Jeff Poland, BS, NRP, FP-C

Jeff Poland, BS, NRP, FP-C

Jeff is a critical care paramedic who has spent the majority of his EMS career providing 911 and critical care interfacility transport services for a rural county outside of Seattle, WA. In addition to that experience, he has worked in Denver and Oklahoma City as a paramedic, and with the Army Reserve as an operating room specialist. He earned his paramedic certificate from the Community College of Aurora in Aurora, CO, and his Bachelor of Science degree in Paramedicine from Central Washington University. He is currently enrolled in a Paramedic to RN bridge program and hopes to be in graduate school for anesthesia very soon. He has a passion for critical care, pharmacology, and advancing the EMS profession. In his free time, he volunteers as a ski medic with Crystal Mountain Advanced Life Support and is a certified flight instructor in single-engine airplanes.  

Abnormal Lab Values – What Are They and What Should They Mean to You?

Cascade C

“Aid 42, respond to The Nursing Home for abnormal labs.” Everyone has run that call multiple times in their career, no matter how short it’s been. Do you feel like you really understood what to watch out for and what was going on with your patient? This lecture delves into the most common routine labs […]

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Pseudoseizures Are a Pseudoproblem, Right?

Ballroom B

Epileptiform seizures are a common cause of 911 activation, however, they are not the only type of seizure. “Pseudoseizures” (psychogenic nonepileptic seizures), which are the most common type of the disorder, are often confused with malingering and attention-seeking behavior or epileptic seizures. Differentiating between them is extremely difficult, but this talk gives helpful, practical advice […]

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Pseudoseizures Are a Pseudoproblem, Right?

Cascade C

Epileptiform seizures are a common cause of 911 activation, however, they are not the only type of seizure. “Pseudoseizures” (psychogenic nonepileptic seizures), which are the most common type of the disorder, are often confused with malingering and attention-seeking behavior or epileptic seizures. Differentiating between them is extremely difficult, but this talk gives helpful, practical advice […]

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Hocus-POCUS with a BLS Focus

Cascade D

This one-hour lecture is geared for ALS and BLS providers who are interested in learning what point of care ultrasound (POCUS) can offer to their practice. Ultrasound basics and the utility of prehospital ultrasound are discussed using three different examinations as an example (extended focused assessment using sonography in trauma, long bone, and vascular access). […]

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Checklist, Flows, and Moments of Utter Terror – Lessons From a Flight Instructor

Cascade C

Aviation and critical care/emergency medicine have been described as fields with a similar mental landscape—long periods of routine interrupted by moments of sheer terror. High acuity, low-frequency events like RSI, massive multisystem trauma, and crashing patients may be more common for some services and providers than others, but each one induces the same physiologic responses. […]

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Hocus-POCUS with a BLS Focus

Cascade E

This one-hour lecture is geared for ALS and BLS providers who are interested in learning what point of care ultrasound (POCUS) can offer to their practice. Ultrasound basics and the utility of prehospital ultrasound are discussed using three different examinations as an example (extended focused assessment using sonography in trauma, long bone, and vascular access). […]

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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 […]

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