Pre-Conference Workshops


0800 - 1700
ASLS (ADVANCED STROKE LIFE SUPPORT)

Presented by: Matt Lammers

8.0 CAPCE Hours or 8.0 ANCC Hours

Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute offers hands-on training in the University of Miami Advanced Stroke Life Support® (ASLS®) program. Lead Instructor: Matt Lammers, System Stroke Program Manager for Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City and Saint Luke’s Health System.

Learn how to:


0800 - 1700


ROCKSTAR UNIVERSITY OF PATHOPHYSIOLOGY AND CLINICAL MEDICINE PIG PLUCK LAB

Presented by: Rueben Farnsworth & Chris Ebright

8.0 CEU Hours

NCCR Category: Dependent on content selected, any combination of Ventilation/Oxygenation/ACS/Cardiac Arrest/Endocrine

Overview: The best EMS clinicians don’t just know what to do, but rather, they know why to do it. A solid clinical foundation begins with an in depth understanding of the underlying pathophysiology. Come to RockStar U and let our Masters show you the ways of the “Force”, the life force that is. Come and split your time between lectures and hands on time. Pig pluck dissections with pathophysiology and anatomy discussion will help to tie the lectures together with clinical application.

Objectives:

Lectures - Any Combination of the following, dependent on faculty and client selection: Renal system; CHF; Cardia System; Pathophysiology of Shock; Pulmonary System; Nervous System; Endocrine System; Pathophysiology of Pregnancy; Pathophysiology of the Sympathetic Response; Pathophysiology of the Parasympathetic Response; Pathophysiology of Oxygenation; COPD; Diabetes

Hands on Lab - Pig Plucks Dissections:

  1. Ventilate lungs
  2. Dissect lungs and heart
  3. Dissect Kidneys
  4. Shoot dye through cardiac vessels
  5. Demonstrate ventilators on lungs with PEEP demonstrations and so on
  6. Cricothyroidotomy on tracheas
  7. Tension Pneumo demonstrations with pig plucks
  8. Compliance demonstrations with pig plucks
Summary: Encourages the continued dedication of these people in their quest for excellence in EMS and Challenges you to be a RockStar Medic.


0800 - 1700


INSTRUCTOR WORKSHOP

7.5 CEU Hours

0800-0915
THE TRIALS AND TRIUMPHS OF ESTABLISHING AN EMOTIONAL SUPPORT DOG FOR YOUR DEPARTMENT

Katie Eisenbeis

We as a career field are working hard to change the stigma around mental health. Depending on when you started your career in EMS probably depends on how openly you discuss the bad calls or things that we see in the field.

Trying to change the stigma around mental health awareness, we have an added an emotional support dog to our team. This has been a huge success for our crews after the traumatic calls that we seem to run frequently. In this course we will discuss how to go about getting an emotional support dog for your agency and resources available to obtain the training and certification. We will also discuss the impact it has had on our department. Objectives:

  1. Recognize the need for awareness regarding the mental health of our responders
  2. Identify how we can create a positive impact on our first responder’s mental health’
  3. Identify resources and programs in place to support our first responders in the area
  4. Discuss how an emotional support dog would be beneficial for your EMS agency

0930-1045
HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF ADJUNCT INSTRUCTORS

Nicholas Miller, MS NRP

Adjunct instructors are the core of any EMT or Paramedic education program. Finding, training and retaining quality adjunct instructors is one of the most important and challenging items for a program coordinator or director. This presentation will discuss strategies on how to recruit, train, mentor, deploy and ultimately retain quality adjunct instructors.

Objectives:

  1. Discuss effective strategies for selecting and recruiting and retaining adjunct instructors
  2. Discuss the importance of training and mentoring adjunct instructors
  3. Discuss laboratory strategies that maximize student learning and adjunct use

1100-1215
NATIONAL EMS EDUCATION STANDARDS UPDATE 2019

Joshua Stiley

Dr Stilley is the Medical Director for the National EMS Education Standards 2020 Update which is coordinated by the National Association of EMS Educators. This presentation will review updates to the National Scope of Practice Model for 2018, the 2020 Education Standards, and how this applies to your EMS and Education agencies.

Objectives:

  1. Review the 2019 National Scope of Practice 2018 Update
  2. Review process for updating Education Standards
  3. Review 2020 EMS Education Standards

1330-1445
THE FUTURE OF PARAMEDIC EDUCATION

Nicholas Miller, MS NRP

Paramedicine education is going through several significant changes. The federal government has released the new EMS education standards draft document for review. Several agencies including the National Association of EMS Educators, the National EMS Management Association and the International Association of Flight and Critical Care Paramedics are pushing for minimum Associate degree requirements for paramedics and Bachelor degrees for Critical Care Paramedics. This push, in turn, is being strongly contested by the International Association of Fire Chiefs. The scope of practice for paramedics is also expanding to include community paramedicine, primary care, and independent duty practice. This presentation will examine the history of paramedic education, including its limitations and failures. It will also discuss the advantages and challenges of requiring Associate degrees for Paramedics in the state of Missouri. The presentation transition to discuss the importance and design of future Bachelor’s paramedic programs, as well as the future of graduate paramedic programs. The presentation will also highlight how Missouri is leading the way in paramedic education.

Objectives:

  1. Discuss the current issues, limitations and failures of existing paramedic education.
  2. Discuss existing models of paramedic degree programs and the current movement to mandate degrees for paramedics.
  3. Discuss what a Bachelor Paramedicine degree program of the future will look like.
  4. Discuss current and future graduate Paramedicine programs including Paramedic Practitioner.
  5. Discuss the advantages and opportunities of a degreed paramedic programs.

1445-1600
LEARNING TO KNOW

Nicholas Smith, AS-Paramedicine, BSBA-Marketing, MPA-Emergency Services Management

Learning to Know is a course meant to motivate, inform, and instruct individuals from all backgrounds on an often ignored, but vitally important skill: how to learn. This class is important for both EMS students and instructors, as it seeks to breakdown how to be successful in education at any level. Learning is a skill that we are supposed to just “figure out” through our educational journey in primary, secondary, and post-secondary education. But why not elevate our understanding of the educational process by focusing on it directly? Learning to Know is an interactive class that creates “Ah-ha” moments for attendees by identifying what many students and instructors may know, but have never had articulated. This is accomplished through a mix of original ideas, classical and contemporary literature, and relevant examples brought together from years of personal experience tutoring students and instructors in the field of EMS.

Course objectives:


1300 - 1700
BUILDING RESILIENCE: SURVIVING SECONDARY TRAUMA FOR FIRST RESPONDERS

Presented by: Dawn Morriss & Aly Abdelgawad

4.0 CEU Hours

This training addresses First Responders and civilian secondary trauma, including challenges/barriers they face, alternatives to unhealthy coping, and a review of techniques to more effectively cope with the trauma experienced by first responders.

It will include discussion/lecture to assist attendees in using the self-assessment tools (included) to concentrate time and effort to assist with mental wellness