Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Wednesday Thursday Friday
7:30 Registration / Continental Breakfast
  • Assorted Danish
  • Whole fresh fruit
  • Coffee
  • Decaf coffee
  • Orange and cranberry juice
  • White and chocolate milk
  • Assorted soda
  • 8:30

    Welcome & Introductions

    8:45 They Knew What To Look For

    Tyler Christifilli

    There is a belief that we have to encounter the same patient presentations multiple times before we build up enough heuristics and gestalt to perform at the highest level. What if we could cut down that amount of time?

    What Comes Next?

    Sam Ireland

    To build on Tyler’s previous session, this class is designed to not only help you learn processes for learning better, but also how to help others do the same thing. As emergency clinicians, we are always confronted with students and new employees, and we may be their first impression of medicine. We may even be the deciding factor of their staying in medicine or not. The way we treat those new to our field has a huge impact on all of us - and one of the most important parts of this process is helping them feel confident and smart. This applies not only to new employees, but also talking to those who may have much more experience than us. Let's see how we can facilitate learning and keep our learners engaged!
    10:15 Break
    10:30 An Innovative Approach to Dementia Care
    Chuck Butler, BAS, CEM, EMT-P
    Mary Pitsch, CSW, MSW, CMC
    Kristy DeBlaey, BS, MS, EMD-Q
    Michelle LeMahieu, BSW, CDP

    What is dementia and why does it require a unique response? What role can EMS play in improving the care for these persons? How did one community come together to focus specifically on dementia crisis? The Dementia Crisis Care Task Force of Sheboygan County will provide attendees a realistic picture of dementia care in Wisconsin as well as provide an overview of dementia from a physiologic perspective. We will also discuss the importance of understanding dementia in any EMS response and especially in the context of dementia crisis. Presenters will share background information on how a grassroots group of professionals convened to improve dementia crisis care in Sheboygan County. Members of the Task Force will share real life case examples demonstrating the new countywide paradigm shift. Attendees will gain knowledge of effective interventions and approaches that EMS providers can start using immediately. These applied knowledge and skills will help to provide the most compassionate care to those coping with dementia.
    12:00 Lunch Buffet
  • Build your own fajitas and tacos
  • Seasoned ground beef
  • Marinated chicken
  • Refried beans (vegetarian)
  • Hard and soft shell tortillas
  • Blended cheese, sour cream, pico de gallo, tomatoes, lettuce, onions and spicy salsa
  • Spanish rice
  • Tortilla chips
  • Fresh churros
  • 1:00 Breakout Sessions (Choose 1 of 3)
    (A) Organ and Tissue Donation as it applies to the EMS Community

    Al Klimek - AMBDI

    Organ and Tissue Donation is often thought of solely as a Hospital/Coroner/Medical Examiner issue. EMS providers often can help maximize the gift of donation by providing resuscitative efforts in cases where brain death is certain yet organs may be viable. In addition, EMS providers play an essential role in identifying potential donors by reviewing the Drivers License (or Official ID) for Donor information (orange dot). Join this session and learn how you can provide a positive impact.
    (B) The BIG problem of Obesity

    Karen Krause RN

    Obesity rates are continuing to increase in America. Almost HALF of all adults are classified as obese. What does this mean for EMS providers? In this breakout session, we will discuss the growing problem of obesity, causes, and how it is changing the face of healthcare, including EMS.
    (C) The Future of Cardiac Arrest

    Tyler Christifilli

    As our knowledge and understanding of cardiac arrest grows, we begin to see some of the historical interventions take a back seat. In this talk we discuss the various tools, techniques, and evidence to glimpse into the future of cardiac arrest.
    2:00 Break
    2:15 Breakout Sessions (Choose 1 of 3)
    (A) Organ and Tissue Donation as it applies to the EMS Community

    Al Klimek - AMBDI

    Organ and Tissue Donation is often thought of solely as a Hospital/Coroner/Medical Examiner issue. EMS providers often can help maximize the gift of donation by providing resuscitative efforts in cases where brain death is certain yet organs may be viable. In addition, EMS providers play an essential role in identifying potential donors by reviewing the Drivers License (or Official ID) for Donor information (orange dot). Join this session and learn how you can provide a positive impact.
    (B) The BIG problem of Obesity

    Karen Krause RN

    Obesity rates are continuing to increase in America. Almost HALF of all adults are classified as obese. What does this mean for EMS providers? In this breakout session, we will discuss the growing problem of obesity, causes, and how it is changing the face of healthcare, including EMS.
    (C) The Future of Cardiac Arrest

    Tyler Christifilli

    As our knowledge and understanding of cardiac arrest grows, we begin to see some of the historical interventions take a back seat. In this talk we discuss the various tools, techniques, and evidence to glimpse into the future of cardiac arrest.
    3:15 Break
    3:30 Chest Trauma

    David Schultz, MD

    Chest trauma has many causes, and can quickly become life threatening. Learn about causes, complications and treatments of both penetrating and blunt chest trauma, and how they can be treated in the pre-hospital setting.
    5:00

    Adjourn

    6:00 Evening with the Vendors
  • Vegetable tray
  • Wisconsin cheese and sausage tray
  • Oven roasted BBQ meatballs
  • Traditional buffalo wings with ranch and celery
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