For the seventh year, EIRMC is pleased to host the EMS Continuing Education Conference. Conference attendees will enjoy a morning of dynamic keynote presentations, and an afternoon of specialized breakout sessions! Keynote and breakout sessions are designed to support CEU requirements for AEMTs, EMTs EMRs and Paramedics. As a thank you to all the first responders and paramedics, this conference is free to all attending.

2018 EMS Conference

March 10th, 2018
7:00 - 7:45 Registration and Vendor Fair
8:00 - 4:30 General Sessions, Lunch, and Break Out Classes.

Hillcrest High School, Idaho Falls, Idaho

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2018 EMS Conference by EIRMC & AIR Methods
Class Descriptions

GENERAL SESSIONS:

Preparation for Active Shooter Situation

Based on actual recommendations from first responders involved in active shooter situations learn how to prepare yourself, your organization, and your community for high-risk scenarios.

Presented By: Bill Arsenault, Firefighter/Paramedic, EMS-I, EMTP-T, Idaho Falls Fire Dept.
CE Hours: Assessment, Trauma, EMS Systems and Operations

Street Drugs – The Opioid Epidemic

Opiate addiction is taking over the nation and the statistics are alarming – one person overdoses every 10 minutes in the US. Heroin use has increased over 75% in the last four years, designer fentanyl’s are flooding the street and first responders can be at risk on every call.

Presented By: Lynn Riemer, President of ACT of Drugs, Inc. Nationally recognized speaker and subject matter expert.
CE Hours: Pharmacology, Assessment, Special Patient Populations

Mind Madness – The Power of Acceptance

A powerful, first-hand testimony of a young life interrupted by schizophrenia and over severe mental illnesses. Logan will share the power to overcome stigma and suffering in a world of non-acceptance.

Presented By: Logan Zuck, Patient
CE Hours: Life Span Development, Medical, Assessment, Special Patient Populations, Medical Conditions

How to Care for the Mangled Extremity

Learn about the diagnosis, care, and management of mangled extremities, including the proper use of tourniquets.

Presented By: Michael Lemon, D.O., Trauma and General Surgeon
CE Hours: Anatomy & Physiology, Assessment, Trauma

BREAK OUTS: (Choose three)

Perfecting the Upper Extremity Immobilization System

This fun hands-on session will address the challenges of effectively splinting a suspected upper extremity injury. Work in small teams using common basic splinting supplies to build the perfect upper extremity immobilization system.

Presented By: Lance and Cami Taysom
CE Hours: Anatomy & Physiology, Assessment, Trauma

Trauma… Tricks of the Trade

This class prepares you to utilize common EMS tools for more than one purpose. For example, did you know the KED can be used for spinal immobilization, pelvic fractures, leg fractures and pediatric immobilization? Or that a fire hose can be used for sling/swathe?

Presented By: Bill Arsenault, Firefighter/Paramedic, EMS-I, EMTP-T, Idaho Falls Fire Dept.
CE Hours: Trauma

Crucial Role of EMS in Stroke Treatment

Pre-hospital best practices for EMS. A review of the advances in stroke care for large vessel occlusion.

Presented By: Cheri Arnold, RN, Stroke Program Manager
CE Hours: Anatomy & Physiology, Assessment, Medical Conditions

Using the Ventilator - A simple guide to Turning Knobs and the Science Behind Them

Together we’ll learn how this often intimidating tool can help turn your transports into a cake walk. We’ll review common ventilator settings and how you can use them on your next transport. *Geared towards Advanced EMS and Paramedics.*

Presented By: Tyler Weddle, IFFD
CE Hours: Assessment; Airway, Respiration and Ventilation; Airway Management

Basic Airway Management

Hands-on instruction on basic airway management for BLS-certified first responders. This is an opportunity to practice key skill such as oral airway insertion and bag-valve-mask resuscitation.

Presented By: Christy Kunz, Respiratory Therapist, EIRMC Respiratory Therapy Department Manager
CE Hours: Assessment; Airway, Respiration and Ventilation; Airway Management

Compassion Fatigue – A Blessing in Disguise

In her book, Kitchen Table Wisdom, Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen wrote “The expectation that we can be immersed in suffering and loss daily and not be touched by it is as unrealistic as expecting to be able to walk through water without getting wet.” The Compassion Fatigue Continuum will be presented including a discussion of what practitioners can do to not only remain the “eye of the storm” but to rise above the potential personal and professional destruction we all face.

Presented By: Rick Palmer, M.Ed., LPC, BHC Intake & Assessment Coordinator
CE Hours: Special Patient Populations, Assessment

Pediatric Endocrine Emergencies

We will cover a few of the pediatric endocrine emergencies that can be encountered by emergency personnel such as hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia, adrenal crisis, and thyroid storm.

Presented By: Josh Smith, M.D., Pediatric Endocrinologist
CE Hours: Pediatric Assessment and Management, Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Conditions, Special Patient Populations, Pediatrics

Recognizing When a Person is in Crisis

Learn to recognize that a person is in a mental health crisis, identify risk behaviors, and gain skills to help them de-escalate.

Presented By: John Bjornberg, BHC Tech Coordinator
CE Hours: Assessment, Special Patient Populations

New Trends in Substance Abuse

Drug abuse is a major public health problem. The illegal status of the classical recreational substances such as marijuana, cocaine, opioids, and methamphetamine has encouraged users to seek Over the Counter products, newer “designer” drugs and other substances that offer the advantages of being legal, less expensive, and having more desirable pharmacological effects.

Presented By: Lynn Riemer, President of ACT of Drugs, Inc. Nationally recognized speaker and subject matter expert.
CE Hours: Assessment, Special Patient Populations, Pharmacology

EMS Leadership 101

Nuts and bolts of how to be successful in EMS leadership roles. For current or potential EMS leaders who want to learn how to be an effective EMS agency administrator and learn how to manage an EMS training program.

Presented By: Leo Gilbride
CE Hours: EMS Systems and Operations

Pediatric Cardiac Emergencies

Learn how to better address pediatric cardiac emergencies in the field.

Presented By: Christina Leon-Abuchaibe, D.O., Pediatric Cardiologist
CE Hours: Pediatric Assessment and Management, Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Conditions, Special Patient Populations, Pediatrics, Cardiovascular

Child Maltreatment

Learn signs and symptoms to identify child maltreatment.

Presented By: Jamee Talamantez, RN/BSN, EIRMC Director of Pediatrics
CE Hours: Pediatric Assessment and Management, Assessment, Trauma, Pediatrics

ECMO in the Rural Environment

Learn about the importance of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in the field.

Presented By: Scott Needham, M.D., FACS, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon
CE Hours: Assessment, Medical Conditions, Shock and Resuscitations, Cardiovascular


If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Clements. (208)529-6211 or Jessica.Clements3@HCAHealthcare.com.