Program

Read below to see how our multi-day conference is set up.
Day 1
Nov 09 2022
Day 2
Nov 10 2022
Day 3
Nov 11 2022
Day 4
Nov 12 2022

Lessons Learned From Recent School Shootings – We Need To Talk About It Again!

Lessons learned from recent School Shootings is why “It’s time to talk about School Shootings AGAIN” You should plan to attend this School Shooting Workshop because it’s time to talk...
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Ken Bouvier

Captains Combat Challenge – Are You Living Up To Your Captain’s Expectations?

Those who serve their community in a civil or volunteer capacity, often place their own lives at risk when responding to emergency situations. It makes sense to be physically fit...
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Ricky Hardman
Jeff Wise
Ryan Rieske

Intraosseous Access – Landmarking Deep Dive & Multifaceted Bleeding Control

Intraosseous Access – Landmarking Deep Dive Obtaining vascular access is often a real concern for healthcare professionals. This learning event provides an educational experience on intraosseous access landmarking for all...
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Captains Combat Challenge – Are You Living Up To Your Captain’s Expectations?

Those who serve their community in a civil or volunteer capacity, often place their own lives at risk when responding to emergency situations. It makes sense to be physically fit...
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Ricky Hardman
Jeff Wise
Ryan Rieske

Intraosseous Access – Landmarking Deep Dive and Multifaceted Bleeding Control

Intraosseous Access – Landmarking Deep Dive Obtaining vascular access is often a real concern for healthcare professionals. This learning event provides an educational experience on intraosseous access landmarking for all...
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Lessons Learned From Recent School Shootings – We Need To Talk About It Again!

Lessons learned from recent School Shootings is why “It’s time to talk about School Shootings AGAIN” You should plan to attend this School Shooting Workshop because it’s time to talk...
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Ken Bouvier
07:00

Break – Visit Exhibit Hall

Registration and Check In

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

Welcome and Introductions

Includes the Honor Guard Presentation.

Empathetic Medicine – Keynote

Description coming soon.
Brandon Heggie

An Era Gone By – You Call, We Haul – Keynote

The 30 plus-year-old model of responding ambulance lights and sirens to every call and transporting to the ED is ineffective, cost-prohibitive, does not change outcomes (for many!), and is antiquated....
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Adam B. Heinz
10:00

Break – Visit Exhibit Hall

Heads Up! Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of death and disability following trauma. Actions taken by the EMS provider—regardless of level of training—have a direct impact on patient outcomes....
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Stephen J. Rahm

Sexy Airway Secrets – For High Performance Airway Management

Basic airway management isn’t so basic… or easy! Do you know the secrets of basic airway management? Like using nasopharyngeal airways, PEEP valves, Nasal Cannulas at high flows, high performance...
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Jon Politis

Small Airplane Crashes

This session will help prehospital care practitioners, nurses and physicians to have a better understanding of how to respond, perform triage, and treat victims of a small plane crash. We...
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Ken Bouvier

Case Studies – There Is Value

The ideal evidence base practice is based on randomized double-blind studies. Although case studies or individual experience is the lowest level of best practices, it still has value. This lecture...
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Jason Dush
11:45

Lunch Break

Thoracic Trauma – the Emergent Truth

Thoracic injuries are a common cause of untimely death; however, many of these deaths are preventable with prompt recognition and immediate treatment. Your understanding of the anatomy, as well as...
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Stephen J. Rahm

Putting Pops Back to Bed – Understanding the Perils of the Elderly Refusal

They seem innocuous enough, the picking an elderly patient up and helping them back to bed. They are adamantly refusing medical attention and transportation. But did you know this situation...
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Jon Politis

48 Years of Tragedies

At the conclusion of this session Prehospital Care Practitioners will have a better understanding of how EMS is changing and will realize that the future is going to be a...
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Ken Bouvier

The ABCs of Critical Thinking

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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Jason Dush

The Happy First Responder

Americans are the unhappiest they have been in 50 years. The stress of Covid-19 with its fear, isolation and grief, the economic challenges of our divided country, are all playing...
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Keith J. Karren

Man vs. Machine

An all-time favorite revamped! “Man vs. Machine” originally written by the infamous Mike Smith will never be the same, but we will do our best to bring back the Mike...
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Brandon Heggie

Not So Exciting Delirium & Other Acute Behavioral Health Emergencies

Behavioral health emergencies are endemic to communities in our nation, requiring a high degree of clinical competency for responding EMS. From reversible causes, physical and chemical restraint to controversial syndromes...
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Adam B. Heinz

CPR! So Much More Than Just Compressions – Presenting The Simple Science Behind High Performance CPR

Sam presents hands-on CPR training that includes the background information related to the heart, blood flow, and compressions, that isn’t regularly taught. Simple physiology, what the guidelines are and why...
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Sam Armstrong

Assessing the Poisoned Patient – Utah Trends and Common Toxidromes

This presentation will provide general background on the Utah Poison Control Center and the poisoning problem in Utah.  It will cover the general approach to a poisoned patient including the...
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Joe Lambson

A’s and B’s of the Pediatric Airway

Airway management in the pediatric patient is critical. This lecture will provide a review of pediatric illnesses and give tips and techniques to help caregivers provide the best care possible.  The...
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Laurie Merrick
15:45

Break – Visit Exhibit Hall

The Resilient First Responder – KEYNOTE

EMS is one of the most stressful occupations in health care. Tragic death, suffering patients, dangerous environments allow more susceptibility to occupational stress. Add to that the stress of caring...
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Keith J. Karren
07:00

Break – Visit Exhibit Hall

Blunt Thoracic, Abdominal, and Pelvic Trauma

We will discuss the mechanisms of injury, common patterns of injuries, life threatening injuries to the trunk, and interventions to mitigate bleeding and demise.
D Millar

We Need EMTs Now! – Keynote

The need for EMTs and Paramedics is growing, but they’re not easy to find. During this session we will try to explain why EMTs and Paramedics are so hard to...
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Ken Bouvier

American Red Cross Blood Drive

We welcome the American Red Cross to our Soldier Creek Room for our annual Blood Drive.
10:00-10:30

Break – Visit Exhibit Hall

Well, That’s Just Smashing

“Well, That’s Just Smashing” is a dynamic discussion bringing to light the hidden dangers of crush injuries both minor and severe. Crush injuries are not as prevalent as one may...
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Brandon Heggie

Heart Alert! ECG Patterns of Acute Coronary Occlusion

Intended for providers who possess both basic and advanced multi-lead ECG interpretation skills, this presentation takes the audience from rapid recognition of the “in your face” STEMI to the less...
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Stephen J. Rahm

Ouch, That Stings! – Envenomation’s and Allergic Phenomenon’s

Understanding the pathophysiology of minor and major allergic reactions lends itself to predicting potential progression and ideal out-of-hospital treatment options. In this session, attendees will better understand allergic reactions and...
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Adam B. Heinz

Prehospital Care For Burns

This session is designed to help Prehospital Care Practitioners better understand Burns and burn care. During this session we will discuss recent burn data, the different types of burns and...
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Ken Bouvier

Airway Case Studies – When the Simplest Thing Made the Biggest Difference

Ensuring quality in pre-hospital airway management is challenging because the generally fast-paced process occurs in a less-than-ideal setting with bad lighting, limited space, and under demanding circumstances. Research increasingly suggests...
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Jason Dush

The Baby is Here! Now What? – Assessment and Management of the Newborn

The student will learn about Apgar scoring, and how to assign them. The student will learn initial steps of newborn resuscitation. The student will learn correct airway management and different...
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Nicki Darrington
Amber Coleman
11:45-13:00

Lunch Break

It Hurts To Think!

“It Hurts to Think” is a relatively basic approach to assessment and treatment of neurological emergencies intended for all field providers. We’ll talk about differentiating everything from CVA to Bell’s...
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Brandon Heggie

Wild Medicine – Cold, injury, and hypothermia

Hypothermia is an insidious culprit behind many outdoor tragedies! Lowering body temperature by a few degrees causes loss of judgment, muscle coordination and motor skills. It’s why many who die...
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Jon Politis

Get Your Push Present Ready, We’re Having a Baby!

Obstetrical emergencies can be stressful for the mother, family, and first responders. A better understanding of the clinical presentations and out-of-hospital treatment options helps provide confidence and the skills necessary...
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Adam B. Heinz

Caring for the Morbidly Obese Patient

This session will help Prehospital Care Practitioners have a better understanding of how morbidly obese patients are injured. We will use a unique power point presentation to show how difficult...
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Ken Bouvier

Mammals are Mammals: Applying your Emergency Medical Service training to patients with more than two legs

Emergencies come in all forms; automobile accidents, snake bites, lacerations, burns, heatstroke, poisoning, seizures, etc. They can arise at any time and in any location. Some of these emergencies occur in...
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Laurie A. LeMonds
Isaac Bott

Stranger Things: Lethal ECG Patterns

This presentation reviews ECG patterns that suggest a significant underlying problem, which requires, at a minimum, the EMS provider’s immediate attention. Recognition of certain lethal or potentially lethal ECG patterns...
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Stephen J. Rahm

Permissive Hypotension – Are Fluids Truly your Best Friend?

Remember in EMT school when you learned a blood pressure of 120/80 was the target goal for all trauma patients? The “Golden Rule” treatment was MAST pants, 2 large bore...
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Jason Dush

Wild Medicine – Case Studies in Trauma

Off road or backcountry EMS is a different “ball game” and requires an EMT to think differently about response, rationing of care, the method, speed and relative risks of transportation....
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Jon Politis

Left Ventricular Assist (LVAD) Emergency Response And Management

The University of Utah Hospital/VAMC’s course on Left Ventricular Assist Device Emergency Response Course is designed to teach emergency responders how to properly and safely care for LVAD patients in...
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Angela Washenko

Stop The Bleed

More information coming soon. Presented by Intermountain Healthcare

Mammals are Mammals: Applying your Emergency Medical Service training to patients with more than two legs

Emergencies come in all forms; automobile accidents, snake bites, lacerations, burns, heatstroke, poisoning, seizures, etc. They can arise at any time and in any location. Some of these emergencies occur...
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Laurie A. LeMonds
Isaac Bott

Hemorrhagic Shock – From Old Steps To New Steps

Heather and Don Van Boerum will tell the story of their very personal experience with traumatic injury from the patient perspective, the family perspective and the trauma surgeon perspective. Don...
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Don Van Boerum
Heather Van Boerum
07:00

Break – Visit Exhibit Hall

Buddy to Boss – Surviving Leadership – Keynote

Often the best clinical people aspire to leadership in organizations and once they get there may not survive the new position. It takes a lot more than good intentions to...
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Jon Politis

Looking Beyond The Face

At the age of 10, my father introduced me to Heroin. In my early teens, he trafficked me, leaving me in Mexico or at scary hotels with men I did...
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Taylor Poyner
10:00

Break – Visit Exhibit Hall

Make It Stop!

“MAKE IT STOP” is a motivating yet realistic approach to time critical bleeding assessment and treatment built for all audiences if they have a rather strong stomach. This presentation will...
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Brandon Heggie

Bringing Blood to the Streets

Research conducted by the U.S. Military has demonstrated decreased mortality from hemorrhagic shock when whole blood is administered before the casualty reaches a medical treatment facility. This has energized civilian...
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Stephen J. Rahm

Back To The Basics, It Starts With a Complete Assessment

A treatment plan cannot be properly formed without a complete and thorough assessment. This case presentation style session will provide insight into some of the basic and important components of...
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Adam B. Heinz

Is Something Wrong with Me? First Responder PTSD and Suicide

The words Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) have been labeled in our society as a curse or disease for someone affected by the events that can cause the PTSD. With...
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Jason Dush

Backboards Are No More, So What Do We Do Now?

Gone are the days of every trauma patient getting a backboard and c-collar. We now know that applying a backboard and c-collar to a patient is not only unnecessary, but...
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Brett Cross

Fever And Other Complaints – Could It Be Sepsis?

When seconds count! Could this be Sepsis? Come and participate in an interactive, informative discussion that will change your approach to Sepsis.
Gary Sanderson
11:45

Lunch Break

Them Bones – Orthopedic Emergencies

“Them Bones” is about just that. Orthopedic Emergencies are very common and obviously becoming more common with our aging population. From broken hips to a fractured skull, we will be...
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Brandon Heggie

Pediatric Cardiac Arrest – Are We Doing It Right?

Nationally, less than 1 out of 10 children who experience out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survive, a statistic that has remained unchanged for the last 15 years. However, there has been a...
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Stephen J. Rahm

Old Guys Rule – And Take a Lot of Meds too!

Looking at a shoebox and meds and trying to sort it all out can be daunting. But those meds are usually the key to what their medical history is. This...
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Jon Politis

Hey, I saw you on the news!

Hear a paramedic/executive/spokesperson about how you can get comfortable working with the media. Learn to identify story opportunities in your organization, practice developing talking points, and figure out what the...
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Adam B. Heinz

The Dreaded Pediatric Call

This presentation focuses on real world assessment and treatment of pediatric patients. Focused mainly on case studies of sick and injured children we will dive into the treatment and soft...
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Brett Cross

IV Practical

More information coming soon.
Nicki Darrington
Amber Coleman

Family First Aid

We invite the public in to our 3rd Floor Foyer to participate in our Family First Aid Day!

IV Practical

More information coming soon.
Nicki Darrington
Amber Coleman

Pediatric Medication Administration

This presentation is geared to help prehospital clinicians think different about how and when we give pediatric patients medications. EMS clinicians often shy away from giving peds medications and we...
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Brett Cross

Stop The Bleed

More information coming soon. Presented by Intermountain Healthcare.

Youth Pathway Workshop

More information coming soon.
Gary Sanderson

12 Leads in 12 Seconds – 12 Lead ECGs for EMTs

All those squiggly lines! At first it’s very intimidating but it’s really not all that complicated. Many EMTs today are expected to acquire and transmit a 12 lead in their...
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Jon Politis

A’s and B’s of the Pediatric Airway

Airway management in the pediatric patient is critical. This lecture will provide a review of pediatric illnesses and give tips and techniques to help caregivers provide the best care possible.  The...
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Laurie Merrick

Wild Aware

Dealing with wild animal encounters and dangerous animal related injury/medical emergencies. Utah’s Hogle Zoo is celebrating its 91st anniversary this year as one of Utah’s top paid attractions with over...
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Travis Mackerell
Utah’s Hogle Zoo