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EMS SYMPOSIUM
Recognizing and Responding to Children at Risk: Suspected Child Abuse & Neglect Education for EMS

This presentation is to help you recognize and report suspicions of child abuse in your role as a mandated reporter.

Speakers
Jane Hamza, Paramedic
Lisa Simonian, DNP
Cindy Pierson, Retired from Erie County Children & Youth

Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017
Time:  1800 - 2100
Location: Salons 1 & 2
CE #: 002604
CE: 1.5 Clinical Patient Care &
1.5 Other

This is a two part course, you must attend both sessions for credit.
2017 Street Drugs

Learn about the latest street drugs that EMS providers are seeing.

Speaker
Dr. Michael Lynch

Date: Friday, March 31, 2017
Class Start Time:    0830
Location: Salons 1 & 2
CE: Submitted to DOH for con-ed approval
Assessing & Assisting Someone With Alzheimer's

Medical information on what Alzheimer's and dementia are, understanding the difference between Alzheimer's/dementia, how to recognize the symptoms on an emergency scene, safety issues when encountering an Alzheimer's/dementia patient, communication techniques with an Alzheimer's/dementia patient on an emergency scene, tips on assessing an Alzheimer's/dementia patient.

Speaker
Betty Robinson

Date: Friday, March 31, 2017
Class Start Time:    0830
Location: Salons 3 & 4
CE #: 003183
CE: 0.5 Clinical Patient Care / 0.5 Other
Registration for Symposium 2017 Opens

You can register online at
http://ems-symposium.org/Registration.html, in person at the EMMCO West office or by mail!

Please refer to the Symposium 2017 Brochure for further details!

As always you can register at the door on March 30th, & 31st and on April 1, 2017.

Registration Times
1730 Thursday, March 30, 2017
0730 Friday, March 31, 2017
0730 Saturday, April 1, 2017

Cost
$10.00 Thursday, March 30, 2017
$35.00 Friday, March 31, 2017
$35.00 Saturday, April 1, 2017
Registration Opens
SCAN EMS
2017 Street Drugs
Registration Opens
Lions, Tigers & Bears. ..OH MY!
Interventional Stroke Care
Alzheimer's
PCR - Legal Actions Trial
“The Rupture has Arrived!”
Autism Preparedness for EMS
Sepsis: The role of EMS
Incomplete Spinal Cord
EMS Rehab the Fire Ground
Emergency Vehicle Response Safety
EMS: Making a Difference
Stop the Bleed
Teamwork in EMS
What Keeps Us Pink & Breathing
Patient Experience in EMS
Situational Awareness
Healthy Eating on the Run
Preventing Infant Abusive Head Injuries
STEMI Lab - Part I
Difficult Conversation
Lions, Tigers & Bears. ..OH MY!

An interactive session taking a look at some of the most common threats to our safety that many of us do not think about.

Speaker
Richard Gibbons, Bureau of EMS Director

Date: Friday, March 31, 2017
Class Start Time:    0830
Location: Salons 5 & 6
CE: Submitted to DOH for con-ed approval
Interventional Stroke Care

Learn about new advances for the management of Stroke Patients.

Speaker
Dr. Brian Jankowitz

Date: Friday, March 31, 2017
Class Start Time:  1015
Location: Salons 1 & 2
CE: Submitted to DOH for con-ed approval
PCR - Legal Actions Trial

Identify PCR, TOC and Fire Department patient report issues that affect patient outcome through an interactive presentation.

Speakers
Attorney Jeff Cole
Attorney Dale Huntley

Date: Friday, March 31, 2017
Class Start Time:  1015
Location: Salons 3 & 4
CE: Submitted to DOH for con-ed approval
“The Rupture has Arrived!” - Aortic Dissection

Dr. Risavi explains your role as an EMS provider in the care for Aortic Dissection.

Speaker
Dr. Brian Risavi

Date: Friday, March 31, 2017
Class Start Time:    1315
Location: Salons 1 & 2
CE #:  009058
CE:  1.5 Clinical Patient Care
Autism Preparedness for EMS

Learn how to assess and communicate with autistic persons in meltdown situations.

Speakers
Sarah Howorth
Karen Morahan

Date: Friday, March 31, 2017
Class Start Time:    1315
Location: Salons 3 & 4
CE #:  009097
CE:  1.5 Clinical Patient Care
Sepsis: The role of EMS

Dr. Colleran reviews the latest protocol revision related to the management of a Sepsis Patient.

Speaker
Dr. Carrie Colleran

Date: Friday, March 31, 2017
Class Start Time:    1515
Location: Salons 1 & 2
CE #: 009059
CE: 1.5 Clinical Patient Care
Incomplete Spinal Cord

Dr.  Kaplan explains your role in treatment of an  Incomplete Spinal Cord injury and neck trauma, including: BLS protocols and spinal care, The mechanism of injury, The Head to Toe exam, The Neurologic exam and Spinal shock.

Speaker
Dr. Richard Kaplan

Date: Friday, March 31, 2017
Class Start Time:    1515
Location: Salons 3 & 4
CE: Submitted to DOH for con-ed approval
EMS Rehab the Fire Ground

Jerry Ozog discusses EMS’s role in keeping Firefighter’s safe on the fire grounds.

Speaker
Jerry Ozog, VFIS
Justin Eberly, VFIS

Date: Friday, March 31, 2017
Class Start Time:    1515
Location: Salons 5 & 6
CE: Submitted to DOH for con-ed approval
Emergency Vehicle Response Safety

Every year we continue to have vehicle accidents involving our own emergency vehicles. Are we providing the services we have pledged to the public we serve if we can't get to the scene safely?

Speaker
Jerry Ozog

Date: Friday, March 31, 2017Class Start Time:  1800 - 1930
Location: Salons 1 & 2  CE#: 009098  
CE: 1.5 Other
EMS: Making a Difference

Are you making a difference?

Join Director Richard Gibbons as he discusses EMS Making A Difference.

Speaker
Richard Gibbons, Bureau of EMS Director

Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017
Class Start Time:   0810
Location: Salons 1, 2, 3 & 4
Stop the Bleed

Dr. Pietzman presents the National Program called “Stop the Bleed.”  The program is designed to teach professional rescuers the role of early wound packing and tourniquet application for bleeding control.

Speaker
Dr. Andrew Pietzman

Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017
Class Start Time:    0830
Location: Salons 1, 2, 3 & 4
CE: Submitted to DOH for con-ed approval
Teamwork in EMS

When a life is saved it’s rare that any one person really “saved the day”. More often than not it’s a series of people working together as a team who really made it happen. Dr. Kupas explains lessons learned in EMS from Sully.

Speaker
Dr. Douglas Kupas
Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017
Class Start Time:  1030
Location: Salons 1, 2, 3 & 4
CE: Submitted to DOH for con-ed approval
What Keeps Us Pink & Breathing

Of all care interventions done by prehospital providers, few rival the significant changes in patient outcome than does the management of patients experiencing respiratory distress.

Speaker
Randy Benner

Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017
Class Start Time:  1315
Location: Salons 1, 2, 3 & 4
CE: Submitted to DOH for con-ed approval
Patient Experience in EMS

Providing an excellent experience for the patient is imperative, not only clinically but emotionally as well.

Speaker
Dr. Douglas Kupas

Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017
Class Start Time:    1515
Location: Salons 1 & 2
CE: Submitted to DOH for con-ed approval
Situational Awareness

Learn about EMS responder safety, situational and scene awareness, and how to protect yourself and your partner.

Speaker
Craig Westover, Protective Services
Merle Giesey, Protective Services

Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017
Class Start Time:   1515
Location: Salons 3 & 4
CE#: 009082
CE: 1 Other
Healthy Eating on the Run

Fast paced lives lead to little time spent where it is often needed most, the kitchen. From snacks to quick meals to drinks, learn why it’s better to eat something than nothing at all. Also learn how regain energy and prevent the afternoon slump with slower burning fuel choices.

Speaker
Jessica Marshall
Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017
Class Start Time:    1515
Location: Salons 5 & 6
CE: Submitted to DOH for con-ed approval
Preventing Infant Abusive Head Injuries

Learn about Hospital-Based Parent Education: The Pennsylvania Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention Program in this session.

Speaker
Kim Amon, BSN, MSN, MBA, LCCE, CHCQM

Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017
Class Start Time:    1630
Location: Salons 1 & 2
CE: Submitted to DOH for con-ed approval
STEMI Lab Experience- Part I

Larry Kneiss presents the classroom portion of STEMI the Lab Experience.  This is part of UPMC Hamot’s observation program in the STEMI Lab.

Speaker
Larry Kneiss
Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017
Class Start Time:  1630
Location: Salons 3 & 4
CE: Submitted to DOH for con-ed approval
Difficult Conversation

Public Safety Suicide.  This program will discuss EMS and public safety culture, suicide rates. behaviors to look for in yourself and others, work stressors and PTSD.

Speaker
Karen Glass

Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017
Class Start Time:  1630
Location: Salons 5 & 6
CE#:  009036
CE: 1.5 Clinical Patient Care
2017 Course Information