In this roundtable, dedicated to campus administrators, EMS advisors and medical
directors present, NCEMSF Leadership will discuss concerns of university officials and
address issues that they may be facing on their campuses. This session is intended only
for university administrators, advisors and medical directors.
What makes the NCEMSF Conference different from other conferences? While other
conferences teach basic EMS skills, NCEMSF provides participants with key tools for
leading a successful collegiate EMS organization. This lecture is designed to help you
make the most of your weekend here. The lecture will explore the purpose of
collegiate EMS, provide a brief overview of the conference and help tailor the events
to your specific needs.
The Go-Team is a physician-led team that complements Maryland's Statewide EMS
System by providing critical care and surgical services that are typically considered
beyond the scope of pre-hospital emergency care. Come learn about this unique
rescue service which operates in conjunction with the Maryland State Aviation
Command. This will be a very dynamic and informative discussion of one of the elite
resources that are available to providers throughout the State of Maryland.
Situational awareness involves being aware of what is happening in the vicinity of an
incident and understanding how information, events, and your own actions can impact
the outcome of the incident. Lacking or inadequate situational awareness has been
identified as one of the primary factors in accidents attributed to human error. This
interactive case-based lecture will review the dangers that you may encounter on your
campus and provide you with techniques to avert potentially threatening situations.
This discussion will focus on the medical examiner and coroner death investigation
systems. It will highlight the need for teamwork across a broad range of responders in
the death investigation process.
Non-lethal weapons are weapons intended to be less likely to kill a living target than
conventional weapons. It is often understood that accidental, incidental, and correlative casualties are risked wherever force is applied, but non-lethal weapons try
to minimize the risk as much as possible. Non-lethal weapons are used in combat
situations to limit the escalation of conflict or where employment of lethal force is
prohibited or undesirable or where policy restricts the use of conventional force. EMS
responders may be called to treat patients who receive injuries as a result of having
non-lethal weapons used on them, either intentionally or unintentionally. Come learn
about tasers, pepper spray, rubber bullets and other non-lethal weapons in this
With the widespread influence of the internet and media events like “Jackass,”
skateboarding from a bumper has been replaced by “the choking game”, chemical
branding and a mind numbing array of other risk taking behaviors found among
today’s teenagers. These actions are promoted by a readily available supply of new
chemical stimulants as well as familiar agents making a resurgence like PCP and
heroine. With these new creative feats comes a range of medical and trauma related
issues that the pre-hospital provider of a decade ago could never imagine. This
lecture will discuss some of these trends and focus on the medical challenges
“Where there’s Smoke there’s Fire” is a humorous (to us in the medical field) yet
serious look at penetrating and impaled trauma. Geared toward what to do when you
arrive and the first thing you think about is, “Uh oh,” and the second thought that
comes to mind is, “Sure glad that’s not me,” Capt. Lewis discusses mechanisms and
their abilities to influence how we treat and transport these patients rarely seen but
in need of immediate appropriate intervention when encountered.
Mingle with other collegiate EMS responders as they arrive. Challenge yourself to see
how many people you can talk to in a short period of time - it is freshman orientation
all over again! Enjoy the refreshments and sing or dance to the tunes of the DJ.
Exchange your squad’s patches, pins and shirts with those you meet. Watch as photos
from past years flash on the screen. As has become NCEMSF tradition, show your
squad’s pride by making a banner to be presented by your squad at the Meet & Greet
Watch the finalists from the trauma skills room compete in a multiple agency response
scenario. In order to succeed, teams will have to work together to rapidly assess,
treat, and transport multiple patients. Join our Master of Ceremonies, Dr. Ben Lawner,
and show support for your colleagues as they rise to meet this challenge. This event is
sure to be entertaining as well as fun for participants and spectators alike. Prizes will
be awarded Saturday evening at the annual awards ceremony.
Bring the banner you created on Friday night and show your organizational spirit.
Each collegiate EMS organization will have an opportunity to briefly introduce itself
(school, location, number of members, level of service, how many delegates at the
conference, and one unique thing about the group). Sit by NCEMSF Region so you have
a chance to further mingle and meet your fellow collegiate EMS providers. Anniversary
awards will also be presented at this time.
An interactive case based panel discussion and question and answer session with EMS
gurus focusing on current controversies in EMS. Panelists include: Benjamin N. Abo,
DO, NREMT-P; Mark E. A. Escott, MD, MPH, FAAEM; Mark Forgues, MEd, NREMT-P;
Benjamin J. Lawner, DO, EMT-P, FAAEM and Christopher T. Stephens, MD, NREMT-P.
This lecture will review the timeline and EMS response to the World Trade Center, the
importance of resource staging and logistics as well as specifically review the
resources utilized over the first 36 hours. Injury patterns from the event will be
reviewed with a discussion of the ongoing role of EMS over the next several weeks.
Lastly, the events of 9/11 will be compared to other terrorist acts and disasters in
order to review and prioritize resource management, specifically for collegiate EMS.
Ever wondered what could go wrong inside your head? This lecture, not designed for
hypochondriacs, will discuss the various ailments and illnesses that are diagnosed from
non-traumatic head complaints. Special attention will be given to pathophysiology
seen amongst college age students.
This presentation will discuss a review of related science and current practices in EMS
resuscitation. "Pit Crew" CPR will be introduced as a conceptual model, and practice
and implementation will be covered. The presentation will incorporate multimedia,
including demonstration videos and existing protocols from systems where high
performance CPR has already been instituted.
Care for the sick or injured child can be an adrenaline producing experience. We will
cover what is new and cutting edge in the management of pediatric patients. Topics
will include intubation, resuscitation, head injuries, pain management and more!
Advanced airway management in the pre-hospital setting has generated great
controversy in recent years with a growing body of literature demonstrating worse
patient outcomes with the intervention. A potential cause of these problems is
application of a "one size fits all" approach to airway management that does not take
into account the patients underlying pathology. This presentation will discuss the
concept of matching the advance airway management strategy and procedure to the
patient's underlying physiological derangement to improve patient outcomes.
Get ahead of your colleagues and learn ultrasound imaging in the pre-hospital arena.
Through case-based scenarios you will learn how to evaluate medically and
traumatically ill patients and be one of the first to learn how ultrasound can help you
to make a critical diagnosis to save your patients life. Special emphasis of collegiate
based encounters will be presented.
How are your members cleared and promoted? What is your squad’s succession plan?
In this roundtable discussion, promotional structures and operational hierarchies will
be analyzed in an effort to identify best practices and areas for improvement.
This lecture will focus on common problems encountered in the intensive care unit
following resuscitation for major trauma. Considerable emphasis will be placed on pre
-hospital interventions, and the downstream effects for critically injured patients.
Participants will become familiar with proper auscultation of lung sounds, be able to
perform a comprehensive pre-hospital neurologic assessment and understand proper
landmark palpation and utilization of the EZ I/O drill.
It is easy to be driven by protocol (black and white reasoning), but in today's world,
you have to be able to "think outside the box." No longer are people calling for the run
of the mill issues. You need to play detective to figure out what is wrong with these
patients. Through a variety of case studies, we will see how to bridge the gap
between "protocol" learning and using your skills.
24th–26th February 2012