Sunday 12/6

Sunday 12/6

Registration and Continental Breakfast Available
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Walk Cool
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L.T. Arnold

There are moments when one has a choice of how to perceive something.  Is this a challenge or is this a hard stop?  Can it be done or can it not?  Will it be a barrier or will it be an opportunity? Looking for those answers can lead to lots of different voices – yours and those around you – and they all hold influence over your approach.

WALK COOL uses a personal case study to explore how adversity combined with different perceptions – both internal and external, positive and negative – can shape, limit, and empower all of us to do what we can do, and to do it REALLY well.

Learner Objectives:

1. Identify opportunities to shift perceptions, remove barriers, and encourage success

2. Discuss the effects of positive thinking, positive influences and positive role models when faced with challenges and negative self-talk

3. Explore biases in methods for evaluating performance effectiveness

4. Illustrate the strength of teamwork, community, and family in developing resiliency

Break in Exhibit Area
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Whole Blood – A Lifesaving Therapy
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Craig Manifold

Whole Blood: A lifesaving therapy.

Current trauma resuscitation strategies are renewing the interest in whole blood. We will review the history of whole blood administration, current treatment for hemorrhagic shock, address the myths associated with giving cold stored low titer O+ blood, and most importantly review the logistics of implementing a whole blood program in your agency and region.

Learner Objectives:

Review historical use of whole blood in the civilian and battlefield environments

Discuss hemorrhagic shock therapies used in the prehospital setting

Identify current LTOWB transfusion strategies

Highlight logistics issues when implementing whole blood therapy in your trauma system

I've Got A Crush On You
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Janet Taylor

More information coming soon.

Gimme Some Sugar
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It’s a common occurrence for EMS to respond to Diabetes emergencies.  With the increasing prevalence of diabetes in our society, it’s just going to get more common!  Whether it’s Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, there can be more to these patients than meets the eye!  

In this presentation, we take both types of diabetes apart.  We not only talk about what we see as emergency responders, but also about what’s going on physiologically and psychologically from the perspective of the diabetic.  We gain a greater appreciation of the complexities of diabetes care, as well as a simplified approach for treating all types of diabetes-related emergencies.  

This class is intended for First Responders, EMT’s, Paramedics, and RN’s.  Taught by a diabetic, with interactive discussion and first-hand examples, this lecture will have you walking away with all the mystery taken out of Diabetes Management.  

Learner Objectives:

Understand the physiology of diabetes - Both Type 1 and 2

Physiologically distinguish diabetic coma from insulin shock

Describe the signs/symptoms of each

Identify a true diabetic emergency

Discuss appropriate treatments

Gimme Some Sugar
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It’s a common occurrence for EMS to respond to Diabetes emergencies.  With the increasing prevalence of diabetes in our society, it’s just going to get more common!  Whether it’s Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, there can be more to these patients than meets the eye!  

In this presentation, we take both types of diabetes apart.  We not only talk about what we see as emergency responders, but also about what’s going on physiologically and psychologically from the perspective of the diabetic.  We gain a greater appreciation of the complexities of diabetes care, as well as a simplified approach for treating all types of diabetes-related emergencies.  

This class is intended for First Responders, EMT’s, Paramedics, and RN’s.  Taught by a diabetic, with interactive discussion and first-hand examples, this lecture will have you walking away with all the mystery taken out of Diabetes Management.  

Learner Objectives:

Understand the physiology of diabetes - Both Type 1 and 2

Physiologically distinguish diabetic coma from insulin shock

Describe the signs/symptoms of each

Identify a true diabetic emergency

Discuss appropriate treatments

Gimme Some Sugar
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It’s a common occurrence for EMS to respond to Diabetes emergencies.  With the increasing prevalence of diabetes in our society, it’s just going to get more common!  Whether it’s Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, there can be more to these patients than meets the eye!  

In this presentation, we take both types of diabetes apart.  We not only talk about what we see as emergency responders, but also about what’s going on physiologically and psychologically from the perspective of the diabetic.  We gain a greater appreciation of the complexities of diabetes care, as well as a simplified approach for treating all types of diabetes-related emergencies.  

This class is intended for First Responders, EMT’s, Paramedics, and RN’s.  Taught by a diabetic, with interactive discussion and first-hand examples, this lecture will have you walking away with all the mystery taken out of Diabetes Management.  

Learner Objectives:

Understand the physiology of diabetes - Both Type 1 and 2

Physiologically distinguish diabetic coma from insulin shock

Describe the signs/symptoms of each

Identify a true diabetic emergency

Discuss appropriate treatments

Physician / APP Breakout Session
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Ed Racht

More information coming soon.

Military Prehospital Care and Its Impact on Civilian EMS
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Craig Manifold

Military Prehospital Care and Its impact on Civilian EMS

During the recent battles in Iraq and Afghanistan many innovations have been utilized to decrease the morbidity and mortality of the battlefield. These strategies have been translated to civilian and are improving the care provided to our patients back home.

We will review the devices, education and training enhancements as well as look to the future and see what may impact the future of civilian EMS.

Learner Objectives:

1. Review devices and therapies utilized for hemorrhage control

2. Identify airway management strategies which are successful in the field

3. Identify education and training enhancements--- certification and licensure

4.  Analyze current military research and  project what the future may bring to civilian EMS

All Bleeding Stops…Eventually: Bleeding Control
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Janet Taylor

In response to the increase in frequency of bombings and mass shootings, there is a recognized need to treat uncontrolled bleeding in order to increase survivability among the victims of such disasters. There is a highly regarded program called, “Stop the Bleed” which is being taught all over the US with great success. This presentation spins off from that and goes a little more in depth on what works (and what doesn’t). It also goes beyond just pressure dressings and tourniquets and lists the qualities of a good hemostatic agent and tourniquet. Basically, what works and what doesn’t and WHY. Also discussed is Tranexamic Acid (TXA) and why it is making a comeback.

Learner Objectives:

1. List the differences between Military and Civilian trauma injuries

2. Analyze at least two desirable qualities that are preferred in a tourniquet

3. Compare the preferred type of hemostatic agent to other types and determine why some work better than the other types

4. Analyze at least 3 desirable qualities of a hemostatic agent

5. Understand the concept of “Damage Control Resuscitation”

Critical Care Breakout
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More information coming soon.

Panel Discussion
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Allen Wolfe, Craig Manifold, Ed Racht

More information coming soon.

Break in Exhibit Area
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I Am Alive Because of You
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Rod Landrum

Rod will emphasize and articulate the deep appreciation he has for EMS and the trauma teams that saved his life. He recognizes and acknowledges all the help he received that has made it possible for him to return to a normal life. Rod will share his story and how…..A positive attitude greatly affects a positive medical outcome!

Learner Objectives:

1. Trauma Systems

2. Continued training