Program

Read below to see how our multi-day conference is set up.
Day 1
Nov 10 2021
Day 2
Nov 11 2021
Day 3
Nov 12 2021
Day 4
Nov 13 2021

Registration and Check In

Continuing Registration and Check in from 7am-5pm.

PRE-CON: Airway Roundup – Airway Management Skills

This is a four-station event with participants spending 50-55 minutes at each of the following stations: 1.  BVM Basics.  This is a chance to brush up on one of the...
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Gary Sanderson

Orthopedic Emergencies

More information coming soon.
Taylor Kallas

PRE-CON: Airway Roundup – Airway Management Skills

This is a four-station event with participants spending 50-55 minutes at each of the following stations: 1.  BVM Basics.  This is a chance to brush up on one of the...
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Gary Sanderson

Orthopedic Emergencies

More information coming soon.
Taylor Kallas
07:00 - 07:30

Break – Visit Exhibit Hall

Welcome and Introductions

Presentation by the Honor Guard – Provo City Fire Department to start off our Conference.
Doug Murdock, MD
Elle Martin

Keynote: Finding Humor in the Crazy World of EMS – Welcome to the Dark Side

Those working in the field of emergency medicine often have to respond to scenes involving horrific trauma and death, and yet they must not only keep working the remainder of...
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Steve Berry

Keynote: Borderline Bar and Grill Shooting, Hill Fire, and Woolsey Fire – Three Disasters in 24 Hours

Since 2005, the emergency response in Ventura County has been working towards truly integrating the response to acts of violence. In 2010 we developed a workgroup with local law, fire,...
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J. Scott Quirarte

Break – Visit Exhibit Hall

A short intermission to visit our wonderful sponsors in the Exhibit Hall.

Treating Fire Fighters’ Injuries

This session is designed to help responders, fire fighters, EMT’s and paramedics better manage firefighter injuries. Firefighting is one of the world’s most dangerous jobs and accidents in this profession...
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The HOLE STORY – The Implications of Body Piercing

Body piercing has become a common phenomenon in all areas of the country.  Why do people do it and what are the health risks?  Mr. Berry will review some of the ways...
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Steve Berry

BLS Understanding of the Trauma Triad of Death

The provider who can assess, identify and treat a patient while simultaneously preventing the trauma triad of death will be effective in reducing trauma-related morbidity and mortality. This approach to...
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Fire as a Weapon

Fire as a weapon is not new.  Fire and smoke have always been an effective weapon. Fire has become a common occurrence in violent incidents.  When the building or block is burning...
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J. Scott Quirarte

Until All the Pieces Fit

As a pre-hospital care provider, on average, you are seven times more likely to encounter a patient diagnosed with autism.  It is not one condition, but rather a broad range of...
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Christopher Ebright

What’s Up Doc?

 Looney toons are all around us.  Just watch the news.  To make matters worse, new ways to harm ourselves through recreational activities are invading every single day.  The course discusses the most common...
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Rick Howard

Lunch Break

Lunch on Your Own. We invite you to visit the Exhibit Hall.

Canyoneering – Avoiding Accidents and Tragedies

Canyoneering is travelling in canyons using a variety of techniques that may include other outdoor activities such as walking, scrambling, climbing, jumping, abseiling, and swimming.  This lecture will discuss the hazardous...
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Basic Understanding of Diabetes

This session is designed to help Pre-hospital Care Practitioners better understand diabetes and how to properly care for and assist the Diabetic patient. Diabetes refers to a group of diseases...
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K9 Medicine for EMS

This session will cover basic concepts and practices for pre-hospital care of sick and injured K9 in the public safety arena. K9 are used daily for law enforcement searches, search...
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What Research Says in EMS

“What the Research Says” engages providers on current hot button topics and trends in Emergency Medical Services.  The course reviews recently published, peer reviewed literature to help breakdown some of the controversy’s...
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Michael Kaduce

Handtevy Pediatric Management System

Overview of the Handtevy Pediatric Management System. How our brain stores and accesses information from system 1 and system 2 areas. Figuring out medication dosages, equipment sizes, infusions, electrical therapy...
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The Total Package

What is the total package when it comes to providing care for our patients?  Are we doing them any good by reciting all of the alphabet soup in patient care?  This class...
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Rick Howard

Thwacks, Whacks, Cracks, and Smacks

Sports-related concussions are serious, widely prevalent, and often under-reported traumatic brain injuries.  This presentation discusses the pathophysiology and sequelae of concussion as well as proper identification, evaluation and patient management.  Severe, moderate...
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Christopher Ebright

Humpty Dumpty Did What??? Trauma Case Studies

In a case study format, there will be videos and pictures to depict insult of injury patterns as we have group discussion on highlights of patient and scene management priorities.

Prevailing Positives, Prevailing Negatives

Many EMS medical experts call the emergency pre-hospital work environment predictable organized chaos, and 99% of time they are correct – especially for the seasoned veteran who has “seen it all.”   Novel...
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Steve Berry

Public Access Naloxone

Can anyone walk into a pharmacy and receive naloxone?  Should naloxone be as readily available as automated external defibrillators?  Should law enforcement and first responders administer naloxone? After administering naloxone isn’t the...
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Michael Kaduce

For Love and Therapy

These presentations discuss how everything works from Cannabis genetics, extraction methodology, processing but most importantly what are the therapeutic effects of the various cannabinoids and how to dose them appropriately.
Blake Smith

Hey, What About Me? I Want to Talk!

Learning about stress and how it affects the first responder community.  Signs to look for in our peers or family members that may indicate an increase in work related stress.  Learn...
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Puff the Magic Dragon

What will they think of next?  We have people eating Tide pods, we have people drinking bottles of cold syrup, now we have people vaping every kind of substance they can...
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Rick Howard
15:00 - 15:30

Break

Keynote: Response to the Parkland, Florida Shooting

Before, during and after the shooting at the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Timeline of events, successes, failures, lessons learned.
Juan Cardona
07:00 - 08:00

Break

Registration and Check In

Ongoing registration and check in.

Keynote: Motor Vehicle Collisions

At the completion of this session First Responders, EMT’s and Paramedics will have a better understanding of how the body can be injured in a collision.  We will discuss why...
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Ken Bouvier

Blood Drive

Join us for a Red Cross Blood Drive. Date and Time TBD.
10:00 - 10:30

Break

The Booze Challenge

Alcoholism and patients impaired by alcoholic beverages present unique challenges for the EMS provider. This presentation will prepare you to better assess and treat these patients. Learner Objectives: Formulate a...
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David Page

Oh no! O2!

To put it plain and simple…oxygen treatment is killing our patients.  We have thought for years that more is better, but more is killing those we have been put in charge...
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Rick Howard

Mama, Don’t Let Your Kids Grow Up to Be Ambulance Drivers

With of all your educational background, strong parental guidance, and common sense you still entered the field of EMS and despite the availability of mental health counseling and prescription medication you continue...
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Steve Berry

Scene Safety

Every EMT practical exam starts out with a scene safety check.  What does this mean?  What is safe? What are we supposed to be looking for? And what can be done...
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J. Scott Quirarte

Trauma Care

EMS Providers are constantly facing new advancements and treatment protocols in the care of their trauma patients.  This class will focus on treatments for all levels of providers which have been...
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Michael Kaduce

The Role of the Dispatcher in Screening Suspected COVID-19 Patients

Learn how one fire department utilized dispatchers and their ability to conduct a remote patient assessment to identify possible and/or confirmed infected COVID-19 patients. Telemedicine during COVID-19 times. Instructions to...
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Juan Cardona

Wolves in Sheep Clothing

Sepsis is a common clinical syndrome caused by an unchecked inflammatory response to infection. Several diseases closely resemble a septic presentation by mimicking its clinical pathophysiology.  If these various conditions are...
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Christopher Ebright
11:30 - 12:45

Lunch Break

When I Don’t Have Siri, Alexa, or Google

Critical thinking in medicine requires using logic to understand medical problems and make reasonable decisions in patient management. Have you had that patient that stumped you or made you really...
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Service with a Smile

Many psychiatric calls are purely behavioral in nature.  They are often the result of overwhelming and cumulative stressful events.  Most require little more than reassurance and comfort by the health care provider....
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Steve Berry

Master of EKG

The myocardium is fascinating, complicated and amazing! This course lays the groundwork of cardiology theory and provides the skills of applying and interpreting 12-lead electrocardiograph. We will dive into the anatomy...
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HazMat Safety

Every response has the potential to involve a hazardous material.  Whether it’s an accident in the home, an industrial accident, or something illegal such as drug labs or overdose, the risk...
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J. Scott Quirarte

EMS in Florida – Update

What’s happening in The Sunshine State? Learn about how Florida is leading the way with some innovative and outside the box processes in EMS. Learn the latest protocols that Florida...
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Juan Cardona

Two Years Teaching Them to Walk and Talk

Little kids are not small adults.  They require a different kind of mindset to take care of their unique medical problems. In this class, we explore the more common childhood ailments and...
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Rick Howard

Chaos in the Background

Tips, tricks and failures of managing family, bystanders and curb birds on scene.

Homeless, Panhandlers, and Transients

This session will help Prehospital Care Practitioners, Emergency Nurses & Physicians, Respiratory, X-ray and Lab Technicians better recognize the challenges while caring for panhandlers, transients and the homeless. Homelessness has...
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Ken Bouvier

Cardiac Arrest?

This evidence-based session and learn how new research is changing our perspective on ventilation and circulation. Participants will learn how teamwork is essential in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival.  Elements of crew resource...
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David Page

Bleeding Control Made Easy

When I went to EMT school, I had numerous bandages for different types of wounds and that’s all I could use. Not all of my patients met the textbook type...
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Pediatric Triage

Whether an act of violence, natural catastrophe, or motor vehicle pileup, a disaster is the one of the greatest challenges an EMS provider will face. These events overwhelm resources, degrade...
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Michael Kaduce

Ultrasound

Ultrasound technology is not new. And it’s not just jelly on the belly to see if you should buy a pack of pink or blue onesies. US tech saves lives, but...
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Effect of COVID-19 on EMS CPR

A pandemic creates social chaos in many ways.  But what has been the effect of the current pandemic on the performance of CPR in the community and the survival rate of...
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Stretched, Stabbed, and Strangled

Managing injuries to the neck can be both complex and challenging for the pre-hospital provider, as it is the location for many vital structures. Many of these structural injuries carry...
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Christopher Ebright
15:00 - 15:30

Break

Keynote: BLINK!

How is it that you can tell if a patient is sick, or not-sick with one look? Experience alone is not enough. This session explores the link between the subconscious and...
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David Page
07:00 - 08:00

Break – Visit Exhibit Hall

Registration and Check In

Ongoing registration and check in.

Bryce Canyon Chinese Tour Bus Crash

Description coming soon.
Tammy Barton
Ron Harris

You Call That a Sliver?

Did you ever get a sliver under your fingernail, or have you ever stepped on a toothpick?  That really hurts.  This course goes over larger than life slivers that patients have had...
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Rick Howard

Capnography

Capnography is a tool that can help our treatment and help us understand what is going on inside of our patients. In this class we dive headfirst into the physiology...
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Doing What’s Right For Your Patients

Description coming soon.
Doug Murdock, MD
10:00 - 10:30

Break

Heroin

This session is designed to help Prehospital Care Practitioners, Emergency Nurses & Physicians, Respiratory, X-ray and Lab Technicians better understand and manage patients that have fell victim to Heroin use....
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Ken Bouvier

Russian Roulette

Parents do not know that inhalants – cheap, legal and accessible products, are as popular as marijuana. Even fewer know the deadly effects the poisons in these products have on...
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Christopher Ebright

Public Access Naloxone

Can anyone walk into a pharmacy and receive naloxone?  Should naloxone be as readily available as automated external defibrillators?  Should law enforcement and first responders administer naloxone? After administering naloxone isn’t the...
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Michael Kaduce

Frontline Leadership

Since 1775, the United States Military has been making leaders and winning battles. Elemental to that success is, and has been, the non-commissioned officer (NCO) – the backbone of the...
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Fire as a Weapon

Fire as a weapon is not new.  Fire and smoke have always been an effective weapon. Fire has become a common occurrence in violent incidents.  When the building or block is burning...
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J. Scott Quirarte

Pinky and the Really Messed Up Brain

Wow! What will they think of next?  The new drugs are more dangerous and harder for us to treat.  It seems like illicit drug makers are trying to create ways to make...
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Rick Howard

Pain Management

Description coming soon.
Doug Murdock, MD
11:30 - 12:45

Lunch Break

Family First-Aid

Description coming soon. First Aid Class good for the whole family! First responders and their family welcome.
Doug Murdock, MD

Basic Understanding of Diabetes

This session is designed to help Pre-hospital Care Practitioners better understand diabetes and how to properly care for and assist the Diabetic patient. Diabetes refers to a group of diseases...
Read More
Ken Bouvier

The Booze Challenge

Alcoholism and patients impaired by alcoholic beverages present unique challenges for the EMS provider. This presentation will prepare you to better assess and treat these patients. Learner Objectives: Formulate a...
Read More
David Page

Trauma Recognition

This lecture will discuss infield assessment/management of head, chest and abdominal trauma.  How can EMS make a difference prior to emergency room arrival?

Master of EKG

The myocardium is fascinating, complicated and amazing! This course lays the groundwork of cardiology theory and provides the skills of applying and interpreting 12-lead electrocardiograph. We will dive into the anatomy...
Read More

Scene Safety

Every EMT practical exam starts out with a scene safety check.  What does this mean?  What is safe? What are we supposed to be looking for? And what can be done...
Read More
J. Scott Quirarte

South Florida Response to COVID-19

Review of how South Florida fire departments responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. From protocol implementation to infection control, contact tracing, testing, mental health resources, etc.
Juan Cardona

It’s in Our Back Yard

Domestic Terrorism has become a big challenge for public safety and the health care industry facing everything from deadly mass shootings to bombings. Since 9/11, the number of state side...
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All That and a Bag of Chips

Enthusiasm, industriousness, friendliness, and other building blocks are important for great department life.  We need a little dog poop in our lives to learn to be the best leader, teacher, and...
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Rick Howard

I… Can’t… Catch… My… Breath…

Is it wet?  Is it dry?  Simple ways to assess patients who are complaining of difficulty breathing.  From the most reversible cases to the most permanent, this session will give you a new...
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David Page

Tactics for a Successful EMT

Many tactics are deployed to improve outcomes and success in the paramedic classroom. Join Michael Kaduce as they explore how these tactics can be used in your EMT classroom and...
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Michael Kaduce

Shaken, Not Stirred

Seizures are a fairly common medical emergency.  Most are brief and self-limited – typically stopping on their own in less than a few minutes and present a low risk of patient...
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Hey, What About Me? I Want to Talk!

Learning about stress and how it affects the first responder community.  Signs to look for in our peers or family members that may indicate an increase in work-related stress.  Learn other...
Read More

Handtevy Pediatric Management System

Overview of the Handtevy Pediatric Management System. How our brain stores and accesses information from system 1 and system 2 areas. Figuring out medication dosages, equipment sizes, infusions, electrical therapy...
Read More
Juan Cardona

K9 Medicine for EMS

This session will cover basic concepts and practices for pre-hospital care of sick and injured K9 in the public safety arena. K9 are used daily for law enforcement searches, search...
Read More
15:00 - 15:15

Break

Orthopedic Injuries

This lecture will discuss common orthopedic injuries, proper assessment and treatment in the field. Learning objectives:  1. Understand the anatomy and physiology of hemodynamically unstable pelvic ring injuries 2. Understand basic pelvic...
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Jordan Barker