Concurrent session 2: Choose one track from the following              10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
 Please Note: During this concurrent session, four (4) topics are presented simultaneously in separate rooms.

Track I                                                                    Track III
Kids Get Hurt - Get Over It! (Pediatric Trauma)                            It Doesn't Hurt When I Laugh - Humor in EMS
Bob Waddell                                                                Dr. Ed Racht
Repeat from Friday at 8:30 a.m.                                            Repeat from Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

Track II                                                                   Track IV
It's A Little Known Fact That...                                           Gone in 60 Seconds: The First Minute of Life
Tim Hillier                                                                Bob Page
Cliff Clavin, move over. Tim will astound you with the strange and         The call is for a newborn baby, in cardiac arrest! Sounds scary,
the unusual regarding the most complex machine there is, the human         doesn’t it? That is how all newborns arrive in this world, in cardiac
body. Did you know that many people have small iron deposits in            arrest. Our actions in the first 60 seconds of life can make a huge
their noses? Researchers believe it may have something to do with          difference for the depressed newborn and prevent the well baby
finding direction. A compass in your nose? Find out more.                  from becoming depressed. In this exciting, interactive session,
                                                                           participants will slow down the clock and learn second by second
                                                                           how to manage this nerve racking situation.




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                                            Speaker Biographies

                        Bob Waddell                                                       Dave Long
                       EMT-P, BS/BA                                             The Airbag Detective, Medic, RN
Robert K. (Bob) Waddell II has been involved in EMS for over 25      Dave Long, “The Airbag Detective”, is an energetic & passionate
years, working as a volunteer EMT in rural Wyoming, a                national presenter, an Airbag Safety Specialist and a North
Paramedic in the Front Range of Colorado, the Colorado State         Memorial Medical Center paramedic and RN with 20 years of
EMS Training Coordinator, founder of an international health         experience. He has made numerous television & media
education corporation which provided EMS education and               appearances. Dave was selected as a monthly columnist for
consultation in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia,        EMSResponder.com.
and the Pacific Basin, was the Director of EMS Systems for the
EMSC National Resource Center in Washington, DC, is the              Dave is also an ACLS and ACLS-EP and PALS Instructor as well
National Chairman for the NAEMT Pediatric Prehospital Care           as the Lead driving instructor for North Memorial Ambulance.
(PPC) course and is currently the Vice President in charge of a      Dave began his EMS career volunteering with the Sheriff’s
break-through evidence based disaster triage methodology. Bob        Search and Rescue Unit in San Luis Obispo, California; a former
has been married to his first wife (a saint) for 23 years, has two   Cal Poly graduate. He became a law enforcement park ranger in
great children whom continue to provide amazing bragging             Yellowstone National Park, a deputized US Fish and Wildlife
points, and enjoys being one of only 225,000 (approximately)         Services agent, and a deputized sheriff in Montana. He trained
living in Wyoming.                                                   with the fire-rescue, helitack crew and. EMT-medic. He trains
                                                                     w i t h Mi t c h Be c k e r, I - C A R I n s t r u c t o r, an d N G A
                                                                     Master/windshield expert. Dave is a partner with Seatbelt
                                                                     Challenge programs for high schools and a NHTSA CPS
                         Tim Hillier                                 Technician. He speaks at assemblies to high school students about
Tim Hillier began his career in 1984 as a volunteer “Ambulance       airbags and seatbelts locally and nationally and regularly teaches
Driver” (his words) in his hometown of Rivers Manitoba,              at the State Patrol Academy. He has been a flight paramedic. Dave
population 800. His love of the profession moved him to              has been nominated as a consultant to the National Glass
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan where he continued his training and          Association, CASPA, the Coalition for Auto Glass Safety and
moved up the ranks going from EMT to Paramedic, Shift                Public Awareness. Dave and his family live in Anoka County,
Supervisor to Director of Education. He has a passion for teaching   Minnesota. He enjoys sea kayaking/kayak racing on Lake
others and currently holds instructor certifications in ACLS,        Superior & bicycling.
BCLS, BTLS, and CAMATA (Aeromedicine). Tim has the
privilege of speaking at conferences across North America and
has been asked to speak at EMS Expo twice. He currently lives                                 Dr. Ed Racht
just outside of Saskatoon on 10 acres with his wife Eileen and
their two horses and four cats.                                      Edward M. Racht, M.D. is the Medical Director for the City of
                                                                     Austin / Travis County Emergency Medical Services System. Dr.
                                                                     Racht has been involved in EMS for eighteen years. Before
                                                                     relocating to Texas, he was an Assistant Professor and Associate
                   Bob Page                                          Chief of the Medicine Section of Emergency Medical Services at
           AAS, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P, I/C                                the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. Dr. Racht is active
Bob Page is an internationally known speaker, instructor, author     at the state and national level serving as the Chairperson of the
and paramedic. He has presented seminars across the United           Governor’s EMS & Trauma Advisory Council for the State of
States, Canada and in Europe. He is recognized for his energetic,    Texas as well as the Texas Affiliate Board of Directors of the
humorous and motivational style. Bob takes ordinarily dry and        American Heart Association.
hard to teach topics and transforms them into a fun, learning        Dr. Racht has been actively involved in the creation of a
experience. Bob calls it “Edutainment.”                              “community chain of survival” in Austin, Texas that partners
Bob has been an instructor for over 30 years teaching a variety of   private & public agencies and individuals in a unique partnership
adult education courses from customer service to advanced            designed to effectively manage sudden cardiac death. In 1999, Dr.
medical care. He is a Nationally Registered paramedic and a          Racht was named EMS Medical Director of the year for the State
Critical Care paramedic. He has been involved in EMS since 1978      of Texas. In 2000, he was named Volunteer of the Year for the
when he became a CPR instructor. Bob is the Director of              Capital Area Division of the American Heart Association. He was
Emergency Care Education at St. John’s Regional Health Center        also featured in a cover article in JEMS magazine on a “New
in Springfield, Missouri. He is the lead instructor for the          Breed of Medical Directors” in July 1997.
paramedic program and has taught at all levels of EMS and
nursing. He has earned a faculty appointment at the University of
Maryland, Baltimore County and also is a guest instructor at
Southwest University’s School of Nursing.




          28th Annual Nebraska Statewide EMS Conference
                                                                                                                                  Page 9
                            Nebraska Statewide EMS Conference Committee

                                The Nebraska Statewide EMS Conference Committee
                                   would like to Thank You for your attendance.

     Central Community College                   Central Nebraska EMS Area                    Nebraska EMS Association (NEMSA)
     Charlie Gregory, Associate Dean             Keith Vore, EMT-B, EMS-I                     Tanya Fay, NREMT-B, RN
     Kay McClure, Administrative Assistant       Burwell, Nebraska                            Crookston, Nebraska
     Extended Learning Services
     Grand Island, Nebraska                      Western Nebraska EMS Area                    Nebraska Instructors Society
                                                 Karen Bowlin, NREMT-B, EMS-I                 Tami Meyers, NREMT-P, EMS-I, BS
     Eastern Nebraska EMS Area                   Ogallala, Nebraska                           Omaha, Nebraska
     Bill Howes, EMT-I, EMS-I
     Norfolk, Nebraska                           Nebraska Association of Advanced Providers   Public Spirited Individual
                                                 Ryan Nelson EMT-P                            Greg Chamberlain, NREMT-I, EMS-I
     Health & Human Services-EMS Program         Omaha, Nebraska                              Fremont, Nebraska
     Carol Jorgensen, NR EMT-B, EMS Specialist
     North-Central Region                        Nebraska EMS Association (NEMSA)

                                                                                                Thank
     Kearney, Nebraska                           Bruce Beins, NREMT-P, EMS-I
                                                 Republican City, Nebraska
     Metro EMS Area

                                                                                                 You!
     Carol Gupton, BSEMS, NREMT-P                Nebraska EMS Association (NEMSA)
     Omaha Fire Department                       Pam Stapleman, EMT-B
     Omaha, Nebraska                             Taylor, Nebraska




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                        2007 Statewide Award Nominations
I would like to submit a nomination for the following award:

     EMS Person Of The Year - This award is given to one person who would normally go unrecognized and who has worked
      hard to improve EMS in his or her region.

     EMS Provider Of The Year - This award is given to a volunteer or paid rescue service who has been active in community
      service, public relations, and continuing education this past year, consequently improving their quality of patient care and helping
      to educate the public concerning EMS.

     Kenneth Kimball Award - This award is given to a person who has played an important role in improving the quality of the
      EMS system throughout the state of Nebraska.

     EMS Physician Medical Director Award - The nominee for EMS Physician Medical Director should be an EMS Physician
       who has a special interest in EMS issues and development, actively involved with medical control activities with a licensed
      ambulance service; and enhances communication between medical direction and the field providers. The nominee should provide
      a positive effect on system wide education and quality improvement activities.

When nominating, please remember to mention any activities this person or service participates in. These may include community
service, self-improvement, quality and exceptional service to the area, town, county or state of Nebraska.
*Please attach reasons for nominations on a separate sheet of paper!

Name of Individual or Service:____________________________________________________________________________________
Address of Individual or Service: __________________________________________________________________________________
Name of person making nomination:_____________________________________________ Phone:___________________________
                                      Send to: Karen Bowlin, 1118 West Lawn Drive, Ogallala, NE 69153




                                                                                                                                    Page 11
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                           NEMSA
Nebraska Emergency Medical Services Association
The following events are sponsored by or in partnership with NEMSA

                 North Central EMS Conference
                    September 22, 2007 – Ord, NE

                   NIS Instructor Symposium
                  October 12-13, 2007-Grand Island

                  NEMSA Western Conference
                          November 3, 2007

                South Central EMS Conference
                         November 17, 2007
                  Sandy Creek School – Fairfield, NE

            23rd Annual NEMSA Winter Conference
                        January 13 & 14, 2008

                NAAP Pre-Conference Workshop
                          January 12, 2008
                        Holiday Inn – Kearney

            25th Annual NEMSA Spring Conference
                        March 14, 15, 16, 2008

           NIS Instructor Pre-Conference Workshop
                         March 13, 2008
                   New World Inn – Columbus, NE

                  Little Blue EMS Conference
                             April 2008
                       High School – Fairbury


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                                              Nebraska Statewide EMS Conference Registration Form
Please print or type. All information is required for processing registrations.

Last Name ____________________________________________ First Name ___________________________________________ MI ______________________________

Former/Maiden Name _______________________________ Social Security# ________________________________________ Date of Birth __________________________

Home Phone ________________________________________________________ Work Phone ______________________________________________________________

Email Address _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Mailing Address __________________________________________________ City ___________________________________ State ____________ Zip ______________

County ____________________ Squad/Organization _____________________________________________ Preferred Name for Nametag ___________________________


Pre-Registration:                                                           We are unable to accept credit cards, billings                                 SEND REGISTRATION FORM,
*Pre-registrations will be accepted if postmarked on or                     and/or purchase orders.                                                        WAIVER, AND PAYMENT TO:
 before June 25, 2007.                                                                                                                                            Central Community College
*Payment must accompany registrations to be considered                      Fee Schedule                                       After 6/25/07                      Extended Learning Services
 pre-registered.                                                                                                                                                  PO Box 4903
                                                                            ____Full Conference      $150.00                        $175.00
*Please do not mail registrations after July 1, 2007.                                                                                                             Grand Island, NE 68802
                                                                            ____1-Day Conference     $110.00                        $120.00
*Walk-in registrations will be accepted at the conference                       Fri Sat Sun (Please circle one)
 at the higher rate.                                                                                                                                            Pre-conference Hands on Skills Day.
                                                                                                                                                           Cost: $55 before June 25 or $65 at-the-door.
Refund Policy:
                                                                            Total Enclosed $__________________                                             Must include fee for advance price. Limited
No refund on single day registrations. A $25.00 fee will                                                                                                   seating - pre-register by June 25, 2007;
be assessed on cancellations made by July 1, 2007. After                                                                                                   confirm your registration by calling the
July 1, 2007 no refund will be given. For cancellations or                  MAKE CHECKS or MONEY ORDERS                                                    Extended Learning Services Department at
additional information call Central Community College at                    PAYABLE TO:                                                                    (877) 222-0780 ext. 7443 or (308) 398-7443.
(877) 222-0780, ext. 7443 or (308) 398-7443.
                                                                                   Statewide EMS Conference
                                                                                                                                                           Regretfully, all bad checks will be prosecuted.


Waiver and Release (You must sign this form to attend the conference.)
In consideration of the opportunity afforded me to participate in the Emergency Medical Services Conference conducted by and under the auspices of the
Nebraska Statewide EMS Conference corporation; and in recognition of the possible danger to which I may voluntarily subject myself in functions held in
connection with said conference, I hereby:
1. Freely, voluntarily, and knowingly WAIVE any right or cause of action, of any kind whatsoever arising as a result of my participation in this conference
from which any liability may or could accrue to the Nebraska Statewide EMS Conference Corporation, its agents, directors, officers, and employees.
2. Freely, voluntarily, and knowingly RELEASE the Nebraska Statewide EMS Conference Corporation, its agents, directors, officers, and employees from
any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, and causes of action whatsoever, arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury, including death, that I
may sustain as a result of my participation in this conference.
This WAIVER and RELEASE shall be binding upon myself, my heirs, distributees, next of kin, executors, and personal representative.
In signing the foregoing WAIVER and RELEASE, I acknowledge and represent:
1. That I have read the foregoing WAIVER and RELEASE, understand it, and sign it voluntarily. That I am of legal age and of sound mind.



                                             Signature: __________________________________________________ Date __________________________

Term: 07/RE Course Title: EMS Summer Conference Course #: HLTH 7008 G4100 or HLTH 7015 G4100                                         Location: 958 Kearney/Holiday Inn               Date: July 13 -15, 2007




  Cancellation Policy: There will be a $25 cancellation fee by July 1, 2007.                                                                           After July 1, 2007 NO REFUND.

 Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Statement
 Central Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, marital status, or military veteran status as is defined by law in employment, admission,
 scholarship and financial aid programs or operation of its educational programs and activities as prescribed by Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972,
 Executive Order 11246 as amended, sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, the Age Discrimination Acts of 1974 and 1975,
 and other federal and state laws and regulations.

 Individuals who need accommodations as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act are invited to make those needs known to an academic adviser, registrar, or student services officer. Inquiries
 concerning the application of these laws and regulations may be directed to the Human Resources Office, Central Community College, P.O. Box 4903, Grand Island, NE 68802-4903; (308) 398-7325, or to
 the director, Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC 20201.

 The Central Community College Web site (www.cccneb.edu > About CCC > Consumer Information) provides information on the following topics: Student Right to Know/Graduation/Completion Rates;
 Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act; Safety, Security and Substance Awareness; Voter Registration Form. Printed copies are available from the CCC dean of students’ office.


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