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JEMS/Pennwell Announce Record-Breaking Attendance at 2015 EMS Today Conference and Exposition

March 6, 2015 PennWell Corporation and the Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) today announced that the 2015 EMS Today Conference and Exposition hosted 4,491 attendees over the four days of the event which was held at the Baltimore Convention Center la...

Michael Gerber Discusses Clinical Decision-Making at EMS Today 2015

February 27, 2015 In his presentation, “The Dangers of Anchoring,” Michael Gerber, MPH, discussed how cognitive biases help our brain make important short-cuts when making decisions—but also how those short-cuts often lead to inaccurate conclusion...

Ron Thackery Discusses Ambulance Specifications at EMS Today 2015

February 27, 2015 Ron Thackery is a senior vice president of professional services and integration at American Medical Response. He's responsible for safety, risk management and fleet administration as well as the integration of acquired companies into the orga...

Rhiana Ireland Presents on Syncope in Children and Young Adults at EMS Today 2015

February 27, 2015 Rhiana Ireland, MD, emergency department physician and leader in pediatric care, led a multimedia presentation on fainting/syncope. In this presentation, she prepares the EMS community to take the lead in determining whether this is a simple synco...

Bob Loftus Discusses CECBEMS Accreditation at EMS Today 2015

February 27, 2015 Bob Loftus, BS, NREMT-B, a 38-year veteran of EMS and an EMS educator, presented a workshop on CECBEMS Organizational Accreditation. His overarching theme was helping to answer the question, “Is Organizational Accreditation with CECBEMS Righ...

Paul Pepe Presents “You Can Be a Game Changer” at EMS Today 2015

February 27, 2015 Paul E. Pepe, MD, MPH, was asked to describe how he stumbled upon innovative concepts such as Auto-PEEP, permissive hypotension in trauma and a myriad of other observations that eventually changed worldwide medical practice, in addition to describ...

Christian Martin-Gill Presents on Prehospital Evidence-Based Guidelines at EMS Today

February 27, 2015 Christian Martin-Gill, MD, MPH, NREMT-P, assistant professor of emergency medicine at the University of Pittsburgh and associate medical director of STAT MedEvac and UPMC Prehospital Care, discussed the present and future of evidence-based guideli...

Michael Baker Discuss ALS Redeployment at EMS Today

February 27, 2015

Michael Baker, B.U.S., NRP, Chief of EMS for the Tulsa Fire Department, presented the topic Rethinking Fire Service ALS Deployment and asked the question, “Are we sending the right response at the right time to the right event?”

Peter Antevy Presents Unique Way to Simplify Pediatric Medication Calculations at EMS Today 2015

February 27, 2015 Peter Antevy, MD, an EMS medical director and pediatric emergency physician in Southeast Florida, presented on the psychology of prehospital pediatric resuscitation. Peter discussed the eight most commonly used drugs in a pediatric call and demon...

Peter Antevy Discusses Psychological Wiring and Pediatric Resuscitation at EMS Today 2015

February 27, 2015 Peter Antevy, MD, an EMS medical director and pediatric emergency physician in Southeast Florida, presented on the psychology of prehospital pediatric resuscitation. Peter cited numerous research studies, the most striking of which was the out-of...

Michael Baker Talks about Tough Questioning at EMS Today

February 27, 2015 Michael Baker, B.U.S., NRP, chief of EMS for the Tulsa Fire Department, Joseph Fitch, PhD, of Fitch and Associates, and Jeremy Mothershed, chief of the Havre de Grace Ambulance Corps, presented a session designed to prepare your fire chief and dep...

Brent Parquette Presents on Improving OHCA Survival Rates at EMS Today 2015

February 26, 2015

Brent Parquette, EMT-P, presented on improving OHCA survival rates, with an emphasis on innovative new technology and a look to the future of cardiac arrest care, at EMS Today 2015.

Gordon Graham Presents on Making the Right Decisions in the Fast-Paced World of EMS at EMS Today 2015

February 26, 2015

Gordon Graham, a 33-year veteran of California law enforcement, cautioned anyone can make a good decision when there is time to think things through. What do you do when you have no time to think? 

NHTSA Officials Discuss Federal EMS Initiatives at EMS Today 2015

February 26, 2015 Investigating ambulance crashes and crash statistics are critical to creating a safer environment for patients and EMS providers, representatives of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Office of EMS said during their update ...

Michael Baker Presents on Community Healthcare at EMS Today

February 26, 2015

Michael Baker, B.U.S., NRP, chief of EMS for the Tulsa Fire Department, presented on the topic of how the non-transport fire service provider can enter the rapidly expanding role of community healthcare. 

Richard Huff Offers Effective Teaching Methods at EMS Today

February 26, 2015 It's time to freshen up our teaching methods and stop delivering boring lectures, said Richard Huff, NREMT-B, during his presentation, “Don’t Be A Slide Reader: Effective Teaching Methods for Today’s EMS Students,” deli...

Corey Slovis Presents on Practice Changing EMS Articles at EMS Today 2015

February 26, 2015 Corey Slovis, MD, is the medical director of the Nashville Fire Department. He also chairs the Department of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and is on the editorial board of JEMS. He’s a well-known nationally renow...

Jon Puryear Presents on Capnography “Surfin the Waveform” at EMS Today 2015

February 26, 2015

Jon Puryear, NRP, a nationally known educator from hosting live and recorded online refresher/CE courses, presented on the important usage of capnography on both intubated and nonintubated patients helping you diagnose and treat your patients.

Peter O’Meara Gives an Introduction to Community Paramedicine at EMS Today 2015

February 26, 2015 Peter O’Meara, PhD, discussed community paramedicine programs with an international panel at EMS Today 2015. He focused on the questions, “How and why they are emerging all over the world?” O’Meara, from Australia, Mike Nol...

Matt Zavadsky Presents on The Who, What and Why Payers are Paying for MIH Services at EMS Today 2015

February 26, 2015 Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, talked about how economic sustainability is the Achilles’ Heel for many MIH-CP programs—payers want to know what the business model is and how this service line brings them value. He went on to talk about how su...

Gordon Graham Presents on Important Points about Background Investigations at EMS Today 2015

February 26, 2015

Gordon Graham, a 33-year veteran of California law enforcement, discussed his theories of how to maximize the effectiveness of pre-hiring protocols, all with the goal of preventing the wrong people from getting into your organization.

Vic Convertino Presents on New Technology for Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Shock at EMS Today 2015

February 26, 2015 Vic Convertino, PhD, presented on how the use of intrathoracic pressure regulation (IPR) therapy applied with an impedance threshold device can restore the body’s ability to compensate for blood loss that can be measured with a novel technol...

Shaughn Maxwell Presents on EMS Checklists at EMS Today 2015

February 26, 2015 EMS innovator Shaughn Maxwell showed why EMS checklists will take you to the next level of performance capability. In an ever increasing world of speed and complexity, we can’t remember everything and it can impact the outcome of our patien...

Shaughn Maxwell Presents on Disaster Response Implementation at EMS Today 2015

February 26, 2015 Award-winner and EMS innovator Shaughn Maxwell took audiences through two unique historic disasters in 2014. When a major landslide occurred in Oso, Wash., there was no pre-established playbook. In addition to rescue operations; an EMS response sy...

Gordon Graham Discusses Civil Liability for Public Safety Operations at EMS Today 2015

February 26, 2015 Gordon Graham discussed the high risk world that you live in as a paramedic with a high chance you will get sued. Graham, a 33-year veteran of California law enforcement, chronicled how to recognize the events that have the highest probability of...

Vic Convertino Discusses New Technology for Early Diagnosis on Shock at EMS Today 2015

February 25, 2015 Vic Convertino, PhD, senior scientist for the US Army Combat Casualty Care Research Program, and well known for his state-of-the-art research focused on the understanding of the physiology of blood loss and hemorrhagic shock in humans, presented o...

John Dugan and Peter O'Brien Discuss STEMI Recognition at EMS Today 2015

February 25, 2015 John Dugan, BS, NREMT-P, and Pete O’Brien, MD, FACC, tag teamed a presentation on STEMI recognition. After a brief review of the current science around the importance around the old mantra “time is tissue,” John began presenting...

Matt Zavadsky Discusses The Role of Patient Experience in the New Healthcare Environment at EMS Today 2015

February 25, 2015 Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, discussed how hospitals and other healthcare providers are being held financially accountable for patient satisfaction scores and how EMS providers have an impact on those scores. He also taught attendees how to begin measur...

Matt Zavadsky Presents on Outcome Measures of Advanced Community Paramedicine at EMS Today 2015

February 25, 2015 Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, built on points regarding advanced community paramedicine presented at EMS Today 2014. Notably, he touched on the importance of proving the valuable outcomes of community paramedicine and mobile integrated healthcare program...

Where in the World of EMS is A.J.?

January 31, 2015 In years gone by, A.J. topped the JEMS/PennWell/EMS Today demerit board for unapproved actions. But this year the staff decided to wear t-shirts during EMS Today set-up to visually remind him to stay in line. You'll see A.J. in his finest...

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