Michael Kaduce

Michael Kaduce

MPS, NRP, EMT Program Director at UCLA Center For Prehospital Care

Michael Kaduce is the EMT Program Director at the UCLA Center for Prehospital Care. Michael began his EMS career in Iowa where he received his EMT certificate from Mercy College of Health Sciences in 2006 and worked as a Patient Care Technician at St. Luke’s Hospital while obtaining his Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Mount Mercy University.

Michael completed his paramedic course work at Mercy College of Health Sciences and worked for the Urbandale Fire Department as a Firefighter/Paramedic for four years. He was then the EMT and Paramedic coordinator for 2 years at the University of Iowa. Michael graduated from Pennsylvania State University where he completed his Masters of Professional Studies in Homeland Security in 2016.

Public Access Naloxone – Saving Lives or Rewarding Dangerous Behaviors?

Ballroom C

Can anyone walk into a pharmacy and receive naloxone?  Should naloxone be as readily available as automated external defibrillators?  Should law enforcement and first responders administer naloxone? After administering naloxone isn’t the patient going to become aggressive and violent?  Can EMS sign refusals on patients following naloxone administration? Is public access naloxone a temporary fix […]

Advanced Basic
READ MORE

Tactics for a Successful EMT

Ballroom C

Many tactics are deployed to improve outcomes and success in the paramedic classroom. Join 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
READ MORE

Trauma Care – What’s New?

Cascade C

EMS Providers are constantly facing new advancements and treatment protocols in the care of their trauma patients.  This class will focus on treatments for all levels of providers which have been demonstrated to improve outcomes and patient survival.   

Advanced Basic
READ MORE

Pediatric Triage

Cascade A-B

Whether an act of violence, natural catastrophe, or motor vehicle pileup, a disaster is the one of the greatest challenges an EMS provider will face. These events overwhelm resources, degrade the standard of care, and require a deviation from protocol.  These responses will overwhelm the senses and trigger a fight or flight response yet EMTs […]

Advanced Basic
READ MORE

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
READ MORE

What Research Says in EMS

Cascade A-B

“What the Research Says” engages providers on current hot button topics and trends in Emergency Medical Services.  The course reviews recently published, peer-reviewed literature to help breakdown some of the controversy’s EMS personnel will face both in the station and while treating patients.  Topics include spinal immobilization, fluid resuscitation, hemorrhage control, rapid sequence induction, provider […]

Advanced Basic
READ MORE

Public Access Naloxone – Saving Lives or Rewarding Dangerous Behavior?

Cascade A-B

Can anyone walk into a pharmacy and receive naloxone?  Should naloxone be as readily available as automated external defibrillators?  Should law enforcement and first responders administer naloxone? After administering naloxone isn’t the patient going to become aggressive and violent?  Can EMS sign refusals on patients following naloxone administration? Is public access naloxone a temporary fix […]

Advanced Basic
READ MORE