Wednesday, November 11th
Pulmonary Hypertension and the Failing Right Heart ( Advanced Life Support AEMT or Higher) – Dr. Scott Kunkel
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Trauma Martini on the Rocks (Basic Life Support EMR-EMT) – Reuben Farnsworth
You are toned to respond to a local gravel quarry for……. (Use your imagination and insert your favorite mining trauma here.) If you want to know more about crazy trauma, look no further. Whether you crave crushing injuries by 30 ton machines, falls, explosions, or just a good fracture, this is the class for you. We will delve into the many unique injuries and mechanisms of injury that occur in mining operations. And don’t forget scene safety. Let the mayhem begin!!!!
Pediatric PNB: Chance Favors Those Prepared and Educated (All Provider Levels EMR-Paramedic) – Dr. Michael Kim
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Implementation and Barriers to POCUS (Advanced Life Support AEMT or Higher) – Carl Lange
The use of point of care ultrasound (POCUS) has been rapidly expanding throughout medicine including in EMS. POCUS is quickly becoming a standard of care. It can be used for a wide range of complaints and has been shown to improve patient outcomes, patient satisfaction, and even patient understanding of their condition. This valuable tool is no longer limited to hospitals and clinics given the decreasing costs, portability, and improving access to training. However, there are still many obstacles to overcome. We discuss why POCUS should be utilized, how agencies can address barriers to implementing POCUS, and how to effectively integrate POCUS into clinical practice.
Frozen: The Cold Hard Truths about Hypothermia in Trauma Patients (Basic Life Support EMR-EMT) – Janet Taylor
A spin-off from “Chill Out” we take a look at the negative effects of hypothermia specifically in the trauma patient. From vasoconstriction to cold diuresis and the trauma triad of death, we will look at ways of preventing hypothermia and the detrimental effects it has on the body.
BRUE: Brief, Resolved, Unexplained Events (All Provider Levels EMR-Paramedic) – Nick Paprowski
ALTE is Now BRUE, and it's not just a name change. Application of the 2016 AAP clinical practice guideline for BRUE to the prehospital environment.
After attending this presentation, the participant will be able to:
i. understand why the term ALTE was replaced by BRUE
ii. explain why BRUE is not a risk factor for SIDS
iii. identify differential diagnoses for BRUE
iv. explain how to categorize patients as high or low risk BRUE
v. make treatment and transport decisions based on the classification of low or high risk BRUE
More Than Medicines: The Thinking Person’s Guide to RSI (Advanced Life Support AEMT or Higher) – Michael Frakes
Medication-assisted airway management can save a life or it can cost a life. Approaches to the airway are often viewed as individual technical skills, based on individual preferences, and focused on the drugs. The better approach is to view optimal airway management as a complex team process that is rooted in…. facts. This presentation will take a look at airway management, from patient exam through post-procedure management. It will use science and scientific literature to identify best practices, bad practices, and things that may not matter in medical and technical performance, and will also identify individual and team considerations that may have a greater effect on outcome than the medical factors you thought were key.
Child Abuse (Basic Life Support EMR-EMT) – Ben Eithun
This course will provide an overview of the most common types of child abuse and neglect that are seen in Wisconsin. This presentation will cover what to look for and what to do when you have concerns. Topics covered will include: Physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, medical neglect and human trafficking. Case reviews will be used to highlight salient points.
Life & Limb: LifelinkIII (All Provider Levels EMR-Paramedic) – Hanna Thompson & Joshua Chan
• Review the different life threatening traumatic musculoskeletal injuries
• Recognition and control of life threatening hemorrhage from musculoskeletal injuries
• Recognition and understand treatment of compartment syndrome in the field
• Define the pathophysiology and manifestation of crush injuries
• Discuss treatment modalities for traumatic near amputation and amputation
Pressor Pressure! (Advanced Life Support AEMT or Higher) – Jason Haag
Your patient’s blood pressure is low, and their mental status is altered. They are not responding to repeat fluid boluses. We will discuss different pressors and when they can be used and what other pressors they can be used in conjunction with. We will focus on both the pre-hospital and inter-facility settings with an emphasis on the later.
Bubble Bubble Toil and Trouble: Management of the Patient in ARDS (Basic Life Support EMR-EMT) – Kyle David Bates
Encountering a patient experiencing dyspnea as the result of pulmonary edema is not unusual, we generally assume heart failure. However would your diagnosis change if they have been ill for days, without any cardiac symptoms? ARDS is non-cardiac pulmonary edema and can occur with any injury to the lungs. This case-based presentation will address the pathophysiology of ARDS as well the assessment and treatment of the patient experiencing this condition.
• Given scenarios where the patients are experiencing shortness of breath, the student will be able to differentiate cardiogenic from non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema.
• Given the syndrome of acute respiratory distress, the student will be able to discuss its pathophysiology.
• Given scenarios where the patients are experiencing ARDS, the student will be able to discuss the prehospital and hospital management plans.
“Sick vs Not Sick” in 2020: A New Approach to an Old Adage (All Provider Levels EMR-Paramedic) – Dr. Thomas Grawey
EMS providers are taught early in their training to place patients into one of two categories, “sick or not sick,” in an effort to determine who has acute life threatening injuries. While this tool has its role in EMS, relying too heavily on this piece of the assessment easily leads to missed diagnosis, inadequate prehospital assessments and medical error. In this talk, the speaker will discuss science behind how medical providers make clinical decisions, teaching the audience how to avoid medical error related to this age old paradigm in EMS.