David Page

David Page

MS, NRP, PhD(c)

Mr. Page is the director of the Prehospital Care Research Forum at UCLA and active field paramedic with Allina Health EMS in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota.

He serves as the current and founding chair of the International Paramedic Registry assessment and credentialing board. He has over 34 years of continuous EMS street experience.

Mr. Page holds a Master of Science degree in education from Minnesota State University. He is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer and PhD candidate at Monash University, in Melbourne, Australia. He helped create, coordinate, and teach the Inver Hills Community College’s paramedic degree program for 24 years. Mr. Page is international affiliate faculty and a member of education committee for the National Association of EMTs (NAEMT). He is a site visitor for the Committee on Accreditation of EMS Programs, and senior facilitator for the NAEMSE and CoAEMSP evaluation workshop, and NREMT Scenario Development workshop.

Mr. Page is an award winning national and international speaker. He was awarded the NAEMT President’s award in 2017, the prestigious Pinnacle National Leadership Award in 2016, and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities “Educator of the Year” award in 2011. He was also recognized as one of the 2012 EMS 10 Innovators for his role in creating the Saint Paul Fire Department’s EMS academy and Freedom House BLS unit, a project focused on helping low-income inner-city youth succeed.

A native of Mexico, Mr. Page continues to be involved in the development of EMS internationally. Current projects include work in 21 countries including Australia, Philippines, Ecuador, Mexico, Colombia, Guatemala, and others. He is co-creator of FISDAP, an international web-based EMS tracking, research and testing project. Mr. Page is the editor-in-chief of the Spanish edition of EMS World.

The Booze Challenge – EMS Assessment of ETOH-Impaired Patients

Ballroom B

Alcoholism and patients impaired by alcoholic beverages present unique challenges for the EMS provider. This presentation will prepare you to better assess and treat these patients.  Best suited for EMS providers at all levels

Advanced Basic
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Ballroom B

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 way to look at the shortness of breath.   Best suited for EMS providers at all levels.

Advanced Basic
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The Booze Challenge – EMS Assessment of ETOH-Impaired Patients

Ballroom A

Alcoholism and patients impaired by alcoholic beverages present unique challenges for the EMS provider. This presentation will prepare you to better assess and treat these patients.  Best suited for EMS providers at all levels

Advanced Basic
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Cardiac Arrest? You Need a Plunger and a Pit Crew?

Ballroom B

This evidence-based session and learn how new research is changing our perspective on ventilation and circulation.  Participants will learn how teamwork is essential in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival.  Elements of crew resource management will be highlighted.   Best suited for EMS providers at all levels.

Advanced Basic
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Closing General Session – BLINK! What Your Gut Knows Before Your Mind Can Catch Up

Grand Ballroom

Many tactics are deployed to improve outcomes and success in the paramedic classroom. Join David Page & Michael Kaduce as they explore how these tactics can be used in your EMT classroom and how the UCLA Center for Prehospital Care designs their EMT class to utilize best practices and maximize student success.

Advanced Basic
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