Saturday November 16th
Sepsis & Shock 2019

At the completion of this presentation, attendees will be able to understand the pathophysiology of sepsis and core immune system concepts, describe the history of the surviving sepsis campaign, use core measures and indicators such as lactate, to improve outcomes, describe the perils and pitfalls of using lactate measurement as well as alternatives, and explain the current diagnosis criteria and treatment guidelines for sepsis.


Saturday November 16th

Sometimes, even when a protocol is followed, patients deteriorate. Every medical procedure comes with risks of complications; when complications do occur, patients suffer. While complications don't mean someone made a mistake, it's easy for a clinician to doubt their own care after the complication occurs. This presentation discusses several common prehospital and emergency department interventions, the known complications, and their evidence based frequency. After presenting the data behind the complication rates of common prehospital interventions, you'll hear about three actual cases where things went wrong: hypotension following rapid sequence intubation, intracerebral hemorrhage following fibrinolytics, and respiratory arrest following analgesia and sedation. Hear how clinicians managed their patient's complications and how structured support was provided following each complication to help support the involved crew members to help improve the care of the crew members and the entire system.

Kevin Collopy, BA, FP-C, CCEMT-P, NRP, CMTE is the clinical outcomes manager for NHRMC AirLink/VitaLink Critical Care Transport where he oversees the program's research, education, risk management, and quality assurance. Kevin regularly speaks across the United States and has taught emergency & wilderness medicine on 3 continents. He's an author of over 150 articles and book chapters including 12 peer-reviewed research abstracts and papers. In addition, Kevin serves on several national and international advisory boards is a past president of the IAFCCP, and teaches the paramedic program at Cape Fear Community College.

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