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 Selection: Not the “Run of the Mill Calls”, Triage – Finding Order Among the Chaos

The Chaos of Trauma can be a real thing.  A million different things happening at once; how can you prioritize them all?  Come and get some good ideas and “tricks...
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Shawn Beardall

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

PRE-CON: Torqued and Twisted

Traumatic orthopedic injuries can frequently be among the most visually disturbing and anxiety provoking encounter’s for both prehospital providers and their patients. They can also commonly present a life or...
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Taylor Kallas

Pre-Con: Industrial Mayhem – Combining Factory Tours and a Little Carnage

Industrial Mayhem – Combining factory tours and a little carnage.  Are you ready for 8-hours of challenges? As an EMS provider, you are constantly being challenged in both patient care and...
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Doug Murdock, MD
Elle Martin

Pre-Con Selection: Not the “Run of the Mill Calls”, Triage – Finding Order Among the Chaos

The Chaos of Trauma can be a real thing.  A million different things happening at once; how can you prioritize them all?  Come and get some good ideas and “tricks...
Read More
Shawn Beardall

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

PRE-CON: Torqued and Twisted

Traumatic orthopedic injuries can frequently be among the most visually disturbing and anxiety provoking encounter’s for both prehospital providers and their patients. They can also commonly present a life or...
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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

Avalanche Emergencies

The Utah Avalanche Center’s mission statement is “Keeping Riders on Top of the Greatest Snow on Earth Rather Than Buried Beneath it”. Let’s face it—We are surrounded by mountains which...
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Craig Gordon

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

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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Ken Bouvier

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

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

What Arrhythmia?

More information coming soon.
Gary Sanderson

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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Ken Bouvier

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

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

Stretched, Stabbed and Strangled – Traumatic Neck Injuries

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

Geriatric Depression and Suicide

Geriatric Depression and Suicide The elderly are more at risk for depression and suicide due to the losses they experience including retirement, the death of a spouse and/or close friends,...
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Steve Berry

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

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...
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Rick Howard
15:00 - 15:30

Break

Keynote: Ketamine! Wonder Drug or Killer Drug. That is the Question

Come learn the ins and outs of Ketamine in a fun interactive style. Objectives: Discuss Ketamine Pharmacology of Indications for use Contraindications of use Establishing guidelines/protocols
Gary Sanderson
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

Keynote: You Call That A Sliver?

Penetrating trauma can be something as minor as getting a staple in your finger to getting a stapler impaled into your gut.  Severity of the injury varies widely depending on...
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Rick Howard

Blood Drive

Join us for a Red Cross Blood Drive. November 12, 2021 from 9am-3pm in the Soldier Creek Room.
10:00 - 10:30

Break

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

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

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

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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Brandon Howard

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

If You Have Ever Said, “O2 Never Hurts Anyone,” You Might Want To Think Again

Come and learn/relearn about the medication Oxygen! Objectives: 1. Discuss O2 use 2. Discussed risk/harm with O2 use 3. Discuss benefits about of O2 use 4. Discuss developing O2 use...
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Gary Sanderson
11:30 - 12:45

Lunch Break

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

Two Years Teaching Them to Walk and Talk

Children are not little adults, but they have opinions, wants, and desires like adults do. You cannot treat them as adult medically, but you surely can talk with them and...
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Rick Howard

EKG STEMI

Interactive class to learn the patterns of a STEMI on EKG. Objectives: 1. Learn normal EKG pattern 2. Learn STEMI patterns 3. Practice Interactive class to learn the patterns of...
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Gary Sanderson

Stop The Bleed

Through our STOP THE BLEED® course, you’ll gain the ability to recognize life-threatening bleeding and intervene effectively. The person next to a bleeding victim may be the one who’s most...
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Tina Dewey

Don’t Push – OB Field Deliveries

Right about REM sleep, at 0200, rural EMS is dispatched to a “woman in labor”.  Upon arrival, your team finds a 30-year-old female complaining of painful contractions, ruptured amniotic membranes,...
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Nicki Darrington

Treating Firefighter 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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Ken Bouvier

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

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

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

START Triage

An interactive and fun review on sorting out your critical patients based on the Start Triage method.
Brandon Howard

Stop The Bleed

Through our STOP THE BLEED® course, you’ll gain the ability to recognize life-threatening bleeding and intervene effectively. The person next to a bleeding victim may be the one who’s most...
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Tina Dewey

Assessment and Management of the Neonate

When it comes to infants in a prehospital setting, it is easy to be intimidated. If that infant is premature, you may feel even more uncomfortable. In this lecture, Amber...
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Amber Coleman
15:00 - 15:30

Break

Good Mourning – Finding Strength in the Tears We Cry

Emergency health care providers are trained to care for and deal with surviving members of a patient who has died, but what of our own losses? Whether it be our...
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Steve Berry
07:00 - 08:00

Break – Visit Exhibit Hall

Registration and Check In

Ongoing registration and check in.

Bryce Canyon Tour Bus

How does a County who relies on Volunteers provide the best care for a bus carrying 30 (non-English speaking) Chinese Nationalist Tourists, plus the bus driver when it crashes near...
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Tammy Barton
Ron Harris

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
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

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

Stop The Bleed

Through our STOP THE BLEED® course, you’ll gain the ability to recognize life-threatening bleeding and intervene effectively. The person next to a bleeding victim may be the one who’s most...
Read More
Tina Dewey
11:30 - 12:45

Lunch Break

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

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?
Lee Trotter

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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Christopher Ebright

Stop The Bleed

Through our STOP THE BLEED® course, you’ll gain the ability to recognize life-threatening bleeding and intervene effectively. The person next to a bleeding victim may be the one who’s most...
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Tina Dewey

You Make The Call

This case-based presentation will walk you through some of the most challenging, REAL EMS calls you can imagine. These puzzling and unique cases will challenge even the most experienced EMS...
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David Page

Youth Pathfinder Workshop

The “SUMMIT” in Provo, (an EMS and Emergency Services Conference), is excited to invite Youth Explorers and EMS/Healthcare Jr. High and High School students to attend the 44th Annual The “SUMMIT” EMS...
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Gary Sanderson

Teen Dating Violence – What Every Parent Needs to Hear

As a parent or guardian, raising healthy kids is very important in todays’ society.  Part of raising a healthy kid is keeping them safe. With internet dating, social media, smart phones...
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Elle Martin

Family First-Aid (Public Welcome)

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

All That and a Bag of Chips

 Where do we fit in this giant toilet bowl, we call life? With all the chaos and anarchy how’s is it affecting our own abilities to do what we need...
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Rick Howard

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

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?
Lee Trotter

Stop The Bleed

Through our STOP THE BLEED® course, you’ll gain the ability to recognize life-threatening bleeding and intervene effectively. The person next to a bleeding victim may be the one who’s most...
Read More
Tina Dewey
15:00 - 15:15

Break

Orthopedic Injuries

Traumatic orthopedic injuries can frequently be among the most visually disturbing and anxiety provoking encounters for both pre-hospital providers and their patients.  They can also commonly present a life or...
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Jordan Barker