EFFECTIVE EMS LEADERSHIP
NREMT CATEGORY: OTHER
Stephen Marsar, Battalion Chief, Fire Dept., City of New York
Want to improve your communication skills to connect with your personnel? This dynamic session
will offer the Power and Pitfalls of effective EMS Officer management skills and provide real-world
scenarios. Utilizing an interactive exploration of the commonalities and differences between
Management and Leadership ideals will you to apply what you learn. This is a must for members
interested in moving up in the EMS ranks.
EXPLOSIVES LETHAL TRIAD OF TRAUMA
NREMT CATEGORY: TRAUMA
Jarred Alden, M.A., NRP, Lieutenant, The Akron Fire Department
Become exposed to the explosives used in terrorist events in the past and present, from commercial
explosives to homemade explosives. Detonation velocities will be discussed along with confinement,
reflective surfaces and IED components. Videos will illustrate the destructive nature of bombs and
various blast stages and the associated injuries will be introduced to focus on distance, time, and
shielding. You’ll also learn what is being used today by terrorist organizations to increase the lethality
of the IED and proper treatment procedures.
FROM 0 TO 35% SURVIVAL: NEW ADVANCES IN PEDIATRIC RESUSCITATION
NREMT CATEGORY: CARDIOVASCULAR
Lisa Correll, B.A., EMT-P, Captain-Training Officer, Office of Medical Direction, Polk County Fire Rescue
Paul Banerjee, DO, Medical Director, Polk County Fire Rescue
Raf Vittone, Deputy Chief Emergency Services, Polk County Fire Rescue
Come learn how Polk County (FL) Fire Rescue redesigned their pediatric and neonatal resuscitation
practices and went from 0% resuscitations to an amazing 35% survival-to-discharge. This session
will detail how they achieved this great success and illustrate why post–cardiac arrest care should
focus on maintenance of adequate oxygen delivery, provision of support for post–cardiac arrest
myocardial dysfunction, avoidance of secondary neurological injury, and monitoring for, and treatment
of, post-arrest seizures. It will illustrate why it’s important to determine the cause of arrest because
of the possibility of family genetic diseases and demonstrate optimal strategies for survival in
HIGH FIDELITY, LOW COST AIRWAY TRAINING
NREMT CATEGORY: OTHER
Matthew Philbrick, BS, AS, FP-C, CCEMTP, Medical Operations Manager, Mercy Flights, Inc.
Airway trainers can be beyond your current budget capacity. Manikin heads are used to exhaustion.
And, once you intubate a manikin, it’s difficult to create additional airway management experience
with it. In this informative and innovative presentation, Matthew Philbrick will show you how to build
two different, inexpensive airway trainers: A surgical cricothyrotomy trainer utilizing 3D printing
techniques and a SALAD manikin that actually ‘vomits’.