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2024 Interior Region EMS Conference

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2024 Interior Region EMS Conference
2024 Interior Region EMS Conference
IREMSC CONFERENCE
Tue, April 02, 2024 @ 09:00 AM — Sat, April 06, 2024 @ 05:00 PM (AKDT)
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THIS EVENT IS 100% FREE!

Mark your calendars for April 2nd to 6th, 2024, and join us at the Westmark Hotel in Fairbanks, AK, for a week of valuable insights and networking in the heart of the Last Frontier.




Discover the magic of Fairbanks, Alaska, at this year's conference held at the Westmark Fairbanks Hotel & Conference Center. The event offers flexible schedules with classes during the day and evening for all attendees. Fairbanks, known for its extreme climate and stunning Northern Lights, is home to an outstanding Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system. This conference provides a chance to explore Fairbanks' unique EMS system, with insights into innovative technologies and practices tailored for the region's challenges. Join us for an enriching experience with top-notch instructors and captivating topics at the Westmark Fairbanks Hotel & Conference Center.




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April 06, 2024 @ 5:00 pm
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Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center
813 Noble Street
Fairbanks, AK  USA
Featured Speakers
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Photo of Alfred Sandominick, NRP
Alfred Sandominick, NRP
Rural Training Specialist, SREMSC
SPEAKER
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Amanda Chapman
EMS Clinical Support Specialist, ZOLL Medical Corporation
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Dane Wallace
President, Alaska Prehospital Education Consortium
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Gregory Kahoe
Station Duty Officer, Ester Volunteer Fire
Selection Options
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Exhibitor/Vendor
One Table
One Table
$ 325.00 
 
Two Tables
Two Tables
$ 450.00 
 
 
Pre-Conference Classes
PALS Skills Check
PALS Skills Check
$ 175.00 
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IREMSC
Tuesday Apr 02, 2024 @  09:00:AM  —  12:30:PM AKDT


 
ACLS Skills Check
ACLS Skills Check
$ 175.00 
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IREMSC
Tuesday Apr 02, 2024 @  01:30:PM  —  05:00:PM AKDT


 
Wilderness First Aid
Wilderness First Aid
$ 325.00 
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Ester VFD Fire Department
Tuesday Apr 02, 2024 @  09:00:AM — Wednesday Apr 03, 2024 @  05:00:PM AKDT


 
International Trauma Life Support
International Trauma Life Support
$ 250.00 
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Steese VFD Fire Station 62
Wednesday Apr 03, 2024 @  09:00:AM — Thursday Apr 04, 2024 @  05:00:PM AKDT


 
Creating Immersive Scenarios for EMS Training
Creating Immersive Scenarios for EMS Training
$ 50.00 
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IREMSC
Wednesday Apr 03, 2024 @  06:00:PM  —  09:00:PM AKDT

Our interactive session will include specific strategies to be an organized, approachable, and competent instructor. These strategies will allow your students to better understand and absorb the curriculum while relieving stress for both students and instructors. And, of course, it will be fun. Handouts will be provided electronically.

 
Zoll Resuscitation Outcomes Program
Zoll Resuscitation Outcomes Program
No Charge 
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North Pole Fire Department
Thursday Apr 04, 2024 @  09:00:AM  —  05:00:PM AKDT


 
 
Healtchcare and PRE-HOSPITAL PROVIDERS REGISTRATION
PRE-HOSPITAL Conference Pass
PRE-HOSPITAL Conference Pass
$ 175.00 
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Two day conference pass for the main EMS Conference April 5th and 6th from 9:00 - 5:00 pm.


Includes lunches and snacks both days and one Awards Night Banquet Ticket.



When you select this, you also get (at no additional charge):
  • ATTENDEE: Awards Night Banquet Tickets
 
PRE-HOSPITAL Friday Pass
PRE-HOSPITAL Friday Pass
$ 100.00 
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One day conference pass for the main EMS Conference Friday, April 5th, from 9:00 - 5:00 pm.


Includes lunches and snacks both days, but Awards Night Banquet Ticket is an extra cost.


 
PRE-HOSPITAL Saturday Pass
PRE-HOSPITAL Saturday Pass
$ 100.00 
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One day conference pass for the main EMS Conference Saturday, April 6th, from 9:00 - 5:00 pm.


Includes lunches and snacks both days, but Awards Night Banquet Ticket is an extra cost.


 
 
Speaker Conference Pass
Speaker Registration
Speaker Registration
No Charge 
Tuesday Apr 02, 2024 @  09:00:AM — Saturday Apr 06, 2024 @  05:00:PM AKDT
 
 
Friday Sessions
Welcome and Opening
Welcome and Opening
No Charge 
Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center - Gold Ballroom
Friday Apr 05, 2024 @  08:30:AM  —  09:00:AM AKDT


 
Keynote Address: EMS Leadership
Keynote Address: EMS Leadership
No Charge 
Friday Apr 05, 2024 @  09:00:AM  —  10:00:AM AKDT


 
Community EMS Clinician Management of the Long-Term Opioid Use Patient
Community EMS Clinician Management of the Long-Term Opioid Use Patient
No Charge 
Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center - Minto Room
Friday Apr 05, 2024 @  10:15:AM  —  11:15:AM AKDT

The opioid crisis has touched every corner of our state, and our fragile EMS system has been affected as well. The increasing demands which opioids place on our EMS clinicians, also require that we explore beyond the basics of how we have approached opioid use and response in the past. Brian will bring to light not only the emergent treatment of opioid overdose, but also treatments available for our patients with persistent opioid dependance which Alaska EMS has traditionally not been exposed to. 

 
Hypothermia
Hypothermia
No Charge 
Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center - Yukon Room
Friday Apr 05, 2024 @  10:15:AM  —  11:15:AM AKDT

 
Burnout in EMS
Burnout in EMS
No Charge 
Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center - Minto Room
Friday Apr 05, 2024 @  11:30:AM  —  12:30:PM AKDT

Signs and ways of coping with burnout for EMS workers.

 
EMS Birth Essentials: Maternal
EMS Birth Essentials: Maternal
No Charge 
Friday Apr 05, 2024 @  11:30:AM  —  12:30:PM AKDT


 
EMS Instructor Meeting: Course Management FAQ
EMS Instructor Meeting: Course Management FAQ
No Charge 
Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center - Minto Room
Friday Apr 05, 2024 @  12:30:PM  —  01:30:PM AKDT

This session is a chance for AK EMS Instructors to meet with Carin Marter from the State of Alaska EMS Office to ask questions about course management in the State System and get answers to their course management questions. All ETT and EMS Instructors are welcome to attend!

 
Lunch
Lunch
No Charge 
Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center - Rampart Room
Friday Apr 05, 2024 @  12:30:PM  —  01:30:PM AKDT

Lunch will be served in the Rampart Room at the Westmark.

 
Firearm Safety for EMS Providers Part 1
Firearm Safety for EMS Providers Part 1
No Charge 
Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center - Minto Room
Friday Apr 05, 2024 @  01:30:PM  —  02:30:PM AKDT


 
Stroke Care in the Interior
Stroke Care in the Interior
No Charge 
Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center - Yukon Room
Friday Apr 05, 2024 @  01:30:PM  —  02:30:PM AKDT


 
Firearm Safety for EMS Providers Part 2
Firearm Safety for EMS Providers Part 2
No Charge 
Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center - Minto Room
Friday Apr 05, 2024 @  02:45:PM  —  03:45:PM AKDT


 
EMS Birth Essentials: Neonatal
EMS Birth Essentials: Neonatal
No Charge 
Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center - Yukon Room
Friday Apr 05, 2024 @  02:45:PM  —  03:45:PM AKDT


 
Snap, Crackle, Pop! The Uncommon Chest Injuries
Snap, Crackle, Pop! The Uncommon Chest Injuries
No Charge 
Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center - Yukon Room
Friday Apr 05, 2024 @  04:00:PM  —  05:00:PM AKDT


 
Teaching and Learning: Skills for the EMS Professional
Teaching and Learning: Skills for the EMS Professional
No Charge 
Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center
Friday Apr 05, 2024 @  04:00:PM  —  05:00:PM AKDT

The EMS professional is confronted with a huge amount of material to learn and master--often in a short time. Learning styles and other myths will be debunked as we review best practices for how the brain processes new information. This presentation is for anyone who is learning new knowledge and skills, as well as anyone who trains, teaches or instructs new recruits. Students will learn how to optimize their study time, learn to recall new facts and how best to practice new skills. Teachers will learn that these research-based best practices can be the key to maximize learning. 

 
IREMSC Annual Membership Meeting
IREMSC Annual Membership Meeting
No Charge 
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Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center - Minto Room
Friday Apr 05, 2024 @  05:00:PM  —  06:00:PM AKDT

During this meeting we will be electing members of our Board of Directors. Each agency in our region has a vote, one delegate per agency. There will be amazing door prizes for attendance. Please join us, meet the IREMSC Board of Directors , get an overview of accomplishments and challenges in our region and help vote for new directors.

 
ATTENDEE: Awards Night Banquet Tickets
ATTENDEE: Awards Night Banquet Tickets
$ 30.00 
Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center - Gold Ballroom
Friday Apr 05, 2024 @  06:00:PM  —  09:00:PM AKDT

One Ticket is included for attendees registered for the entire 2-Day conference on Friday, April 5th, and Saturday, April 6th.


Tickets must be purchased separately for Fire Station Pass attendees and guests under "BANQUET ONLY: Award Night Banquet Tickets."


Includes a full banquet dinner at the Westmark Gold Room on Friday, April 5th at 6 pm. There will be a no-host bar and cake.

 
 
Saturday Sessions
Airway Management
Airway Management
No Charge 
Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center - Minto Room
Saturday Apr 06, 2024 @  09:00:AM  —  10:00:AM AKDT


 
The Third Degree: Patient Interview Techniques
The Third Degree: Patient Interview Techniques
No Charge 
Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center - Yukon Room
Saturday Apr 06, 2024 @  09:00:AM  —  10:00:PM AKDT


 
Acid/Base Balance for EMS Providers
Acid/Base Balance for EMS Providers
No Charge 
Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center - Minto Room
Saturday Apr 06, 2024 @  10:15:AM  —  11:15:AM AKDT

Refresher of Acid/Base balance and the importance of capnography use in the field.

 
Geriatric Patients
Geriatric Patients
No Charge 
Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center - Yukon Room
Saturday Apr 06, 2024 @  10:15:AM  —  11:15:AM AKDT


 
Evidence Based EMS
Evidence Based EMS
No Charge 
Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center - Yukon Room
Saturday Apr 06, 2024 @  11:30:AM  —  12:30:PM AKDT


 
The Devil is in the Details: Scene Interpretation
The Devil is in the Details: Scene Interpretation
No Charge 
Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center - Minto Room
Saturday Apr 06, 2024 @  11:30:AM  —  12:30:PM AKDT


 
Lunch
Lunch
No Charge 
Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center - Rampart Room
Saturday Apr 06, 2024 @  12:30:PM  —  01:30:PM AKDT

Lunch will be served in the Rampart Room of the Westmark

 
De-Escalation with Trauma Informed Care
De-Escalation with Trauma Informed Care
No Charge 
Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center - Minto Room
Saturday Apr 06, 2024 @  01:30:PM  —  02:30:PM AKDT

Non-judgmental, empathic means of de-escalation through the understanding of the widespread impact of trauma. Actively avoiding re-traumatization by understanding and recognizing signs and symptoms of trauma.

 
Congestive Heart Failure
Congestive Heart Failure
No Charge 
Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center - Yukon Room
Saturday Apr 06, 2024 @  01:30:PM  —  02:30:PM AKDT

Cardiac contractility, ventricular performance and myocardial O2 requirements. LVF vs RVF. Treatment options for EMS and brief discussion on in-hospital treatments.

 
Sugar is Sweet, Diabetes is Not
Sugar is Sweet, Diabetes is Not
No Charge 
Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center - Yukon Room
Saturday Apr 06, 2024 @  02:45:PM  —  03:45:PM AKDT

When a patient presents with either high or low blood sugar, it can be a complication of diabetes - but not always. How can we know for sure? Let's look into the actual disease of diabetes. We will review the relationship between glucose and insulin, what happens to the body systems as a result, and where the highs and lows of that balance leave our patients. Diabetes is the 9th leading cause of death across the country, and that includes Alaska. As servants to our community, we can do so much more than just offering a ride to the hospital. By enhancing our understanding of this complex chronic illness, we can more effectively intervene when they are in crisis and improve our overall care.

 Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the physiological relationship between glucose and insulin in the body, including the role of insulin in facilitating glucose uptake by cells and regulating blood sugar levels.
  • Describe the difference between types of diabetes  
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of hypo/hyperglycemia, understand the impact on the body, and be prepared to intervene.


 
Hemorrhage Control
Hemorrhage Control
No Charge 
Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center - Yukon Room
Saturday Apr 06, 2024 @  02:45:PM  —  03:45:AM AKDT


This presentation will cover some of the major issues related EMS law in Alaska. Major topics will include negligence, immunity statutes, Good Samaritan laws, invasion of privacy, refusal of service & informed consent, DNR/end of life issues, abandonment, the importance of proper documentation, and how to protect yourself if you do find yourself being sued.


Attendees will understand:

- Relevant laws that apply to EMS operations in Alaska.

- Things that can lead to legal liability.

- Steps they can take to protect themselves from liability.

 
Fire Station Pass
Fire Station Pass
$ 500.00 
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Fire Departments can purchase a group registration for the main EMS Conference, April 5th and 6th. This does not include Pre-Conference classes or tickets for the Awards Night Banquet.

 
BANQUET ONLY: Awards Night Banquet Tickets
BANQUET ONLY: Awards Night Banquet Tickets
$ 30.00 
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One Ticket includes a full banquet dinner at the Westmark Gold Room on Friday, April 5th at 6 pm. There will be a no-host bar and cake.


**SEPARATE FROM CONFERENCE REGISTRATION**

SELECT THIS OPTION IF YOU ARE NOT A CONFERENCE ATTENDEE OR ATTENDING UNDER A FIRE STATION PASS.

 
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