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                                             The Challenger
                   The Challenger will be distributed each year prior to the annual educational Conference
              Volume 12 Number 1                                                                    Winter 2010
                  Watch our Website as in this changing world change is a daily reality.
                ✰  We are working to stay ahead of the crowd; we will make changes.                                                            ✰
    Two Day PreConference Workshops             ◆           One Day PreConference Workshops
              Wednesday and Thursday                            Thursday, March 18, 2010, 9 am to 5 pm
          March 17 & 18, 2010, 9 am to 5 pm
                                                ◆ • Emergency Response in a Behavioral Crisis
• Incident Command System for EMS Course        ◆ • Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (BLS)
• ALS PEPP & Pals Re-Cert Programs                     (20 Student Limit)
                                                                                     Thursday Evening Workshops, March 18, 2010 6:00 to 9:00 pm
• Pre Hospital Trauma Life Support                     (20 Student Limit)         • Incident Command System for EMS Course, Train the Trainer
               Friday, March 19, 2010                                                Thursday, March 18, 2010, 6 pm to 10 pm (Limited 20 Students)
                 9:00 am to 5:00 pm                                               • How Did He Do That? PowerPoint to the Point (Requires your Laptop)
• ACLS - EP Recert Program            (20 Student Limit)                          • Stroke Assessment for EMT Professionals (Certification Program)
        All PreConference Sessions Include Breaks & Luncheon and Materials (Exception: Luncheon Friday-ACLS & EP)


14th Annual
        For details on any
  Emergency Medical of the workshops above, see page 2 or visit the web at: www.emsedsem.org
                           Services: “A Challenged System” an Educational Seminar
                                       Friday and Saturday, March 19 and 20, 2010
                                        100 Berlin Road, Cromwell, Connecticut Call (860) 635-2000 for Reservations
               Table of Contents                          An Opportunity to Compete Using                         What is the Valsalva Bowl
Look for a New Conference Name            page 1
EMS Olympic Competition Event             page 1          Emergency Medical Services Skills                       The Valsalva Bowl will be in the New England
PreConference Workshops                   page 2-3        On March 19th & 20th, the 6th Annual EMS                area for the first time. In case you have never
Dollars for Training                      page 3          Olympics Competition will be held at the 14th           heard of it, the Valsalva Bowl is a fast-paced quiz
Memorial Wall                             page 3                                                                  show featuring teams of three EMS providers
Recognition Awards                        page 3          Annual Emergency Medical Services: “A
Valsalva Bowl Registration                page 3          Challenged System” an Educational Seminar.              competing in a contest of speed, luck and oh
Opening Session                           page 4                                                                  yes, medical knowledge. The teams (made up
                                                          While the scenario is staged, it represents a type
Session Guide                             page 5-9                                                                of EMR, EMT-B, EMT-I, EMT-P or LP, RN,
Registration Form                         page 10         of call that any EMS provider may have to face
                                                                                                                  MD, DO, etc. whatever) compete against each
                                                          someday. The EMS Olympic Competition program
Conference Seeking a                                                                                              other and the clock to correctly answer questions
                                                          was put together to promote EMS in the community,
                                                                                                                  from EMS practice. The questions will vary in
Change in Name                                            and provide an educational platform and the
                                                                                                                  difficulty – 60 percent basic level, 30 percent
The conference name has been for fourteen years           opportunity for bragging rights for the winning team.
                                                                                                                  ALS, and 10 percent trivia. Each team member
Emergency Medical Services: “A Challenged                 The EMS: Ed/Sem Foundation has joined forces            will hit a buzzer to answer, but you better be fast
System” an Educational Seminar. It is time for a          with Certified Ambulance Group, Inc. as the             or the other team may beat you to the buzzer. A
change. Several names have been proposed, but             PremierPartner for the EMS Olympic Competition.         large scoreboard with a countdown timer keeps
none have been adopted. You may remember the              They have sponsored a Competition Seminar               track of the game. The questions and answers are
title from years gone by as Emergency Medical             to provide an opportunity to learn from one             up on a screen for everyone to see!
Services: “A System of Challenge and Change”              of the most successful Teams in the country.
an Educational Seminar. This has been suggested as                                                                We will take the first 10 teams of three to sign up.
                                                          CAG has supported the EMS Olympics
returning. Other suggestions have included EMS:                                                                   Even if you don’t get to play, come to the event
                                                          financially for several years. This year they
“Continuing Education to better save lives”,                                                                      as some teams may lose their nerve once they see
                                                          have expanded their support to promote the EMS
EMS: Looking to the future through Continued                                                                      the competition. Teams are HIGHLY encouraged
                                                          Olympic Competition Seminar “A How To Do
Education”, EMS: “Continuing Education For a                                                                      to wear matching uniforms, shirts or whatever to
                                                          It”, the FDNY Team will present how they won.
better tomorrow”.                                                                                                 show your team spirit!
What do you think and do you have any suggestions?        CAG is underwriting the increase in the prize
                                                          money: Junior Division - Gold = $600.00, Silver =       Each winning team member receives $100, a
The Emergency Medical Services: Educational
                                                          $400.00, Bronze = $200.00, Senior Division - Gold =     trophy and, of course, bragging rights. Each
Seminar Foundation, Inc. will maintain the
                                                          $1,000, Silver = $600, Bronze = $300, ALS Division      runner-up team member will receive $50.
leadership role for the conference. We are actively
seeking a new location to present the conference. To      - Gold = $1,000, Silver = $600, Bronze = $300.
facilitate a move it is very much needed to increase                   Go to Our Website                              Register for Free on Page 3 ! ! !
attendance. Many feel the change in the tag line                       www.emsedsem.org
for the conference will help toward the increase.                        Register ! ! ! !
              PreConference                                            One Day Program                                   How Did He Do That?:
            Two Day Programs                                          Thursday, March 18, 2010                                                   PowerPoint to the Point !
                                                                                                                         Designed to go straight to the point and show
   Wed & Thurs, March 17 & 18, 2010                       Team of Instructors                                            participants Step by step how to accomplish the “AV
                                                          Coordinated by:                                                wizardry” used in presentations. In this session get a
Everitt F. Binns Ph.D.                                    Paul Joseph Wentworth, Program Coordinator                     nifty handout to help them after the session is over.
Executive Director Eastern PA EMS Council                 PediatricEducation for Prehospital
Allentown, PA                                                                                                                         Thursday, March 18, 2010
                                                          Professionals (PEPP) Basic (Cert/Recert) 20 Limit
He currently serves as the Executive Director of the                                                                                    INSTRUCTOR session
Eastern Pennsylvania Emergency Medical Services           Lecturers: Child and Family Interaction, Respiratory                            Laptop Required
                                                          Emergencies, Trauma, and Child Maltreatment.
Council, which includes Berks, Carbon, Lehigh,                                                                                            6 pm to 10 pm
Monroe, Northampton and Schuylkill counties.              Scenarios: Child and Family Interaction, Cardiac
The Council serves a population of two million            Emergencies, Trauma, Emergency Delivery, New Born              Kevin Scott Brown, MS, NREMTP, EMS-I
and is comprised of over 140 BLS, ALS and QRS             Stabilization, Children with special Health Care Needs.        He has served as Education Coordinator for the Office of
services, 17 acute care facilities, five (5) regional                                                                    Emergency Medical Services for four years and brings over
                                                          Skill Practice: Use of Pediatric Oral and Nasopharygeal
trauma centers, an enhanced air ambulance system                                                                         forty-five years of experience, education and practice in
                                                          Airways, Bag-Valve Mask Ventilation, Spinal Stabilization.
and an advanced multi- million dollar medical                                                                            EMS and related first aid activities. He recently completed
communications center – MedCom.                           Successful Completion: Participate in entire course with       a Masters Degree program in Allied Health with a focus
                         -:-                              a score of at least 12 on a 15 question multiple-choice        on EMS education, and he has actively contributed to
                                                          exam and recieve PEPP BLS Completion Card from the             the State’s EMS educational initiatives, including the
Incident Command System
                                                          Academy of Pediatrics.                                         development of the Connecticut Stroke System (co-chair
for EMS Course                                                            -:-                                            of the EMS subcommittee), the SMART Tag project,
The new (totally revised) ICS for EMS course              Emergency Response                                             and the National Scope of Practice Model and Education
(hopefully) will be available for delivery prior to the
conference. Dr. Everitt F. Binns was the curriculum                      in a Behavioral Crisis                          Standards process, among others.
                                                                                                                         Certified as an EMS-Instructor since 1992, Mr. Brown
specialist for this FEMA/National Fire Academy            Presented by members of the Ct Department of                   served as the EMS Education Coordinator at Middlesex
Course. The course is interactive and is NIMS             Mental Health and Addiction Services: Safety                   Hospital from 1991 to 1996 and as Paramedic Certificate
Compliant and it specifically addresses Incident          Education Training Unit.                                       Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Allied
Command and the integration of EMS within the                                                                            Health at Three Rivers Community Technical College
                                                          Are you ready to respond to a medical emergency
organizational structure. The Pennsylvania Fire                                                                          in Norwich, CT from 1996-2001. He has maintained
                                                          involving someone in acute mental distress? You may
Academy will provide a certificate for the program.       not need IV’s or an AED…but you will need sharp                National Registration as a Paramedic since 1999.
A Train the Trainer Component will be added for           assessment and communication skills.                           Mr. Brown has served in a number of administrative roles
pre-qualified candidates, at the end of the program.      During this session you will learn how to recognize the        over his EMS career. In addition to those above, he has
                                                          behavioral symptoms of acute emotional distress that           been a Paramedic Supervisor at Middlesex Hospital, and
Team of Instructors Coordinated by:
                                                          typically present in psychiatric emergency situations.         he held a variety of positions, including Training Officer
Paul Joseph Wentworth,                                    You will learn the best way to talk to people who are          and Board of Directors member within Haddam Volunteer
Paramedic/EMS Coordinator                                 out of touch with reality, suicidal, threatening to others,    Ambulance Service from 1977 through 1987.
Johnson Memorial Hospital                                 or agitated and how to gain their cooperation using a          He is well versed in the issues surrounding the delivery of
Stafford Springs, CT                                      verbal de-escalation conflict resolution approach.             prehospital care in the volunteer, commercial and hospital
                                                          In order to gain a greater understanding of what it is
Mr. Wentworth received his paramedic education                                                                           based settings.
                                                          like to experience one symptom of psychosis you will
through the University of Connecticut Medical             participate in a simulated learning experience entitled        Stroke Assessment
Center, Farmington, Connecticut, and has practiced        “Hearing Voices that are Distressing”.                         for EMT Professionals (Certification Program)
as a licensed paramedic since 1991. Paul is the           Upon completion you will be able to:
Emergency Medical Services Coordinator at                    1.   Recognize the behavioral symptoms of                   Stroke is the third leading cause of mortality and a
Johnson Memorial Hospital, Stafford Springs, CT.                  schizophrenia, depression and manic-depressive         leading cause of neurological morbidity in the United
                                                                  illness with a focus on psychosis (loss of touch       States. The Connecticut Department of Public Health
In his position Paul is responsible to oversee the
                                                                  with reality).                                         under Commissioner Galvin has initiated the develop-
Prehospital care practices being preformed by a              2.   Describe common treatment approaches and meds
multitude of different services. Paul is the Chair of             used to care for mental illness.
                                                                                                                         ment of a statewide comprehensive, integrated Stroke
the Connecticut State Paramedic Committee, and               3.   Assess the risk of danger to self or others.           System. Over the past few months, representatives
North Central Educational Standards Committee, as            4.   Use effective communication skills and a conflict      of prominent stakeholders in the process of manag-
                                                                  resolution model to calm, de-escalate and gain         ing stroke related issues have met and collaborated
well as a member of the State EMS Advisory, Mass
                                                                  cooperation.                                           to develop a strategic process for preventing stroke,
Casualty, EMS for Children and Medical Advisory              5.   Describe the experience of hearing voices that are     recognizing its signs and symptoms, and managing
Committee., Paul is an active BCLS, ACLS, PALS,                   distressing and how to best communicate with           patients through the entire continuum of care from the
PEPP, PHTLS and Emergency Medical Services                        people experiencing this symptom.
                                                                                                                         pre-hospital environment through discharge, rehabilita-
Instructor. Paul is an active volunteer fire fighter                                                                     tion and re-entry into the community.
and the Emergency Management Director for the                       EVENING 6 PM to 10 PM
Town of Union, CT.                                                  Thursday, March 18, 2010                             EMS has been actively involved in the process. As
                                                                                                                         part of its mission, the EMS workgroup has reached
                              -:-                         Everitt F. Binns Ph.D.                                         consensus on a common approach to stroke patient
                         ALS & BLS (Limit of 20)          Prerequise: ICS for EMS                                        assessment and treatment in the pre-hospital setting and
Prehospital Trauma Life Support                           ICS for EMS – “Train the Trainer”                              developed a curriculum to prepare EMS professionals
Discuss the most current treatment recommendation                                                                        to fulfill their roles in terms of the EMS scopes of
                                                          ICS for EMS Course has been held the last three years
for the traumatically injured patient. This sixteen-                                                                     practice as well as their appropriate place in the overall
                                                          as a pre-conference session. This year the entire class
hour course will take place in a comfortable                                                                             healthcare system’s management of stroke patients. The
                                                          will once more be presented. “Train the Trainer” session       mission of the Connecticut EMS Stroke Education and
environment with professionals skilled in the care        will be conducted to certify individuals to teach and
of critically injured patients.                                                                                          Train-the-Trainer Program is to promote optimum EMS
                                                          implement this dynamic NIMS program across the state.          recognition and care of stroke patients in Connecticut,
                                    ( Limit of 20)        There will be an opportunity for the current class of          and to maximize the effectiveness of the Connecticut
                                -:-                       students, as well as those who have taken the program          Stroke System. At the conclusion of the program,
ALS PEPP with PALS Renewal                                previously to be included. Specific requirements for           EMS educators will be able to provide training and
The Pediatric Education for Pre-hospital                  attendance: completition of the ICS for EMS.                   competency evaluation for EMS professionals to meet
Professionals Course with Pediatric Advanced                                                                             Scope of Practice appropriate assessment and treatment
                                                            Thurs, March 18, 2010 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Life Support Renewal course has been developed                                                                           of stroke patients and to understand their roles in the
                                                                           INSTRUCTOR session
by the American Academy of Pediatrics and                                                                                Connecticut Stroke System. The Program will:
                                                                             Laptop Required                                1.    Discuss the epidemiology of strokes in
American Heart Association to provide care
givers with the educational resources to recognize,       Bob Page, AAS, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P, I/C                                    Connecticut and review the development and
                                                          Director of Emergency Care Education                                    current status of the Connecticut Stroke System
respond, and treat life threatening emergencies.                                                                            2.    Examine the patho-physiology of strokes and
                                                          St John’s Hospital
This course is also intended to educate providers         Springfield, Missouri                                                   describe common stroke patient presentations,
in the recognition and latest treatment modalities                                                                                signs, and symptoms.
in pediatric emergencies. This course will certify        His mission is to develop and present high quality,               3.    Identify Connecticut EMS expectations for
Paramedic Providers in PEPP while renewing their          innovative, informative and entertaining educational                    assessing patients with stroke like symptoms and
                                                          programs for personnel involved in the Emergency and                    techniques for documenting and communicating
PALS certification. The education staff strives to                                                                                findings
                                                          Critical Care of patients. Bob Page is an internationally
provide a comfortable carefree environment for the                                                                          4.    Describe scope of practice appropriate medical
                                                          known speaker, award winning instructor, author and
adult learner to meet and exceed the goals set by the     paramedic. He has presented seminars across the United
                                                                                                                                  interventions for stroke and discuss EMS roles
American Heart Association and American College                                                                                   and procedures for determining transport options
                                                          States, Canada and in Europe. He is recognized for his                  that optimize patient outcomes.
Pediatrics. We include didactic lecture portions          energetic, humorous and motivational style. Bob takes             5.     Present and discuss recommended EMS
taught by professional practitioners who use PEPP         ordinarily dry and hard to teach topics and transforms them             Education Standards Stroke Assessment and
& PALS in their daily practice, while scenario based      into a fun, learning experience. Bob calls it “Edutainment.”            Management in context of National and State
stations allow all attendees hands on participation.                                                                              expectations.
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           ONE DAY WORKSHOP                     Check the Registration Form for Special-        EMS Olympics Competition
           Friday, March 19, 2010               Rate for Saturday.                            Remember the Sixth Annual EMS
                9 am to 5 pm
                                                                                              Olympics Competition will be held
Paul Joseph Wentworth, Coordinator              Recognition Awards                            on Friday, (Evening) March 19, &
Paramedic/EMS Coordinator                                                                     Saturday, March 20, 2010 at the 14th
Johnson Memorial Hospital                       Isn’t there someone in the Service or         Annual EMS: “A Challenged System”
ACLS for Experienced Providers                  Corps that deserves to be nominated for       an Educational Seminar. Visit our
(Recert)                                        recognition? All nomination forms are on      Website (www.emsedsem.org) for
This course is open to physicians,              our website. Print the nomination form,       all the necessary forms and Rules and
nurses, paramedics and other healthcare         complete it and submit it by this years cut   Regulations governing this event.
professionals who have a strong                 off date of the first Monday of January.
                                                Please note: The date has been moved              WIN Money!! Individual
background in resuscitation, have                                                                        Medals,
previously completed at least one standard      forward by one month this year.
                                                                                                Teams Trophies, and prestige.
ACLS Provider Course, wish to renew              Use our Website or Phone for Info
their ACLS Provider status, and wish                   www.emsedsem.org                       Dollars for Training
to gain exposure to various advanced                                                          Once again the Emergency Medical
                                                          860.793.8200
topics in resuscitation, particularly certain                                                 Services: Educational Seminar Founda-
special situations described below. Put                                                       tion, Inc. is offering Connecticut EMS
                                                                    -:-
another way, it is designed for experienced                                                   Regional Councils the opportunity to
providers who wish to “move beyond the                                                        receive an award of $1,200.00 for edu-
algorithms.” The course is divided into         The Douglas G.Savelli Memorial Wall           cational purposes. The funds provided
two parts. First, there is a brief review and   This Memorial Wall was established            shall be used for the purchase of train-
update of the regular ACLS core material        in memory of a member of a family of          ing support equipment such as audio-
coupled with a test. This is designed to        volunteers. The Emergency Medical             visual or training supplies or it may be
serve as a “recertification for those who       Services: Educational Seminar Foundation,     used for other enhancement project(s)
wish to renew their regular ACLS Provider       Inc. has a rich history of volunteers that    with prior approval of EMS: Educa-
certification. Second, the remainder of the     have made personal sacrifices to provide      tional Seminar Foundation, Inc. This
day is devoted to certain advanced topics in    leadership for this educational endeavor.     award shall be made to the council with
resuscitation. These include acute coronary     The EMS System is comprised of many           the largest number of registrants above
syndromes with an emphasis on certain           compassinately dedicated people and           two hundred fifty (250). Registrants
advanced topics such as right ventricular       this is our opportunity to memorialize        will only be counted from one EMS
infarcts; practical treatment of hypotension    their dedication. Anyone you wish to          region.The Foundation has revitalized
and shock; cardiovascular toxicology;           memorialize please submit the attached        this award to assist in the promotion of
fluid and electrolytes disorders; and           paperwork or visit our Website and click on   the annual educational event.
environmental emergencies.                      The Douglas G. Savelli Memorial Wall link.    The only official count will be tallied
                                                                                              thirty days after the conference.



                                                    2010 Valsalva Bowl
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                              Friday, March 19, 2010 at 8:00 AM in the Main Ballroom
                                                OPENING GENERAL SESSION
                                              Bob Page, AAS, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P, I/C
                                                     Director of Emergency Care Education
                                                               St John’s Hospital
                                                              Springfield, Missouri
His mission is to develop and present high quality, innovative, informative and entertaining educational programs for personnel involved in the
Emergency and Critical Care of patients. Bob Page is an internationally known speaker, award winning instructor, author and paramedic. He has
presented seminars across the United States, Canada and in Europe. He is recognized for his energetic, humorous and motivational style. Bob
takes ordinarily dry and hard to teach topics and transforms them into a fun, learning experience. Bob calls it “Edutainment.” Bob’s presentations
are accompanied by exciting AV support from PowerPoint and Keynote programs with graphics, animation, audio and video clips. Bob has his
own system that he brings to the seminars. He has been dubbed “The Master of PowerPoint” by many educators across the nation.
Bob has been an instructor for over 3 decades teaching a variety of adult education courses from customer service to advanced medical care. He
is a Nationally Registered paramedic and a Critical Care paramedic. He has been involved in EMS since 1978 when he became a CPR instructor.
Bob is the Director of Emergency Care Education at St. John’s Health Center in Springfield, Missouri. He is the lead instructor for the 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 College of Nursing.


EMS from Death’s Perspective
Imagine having the grim reaper address a group of EMS personnel! That is exactly what occurs during this wildly successful session. “Death”
addresses EMS personnel in a frank and blunt manner. Bob dresses in a grim reaper costume and includes audio and visual stimuli complete
with “graveyard tested” music and gruesome photos to get the point across. There is also a healthy dose 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!” This session is for all providers and works great.



                              Bob Page is presenting a PreConference Educator's Workshop
                           He will also present the following two session on Friday and Saturday

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Issues in Spinal Care                          The Pressure is On!
This session takes a closer look at our spinal immobilization practices         Head injury management is rapidly changing on all fronts. This talk is
and focuses on why we do it and what our goals really are. The                  designed to update the EMS provider on the latest controversies in the
presentation features many examples of frequently missed items when             acute management of closed head injury. Ideas such as hyperventilation
immobilizing the trauma patient. Many researchers and physicians                use of capnography, BLS things that drive up the ICP, and more. This
are suggesting that we should not immobilize everyone with trauma.              session is much, much more than the standard head injury lecture.
This talk also focuses on that issue and offers a critical look at Closed       New stuff is presented for all levels!
Head Injuries.


    Look-up: www.emsedsem.org as in this changing world change is a daily reality.

                We are working to stay ahead of the crowd; we will make changes.
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                                                                                                                                  Day         Categories
               Lecture(s)                                                                                                         Time
                                                                                                                                           A =Administrative

           NEW FACULTY                                                       Session Title                                                 ALS = Clinical-ALS
                                                                                                                                           BLS = Clinical BLS
                                                                                                                                 Fri   Sat   I = Instructor
                                                                                                                                           M = Miscellaneous
Colleen Patricia Desai, RN                          Is it a medical call or is it trauma? Why do I need to know and
Trauma Program Manager                              how does it affect my plan of care?
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
Department of Surgery                               This session will encompass two real world case studies in which it
Hartford, CT                                        was not clear to the care providers whether or not the call was medical
                                                    in nature versus traumatic. Come along for the journey through
She is a Master’s prepared Certified Emergency      these two cases to determine which treatment decisions were made,
Nurse who is the current Trauma Program             why they were made, and how the patients fared in the long run. All
Manager at Saint Francis Hospital and               levels of care providers will have lessons to learn from these cases
Medical Center and Co-Chair of the Trauma           which involve topics such as hypothermia, head and c-spine injury,
Coordinator’s Group at the Connecticut              alcoholism, etc.                                                             11    X
Hospital Medical Center. She is also a retired                                                                                                   BLS
member of the Connecticut Army National
Guard where she practiced first as a Medic                                                                                       2
and later as a Registered Nurse. Colleen holds
various instructor certifications such as ACLS-I,
BLS-I, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention-I,
TNCC (Trauma Nurse Core Course) –I and is a
member of the Emergency Nurses Association
and the Society of Trauma Nurses. Colleen is
also married with two children and enjoys an
active life filled with adrenaline both in the
work place and on the home front.

Jason Dush,                                         Size Does Matter: Obesity’s Impact on Pre-hospital Care.
Arlington FD                                        The term Bariatric has become common vocabulary in flight medicine
                                                    and critical care transport in the past few years. Research and evidence
Jason serves as a full-time Firefighter paramedic   base guidelines to practice have provided us with ways to predict,
for the Arlington Fire Department and part-time     prevent and manage complications associated with obesity. Although                           BLS
Critical Care Flight Paramedic with CareFlite       the clinical implication of obesity is clear within the literature for       11    9
in Texas. Jason’s resume includes 15 years          in-hospital care, the prehospital air and ground transport is not.                           ALS
of EMS/Fire and 8.5 years as a Critical Care        Key concepts include pharmacology, medication calculation and
flight paramedic. Other experiences include         administration, fluid resuscitation, airway management techniques,
3 years as the EMS Clinical Coordinator for         equipment, packing and transport. This lecture will take an important
the Arlington Fire Department, 7 years on a         look into the challenges transport teams face with this special patient
ground ambulance with Austin-Travis County          population.
EMS. Jason has been an active commissioned
police officer and tactical paramedic since         OB Trauma Cases Studies: My patient’s pinned and pregnant!
1997, currently commissioned with the Bedford       Imagine that you receive an 8 month pregnant patient who is trapped
Police Department. As an active EMS Educator,       in a vehicle after being involved in a collision at an intersection.
local and national speaker for the last 10 years,
Jason brings a sense of humor, laughter and
                                                    Extrication has taken place by the fire department and the patient is
                                                    headed to the hospital by ambulance or helicopter when….. These case         2     11        BLS
practical experience to his audience.               reviews will look at a logical sequence for the initial assessment and                       ALS
                                                    management of these trauma patients. Come challenge yourself and
                                                    see how your service would handle these cases.

                                                    Organized Chaos: Four Patient’s and a Medic.
                                                    Should the rescuers move quickly through all the victims making some
                                                    errors? Or, should they go more slowly, aiming for a higher degree
                                                    of accuracy? Should they begin treatment, or finish the triage first?
                                                    Should they start CPR on the victim who is in full arrest? The answers       4     2         BLS
                                                    to these questions called for a sensible, orderly triage protocol for                        ALS
                                                    MCI’s. A search of paramedic training material and medical literature
                                                    revealed several applicable concepts, but no specific, step-by-step
                                                    plans for initial MCI triage for small scale incidents.

James M. Feeney, MD                                 September 11, 2001: Mass Casualty Lessons Learned
Assistant Professor of Traumatology                 This session will discuss and provide insight into the injuries associated
Trauma Emergency Surgery, Critical Care             with incidents/attacks involving chemical, biological, radiological,
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center           nuclear, and explosive weapons.

James Feeney went to Medical School at                                                                                           4     2         BLS
Dartmouth, completed his residency training at                                                                                                   ALS
St. Vincents Catholic Medical Center in New
York, New York, and completed a Trauma and
Critical Care fellowship at the R Adams Cowley
Shock Trauma center in Baltimore Maryland.

Peter Fiackos, NREMT-P                              Who’s Left When A Child Dies?
EMS Education Manager, MIEMSS                       How comfortable is it to respond to a miscarriage? What psychological
Jarrettsville, MD                                   response would you expect from the expectant parents? Can you make
                                                    a real difference? In this very personal presentation, He will share
He is currently the EMS Education Manager at        the insight that he gained when his first child died unexpectedly just
MIEMSS, the Maryland Institute for Emergency        prior to birth. He will use these experiences as a bridge to discuss                         BLS
Medical Services Systems (State EMS Regulatory      the difficult topics of miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS, and the death of      11    4
Agency). In this role, he provides oversight of     an infant. Among the questions posed in this poignant presentation…
                                                                                                                                                 ALS
state-wide EMS curriculum development, works        When the child is dead, is there still a patient?
towards the implementation of the new national
education standards in Maryland, manages the



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approval process of all EMS education programs        It’s all in the hips
(Academy, College, and Private), directs the          EMS responds to those with Hip and Pelvis injuries daily. Do you
production of various EMS educational items,          know an easy way to differentiate between them without an x-ray?
administers both BLS and ALS practical licen-sure
examinations, manages the states EMS learning
                                                      When was the last time that you really practiced the stabilization of
                                                      these life altering injuries? Using a multi-media approach, Peter will         4     2
                                                                                                                                                 BLS
management system, and develops educational
content that is then delivered to the over 20,000
                                                      lead an interactive lesson discussing the medical considerations and                       ALS
                                                      pre-hospital treatment of Hip and Pelvic injuries. This course will
state EMS providers using the LMS.
                                                      include video, lecture, discussion and hands-on practice that will bring
Prior to joining MIEMSS, Peter had spent over         new information to the provider while reinforcing the skills needed for
25 years as a firefighter and field ALS Provider,     the effective treatment of these injuries in the field.
first with the Savage Volunteer Fire Company in
Howard County, MD (1982), and then with the
Montgomery County (MD) Department of Fire
                                                      Test Like its Real:
and Rescue Services begin-ning in 1989. During        Is your psychomotor testing really evaluating the skills sets that
his career, Peter took every opportunity to develop   your students will need when they graduate? In this presentation,
and refine his skills as an instructor, eventually    Peter Fiackos will share his experience and knowledge as the EMS
becoming certified as a State EMS Instructor, State   Education Manager at MIEMSS (the Maryland EMS Regulatory
EMS Instructor-Evaluator, ACLS Instructor, AHA        Agency) in regards to EMT-B practical testing. He will explain the
BLS Instructor, and PALS Instructor, teaching         steps that Maryland took just a few years ago when the decision was
part-time while working his way up the command        made to “Re-write” the psychomotor exam, resulting in the current
chain as a firefighter/ paramedic. Peter spent his    multi-station, scenario-based examination process that assures entry
last two years with Montgomery County as the          level skills of Maryland’s BLS providers. Among the specifics, Peter
EMT-B Program Coordinator at their Fire/Rescue        will discuss changes in the pass/fail rate upon changing exams and
Training Academy until his retirement at the rank     what they indicate. Additionally, he will share skills evaluation sheets
of Captain in November of 2007.                       as he explains how the exam is constructed and what changes will be
                                                                                                                                     2     9      Inst.
In addition to working for Montgomery County,         anticipated with the release of the new national education standards.
Peter is also a long time EMS instructor with the
University of Maryland’s Fire and Rescue Institute
and has also gained independent experience as
an EMS conference presenter both locally and
nationally.
Peter lives with his wife Charlene and their four
teenage children (two boys and two girls) north of
Baltimore in Jarrettsville, Maryland.

Erik S. Gaull, NREMT-P, CEM, CPP                      Handling In-Flight Medical Emergencies on Commercial
Master Firefighter/Paramedic                          Aircraft
Digby Group LLC
Washington, DC
                                                      Reviews the incidence of in-flight medical emergencies and discusses
                                                      what the prehospital provider needs to know to manage an in-flight             11    2
                                                                                                                                                 BLS
He has substantive experience in all three levels     medical emergency adequately, including flight physiology, medical                         ALS
of government – at City Hall in both Washington,      resources available, and procedures/protocols for patient management
D.C. and New York City; in the New Mexico             and aircraft diversion.
State Department of Health; and in the U.S.
House of Representatives. Additionally, he has        Operations Security for EMS
had direct service delivery roles as a firefighter,   Teaches attendees about the military concept of Operations Security                        BLS
paramedic, law enforcement officer, and park          and applies it to the EMS/public safety setting. This is an important          2     9     ALS
ranger in Connecticut, New York, Maryland,            topic for anyone who wishes to safeguard department operations
New Mexico, and Washington, D.C.                      against “the bad guys” (whoever they may be).
                                                      Improving Customer Service in Emergency Services
                                                      Presents important lessons learned from good and bad customer                              BLS
                                                      service operations in other industries, and applies them to the EMS            4     11
                                                      setting. Discusses why EMS cannot afford to ignore this area.                              ALS
Danyal Ibrahim, MD                                    Empty Bottles and Cardiac Catastrophes
Dir/Sect Chief, Medical Toxicology                    Overdose secondary to medications with cardiac toxicity
Section of Medical Toxicology,                        1. Review common presentations
Dept Emergency Medicine,                              2. Present approach to initial stabilization and diagnosis
                                                                                                                                     11    9     ALS
St Francis Hospital & Medical Center                  3. Discuss management strategies
Hartford, CT

Kirk E. Mittelman, M.Ed., REMT-P                      Adam Lost A Rib, Was it a life threat?
Captain, Eagle Mountain Fire Department               The call comes out; “Engine 251, Ambulance 251, Rescue 252 respond
Paramedic Director-University of Utah                 to Lou’s Bar 35 East Union for a 45 year old male experiencing
Owner-Mt Nebo Training Association                    difficulty breathing and chest pain.” As you respond to the scene you
Elk Ridge Utah                                        begin to go through the chest pain protocol in your head. As you arrive
                                                      you find that indeed the patient is S.O.B. and experiencing chest pain
Kirk retired from the Provo, Utah Police              from a pool cue to the chest and the cue is lodged in the patient’s chest.
Department and is now Program Director                The actions you take next will determine the patient outcome, are you
for the University of Utah/Mt Nebo Training           ready for thoracic trauma and all it brings? In this session Kirk will
Paramedic Program, an adjunct faculty member          bring to light the:
at Utah Valley University, co-owner of Mt.            dynamics of thoracic trauma and how to manage the needs of the
Nebo Training and a Paramedic Captain for             patient who has experienced chest trauma.                                      4     2     BLS
Eagle Mountain Fire Department. Kirk also             At the conclusion of this session the student will be able to:
travels to 3rd World countries to teach EMS in        1. Discuss the importance of Mechanism of Injury in thoracic trauma.
                                                                                                                                                 ALS
his spare time.                                       2. Discuss the types of injuries possible in thoracic trauma
                                                      3. Discuss the need for critical thinking in thoracic trauma
                                                      4. Discuss the need for rapid recognition and transport of thoracic injuries
                                                      5. Recognize and diagnose hidden thoracic injuries
                                                      Suicide; Our dirty secret
                                                      Have you ever wondered what drives people to suicide? Have you ever
                                                      thought maybe you could have done more to help? In this session we will
                                                                                                                                     11    9     BLS
                                                      look at suicide and the effect it has on family members and providers. We
                                                      will discuss the warning signs of suicide and how to deal with someone                     ALS
                                                      who is threatening suicide. Come with an open mind and be prepared to
                                                      discuss your deepest fears to help us all solve a growing problem.
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                                                    At the conclusion of this session the student will be able to:
                                                      1. Evaluate the warning signs of suicide
                                                      2. Discuss ways to deal with those thinking of suicide
                                                      3. Determine if EMS could make a difference on a suicide call
                                                      4. Evaluate who is the real victim of suicides and how to help them

                                                    I missed the warning signs, will you?
                                                    The call comes out, “Shots Fired!” from your partner. You are the one
                                                    that has been shot, what now? During your career, facing death will
                                                    be a part of every-day life. But we commonly think of it in terms of
                                                    someone else dying. What if you are facing an armed patient, how will
                                                    you react? Will you see the warning signs of a violent patient? If you
                                                    miss them it could mean your life. During this session Kirk will discuss           4        BLS
                                                    his experience with being shot and what to do if things go wrong.
                                                    At the conclusion of this session the student will be able to:
                                                                                                                                                ALS
                                                      1. Discuss the hazards of dangerous patients.
                                                      2. Discuss the warning signs of a dangerous patient and scene
                                                      3. Discuss the ways to remove yourself from a hazardous scene.
                                                      4. Discuss the ways to recognize the dangerous scene and patient

Bob Page, AAS, NREMT-P,                             “A Whole Lot of Shaking Going On!” Understanding Seizures
CCEMT-P, I/C                                        Ask most people and their definition of a seizure involves the “grand
Springfield, Missouri                               Mal” seizure with the person violently shaking all over. Is that all there
                                                    is? Is this the only type of seizure? Does it make any difference in the     2     9         BLS
His mission is to develop and present high          pre-hospital setting what I saw? What is the correct classification of                       ALS
quality, innovative, informative and entertaining   seizures? This course will show, via videotape, the various types of
educational programs for personnel involved         seizures, discuss their etiology and proper classification, and describe
in the Emergency and Critical Care of patients.     the various management issues for today’s EMS personnel. Exciting
Bob is an internationally known speaker, award      AV support and real life case studies makes this a don’t miss session.
winning instructor, author and paramedic. He
has presented seminars across the United States,    “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly:” “Issues in Spinal Care”
Canada and in Europe. He is recognized for his      This session takes a closer look at our spinal immobilization practices
energetic, humorous and motivational style. Bob     and focuses on why we do it and what our goals really are. The
                                                                                                                                 4     11        BLS
takes ordinarily dry and hard to teach topics and   presentation features many examples of frequently missed items when
transforms them into a fun, learning experience.    immobilizing the trauma patient. Many researchers and physicians are                         ALS
Bob calls it “Edutainment.”                         suggesting that we should not immobilize everyone with trauma. This
He is the lead instructor for the paramedic         talk also focuses on that issue and offers a critical look at alternative
program and has taught at all levels of EMS and     algorithms (including BTLS) or ways to “clinically clear” C-spines.
nursing. He has earned a faculty appointment at
                                                    “Zapped” - “Managing the Patient with
the University of Maryland, Baltimore County
and also is a guest instructor at Southwest
                                                                       an Implanted Pacer and Defibrillators”
                                                    There are an increasing number of patients with AICD (Automatic
University’s College of Nursing.
                                                    Implantable Cardioverter/Defibrillator) and Pacemakers. Many                 11    4        BLS
                                                    emergency providers are unsure of the correct way to manage patients
                                                    with these devices. In this session, Bob explains the function of these
                                                                                                                                                ALS
                                                    devices and outlines safe and effective management of the patient with
                                                    one of these devices. Features outstanding audio and video support to
                                                    make the point while having fun doing it!

Steve Salengo, MEd, NREMT-P                         When the Stork Dials 9-1-1: Emergency Childbirth
State EMS Operations Coordinator                    Does the mere thought of assisting with the delivery of a newborn in the
Vermont Department of Health,                       field make you cringe? Ideal for both new and veteran EMS personnel,         11 11          BLA
Office of Emergency Medical Services,               this session will help you navigate the process of emergency childbirth.
Burlington, VT                                      Steve will “deliver” an informative, engaging, and at times humorous                        ALS
                                                    presentation that will help you understand and gain confidence with
                                                    these often stressful calls.

                                                    Crossing the “Mind Field”: Behavioral Emergency Response
                                                    This session will cover a variety of issues surrounding the sometimes
                                                    controversial topic of behavioral emergency response. Key points of          4     4        BLS
                                                    discussion will include social stigma, safety, and most importantly, de-                    ALS
                                                    escalation and communication techniques. Steve will teach you skills
                                                    to help recognize these emergencies and professionally and effectively
                                                    interact with people in crisis.

                                                    Patient Interviewing: Techniques That Work
                                                    One of the most important aspects of emergency care is effective
                                                    communication between the crew and patient. Steve will teach you
                                                    techniques that can help reduce patient anxiety and increase the amount
                                                                                                                                 2     9        BLS
                                                    of information you obtain. Key points of discussion will include rapport
                                                    building, body language, voice tone, memory enhancing techniques,
                                                                                                                                                ALS
                                                    event recall, and ways to interview reluctant patients

Thomas W. Turbiak, MD                               STEMI Care 2010: EMS-ED-Cardiology Partnership for Excellence
Physician- Emergency Medicine                       Review new innovations in the care of the STEMI pt from pre-hospital
St. Francis Hosp. and Medical Center,               to cath lab. How a partnership between EMS, ED and Cardiology                2     9          BLS
Emergency Department                                results can improve reperfusion and myocardial salvage.
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  RETURNING FACULTY                                                           SESSIONS                                          Fri   Sat

Raphael M. Barishansky, MPH, EMT                   “It takes different strokes to move the world”
Program Chief, Public Health Emergency             Understanding generational realities in the EMS workplace
Preparedness                                       Veterans, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Generation Y -we have all
Prince Georges County Department of Health         heard the terms and probably had to deal with some realities in regard
                                                   to the way that different generations perceive each other and how those
Mr. Barishansky holds a Bachelor’s Degree          perceptions (or misperceptions) can impact your workplace (otherwise         11    9     Admin
in Psychology as well as a Master’s Degree         known as your EMS agency). This light hearted, yet informative,
in Public Health (Health Care Policy and           lecture will define these groups and sub-groups, show the differences
Management). He has served as a site reviewer      and similarities of these generational groups and provide perspective
for the Commission on Accreditation of             on how opinion, miscommunication and misperceptions can be as
Ambulance Services (ALSAS) and has served          damaging as anything else.
as a reviewer for the Continuing Education
Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical           “What we have here is a failure to communicate”
Services (CEBLSEMS)                                Communications 101 for EMS providers and managers
                                                   EMS providers and managers must communicate daily with various
                                                   parties both inside and outside of EMS. Strong verbal and non-verbal,
                                                   as well as other, communication skills are imperative. The sharing
                                                   of messages between human beings is complicated and far too often
                                                                                                                                4     11    Admin
                                                   taken for granted. This light hearted, yet insightful and informative,
                                                   presentation will focus on the basic communications skills, the common
                                                   pitfalls that EMS providers and managers fall into while attempting to
                                                   communicate and attempt to teach us all not to take communication for
                                                   granted.

                                                   “Please don’t call me Honey” –
                                                                           Understanding our Geriatric patients
                                                   Most EMT and Paramedic programs spend significantly more time
                                                   discussing pediatrics than geriatrics – even though the percentage of the
                                                   US population over the age of 65 is growing at a faster rate than ever
                                                   before. Advancements in medicine and pharmaceuticals have pushed
                                                                                                                                2     2     BLS
                                                   the average life expectancy to almost 80. An overview of specific pearls
                                                   and pitfalls of assessing and treating geriatric patients will be covered,               ALS
                                                   including important physical, social and cognitive common assistive
                                                   living equipment utilized in home care will be reviewed, as well as
                                                   relevant topics such as the ins (and outs) of hospice, the uniqueness of
                                                   geriatric trauma.

Everitt F. Binns, PhD                              Riding the Whitewater of Change in EMS Curriculum and
Eastern PA EMS Council                             Instruction: Part1 “The Didactic Classroom”
                                                   Look out here it comes….EMS instructors and educational programs
Dr. Binns currently serves as the Executive        will soon have the freedom to develop their own curricula and use any
Director of the Eastern Pennsylvania Emergency     of the wide variety of lesson plans, instructional resources and student
Medical Services Council, which includes           centered programs that will be available at each certification/licensure
Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton         level. The EMT-B curriculum that we all have utilized since 1995 will        11    9      Inst.
and Schuylkill counties. The Council serves        be gone. New methods of educational delivery will be implemented
a population of two million and is comprised       in the classroom, consistent with local, regional, state and national
of over 140 BLS, ALS and QRS services, 17          educational standards to include: National EMS Core Content, Scope
acute care facilities, five (5) regional trauma    of Practice, Protocols, and the EMS Education Program Accreditation
centers, an enhanced air ambulance system          This exciting, participant-centered session will explore these concepts
and an advanced multi- million dollar medical      and will give the participants variety of examples to upgrade their
communications center – MedCom.                    educational “tool chests. “Part 1” will focus on didactic instructional
Dr. Binns is a management expert, educational      techniques.
consultant and organizational leadership
specialist to corporations, hospitals, higher      Riding the Whitewater of Change in EMS Curriculum and
education, and emergency service organizations.    Instruction: Part 2 “Skill Development”
He regularly presents at regional and state        Look out here it comes….EMS instructors and educational programs
meetings and national conferences.                 will soon have the freedom to develop their own curricula and use any
Additionally, Dr. Binns has over 40 years          of the wide variety of lesson plans, instructional resources and student
experience in emergency services, and has          centered programs that will be available at each certification/licensure
been the Incident Commander /Manager for the       level. The EMT-B curriculum that we all have utilized since 1995 will
initial PA EMS Strike Team Deployments to          be gone. New methods of educational delivery will be implemented
hurricane Katrina and Gustov.                      in the classroom, consistent with local, regional, state and national
Another area of expertise; Dr. Binns has served    educational standards to include: National EMS Core Content, Scope
as the subject matter expert for the development   of Practice, Protocols, and the EMS Education Program Accreditation
                                                                                                                                2     11     Inst.
of educational programs. He was instrumental       This exciting, participant-centered session will explore these concepts
in the development of the “new” twenty-two         and will give the participants variety of examples to upgrade their
(22) hour Incident Command System for EMS          educational “tool chests. “Part 2” will focus on and highlight (hands-
program for the National Fire Academy. Other       on) skill instruction development techniques.
curriculum development activities of Dr. Binns
include on-line courses for Drexel University,
as well as Homeland Security on topics such as:
strategic planning, educator enrichment, ICS,
EMS Mass Care and Hospital Decontamination.

Allison J. Bloom, JD, EMT-B, EMS-I                 “Check Out My Blog / Tweet / Facebook / MySpace / YouTube…!”:
Shelton, CT                                        The Risks, Dangers and Legal Liability of Social Media in EMS
                                                   Chances are you use one or more Social Media sites – or know people          4     11    BLS
Attorney Bloom specializes in the field of         who do. Whether it’s texting with your friends, sharing pictures on                      ALS
EMS Law, where she focuses on providing risk       Facebook, blogging on the internet, posting videos on YouTube, or
management, consulting and legal services to       Tweeting your comings and goings, it seems everyone is caught up




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RETURNING FACULTY (cont.)                                                      SESSIONS                                          Fri   Sat
EMS and Fire agencies. She also works as a           in the Social Media craze these days. But, in a cyberworld where you
products liability attorney in the pharmaceutical    can instantly let people know what you’re doing, where you’re going,
industry. Attorney Bloom has been certified          and how you are feeling…do you really know who’s watching? This
as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)             informative, eye-opening and educational session will examine the
for over 20 years, having worked in both             risks, dangers and legal liability of what you post about yourself, the
commercial and volunteer settings. She is a          calls you respond to and the patients you treat…and make you think
former President/-Chief of Service, Director         twice before you hit the “Upload” button next time…!
of Training and Director of Personnel of a
volunteer EMS agency. At various times               “Hey Good Lookin’…”: Sexual Harassment in EMS
throughout her EMS career, she has also held         Regardless of whether you are an EMS provider, instructor, officer
advanced-level EMT certifications. Attorney          or director with as little as 6 months or 25 or more years of service
Bloom is a graduate of Fairfield University and      in EMS, you can’t afford to miss this session to prevent a possible
Quinnipiac University School of Law, and is          lawsuit! Using novel techniques and educational approaches that
admitted to practice in Connecticut, the District    will open your eyes and create a lasting impression, the “Allison and       11    2     All
of Columbia, and before the United States            Gio Show” guarantees side-splitting laughter while presenting the
Supreme Court.                                       subject matter in a way you will find hard not to forget. This is not
                                                     your mother’s Sexual Harassment lecture…! WARNING: This session
Joint Session with                                   contains adult content and sexual material, and is rated R.
Giovanni DiPaola, EMT, EMS-I
Special Investigator
CT OEMS

Thomas A. Brunell, MD, FACEP                         Why Cold Is Hot; What You Need To Know About Therapeutic
Director, Emergency Medicine Education               Hypothermia
Department of Emergency Medicine
St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center              This lecture will focus on the concept of post cardiac arrest therapeutic
                                                     hypothermia. Basic theory and research which supports will be
He serves as the Director of Emergency               presented as well as the methodology and techniques for keeping
Medicine Education at Saint Francis Hospital         patients cool in and out of the hospital.
and Medical Center.

Dr. Brunell holds a master’s degree in
English Literature from Rutgers University.
He completed his residency in Emergency                                                                                                      ALS
Medicine at the University of Massachusetts/                                                                                      4    2
Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, Mass.,                                                                                                   BLS
where he also was a flight physician for UMass/-
Memorial Life Flight. Dr. Brunell has also
completed two teaching fellowships through
the American College of Emergency Physicians
and the Emergency Medicine Foundation.

Dr. Brunell is a fellow of the American College
of Emergency Physicians. He is a member of the
Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, the
American Academy of Emergency Medicine,
and the Connecticut College of Emergency
Physicians.

Linda Darlene Coene, BS Math; BA Ed                  Mobile Charting with emsCharts, What is different/What is
Training Manager                                     the same!
emsCharts, Inc                                       In this class we will look at the differences in charting using the
                                                     emsCharts Mobile system and how to create the Forms and Quick                           BLS
                                                                                                                                  4    4
Linda has been involved in education since           Buttons that help make charting so much easier. We will also discuss                    ALS
1965 with an Undergraduate Assistantship at          how and why we need to up-load the chart to finish it and the various
Thiel College, her Alma Mater. She has taught        ways this can be used. Other options available with Mobile will also
at the High School level in Mathematics and          be addressed such as EKG Monitor uploads and CAD interfaces as
Physics and at the Community College level in        options to your system.
several classes. In 1995 returned to teaching,
this time as the Support & Training Manager          Custom Reporting in emsCharts
for an EMS Software Company. In 2006, Linda          Do you have specific reports you need and you cannot find them in
became the Training Manager for emsCharts,           emsCharts? Would you like your reports to be automatically generated                    BLS
Inc. to help build a Training Department for the                                                                                  2    11
growth that has enhanced this company.
                                                     and on your desk (or someone else’s) each month or week? We will
                                                     discuss how a Custom Report may be created and how these can be
                                                                                                                                             ALS
                                                     scheduled to run automatically. A basic Custom Report will be created
                                                     during the class.

Patrick Creedon, MS ATC MHS PA-C                     Pre Hospital Evaluation and Management of Sports Related
Physician Assistant                                  Cervical Spine Injuries
Trauma/General Surgery                               Objectives:
St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center                 • Be aware of the incidence/prevalence of this injury in athletes
                                                      • Identify the signs and symptoms of Cervical Spine Injuries
Patrick is a Physician Assistant with 7 years         • Understand the types of Cervical Spine Injuries and the
experience in Trauma Surgery. He is currently            Mechanisms/Pathophysiology
                                                                                                                                 11 11       BLS
working on the Trauma Service at St. Francis          • Understand the Position Statements from the National Athletic
Hosp. & Medical Center, Hartford, CT. Prior              Trainers’ Association                                                               ALS
to becoming a Physician Assistant, he worked          • Be aware of the care the athlete is receiving in the Prehospital
as a Certified Athletic Trainer for 12 years after       setting
receiving his Bachelors’ and Masters’ Degrees         • Be able to perform an initial evaluation of an athlete that arrives
in Sportsmedicine. He continues to                       in full equipment
have a special interest in the evaluation and         • Be aware of athletic equipment and latest technology and proper
treatment of Sports related injuries.                    removal techniques


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RETURNING FACULTY (cont.)                                                     SESSIONS                                            Fri   Sat

                                                   Prehospital Evaluation and Management of Sports Related
                                                   Closed Head Injuries
                                                     •   Identify the signs and symptoms of Concussions
                                                     •   Be aware of the incidence/prevalence of this injury in athletes
                                                     •   Understand the Mechanisms and Pathophysiology of Concussions
                                                     •   Understand the importance of Prehospital care for the athlete
                                                         who has sustained a concussion
                                                     •   Be aware of the latest technology that is helping to recognize
                                                                                                                                  2     2     BLS
                                                         concussions in athletes
                                                     •   Understand the Position Statements from:                                             ALS
                                                     •   The National Athletic Trainers’ Association
                                                     •   The American Academy of Neurology
                                                     •   The Prague Guidelines
                                                     •   Diagnose, differentiate and manage concussions, epidural
                                                         hematomas, subdural hematomas and subarachnoid hemorrhages
                                                     •   Identify the importance of Neuropsychological evaluation,
                                                         testing and follow-up
                                                     •   Understand when it is safe to return the athlete to play and what
                                                         you can expect to deal with when an athlete returns too soon.


Rommie L. Duckworth. EMT-P, EMS-I                  DAPEMS: Difficult Airway Prehospital Emergency
Education Coordinator                              Management Squad!
Emergency Training Resources                       With an enthusiastic approach, this presentation uses new tools and                        BLS
                                                                                                                                  2     9
Danbury Hospital                                   techniques in airway management, as well as new ways to use the tools                      ALS
                                                   that we have for the difficult airway. Less is more as BLS techniques are
An award winning public speaker, firefighter,      used already in place to manage to improve ALS airway management
paramedic and healthcare educator living           of the toughest airway emergencies.
in Western Connecticut. He has been an
emergency responder for almost two decades         Pediatric Emergencies: The Missing Piece
with experience in career and volunteer fire       Pediatric Emergencies are difficult for all of us. Emotions run high
depart-ments, public and private emergency         for patients, parents, bystanders and yes, even emergency responders.
medical services and hospital based healthcare     Because of this, we often miss the simple steps that can make an
delivery. Rom is currently a Career Fire
Lieutenant, Hospital EMS Training Coordinator
                                                   important difference in our care. This program will show you how                           BLS
                                                   to manage the scene of a pediatric emergency with confidence and               11 11
and an AHA Regional Faculty for ACLS, PALS         compassion.                                                                                ALS
and BLS. Rom’s energetic approach blends
humor, personal experience and the latest
medical research in presentations that you
won’t soon forget.


Daniel E. Glick, BPS, AEMT-CC                      What’s that blip?…Cardiac arrhythmia recognition
Coordinator For Emergency Management               Cardiac rhythm and rhythm disturbance recognition is a “must have”
Programming/Aero Medical Operations Off
Schenectady County Community College
                                                   in the advanced EMT level. Understanding why rhythms are generated
                                                   and what the origins are is equally as important for the successful            2     11    ALS
                                                   treatment of any critical patient. This lecture will talk about the basics
Mr. Glick currently serves as an Operations        in Cardiac Physiology and then discuss some of the more common
Officer for the 139th Aero Medical Evacuation      arrhythmias with appropriate treatments.
Squadron located in Scotia, New York. In
addition to the successful launch and recovery     “Getting it right the first time” – How to systematically
administrative aspects of fixed wing medical       document the narrative of your PreHospital care report or
flights, Mr. Glick is the Officer in Charge of     chart?
Professional Medical Education. Like civilian      Documentation is one of the more important functions of an EMT/
entities, each Medical Technician and Flight       Paramedic and in many cases not emphasized enough in training
nurse assigned is responsible for maintaining      environments. Providers are taught “The more charts you write, the             11    4     BLS
Continuing Medical Education Credits and           better you will be at it.” This is true, but what if you are practicing poor
recertification.                                   technique? This program utilizes a systematic approach to the narrative
                                                                                                                                              ALS
Mr. Glick has written and lectured on various      portion of documentations. It utilizes an algorithmic approach that
facets of EMS, including, but not limited to:      teaches students how to write in a “hospital” style which assists with
EMS Supervision and Management, Budgeting,         transfer of important patient information through the continuum of
Operational Leadership, Clinical practice and      care.
theory, and Organizational Structure. In 2007,
Mr. Glick authored a Monthly column in
                                                   “Managing Stroke” – Getting to the hospital quickly is not
EMS Magazine which was titled “Top Tips”,
                                                   enough
a column dedicated to EMS Management and
                                                   Although quick detection, response and transfer to a medical facility
Leadership. His first full manuscript (published
                                                   that deals with stroke and vascular patients is essential for a stroke
in 2008 by Jones and Bartlett Publishers)
                                                   patients successful outcome, it is not the only thing providers can do
featured utilizing EMTB Skill sets to assist ALS
                                                   when encountering a PreHospital case of Stroke or CVA. This program
providers.
                                                   will educate providers on Stroke recognition, differential diagnosis                       BLS
                                                                                                                                  4     9
                                                   and PreHospital treatment options while enroute to an appropriate                          ALS
                                                   medical treatment facility. Employing appropriate measures to this
                                                   time sensitive condition is paramount for a successful transport and
                                                   patient outcome.




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RETURNING FACULTY (cont.)                                                   SESSIONS                                          Fri   Sat

Richard L. Judd, PhD, EMS-I                       Avoiding Death By PowerPoint: - Need a Laptop Limit 20
President Emeritus of Central Connecticut State   students
University                                        A session that explores addressing the challenges of PowerPoint’s
New Britain, CT                                   default and rethinking the design of presentation slides using assertion-   11    9         Inst.
                                                  evidence design which employs the principle that the primary purpose
                                                  of slides is to help students understand the content rather than provide
                                                  speaking points for the instructor. An interactive session; lap-top
                                                  required.

                                                  Assessing and Evaluating Tests
                                                  A session that will provide attendees with a methodology for critiquing
                                                  and writing test questions. An interactive session; lap-top required.       2     11        Inst.

William Seese, MD                                 Case Studies # 20 - Case presentations, challenging your diagnostic         11    9
Oakham, Rutland                                   and Treatment abilities…..
                                                                                                                                          BLS - ALS
England                                           Case Studies # 21 - Case presentations, challenging your diagnostic
                                                  and Treatment abilities…..                                                  2     4     BLS - ALS
Pat Thorney, EMT-I, BS, MA                        The Pathophysiology of Microbes - A look into the microscopic
President & CEO                                   world of pathogens that affect your patients (and potentially, you!).
Extreme Potentials
Lakeville, CT
                                                  This session will inform you, educate you, and startle you! You’ll
                                                  examine slides of organisms that multiply, liquefy and putrify cells        X     2       ALS
                                                  into diseases that invade your body systems. Not recommended for
                                                  those with a weak stomach!

Robert J. Vroman, BS, NREMT-P                     They Shouldn’t be Smurfs!
EMS Instructor                                    Blue may be a good color for smurfs, but not for your patients. This
Red Rocks Community College                       presentation will review the anatomy, physiology, patient presentation,
Lakewood, CO                                      and treatment of respiratory emergencies commonly seen in the pre-                        BLS
                                                  hospital setting. The use of oxygen saturation and continuous waveform      2     4
Robert has been involved in all levels of         capnography as diagnostic tools and evaluations of treatment will be                      ALS
EMS for 17 years working with both rural          discussed, as well as how they relate to acid-base balance and other
and urban services. After completing his          lab values.
degree in Emergency Medical Care he joined
the EMS faculty at Gaston College while           Bruising, Bleeding, and Bellyaches- Traumatic Injuries to the
continuing to work in the field. Robert is        Abdomen
active in the publication of EMS textbooks        “Hot lights and cold steel” is a common phrase used when referring
and has contributed to and reviewed numerous      to the treatment of trauma. However the pre-hospital recognition                          BLS
publications for all levels of provider.          and treatment of traumatic injuries is often the key to delivering          11    2
                                                  a viable patient to the surgeon. In this session, we will explore the                     ALS
                                                  pathophysiology, presentation, and treatment of various abdominal
                                                  injuries, and discuss how the pre-hospital provider can deliver a patient
                                                  with the best chance of survival to the surgeon.

                                                  Thunderstruck!
                                                  “You’ve got a better chance of being struck by lightning than…” Have
                                                  you ever used or been told that phrase to refer to unlikely odds? With
                                                  an average of 20 million ground strikes per year lightning does indeed
                                                  strike hundreds of people per year killing many of them. In fact there
                                                                                                                              4     9       BLS
                                                  are more people killed in the US each year by lightning than tornadoes
                                                  or hurricanes. This session will cover the myths and facts of lightning,                  ALS
                                                  as well as common dangers and injuries to patients and providers, and
                                                  the emergency treatment of those who are struck.


Robert M. Ziegler, EMTP, EMSI                     So you’re Chief; cuz you know it all and meet all the requisites
President, Emergency Resource Management          right?
Portland, CT                                      Did you know that as Chief you’re responsible for Budgets, many
Leonard H. Guerica, Jr. EMT-P                     many meetings, personnel (HR) issues, regulatory and training               4     11      BLS
Director, Connecticut Dept. of Public Health      compliance issues (OSHA, DOL, OEMS, HIPAA, FLSA, FMLA,),
                                                  policy manuals, etc., etc. to name a few? So where do you get this info,
                                                                                                                                            ALS
Office of Emergency Medical Services
                                                  how do you enact it and how do you enforce it? We will explore all of
                                                  these issues, case studies of examples and guidance for going forward.

Leonard H. Guerica, Jr. EMT-P                     Connecticut EMS - Where are we headed NOW?
                                                                                                                              2     2
Director, Connecticut Dept. of Public Health      Panel discussion with Other EMS Staff                                                     ALL
Office of Emergency Medical Services




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REGISTRATION FORM                                       14th Annual – Emergency Medical Services:
(One Registration Form Per Attendee)                                                 “A Challenged System” an Educational Seminar
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Age Group:                                                 Level(s) of Provider:                    Years of Service:
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                                    2010 Conference (Fri, March 19 and Sat, March 20, 2010)
 Registration Rates                     Complete as needed.                    Friday Only  Saturday Only       Friday/Saturday
Early Bird                 Postmarked Before February 20, 2010                � $130.00     � $180.00          � $220.00
Pre-Registered             Postmarked Before March 10, 2010                   � $180.00     � $190.00          � $255.00
At the Door                Postmarked After March 10, 2010 or Walk-in's       � $220.00     � $235.00          � $290.00
Affiliation Rate           See Special Requirements for this rate.            N/A           N/A                � $175.00
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR AFFILIATE RATE: Five or more Friday/Saturday registrations with a single check for the full
amount of all with submitted with separate registrations for each must be POSTMARKED ON OR BEFORE, February 20, 2010.
Administrative Guest Registration - One individual per service or corps with Five (5) or more Group Affiliate Rate registrations.
MUST be submitted with the Affiliation Registrations.
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BANQUET: Friday/Saturday and Saturday only fees include 1 FREE Banquet Ticket, Admin Guest not included)
Yes, I do plan on attending the banquet.                                  No, I do not plan on attending the banquet.
I will need ______ additional ticket(s) @ $40.00 each. Number of Beef Meals: ____ Number of Vegetarian Meals: ____
                                                      2010 PRECONFERENCE Workshops
                                                                                                                  On or Before           After
                                                 Rates reflect registrations being postmarked -                   20-Feb-2010        20-Feb-2010
Incident Command System for EMS Course (ICS for EMS) (1)
2 Days -:- Wed, March 17 and Thurs, March 18, 2010 -:- 9:00 am to 5:00 pm                                        � $245.00           � $265.00
                                           (1)
Pre Hospital Trauma Life Support                               (Text included)            (Limit 20 Students)
2 Days -:- Wed, March 17 and Thurs, March 18, 2010 -:- 9:00 am to 5:00 pm                                        � $245.00           � $265.00
                                     (1)
ALS PEPP and Pals Programs                                     (Text included)            (Limit 20 Students)
2 Days -:- Wed, March 17 and Thurs, March 18, 2010 -:- 9: 00 am to 5:00 pm                                       � $245.00           � $265.00
ACLS and EP                                                       (Text included)    (Limit 20 Students)
Friday, March 19, 2010 -:- 9:00 am to 5:00 pm                     (Luncheon not included)                        � $235.00           � $260.00
ACLS and EP with Saturday Conference                                                                             � $325.00           � $360.00
BLS PEPP Program (2)                                              (Text included)         (Limit 20 Students)
Thursday, March 18, 2010 -:- 9:00 am to 5:00 pm                                                                  � $125.00           � $155.00
Emergency Response in a Behavioral Crisis (2)
Thursday, March 18, 2010 -:- 9:00 am to 4:00 pm                                                                  � $165.00           � $195.00
How Did He Do That? PowerPoint Program for Instructors
Thursday, March 18, 2010 -:- 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm                   (Students are Required to have a Laptop)      � $55.00            � $75.00
ICS for EMS Trainer the Trainer Program                            (Prerequisite ICS for EMS)
Thursday, March 18, 2010 -:- 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm                                                                  � $55.00            � $75.00
Stroke Assessment for EMT Professionals                            (Train the Trainer Certification)
Thursday, March 18, 2010 -:- 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm                                                                 � $55.00            � $75.00
   (1)                                                                              (2)
       BREAKS and LUNCHEON included both days                                         BREAKS and LUNCHEON included
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fees paid. Refund checks will be made out to the original payee. Refund check will be issued forty-five (45) days after the conference.
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