Lecture

 

February 21-23, 2018
Three Emergency Medicine Lectures
EMS Today

Charlotte Convention Center
Charlotte, NC


Will Smith , MD will present the following lectures:

    Communications & Medical Direction (#E0078)
    New and Developing EMS Technologies (#E9952)
    Essentials of Wilderness Medicine for EMTs and Paramedics (#E9869)

Communications & Medical Direction (#E0078)

Medical oversight of EMS is more than a rubber stamp by a medical director. EMS providers should be interacting with their medical director on important topics such as medicolegal issues, on-line vs. off-line medical protocols, quality assurance programs, and practicing the best evidence based medicine. This interactive session will allow participants to interact with Dr. Will Smith in an engaging session of each of these topics.

New and Developing EMS Technologies (#E9952)

With all of the EMS gadgets that come and go, how do you know what to buy? This informative presentation by Street Medicine Society award winning medical director Will Smith, MD looks at many of the ‘new’ technologies available to EMS and addresses the question of when you should break or revise your budget in order to provide better patient care? Hands on equipment will be shown to visually demonstrate some of the devices discussed.

Essentials of Wilderness Medicine for EMTs and Paramedics (#E9869)

Caring for and evacuating a patient located beyond the "road head" provides a unique set of challenges for prehospital care providers. In fact, the rural, remote or "wilderness" incidents are big magnifiers of small problems. Rescuers and EMS responders need to think differently in these environments! The environment, response distance and ability to carry everything needed at these incidents means a different approach is needed. Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast or a provider who occasionally faces prolonged care situations, your understanding of the concepts of Wilderness Medicine are essential. Based on Wilderness Medical Association guidelines, this highly informative and interactive session with be taught with a mixture of lecture, discussion and hands on training.

 

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