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2024 Central Virginia EMS Education Expo
2024 Central Virginia EMS Education Expo
Bon Secours Health System Inc EDUCATION
Multiple dates between March 02, 2024 and March 10, 2024
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THIS EVENT IS 100% FREE!

Bon Secours Mercy Health System, Henrico Division of Fire and Chesterfield Fire & EMS have joined forces to provide the Central Virginia EMS Education Expo! This is the premier EMS education event in our region with our main core value to provide FREE education to our public safety partners.

Registration: Open
Multiple Event Dates Within Range
MAR
02
SATURDAY
to
MAR
10
SUNDAY
See registration form for specific dates
Registration Closes
March 02, 2024 @ 6:00 pm
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Adult Education Center - Regency Square
1420 N. Parham Road
Henrico, VA  USA
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Saturday & Sunday - March 2 & 3 [8:15am - 5:00pm]
801 - EMS Officer 1
801 - EMS Officer 1
0/24 LEFT  
Adult Education Center - Regency Square - Henrico Fire 213
Saturday Mar 02, 2024 @  08:15:AM — Sunday Mar 03, 2024 @  05:00:PM EST

24 hours of Cat 2 CE


Pre-class assignments are required.

Students will need to bring a computer


***24 hours of CE Awarded

BLS: Cat: 2

ALS: Cat: 2


This two-day EMS Officer 1 class is targeted for the entry-level officer serving as the Crew Leader or AIC. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to effectively manage EMS agency operations and administration.



 
 
Saturday - March 2 [8:15am - 5:00pm]
802 - Mental Health Resilience Officer
802 - Mental Health Resilience Officer
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Adult Education Center - Regency Square - Henrico Fire 214
Saturday Mar 02, 2024 @  08:15:AM  —  05:00:PM EST

The Mental Health Resilience Officer (MHRO) course prepares EMS personnel to serve as their agency’s Mental Health Resilience Officer. In this role, the MHRO will engage with peers to develop an understanding of mental health issues and resilience; identify peers who are experiencing mental health stressors and crises; navigate peers in need to the right services for help; and support the development of a culture of mental health resilience and emotional wellness within the agency.

The course covers:

  • the role of a Mental Health Resilience Officer;
  • the impacts of EMS work on mental health and emotional wellbeing;
  • mental health resilience at the individual, interpersonal, and agency level;
  • communication strategies to engage your colleagues regarding mental health issues;
  • case studies in EMS mental health;
  • key elements of an effective agency EMS mental health resilience program; and
  • how to build or strengthen an agency mental health resilience program; and resources to support the MHRO.

This course is designed for EMS practitioners who meet the following qualifications:

  • at a minimum, current state certification or license as an EMT;
  • at least three years of full-time practice (or equivalent) at the EMT level or above;
  • strong interpersonal communication skills with an interest in serving in this position; and
  • prior experience with critical incident stress debriefing (CISD) and/or motivational interviewing preferred.



 
 
Saturday - March 2 [8:15am - 3:00pm]
803 - 12 Lead EKGs: Basic to the Bizarre
803 - 12 Lead EKGs: Basic to the Bizarre
0/33 LEFT  
Adult Education Center - Regency Square - Henrico Fire 208
Saturday Mar 02, 2024 @  08:15:AM  —  03:00:PM EST

BLS: Cat 2

ALS: Cat 1 Area 17

This 6-hour course will start with bringing the provider back to the basics of EKG and 12 lead interpretation. We will spend some time understanding the importance of why grasping the basics is so important and how that dictates the things we see on an EKG. This class will spend time on understanding STEMI metrics and why it is important to quickly obtain and if possible, transmit an EKG to the receiving facility. Your instructors will spend time going over STEMI recognition as well as potential mimickers. We will end the session with other uses for a 12 lead outside of recognizing an MI. This class will pull on your knowledge of anatomy and pathophysiology, electrophysiology, and a multitude of medical conditions that can cause the rhythm changes we see on our 12 leads.

 
 
Saturday - March 2 [8:15am - 11:45am]
804 - Crime Scene Basics for First Responders
804 - Crime Scene Basics for First Responders
0/33 LEFT  
Adult Education Center - Regency Square - Henrico Fire 210
Saturday Mar 02, 2024 @  08:15:AM  —  11:45:AM EST

ALS Area 20/BLS Area 15 - 3 hours


It’s critical for all who may need to enter a crime scene to have an awareness and understanding of the key elements of a crime scene. 

 

This class instruction will focus on the role of a first responder at a crime scene and how to reduce crime scene contamination. Discussions also include legal concerns at a crime scene, the impact of the potential destruction of evidence, and how first responders can assist with an investigation. 


ALS Area 20/BLS Area 15 - 3.5 hours


 
805 - Slap the Cap: Capnography for EMS
805 - Slap the Cap: Capnography for EMS
1/30 LEFT  
Adult Education Center - Regency Square - Henrico Fire 204
Saturday Mar 02, 2024 @  08:15:AM  —  11:45:AM EST

ALS Area 16/BLS Area 11 - 3 hours


First nationally presented course on capnography that is an eye opening experience when participants learn the incredible benefits gained from full ETCO2 monitoring and waveform assessment. In this exciting and informative session, Bob’s discussion includes trauma, cardiac arrest, airway and ventilation assessment and management, from triage of any patient to the ongoing monitoring of the patient. Come learn how to integrate this session into your practice and utilize it to its fullest potential!

 
 
Saturday - March 2 [08:15am - 09:15am]
810 - Strangulation: What EMS Needs To Know
810 - Strangulation: What EMS Needs To Know
7/50 LEFT  
Adult Education Center - Regency Square - Bon Secours 102
Saturday Mar 02, 2024 @  08:15:AM  —  09:15:AM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 18

BLS: Cat 1 Area 13


Strangulation, though not always fatal, produces medical signs and symptoms for patients and these non-fatal assaults are especially common in domestic violence situations. This course will cover the basics of strangulation for EMS providers who may be the first responders on scene for domestic violence calls. It’s crucial that providers recognize the sign and symptoms of strangulation that are often minimized or go unnoticed. Many prosecutors are using EMS providers’ reports to assist in pursuing maximum sentences for perpetrators. Our Forensic Nurse will share helpful suggestions for patient assessment and documentation of strangulation related injuries.





 
811 - Recreational and Medical Marijuana
811 - Recreational and Medical Marijuana
8/50 LEFT  
Adult Education Center - Regency Square - Bon Secours 104
Saturday Mar 02, 2024 @  08:15:AM  —  09:15:AM EST

BLS: Cat: 1 Area: 14

ALS: Cat: 1 Area: 19


Cannabis is legal for medical and recreational use in Virginia; however, a lot of questions remain. What forms of marijuana are used? How is cannabis consumed? What are the benefits and risks associated with cannabis use? What is the difference between medical and reactional cannabis use? In this class we will explore the different forms of cannabis and their effects. We will examine the risks and benefits of cannabis use, especially regarding mental health. Finally, we will look at the variety of medicinal uses of cannabis.


 
812 - Tummy Troubles: Pediatric Ingestions
812 - Tummy Troubles: Pediatric Ingestions
11/50 LEFT  
Adult Education Center - Regency Square - Bon Secours 103
Saturday Mar 02, 2024 @  08:15:AM  —  09:15:AM EST

BLS: Cat 1 Area 19

ALS: Cat 1 Area 14


A review of common pediatric ingested substances and poisons and the proper assessment and treatment by EMS.



 
 
Saturday - March 2 [9:30am - 10:30am]
820 - LVAD & Heart Failure
820 - LVAD & Heart Failure
15/50 LEFT  
Adult Education Center - Regency Square - Bon Secours 102
Saturday Mar 02, 2024 @  09:30:AM  —  10:30:AM EST

BLS Cat: 1 Area: 12

ALS Cat: 1 Area: 17

Nursing CE Approval pending

This class will review the current state of the art treatment in heart failure management. We will discuss the rationale for medical therapy, treatment outcomes, and provide a detailed overview of device choices. LVAD implantation and successes will be reviewed as well as emergent evaluation of the LVAD patient at home.

 
821 - Street Drugs, Drug Slang & Novel Substances of Use
821 - Street Drugs, Drug Slang & Novel Substances of Use
5/56 LEFT  
Adult Education Center - Regency Square - Bon Secours 104
Saturday Mar 02, 2024 @  09:30:AM  —  10:30:AM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 19

BLS: Cat 1 Area 14


Language is always changing; we can especially see this when it comes to drugs. What are the many names of marijuana? What is Tranq? Iso? Death? Special K? This class will explore the variety of substances that people are using, and some of the street/slang words associated with these substances. In addition, we will look at the signs and symptoms of a variety of substances and ways they can impact people who consume them.

 
822 - Pediatric Stroke
822 - Pediatric Stroke
4/50 LEFT  
Adult Education Center - Regency Square - Bon Secours 103
Saturday Mar 02, 2024 @  09:30:AM  —  10:30:AM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 17

BLS: Cat 1 Area 12


Since pediatric strokes are not as common, EMS needs to be more prepared to manage them.  This class will review presenting signs and symptoms of pediatric stroke and appropriate treatment.


 
 
Saturday - March 2 [10:45am - 11:45am]
830 - Prehospital Management of Vascular Injuries & Trauma
830 - Prehospital Management of Vascular Injuries & Trauma
0/50 LEFT  
Adult Education Center - Regency Square - Bon Secours 102
Saturday Mar 02, 2024 @  10:45:AM  —  11:45:AM EST

BLS Cat: 1 Area: 13

ALS Cat: 1 Area: 18

This class will discuss the latest prehospital treatment of vascular injuries in the field. Join Dr. Tierney as he reviews current cases related to these types of traumatic injuries.

 
831 - Burnout, Compassion Fatigue, Ambiguous Endings & Resiliency
831 - Burnout, Compassion Fatigue, Ambiguous Endings & Resiliency
20/55 LEFT  
Adult Education Center - Regency Square - Bon Secours 104
Saturday Mar 02, 2024 @  10:45:AM  —  11:45:AM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 20

BLS: Cat 1 Area 15


The work you do is incredibly important, and extremely difficult. But difficult and dangerous work can take a toll on all of us—no one is immune. What are burnout and compassion fatigue and what can we do about them? What are ambiguous endings, and why are they so common in the work of First Responders, and why do they also take their toll? How can we foster resilience in ourselves and our teammates to be able to continue our work?

 
832 - It's Getting Hot In Here: Pediatric Fever
832 - It's Getting Hot In Here: Pediatric Fever
1/50 LEFT  
Adult Education Center - Regency Square - Bon Secours 103
Saturday Mar 02, 2024 @  10:45:AM  —  11:45:AM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 19

BLS: Cat 1 Area 14

Nursing CE Approval pending

It's a common 911 call. "My child has a high fever." Sometimes the patient may seize or be unconscious by the time EMS arrives. Join Dr. Schey as he reviews how EMS should manage those delicate pediatric patients with a fever.



 
833 - Public Safety Project Management: Techniques and Tools for Effective …
833 - Public Safety Project Management: Techniques and Tools for Effective …
15/30 LEFT  
Adult Education Center - Regency Square - Henrico Fire 212
Saturday Mar 02, 2024 @  10:45:AM  —  11:45:AM EST

ALS: Cat 2

BLS: Cat 2

Join Captain Peter Younes, a Project Management Professional (PMP) and National Registered Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (NREMT-P) from the Henrico County Division of Fire, in this impactful Public Safety Project Management course. This dynamic class covers the fundamentals of project management, aligning with the Project Management Institute's (PMI) best practices and tailored specifically for public safety officers and project managers. Enhance your skills in project management, planning, and evaluation through this interactive and collaborative class.

 
 
Saturday - March 2 [1:00pm - 4:30pm]
806 - Understanding Individual Differences
806 - Understanding Individual Differences
20/30 LEFT  
Adult Education Center - Regency Square - Henrico Fire 210
Saturday Mar 02, 2024 @  01:00:PM  —  04:30:PM EST

BLS Cat: 1 Area: 15

ALS Cat: 1 Area: 20


This instruction provides first responders with information to increase their understanding of the necessity for sensitivity and awareness when interacting with the LGBTQ IA+ community. 

 

Each letter/word associated with the acronym LGBTQ IA+ will be explained. In addition, conversations about biases, same sex marriage, and DMV gender markers will occur. The function of an LGBTQ IA+ Liaison, policy/procedure guidance, and recommendations your agency can implement to improve inclusivity, will also be discussed.  

 
807 - Stethoscopy: The Next Generation
807 - Stethoscopy: The Next Generation
13/30 LEFT  
Adult Education Center - Regency Square - Henrico Fire 204
Saturday Mar 02, 2024 @  01:00:PM  —  04:30:PM EST

ALS Cat: 1 Area: 16

BLS Cat: 1 Area: 11

Students should bring a stethoscope to class!

The stethoscope was invented in 1816. It's the symbol of the medical professional. It's used as a patient assessment tool for blood pressures, breath sounds, heart tones and more. But newer technologies such as NIBP and Capnography are being used. Heart tones are rarely taught or appreciated. So, is the stethoscope still relevant? Recent introduction of digital stethoscopes come with the ability to record and produce waveforms called phonocardiography. Leave to state educator and stethoscopy instructor Bob Page to be all over it. Come and learn about this new technology!


 
 
Saturday - March 2 [1:00pm - 2:00pm]
840 - A Multidisciplinary Simulated Case Review for Active Shooter Response …
840 - A Multidisciplinary Simulated Case Review for Active Shooter Response …
0/52 LEFT  
Adult Education Center - Regency Square - Bon Secours 102
Saturday Mar 02, 2024 @  01:00:PM  —  02:00:PM EST

BLS Cat: 1 Area: 15

ALS Cat: 1 Area: 20


This Active Shooter Simulated Case Review class facilitates the presentation of a simulated case review for an active shooter scenario. This presentation offers comprehensive insight into the actions and coordination of various stakeholders, including the Fire Department, EMS, Police, SWAT, and VCU ER and Trauma Team members, at crucial intervals during an active shooter incident. It serves to enhance global situational awareness of the collaborative efforts among public safety agencies and their counterparts in responding to and managing such critical situations. The class features a near minute-by-minute breakdown of the first portion of an active shooter scenario. It also provides key takeaways for successful management of these types of events as well as presenting a global overview of stakeholder actions.

 
841 - Surviving Sepsis Starts With You
841 - Surviving Sepsis Starts With You
0/58 LEFT  
Adult Education Center - Regency Square - Bon Secours 104
Saturday Mar 02, 2024 @  01:00:PM  —  02:00:PM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 19

BLS: Cat 1 Area 14

Sepsis is a medical emergency that EMS frequently responds to. Severe sepsis usually can be fairly easy to recognize. But what about early onset sepsis. Early identification and aggressive treatment by EMS can literally be the difference between life and death for these patients. Come learn how surviving sepsis begins with YOU!


 
842 - Pre-hospital Recognition and Management of Toxicological Emergencies
842 - Pre-hospital Recognition and Management of Toxicological Emergencies
0/52 LEFT  
Adult Education Center - Regency Square - Bon Secours 103
Saturday Mar 02, 2024 @  01:00:PM  —  02:00:PM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 19

BLS: Cat 1 Area 14

This class will review common toxic substances and how important prehospital treatment is to the positive outcomes of patients exposed to toxic substances.



 
843 - TBD Medical or Operations Topic
843 - TBD Medical or Operations Topic
25/30 LEFT  
Adult Education Center - Regency Square - Henrico Fire 212
Saturday Mar 02, 2024 @  01:00:PM  —  02:00:PM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area

BLS: Cat 1 Area


Class to be announced soon. Medical or operations topic


 
 
Saturday - March 2 [2:15pm - 3:15pm]
850 - A Multidisciplinary Simulated Case Review for Active Shooter Response …
850 - A Multidisciplinary Simulated Case Review for Active Shooter Response …
1/52 LEFT  
Adult Education Center - Regency Square - Bon Secours 102
Saturday Mar 02, 2024 @  02:15:PM  —  03:15:PM EST

BLS Cat: 1 Area: 15

ALS Cat: 1 Area: 20

This Active Shooter Simulated Case Review class facilitates the presentation of a simulated case review for an active shooter scenario. This presentation offers comprehensive insight into the actions and coordination of various stakeholders, including the Fire Department, EMS, Police, SWAT, and VCU ER and Trauma Team members, at crucial intervals during an active shooter incident. It serves to enhance global situational awareness of the collaborative efforts among public safety agencies and their counterparts in responding to and managing such critical situations. The class features a near minute-by-minute breakdown of the first portion of an active shooter scenario. It also provides key takeaways for successful management of these types of events as well as presenting a global overview of stakeholder actions.


 
851 - A Fresh Look at Decontamination Part 1 of 2
851 - A Fresh Look at Decontamination Part 1 of 2
24/52 LEFT  
Adult Education Center - Regency Square - Bon Secours 103
Saturday Mar 02, 2024 @  02:15:PM  —  03:15:PM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 20

BLS: Cat 1 Area 15

Decontamination has been based off practices set up in 1918. The presentation will discuss changing decontamination procedures based off the type of chemical involved and signs and symptoms of the patient.

 
852 - Chest Pain: No ALS? No Problem! - The BLS 12 Lead
852 - Chest Pain: No ALS? No Problem! - The BLS 12 Lead
0/57 LEFT  
Adult Education Center - Regency Square - Bon Secours 104
Saturday Mar 02, 2024 @  02:15:PM  —  03:15:PM EST

ALS: Cat 2

BLS: Cat 1 Area 12


This class is geared for the BLS provider or anyone who just wants the fundamentals. This will be an interactive review of cardiac anatomy, 12-lead technology past and present, and obtaining/acquiring the all-important 12 Lead and identifying those STEMIs!


 
853 - Class TBD (Anticipated Medical Topic)
853 - Class TBD (Anticipated Medical Topic)
22/30 LEFT  
Adult Education Center - Regency Square - Henrico Fire 212
Saturday Mar 02, 2024 @  02:15:PM  —  03:15:PM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 19 (anticipated)

BLS: Cat 1 Area 14 (anticipated)

Newly added class due to overwhelming demand

 
 
Saturday - March 2 [3:30pm - 4:30pm]
860 - Mechanical Ventilation: Foundational Basics of Management
860 - Mechanical Ventilation: Foundational Basics of Management
0/55 LEFT  
Adult Education Center - Regency Square - Bon Secours 104
Saturday Mar 02, 2024 @  03:30:PM  —  04:30:PM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 16

BLS: Cat 2


EMS professionals encounter mechanically ventilated patients both in 911 and transport environments. This lecture will cover the foundation-level information all EMS providers should know to initiate mechanical ventilation or transfer a patient that is already receiving mechanical ventilation. The information presented is applicable to devices as simple as a bag valve mask or as complex as a full-featured ICU ventilator.

Discuss and understand a step-wise approach to managing a mechanically ventilated patient

Discuss and understand the assessment and management of oxygenation and ventilation

Discuss and understand the components of Minute Ventilation


 
861 - A Fresh Look at Decontamination Part 2 of 2
861 - A Fresh Look at Decontamination Part 2 of 2
22/52 LEFT  
Adult Education Center - Regency Square - Bon Secours 103
Saturday Mar 02, 2024 @  03:30:PM  —  04:30:PM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 20

BLS: Cat 1 Area 15

Decontamination has been based off practices set up in 1918. The presentation will discuss changing decontamination procedures based off the type of chemical involved and signs and symptoms of the patient.


 
862 - Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner! Review your Anatomy & Physiology in a …
862 - Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner! Review your Anatomy & Physiology in a …
0/50 LEFT  
Adult Education Center - Regency Square - Bon Secours 102
Saturday Mar 02, 2024 @  03:30:PM  —  04:30:PM EST

ALS Cat 1 Area 17

BLS Cat 1 Area 12


Let’s play BINGO! This class will go over anatomy of the cardiovascular and the respiratory systems in a fun game-like environment. We will talk about some of the physiology associated with these organ systems as well. Try your luck and see if you can be our big winner!!!


 
863 - Cardiovascular Evaluation & Pediatric Shock
863 - Cardiovascular Evaluation & Pediatric Shock
18/30 LEFT  
Adult Education Center - Regency Square - Henrico Fire 212
Saturday Mar 02, 2024 @  03:30:PM  —  04:30:PM EST

ALS Cat 1 Area 19

BLS Cat 1 Area 14

Join Pediatric Intensivist, Dr. Niharika Samtani, for a class about cardiac assessment and pediatric shock.

 
 
Sunday - March 3 [8:15am - 4:30pm]
900 - Geriatric EMS
900 - Geriatric EMS
0/18 LEFT  
Adult Education Center - Regency Square - Henrico Fire 214
Sunday Mar 03, 2024 @  08:15:AM  —  04:30:PM EST

ALS Area 16/BLS Area 11 - 1 hour

ALS Area 17/BLS Area 12 - 1.5 hours

ALS Area 18/BLS Area 13 - 1 hour

ALS Area 19/BLS Area 14 - 3.5 hours

ALS Area 20/BLS Area 15 - 1 hour



NAEMT’s Geriatric Education for EMS course prepares prehospital practitioners to respond to, assess, and care for this fast-growing patient population. This third edition of the course strengthens and enhances practitioners’ ability to provide the best care for older adults in every community.

The GEMS course helps EMS practitioners learn to conduct a comprehensive assessment of geriatric patients. Be­cause the aging process affects all body systems, NAEMT’s course provides an overview of changes that occur as people age and describes how those changes can impact patient pre­sentation. Incorporation of the GEMS Diamond (Geriatric, Environmental, Medical, and Social assessments) can help practitioners formulate a holistic diagnostic and treatment approach.


The third edition of GEMS addresses the following topics:

  • Changes with age and assessment of the older patient
  • Polypharmacy and Toxicity in Older Patients
  • Respiratory Emergencies
  • Cardiovascular Emergencies
  • Trauma
  • Other Medical Disorders
  • Neurologic Emergencies
  • Elder Maltreatment and Psychosocial Emergencies
  • End-of-Life and Palliative Care
  • Disaster Triage and Transporting Older Patients
  • Left Ventricular Assist Devices
  • Skin Disorders
  • Ventilators
  • Urinary Catheter and Colostomy Bag Care
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators

The 8-hour course is appropriate for EMTs, paramedics, emergency medical responders, nurses, physician assistants and physicians. GEMS is accredited by CAPCE and recognized by NREMT.


 
901 - Pediatric Emergency Assessment with Simulation
901 - Pediatric Emergency Assessment with Simulation
1/26 LEFT  
Adult Education Center - Regency Square - Henrico Fire 204
Sunday Mar 03, 2024 @  08:15:AM  —  04:30:PM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 19

BLS: Cat 1 Area 14


This presentation will assist front line healthcare providers in developing a rapid systematic approach to pediatric assessment. It will also empower the health care providers to make a rapid determination of which primary hands-on assessment is most appropriate for the situation. We will explore the Pediatric Assessment Triangle (PATs), ABCs, and CABs as tools in pediatric assessment.


At the completion of this presentation HCP should be able to:

• Discuss importance of having a systematic approach of assessment to the critically ill pediatric patient

• Identify the two main components of the pediatric emergency assessment

• From the doorway assessment, chose which primary hands-on assessment to begin

 

o   Target Audience: Any HCP who cares for pediatric patients


 
 
Sunday - March 3 [8:15am - 9:15am]
910 - Corrosive Burns for the First Responder Part 1 of 2
910 - Corrosive Burns for the First Responder Part 1 of 2
4/50 LEFT  
Adult Education Center - Regency Square - Bon Secours 102
Sunday Mar 03, 2024 @  08:15:AM  —  09:15:AM EST

BLS Cat: 1 Area: 13

ALS Cat: 1 Area: 18


Not talked about often enough. Corrosive burns aren't very common but do require training to treat properly. This class will allow the student to gain an understanding of where we can encounter Corrosive Burns and how to manage those complex patients

 
911 - Oh Baby! Preparing for a Delivery in the Field
911 - Oh Baby! Preparing for a Delivery in the Field
0/58 LEFT  
Adult Education Center - Regency Square - Bon Secours 104
Sunday Mar 03, 2024 @  08:15:AM  —  09:15:AM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 19

BLS: Cat 1 Area 14


Language is always changing; we can especially see this when it comes to drugs. What are the many names of marijuana? What is Tranq? Iso? Death? Special K? This class will explore the variety of substances that people are using, and some of the street/slang words associated with these substances. In addition, we will look at the signs and symptoms of a variety of substances and ways they can impact people who consume them.

 
912 - Pediatric Airway
912 - Pediatric Airway
3/56 LEFT  
Adult Education Center - Regency Square - Bon Secours 103
Sunday Mar 03, 2024 @  08:15:AM  —  09:15:AM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 16

BLS: Cat 1 Area 11

Nursing CE Approval pending

Join Dr. Randy Geldreich as he reviews pediatric airway anatomy and the delicate management of an airway. He will include case studies and current best practice maneuvers to secure a pediatric airway


 
 
Sunday - March 3 [9:30am - 10:30am]
920 - Corrosive Burns for the First Responder Part 2 of 2
920 - Corrosive Burns for the First Responder Part 2 of 2
6/50 LEFT  
Adult Education Center - Regency Square - Bon Secours 102
Sunday Mar 03, 2024 @  09:30:AM  —  10:30:AM EST

BLS Cat: 1 Area: 13

ALS Cat: 1 Area: 18


Gaining an understanding of where we can encounter Corrosive Burns and how to manage our patient


 
921 - Stroke 101
921 - Stroke 101
0/59 LEFT  
Adult Education Center - Regency Square - Bon Secours 104
Sunday Mar 03, 2024 @  09:30:AM  —  10:30:AM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 17

BLS: Cat 1 Area 12


Let's go back to the beginning to discuss who is highest at risk for stroke and why. There's so much to gain from your physical assessment to understand more about the patient's chief complaint. Join Kai Funk as she takes us back to the basics for stroke recognition and treatment!


 
922 - Vicarious Trauma and Building Resilience for the EMS Professional Par …
922 - Vicarious Trauma and Building Resilience for the EMS Professional Par …
11/50 LEFT  
Adult Education Center - Regency Square - Bon Secours 103
Sunday Mar 03, 2024 @  09:30:AM  —  10:30:AM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 20

BLS: Cat 1 Area 15

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) continues to rank as one of the most stressful jobs in the United States (Bennett, 2004; Dow, 2019). Vicarious trauma is defined as the emotional residue of exposure to traumatic stories and experiences of others through the healthcare response; witnessing fear, pain, and terror that others have experienced; a pre-occupation with horrific stories told to the professional (American Counseling Association, 2016). This training will address stigma surrounding vicarious trauma, skill building to help support the EMS professional, and how to advocate for systems change. 

Learning

Objectives:  

1.      Participants will understand the stigma around the impact

of vicarious trauma on the EMS Professional and other healthcare

providers.   

2.      Participants will learn activities to do to reduce the

impact of vicarious trauma and resources to access in the community.   

3.      Participants will learn how to lead discussions within

their organizations to create change.  



 
 
Sunday - March 3 [10:45am - 11:45am]
930 - Pediatric Case Studies
930 - Pediatric Case Studies
0/56 LEFT  
Adult Education Center - Regency Square - Bon Secours 102
Sunday Mar 03, 2024 @  10:45:AM  —  11:45:AM EST

BLS Cat: 1 Area: 14

ALS Cat: 1 Area: 19

Medical Director of the St. Mary's Pediatric ED will review complex case studies of pediatric patients presenting to the Emergency Department.


 
931 - Stroke Mimics
931 - Stroke Mimics
0/59 LEFT  
Adult Education Center - Regency Square - Bon Secours 104
Sunday Mar 03, 2024 @  10:45:AM  —  11:45:AM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 17

BLS: Cat 1 Area 12

Nursing CE Approval pending

EMS providers are educated thoroughly on stroke signs and symptoms but what it if looks like a stroke, but it isn't. Join Kai Funk as she reviews those tricky stroke mimics and chameleons.

 
932 - Vicarious Trauma and Building Resilience for the EMS Professional Par …
932 - Vicarious Trauma and Building Resilience for the EMS Professional Par …
2/50 LEFT  
Adult Education Center - Regency Square - Bon Secours 103
Sunday Mar 03, 2024 @  10:45:AM  —  11:45:AM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 20

BLS: Cat 1 Area 15

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) continues to rank as one of the most stressful jobs in the United States (Bennett, 2004; Dow, 2019). Vicarious trauma is defined as the emotional residue of exposure to traumatic stories and experiences of others through the healthcare response; witnessing fear, pain, and terror that others have experienced; a pre-occupation with horrific stories told to the professional (American Counseling Association, 2016). This training will address stigma surrounding vicarious trauma, skill building to help support the EMS professional, and how to advocate for systems change. 

Learning

Objectives:  

1.      Participants will understand the stigma around the impact

of vicarious trauma on the EMS Professional and other healthcare

providers.   

2.      Participants will learn activities to do to reduce the

impact of vicarious trauma and resources to access in the community.   

3.      Participants will learn how to lead discussions within

their organizations to create change.  


 
 
Sunday - March 3 [1:00pm - 2:00pm]
940 - Load and Go? Not Just Yet!
940 - Load and Go? Not Just Yet!
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Adult Education Center - Regency Square - Bon Secours 104
Sunday Mar 03, 2024 @  01:00:PM  —  02:00:PM EST

BLS Cat: 1 Area: 14

ALS Cat: 1 Area: 19

Sometimes patients don't fit neatly into the "Load and Go" or "Stay and Play" models. In fact, some of the sickest patients may need immediate stabilization prior to even removing them from the scene. Join us for a discussion on recognition and care of those that could benefit from remaining on scene to decrease the chances of coding during transport.

 
941 - Is it a Stroke or Not? Reversible Cerebral Vasoconstriction Syndrome
941 - Is it a Stroke or Not? Reversible Cerebral Vasoconstriction Syndrome
0/54 LEFT  
Adult Education Center - Regency Square - Bon Secours 102
Sunday Mar 03, 2024 @  01:00:PM  —  02:00:PM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 17

BLS: Cat 1 Area 12


Bring in the Neuro Nerds! Reversible Cerebral Vasoconstriction Syndrome causes visual disturbances, nausea, headaches and other symptoms that mimic a stroke. Come learn more about this condition and how to distinguish it from a CVA.

 
942 - Airway Emergencies
942 - Airway Emergencies
0/54 LEFT  
Adult Education Center - Regency Square - Bon Secours 103
Sunday Mar 03, 2024 @  01:00:PM  —  02:00:PM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 16

BLS: Cat 1 Area 11

Dr. Henry Wong will review the anatomy of the airway and cases where the aggressive airway management was necessary.


 
 
Sunday - March 3 [2:15pm - 3:15pm]
950 - "They're 4-wide in Richmond!" Medical Care at Richmond Race …
950 - "They're 4-wide in Richmond!" Medical Care at Richmond Race …
16/57 LEFT  
Adult Education Center - Regency Square - Bon Secours 104
Sunday Mar 03, 2024 @  02:15:PM  —  03:15:PM EST

BLS Cat: 1 Area: 15

ALS Cat: 1 Area: 20

We will take a look at the medical response plan at the Richmond Raceway to provide care for everyone from campers to crew.

 
951 - Post-Stroke Visual Difficulties
951 - Post-Stroke Visual Difficulties
2/54 LEFT  
Adult Education Center - Regency Square - Bon Secours 102
Sunday Mar 03, 2024 @  02:15:PM  —  03:15:PM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 17

BLS: Cat 1 Area 12


It's common for stroke patients to have visual difficulties after their stroke. This class will discuss that recover process and how to assess old versus "new" onset visual problems during an emergency.

 
952 - Sports Injuries
952 - Sports Injuries
0/54 LEFT  
Adult Education Center - Regency Square - Bon Secours 103
Sunday Mar 03, 2024 @  02:15:PM  —  03:15:PM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 18

BLS: Cat 1 Area 13

Dr. Sanderson will review common and uncommon sports related injuries and prehospital management of those injuries.



 
 
Saturday & Sunday - March 9 & 10 [8:15am-5:00pm]
1002 - Advanced Medical Life Support
1002 - Advanced Medical Life Support
0/18 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Police Classroom 4
Saturday Mar 09, 2024 @  08:15:AM — Sunday Mar 10, 2024 @  05:00:PM EST


Cat: 1 Area: 11/16 - 3.5 hours

Cat: 1 Area: 12/17 - 3 hours

Cat: 1 Area: 13/18 - 1.5 hours

Cat: 1 Area: 14/19 - 4.5 hours

Cat: 1 Area: 15/20 - 3.5 hours



Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) remains the gold standard of education for emergency medical assessment and treatment. Endorsed by the National Association of EMS Physicians, AMLS emphasizes the use of the AMLS Assessment Pathway, a systematic tool for assessing and managing common medical conditions with urgent accuracy.

In the third edition of AMLS, students learn to recognize and manage common medical crises through realistic case-based scenarios that challenge students to apply their knowledge to highly critical patients. The course emphasizes the use of scene size-up, first impression, history, interactive group discussion on differential diagnosis and potential treatment strategies, and physical exam to systematically rule out and consider possibilities and probabilities in treating patients’ medical crises. The third edition AMLS library of patient simulations offers students an opportunity to apply critical thinking skills to a variety of patient presentations. Additional features include patient simulation monitor images and ECGs provided by iSimulate, to enhance students’ experience.

The course utilizes the AMLS textbook and course manual, and covers the following topics:

  • Respiratory disorders
  • Cardiovascular disorders
  • Shock
  • Sepsis
  • Neurological disorders
  • Endocrine/Metabolic disorders
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Infectious disease
  • Abdominal disorders
  • Toxicological emergencies
  • Exposure to hazardous materials

AMLS is appropriate for EMTs, paramedics, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse anesthetists and physicians. AMLS is accredited by CAPCE and recognized by NREMT.


 
 
Saturday - March 9 [8:15am-4:30pm]
1000 - MCI - Mother Of All Drills
1000 - MCI - Mother Of All Drills
14/30 LEFT  
Enon Fire Training Center
Saturday Mar 09, 2024 @  08:15:AM  —  04:30:PM EST

BLS Cat: 1 Area: 15

ALS Cat: 1 Area: 20


Aura Prep, a specialized Fire/EMS Training Group from New York, will provide a lecture about MCI triage and management. There will be hands on practice to hone your skills followed by the Mother Of All Drills to test your knowledge and abilities.

 
 
Saturday - March 9 [8:15am - 11:45am]
1001 - Crime Scene Basics for First Responders
1001 - Crime Scene Basics for First Responders
27/45 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Police Classroom 3
Saturday Mar 09, 2024 @  08:15:AM  —  11:45:AM EST

BLS Cat: 1 Area: 15

ALS Cat: 1 Area: 20

It’s critical for all who may need to enter a crime scene to have an awareness and understanding of the key elements of a crime scene. 

 

This class instruction will focus on the role of a first responder at a crime scene and how to reduce crime scene contamination. Discussions also include legal concerns at a crime scene, the impact of the potential destruction of evidence, and how first responders can assist with an investigation. 


ALS Area 20/BLS Area 15 - 3.5 hours


 
 
Saturday - March 9 [8:15am - 9:15am]
1100 - Recreational and Medical Marijuana
1100 - Recreational and Medical Marijuana
67/80 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Shared Classroom A
Saturday Mar 09, 2024 @  08:15:AM  —  09:15:AM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 19

BLS: Cat 1 Area 14


Cannabis is legal for medical and recreational use in Virginia; however, a lot of questions remain. What forms of marijuana are used? How is cannabis consumed? What are the benefits and risks associated with cannabis use? What is the difference between medical and reactional cannabis use? In this class we will explore the different forms of cannabis and their effects. We will examine the risks and benefits of cannabis use, especially regarding mental health. Finally, we will look at the variety of medicinal uses of cannabis.

 
1101 - Stolen Souls: Human Trafficking
1101 - Stolen Souls: Human Trafficking
62/80 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Shared Classroom D
Saturday Mar 09, 2024 @  08:15:AM  —  09:15:AM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 20

BLS: Cat 1 Area 15

Nursing CE Approval pending

Almost 90% of human trafficking victims encounter a healthcare provider during their exploitation. It is essential for healthcare workers to equip themselves with knowledge in this space to help prevent further victimization and create a safe and trusting environment for victims. In this course you will learn key indicators to identify victims of human trafficking, demonstrate how to start the conversation with patients using an evidence-based tool, and maintain safety and trust with this delicate patient population.


Objectives:

1.    Define human trafficking and verbalize the prevalence in society

2.    Identify key indicators that someone may be a victim of human trafficking

3.    Describe an evidence-based tool for communicating concerns with patients




 
1102 - Tox 101: Breaking Down Toxicology for EMS
1102 - Tox 101: Breaking Down Toxicology for EMS
32/40 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Fire Classroom 1
Saturday Mar 09, 2024 @  08:15:AM  —  09:15:AM EST

BLS: Cat 1 Area 14

ALS: Cat 1 Area 19


As a first responder, you have a higher probability of encountering a victim of human trafficking. Are you prepared to see the signs? The Bon Secours Forensic Nurse team will review the intricate web of human trafficking and how to identify victims.

 
1103 - Identifying Posterior Stroke
1103 - Identifying Posterior Stroke
21/40 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Fire Classroom 2
Saturday Mar 09, 2024 @  08:15:AM  —  09:15:AM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 17

BLS: Cat 1 Area 12


This class will discuss BEFAST but specifically the B and E part (balance, eyes), as well provide a rudimentary review of head CTs. This presentation will also go over stroke alert pearls (drilling down on last known well, pertinent hx, etc) 


 
1104 - Ouch! Boom! Falls and Fractures
1104 - Ouch! Boom! Falls and Fractures
26/45 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Police Classroom 1
Saturday Mar 09, 2024 @  08:15:AM  —  09:15:AM EST

BLS: Cat: 1 Area: 13

ALS: Cat: 1 Area: 18


Respond to "Injuries from a Fall" That's a common call that we receive. Dr. Budny will review common injuries from falls and management of those fractures.

 
1105 - Respiratory Management of Infants
1105 - Respiratory Management of Infants
27/45 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Police Classroom 2
Saturday Mar 09, 2024 @  08:15:AM  —  09:15:AM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 19

BLS: Cat 1 Area 14


Your patient is a baby with difficulty breathing. That's scary to all of us! Dr. Ann Heerens will review basic infant airway anatomy and prepare EMS providers to manage respiratory distress in infants.

 
1106 - Home Medication Heartache
1106 - Home Medication Heartache
22/40 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Fire Classroom 3
Saturday Mar 09, 2024 @  08:15:AM  —  09:15:AM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 19

BLS: Cat 1 Area 14

It seems there is a pill for every ill. Knowing which medications to use in a prehospital emergency is one thing, but understanding the thousands of medications used at home by patients and their interactions is quite another feat! This session will focus on the mechanism of action of cardiac drugs by class in order to ensure participants leave with knowledge of the most common drugs and most lethal drug interactions in the field. This session has pearls of wisdom for all levels of providers.

 

At the conclusion of this session you will be able to:

  1. Describe why each of the four classes of antidysrhythmic medications are used in prehospital medicine compared to one another
  2. Differentiate between the classes of medications used to treat hypertension
  3. Determine three dangerous drug interactions among the cardiac medications


 
1107 - EMS: Past, Present & Future
1107 - EMS: Past, Present & Future
23/40 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Police Classroom 4
Saturday Mar 09, 2024 @  08:15:AM  —  09:15:AM EST

BLS: Cat: 1 Area: 15

ALS: Cat: 1 Area: 20

This class will provide an overview of the history of EMS as a system, how it got to it's current condition and a glimpse into the future. Dr. Dusty Anderson will discuss stresses on the system before and after the Covid pandemic and insights on ways the system can continue to improve.

 
 
Saturday - March 9 [9:30am - 10:30am]
1200 - Street Drugs, Drug Slang & Novel Substances of Use
1200 - Street Drugs, Drug Slang & Novel Substances of Use
50/80 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Shared Classroom A
Saturday Mar 09, 2024 @  09:30:AM  —  10:30:AM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 19

BLS: Cat 1 Area 14


Language is always changing; we can especially see this when it comes to drugs. What are the many names of marijuana? What is Tranq? Iso? Death? Special K? This class will explore the variety of substances that people are using, and some of the street/slang words associated with these substances. In addition, we will look at the signs and symptoms of a variety of substances and ways they can impact people who consume them.

 
1201 - Optimal Prehospital Resuscitation and the Use of Whole Blood in the …
1201 - Optimal Prehospital Resuscitation and the Use of Whole Blood in the …
22/40 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Fire Classroom 4
Saturday Mar 09, 2024 @  09:30:AM  —  10:30:AM EST

BLS: Cat: 1 Area: 12

ALS: Cat: 1 Area: 17

Dr. Amir Louka will discuss current trends in prehospital resuscitation and how to incorporate the use of whole blood in the field.


 
1202 - That's "A Cute" Abdomen! My Stomach Is Killing Me Part 1 o …
1202 - That's "A Cute" Abdomen! My Stomach Is Killing Me Part 1 o …
29/40 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Fire Classroom 1
Saturday Mar 09, 2024 @  09:30:AM  —  10:30:AM EST

BLS: Cat 1 Area 14

ALS: Cat 1 Area 19

This class will review abdominal anatomy and the interconnectivity of abdominal organs and disease processes which contribute to patient morbidity and mortality. We will discuss several common, and not so common, conditions encountered by prehospital providers. The class will highlight assessment findings and emergency medical interventions, and strive to equip you with the knowledge to manage your patient interaction and help ensure an optimal patient outcome.


 
1203 - Deciphering the Medical & Psychiatric ECO and TDO in Virginia
1203 - Deciphering the Medical & Psychiatric ECO and TDO in Virginia
19/45 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Police Classroom 1
Saturday Mar 09, 2024 @  09:30:AM  —  10:30:AM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 20

BLS: Cat 1 Area 15


In this lecture we will discuss Virginia code regulations, criteria and process for obtaining and maintaining a Medical ECO and TDO as well as the Psychiatric ECO and TDO. 


Dr. Joran Sequeira is the medical director at Southside Medical Center and Colonial Heights freestanding emergency departments. She also serves as the secretary of the Virginia College of Emergency Physicians (VACEP) and serves on multiple state behavioral health workgroups.


 
1204 - The High-Tech World of Complex Pediatrics
1204 - The High-Tech World of Complex Pediatrics
29/40 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Fire Classroom 3
Saturday Mar 09, 2024 @  09:30:AM  —  10:30:AM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 19

BLS: Cat 1 Area 14

This class will cover Trachs, G-tubes, Vagus Nerve Stimulators, Shunts and other consideration for medically complex pediatric patients.  

 
1205 - LVAD & Heart Failure
1205 - LVAD & Heart Failure
58/80 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Shared Classroom D
Saturday Mar 09, 2024 @  09:30:AM  —  10:30:AM EST

BLS: Cat: 1 Area: 12

ALS: Cat: 1 Area: 17

Nursing CE Approval pending

This class will review the current state of the art treatment in heart failure management. We will discuss the rationale for medical therapy, treatment outcomes, and provide a detailed overview of device choices. LVAD implantation and successes will be reviewed as well as emergent evaluation of the LVAD patient at home.


 
1206 - Neonatal Emergencies
1206 - Neonatal Emergencies
35/45 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Police Classroom 2
Saturday Mar 09, 2024 @  09:30:AM  —  10:30:AM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 19

BLS: Cat 1 Area 14

Newborns presenting with respiratory illness should be evaluated promptly as respiratory failure can precipitate quickly. Dr. Karen Wharton will review cases and the importance of rapid EMS intervention.

 
1207 - Documentation: That's What She Said!
1207 - Documentation: That's What She Said!
17/40 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Fire Classroom 2
Saturday Mar 09, 2024 @  09:30:AM  —  10:30:AM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 20

BLS: Cat 1 Area 15

Discussion of dynamic challenges with modern EMS documentation. We will go over multiple opportunities with call sheets to protect you 

 
 
Saturday - March 9 [10:45am - 11:45am]
1300 - Burnout, Compassion Fatigue, Ambiguous Endings & Resiliency
1300 - Burnout, Compassion Fatigue, Ambiguous Endings & Resiliency
65/80 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Shared Classroom A
Saturday Mar 09, 2024 @  10:45:AM  —  11:45:AM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 20

BLS: Cat 1 Area 15


The work you do is incredibly important, and extremely difficult. But difficult and dangerous work can take a toll on all of us—no one is immune. What are burnout and compassion fatigue and what can we do about them? What are ambiguous endings, and why are they so common in the work of First Responders, and why do they also take their toll? How can we foster resilience in ourselves and our teammates to be able to continue our work?

 
1301 - Hocus POCUS: Ultrasound for EMS
1301 - Hocus POCUS: Ultrasound for EMS
0/40 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Fire Classroom 4
Saturday Mar 09, 2024 @  10:45:AM  —  11:45:AM EST

BLS: Cat: 1 Area: 14

ALS: Cat: 1 Area: 19


Prehospital Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) is a rapidly growing field. In skilled hands, ultrasound can guide management of cardiac arrest as well as medical and trauma resuscitations. Other uses include expanded diagnostic capability of mobile integrated health programs and advanced procedural guidance. Is your agency using ultrasound or considering developing a program? This course will use real cases to provide examples of the benefits and pitfalls of a prehospital ultrasound program.

 
1302 - That's "A Cute" Abdomen! My Stomach Is Killing Me Part 2 …
1302 - That's "A Cute" Abdomen! My Stomach Is Killing Me Part 2 …
28/40 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Fire Classroom 1
Saturday Mar 09, 2024 @  10:45:AM  —  11:45:AM EST

BLS: Cat 1 Area 14

ALS: Cat 1 Area 19


This class will review abdominal anatomy and the interconnectivity of abdominal organs and disease processes which contribute to patient morbidity and mortality. We will discuss several common, and not so common, conditions encountered by prehospital providers. The class will highlight assessment findings and emergency medical interventions, and strive to equip you with the knowledge to manage your patient interaction and help ensure an optimal patient outcome.

 
1303 - Unlocking Toxic Secrets: Case-Based Insights into Poisonings
1303 - Unlocking Toxic Secrets: Case-Based Insights into Poisonings
54/80 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Shared Classroom D
Saturday Mar 09, 2024 @  10:45:AM  —  11:45:AM EST

BLS: Cat: 1 Area: 14

ALS: Cat: 1 Area: 19

Join us for an engaging session where we take a practical, case-based approach to unraveling toxidromes. Explore real-life scenarios that will enhance your understanding of toxicology, from identification and assessment to interventions. This lecture is designed to equip EMS professionals with valuable tips and strategies that can be readily applied on your next shift.

 
1304 - Roadway Incident Safety & Survival for Fire & EMS
1304 - Roadway Incident Safety & Survival for Fire & EMS
30/40 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Fire Classroom 3
Saturday Mar 09, 2024 @  10:45:AM  —  11:45:AM EST

BLS: Cat: 1 Area: 15

ALS: Cat: 1 Area: 20

Emergency responses to road and highway incidents are some of the most dangerous work faced by firefighters and emergency medical personnel nowadays. Blocking with fire apparatus helps protect fire and EMS personnel but that's only one aspect of an overall system for roadway incident response. Technological innovations are helping to provide additional safeguards. This session will review the strategies and tactics that have successfully protected emergency personnel at roadway incidents and will also review innovative ideas and equipment that have been introduced within the past few years to help make roadway incident scenes better protected.

Learning Objectives

1) Students will be able to describe strategies & tactics for protecting emergency responders, victims & other motorists from being struck by vehicles at roadway incidents

2) Students will be able to list and describe the core fundamental practices that should be utilized for all roadway incidents and will be able to describe innovative equipment and techniques for protecting incidents.

3) Students will learn where to find free reference materials and training resources for roadway incident operations training for use in their own agencies.


 
1305 - Managing for Success: What I Wish I’d Known
1305 - Managing for Success: What I Wish I’d Known
22/40 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Fire Classroom 2
Saturday Mar 09, 2024 @  10:45:AM  —  11:45:AM EST

BLS: Cat: 1 Area: 15

ALS: Cat: 1 Area: 20

Are you a new or aspiring EMS executive or manager? By sharing some lessons learned and a few "how-tos" through interactive lecture and discussion, let's talk management instead of leadership for a change.

 

It may not be as inspiring, but excellent management skills are a critical, yet often overlooked facet of executive-level leadership.

 

Topics covered will include: time and task management, prioritization and scheduling, communicating the business case both verbally and in writing, crisis management and numerous others. With a focus on how to get things done while juggling the dynamic demands of a public safety agency, operational and budgetary pressures and while remaining connected to your people, this session is a must for improving productivity and effectiveness.

 
1306 - Brain Death for EMS Providers
1306 - Brain Death for EMS Providers
24/45 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Police Classroom 1
Saturday Mar 09, 2024 @  10:45:AM  —  11:45:AM EST

BLS: Cat 1 Area: 14

ALS: Cat 1 Area: 19

This course is a review of the history of Brain Death in the US and VA laws surrounding it.

Objectives:

• Recognize when a headache is a neurological emergency

• Identify patients at risk for neurological decompensation

• List the criteria for declaring brain death in the State of Virginia


 
1307 - Dropping the Shield
1307 - Dropping the Shield
31/45 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Police Classroom 2
Saturday Mar 09, 2024 @  10:45:AM  —  11:45:AM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 20

BLS: Cat 1 Area 15

After the suicide of a close firefighter brother just 17 days after meeting me for lunch I decided to start a business to help those first responders and their families who may be suffering in silence due to the stigma. Operation Yellow Tape assist with motivation, next steps, community and stressing that telling your own story of struggle could very well become someone’s survival guide. I teach an acronym called HELP. Health, Educate, Launch and People. Operation Yellow Tape knows the struggles inside the yellow tape are difficult but also those struggles outside the yellow tape have to be addressed and hit head on if needed. Taking care of yourself mentally and emotionally during this 20-25 year journey is an absolute must. My speaking covers my own story of struggle, what I did and in my opinion why it helps us and our families if followed. 

 
 
Saturday - March 9 [1:00pm - 4:30pm]
1002 - Understanding Individual Differences
1002 - Understanding Individual Differences
41/45 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Police Classroom 3
Saturday Mar 09, 2024 @  01:00:PM  —  04:30:PM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 20

BLS: Cat 1 Area 15


This instruction provides first responders with information to increase their understanding of the necessity for sensitivity and awareness when interacting with the LGBTQ IA+ community. 

 

Each letter/word associated with the acronym LGBTQ IA+ will be explained. In addition, conversations about biases, same sex marriage, and DMV gender markers will occur. The function of an LGBTQ IA+ Liaison, policy/procedure guidance, and recommendations your agency can implement to improve inclusivity, will also be discussed.  

 
1003 - Intro to Mechanical Ventilation
1003 - Intro to Mechanical Ventilation
8/20 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Fire Classroom 3
Saturday Mar 09, 2024 @  01:00:PM  —  04:30:PM EST

BLS: Cat: 2

ALS: Cat: 1 Area: 16

Participants will be introduced to the use of Mechanical Ventilators as it applies to EMS scene response and inter-facility transports. Much of our time will be spent discussing BVM vs Mechanical Ventilator use and Modes of ventilation with advantages and disadvantages of each mode discussed. Settings/adjustments and troubleshooting alarms will also be discussed. Participants will be given hands on time using the Zoll AEV ventilator in various scenarios.


 
 
Saturday - March 9 [1:00pm - 2:00pm]
1400 - All My Patients Are On Drugs – Look Behind the Bathroom Mirror Par …
1400 - All My Patients Are On Drugs – Look Behind the Bathroom Mirror Par …
57/80 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Shared Classroom A
Saturday Mar 09, 2024 @  01:00:PM  —  02:00:PM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 19

BLS: Cat 1 Area 14

Nursing CE Approval pending

Understanding medication names and classes can offer valuable insight into a patient’s medical history and can help prehospital providers understand the history of the present illness and formulate a treatment plan based on differential diagnoses.  If assessment is the basis for action, it’s critical to understand the pharmacological forces already impacting your patient’s current condition.

 
1401 - Current Issues in Chest Trauma Management
1401 - Current Issues in Chest Trauma Management
51/80 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Shared Classroom D
Saturday Mar 09, 2024 @  01:00:PM  —  02:00:PM EST

BLS: Cat: 1 Area: 13

ALS: Cat: 1 Area: 18

Chest trauma is a leading cause of trauma death in this country. Are you doing everything you can for these patients? Come learn what’s new in the management of cardiothoracic trauma so that your patients have a fighting chance of survival! This session is appropriate for both ALS and BLS providers.


At the conclusion of this session you will be able to:

  1. Apply the Fick Principle to the development of shock in the chest trauma patient
  2. Recognize commotio cordis and key interventions for patient survival
  3. Understand when to needle decompress a pneumothorax
 
1402 - Pediatric Assessment Workshop
1402 - Pediatric Assessment Workshop
6/24 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Fire Classroom 1
Saturday Mar 09, 2024 @  01:00:PM  —  02:00:PM EST

BLS: Cat 1 Area 14

ALS: Cat 1 Area 19

Dealing with kids usually brings about some anxiety with most EMS providers. Come to this workshop and Dr. Louka and Dr. WIllis will work with you during hands-on skills stations with real, live kids! See how pediatric patient interact with you and deal with devices like the pulse ox and more!

 
1403 - Vehicle Immersion Crash Survival
1403 - Vehicle Immersion Crash Survival
18/40 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Fire Classroom 2
Saturday Mar 09, 2024 @  01:00:PM  —  02:00:PM EST

BLS: Cat: 1 Area: 15

ALS: Cat: 1 Area: 20


This presentation is based on the following scientific publication: “Vehicle submersion: A review of the problem, associated risks and survival information.” Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine 2013. The presentation will show the recommended steps that occupants of a submerged vehicle should follow to quickly and safely escape the vehicle. It will also discuss recommended protocols that Emergency Communication Center Operators should follow when they receive a call from the occupant of a submerged vehicle. The presentation will show a tool that all vehicle operators should carry to aid in their escape. Following the steps taught in this class could save your life one day!


 
1404 - Pain & Sedation Management in the Mechanically Ventilated Patient
1404 - Pain & Sedation Management in the Mechanically Ventilated Patient
35/45 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Police Classroom 1
Saturday Mar 09, 2024 @  01:00:PM  —  02:00:PM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 16

BLS: Cat 2

This class will review common medications and practices for safe management of ventilated patients.

 
1405 - Mitigating Death Notification: Skills to Deliver an Appropriate Noti …
1405 - Mitigating Death Notification: Skills to Deliver an Appropriate Noti …
27/45 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Police Classroom 2
Saturday Mar 09, 2024 @  01:00:PM  —  02:00:PM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 20

BLS: Cat 1 Area 15


Telling friends and family members that their loved one has died is no easy task. There's no textbook way of delivering that message for every situation. Come learn with Shannon Daniel as she provides you with skills to help deliver this difficult message about the death of a loved one.


 
1406 - Valves, Ventricles, & Vessels: A Visual Adventure
1406 - Valves, Ventricles, & Vessels: A Visual Adventure
0/27 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Fire Classroom 4
Saturday Mar 09, 2024 @  01:00:PM  —  02:00:PM EST

BLS: Cat: 1 Area: 12

ALS: Cat: 1 Area: 17

Join us for an exciting anatomy adventure through the heart! Providers will get up close and personal with cardiac anatomy as they dissect real hearts and discuss various cardiac structures. This course will provide prehospital providers with a comprehensive review of cardiac anatomy and blood flow through the heart.

 
 
Saturday - March 9 [2:15pm - 3:15pm]
1500 - All My Patients Are On Drugs – Look Behind the Bathroom Mirror Par …
1500 - All My Patients Are On Drugs – Look Behind the Bathroom Mirror Par …
60/80 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Shared Classroom A
Saturday Mar 09, 2024 @  02:15:PM  —  03:15:PM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 19

BLS: Cat 1 Area 14

Nursing CE Approval pending

Understanding medication names and classes can offer valuable insight into a patient’s medical history and can help prehospital providers understand the history of the present illness and formulate a treatment plan based on differential diagnoses.  If assessment is the basis for action, it’s critical to understand the pharmacological forces already impacting your patient’s current condition.


 
1501 - Overview on Toxidromes
1501 - Overview on Toxidromes
60/80 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Shared Classroom D
Saturday Mar 09, 2024 @  02:15:PM  —  03:15:PM EST

BLS: Cat: 1 Area: 14

ALS: Cat: 1 Area: 19

There are thousands of the substances that are toxic to humans and can present with a variety of signs/symptoms. This class will review the common toxidromes that EMS sees and how to respond to those emergencies.

Review toxic ingestions, both intentional and unintentional.

Discuss immediate resuscitation needs and transport.


 
1502 - Freestanding Free-for-All: Making Informed Transport Decisions
1502 - Freestanding Free-for-All: Making Informed Transport Decisions
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Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Fire Classroom 1
Saturday Mar 09, 2024 @  02:15:PM  —  03:15:PM EST

BLS: Cat: 1 Area: 15

ALS: Cat: 1 Area: 20


Do you understand the capabilities of a Free Standing Emergency Department? FSEDs are capable of handling some complex patients but which EMS patients should be transported there? Come listen to Dr. Louka as she explains the facility's capabilities and which patients should go there.


 
1503 - Stress First Aid Part 1 of 2
1503 - Stress First Aid Part 1 of 2
30/40 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Fire Classroom 2
Saturday Mar 09, 2024 @  02:15:PM  —  03:15:PM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 20

BLS: Cat 1 Area 15


This set of tools is used to care for stress reactions in firefighters and EMS personnel. Unlike other acute stress management procedures, Stress First Aid is designed to support firefighters and EMS personnel. The goal is to restore health and readiness after a stress reaction. It emphasizes the importance of continuously monitoring the stress of personnel and to quickly recognize and appropriately help individuals to ensure a return to full-function. Stress First Aid fosters strong leadership and unit cohesion but is individualized to meet the needs of each person in each context; there are no one-size-fits all solution.


 
1504 - Critical Care Transport Case Studies
1504 - Critical Care Transport Case Studies
26/40 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Police Classroom 1
Saturday Mar 09, 2024 @  02:15:PM  —  03:15:PM EST

BLS: Cat: 1 Area: 14

ALS: Cat: 1 Area: 19

Andrew Hartung with the Bon Secours Critical Care Transport team will present 4 challenging interfacility transfers and lessons learned from each.

 
1505 - Your Body Is A Big Dumb Animal and It Does Some Pretty Cool Things T …
1505 - Your Body Is A Big Dumb Animal and It Does Some Pretty Cool Things T …
2/40 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Fire Classroom 4
Saturday Mar 09, 2024 @  02:15:PM  —  03:15:PM EST

BLS: Cat: 1 Area: 11

ALS: Cat: 1 Area: 16


Have you ever felt victimized by the pathophysiology chapter in an EMS textbook, or maybe had trouble following a lecturer as they explained the effects a disease has on the body to the microscopic level? If so, this is the class for you! Filled with the instructor’s awesome one-liners and horrible drawings, we’re going to cover some of the most common complaints in EMS like CHF, asthma and shock to name a few. Designed for both BLS and ALS providers, the class will go over the disease process itself, as well as common interventions(both BLS and ALS). 

 


 
1506 - Jobs for Sale
1506 - Jobs for Sale
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Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Police Classroom 2
Saturday Mar 09, 2024 @  02:15:PM  —  03:15:PM EST

ALS: Cat 2

BLS: Cat 2

"Jobs For Sale" tackles the challenge of recruiting in a competitive labor market with limited applicants. With nearly two vacancies for every unemployed worker, a marketing mindset is crucial. The course emphasizes proactive recruitment strategies, crafting persuasive pitches, and adapting to meet evolving career expectations to attract qualified candidates effectively.

 
1507 - Critical Care Transport Case Studies
1507 - Critical Care Transport Case Studies
36/45 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Police Classroom 2
Saturday Mar 09, 2024 @  02:15:PM  —  03:15:PM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 18

BLS: Cat 1 Area 13


This class is an in depth review of Shock and the pathophysiology surrounding each type. In this class we will review the types of shock, their causes, and treatments, ending with a short review over the use of vasopressors in shock. 

 
 
Saturday - March 9 [3:30pm - 4:30pm]
1600 - How Lack of Sleep is Making You Stupid, Slow and Dangerous
1600 - How Lack of Sleep is Making You Stupid, Slow and Dangerous
58/80 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Shared Classroom A
Saturday Mar 09, 2024 @  03:30:PM  —  04:30:PM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 20

BLS: Cat 1 Area 15

There are not enough hours in the day! Sleep deprivation is affecting not only our health and performance, but also our students’. It is important for you as an instructor to understand what qualifies as sleep deprivation and how learning, performance, and behavior are negatively impacted by sleep disturbances, especially when the content of what you teach has live saving (or life-threatening) consequences!

 

At the conclusion of this session you will be able to:

1.     Define sleep deprivation and sleep disturbance.

2.     List five dangerous side effects of sleep deprivation.

Identify classroom management techniques that can assist repair damage done by sleep deprivation

 
1601 - Recognizing & Treating Anaphylaxis
1601 - Recognizing & Treating Anaphylaxis
46/80 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Shared Classroom D
Saturday Mar 09, 2024 @  03:30:PM  —  04:30:PM EST

BLS: Cat: 1 Area: 14

ALS: Cat: 1 Area: 19

Anaphylaxis is scary for the patient and the EMS provider. The signs and symptoms can appear very rapidly or a bit more gradual, then all at once. This class will review common and not so common symptoms associated with an anaphylactic reaction and how a keen EMS provider should identify anaphylaxis early for a positive patient outcome.

 
1602 - “ Pop Quiz Hotshot - You Just Got Assigned to Training. What Do You …
1602 - “ Pop Quiz Hotshot - You Just Got Assigned to Training. What Do You …
33/40 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Fire Classroom 4
Saturday Mar 09, 2024 @  03:30:PM  —  04:30:PM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 20

BLS: Cat 1 Area 15


So you just got assigned to Training...and you've never taught a class before. Sound familiar? While this can be a stressful situation, it doesn't have to be! This crowd-involved presentation will focus on common issues that new instructors face, as well as some instructional concepts that can take the stress out of the classroom. We will also touch on some simple technological resources available to supplement and enhance traditional classroom delivery. Hint : it's not PowerPoint!


 
1603 - Stress First Aid Part 2 of 2
1603 - Stress First Aid Part 2 of 2
30/40 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Fire Classroom 2
Saturday Mar 09, 2024 @  03:30:PM  —  04:30:PM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 20

BLS: Cat 1 Area 15


This set of tools is used to care for stress reactions in firefighters and EMS personnel. Unlike other acute stress management procedures, Stress First Aid is designed to support firefighters and EMS personnel. The goal is to restore health and readiness after a stress reaction. It emphasizes the importance of continuously monitoring the stress of personnel and to quickly recognize and appropriately help individuals to ensure a return to full-function. Stress First Aid fosters strong leadership and unit cohesion but is individualized to meet the needs of each person in each context; there are no one-size-fits all solution.


 
1604 - EMS & Leadership: Hot Topics
1604 - EMS & Leadership: Hot Topics
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Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Fire Classroom 1
Saturday Mar 09, 2024 @  03:30:PM  —  04:30:PM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 20

BLS: Cat 1 Area 15

Ask the Chief! Battalion Chief Justin Adams is open for an entire hour of your questions. Bring your discussion ideas about leadership, influence, change and topics that affect our EMS system today.

 
1605 - Cultural Competency in EMS
1605 - Cultural Competency in EMS
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Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Police Classroom 2
Saturday Mar 09, 2024 @  03:30:PM  —  04:30:PM EST

BLS: Cat: 1 Area: 15

ALS: Cat: 1 Area: 20

"Cultural Competency in EMS" is a one-hour program designed to enhance the understanding and application of cultural competency within Emergency Medical Services (EMS). This course explores the importance of cultural competency in both workforce dynamics and patient care within the EMS context. Participants will engage in discussions that foster awareness, sensitivity, and effective communication when interacting with diverse patient populations.

 
1606 - Recent Court Decisions: Ketamine, Good Samaritan Limits and Other C …
1606 - Recent Court Decisions: Ketamine, Good Samaritan Limits and Other C …
16/45 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Police Classroom 1
Saturday Mar 09, 2024 @  03:30:PM  —  04:30:PM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 20

BLS: Cat 1 Area 15

There's a lot to review with recent court decisions that draw a negative light to the EMS community. Recent court decisions will be discussed.

 
 
Sunday, March 10 [8:15am-4:30pm]
2100 - Advanced Burn Life Support
2100 - Advanced Burn Life Support
3/20 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Shared Classroom D
Sunday Mar 10, 2024 @  08:15:AM  —  04:30:PM EST

ALS Providers Only

BLS: Cat: 2

ALS: Cat: 1 Area: 18


This ABLS program provides knowledge for immediate care of the burn patient up to the first 24 hours post injury. ABLS programs also support emergency preparedness and mass casualty incidents focusing on triage, burn survivability, prioritizing transport of the patients and patient treatment.  ABLS requires a written test and hands on didactics similar to the more well known ACLS program. 


 
 
Sunday, March 10 [8:15am-11:45am]
2102 - Airway & Resuscitation Lab
2102 - Airway & Resuscitation Lab
24/50 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Shared Classroom A
Sunday Mar 10, 2024 @  08:15:AM  —  11:45:AM EST

BLS: Cat: 1 Area 11

ALS: Cat: 1 Area:16


Some of the most stressful calls in EMS are ones in which lifesaving skills are utilized. These calls often are of low frequency, and patient outcomes can be impacted by skill degradation. This lab will provide hands-on training with airway management and promote honing of resuscitation skills. Students will review and perform maneuvers on difficult airways, surgical airways, blood administration, and emerging defibrillation practices in the out-of-hospital environment. 

 
 
Sunday, March 10 [1:00pm-4:30pm]
2110 - Airway & Resuscitation Lab (Repeat)
2110 - Airway & Resuscitation Lab (Repeat)
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Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Shared Classroom A
Sunday Mar 10, 2024 @  01:00:PM  —  04:30:PM EST

BLS: Cat: 1 Area 11

ALS: Cat: 1 Area:16


Some of the most stressful calls in EMS are ones in which lifesaving skills are utilized. These calls often are of low frequency, and patient outcomes can be impacted by skill degradation. This lab will provide hands-on training with airway management and promote honing of resuscitation skills. Students will review and perform maneuvers on difficult airways, surgical airways, blood administration, and emerging defibrillation practices in the out-of-hospital environment. 

 
 
Sunday, March 10 [8:15am-9:15am]
2103 - High Performance Ventilation: The Virginia Experience Results!
2103 - High Performance Ventilation: The Virginia Experience Results!
30/40 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Fire Classroom 2
Sunday Mar 10, 2024 @  08:15:AM  —  09:15:AM EST

BLS: Cat: 1 Area: 11

ALS: Cat: 1 Area: 16

Research shows that often, EMS providers have trouble ventilating patients. In this eye-opening, In this eye-opening session, Bob lays out the incredible findings of a 2022 high-fidelity simulations and high-performance ventilation workshops. During 2022, Bob collected data from over 35 classes with over 600 BLS and ALS Providers. Students performed ventilations on high-fidelity simulators, monitoring rate, volume, and pressures. Bob gathered baseline data, and then used state-of-the art feedback devices to show ways to improve ventilations and help students develop muscle memory. After the training, marked skill improvements were recorded in all measured parameters. Come see some sweeping recommendations to the “P” back in CPR and deliver better ventilation performance in all your patients.

 

 
2104 - Pediatric Trauma, Cases through the Ages
2104 - Pediatric Trauma, Cases through the Ages
28/45 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Police Classroom 3
Sunday Mar 10, 2024 @  08:15:AM  —  09:15:AM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 18

BLS: Cat 1 Area 13

Nursing CE Approval pending

This presentation will provide an overview of the Virginia Trauma System and specific pediatric injuries by developmental stages. Case studies will be used to demonstrate common injury types, assessment findings and treatments.  

 
2105 - Mobile Integrated Healthcare and the Addiction Crisis
2105 - Mobile Integrated Healthcare and the Addiction Crisis
32/40 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Fire Classroom 4
Sunday Mar 10, 2024 @  08:15:AM  —  09:15:AM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 20

BLS: Cat 1 Area 15


Chesterfield Fire and EMS has been involved in Mobile Integrated Healthcare for ten years. Since 2017, this has included efforts to help individuals dealing with substance use disorders after overdoses. Addiction is a disease that does not spare anyone, and the current drug supply presents a threat that is increasingly lethal. This class will examine the role of MIH in the addiction crisis, lessons learned throughout the program’s evolution, and how these practices can benefit other localities. 

 
2106 - We’ve Got ROSC!!!! Now What?
2106 - We’ve Got ROSC!!!! Now What?
29/45 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Police Classroom 1
Sunday Mar 10, 2024 @  08:15:AM  —  09:15:AM EST

ALS Cat 1 Area 17

BLS Cat 1 Area 12


The adrenaline runs high during a pediatric code. The focus is all about return of spontaneous circulation- what happens when we do get ROSC? Here is a priority driven look at post resuscitation care and how we should focus our efforts

o     Objectives:

o     Define 2 main patient care driven goals after ROSC is achieved

o     List 1 hemodynamic parameter that might indicate seizures in the medically paralyzed patient

·       Describe 3 considerations for the unstable pediatric congenital heart disease patient

 
2107 - Breathe Easier Knowing Respiratory Pharmacology
2107 - Breathe Easier Knowing Respiratory Pharmacology
35/45 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Police Classroom 2
Sunday Mar 10, 2024 @  08:15:AM  —  09:15:AM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 19

BLS: Cat 1 Area 14


Did you know that allowing a patient to use one of their own inhalers during an asthma attack can actually hurt them? Shortness of breath calls are among the most common, and lethal! Most providers are used to using one or two medications as bronchodilators, but emergency respiratory pharmacology can be easily divided into three mechanisms for optimal treatment. Learn which medications correct specific respiratory pathology and which combinations can be deadly if you don’t know about them. This session has useful, practical information for both EMTs and Paramedics.

 

At the conclusion of this session you will be able to:

  1. List the three most common pathologies occurring during a shortness of breath call
  2. Describe why each of the three classes of respiratory medications are used in prehospital medicine compared to one another
  3. Differentiate between mucolytics, antitussives, and expectorants


 
2108 - To Dart or Not To Dart? Needle Thoracostomy
2108 - To Dart or Not To Dart? Needle Thoracostomy
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Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Fire Classroom 3
Sunday Mar 10, 2024 @  08:15:AM  —  09:15:AM EST

ALS Cat 1 Area 18

BLS Cat 2

Tension pneumothorax is a life threatening condition requiring immediate intervention. Incorrect assessment and needle decompression placement have the potential to damage to underlying structures if not performed as indicated. Regional and statewide data was analyzed demonstrating profound overuse of this procedure, often in patients without tension physiology. This presentation will report findings and update recommendations utilizing case studies to exemplify the problem.

 

 
 
Sunday, March 10 [9:30am-10:30am]
2203 - Portable Respiratory Monitoring Tools: Is It Worth It For EMS?
2203 - Portable Respiratory Monitoring Tools: Is It Worth It For EMS?
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Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Fire Classroom 2
Sunday Mar 10, 2024 @  09:30:AM  —  10:30:AM EST

BLS: Cat: 1 Area: 11

ALS: Cat: 1 Area: 16

EMS providers a primarily taught subjective assessment techniques for patient with respiratory problems. This includes basic observation of signs and symptoms that can often be confusing and misleading. Then providers are asked to interview patients for OPQRST-SAMPLE when they are having a hard enough time just breathing. Add to the fact that most protocols are written having therapy based on chief complaints and sometimes without sound clinical judgement. Studies have suggested this approach can be dangerous. Technological advancements have produced respiratory monitors that are much smaller in size and a fraction of the cost of our high end monitor/defibrillator with Pulse Ox and Capnography. In this presentation, Bob introduces the audience to the concepts of the big three of respiratory monitoring: Pulse oximetry, capnography, and Co-Oximetry (CO monitoring), describing their use as objective patient assessment tools, and discusses through case reviews, the impact they can have on clinical decision making for all levels of providers.  

 
2204 - Pediatric Patients: Parents and Pitfalls
2204 - Pediatric Patients: Parents and Pitfalls
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Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Police Classroom 1
Sunday Mar 10, 2024 @  09:30:AM  —  10:30:AM EST

BLS Cat: 1 Area: 14

ALS Cat: 1 Area: 19

Dealing with pediatric patients can be stressful, even to the most experienced providers. Join in this presentation as we discuss tips and pearls from a health care provider with over 30 years of pediatric critical care experience. More importantly, Dusty has discussed this topic with many parents of critically ill children who are eager to share their thoughts on the topic with health care providers. Objectives: Discover two key actions parents of critically ill children wished every health care provider would do.  List one expectation of parents when 9 1 1 is called to the home of a chronically ill child

 
2205 - Mass Matters but Speed Always Wins
2205 - Mass Matters but Speed Always Wins
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Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Police Classroom 3
Sunday Mar 10, 2024 @  09:30:AM  —  10:30:AM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 18

BLS: Cat 1 Area 13

This lecture will review the core principles of physics and how they apply to various types of injuries. Understanding mechanisms of injury will assist the provider in anticipating injury pat-terns. Thermal, electrical, blunt, and penetrating mechanisms will result in varying patterns of injury. Early consideration of the injury pattern will allow the provider to initiate the most appropriate treatment strategies for the patient. Injury patterns are often linked to the patient’s age and stage of life. These factors will be considered in planning treatment.

Instructor: Kelley C Rumsey

 
2206 - Corrosive Burns for the First Responder Part 1 of 2
2206 - Corrosive Burns for the First Responder Part 1 of 2
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Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Fire Classroom 3
Sunday Mar 10, 2024 @  09:30:AM  —  11:45:AM EST

ALS Cat 1 Area 18

BLS Cat 1 Area 13

This is a 2- hour class. Gaining an understanding of where we can encounter Corrosive Burns and how to manage our patient

 
2207 - Lending a Paw: Therapy Dogs in Public Safety
2207 - Lending a Paw: Therapy Dogs in Public Safety
7/32 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Fire Classroom 4
Sunday Mar 10, 2024 @  09:30:AM  —  10:30:AM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 20

BLS: Cat 1 Area 15

An introduction to therapy dogs and how Animal-Assisted Therapy is being used in public safety to benefit responders and their mental health.

Speaker Bio: Sadie is a 3-year old Lab-Golden Retriever mix and registered therapy dog with the Alliance of Therapy Dogs. She teams with Lieutenant David Bigelow of Chesterfield Fire and EMS to provide support for those in the community. Lieutenant Bigelow has been the Program Manager for the Mobile Integrated Healthcare unit for three years and serves on the department’s Peer Support team. 

 
2208 - Prehospital Care for Decompression Injuries
2208 - Prehospital Care for Decompression Injuries
16/31 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Police Classroom 2
Sunday Mar 10, 2024 @  09:30:AM  —  10:30:AM EST

ALS Cat 1 Area 18

BLS Cat 1 Area 13

This class will review prehospital management of scuba diving related injuries and emergencies.

 
 
Sunday, March 10 [10:45am-11:45am]
2303 - Should We Be Giving Narcan To Everyone?
2303 - Should We Be Giving Narcan To Everyone?
0/40 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Fire Classroom 2
Sunday Mar 10, 2024 @  10:45:AM  —  11:45:PM EST

BLS: Cat: 1 Area: 14

ALS: Cat: 1 Area: 19

It is in the news, Opiod Epidemic! Drug overdose deaths are up nationwide. Narcan has been hailed as a lifesaving drug! Everybody can give it, EMS, firefighters, the Police, the lay public even. Everybody is caught up in the hoopla!. But what are the costs? Besides the actual cost of the drug narcan, what are the other costs? What are the risks to patient who gets narcan and EMS and others that give the drug as an antidote? Toxicologists have for years have warned about giving antidotes without knowing what the patient took. Is there an alternative? Come to this session and hear what no one else is telling

you, take a look at the other side of the discussion that goes against most systems protocol, but you know well. For years, EMS providers have been blindly following protocols and some have even suggested that narcan can even “rule out” a narcotic overdose? We will look at the effects of narcotic son the body and what the real problem is. Solid patient assessment techniques could point the provider to a management plan 

 
2304 - Pediatric Shock
2304 - Pediatric Shock
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Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Police Classroom 1
Sunday Mar 10, 2024 @  10:45:AM  —  11:45:AM EST

BLS Cat: 1 Area: 14

ALS Cat: 1 Area: 19

Nursing CE Approval pending

When a child presents with poor perfusion, it is imperative for the health care provider to be able to rapidly assess that patient and determine if he is in shock.  It is important to determine what the etiology of the shock is. Using the current pediatric shock recommendations, we will contrast and compare the four main types of pediatric shock and the initial treatment of each one.

Objectives:  Identify the four major categories of shock in the pediatric patient·    

 Describe 2 key defining assessments of each type of shock

 
2305 - What the Heck is PECC?
2305 - What the Heck is PECC?
39/45 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Police Classroom 3
Sunday Mar 10, 2024 @  10:45:AM  —  11:45:AM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 19

BLS: Cat 1 Area 14

Critically ill or injured children represent less than one percent of EMS calls in the US. Ongoing training and resources are the keys to successful preparation for pediatric emergencies. The National Emergency Medical Services for Children program is encouraging the development of Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinators for EMS agencies and Emergency Departments. This session will offer an overview of the process to become a PECC for your department or agency. We will share results from an agency that has implemented this strategy to improve Pediatric patient care.

Instructor: Kelley C Rumsey

 
2306 - Corrosive Burns for the First Responder Part 2 of 2
2306 - Corrosive Burns for the First Responder Part 2 of 2
36/40 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Fire Classroom 3
Sunday Mar 10, 2024 @  09:30:AM  —  11:45:AM EST

ALS Cat 1 Area 18

BLS Cat 1 Area 13

This is a 2- hour class. Gaining an understanding of where we can encounter Corrosive Burns and how to manage our patient

 
2307 - Benzos, Barbs, and the Rest of Neuro Pharmacology
2307 - Benzos, Barbs, and the Rest of Neuro Pharmacology
3/40 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Fire Classroom 4
Sunday Mar 10, 2024 @  10:45:AM  —  11:45:AM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 19

BLS: Cat 1 Area 14

The drugs used to treat neurological conditions can be mind boggling to the average provider. Anticonvulsants, antidepressants and antipsychotics can help to manage patients with neurological disorders, but can also cause dangerous side effects when not taken as intended. Come learn the pharmacology needed to help your neuro patients and ensure you do them no harm!

 

At the conclusion of this session you will be able to:

  1. Differentiate between a sedative, hypnotic, analgesic and anesthetic
  2. Describe why each of the three classes of anticonvulsants are used over one another
  3. Evaluate the CNS depressants by risk of danger, addiction, and harmful side effects including benzodiazepines, barbiturates, and anti-psychotics


 
2308 - Airway Management - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
2308 - Airway Management - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
25/40 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Police Classroom 2
Sunday Mar 10, 2024 @  10:45:AM  —  11:45:AM EST

ALS Cat 1 Area 16

BLS Cat 1 Area 11

A look at trends in airway management.

 
 
Sunday, March 10 [1:00pm-2:00pm]
2403 - Roadway Incident Safety & Survival for Fire & EMS
2403 - Roadway Incident Safety & Survival for Fire & EMS
28/45 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Police Classroom 3
Sunday Mar 10, 2024 @  01:00:PM  —  02:00:PM EST

BLS: Cat: 1 Area: 15

ALS: Cat: 1 Area: 20

Emergency responses to road and highway incidents are some of the most dangerous work faced by firefighters and emergency medical personnel nowadays. Blocking with fire apparatus helps protect fire and EMS personnel but that's only one aspect of an overall system for roadway incident response. Technological innovations are helping to provide additional safeguards. This session will review the strategies and tactics that have successfully protected emergency personnel at roadway incidents and will also review innovative ideas and equipment that have been introduced within the past few years to help make roadway incident scenes better protected.

Learning Objectives

1) Students will be able to describe strategies & tactics for protecting emergency responders, victims & other motorists from being struck by vehicles at roadway incidents

2) Students will be able to list and describe the core fundamental practices that should be utilized for all roadway incidents and will be able to describe innovative equipment and techniques for protecting incidents.

3) Students will learn where to find free reference materials and training resources for roadway incident operations training for use in their own agencies.

 
2404 - Surviving Sepsis Starts With You
2404 - Surviving Sepsis Starts With You
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Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Police Classroom 1
Sunday Mar 10, 2024 @  01:00:PM  —  02:00:PM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 19

BLS: Cat 1 Area 14

Sepsis is a medical emergency that EMS frequently responds to. Severe sepsis usually can be fairly easy to recognize. But what about early onset sepsis. Early identification and aggressive treatment by EMS can literally be the difference between life and death for these patients. Come learn how surviving sepsis begins with YOU!


 
2405 - Little Lives, Big Responsibility: Child Restraints in Emergency Vehi …
2405 - Little Lives, Big Responsibility: Child Restraints in Emergency Vehi …
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Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Fire Classroom 3
Sunday Mar 10, 2024 @  01:00:PM  —  02:00:PM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 20

BLS: Cat 1 Area 15

Little Lives, Big Responsibility: Child restraints in Emergency Vehicles is an educational opportunity for novice and expert EMS providers. Caring for and transporting pediatric patients brings a variety of challenges. Quick fact: In a study published in 2023, greater that 75% of pediatric patients are improperly restrained in emergency vehicles. This session will include an educational presentation and practical car set installation utilizing a stretcher. At the conclusion of the session participants will be able to,

· Verbalize a basic knowledge of car sets and Virginia’s car seat law.

· Describe the distinct features of an ambulance that place children, families, and providers at risk and identify best seating locations.

· Identify various car seat devices available for use in an ambulance and practice installation of these devices on a stretcher.

 
2406 - Strangulation Injuries
2406 - Strangulation Injuries
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Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Fire Classroom 2
Sunday Mar 10, 2024 @  01:00:PM  —  02:00:PM EST

ALS Cat 1 Area 18

BLS Cat 1 Area 13

In this class, we will review anatomy of the airway and structures, different types of Strangulation, and treatment of these Strangulation injuries. 

 
2407 - Keeping Your Cool With Uncooperative Patients
2407 - Keeping Your Cool With Uncooperative Patients
6/40 LEFT  
Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Fire Classroom 4
Sunday Mar 10, 2024 @  01:00:PM  —  02:00:PM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 19

BLS: Cat 1 Area 14

Calls run more smoothly when patients are on board with our

assessment and treatment plans. But, for many reasons, from

hypoglycemia to fear, patients do not always cooperate. This

session focuses on communication and management strategies

that will help you gain your patient’s trust to provide the best care

for them and go home safely at the end of the shift.

 
2408 - Trauma Assessment and Management Today
2408 - Trauma Assessment and Management Today
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Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Police Classroom 2
Sunday Mar 10, 2024 @  01:00:PM  —  02:00:PM EST

ALS Cat 1 Area 18

BLS Cat 1 Area 13

Trauma is still the leading cause of death for young adults, and the third leading cause of death in this country for all age groups! EMTs and Paramedics are in a position to decrease morbidity and mortality in trauma patients, but only if they can rapidly assess and manage those patients. Did you know that tourniquets are back? And shock position is out? There’s probably more you don’t know. In this session you will:


1.     Learn an organized, concise assessment of trauma patients

2.     Relate assessment findings to the potential for deadly patient conditions

3.     Discover at least five new axioms related to trauma patient assessment and management

 
 
Sunday, March 10 [2:15pm-3:15pm]
2503 - Stepwise Approach to Intubation
2503 - Stepwise Approach to Intubation
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Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Police Classroom 3
Sunday Mar 10, 2024 @  02:15:PM  —  03:15:PM EST

BLS: Cat: 2

ALS: Cat: 1 Area: 16

Intubating a patient can be a nerve wrecking experience. Checking your equipment, bagging the patient properly, finding the right tube... something can always go wrong. Come to this class to learn a way to prepare to intubate any patient and calm your nerves!

 
2504 - Stuff You Used to Know
2504 - Stuff You Used to Know
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Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Police Classroom 1
Sunday Mar 10, 2024 @  02:15:PM  —  03:15:PM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 19

BLS: Cat 1 Area 14

Can you define pulsus paradoxus? How about Cushing’s triad? Brudzinski’s sign? The Parkland burn formula? This is an interactive session where participants answer questions about commonly forgotten information. This session will review concepts taught in class, and even used in the field, but not always remembered readily. Attendees will leave saying, “Oh, Yeah!” and “I forgot about that!”


At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

1.     Define at least three terms that they had previously forgotten

2.     Describe at least three clinical conditions of low frequency but high criticality

3.     Explain the importance of continuous education as a professional EMS provider

 
2505 - Little Lives, Big Responsibility: Child Restraints in Emergency Vehi …
2505 - Little Lives, Big Responsibility: Child Restraints in Emergency Vehi …
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Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Fire Classroom 3
Sunday Mar 10, 2024 @  02:15:PM  —  03:15:PM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 20

BLS: Cat 1 Area 15

Little Lives, Big Responsibility: Child restraints in Emergency Vehicles is an educational opportunity for novice and expert EMS providers. Caring for and transporting pediatric patients brings a variety of challenges. Quick fact: In a study published in 2023, greater that 75% of pediatric patients are improperly restrained in emergency vehicles. This session will include an educational presentation and practical car set installation utilizing a stretcher. At the conclusion of the session participants will be able to,

· Verbalize a basic knowledge of car sets and Virginia’s car seat law.

· Describe the distinct features of an ambulance that place children, families, and providers at risk and identify best seating locations.

· Identify various car seat devices available for use in an ambulance and practice installation of these devices on a stretcher.

 
2506 - Care of the Agitated Patient
2506 - Care of the Agitated Patient
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Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Fire Classroom 2
Sunday Mar 10, 2024 @  02:15:PM  —  03:15:PM EST

ALS Cat 1 Area 19

BLS Cat 1 Area 14

Caring for agitated patients can be difficult for EMS providers. Deaths have occurred and recently two LAS providers were convicted for manslaughter following a post restraint/ketamine death in Colorado. Will be discussion some pitfalls during patient restraints and lessons learned from several in custody deaths.

 
2507 - That's Not Supposed To Happen
2507 - That's Not Supposed To Happen
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Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Fire Classroom 4
Sunday Mar 10, 2024 @  02:15:PM  —  03:15:PM EST

ALS: Cat 1 Area 19

BLS: Cat 1 Area 14

We all try to follow our policies, protocols, and evidence-based

guidelines. But sometimes, calls do not go exactly as planned, and

one has to improvise. Come learn about some fantastic calls from

a busy metropolitan fire-based EMS system that will have your eyes

wide and you thinking, “Now, that’s not supposed to happen!”

 
2508 - How to be the Best Crew Member/Leader Possible...According to Facebo …
2508 - How to be the Best Crew Member/Leader Possible...According to Facebo …
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Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center - Police Classroom 2
Sunday Mar 10, 2024 @  02:15:PM  —  03:15:PM EST

ALS Cat 1 Area 20

BLS Cat 1 Area 15

History has proven that “Rescues by Committee” do not work well. Whether you are a two-person crew on a medic unit or working on the scene of a Mass Casualty Incident, there needs to be effective leadership to ensure safety of all responders and a successful outcome of the incident. Every responder, no matter their tenure can be a force multiplier who contributes to the successful outcome. Captain Jerry Pruden will present the positive characteristics of a good team member and leader utilizing wisdom found on social media.

 
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