/// NEMSMA MANAGING OFFICER’S CREDENTIALING EXAMINATION PREP-COURSE
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 // 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM // Room: 203B
This workshop will review the 7 Pillars of EMS Officer Competency knowledge areas in a scenario-based format, addressing the managerial level in each pillar. It will also include a review of the Managing Officer’s written examination and oral boards format and style, providing a review of how to interpret the questions and the critical thinking process to use in selecting answers.
Attendees will be eligible to sit for the credentialing exam at the conclusion of the session 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm if they are otherwise qualified and have submitted an accepted application in advance. Application for the test is available at https://nemsma.candidatecare.jobs/. Applications must be submitted and approved at least six weeks prior to the exam.
/// NEMSMA SUPERVISING OFFICER’S CREDENTIALING EXAMINATION PREP-COURSE
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 // 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM // Room: 203A
This workshop will review the 7 Pillars of EMS Officer Competency knowledge areas in a scenario-based format, addressing the supervisory level in each pillar. It will also includea review of the Supervising Officer’s written examination formatand style, providing a review of how to interpret the questionsand the critical thinking process to use in selecting answers.
Attendees will be eligible to sit for the credentialing exam atthe conclusion of the session 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm if they are otherwise qualified and have submitted an accepted applicationin advance. Application for the test is available at https://nemsma.candidatecare.jobs/. Applications must be submitted and approved at least six weeks prior to the exam.
/// NEMSMA EMS SUPERVISING & MANAGING OFFICER’S CREDENTIALING EXAMS (JOINT)
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 // 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM // Room: 203A
The credentialing written exam is for NEMSMA Supervising and Managing Officer certification. Application for the test is available at https://nemsma.candidatecare.jobs/. Applications must be submitted and approved at least six weeks prior to the exam.
Supervising Paramedic Officer Exam: $225 for Non-Members, $175 for NEMSMA Members
Managing Paramedic Officer Exam: $425 for Non-Members, $325 for NEMSMA Members
/// NEMSMA’S COMPETENCIES & CREDENTIALING PROGRAM
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 // 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM // Room: 203B
A three-hour program on the history and development of the National EMS Management Association’s EMS Officers’ competencies and credentialing project. It will highlight the status of the process available for those interested in pursuing and attaining their national credential as one of the three levels of EMS Officer; Supervisor, Manager or Executive. It will also review the pre-requisites and requirements needed for candidates to attain their national NEMSMA certification as an EMS Officer in one of these three categories, as well as the competencies for each. The program will include a review of the establishment of the American College of Paramedic Executives (ACPE) and its role in certifying officer credentials. In addition, the presentation will describe NEMSMA’s course accreditation process for speakers interested in securing same for their presentations. No cost to attend. Open to all attendees.
/// HANDTEVY PRE-HOSPITAL PEDIATRIC INSTRUCTOR COURSE
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 // 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM // Room: 213CD
8 CEUs Available, CAPCE Accredited
Become a Handtevy Instructor for your own department! EMS agencies around the Country are raving about the Handtevy System because of its transformational effects on their providers and communities. This 8 hour experience will completely change how you feel about treating pediatric patients in the field and will give you insight into the positive impact that treating kids like little adults can have on outcomes. Recently reported studies demonstrate agencies obtaining sustained neuro-intact survival of up 35% year-over-year after implementing the Handtevy System. Join Dr. Antevy for a hands-on experience you’ll never forget and perhaps even enjoy the thought of going on your next pediatric call!
Attendees receive a 2-year instructor certification to teach the Handtevy Pre-Hospital Pediatric Provider Course (4-hour) internally at their department and give crews credit.
Course Fee: $295 per provider
/// National Ambulance Bus Workshop
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 // 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM // Room: 202AB
Join the NC AmBus Coalition for a free workshop on the use of these special units during evacuation and support to major events.
Across the US there are around 100 AmBus units in urban and rural departments.
These units have been invaluable providing multi-patient transport during disaster and local major events.
The agenda includes:
1) Review of mission utilization for evacuation and rehabilitation
2) Lessons learned on recent deployments
3) Best practices for operator training, readiness and deployment
4) Open Discussion and Networking
Questions? Email us at NCAMBUS@wakeems.com
/// WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD? SEIZING THE OPPORTUNITY FOR PREVENTION AND ENHANCING COMMUNITY HEALTH
Thursday, February 22, 2018 // 3:45 PM – 5:00 PM // Room: 216AB
Speakers: Paul Maxwell, Keith Griffiths and Michael Gerber
More than two decades ago, leaders in the EMS profession came together to create the EMS Agenda for the Future.
At the time, Principal Investigator Ted Delbridge, MD, MPH, wrote:
“In the future, the success of EMS systems will be measured not only by the outcomes of their treatments, but also by the results of their prevention efforts…EMS must seize such responsibility and profoundly enhance its positive effects on community health.”
Now, a new Agenda for the Future, called EMS Agenda 2050, is in development. Prevention and the integration of EMS into healthcare and public health will again be an important topic.
- What did we learn from a critical assessment of prevention recommendations from 1996?
- How does the new agenda (in draft form) address this issue?
- What is the path forward to create sustainable, accountable and comprehensive prevention programs in the future?
Attend this session not just to hear from those involved in the EMS Agenda 2050 project, but to give your feedback and thoughts on the how the topic of prevention should be addressed in the final document.
In this session there will be a presentation and case study by the winner of the Nicholas Rosecrans Award, which recognizes best practices in injury prevention by an individual or a service.
Paul Maxwell is a paramedic and co-founder of EPIC Medics, which created the Nicholas Rosecrans award 16 years ago, named in honor of the toddler who drowned, and whose death inspired first responders to “seize the responsibility” for prevention. Keith Griffiths is the founding editor of JEMS and president of the RedFlash Group, an original sponsor of the award. Michael Gerber, MPH, is a paramedic and associate consultant for the RedFlash Group. Both Griffiths and Gerber are on the project team for the EMS Agenda 2050 initiative. No cost to attend. Open to all attendees.
The Nicholas Rosecrans Award will be presented at the Opening Ceremonies and Keynote on Wednesday.