Complex Humanitarian Emergencies and the Role of First Responders

The presentation will provide the attendee with the concept of complex humanitarian emergencies, why they are different from traditional disasters. It will also provide the role of first responders to these types of events, how to become involved in responding and...

Most Common 911 Calls

It doesn’t matter if you are a BLS or an ALS Care provider you can go your whole career and never respond to “the plane crash,” the gunshot wound who is bleeding out or the bus full of hemophiliac nuns “over the cliff!” It is doubtful that you would go one shift...

Germs Gone Wild. Emerging and re-emerging Infectious diseases

Zika, MERS, Ebola. It seams like there is a new disease to worry about every few months. Some oldies and goodies like Measles and Mumps are making a come back as well. Africa is experiencing the 2nd worst Ebola out break to date. In this session, we willreview the...

Football Equipment Removal: On Field Emergency Situations

Athletic Trainers and EMS often times need to work together to provide quality care to athletes on the playing field.  As spine boards are limited in their use as stabilization devices and primarily used as extrication devices football equipment must be removed...

Controversies in traumatic cardiac arrest

Prehospital traumatic cardiac arrest is relatively rare and highly complex event that will challenge even the most skilled providers and resuscitation teams. This is further complicated by a shortfall of clear consensus guidelines to help EMS providers rapidly...

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