Jason Dush

Jason Dush

FF/EMT-P, FP-C, TEMS

Jason serves as the EMS Manager for the Texas Department of Public Safety, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Office of the Chief of Staff. Prior to working for DPS, he was the Chief Operating Officer for MedicOne Medical Response, which is a national ambulance transport company where he was previously the National Vice President of Clinical Services. He previously worked as full-time Firefighter Paramedic for the Arlington Fire Department for 10 years where he also served as the EMS Clinical Coordinator for three years.

Jason’s resume includes 22 years of paid EMS/Fire with two different large metropolitan departments and 13 years as a Critical Care flight paramedic. Jason has been an active commissioned police officer and Tactical Paramedic since 1997, currently commissioned as a sheriff deputy in Williamson County, TX. Jason is passionate about EMS education and is a known speaker locally and nationally over the last 14 years for bringing a sense of humor, passion, energy, leadership, and practical experience to his audience.

It’s in Our Back Yard – Domestic Terrorism on the Rise

Cascade E

Domestic Terrorism has become a big challenge for public safety and the health care industry facing everything from deadly mass shootings to bombings. Since 9/11, the number of stateside incidents that are related to international terrorist groups to individuals acting alone are on the rise at a fast pace. The question remains, “What are we […]

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K9 Medicine for EMS

Cascade E

This session will cover basic concepts and practices for pre-hospital care of sick and injured K9 in the public safety arena. K9 are used daily for law enforcement searches, search & rescue and narcotics searches. These dogs can become injured and sick while on duty. EMS has a role in K9 survival following an injury […]

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When I Don’t Have Siri, Alexa or Google – BLS Critical Care Assessment

Ballroom A

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 think? Have you had that call where your patient assessment and management flow didn’t go so well because you didn’t know where to start with […]

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Bleeding Control Made Easy – Tourniquets, Pressure Points and Wound Packing

Ballroom C

When I went to EMT school, I had numerous bandages for different types of wounds and that’s all I could use. Not all of my patients met the textbook type injuries and what was I to do with all of my bandages? Today’s data supports a paradigm shift of bleeding control measures that are simple […]

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BLS Understanding of the Trauma Triad of Death

Ballroom C

The provider who can assess, identify and treat a patient while simultaneously preventing the trauma triad of death will be effective in reducing trauma-related morbidity and mortality. This approach to trauma care is essential, as once the patient develops hypothermia, acidosis and DIC, it is most often not reversible, and mortality greatly increases. As EMS […]

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K9 Medicine for EMS

Ballroom C

This session will cover basic concepts and practices for pre-hospital care of sick and injured K9 in the public safety arena. K9 are used daily for law enforcement searches, search & rescue and narcotics searches. These dogs can become injured and sick while on duty. EMS has a role in K9 survival following an injury […]

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Humpty Dumpty Did What??? Trauma Case Studies

Ballroom B

In a case study format, there will be videos and pictures to depict insult of injury patterns as we have group discussion on highlights of patient and scene management priorities.

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