// Rural & Wilderness EMS
Delivering prehospital care in rural parts of the country presents many challenges: little to no communication with medical centers, limited resources spread across a large area, susceptibility to severe environmental conditions and the possibility for prolonged evacuations for large-scale disasters. Join this breakfast roundtable to discuss the unique clinical and operational challenges of delivering prehospital patient care in rural and/or wilderness settings.
Moderator: Jonathan Politis, MPA, NRP
// I’m a New Manager, Now What?
Being a manager is always a challenge—you’re responsible for running a structured department, ensuring compliance, and supporting the training and development needs of your team. Join this breakfast roundtable and brainstorm with other new managers to learn from the examples—and mistakes—of others.
Moderator: Robert Girardeau, MSM-HCA, NRP, FP-C
// Best Practices in Peer Support
Stress is a reality of EMS, and sometimes the stress adds up and becomes too much. The industry has acknowledged that we need to do a better job talking about this issue and supporting each other. Join this breakfast roundtable to discuss how to foster an environment of peer support—by facing challenges together, dealing with stress can be much easier.
Moderator: Wayne Zygowicz, MS, EFO, EMT-P
// Provider Stress & Resiliency
Stress affects all personnel involved in EMS and can result in mental health issues as well as clinical and operational errors. Join this breakfast roundtable to discuss how we can reduce stress among our ranks and educate providers on the importance of resiliency training and practices.
Moderator: Chetan Kharod, MD, MPH, USAF, MC, SFD
// Sepsis Screening & Alerting
Join this breakfast roundtable to discuss methods for EMS identification, assessment and field treatment of life-threatening sepsis. What criteria do you use to identify possible cases of sepsis?
Moderator: Rommie Duckworth, LP