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Friday, June 21

10:00 am - 11:00 am Tiger 1 (Main Ballroom)

Keynote Address:                                                                         Ken Bouvier

11:00 am - 1:00 pm Tiger 1 (Main Ballroom)

BEMS Update (Lunch & Learn):                                               Susan Bailey

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Tiger 1 (Main Ballroom)

Notes from the Street:                                                                Dan Limmer

The streets throw a number of curves at EMS providers and this presentation is designed to help you handle them while making the best decisions possible. Medicine changes frequently and this session is designed to look at a variety of these changes along with other issues from the street such as drugs, interpersonal relations on scene, social media, and some dynamic case studies. Join Dan as he discusses the issues you need most to be sharp on the street.

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Tiger 2 (class limit 24)

Triage 101: Playing with Dolls: Start Triage for First On Scene

Fundamentals of Disaster Response              

Nancy Magee and Ken Bouvier

“Triage” is derived from the French word, trier: ‘to sort’. Most pre- hospital education on disaster response is premised on catastrophic events involving large numbers of victims, and multi- agency response. But in reality, most MCIs are small scale, and in rural America, local first responders and volunteer firefighters are first on scene. In this class, Nancy will teach first responders how to quickly identify and sort victims (dolls) of a weather-related MCI prior to arrival of transporting units using a tabletop exercise. Once they have been triaged, Ken will describe what happens next, and how to control the chaos as LEO, EMS, FD, and concerned citizens begin to arrive on scene.

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Tiger 1 (Main Ballroom)

It Depends: Tough Cases from a Legal Point of View         Margaret Keavney

The typical lawyer answer: "It depends." Refusals, changing protocols, immunity, the standard of care. You can never get a solid answer on what the legal consequences of your actions will be. We will take a look at some cases and regulations that show how fact-specific and subjective these decisions can be. There will be ample time for questions from the attendees.

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Tiger 2

Navigating the Labyrinth: EMS Response to

Hoarding Situations                                                                     Amy Eisenhauer

Reality television has popularized hoarding disorder, but what happens before the “Got Junk?” people show up? This session will discuss the hoarding disorder, its associated features, and possible co-morbid diseases. Situational awareness and provider safety is of particular concern during these responses; hidden dangers in hoarded environments and appropriate PPE and resources will be examined. Planning and interaction with other agencies, particularly Hoarding Task Forces will be addressed as well.

4:15 pm – 5:30 pm Tiger 1

Seven Things I Wasn’t Taught in EMT Class                         Dan Limmer

What is the difference between an entry-level EMT and a successful EMT? This presentation looks at seven things that help build the EMT you would want to respond if you were ill or injured. Using both concepts and clinical pearls - and applicable for the new or experienced EMT - this insightful and practical presentation will help hone your

clinical practice of EMS.

4:15 pm – 5:30 pm Tiger 2

A Team Sport: Crew Resource Management                       Jared Kimball

With crews having to handle increased stressed from dispatch and other entities, it’s important to understand and utilize Crew Resource Management amongst your partner as well as other working first responders to embody the correct approach during patient care.

Saturday, June 22

8:30 am - 10:00 am Tiger 1 (Main Ballroom)

Human Trafficking                                                                        LSP

Human Trafficking is the 2nd largest criminal industry in the world, earning more than $32 billion per year. 27 million (estimated) known victims are enslaved around the world at any given time, and between 200,000-300,000 children are at high risk to falling prey to the sex trade industry. Join investigators from the Louisiana State Police as they share facts, awareness, and prevention strategies to combat this scourge of our society.

8:00 am - 10:00 am Tiger 2 (limit 24 students)

Difficult Airway Workshop (Adult)                                          Kelly Grayson          Jay Caskey

For years, CoAEMSP guidelines required only five successful intubations to graduate from accredited paramedic programs. Most of these intubations were performed on NPO patients in a controlled anesthesia setting unlike anything a paramedic will ever see in the field, and many graduates of these programs hit the streets “not knowing what they didn’t know.” This workshop will focus on practical prehospital airway management using a team-based (EMT+Medic) approach, utilizing a variety of advanced intubation techniques, supraglottic airways, and apneic oxygenation practices. Let Kelly Grayson and Jay Caskey teach you some black belt airway FU!

10:30 am - 11:30 am Tiger 1 (Main Ballroom)

When the Grim Reaper Wins: An EMS Provider’s

Guide to Death With Dignity                                                     Dan Limmer

While our primary mission is to save lives, not every patient is saved. From fatal trauma to terminal illness, EMS has a front row seat to death and dying with minimal preparation for the non-clinical elements of patient and family care. This presentation will cover the interpersonal components of EMS at death scenes including death notifications, communication with family, friends and the dying patient; interfacing with the police and hospice and dealing with the emotions you may feel during and after the call. A compassionate interaction with those left behind by the death of a loved one may be one of the most meaningful things you will ever do in EMS.

10:30 am – 11:30 am Tiger 2

EMS Legal Myth Busters                                                             Margaret Keavney

Does HIPAA really require hospital staff to seal the envelope with the patient's medical record so we can't see it? Am I entitled to a lunch break? Can I be fired for something I wrote on social media while off duty? Will a patient's attorney take my house and my license if I make a mistake? Can a patient I wake up with narcan refuse transport? Can EMS crews violate EMTALA? Does qualified immunity protect me? Regardless of what you've heard, or been taught, sometimes the EMS world is a grapevine of unreliable information. Come to this session to get some answers from a practicing EMS attorney.

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Tiger 1 (Main Ballroom)

ACES: (Adverse Childhood Experiences)                                 Amanda Perry

This course takes the student through the biological changes that occur when a child experiences adversity during the developmental stages.  Because biology is literally changed when ACEs occur, the effects last into adulthood, creating a platform for behavior and health problems.  The scientific research directly links ACEs to behavior and adult health outcomes.  Healthcare professionals who understand this are empowered to rethink the stigma around some of the patient populations they encounter.  The student may even identify with the research findings on a personal level: self or close relationships. 

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Tiger 2

Tiny Little Airways, Great Big Challenges:

Pediatric Airway Workshop (class limit 24)              Chris Ebright & (TBD)                                                                        

He’s three years old, he’s in respiratory failure… and he’s got Down Syndrome. While it is true that the vast majority of pediatric airway compromise can be treated with little more than positioning and simple oral and nasal adjuncts, the infrequent patients who need more than that really need more than that. From troubleshooting tracheostomies to managing micrognathia, join Chris Ebright as he teaches you the fundamental skills necessary to manage challenging airways in the smallest of patients.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Tiger 1 (Main Ballroom)

Obstetrics: High Risk, Maternal & Infant Mortality           Chris Ebright

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Tiger 2

            Critical Patients: Who, Why, Where & When to Fly           Jay Caskey

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Tiger 1 (Main Ballroom)

            Driving Miss Dunlap: Interacting With

the Geriatric Patient                                                                    Kelly Grayson  Evon Smith  Nancy Magee

Marie Dunlap is the sweetest little old Cajun lady you ever met, as likely to make you cookies and gumbo as she is to tattle to your Mama about your behavior in the neighborhood. She’s got a touch of the Old-Timers, she’s diabetical, and she has Cadillacs in her eyes. She forgets to take her meds, she’s a bit deaf, and she’s not afraid to use a little salty language if you rile her up. In short, she’s everything difficult and challenging in dealing with geriatric patients. Join Kelly Grayson, Nancy Magee and Evon Smith as they show you how to care for the most special of populations, in Driving Ms. Dunlap.

TBD Tiger 2

TBD Tiger Den Educator Track

The Educator/Mentor:

Taking the Classroom to the Field                                            Dan Limmer

While the role of the prehospital educator is usually considered classroom based, the educator can have a significant impact in the field. Whether guiding students through their internships, acting as a Field Training Officer or participating in one-on-one mentoring, the reach of a true educator is broad. This presentation looks at some of the valuable, but less traditional, out-of-classroom educator roles.

NAEMT Information Session

Inside EMS Podcast  

Redesigning Volunteer EMS Podcast: OPEN FORUM                        

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