Jeff Poland

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.  

  • Precon: First Aid and Trauma in the Wildland World 
  • Checklist, Flows, and Moments of Utter Terror – Lessons from a Flight Instructor 
  • Hocus-POCUS with a BLS Focus 
  • Pseudoseizures Are a PseudoproblemRight? 
  • Abnormal Lab Values – What Are They, and What Should They Mean to You? 

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

Cascade C

Objective: At the conclusion of this lecture, participants will: 1) Discuss the role of the most commonly ordered laboratory tests in the long term care setting. 2) Relate presence of common lab derangements to pathophysiologic processes and examination findings. 3) Judge which patient presentations would benefit from an ALS evaluation or transport. Description: “Aid 42, […]

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Pseudoseizures Are a Pseudoproblem, Right?

Ballroom B

Objective: At the conclusion of this lecture, participants will: 1)         State the differences in pathophysiology between epileptiform seizures, psychogenic nonepileptic seizures, and malingering. 2)         Implement proper treatment for epileptiform seizures, psychogenic nonepileptic seizures, and malingering. 3)         Recognize social stigma associated with psychogenic nonepileptic […]

Advanced Basic
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Pseudoseizures Are a Pseudoproblem, Right?

Cascade C

Objective: At the conclusion of this lecture, participants will: 1)         State the differences in pathophysiology between epileptiform seizures, psychogenic nonepileptic seizures, and malingering. 2)         Implement proper treatment for epileptiform seizures, psychogenic nonepileptic seizures, and malingering. 3)         Recognize social stigma associated with psychogenic nonepileptic […]

Advanced Basic
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Hocus-POCUS with a BLS Focus

Cascade D

Objective: At the conclusion of this lecture, participants will: 1) Discuss the physics underlying ultrasound technology. 2) Interpret 2d greyscale ultrasound images. 3) Describe the utility of 3 points of care ultrasound studies (eFAST, long bone, and vascular-procedural) at the BLS and ALS levels. Description: This one-hour lecture is geared for ALS and BLS providers […]

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

Cascade C

Checklists, flow, and moments of utter terror: lessons from a flight instructor. Objective: At the conclusion of this lecture, participants will: 1)    Recognize the physiologic effects of stress and relate them to the management of complex, critically ill/injured patients. 2)    Obtain the ability to use proven methods of cognitive load reduction, such as […]

Advanced Basic
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Hocus-POCUS with a BLS Focus

Cascade E

Objective: At the conclusion of this lecture, participants will: 1) Discuss the physics underlying ultrasound technology. 2) Interpret 2d greyscale ultrasound images. 3) Describe the utility of 3 point of care ultrasound studies (eFAST, long bone, and vascular-procedural) at the BLS and ALS levels. Description: This one-hour lecture is geared for ALS and BLS providers […]

Advanced Basic
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First Aid and Trauma in the Wildland World

TBD

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: “First Aid and Trauma in the Wildland World” is a great entry to medicine designed for the wildland firefighter in […]

Advanced Basic
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First Aid and Trauma in the Wildland World

TBD

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: “First Aid and Trauma in the Wildland World” is a great entry to medicine designed for the wildland firefighter in mind. […]

Advanced Basic
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