Pennsylvania's Annual EMS Conference 2017

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Conference Schedule

 Continuing Education Credits will be requested from the Pennsylvania Department of Health for both EMS and Nursing professionals.  Nursing con-ed may not be available for management track courses.

Please note: This schedule is tentative and is subject to change based upon instructor availability and course registration.  Updated: 09/11/2017

-  The State EMS Awards will be delivered Thursday during the luncheon
-  Wednesday preconference pricing as noted in schedule
-  One Day Registration, Thursday OR Friday: $100
-  Two Day Registration, Thursday AND Friday: $175
-  CPR Renewal Add-On is available again this year -- Online must be completed BEFORE the conference

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Time (24 hr) Preconference Session Cost  CEU's
8:00-12:00 Mergers & Consolidations:
Everything you need to know
$50 4 other
8:00-12:00 Basic & Advanced Airway Management $50  4 M/T
9:00-17:00 Pediatric Skills Pig Lab by Pedi-Ed-Trics $200  8 M/T
13:00-17:00 Injury considerations for police-involved incidents $50  pending
13:00-17:00 Safe Transport of Children in Ambulances:
A Hands-On Workshop
$50 4 M/T 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Note: Breakfast will be provided.

Time (24 hr) Session Presenter  CEU's
7:45 – 8:40 It Hurts When I Breathe: Common Chest Injuries Tim Hillier, MA, ACP  1 M/T
EMS Patient Tracking: The Role of EMS in Connecting the Dots Travis Woodyard, MSEM, EMT-P  1 M/T
The Old, New Again Technology: Tourniquets Jason Tartalone, NRP  1 M/T
8:50 – 9:45 Stroke & Telemedicine:
iPads in the ED & Ambulance
Dr. Ankit Shah, MD  1 M/T
Street Drugs: 2017 Update Alex Wilson, EMT  1 M/T
When Mr. Yuk Meets Mr. Bubble:
A Primer on Pediatric Decontamination
Joyce Foresman-Capuzzi, RN, MSN  1 M/T
9:55 – 10:50 Ketamine for the Prehospital Provider:
Excited Delirium & Beyond
Dr. Ben Usatch, MD 1 M/T 
The Art of Splinting Jason Tartalone, NRP 1 M/T 
Mechanical CPR: The Rise of the Machines? Dr. Chadd Nesbit, MD  1 M/T
11:00 – 12:00 I Can’t Believe You Said That! Tim Hillier, MA, ACP 1 M/T 
12:00 – 13:30 Pennsylvania State EMS Awards Luncheon
13:30 – 14:25 End Tidal Capnography:
Misunderstood & Underutilized
Dr. John Karduck, MD  1 M/T
You are Not Dead Until You are Warm & Dead:
A Case Review
Dr. Gerald Coleman, DO  1 M/T
The Hemorrhaging Continues Cathleen Vandenbraak, BSN, MBA, MHA  1 M/T
14:35 – 15:30 The Golden Years Tim Hillier, MA, ACP  1 M/T
*NEW* Smash Course:
1. Kiddo Quizzo
2. Naughty Neonates
Joyce Foresman-Capuzzi, RN, MSN  1 M/T
Managing Limb Entrapments Alex Wilson, EMT  1 M/T
 15:30 – 16:05  Afternoon Break with Vendors
16:05 – 17:00 Sudden Cardiac Arrest:
Luck is Not a Strategy for Success
Frank Poliafico, RN  1 M/T
Stop the Drops! Reducing Patient Handling Incidents Justin Eberly, BS, EMT  1 other
EMSVO update VFIS  1 other
 Dept. of Health BEMS Update Bureau of EMS staff   1 other
 17:00 – 18:00  Evening Break with Vendors
Friday, September 22, 2017
Note: Breakfast will be provided.

Time (24 hr) Session Presenter  CEU's
7:45 – 8:40             Lights & Siren Use by EMS: Above All, Do No Harm Dr. Douglas Kupas, MD, EMT-P, FAEMS
1 other 
Starting From Scratch:
Designing & Implementing a QA Program
James Dlutowski, NRP 1 other 
Sorting It All Out: Field Triage Tim Hillier, MA, ACP  1 M/T
8:50 – 9:45 All Politics is Local:
Municipal Partnerships & Funding
Bob Hotchkiss, BA, NRP  1 other
Excited Delirium Dr. Michael Reihart, DO  1 M/T
Pediatric Burns: “The Hot Stuff” David Seastrom, RN, BSN  1 M/T
9:45 - 10:15 Morning Break with Vendors
10:15 – 11:10 Rural Trauma: You’re Still in Kansas Toto! David Seastrom, RN, BSN  1 M/T
Customer Service: Nobody Raves About Average Jeff Kelly, BS, NRP  1 M/T
Crashing Patients: Respiratory & Shock Modules James Dlutowski, NRP  1 M/T
11:20 – 12:15 Using Data in EMS Operations Ted Fessides, BS, EMT-P Teak Baker, EMT-P  1 other
Human Trafficking 101 for Medical Responders Kathy Robinson, RN, FAEN  1 other

                 "Dirt Balls", "Frequent Flyers" and, "Taxi Runs" - The Benefits of Changing Your Perspective

Dave Bradley, BS, NRP  1/2 M/T 1/2 other
12:15 - 13:15 Lunch with Vendors
*AHA Mission Lifeline agencies will be recognized*
12:50 - 14:10 Difficult Conversations:
Suicide Awareness in Public Safety
Karen Glass, Jen Swab, & Sheila Roth 1.5 M/T 
13:15 – 14:10 Stupid Kid Tricks: Pills, Spills, & Thrills David Seastrom, RN, BSN  1 M/T
There’s a Hole in the Bucket Ken Davidson, BS, EMT-P, TP-C  1 other
Trauma Centers:
What Every EMS Provider Needs to Know
Dave Bradley, BS, NRP  1 other
14:20 – 15:15 Introduction to Ventilator Management Jeremy Patton, CCP  1 M/T
Just Another Drunk Tim Hillier, MA, ACP  1 M/T
Time to Get Serious Toto:
We Aren’t in Kansas Anymore
Kathy Robinson, RN, FAEN  1 M/T
15:25 – 16:30 RACE: Advancing Prehospital Stroke Assessment & Triage Giuliana Labella & James Gretz  1 M/T
Seizure Management Ellen Baca, BA  1 M/T


Contact Information

  • Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council
    600 Wilson Lane, Suite 101
    Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
    Phone: (717) 795-0740

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