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Friday

Friday

Registration and Continental Breakfast Available
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Ongoing registration and Continental Breakfast in the CDA Resort Conference Center.

General Session #1
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Ed Racht

In the Coeur d\'Alene Resort Conference Center.

Break in Exhibit Area
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General Session #3
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Will Krost

When Our Paths Crossed

 
This presentation will provide a unique clinical perspective that is only seen in the rarest of circumstances.  This lecture is sure to tug at your emotional heartstrings, while satisfying your clinical needs. This session will discuss the reality of what we do and provide answers to the questions that you’ve always asked but never gotten answered.  

 Learner Objectives:

    1.  Understand the pathophysiology of Crush injuries and Compartment syndromes. 

    2. Identify clinical assessment findings associated with crush injuries and compartment syndromes.

    3. Understand the initial field treatment for crush injuries and compartment syndromes.

    4. Identify classic and controversial definitive care treatment modalities.

Lunch Break
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On Your Own.

Physician/APP Breakout Session
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Rick Hunt

Triage: Life or Death Decisions

Triage. From Merriam-Webster, “French, sorting, sifting, from trier to sort, from Old French.” Triage is used for daily occurring emergencies. It’s also used on battlefields and during disasters to maximize the numbers of survivors. This session will review current approaches and how recent experience with overwhelming numbers of casualties requires us to take a hard new look at triage.

Learner Objectives:

1. Know the definition of triage

2. Know the differences between triage for daily occurring emergencies and for disasters

3. Describe the impact of overwhelming no-notice trauma on triage

An Extraordinary Mind
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Janet Taylor

Mental Health Awareness is becoming a hot topic due to the lack of access to counseling and inpatient beds available for those afflicted with a mental illness. This presentation is a basic overview of the most common types of mental illness we may see in an EMS / Fire setting. Depression, Suicidal Ideation, Schizophrenia, Bi-Polar and the reactions we may see with medications such as Catatonia and Dystonic Reaction. The overall intention of this presentation is to help providers understand what someone with a mental illness has to deal with on a daily basis and gain a different perspective on the challenges they face.

Learner Objectives:

1. List at least three ways to develop a rapport with a patient who has a mental illness

2. Define “Support System”

3. List at least two alterations in your body language when having a conversation with your patient

4. Differentiate between Hallucinations and Delusions

5. Define “Decompensation” and “Escalating”

6. List the three things to evaluate when someone with Suicidal Ideation says he/she has a plan.

7. List the criteria for defining the cycles of Bi-Polar

8. Understand why patients who have a mental illness are reluctant or unable to get the help they need including counseling, emergency access or medications.

Physician / APP Breakout Session
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Will Krost

Burns, Burns, and More Burns

Burn management has consistently been one of the most controversial topics in all of emergency care. With an increase in the frequency of blast injuries in the world and an increasing threat in the United States as a result of terrorism, it should be assumed that there will also be an increase in burn related injuries. This program is designed to provide the learner with the knowledge necessary to effectively and safely assess and manage patients various burn-related injuries

Learner Objectives:

1. Recall the anatomy & physiology of the skin.

2. Develop an understanding of burn injuries from thermal (heat) sources and (depending upon presentation length) burns from electrical, chemical, and radiation sources.

3. Perform appropriate initial and focused assessments of burn injuries, including realistically accurate burn depth and extent estimations.

4. Provide appropriate medical and psychological treatment for burn injuries, including decontamination and IV fluid administration.

5. Make appropriate destination decisions based upon the burn mechanism, injury extent, and patient condition.

A Change of Heart CHF
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Janet Taylor

More information coming soon.

Critical Care Ventilator Management
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Dom Pomponio

An introduction to effective invasive and non-invasive oxygenation and ventilation management for the rural provider.

Learner Objectives:

1. Understand the dynamics between different ventilation modes including invasive and non-invasive techniques.

2. Demonstrate knowledge of effective oxygenation strategies using PEEP.

3. Understand the differences in management between shunt and mechanical physiology of the respiratory failure patient.

4. Demonstrate the initial and ongoing ventilator settings for the acutely critically ill patient.

Break in Exhibit Area
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General Session #5
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Allen Wolfe

More information coming soon.