Brandon Heggie, FF/Paramedic, Rescue Tech/Reserve Deputy Sheriff/SWAT Medic

Brandon Heggie, FF/Paramedic, Rescue Tech/Reserve Deputy Sheriff/SWAT Medic

Brandon Heggie is a Firefighter/Paramedic who has been working in Fire and EMS for over a decade. He has numerous experiences ranging from being a tactical medic on a SWAT Team to a High Angle Rope Rescue Tech. Brandon Provides in-depth knowledge in aggressive, simplistic medical assessment and care. Education is not supposed to be difficult. It should be simple, fascinating, and remarkable, but, more importantly, retainable. Brandon provides a high-energy education approach where the group has fun using stories, pictures plus the interaction between students and instructors to maximize the learning experience.  

 

Make It Stop! Down and Dirty Bleeding Control

Cascade C

This is a motivating yet realistic approach to time-critical bleeding assessment and treatment built for all audiences—as long as they have a rather strong stomach. This presentation covers various types of bleeding and appropriate treatments. We use explicit photos and videos to illustrate just how serious bleeding can be, as well as the need to […]

Advanced Basic
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Them Bones – Orthopedic Emergencies

Ballroom A

This one 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 discuss basic assessment and treatment for patients with those broken bones to include pain management

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It Hurts to Think

Cascade A-B

This presentation 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 Bells Palsy, identify neurological issues based on speech and eye movement, as well as some other not-so-spoken-of evaluation techniques. The overall goal is to identify notable neurological information […]

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All Jacked Up

Ballroom B

All Jacked Up hits home with almost all audiences. This is not just an educational talk about the effects of energy drinks on our patients. This is also talking about how it affects YOU! First Responders chronically use energy drinks to power through their shifts, but what are the consequences? Are there any benefits? Let’s […]

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Well That’s Just Smashing

Ballroom B

This 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 guess. Or are they? Crush injuries and rhabdomyolysis go hand in hand. Throughout this presentation, we discuss how and why crush injuries are dangerous as well as how […]

Advanced Basic
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Man Vs. Machine

Ballroom B

An all-time favorite revamped! Man vs. Machine, originally written by the infamous Mike Smith, will never be the same, but we do our best to bring back the Mike Smith-mentality of this incredible talk. From tractor PTO shafts to paper presses, this presentation covers the calls you won’t see too often, but need to know […]

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First Aid and Trauma in the Wildland World

Marriott Hotel Parking Garage (top 2 floors)

Pre-Con Objectives: 1.  Demonstrate the ability to initiate and 8-line. 2.  Identify the illness and/or injury. 3.  Treat various illnesses/injuries that are possible in the wildland environment. 4. Appropriately package and or splint patients. Description: This presentation is a great entry to medicine designed for the wildland firefighter in mind. Basic medical assessment and treatment […]

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First Aid and Trauma in the Wildland World

Marriott Hotel Parking Garage (top 2 floors)

Objectives: 1.  Demonstrate the ability to initiate and 8-line. 2.  Identify the illness and/or injury. 3.  Treat various illnesses/injuries that are possible in the wildland environment. 4. Appropriately package and or splint patients. Description: This presentation is a great entry to medicine designed for the wildland firefighter in mind. Basic medical assessment and treatment will […]

Advanced Basic
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