FROM A VISION TO REALITY: EMS AGENDA 2050
Jon Krohmer, MD, FACEP, Director, OEMS, NHTSA
Mike Taigman, MA, Improvement Guide, First Watch
Learn how a to create a people-centered EMS system with input from hundreds of members in the
Fire First Response, EMS providers and the public. A vision has been created of emergency response
systems that are inherently safe and effective, integrated and seamless, reliable and prepared, socially
equitable, sustainable and efficient, and adaptable and innovative. Learn all about EMS Agenda 2050,
what it can/will mean for your agency and how you can join the conversation.
HOW THE HOUSTON FIRE DEPT. ACCOMPLISHED RESCUES & CARE DURING
NREMT CATEGORY: OPERATIONS
Chris Souders, MD, Associate Medical Director, Houston Fire Dept.
Sundown Stauffer, Firefighter/Paramedic, Houston Fire Dept.
Thomas Pierrel, Engineer Operator Paramedic, Houston Fire Dept.
Houston Fire Department firefighter/paramedics and Associate Medical Director, Chris Souders will
detail important aspects about how the Houston Fire Department managed the obstacles presented
to them by Hurricane Harvey and rescued 122,331 people (and 5,234 pets); managed a 40% increase
in calls for service; and provided medical support for 42,000 people spread out in 692 shelters when
33 trillion gallons of water fell on their city. They will detail how HFD used technology, social media
resources such as Twitter and reddit and lessons learned from previous floods to be successful when
the flood waters hit.
IMPLEMENTING LIVE VIDEO RECORDING IN THE CLINICAL ENVIRONMENT
NREMT CATEGORY: OTHER
Paul Gowens, FCPara, MSc, AASI, PGCert, DipIMC, RCSEd, MCMI, Vice Chair College of Paramedics,
Scottish Ambulance Service
Video is becoming common, particularly in simulation and educational settings. However, recording
live episodes of clinical care is far less routine. Clinicians are faced with considerable ethical, legal
and data protection challenges that present barriers for services that pursue video recording of
patient care. Learn core implementation issues that need to be addressed if video is to become part
of routine care delivery with a focus on staff acceptability, departmental culture and organizational
readiness. Scotland’s, Paul Gowens, will provide a roadmap that can be adapted by agencies seeking
to utilize video recording as an approach to improving clinical care.
PENETRATING TRAUMA 2019
NREMT CATEGORY: TRAUMA
Edward Dickinson, MD, NRP, FACEP, Professor of Emergency Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine,
University of Pennsylvania
JEMS Medical Editor, Ed Dickinson, will review the fundamentals of ballistic injuries and the science
and operationalization of interventions and how prehospital management of penetrating trauma
has changed significantly. He will focus on hemostatic agents, tourniquets, non-EMS transports,
permissive hypotension, junctional bleeding control devices, TXA and prehospital transfusions that
now allow us to deliver more penetrating patients alive to definitive care.
PREPARING YOUR PERSONNEL FOR UNEXPECTED STREET VIOLENCE
NREMT CATEGORY: OPERATIONS
Robin Davis, NRP, Assistant Chief, EMS Operations, Sterling Rescue Squad
Traditional scene safety classes and staging policies are not doing enough to prepare our crew
members to prepare for the surge in violence against them. Hands-on self-defense training, while
helpful, teaches perishable skills. Robin Davis will make you look at your personal barriers to safety,
learn strategies to break down these barriers and develop a survival mindset that can save your life.