DEBRIEFING THE CALL: GETTING THE MOST OUT OF STUDENTS, INTERNS
Duane Tenney, BS, NRP, NCEE, Leiutenant, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department
Do you have a conversation with your student, intern or mentee after every EMS run? This session
will teach you how to use proven techniques to get the conversation started and engage your
personnel. Learn how to dial in and focus on improving their performance and keeping them on an
upward trajectory of learning. From the newly certified to the newly hired person in your system, these
techniques will help you debrief EMS calls.
DEVELOPING A NEW CLINICAL RESPONSE MODEL FOR THE SCOTTISH
NREMT CATEGORY: OTHER
Paul Gowens, FCPara, MSc, AASI, PGCert, DipIMC,RCSEd, MCMI, Vice Chair College of Paramedics
Scottish Ambulance Service
This presentation will discuss a project aimed at objectively reviewing the Scottish Ambulance
Service’s clinical response model. The new model now allows for a re-categorization of patients based
on their clinical need, matching the right response, resource and skill to deliver best care on scene,
and consider their onward pathway need. The two main stages of the project will be discussed: 1)
Developing the methodology and framework to objectively review each dispatch code; and 2) Piloting
the new clinical response model.
DIFFICULT ETHICAL CHALLENGES IN PREHOSPITAL MEDICINE: A CASE
NREMT CATEGORY: MEDICAL
Jared Ross, DO, FF/EMT-T, EMS Fellow, Washington University in St. Louis
Keith Wesley, MD, Medical Director, HealthEast Medical Transportation
Applying medical ethics to dynamic situations can be especially challenging. Between suicidal
patients, unclear “Do Not Resuscitate” orders and patients who may lack decision making capacity,
doing what’s right for the patient may not always be straightforward. This session, using actual case
studies, will present the four pillars of medical ethics, teach you a method for rapidly approaching
emergency ethical problems and three tests to evaluate new ethical dilemmas.
DISRUPTIVE STRATEGIES FOR REVOLUTIONIZING CARDIAC
NREMT CATEGORY: CARDIOVASCULAR
Joseph Ornato, MD, Professor & Chairman, Dept. of Emergency Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth
Dr. Joseph Ornato, one of the world’s leading researchers, will present a detailed roadmap of what will
soon be in store for resuscitation. He will present several breakthrough strategies and technologies
that are on the horizon with the high potential to dramatically reduce unwitnessed events; speed up
EMS dispatch; enhance bystander CPR rates and early bystander AED application; and enhance short-and long-term survival with critical organ protection.
EMERGENCY PATIENTS PAST, PRESENT, & FUTURE
NREMT CATEGORY: OTHER
James Augustine, MD, FACEP, Chairman, National Clinical Governance Board, USACS
This exceptional data talk, based on the ED Benchmarking Alliance Annual Data Survey, along with the
annual CDC Report on ED patients will educate you on what the data shows, introduce you to trends in
emergency care utilization in America, and the likely future use of emergency services. Dr. Augustine
will then help you plan for patients who will be served by prehospital and MIH providers in the future.