LUNCH & LEARNS

Enjoy lunch while learning about critical topics and emerging trends. Lunch will be provided to the first 100 people to be scanned and admitted at the door

 

THE MENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVES FROM MEDICS TO LEADERSHIP: INSIGHT INTO CURRENT RESEARCH | MARYLAND BALLROOM C

Wednesday, February 20: 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
SPEAKER: MORGAN ANDERSON, MPH, EPIDEMIOLOGIST, IMAGETREND
NREMT CATEGORY: OPERATIONS
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First responder mental health has gained much needed attention in recent years due to high rates of depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and suicide. We will discuss the disconnect in communication between all levels of leadership, from medical directors to field providers, and how this challenge can be overcome. The value of open communication within the department culture will be explored. Gain insight into some of the factors associated with burnout, stress, and overall mental fatigue. We will take a look into the current research, including data from the CrewCare project. Leave with an understanding of resources available to help manage your personal well-being and how to improve awareness within your department.

 

CASE STUDIES IN RESPIRATORY COMPROMISE: OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPROVING THE QUALITY & SAFETY OF CARE | POTOMAC BALLROOM C

Wednesday, February 20: 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
SPEAKER: SCOTT BOURN, PHD, RN, FACHE, VP OF CLINICAL QUALITY & IMPACT, SECUIRSYN MEDICAL
NREMT CATEGORY: AIRWAY, RESPIRATION AND VENTILATION
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Application of new knowledge to clinical settings can sometimes be challenging, especially when the goal is to assess for unfamiliar clinical conditions. Recognition and management of Respiratory Compromise is new information for most EMS providers. Through lecture and case scenarios, you will leave this session with a thorough understanding of how to effectively monitor patients at risk for respiratory compromise, and a new level of excitement regarding interventions to slow or stop decompensation.

 

ENHANCING COMMUNITY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE | MARYLAND BALLROOM C

Thursday, February 21: 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM
NREMT CATEGORY: OPERATIONS
PANEL MODERATOR: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P, Editor-in-Chief, JEMS, Clarion Fire & Rescue Group
PANELIST(S): Johnny Davidson, Captain, Round Rock Fire Dept., Daniel Ellenberger, Director of EMS Institute, University Hospitals (Shaker Heights, Ohio), Maureen O’Connor, PAD Program Manager, San Diego Fire-Rescue, San Diego Project Heart Beat, Dominic Silvestro, EMT-P, EMS-I, EMS Coordinator/Educator, University Hospitals EMS Training and Disaster Preparedness Institute
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As medical providers embedded within the fabric of a community, EMS is uniquely situated to help identify and prevent public health problems and other safety issues. In this session, you’ll learn how three EMS agencies have partnered with other state and local services and systems to drive the implementation of cutting-edge, forward thinking approaches to national problems within their community. Each of these agencies identified a need and worked to obtain the required funds and operational support, and as a result, have been a significant force of positive change. These programs include: University Hospital’s EMS Training and Disaster Preparedness Institute’s far-reaching “Stop the Bleed” program, which has trained thousands of school staff and placed “Stop the Bleed Buckets” in hundreds of Cleveland-area classrooms; San Diego Fire-Rescue’s Project Heartbeat, which has helped to place more than 8,000 AEDs throughout the San Diego region, and works with local businesses and schools to lead or assist in numerous CPR training initiatives; and Round Rock Fire Department and the Williamson County EMS Mobile Outreach Team, which has expanded its scope beyond mental health calls and now responds to opioid overdoses not only to provide patients and their family with lifesaving naloxone, but to arrange for longer-term treatment—and to offer it quickly—even if the patient is uninsured.