Lecture

 

February 23-25, 2017
Six Emergency Medicine Lectures
EMS Today

Salt Palace Convention Center
Salt Lake City, Utah


Will Smith , MD will present the following lectures:

    Emergency Medicine in the Snow (#16426)
    Excited Delirium and Other Behavioral Emergency Bedtime Stories (#16240)
    Bringing Combat Medicine to the Streets of EMS (#16232)
    Mountain Medicine: Where Ambulances Can't Go (#16298)
    New and Developing EMS Technologies (#16300)
    Lightning Strike MCI at 13,000 feet (#16299)



Emergency Medicine in the Snow (#16426)
Avalanches, mountainous terrain, and other snow and ice settings represent unique challenges for emergency responders, not just those responding in ski areas, but to all areas that have this type of terrain and hazards. Join Jon Politis and Will Smith, in a snow and cold weather environment for a special workshop that will discuss the unique challenges and ways to confront them. See the latest techniques for patient care in a prolonged cold environment, basic avalanche rescue, winter survival, and helicopter operations in a snow environment (weather dependent).  Transportation will be provided and will depart from the Salt Lake City Convention Center. The latest wilderness rescue tools, devices, sleds and techniques will be presented at this innovative and educational pre-conference workshop. Join us for this educational adventure in the snow.

Excited Delirium and Other Behavioral Emergency Bedtime Stories (#16240)
Excited Delirium Syndrome is becoming a recognized medical condition that’s often associated with in-custody deaths. This and other behavioral emergencies are often some of the most challenging EMS calls. In most situations they are self-limiting conditions, but can be life-threatening. In this presentation Dr. Smith takes you through recognition and treatment of these difficult situations.  He will also discuss the impact the use of tasers can have on the condition of these already hypertensive and tachycardic patients.

Bringing Combat Medicine to the Streets of EMS (#16232)
Advancement of prehospital care on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan is pushing a new approach to EMS. How should these experiences be implemented in the streets of EMS here at home? This lecture will look at some of the hot topics of tourniquet use, hemostatic agents and rearranging our ABCs to CAB. Tactical Emergency Casualty Care and Rescue Task Force concepts will be introduced as an approach to mass violence and active shooter situations.

Mountain Medicine: Where Ambulances Can't Go (#16298)
Mountain medicine tailors traditional medical skills and applies them to the wilderness and other austere settings. This case study based lecture presented by 2015 Street Medicine Society Award winner, Will Smith, MD, discusses the many realms of search and rescue as well as other wilderness settings and medical adaptations that must be made in each to optimize patient care and minimize risk to the patient and rescuers.

New and Developing EMS Technologies (#16300)
With all of the EMS gadgets that come and go, how do you know what to buy? This presentation by 2015 Street Medicine Society Award winner, Will Smith, MD, looks at many of the ‘new’ technologies that are available to EMS, but when do you break your budget in order to provide better patient care? Hands on equipment will be shown in this fast-paced tech lecture to visually demonstrate some of the devices profiled.

Lightning Strike MCI at 13,000 feet (#16299)
On July 21, 2010 three parties of climbers were struck by lightning near the summit of the Grand Teton (13,770 feet/4075 meters). The ensuing rescue was the largest single rescue effort in Grand Teton National Park history. The incident involved 17 patients and considerable resources. Dr. Will Smith, 2015 Street Medicine Society Award winner, directed the medical operations of the high-altitude rescue and will discuss how the Wilderness Mass Causalty Incident (MCI) unfolded in a technical wilderness setting and the treatment of the lightning injuries encountered.



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