Code EMS Conference October 9, 10 & 11, 2019

Agenda

  • Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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    7:00 AM  -  8:00 AM
    Lehigh Valley Health Network Breakfast
    Zambezi - Nile Rooms
    Lehigh Valley Health Network, proud partner and Platinum Sponsor of the CODE EMS Conference. Thank you to Lehigh Valley Health Network for all you do for our EMS Community.
     Optional 
    8:00 AM  -  8:25 AM
    Opening Ceremony CODE EMS Conference
    Zambezi - Nile Rooms
    Join us for the Opening Ceremony of the 2019 CODE EMS Conference. Help us thank the many sponsors, vendors and great faculty that makes our conference the success it is. We hope you enjoy your time with us this week.
    8:25 AM  -  9:25 AM
    Lehigh Valley Health Network Keynote Presentation - I'm A Believer: Mobile Stroke Care
    Zambezi - Nile Rooms
    Time is brain and minutes matter. Stroke research has quantified this statement and has found that the chance of favorable outcomes improves when acute stroke treatment is started closer to the onset of symptoms. Mobile Stroke Units have been expediting patient care in Europe since 2008 and in the US since 2014. This presentation will discuss the history, challenges, and outcomes of mobile stroke care.
    Speakers:
    9:35 AM  -  10:35 AM
    Aircraft Down - MCI Experience
    Lion Reach Mobile Training Center
    Aircraft Down, are you prepared for this or any other multi victim incident? This interactive session will offer attendees the opportunity to utilize your triage skills in a controlled setting with a real world feel. Engage in triage and treatment or fill the role of the EMS Command structure. Class size is limited for the best experience possible.
     Optional  Closed 
    9:35 AM  -  10:35 AM
    PA Rescue Task Force Program
    Aloeswood Room
    9:35 AM  -  10:35 AM
    Reserved For Dr. Kupas
    Rosewood Room
    Speakers:
    9:35 AM  -  10:35 AM
    Telehealth In The Field: What Can It Do For You
    Sagewood Room
    Telehealth has exploded across the health spectrum in the past 15 years. Telehealth is deployed in the acute phase of care to chronic disease management. Emergency medical management is innovative and embracing telehealth as a means to elevate practice roles and administer higher level care impacting survival. During this session, we will explore telehealth applications and discuss integration into your practice.
    Speakers:
    9:35 AM  -  10:35 AM
    What's Hot, What's Not in Burn Care
    Ironwood Room
    Speakers:
    10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
    Critical Care Transport Committee Meeting
    Ebony Board Room
    The Commonwealths Critical Care Transport Committee will meet today in the Ebony Board, located adjacent to the Exhibit Hall
    10:20 AM  -  1:20 PM
    Electric Vehicle Fires
    Sortinos Steakhouse
    Presented by ESI Equipment, this special presentation offers our fire fighter partners insight into the challenges presented while fighting fires with todays technically advanced automobiles
     Optional 
    10:35 AM  -  11:15 AM
    DMIST & the New PA Protocols
    Commonwealth Health Exhibit Space
    DMIST, as identified in the PA EMS Protocols, 'Give EMS 30 seconds, they'll tell you everything you need to know'. This brief educational overview of the DMIST campaign will be hosted in the Exhibit Hall at the Commonwealth Health Exhibit Space. Continuing Education will be available.
    10:35 AM  -  11:15 AM
    EMS Exhibition Hall Open
    Exhibition Hall
    Visit our Exhibition Hall and almost 50 vendors with the latest technology and services available to our EMS Professionals
    11:20 AM  -  12:20 PM
    Aircraft Down - MCI Experience
    Lion Reach Mobile Training Center
    Aircraft Down, are you prepared for this or any other multi victim incident? This interactive session will offer attendees the opportunity to utilize your triage skills in a controlled setting with a real world feel. Engage in triage and treatment or fill the role of the EMS Command structure. Class size is limited for the best experience possible.
     Optional 
    11:20 AM  -  12:20 PM
    Conflict Management , Negotiation and Mitigation
    Rosewood Room
    11:20 AM  -  12:20 PM
    Environmental Emergencies
    Ironwood Room
    Environmental emergencies such as wet and dry drowning, hot and cold disorders, and lightning strikes will be covered by Emergency Medicine physician and EMS director, Dr. Jennifer Volpe.
    Speakers:
    11:20 AM  -  12:20 PM
    Lisa Misson
    Sagewood Room
    Speakers:
    11:20 AM  -  12:20 PM
    Steward Health Pending Session
    Aloeswood Room
    12:20 PM  -  1:15 PM
    The CODE EMS Conference Luncheon
    Zambezi - Nile Rooms
    Join us for todays CODE EMS Conference luncheon, immediately following lunch will be our Keynote Speaker Sgt. Robert Bemis, PA State Police (Ret), proudly sponsored by Penn State St. Joseph Campus.
     Optional 
    1:15 PM  -  3:15 PM
    DMIST & The New PA Protocols
    Commonwealth Health Exhibit Space
    DMIST, as identified in the PA EMS Protocols, 'Give EMS 30 seconds, they'll tell you everything you need to know'. This brief educational overview of the DMIST campaign will be hosted in the Exhibit Hall at the Commonwealth Health Exhibit Space. Continuing Education will be available.
    1:15 PM  -  3:15 PM
    Exhibition Hall Open To Public
    Exhibition Hall
    Unable to join us for the entire CODE EMS Conference, we welcome our friends and partners from the emergency services to join us during this 'Open to the Public time from for our exhibition hall. Visit our Exhibition Hall and almost 50 vendors with the latest technology and services available to our EMS Professionals
    1:15 PM  -  2:15 PM
    Forged in Scars & Stripes - Sponsored By Penn State - Health St. Joseph Campus
    Zambezi - Nile Rooms
    On March 27, 2015, State Police Sergeant Robert Bemis’s life changed forever. He was on his way home to Dauphin County from a training session in Wilkes-Barre. Bemis saw a vehicle fire on the side of Interstate 81 South near Frackville, so he stopped to help. "We swear through our call of honor that we will be in service of anyone who would be in danger or distress and that's what brought me to the side of the road that day,” he said. While Bemis was on the side of the interstate trying to help, a driver lost control slamming into Bemis's vehicle which in turn hit him. Critically injured, he was flown to a hospital with a broken spine and other bones. Sergeant Bemis has had multiple surgeries and months and months of rehab and physical therapy. He uses leg braces and crutches to get around and he has vision loss in one eye. "You have to get up, and continue to persevere every day just to try to make the next day better." Bemis returned to his job as a supervisor and instructor at the Pennsylvania State Police Academy in Hershey.
    Speakers:
    2:20 PM  -  3:20 PM
    Aircraft Down - MCI Experience
    Lion Reach Mobile Training Center
    Aircraft Down, are you prepared for this or any other multi victim incident? This interactive session will offer attendees the opportunity to utilize your triage skills in a controlled setting with a real world feel. Engage in triage and treatment or fill the role of the EMS Command structure. Class size is limited for the best experience possible.
     Optional 
    2:20 PM  -  3:20 PM
    Dealing with the Alcoholic Patient
    Rosewood Room
    Speakers:
    2:20 PM  -  3:20 PM
    Injury Stabilization When Resources are Limited
    Ironwood Room
    “Injury Stabilization When Resources are Limited” A review of common (and uncommon) hiking and camping injuries with a discussion of some innovative ways to stabilize these injuries when help is not immediately available
    2:20 PM  -  3:20 PM
    The transfer of interfacility emergencies: what I wish I knew
    Sagewood Room
    There's no doubt that interfacility transportation has been given a bad name, yet it remains a substantial part of what we do as EMS providers. In this discussion, we will explore the exciting world of interfacility emergencies, what happens when things go wrong, and what I wish I knew.
    2:20 PM  -  3:20 PM
    The Weight of it All: Surviving Vicarious Trauma
    Aloeswood Room
    Speakers:
    3:20 PM  -  4:20 PM
    DMIST & The New PA Protocols
    Commonwealth Health Exhibit Space
    DMIST, as identified in the PA EMS Protocols, 'Give EMS 30 seconds, they'll tell you everything you need to know'. This brief educational overview of the DMIST campaign will be hosted in the Exhibit Hall at the Commonwealth Health Exhibit Space. Continuing Education will be available.
    3:20 PM  -  4:20 PM
    Exhibition Hall Open
    Exhibition Hall
    Visit our Exhibition Hall and almost 50 vendors with the latest technology and services available to our EMS Professionals
    4:20 PM  -  5:20 PM
    Aircraft Down - MCI Experience
    Lion Reach Mobile Training Center
    Aircraft Down, are you prepared for this or any other multi victim incident? This interactive session will offer attendees the opportunity to utilize your triage skills in a controlled setting with a real world feel. Engage in triage and treatment or fill the role of the EMS Command structure. Class size is limited for the best experience possible.
     Optional 
    4:20 PM  -  5:20 PM
    Municipal Relationships
    Sagewood Room
    EMS leaders must assure that their local elected officials are educated on the escalating nationwide EMS staffing and financial crisis. The seminar will provide best practice recommendations on to approach and discuss these important issues with local elected officials.
    Speakers:
    4:20 PM  -  5:20 PM
    One on the Lighter Side
    Aloeswood Room
    Speakers:
    4:20 PM  -  5:20 PM
    Special Children with Special Needs
    Rosewood Room
    Pediatric emergencies are scary enough! When we get called to child with special needs, our anxiety as field practitioners is pushed to the max! This presentation will help EMS providers develop treatment strategies when caring for children with special needs.
    Speakers:
    4:20 PM  -  5:20 PM
    Venom & Fire
    Ironwood Room
    Learn about snakes, exposures and treatments. Also, take a deep dive into cyanide exposures, treatment and how to make its antidote!
    Speakers:
    5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM
    Tower Health Social Event
    Exhibition Hall
    Join us in the Exhibition Hall as Tower Health proudly sponsors this evenings social event. Join us for food, drink and the opportunity to thank Tower Health for their continued support of the EMS Community
     Optional 
  • Thursday, October 10, 2019
  •  
    7:00 AM  -  7:45 AM
    CODE EMS Conference Breakfast
    Zambezi - Nile Rooms
    The CODE EMS Conference proudly sponsors todays breakfast as we enter day two of Pennsylvania's premier EMS Conference
     Optional 
    8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM
    Bariatric Surgery, Complications, and Care in the Clinical setting
    Aloeswood Room
    Visiting the other side of patient care, from the provider to being the receiver, is a powerful experience. Many of the lessons learned can be applied to any EMS practice.
    8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM
    Cardiac A&P, 12 Leads & Pharmadynamics
    Sagewood Room
    Speakers:
    8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM
    IEDs, EFPs and Other Explosives
    Rosewood Room
    Speakers:
    8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM
    Shock: The Solution to Perfusion Confusion
    Ironwood Room
    This session will review the definition and pathophysiology of the various etiologies of Shock, and provide up to date management guidelines. We will also review the evidence behind management and the PA Department of Health EMS protocols
    Speakers:
    9:15 AM  -  11:15 AM
    Air Medical Operations For EMS
    Lion Reach Mobile Training Center
    Speakers:
     Optional  Closed 
    9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
    Culture Triage: Evaluating the Health of Yourself and Your Agency
    Aloeswood Room
    Speakers:
    9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
    Dr. Musso Tower Health Topic Pending
    Sagewood Room
    Speakers:
    9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
    Man in a Machine
    Rosewood Room
    Speakers:
    9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
    Things That Go Pop In the Night
    Ironwood Room
    Speakers:
    10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM
    DMIST & The New PA Protocols
    Commonwealth Health Exhibit Space
    DMIST, as identified in the PA EMS Protocols, 'Give EMS 30 seconds, they'll tell you everything you need to know'. This brief educational overview of the DMIST campaign will be hosted in the Exhibit Hall at the Commonwealth Health Exhibit Space. Continuing Education will be available.
    10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM
    Exhibition Hall Open
    Exhibition Hall
    11:15 AM  -  12:15 PM
    Diving into the complexities of Water Rescues
    Rosewood Room
    Dr. Jaslow will discuss a summary of three scientific abstracts on swiftwater rescue that he presented at the 2019 WADEM Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine in Brisbane, Australia. These include a new concept of operations along with requisite strategy and tactics to use high water vehicles to rescue victims trapped in vehicles on flooded roadways, how these high water vehicles should be designed and implementation of a medical screening exam for swiftwater rescue victims to determine if they require EMS transport to a hospital. Water rescue happens in PA--don't miss this lecture!
    Speakers:
    11:15 AM  -  12:15 PM
    Pelvic Fractures, Beyond The Binder
    Ironwood Room
    Speakers:
    11:15 AM  -  12:15 PM
    Resilience
    Sagewood Room
    I will share with the audience my own journey with trauma after having been hit by a train in 1994. I will also discuss my experiences in health care and my own personal experiences with compassion fatigue. I will discuss in depth both burnout and compassion fatigue in order to increase recognition of both in others as well as promote self awareness and reflection.
    Speakers:
    11:15 AM  -  12:15 PM
    St. Luke's University Health Network - Topic Pending
    Aloeswood Room
    12:15 PM  -  1:15 PM
    CODE EMS Conference Luncheon
    Zambezi - Nile Rooms
    Join us for todays luncheon and immediately following our Keynote session, proudly presented by our Platinum Sponsor, Tower Health
     Optional 
    1:15 PM  -  2:15 PM
    What Am I? Building Bridges to Resolve the EMS Identity Crisis
    Zambezi - Nile Rooms
    EMS provides perform a wide array of functions and play various roles. Public safety responders, health care providers, emergency vehicle operator (ambulance driver). Why do we feel like we struggle to gain the respect of other disciplines? This session will sort through our own perceptions and perceived roles in the communities we serve. Seeking clarity on how we perceive ourselves, how our communities perceive us, and how this creates confusion, burnout, safety, and the quality of EMS that we provide. This session will build a necessary foundation for effective performance improvement as well as system sustainability and individual provider resiliency.
    2:15 PM  -  3:00 PM
    DMIST & The New PA Protocols
    Commonwealth Health Exhibit Space
    DMIST, as identified in the PA EMS Protocols, 'Give EMS 30 seconds, they'll tell you everything you need to know'. This brief educational overview of the DMIST campaign will be hosted in the Exhibit Hall at the Commonwealth Health Exhibit Space. Continuing Education will be available.
    3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Air Medical Operations For Emergency Medical Services
    Lion Reach Mobile Training Center
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Case study: Field Amputation in the Setting of Complex Vehicle Rescue
    Rosewood Room
    Case study: Field Amputation in the Setting of Complex Vehicle Rescue. This case study, delivered by an EMS Physician, will present in detail the entirety of a three-hour incident in which a field amputation saved the life of a truck driver entrapped after a crash on the Northeast Extension of the PA Turnpike in May, 2014. The presentation will include a news media report about the incident, high resolution photography of the entire incident including the amputation immediately after it was performed, the CAD printout detailing assigned apparatus and communications details, and the complete trip sheet including the supplemental documentation of the EMS physician.
    Speakers:
    3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Disaster Mitigation, Why are We Doing Things Wrong
    Ironwood Room
    Speakers:
    3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
    EMSVO Continuing Education
    Ebony Board Room
    Need Continuing Education Credits specific to your EMSVO certification, join us for this program in the Ebony Board Room
    Speakers:
    3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
    St. Luke's University Health Network - Topic Pending
    Aloeswood Room
    3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Tower Health Educational Session Pending
    Sagewood Room
    Speakers:
    4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM
    Compassion Burn-Out and Stigma
    Rosewood Room
    The heroin and opioid epidemic has put a huge strain on healthcare providers, first responders and resources. EMS personnel have been especially impacted by the increase in drug overdose calls. Compassion burn-out can affect both your work and personal lives; recognizing and finding ways to cope with it are important. In this session you will learn: how to recognize signs of compassion fatigue; how stigma affects the way we treat people in crisis; and tips for taking care of yourself in order to continue to provide care for members of your community.
    Speakers:
    4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM
    EMSVO Con-Ed Session
    Ebony Board Room
    Need Continuing Education Credits specific to your EMSVO certification, join us for this program in the Ebony Board Room
    Speakers:
    4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM
    Now that You're in Charge, How To Change Your EMS Organization
    Ironwood Room
    Speakers:
    4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM
    Tech Rescue Awareness For EMS
    Aloeswood
    4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM
    Tower Health - Topic Pending
    Sagewood Room
    Speakers:
    9:00 PM  -  11:00 PM
    Fireside Social Gathering Sponsored by Service Electric Cable TV
    Zambezi - Nile Rooms
    Join us for Food, Fun, Music, Karaoke and just a great time, sponsored by Service Electric Cable TV and Communications. Proud partners with the Emergency Services Community
     Optional 
  • Friday, October 11, 2019
  •  
    9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM
    Your Kid Has What?!?!
    Salon A
    A look at pediatric EMS calls in a anti-vaccination environment
    Speakers:
    10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM
    How The Brits Do It! What I Learned from London Air Ambulance
    Salon A
    A review of the London Helicopter EMS (HEMS) service, operationally how the US and Great Britain function. Review Policies & SOPs Approach to the patient care regiments Training and use of practical scenarios Concept of situational awareness... the need to minimize bandwidth
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM
    Educational Session Pending
    Salon A
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