2020 EMS conference sponsored by EIRMC and Air Idaho Rescue

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EIRMC and Air Methods/ Air Idaho  is pleased to host the 2020 EMS Conference.  Attendees will enjoy three keynotes and four breakouts, designed to support education for AEMTs, EMTs EMRs and Paramedics.  

​​February 29, 2020

Taylorview Junior High
350 Castlerock Lane Idaho Falls

7:00am -  8:00am: Check-in and vendor fair
8:00am -  10:00pm: Two keynote presentations
10:30am - 12:30pm: Two break-out sessions
12:30pm- 1:30pm: Free lunch by Firehouse Subs
1:30pm- 3:30pm: Two break-out sessions
3:30pm – 4:30pm: Final keynote presentation

Keynote speakers

FEAR-less emotion management questions and answers

The neurophysiological fear response plays a key role in the development of emotional disorders like anxiety, PTSD, depression, and suicide ideation. FEAR-less Emotion Management is a self-help strategy that uses the acronym F.E.A.R. as a way to understand how the fear response operates in the brain and body, how fear contributes to emotional dysregulation, and strategies you can use to manage emotions.

Presented by Dallas L. Johnson, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist

The art of the pre-hospital exam

Learn from an ER Physician how to perform a comprehensive pre-hospital physical exam for a neuro, cardiovascular and trauma patient.

Presented by Dr. Andy Garrity, Emergency Room Physician at EIRMC.

Trauma review cases

Study actual EIRMC trauma cases to discern if pre-hospital care was appropriate.

Presented by Dr. Michael Lemon

Breakout sessions

Acute coronary syndromes

Review the types of Acute Coronary Syndromes including STEMI, NSTEMI, unstable angina. Will discuss diagnosis and emergent management pearls and pitfalls. Open discussion and Q & A.

Presented by Dr. Rick Latham, Interventional Cardiologist.

Ambulance driving simulator

Improve driving skills and learn more about safety while driving an ambulance in traffic.

Decon in the hot zone

Review of ERG usage and product ID; setting the hot zone; PPE; decon in the hot zone; ambulance ops with a contaminated patient; and transport and decon of AB after the call.

Presented by Rob Hall, Idaho Falls Fire Dept.

Fear-less emotion management questions and answers

Learn further strategies based on FEAR-less Emotion management and ask questions about specific emotional and mental health issues.

Presented by Dallas L. Johnson, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist.

Managing the airway for EMT's

Review of good airway skills and properly bagging the patient.

Presented by Joseph Haberlie.

“On the field” concussion management

Learn concussion protocol on when to transport to an ER, typical timeframe for a concussion to resolve, and co-morbidities that can cause concussion to be more extensive than typical.

Presented by Stephanie Liddle, DPT and Matt Ricci, DPT.

Pediatric endocrine emergencies

We will cover the most common endocrine emergencies in children. We'll discuss how to recognize a possible endocrine emergency, as well as how to stabilize the child and begin treatment.

Presented by Dr. Joshua Smith, Pediatric Endocrinology.

Pediatric/neonatal respiratory assessment and airway management

Focusing on the pediatric/neonatal common respiratory conditions, their anatomy/physiology, assessment, and management ranging from basic assessment to advanced airway management.

Presented by Landon Nistler, Air Idaho.

Pre-hospital care of burned patients

Care for the burned patient in the prehospital setting can be challenging and daunting. From flame burns to electrical and chemical burns, and most everything in between; we will discuss guidelines, algorithms, and strategies that will help standardize and demystify the care of the burned patient.

Presented by Dr. Nicholas Johnson.

Responding to patients of assault and abuse

We will discuss the necessary tools to properly identify, treat and refer patients who are victims of domestic violence and identifying and reporting child abuse.

Presented by Kara Boll NP-C, SANE-A.

Scene management

What’s your first move when you roll onto a large casualty situation? Learn how to quickly assess/ assign triage level. Understand the correct steps to efficiently triage and transfer patients, in a high-stress setting.

Presented by Matt Grayden, Fire & EMS, Grand Teton National Park.

Sick or not sick: The 20 second assessment

Learn the three primary indicators for when things are bad versus when its not so bad. This will also involve case reviews for you to practice your newly acquired mental skills. A highly attended course across numerous state and regional conferences.

Presented by Bill Arsenault, Idaho Falls Fire Department.

Talking to kids in emergency situations

We are all great at taking care of people during emergent situations. However what we say and do can cause stress and anxiety if we don't know how to communicate with children.

Presented by Jamee Talamantez, Director of Pediatrics and PICU.