Provo “SUMMIT” Presenters
2018 Sneak Preview of Presenters
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Mike Barnum, MD, FACEP
Mike Barnum, MD, FACEP is an Emergency Physician practicing in Las Vegas since 2003. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Services. Dr. Barnum attended Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at UC Davis in Sacramento. For over 27 years he has developed and instructed medical and rescue curricula. He is a past president of the Nevada chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He is Medical Director of AMR Ambulance in Las Vegas as well Assistant Director of Emergency Medicine at Valley Hospital Medical Center. He is Medical Director of the NCTI Paramedic Training program where he lectures regularly. He has a background in firefighting and was a fire department training officer. He worked as an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) in both field and Emergency Department positions. He holds certificates in Swift Water Rescue and Vertical Rescue. Mike is also a pilot and Eagle Scout.
- KEYNOTE: Lessons Learned – The 1 October 2017 Music Festival Tragedy in Las Vegas
- EMS and Evidence-Based Medicine
- Industrial Accidents – An Ounce of Preparation
- The Opioid Crisis and EMS – Beyond Narcan
Dan Batsie, Chief of EMS
Vermont Department of Health Dan Batsie is the Chief of Emergency Medical Services for the Vermont Department of Health. He has been a paramedic in New York, Maine and now Vermont for more than 28 years. Prior to working in Vermont, he was a regional education coordinator for the State of Maine and administered the paramedic programs for Eastern Maine and Kennebec Valley Community Colleges. He has authored two EMS textbooks and is currently working on his third.
- Fentanyl Fact & Fiction – The Rise of America’s Narcotic Crisis
- Blood & Guts – An EMT’s Guide to Recognizing and Treating Gastrointestinal Bleeding
- Toxicology and the EMT – What Every EMT Should Know About Toxicological Emergencies
- Blast Injuries and Explosive Trauma
- Acute Coronary Care for the Non-Medic
Ken Bouvier, NREMT-P, Deputy Chief of Operations, New Orleans EMS; NAEMT President 2004-2006
Ken Bouvier, (Boo-V-A) is a true Louisiana Cajun from New Orleans, LA, and has been actively involved in EMS since 1975 and is recognized both nationally and internationally as a professional speaker in the EMS profession.
Bouvier is a Nationally Registered EMT-Paramedic and serves as the Deputy Chief of Operations for New Orleans EMS. Chief Bouvier serves as the EMS Commander for most major events including Mardi Gras and previous Super Bowls in New Orleans. Chief Bouvier assumed command of New Orleans EMS and Mutual Aid Ambulances days following Hurricane Katrina. Chief Bouvier also is responsible for managing the cast and sometimes appears on the A&E Television show Nightwatch.
Chief Bouvier retired as an Industrial Fire Chief after serving 37 years, and served as President of the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) from 2004–2006. In 1989 he received the Robert E. Motley National EMT of the Year Award and in 2008 he received the prestigious Rocco V. Morando EMS Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2012, Chief Bouvier and New Orleans EMS received the Dick Ferneau EMS Paid Service of the Year Award.
Chief Bouvier is an active member of the Louisiana Association of Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technicians and a past president of the New Orleans EMT Association.
Chief Bouvier has an extensive educational background in emergency response that spans over three decades. He holds certifications from Louisiana State University, Texas A&M University, Florida State Fire College, Louisiana State Police Academy and the National Fire Academy.
Chief Bouvier is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of EMS World Magazine for 20 years and has written articles for EMS & Fire Service publications, made written contributions to 11 EMS textbooks and is the author of several video training tapes.
- Tragedies – World Disasters Over 40 Years
- Treating Firefighters’ Injuries
- Rodeo Injuries – How to Fix a Broken Cowboy
- Household Hazardous Materials – What’s Under Your Kitchen Sink?
- Seatbelt Injuries
Justin Capaul, 2nd Due, LLC
2nd Due Training is here to provide quality training to Departments seeking to increase their readiness and effectiveness on the fire ground. Our skilled instructors work with you to provide the training you need! We hope, that through 2nd Due’s training – firefighters can do their jobs emphasizing firefighter safety and protection. This unique group of firefighters and administrators come in as a team to assist others. 2nd Due has worked with over 200 fire departments impacting over 1,000 firefighters.
Justin is a Captain and EMT-I with Kootenai County Fire and Rescue and an Idaho State Advocate for the Everyone Goes Home campaign through the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. He has an Associate’s degree in Fire Science and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Justin has been in the Fire Service for 18 years and was the technical rescue team training coordinator for KCFR and teaches RIT, ROAM, FFI, FFII, and PICO for the State of Idaho.
- Precon: Trapped!
Jason Dush, FF/EMT-P, FP-C, TEMS
Jason serves as the EMS Manager for the Texas Department of Public Safety, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Office of the Chief of Staff. Prior to working for DPS, he was the Chief Operating Officer for MedicOne Medical Response, which is a national ambulance transport company where he was previously the National Vice President of Clinical Services. He previously worked as full-time Firefighter Paramedic for the Arlington Fire Department for 10 years where he also served as the EMS Clinical Coordinator for three years. Jason’s resume includes 22 years of paid EMS/Fire with two different large metropolitan departments and 13 years as a Critical Care flight paramedic. Jason has been an active commissioned police officer and Tactical Paramedic since 1997, currently commissioned as a sheriff deputy in Williamson County, TX. Jason is passionate about EMS education and is a known speaker locally and nationally over the last 14 years for bringing a sense of humor, passion, energy, leadership, and practical experience to his audience.
- KEYNOTE: Surviving the Perfect Storm – Public Safety Approach to Mass Disasters
- Curbside to Bedside – Pediatric Trauma Case Studies
- Man vs. Machine – ATV Trauma Case Studies
- The Golden Hour – STEMI and Stroke
- Street Sense – Protecting Yourself While Saving Your Patient
- The Elephant in the Room – When Medical Errors Go Bad
Ricky Hardman, EMT-B, FF, Engineer (retired), Provo City Fire Department
Ricky Hardman is a retired EMT/Firefighter/Engineer from the Provo City Fire Department after giving over 30 years of service. He works part-time at the Utah State Fire Academy. He enjoys traveling and spending time with family in Alaska. When he is not traveling, he is enjoying retirement and tinkering around in his shop.
- Precon: Rescue Task Force
Keith Karren, PhD, EMT – Professor Emeritus, Health Science, BYU
Keith J. Karren, PhD, EMT, is a professor emeritus of Health Science and Prehospital Emergency Care. He is the co-author of the widely used Prehospital Emergency Care text, Brady, 10th edition, and First Responder, a Skills Approach, Brady, 7th edition, plus other publications in Health and Wellness.
Dr. Karren is the recipient of numerous “Excellence in Teaching” and EMS education awards and has been involved in Prehospital Emergency Care education for four decades.
Most notably, Dr. Karren is the co-founder of this Prehospital Emergency Care Conference that was founded in 1976 and was the conference director for 31 years.
- Mind Body Spirit: The Triple Bond of Optimal Wellness
- The Powerful Effect of Emotions on Health and Wellness
Dan Limmer, Paramedic, I/C, Police Officer, EMS Educator and Author; Lecturer, EMS Degree Program at Central Washington University; Cofounder Limmer Creative, LL
Daniel Limmer is a paramedic and police officer who has been involved in EMS and Law Enforcement for more than 38 years. He is a Lecturer in the EMS degree program at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA and an EMS instructor/coordinator in Maine. Dan speaks at EMS conferences around the world. He is a co-author of several textbooks including Emergency Care, EMR Complete, the education standards Transition Series for EMT, AEMT and Paramedic, and EMPACT. He develops smart phone and web-based review apps for the emergency service fields through his company, Limmer Creative LLC.
- KEYNOTE: When the Grim Reaper Wins – An EMS Provider’s Approach to Death and Dignity
- Precon: Taking the EMS Classroom from Drag to Dynamic
- Five Ways to Save Your Volunteer EMS Organization
- Life Savers Anonymous
- Seven Things I Wasn’t Taught in My EMT Class
Elle Martin, EMT-I, Sgt., LEO, Brigham Young University, Conference Director, EMS Associates
Elle Martin has been in law enforcement since 2005 and currently is a Sergeant at Brigham Young University over Crime Prevention. She has a passion in teaching the prevention of domestic violence and sexual assault. She became involved with EMS Associates in 1996 where she worked closely with the Dr. Keith J. Karren and the late Dr. Keith R. Hooker, MD, and Dr. Brent Q. Hafen, the original conference founders. Elle is the Conference Director for EMS Associates and works closely with her business partner, Dr. Doug Murdock, MD. She has 6 grandkids who are the love of her life.
- Precon: Rescue Task Force
Travis Martin, EMT-P, Firefighter
Travis Martin is an 18-year veteran of both urban and rural Fire and Emergency Services. He is a career Paramedic/Firefighter in Reading Pennsylvania. He is a Pennsylvania State Fire Academy Instructor and an Instructor with the Penn State University PA rescue program. He has been teaching patient-oriented rescue for the last 14 years
- Crushing Issues in Trauma
- The Insider’s Perspective
- Breathing in that Farm Fresh Country Air
James Miguel, Chief, Provo City Fire Department
Chief James Miguel was born and raised in Northern California. He spent 32 years in the California fire service, the last 13 as Fire Chief. He served as fire chief for the California cities of Livermore, Pleasanton and Modesto. He was the president of Alameda County Fire Chiefs Association and the Legislative Director for the California Fire Chiefs Association. His education includes receiving a master’s degree in Executive Leadership and a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Administration. He has taught leadership principles across the country. Chief Miguel earned his Executive Fire Officer designation from the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Chief Miguel is no stranger to Provo or Utah County. He has three sons, a daughter and extended family that live in the area. His wife, Susan Miguel, was born and raised in Provo. Miguel and his wife have a combined family of 11 children and 14 grandchildren
- KEYNOTE: Ensuring an Ethical Organization
- Leading with Organization Respect
Joe Mistovich, MEd, NRP, Chair and Professor, Department of Health Professions, Youngstown State University
Joseph J. Mistovich is the chairperson of the Department of Health Professions and a Professor at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio. He has more than 36 years of experience as an educator in emergency medical services and multidisciplinary health care. He is currently completing his 23rd year as chairperson of the Department of Health Professions and 34th year as a professor in the same department. He is the past recipient of the Watson Award, Chairperson Leadership Award, and two Distinguished Professorship Awards in Teaching, a Distinguished Professorship Award in Research and Scholarship, and a Chairperson Award for Excellence in Scholarship. He received a Master of Education degree from Kent State University, a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science degree in Allied Health and an Associate in Applied Science degree in Emergency Medical Services from Youngstown State University. He has authored 15 EMS textbooks and more than 50 EMS journal articles. He is a frequent speaker at state and national EMS clinical and education conferences. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP) which is the national accrediting committee for EMS programs. He has also served on numerous National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) committees related to Department of Transportation national curriculum revision and education standards, and on the National Registry of EMTs examination projects.
- KEYNOTE: Clinical Insights – Making Your Assessment More Accurate
- Chest Trauma Differential Diagnosis
- Assessment & Management of Head Injury
- Incomplete Spinal Cord Injuries and Spinal Motion Restriction
- Diabetic Emergencies – Pathophysiology, Assessment and Management
- Seizures – More than a Convulsion
Doug Murdock, MD, FACEP, EMT-IA
Dr. Murdock began his medical career as an EMT in 1985, running full time with Wasatch County EMS for over 25 years. BYU afforded him the opportunity of graduating in nursing. He was then off to medical school at the U of U, and finally a residency program in EM at Michigan State University. He is currently board certified in Emergency Medicine. EMS has been his driving force and continues to be his passion. He is currently working in the EDs at Utah Valley Hospital and Orem Community Hospital. He serves the EMS community as much as he can, overseeing six EMS agencies, the TERT team (join!) and the Utah County S&R medical crew. He is well known for defending EMS agencies that are threatened with politically motivated takeover attempts. He has attended the EMS Associates conference since 1985, and now has a chance to share EMS education with as many as will attend. Outside of EMS, he spends his time with his AWESOME family and loves to be outdoors (which helps him improve his ability to teach wilderness medicine and wilderness survival). Elle and he have a passion for EMS and they hope it shows.
Eric J. Rickenbach
Eric J. Rickenbach is a 35+-year veteran of the emergency services from Berks County, PA. He has been a vehicle and machinery extrication instructor for over 20 years and serves as a senior instructor for the Penn State Agricultural Rescue Training program. Eric conducts hundreds of hours of training each year and he has traveled both nationally and internationally to teach. In addition, he serves on several state and national committees related to vehicle and machinery rescue.
- KEYNOTE: Some Bad Places to Be in (on the Farm)
- Are We Really on the Same Page?
- Good Tractors Are Red – Bad Tractors Are Green
- Farmers and EMS Providers – Cut from the Same Cloth
- Not Your Grandparents’ Automobile
Ed West, MD, FACEP
Dr. Ed West did his undergraduate work at Murray State University, Murray, KY, and received his degree in 1970; he received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN, in 1973 followed by surgery postgraduate work. He worked in Emergency Medicine from 1977 to 2015, and has been doing Urgent Care work since then. He has been Board Certified in EM since 1985.
He started teaching EMT-3 classes in 1977, did so for eight years, then became Medical Director of the paramedic program at Santa Rosa Junior College for 14 years—a highly regarded program with near 100% placement.
He has been Chair of Emergency Medicine Department, Medical Director of Emergency Medicine, Chief of Staff and about to be Chief of Staff again beginning July 2018. He has been involved in Credentialing, Well-Being, Quality Monitoring, and Improvement at their Level II Trauma facility.
He has been part of the Disaster Planning team for many years, including planning and execution drills, and county and state disaster meetings. He is a former member of CA-6 DMAT – Federal disaster response team. Ed completed HICS as part of local disaster preparedness and completed ICS thru DMAT thru multiple levels.
- KEYNOTE: Hospital Incident Command System and EMS – Working Together During the California Fires
- Emergency Evacuations – Preparing for the Worst
- Smoke Inhalation – Affects to Humans and Animals
- PTSD – Rebuilding Lives of Survivors of the California Fires
Justin Young II, NREMT-P, Firefighter/Investigator, SWAT – Joint Special Operations Group – Master Operator/Paramedic
Justin Young is honored to have been asked to present at the 2018 conference. He will be covering several topics that he is passionate about – Active Shooter: Rescue Task Force (RTF) Concepts & Response.
Justin has been involved in EMS for close to 25 years with a 15-year background in firefighting and 15 years in law enforcement. Justin currently works as a Firefighter/Paramedic for the West Jordan Fire Department in Utah and is an Operator/Paramedic for his municipality and state SWAT teams. He also has been involved in the development, training and implementation of EMS responses to Active Shooter Events in the State of Utah.
Justin enjoys training and teaching as well as continuing to learn himself. He hopes to instill a higher sense of provider awareness and safety that transcends rushing past, “BSI – is the scene safe?” while providing a solid foundation for combining medicine and tactics as we go into unknown situations.
- Precon: Rescue Task Force