The SUMMIT in Provo 2018, A Training Conference
 
11/07/2018
7:00 am - 6:00 pmRegistration Check In and Badge Pick Up, UVCC 3rd Floor [More Info]
Utah Valley Convention Center, 3rd Floor
Registration and Name Badge Pick Up Location: Utah Valley Convention Center

*** Please note on Wednesday ONLY the registration desk will be located on the 3rd floor of the UVCC. Thursday, Friday and Saturday will it will be located in the exhibit hall on the main floor of the UVCC.
8:00 am - 12:00 pmTaking the EMS Classroom from Drag to Dynamic [More Info]
Utah Valley Convention Center
Dan Limmer, Paramedic, I/C, Police Officer, EMS Educator and Author, Central Washington University, Limmer Creative LLC
Taking the EMS Classroom from Drag to Dynamic
Instructor: Dan Limmer
Location: Utah Valley Convention Center

The traditional EMS classroom consisting of PowerPoints and skills lab are quickly becoming a thing of the past. Educators are embracing a newer, more dynamic model. It can be called flipped, hybrid, and a number of other things, but educators are looking to provide better education and deeper understanding-while improving their pass rates on the NREMT.

This 4-hour workshop will prepare educators to implement or expand this more dynamic classroom from the moment they leave the session. Working individually and in groups, students will explore dynamic methods and actually create activities that can be used immediately in classes. Dan will share many of his most successful exercises and facilitate the session to provide the knowledge and tools you need to bring your classroom from drag to dynamic.

Limit 50 per class
PreCon Package Registration required for this session.


 

8:00 am - 12:00 pmTrapped! [More Info]
Utah Valley Convention Center
Justin Capaul EMT-I, 2nd Due, LLC
Trapped!
Instructors: Justin Capaul, 2nd Due LLC
Location: Utah Valley Convention Center

People get themselves into precarious situations sometimes. This class covers some of the techniques necessary to provide care and remove a patient from these situations. Students will be face with five "pits" that will sharpen their problem-solving and teamwork skills. Skills include ring removal, arm in pipe, hand in a roller press, and several more! Hands-on use of tools is required for every pit. 

PPE required - each attendee is to bring their own gloves and eye protection.

All participants MUST come prepared with the following:

  • Long pants, long sleeve shirt, enclosed shoes (no sandals, etc.)
  • Safety glasses
  • Gloves (wildland, leather, extrication, and utility gloves will all work)

Limit 35 per class
PreCon Package Registration required for this session.


 

8:00 am - 5:00 pmThe Wilderness and You - Who Will Eat Who? [More Info]
Utah Valley Convention Center
Doug Murdock, MD, FACEP, EMT-I, BSN. Conference Medical Director, EMS Associates
The Wilderness and You - Who Will Eat Who?
Instructor: Doug Murdock, MD
Location: Utah Valley Convention Center

Predicaments come easy, but finding solutions often takes work and ingenuity. EMS calls often place us in situations that may require certain skills and training in order for us, and our patients, to make it home. Come join us for a full day of training in backcountry medicine and survival.

No pansy cushy classroom - this will be a day outside, where the elements will be against you and you WILL perform the things you learn. Classroom learning is fine and dandy - performing what you learn is real education.

Strictly limited to 30 individuals who don't mind getting their hands dirty, bloody, burnt and chilled.

Limit 30 per class
PreCon Package Registration required for this session.


 

8:00 am - 7:00 pmRescue Task Force [More Info]
American Fork Junior High School (offsite)
Justin Young, NREMT-P, Firefighter/Investigator, SWAT, Master Operator/Paramedic, Joint Special Operations Group
Ricky Hardman, EMT-B, FF, Engineer (Ret.), Provo City Fire Department
Elle Martin, EMT-I, Sgt., LEO, Conference Director, Brigham Young University, EMS Associates
Jeremy Robertson
Rescue Task Force
Instructors: Justin Young, Ricky Hardman, Elle Martin
Location: American Fork Junior High School (offsite), 20 W 1120 N, American Fork, UT 84003 (click here for map)
Note: Attendees to provide own transportation to training location.

Learn how to respond to an Active Shooter event, jointly with law enforcement using the Rescue Task Force principles/guidelines set forth by the IAFF and have a working knowledge of: Common Terminology, Safety Equipment, Task Priorities, Element Formations, Casualty Flow Paths, Command Structure & Communications.

This course will address the training and principle guidelines needed for Fire/EMS agencies when tasked with responding to an Active Shooter/Critical Incident Event and can serve as a template for agencies looking for a way to organize a structured response using the Rescue Task Force (RTF) concept that is being introduced at the national level.

This single-day course covers principles of tactical trauma medicine that have been successful in reducing the mortality rate of victims in these types of scenarios as well as how EMS can work jointly with law enforcement to bridge the gap in getting critical medical aid to victims.

The course outline follows the IAFF's endorsement on Active Shooter Event response and comprises the elements of the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) program, as well as principles from FEMA's Basic Response to an Active Shooter, Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT), and Law Enforcement Active Shooter Response (LASER).

Limit 30 per class
PreCon Package Registration required for this session.




 

8:00 am - 5:00 pmVehicle and Mass Transportation (Bus) Extrication - Practical Skills Station Course [More Info]
Western Metals (offsite)
Jeff Gates, LN Curtis, LLC
Jason Branson, Captain, Provo Fire Department
Vehicle and Mass Transportation (Bus) Extrication - Practical Skills Station Course
Instructors: Jeff Gates, LN Curtis LLC
Location: Western Metals (offsite), 1776 South Colorado Avenue, Provo UT, 84606 (click here for map)
Note: Attendees to provide own transportation to training location.


Learner Objectives:
  • Safe Scene Size Up – Critical analysis of where to begin the extrication process
  • Critical Evaluation – Where, Why, and What am I doing to increase the patients chance for survival, while using extrication, stabilization and medical procedures.
  • Peel the Onion….referring to the vehicle and its destruction –How to be Quick, EFFECTIVE and Safe.
This pre-con session is generously sponsored by LN Curtis.

Limit 35 per class
PreCon Package Registration required for this session.





 

1:00 pm - 5:00 pmTrapped! [More Info]
Utah Valley Convention Center
Justin Capaul EMT-I, 2nd Due, LLC
Trapped!
Instructors: Justin Capaul, 2nd Due LLC
Location: Utah Valley Convention Center

People get themselves into precarious situations sometimes. This class covers some of the techniques necessary to provide care and remove a patient from these situations. Students will be face with five "pits" that will sharpen their problem-solving and teamwork skills. Skills include ring removal, arm in pipe, hand in a roller press, and several more! Hands-on use of tools is required for every pit. 

PPE required - each attendee is to bring their own gloves and eye protection.

All participants MUST come prepared with the following:

  • Long pants, long sleeve shirt, enclosed shoes (no sandals, etc.)
  • Safety glasses
  • Gloves (wildland, leather, extrication, and utility gloves will all work)

Limit 35 per class
PreCon Package Registration required for this session.


 

1:00 pm - 5:00 pmTaking the EMS Classroom from Drag to Dynamic [More Info]
Utah Valley Convention Center
Dan Limmer, Paramedic, I/C, Police Officer, EMS Educator and Author, Central Washington University, Limmer Creative LLC
Taking the EMS Classroom from Drag to Dynamic
Instructor: Dan Limmer
Location: Utah Valley Convention Center

The traditional EMS classroom consisting of PowerPoints and skills lab are quickly becoming a thing of the past. Educators are embracing a newer, more dynamic model. It can be called flipped, hybrid, and a number of other things, but educators are looking to provide better education and deeper understanding-while improving their pass rates on the NREMT.

This 4-hour workshop will prepare educators to implement or expand this more dynamic classroom from the moment they leave the session. Working individually and in groups, students will explore dynamic methods and actually create activities that can be used immediately in classes. Dan will share many of his most successful exercises and facilitate the session to provide the knowledge and tools you need to bring your classroom from drag to dynamic.

Limit 50 per class
PreCon Package Registration required for this session.


 


11/08/2018
6:30 am - 6:00 pmRegistration Check In and Badge Pick Up, UVCC Level 1 (inside Exhibit Hall) [More Info]
UVCC, Level 1


7:00 am - 7:30 amBreak - Visit Exhibit Hall, UVCC [More Info]
UVCC, Exhibit Hall
Break - Visit Exhibit Hall

Location: Exhibit Hall C, Utah Valley Convention Center

7:30 am - 8:00 amWelcome and Introductions [More Info]
UVCC, Grand Ballroom, Level 2
Doug Murdock, MD, FACEP, EMT-I, BSN. Conference Medical Director, EMS Associates
Elle Martin, EMT-I, Sgt., LEO, Conference Director, Brigham Young University, EMS Associates
Welcome and Introductions
Instructor: EMS Associates
Location: Grand Ballroom, Level 2, Utah Valley Convention Center

Join us for the Welcome and kick off to The SUMMIT in Provo 2018! The Honor Guard, local welcomes and an overview will get us underway.

Level: Basic & Advanced
8:00 am - 9:00 amWhen the Grim Reaper Wins - An EMS Provider's Approach to Death with Dignity [More Info]
UVCC, Grand Ballroom, Level 2
Dan Limmer, Paramedic, I/C, Police Officer, EMS Educator and Author, Central Washington University, Limmer Creative LLC
When the Grim Reaper Wins - An EMS Provider's Approach to Death with Dignity
Instructor: Dan Limmer
Location: Grand Ballroom, Level 2, Utah Valley Convention Center

Description:
While our primary mission is to save lives, not every patient is saved. From fatal trauma to terminal illness, EMS has a front row seat to death and dying with minimal preparation for the nonclinical elements of patient and family care.

This presentation covers the interpersonal components of EMS at death scenes including death notifications, communication with family, friends and the dying patient; interfacing with the police and hospice, and dealing with the emotions you may feel during and after the call. A compassionate interaction with those left behind by the death of a loved one may be one of the most meaningful things you will ever do in EMS.

Level: Basic & Advanced
9:00 am - 10:00 amThe October 1 Music Festival Tragedy in Las Vegas [More Info]
UVCC, Grand Ballroom, Level 2
Mike Barnum MD, FACEP, Medical Director, AMR Las Vegas
The October 1 Music Festival Tragedy in Las Vegas
Instructor: Mike Barnum, MD
Location: Grand Ballroom, Level 2, Utah Valley Convention Center


The events of 1 October 2017 in Las Vegas presented EMS with many operational challenges. The lessons learned from this event are of value to any EMS agency, not just those likely to respond to incidents at mass gatherings.

This presentation seeks to describe how these factors shaped the response as well as to provide potential planning direction and solutions.

Specific issues to be covered include: Crowd Movement, Patient Self Transport, Tactical Considerations, Lack of Triage, and Hospital Overload.

Learner Objectives:
  • Understand the role of crowd dynamics in this incident
  • Understand the role of non ambulance transport in this incident
  • Understand the role of hospital overload and subsequent attempts to redistribute patients in this incident
  • Be able to apply this understanding to planning for multi casualty incidents in their areas of operation


Level: Basic & Advanced
10:00 am - 10:30 amBreak - Visit Exhibit Hall, UVCC [More Info]
UVCC, Exhibit Hall
Break - Visit Exhibit Hall

Location: Exhibit Hall C, Utah Valley Convention Center

10:30 am - 11:30 amSome Bad Places to Be In (on the Farm) [More Info]
Utah Valley Convention Center
Eric Rickenbach, Senior Instructor, Penn State Agricultural Rescue
Some Bad Places to Be in (on the Farm)
Instructor: Eric Rickenbach
Location: Utah Valley Convention Center

Description:
Emergency responders need to recognize and initially manage (size-up) rescues involving the various farm confined-space emergencies that they may encounter while arriving at the scene of farm confined-space emergencies in their communities. 

Participants will learn to apply OSHA and NFPA standards to various farm-confined-space scenarios. This awareness-level training will teach responders how to efficiently and safely manage farm confined-space emergencies.

Learner Objectives:
  • Identify common confined spaces and hazards found in agricultural occupancies.
  • Outline and apply OSHA and NFPA standards for confined space rescue responses. 
  • Discuss patient assessment and care concerns specific to farm confined spaces.

Level: Basic & Advanced
10:30 am - 11:30 amTragedies - World Disasters Over 40 Years [More Info]
Utah Valley Convention Center
Ken Bouvier, NREMT-P, Deputy Chief, New Orleans Emergency Medical Services
Tragedies - World Disasters Over 40 Years
Instructor: Ken Bouvier
Location: Utah Valley Convention Center

Description:
Prehospital Care Practitioners will have a better understanding of how EMS and Emergency Rooms have changed over the last 40 years and the big question is, "Are we prepared for the next 40?"

The rising cost of health care in the United States and the uncertainty of how people will be able to afford health care and insurance is forcing patients to use EMS and Emergency Rooms as their life-net or primary source of medical care. Americans rank high when it comes to Cardiac Arrest, Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity and Cancer.

September 11, 2001 changed the lives of Americans forever, and for the past 16 years we have had to respond to tragedies both natural and man-made. These tragedies have forced EMS and Emergency Rooms to be specially trained for unusual events such as Active Shooters and Acts of Terrorism like the police shootings in Dallas, TX, Baton Rouge, LA, and the Orlando, FL, Pulse Night Club Shooting.

During this session we will look at what we really do and show that we do more than give patients a ride in the ambulance!
Chief Bouvier will use a unique PowerPoint slide show to recap 40 years of Tragedies!

Learner Objectives:
  • Will better understand the poor and uninsured patients
  • Understand why people call EMS instead of going to the doctor
  • Will review World Events that changed the way we respond
  • Will discuss emergency response preparedness & readiness 

Level: Basic & Advanced
10:30 am - 11:30 amFive Ways to Save Your Volunteer EMS Organization [More Info]
Utah Valley Convention Center
Dan Limmer, Paramedic, I/C, Police Officer, EMS Educator and Author, Central Washington University, Limmer Creative LLC
Five Ways to Save Your Volunteer EMS Organization
Instructor: Dan Limmer
Location: Utah Valley Convention Center

Description:
Can volunteerism in EMS survive? It is a question frequently asked in EMS magazines and at national conferences. Utah has a high percentage of volunteer organizations with high quality, dedicated individuals.

This presentation focuses on optimizing volunteer organizations to match the needs of both the organization and the people served.

Designed to address challenging realities with a practical and hopeful approach, this presentation is for leaders and members of volunteer organizations who want to continue and excel for many years to come.

Level: Basic & Advanced
10:30 am - 11:30 amCrushing Issues in Trauma [More Info]
Utah Valley Convention Center
Travis Martin, EMT-P, Firefighter
Crushing Issues in Trauma
Instructor: Travis Martin
Location: Utah Valley Convention Center

Description:
Rural providers may be faced with trapped victims with potential crush syndrome. Handling these cases requires a very coordinated response between all of the agencies involved. 

This seminar will discuss current EMS trends in crush syndrome and discuss patient care priorities necessary for successful outcomes.
" Identify the need for early ALS intervention.
" Identify potential crush injury patterns and the mechanism behind them.
" Identify case appropriate treatment for patients with crush injuries.
" Identify potential indications for a field amputation.

Level: Basic & Advanced
10:30 am - 11:30 amFentanyl Fact and Fiction - The Rise of America's Narcotics Crisis [More Info]
Utah Valley Convention Center
Daniel Batsie, Chief of EMS, Vermont Department of Health
Fentanyl Fact and Fiction - The Rise of America's Narcotics Crisis
Instructor: Daniel Batsie
Location: Utah Valley Convention Center

Description:
The epidemic of narcotic abuse has created a crisis for EMS. More and more each day, practitioners respond to opioid overdoses with an ever increasing scope of practice. Unfortunately, many myths and falsehoods still exist concerning the best practice assessment and treatment of these patients.

This class will review the pathophysiology of narcotic abuse and describe a commonsense approach to care. In particular, we will focus on the decision-making process associated with the use of naloxone as well as the approach to narcotic related cardiac arrest.

All levels are welcome. 

Level: Basic & Advanced
10:30 am - 11:30 amChest Trauma Differential Diagnosis [More Info]
Utah Valley Convention Center
Joe Mistovich, Med, NRP, Chair and Professor, Department of Heath Professions, Youngstown State University
Chest Trauma Differential Diagnosis
Instructor: Joe Mistovich
Location: Utah Valley Convention Center

Description:
Many chest injuries can present with common signs and symptoms of other conditions or other related chest injuries, especially during the initial impression.

This session provides a method of quickly identifying the various chest injuries using the most basic information collected in the initial phases of the assessment.

Level: Basic & Advanced
10:30 am - 11:30 amWhen Things Go South [More Info]
Utah Valley Convention Center
Dave Wilkey, Supervisor Gas Operations Central Region, Dominion Energy
When Things Go South
Instructor: Dave Wilkey
Location: Utah Valley Convention Center

Description:
Topics:
  • Natural Gas Emergencies-The Do's and Don'ts 
  • The Physical Properties of Natural Gas-What You Need Know

Learner Objectives:
  • Gain a better understanding of the properties of natural gas
  • Gain a better understanding of why knowing these properties is so important
  • Gain a better understanding of natural gas companies' policies, procedures and protocols when there is a natural gas emergency


Level: Basic & Advanced
11:30 am - 12:45 pmLunch - On Your Own [More Info]
UVCC, Exhibit Hall
Lunch - On Your Own

On-site concession sales for lunch in the exhibit hall will be available Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
12:45 pm - 1:45 pmTreating Fire Fighters' Injuries [More Info]
Utah Valley Convention Center
Ken Bouvier, NREMT-P, Deputy Chief, New Orleans Emergency Medical Services
Treating Fire Fighters' Injuries
Instructor: Ken Bouvier
Location: Utah Valley Convention Center

Description:
This session is designed to help responders, fire fighters, EMT's and paramedics better manage firefighter injuries. Firefighting is one of the world's most dangerous jobs and accidents in this profession can result in costly losses. The greatest loss being the death of a firefighter.

During this session we explain the two basic factors that motivate accident control efforts. Humane vs. economics, all departments know and understand what it takes to produce the almost perfect firefighter, but they also realize the cost involved. Because of cost, many departments are out of compliance and allow their firefighters to operate unsafe and unhealthy.

We will explain the most common types of injuries - how and why they occur; the importance of wearing proper firefighting equipment; using the Incident Command System; and the need for rehabilitation on scene.

We will discuss signs and symptoms of firefighter injuries and explain both Basic and Advanced Life Support treatments for firefighter injuries.
Learner Objectives:
  • Understand the rules, regulations and laws concerning firefighter safety
  • Understand the need to use proper firefighting equipment
  • Recognize Cardiac and Heat related signs & symptoms
  • Understand the most common firefighter injuries
  • Assist firefighters showing signs of emotional stress
  • Know and understand Basic & Advance Life Support for firefighter injuries
  • Encourage firefighters to eat healthy and exercise daily    

Level: Basic & Advanced
12:45 pm - 1:45 pmCurbside to Bedside - Pediatric Trauma Case Studies [More Info]
Utah Valley Convention Center
Jason Dush, FF, EMT-P, FP-C, TEMS
Curbside to Bedside - Pediatric Trauma Case Studies
Instructor: Jason Dush
Location: Utah Valley Convention Center

Description:
Injury is the number one killer of children in the United States. In 2009, injury accounted for 69.5% of all deaths in children younger than 18 years. The financial burden to society of children who survive childhood injury with disability continues to be enormous.

The entire process of managing childhood injury is complex and varies by region. Only the comprehensive cooperation of a broadly diverse group of people will have a significant effect on improving the care and outcome of injured children.

This session will address injuries and illnesses of children and their respective treatment modalities from the scene through ED. There will be an emphasis on collaboration and teamwork to benefit patient care.

Learner Objectives:
  • Discuss current statistical data
  • Discuss patient and scene management
  • Discuss transport considerations

Level: Basic & Advanced
12:45 pm - 1:45 pmBlood and Guts - An EMT's Guide to Recognizing and Treating Gastrointestinal Bleeding [More Info]
Utah Valley Convention Center
Daniel Batsie, Chief of EMS, Vermont Department of Health
Blood and Guts - An EMT's Guide to Recognizing and Treating Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Instructor: Daniel Batsie
Location: Utah Valley Convention Center

Description:
We typically associate hemorrhage with external bleeding and trauma, but hypovolemic shock can be associated with a wide variety of medical disorders that are often far more difficult to recognize. Gastrointestinal bleeding is a known killer and EMTs must be prepared to identify and treat this potentially lethal condition.

This class will focus on the pathophysiology of the GI bleed and discuss key recognition features. Particular attention will be given to meaningful interventions within the EMT scope of practice. 



Level: Basic & Advanced
12:45 pm - 1:45 pmAre We Really on the Same Page? [More Info]
Utah Valley Convention Center
Eric Rickenbach, Senior Instructor, Penn State Agricultural Rescue
Are We Really on the Same Page?
Instructor: Eric Rickenbach
Location: Utah Valley Convention Center

Description:
As much as the members of the emergency services talk about teamwork, is that really the reality of how things work at a rescue scene?

Whether your primary role is EMS, fire/rescue, law enforcement, 9-1-1 communications, or something else, this session will explore the often-forgotten interdependencies amongst all first and second responders.

When there is a common operating picture, the management of the emergency scene will be better coordinated and result in a safer and more effective response. 

Learner Objectives:
  • Recognize and understand the importance of teamwork at any emergency scene.
  • Identify and analyze the “life-cycle of a rescue incident” and how each emergency response groups must apply the cycle to insure a successful patient-oriented rescue.
  • Discuss the inter-dependencies of each response group involved in a rescue response.


Level: Basic & Advanced
12:45 pm - 1:45 pmLeading with Organizational Respect [More Info]
Utah Valley Convention Center
Chief James Miguel, Chief , Provo City Fire Department
Leading with Organizational Respect
Instructor: James Miguel
Location: Utah Valley Convention Center

Description:
When we think of leadership, we each have a face come to our minds. The face of someone who has made a difference in our lives. The character traits that have served as an example to us and inspired us to try harder and become better people. We will discuss the personal and professional traits that define leadership.  

Learner Objectives:
  • Identify the traits of a respected leader
  • Building a respectful culture
  • Identify behaviors which contribute to organizational respect


Level: Basic & Advanced
12:45 pm - 1:45 pmThe Insider's Perspective [More Info]
Utah Valley Convention Center
Travis Martin, EMT-P, Firefighter
The Insider's Perspective
Instructor: Travis Martin
Location: Utah Valley Convention Center

Description:
This session focuses on case-appropriate trauma care and extrication by understanding basic trauma criteria and relevant vehicle anatomy.

This course will provide the student with an awareness level view of vehicle rescue operations from the "inside rescuer/patient care" perspective. Understanding the "inside perspective" will allow both EMS providers and fire/rescue personnel to better understand the other's respective roles.
" Discuss the need for proper extrication techniques after motor vehicle collisions.
" Discuss potential injury related to specific vehicle anatomy and the mechanism of the crash.
" Discuss appropriate treatment of entrapped victims prior to extrication.
" Discuss potential side effects of delaying treatment for extrication.
" Discuss potential side effects of delaying extrication for treatment.


Level: Basic & Advanced
12:45 pm - 1:45 pmElectrical Hazards [More Info]
Utah Valley Convention Center
Travis Ball, Energy Director, Provo City Power
Electrical Hazards
Instructor: Travis Ball
Location: Utah Valley Convention Center

Description:
In the electrical utility industry, there are many hazards that are unknown to the blind eye, and even to the trained professional there is always a need for pause and caution when dealing with electricity.

First responders are exceptional at their jobs, especially when needing to get to victims in a car wreck, or following protocol on a structural fire in regards to evacuation and determining what type of fire it may be and how best to extinguish it. Unfortunately, there aren’t always visuals or telling signs of an electrical hazard in these examples (or other situations), so taking just one extra minute to assess the potential of electrical hazards can be the difference of severity or even mortality of the victim(s) and the first responders.

Part of what will be taught during this breakout session will be basic electric safety in addition to a discussion of processes and protocols that the electric lineman follows while working around “hot” or “dead” power lines.

Thank you to our sponsor for this session, Provo Power!


Level: Basic & Advanced
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmEMS and Evidence-Based Medicine [More Info]
Utah Valley Convention Center
Mike Barnum MD, FACEP, Medical Director, AMR Las Vegas
EMS and Evidence-Based Medicine
Instructor: Mike Barnum, MC
Location: Utah Valley Convention Center

Description:
EMS is now firmly within the era of evidence-based medicine, which is a good thing. Too many of our providers only hear a negative message. They think EBM is going to result in EMS losing skills such as intubation, trauma care and even ACLS. In truth, it will result in more demands on assessment skills and create more opportunities to intervene, depending on the situation. These changes will demand more training and professionalism than ever.

Learner Objectives:
  • See that while EBM is impacting EMS many EMS providers view it as a negative
  • Understand that EBM is often perceived as removing EMS skills or denigrating EMS interventions
  • Provide a framework with which to help their providers interpret EBM changes as increasing demands and professionalism in EMS

Level: Basic & Advanced
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmGood Tractors are Red - Bad Tractors are Green [More Info]
Utah Valley Convention Center
Eric Rickenbach, Senior Instructor, Penn State Agricultural Rescue
Good Tractors are Red - Bad Tractors are Green
Instructor: Eric Rickenbach
Location: Utah Valley Convention Center

Description:
Agricultural tractors and machinery come in all shapes, sizes, and configurations. Even with this diversity, there are some common concerns, as well as approaches, when responding to a report of someone injured or trapped by these machines. 

This session will give EMS providers the basics to safely approach these types of incidents.

Learner Objectives:
  • Identify various tractors and machinery that are commonly-found on farms.
  • Describe the common dangers and accidents associated with farm machinery.
  • Explain some of the unique patient care considerations related to farm machinery accidents.

Level: Basic & Advanced
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmBreathing in that Farm-Fresh Country Air [More Info]
Utah Valley Convention Center
Travis Martin, EMT-P, Firefighter
Breathing in that Farm-Fresh Country Air
Instructor: Travis Martin
Location: Utah Valley Convention Center

Description:
Day-to-day farmers can be exposed to some very toxic inhalation hazards. They are generally aware of the hazards and take precautions, but sometimes things go bad.

This course will focus on injury/illness from long and short-term exposure to various farm toxins, including but not limited to; silo gas, manure gasses, insecticides, pesticides and other farm chemicals. We will discuss disease patterns and prevention methods as well as treatment options.

" Discuss potential respiratory hazards on farms.
" Discuss potential exposure issues to responders and appropriate PPE.
" Discuss etiology of "silo filler's disease".
" Discuss the effect of long term exposure to farm dust on respiratory health.
" Discuss treatment options for silo gas exposure short and long term.
" Discuss treatment of pesticide and/or insecticide exposure.


Level: Basic & Advanced
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmMan vs. Machine - ATV Trauma Case Studies [More Info]
Utah Valley Convention Center
Jason Dush, FF, EMT-P, FP-C, TEMS
Man vs. Machine - ATV Trauma Case Studies
Instructor: Jason Dush
Location: Utah Valley Convention Center

Description:
All-terrain vehicles are popular off-road vehicles used for a wide variety of work and recreational activities. Recently, the growing popularity of ATVs and the increasing size and power of the vehicles has led to concern over injury risk.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that ATVs result in more than 100,000 emergency department visits annually, including more than 30,000 injuries for children 16 years of age and younger.

During the past decade, more than 200 children died annually due to injuries sustained on ATVs. Children make up a disproportionate number of ATV injuries.

This lecture will focus on the most commonly seen injuries as well as management.

Learner Objectives:
  • Discuss current statistical data
  • Discuss patient and scene management
  • Discuss transport considerations


Level: Basic & Advanced
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmAssessment and Management of Head Injury [More Info]
Utah Valley Convention Center
Joe Mistovich, Med, NRP, Chair and Professor, Department of Heath Professions, Youngstown State University
Assessment and Management of Head Injury
Instructor: Joe Mistovich
Location: Utah Valley Convention Center

Description:
This session provides a basic understanding of the pathophysiology associated with traumatic brain injury, and a review of clinical assessment findings and prehospital management. 


Level: Basic & Advanced
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmElectrical Hazards [More Info]
Utah Valley Convention Center
Travis Ball, Energy Director, Provo City Power
Electrical Hazards
Instructor: Travis Ball
Location: Utah Valley Convention Center

Description:
In the electrical utility industry, there are many hazards that are unknown to the blind eye, and even to the trained professional there is always a need for pause and caution when dealing with electricity. 

First responders are exceptional at their jobs, especially when needing to get to victims in a car wreck, or following protocol on a structural fire in regards to evacuation and determining what type of fire it may be and how best to extinguish it. Unfortunately, there aren’t always visuals or telling signs of an electrical hazard in these examples (or other situations), so taking just one extra minute to assess the potential of electrical hazards can be the difference of severity or even mortality of the victim(s) and the first responders. 

Part of what will be taught during this breakout session will be basic electric safety in addition to a discussion of processes and protocols that the electric lineman follows while working around “hot” or “dead” power lines.

Thank you to our sponsor for this session, Provo Power!

Level: Basic & Advanced
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmBest Practices in Test Item Development [More Info]
Utah Valley Convention Center
Greg Applegate PhD, MBA, Chief Science Officer, National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT)
Best Practices in Test Item Development
Instructor: Greg Applegate
Location: Utah Valley Convention Center

Description:
The quality of a test depends on the quality of its test items. Quality test items allow you to assess your students' level of knowledge accurately. Come to this session to learn strategies for brainstorming and assessing test content, item writing guidelines to follow, and techniques to build quality control into your test development process.

This session is essential content for anyone who makes and uses tests as a part of their job. Activities will include writing and reviewing test items.

LEARNER OBJECTIVES:
  • Define terminology associated with item development
  • Describe strategies for selecting content of test items
  • Become familiar with several types of items you can incorporate into your own tests o Identify quality indicators you can use for writing and reviewing test items


Level: Basic & Advanced
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmBreak - Visit Exhibit Hall, UVCC [More Info]
UVCC, Exhibit Hall
Break - Visit Exhibit Hall

Location: Exhibit Hall C, Utah Valley Convention Center

3:30 pm - 4:45 pmEnsuring an Ethical Organization [More Info]
UVCC, Grand Ballroom, Level 2
Chief James Miguel, Chief , Provo City Fire Department
Ensuring an Ethical Organization
Instructor: James Miguel
Location: Grand Ballroom, Level 2, Utah Valley Convention Center

Description:
There is a fine line between organizational benefit and personal interest. The interesting thing is, the closer we get to the line, the more blurred it becomes. How do we develop a culture where decisions are based first, on those we serve, second, the organization we represent? How do we keep personal interest out of the decision making process? How do we create a culture where people feel safe expressing concerns about organizational issues? We will review case studies that exemplify when unethical practices, bad behavior and personal interest destroy organizations, reputations and careers. 

Learner Objectives:
  • Review case study of a significant ethical breach
  • Identify traits that interfere with ethical best practices
  • Identify communication styles that contribute to highly ethical organizations

Level: Basic & Advanced

11/09/2018
7:00 am - 8:00 amBreak - Visit Exhibit Hall, UVCC [More Info]
UVCC, Exhibit Hall
Break - Visit Exhibit Hall

Location: Exhibit Hall C, Utah Valley Convention Center

7:00 am - 6:00 pmRegistration Check In and Badge Pick Up, UVCC Level 1 (inside Exhibit Hall) [More Info]
UVCC, Level 1


8:00 am - 9:00 amSurviving the Perfect Storm - Public Safety Approach to Mass Disasters [More Info]
UVCC, Grand Ballroom, Level 2
Jason Dush, FF, EMT-P, FP-C, TEMS
Surviving the Perfect Storm - Public Safety Approach to Mass Disasters
Instructor: Jason Dush
Location: Grand Ballroom, Level 2, Utah Valley Convention Center

Description:
Join Jason Dush as he discusses his firsthand experiences with the initial set-up and management of over 2100 evacuees during Hurricane Harvey. He will break down the challenges and successes of setting up an evacuee collection point, and the process used to successfully evacuate thousands of evacuees in 36 hours.

Topics will include challenges faced with evacuation collection points, life safety issues during mass evacuations, management of evacuations and lessons learned specific to the Hurricane Harvey evacuations.

Learner Objectives:
  • Discuss disaster impact challenges
  • Discuss mass sheltering and public health
  • Discuss effective decision-making and communication strategies for mass sheltering

Level: Basic & Advanced
9:00 am - 10:00 amRodeo Injuries - How to Fix a Broken Cowboy [More Info]
UVCC, Grand Ballroom, Level 2
Ken Bouvier, NREMT-P, Deputy Chief, New Orleans Emergency Medical Services
Rodeo Injuries - How to Fix a Broken Cowboy
Instructor: Ken Bouvier
Location: Grand Ballroom, Level 2, Utah Valley Convention Center

Description:
This session is designed to help prehospital care practitioners, emergency nurses and physicians, respiratory, X-ray and lab technicians better understand and manage injuries sustained at the rodeo.

After a long cattle drive in West Texas, cowboys would often demonstrate their riding and roping skills in what came to be known as a rodeo. Records indicate that the first formal rodeo was held in 1872 in Cheyenne, Wyoming and rodeo has continued as one of the competitive sports in the United States where athletes compete for a cash prize.

During this session we explain the different types of injuries sustained in the six (6) main rodeo events. We explain the common injuries that occur while riding saddle and bareback broncos, bull riding, steer wrestling, calf roping and team roping. You will learn and have a better understanding of the size and weight of the livestock, mechanism of injuries, safety equipment and accidents that happen before, during and after a rodeo.

This session uses a unique slide show and video to show how cowboys become broken!

We discuss both Basic & Advanced Life Support.  

Learner Objectives:
  • Better understand the history of a rodeo
  • Understand the six (6) main rodeo events
  • Understand the size and weight of the Livestock
  • Understand how Cowboy's become injured
  • Understand the challenges while treating Cowboys
  • Learn "How to Fix a Broken Cowboy"

Level: Basic & Advanced, Dispatcher
10:00 am - 10:30 amBreak - Visit Exhibit Hall, UVCC [More Info]
UVCC, Exhibit Hall
Break - Visit Exhibit Hall

Location: Exhibit Hall C, Utah Valley Convention Center

10:30 am - 11:30 amIndustrial Accidents - An Ounce of Preparation [More Info]
Utah Valley Convention Center
Mike Barnum MD, FACEP, Medical Director, AMR Las Vegas
Industrial Accidents - An Ounce of Prevention
Instructor: Mike Barnum, MD
Location: Utah Valley Convention Center

Description:
Industrial accidents present a special consideration for EMS. Planning is the key to undertaking a successful operation in any of these incidents. Some aspects that require forethought are obvious (e.g., HAZMAT) while others are less clear.

Areas for considerations will include: Risk assessments, decision making and training, Interface with industrial rescue teams, Multi phase rescue requirements, Injury specific destination criteria, Emerging modalities (e.g., field amputation)

Learner Objectives:
  • Learners will be given a framework with which to assess industrial risks in their areas
  • Learners will be provided with strategies for engaging with industry in planning and rescue operations 
  • Learners will be able to assess their local medical assets to determine optimal transport destinations

Level: Basic & Advanced
10:30 am - 11:30 amFarmers and EMS Providers - Cut from the Same Cloth [More Info]
Utah Valley Convention Center
Eric Rickenbach, Senior Instructor, Penn State Agricultural Rescue
Farmers and EMS Providers - Cut From the Same Cloth
Instructor: Eric Rickenbach
Location: Utah Valley Convention Center

Description:
While the jobs may be radically different, farmers and EMS providers share many of the same qualities and concerns. From fewer people doing the jobs to working in sometimes harsh and tough environments, both groups have challenges that test the mettle of even the most experienced.

Examining these similarities will help both groups understand how to do their jobs better and safer. 

Learner Objectives:
  • Examine the personal traits that farmers and emergency responders share.
  • Evaluate how social pressures are affecting the future of both groups.

Level: Basic & Advanced
10:30 am - 11:30 amThe Insider's Perspective [More Info]
Utah Valley Convention Center
Travis Martin, EMT-P, Firefighter
The Insider's Perspective
Instructor: Travis Martin
Location: Utah Valley Convention Center