2017 EMS Symposium

2017 TSJC/RETAC EMS Symposium
“Making A Difference”

EMS Symposium

All courses are approved for EMS CEUs. Over 55 CEUs will be offered in three days!! A new skills track has been added for Friday and Saturday—get your CEs and brush up on your skills!
All classes will be held at Trinidad State Junior College Valley Campus located at 1011 Main in Alamosa.

Join other emergency care providers for a weekend of EMS training and
WALK OUT WITH CEUS IN HAND!!

For more information about the symposium call 719-589-7046 or 719-846-5524.

[ EMS Symposium ONLINE Registration ]

Or download a form and mail registrations to:
Trinidad State Junior College
Attention - Deb Haverfield
1011 Main
Alamosa, CO 81101

Sign up early and SAVE!
$125 - Register by February 10th
$150 - Same day registration
$ 75 - One day pre-registration
$100 - Same day registration for one day

Lodging is available at the Roadway Inn (previously called Inn of the Rio Grande), located east of the bridge in East Alamosa at 333 Santa Fe Ave for $70.00 for single or double occupancy. Reference TSJC EMS Symposium. For reservations call the motel at 719-589-5833.

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Teaching Faculty
  • Ted Andersen:
    Paramedic, Supervisor Alamosa EMS
  • Jeanne-Marie Bakehouse:
    Colorado Department of Health and Environment Emergency Medical and Trauma Services Branch Chief
  • Barry Bertin:
    NRP, RN, Flight nurse, EMS Educator
  • Jenevra Bertin:
    Flight Nurse
  • Adam Compton:
    NRP, MS, Instructor Professional EMS Education
  • Ryan Daugherty:
    NRP, Captain Baca EMS, Alamosa Ambulance
  • Don Dustin:
    EMT-I, Mineral County Ambulance
  • Reuben Farnsworth:
    CCP, Owner RockStar Education and Consulting, EMS Instructor
  • Arlene Harms:
    RN, CEO Rio Grande Hospital
  • Laura Henson:
    RN, EMT-I, ACLS, PALS and EMS Instructor
  • Melody Mesmer:
    EMS Educator with St. Anthony Prehospital Services, Fire and EMS background
  • Angela Medina:
    RN, former EMT-I, TSJC Nursing Faculty
  • Fernando Medina:
    NREMT-P, ACLS and EMS Instructor, Flight Paramedic, Past New Mexico Instructor of the Year
  • Leslie Smith:
    Flight nurse, EMS Educator
  • Betsey Strawn:
    EMT-I, Monte Vista and Mineral County Ambulance
  • Dr. Thompson:
    Region 8 Medical Director
  • Shannon Uran:
    NRP, Alamosa Ambulance
  • Lisa Werts:
    NRP, EMS Instructor

SCHEDULE

Friday, February 17, 2017

08:30 – 09:00
Registration

09:00 – 17:00
Laura Henson
ACLS Refresher
(limited to the first 16 registered)
This ACLS Refresher course is designed for the ALS provider that has been recently working in the field and is still ACLS certified or recently expired. 7 hours Elective CEUs for ALS providers.

09:00 – 12:00
Children’s Hospital Team
Pediatric Assessment and Emergencies

This session uses the expertise of Children’s Hospital Staff. This session will provide information for the EMS provider as well as hands on experience. 3 hours Pediatric Trauma for all levels of EMS providers.

09:00 – 10:30
Melody Mesmer
Bites and Stings

This session will cover the bites and stings that we encounter in Colorado. Symptoms and treatments will be covered. 1.5 hours Medical CEUs for all levels of EMS providers.

Different Strokes for Different Folks
Adam Compton

This session is an interactive, video scenario based lesson covering the aspects of stroke. The session is concluded with a review of different stroke scales with practice application of each. 1.5 hours Medical CEUs for all levels of EMS providers.

10:45 – 12:00
Don Dustin
How Sweet It Is

This session will focus on diabetic patients, the role of glucose and the function of hormones in maintaining adequate blood glucose. Recognition, signs, symptoms and treatments will be discussed. 1.25 hours Medical CEUs for all levels of EMS providers.

The Lethal Triad: Everything You Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask
Adam Compton

Using class presentation this session will explore the effects of shock on the body. This will weave the findings of response to shock while being able to identify the signs and symptoms of the “lethal triad.” 1.25 hours Trauma OR Medical CEUs for all levels of EMS providers.

12:00-1:00 - LUNCH

13:00 – 15:30
Adam Compton
Let’s Run Some Calls: Hands on Scenarios

In this session we will run scenarios on a variety of calls. Participants will respond and take care of the patient as a real call. 1.25 hours Medical CEUs AND 1.25 Trauma CEUs for all levels of EMS providers.

13:00 – 14:00
Melody Mesmer
OB Freak Show

What about that pregnant mom? What do we do? This session will address needs of the OB patient and discuss treatments. 1 hour OB CEUs for all levels of EMS providers.

Airway Lab
Flight for Life Team

This session is all hands on practice. Learn those little tricks that can help on that difficult airway. 1 hour Airway CEUs for all levels of EMS providers.

14:15 – 15:30
Ryan Daugherty
Progressing Rural EMS Care and Motivating the Rural Responders

This session will be a roundtable to formulate a consensus on identifying new technology, training opportunities, and identifying barriers to patient care in the SLV. Discussion will focus on how to improve these needs. 1.25 hours Elective CEUs for all levels of EMS providers.

IO Lab
Flight for Life Team

Can’t get an IV. Drill them, right? Sounds easy. This session will allow hands on practice with different options and sites for IOs. 1.25 hours Elective CEUs for ALS EMS providers.

15:45 – 17:00
Pediatric Assessment
Melody Mesmer

How do you assess a Ped? It’s a kid and I can’t remember what they said in class! This session will review the best practices in Pediatric Assessment to assure you remember what to do and don’t miss vital clues. 1.25 hours Pediatric CEUs for all levels of EMS providers.

Under Pressure: Head Injury, Hemorrhage, and Herniation
Adam Compton

A review of the protective mechanisms of the brain and what can happen when those are disrupted. 1.25 hours Trauma CEUs for all levels of EMS providers.

Drug Overdoses
Ted Andersen

So many drug overdoses. What is the best treatment? Recognition of types of drug overdoses and appropriate treatment will be discussed in this session. 1.25 hours Medical CEUs for all levels of EMS providers.

Doing Drugs
Betsey Strawn

This hand on session will focus on drawing the up the actual drug and determining the correct dose. This will include both BLS and ALS drugs. This session will also have the new epi administration kit (to replace epi pens) that this region recently received a waiver. 1.25 hours Medical CEUs for all levels of EMS providers.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

7:30-8:30
Registration

08:30 – 10:00
Fernando Medina, Leslie Smith
Airway Lab

This hands on session will review all airway skills from the simple OPA and BVM through Intubation. 1.5 hours Airway CEUs for all levels of EMS providers.

Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Treatment of Pediatric Seizures
Adam Compton

Seizures are hard enough calls, but what about those pediatric seizures. This session will focus on causes and treatments for pediatric seizure patients. 1.5 hours Pediatric OR Medical CEUs for all levels of EMS providers.

Dude: Are You Going to Wash That?
Lisa Werts

This session will include discussion on contagious diseases, how to treat the patient and also how to keep you and your crew safe. 1.5 hours Preparatory OR Medical CEUs for all levels of EMS providers.

10:15 – 11:45
Jeanne-Mare Bakehouse
State of the State EMS:

Hear directly from the State EMS Department what the newest things in Colorado EMS are. This session will allow time for any questions you have.
1.5 hour Elective CEUs for all levels of EMS providers.

12:00-1300 - LUNCH

13:00 – 17:00
Arlene Harms
PALS Recertification

This session is limited to 12 participants. This is for anyone whose PALS certification is about to or just very recently expired. 4 hours Elective CEUs for ALS providers.

13:00 – 14:00
Fernando Medina, Leslie Smith
Patient Assessment Lab

This hands on session will include a review of patient assessment and will also provide new pearls in completing a thorough but fast patient assessment. 1 hour Patient Assessment CEUs for all levels of EMS providers.

Oxygenation and Ventilation
Barry Bertin

This session will review the different between oxygenation and ventilation and then address treatment modalities for each. 1 hour Airway CEUs for all levels of EMS providers.

14:15 – 15:30
Fernando Medina, Leslie Smith
Trauma Lab

This hands on session will include trauma scenarios that participants will assess and treat. 1.25 hours Trauma CEUs for all levels of EMS providers.

EMS Self Care
Jenevra Bertin

EMS providers are well trained and experienced at taking care of patients. However, we are not so good at taking care of ourselves. This session will focus on how to take care of yourself and you crew so your EMS career to not cut short by “burnout.” 1.25 hour Preparatory CEUs for all levels of Ems providers.

Region 8 Patient Treatment Review
Dr. Thompson

During this session the Region 8 Medical Director will target three patient care issues and how to best treat and deal with these. 1.25 hour Medical CEUs for all levels of EMS providers.

15:45 – 17:00
Fernando Medina, Leslie Smith
MCI/IC Lab

This hands on session will include scenarios that participants will practice using MCI/IC rules and will help reinforce decision making. 1.25 hours Preparatory CEUs for all levels of EMS providers.

GCS Review
Reuben Farnsworth

How well do you know the GCS scale? GCS. It is expected to be included in every trauma patient’s radio report. This session will help you remember the scale as you use scenarios to determine GCS scores. 1.25 Trauma CEUs for all levels of EMS providers.

HOP Killers
Barry Bertin

This session discusses hypotension, hypoxemia, and metabolic acidosis can kill our patients. Recognition and treatment for these patients will be addressed. 1.25 hours Airway OR Medical CEUs for all levels of EMS providers.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

08:30 – 09:00
Registration

09:00 – 12:00
Birthin’ Babies
Angie Medina

This session is limited to 8 participants. This session will include hands on baby delivering experiences using the Birthing Noel manikin. Participants will have life like experiences in emergency childbirth. 3 hours OB OR Pediatric CEUs for all levels of EMS providers.

09:00 – 10:30
ALS Burn Treatment for BLS
Reuben Farnsworth

This session will focus on treatment of burn patients. New treatment will be addressed that both BLS and ALS providers can provider. 1.5 hours Medical CEUs for all levels of providers.

10:45 – 12:00
Treat Your Patient, Not Your App
Reuben Farnsworth

This session will address how new phone apps can be helpful, but not to forget to treat the patient! 1.25 hours Elective CEUs for all levels of EMS providers.

1200-1300 - LUNCH

1300 – 1600
EMS Game
Shannon Uran

Have fun and learn in a competitive team situation. 3 hours Elective CEUs for all levels of EMS providers.