48 Years of Tragedies

Nov 10 2022
Ballroom A

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 whole lot different than the past 48 years that I witnessed.

The rising cost of health care in the United States forces people to use EMS as their life-net or primary source of medical care. Americans rank highest when it comes to Cardiac Arrest, Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity and Cancer.

First Responders have always had to respond to both natural and man-made disasters, but the tragedy that occurred on September 11, 2001, changed the lives of Americans forever! We as First Responders have to turn the mirror on ourselves and ask the tough question “Are We Ready?” The world tragedies of the past forces First Responders to be specially trained for unusual events such as Active Shooters, School Shootings, Acts of Terrorist, Bombings, Civil Disorder, Protest, Hurricanes, Tornadoes & Floods. During this session we will look at what we really do and will show that we do more than give people a ride in an ambulance!

At the end of this session, you will ask yourself “Are We Ready?”, Are we ready for the next 45 years…

This session will presented using a unique power point slide presentation and will refresh your memory of the tragedies from our past.