Andrea Zickmund

Andrea Zickmund

NREMT-P, Firefighter

Andrea Sjaardema Zickmund has been working in EMS for 14 years. She has worked at every level from EMT through paramedic. She is known as the black cloud in all the busy 911 systems she has worked as a lead paramedic. She also has been teaching in EMS programs since 2007 and is a Primary Instructor for the state of Indiana. She currently works for Lutheran Air 3 as a flight paramedic full time, for Keener EMS as a paramedic, and for Franciscan Alliance Crown Point as an EMS Educator in their EMS academy. Andrea has a passion for teaching and working as a paramedic. 

  • Bizarre and Unusual Case Studies – You Can’t Make This Stuff Up! 
  • Crash Test Dummies and Football Players 
  • Little Tykes Are NOT Little Adults – Three Topics 
  • That SMELL, That LOOK, Now TREAT It 
  • I’m Old and Confused and I Don’t Know Why 
  • That’s a Shocker! 

That’s a Shocker!

Cascade D

Description:  Shock is a complex medical issue.  It is not always obvious with lots of blood and guts.  It comes in many different forms and can often be hidden until it’s too late to reverse it.  Shock effects everyone differently from kids to the elderly and everyone in between. This presentation reviews ALL the different […]

Advanced Basic
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Little Tykes Are NOT Little Adults

Cascade A-B

Description:  Pediatric calls can make any one on EMS take a deep breath, but when that pediatric call is one involving a traumatic event, it can be downright nerve racking.  This presentation will review the anatomy and injury patterns of the pediatric patient vs the adult patient, stressing that they ARE NOT LITTLE ADULTS!  Hopefully […]

Advanced Basic
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That SMELL, That LOOK, Now TREAT It

Cascade D

Description: Burn calls can be some of the worst calls an EMS provider can get.  This presentation will review the burning process, the possible causes, and the specific treatments of burns including special populations.  It will also discuss the difficult fears all FF/EMS professionals have of getting burned and the uphill battle of recovery and […]

Advanced Basic
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I’m Old and Confused and I Don’t Know Why

Cascade D

Description: “Medic 3 you have an 80 yr. old patient who is confused” Altered mental status of the elderly is a frequent type of call and easy to get tunnel vision on.  This presentation will cover the numerous reasons the elderly population can be confused and give the EMS provider a new outlook on the […]

Advanced Basic
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Crash Test Dummies and Football Players

Cascade C

Description: Sport’s injuries are a regular occurrence in EMS, but with the increase of sport-related concussions and the lifelong impact concussions can have and sudden cardiac arrest of healthy athletes on the field, it’s imperative to be aware of how to treat these life and death injuries.  Objectives: 1. The student will define concussions and […]

Advanced Basic
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Little Tykes Are NOT Little Adults – Three Topics

Cascade C

Description:  Pediatric calls can make any one on EMS take a deep breath, but when that pediatric call is one involving a traumatic event, it can be downright nerve racking.  This presentation will review the anatomy and injury patterns of the pediatric patient vs the adult patient, stressing that they ARE NOT LITTLE ADULTS!  Hopefully […]

Advanced Basic
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