National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation (NCEMSF) Conference 2012 schedule

Friday 24th February 2012

  • Roundtable: Administrator/Advisor/Medical Director

    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.

    At 9:25am to 10:25am, Friday 24th February

  • How to Make the Most of the NCEMSF Conference Experience

    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.

    At 6:00pm to 6:50pm, Friday 24th February

  • Ready, Set, Go-Team: Advanced Critical Care Delivered to Your Incident

    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.

    At 7:00pm to 8:00pm, Friday 24th February

  • Situational Awareness

    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.

    At 7:00pm to 8:00pm, Friday 24th February

  • The Medical Examiner System: All You Ever Wanted to Know and More

    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.

    At 7:00pm to 8:00pm, Friday 24th February

  • Non-Lethal Weapons: EMS Response and Treatment

    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
    informative lecture.

    At 8:10pm to 9:10pm, Friday 24th February

  • Teenage Follies

    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
    encountered.

    At 8:10pm to 9:10pm, Friday 24th February

  • Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire

    “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.

    At 8:10pm to 9:10pm, Friday 24th February

  • Welcome Social

    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
    Saturday morning.

    At 9:00pm to 1:00am, Friday 24th February

  • EMS as a Spectator Sport

    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.

    At 11:00pm to 1:00am, Friday 24th February

Saturday 25th February 2012

  • Group Introductions / Meet & Greet

    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.

    At 7:45am to 8:30am, Saturday 25th February

  • Hot Topics in EMS

    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.

    At 8:30am to 9:15am, Saturday 25th February

  • 9/11/01 - The Emergency Medical Service Response: Looking Back to Plan for the Future

    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.

    At 9:25am to 10:25am, Saturday 25th February

  • All the Stuff That Can Go Wrong With Your Head

    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.

    At 9:25am to 10:25am, Saturday 25th February

  • Fundamental Approach to Initiating and Practicing High Performance CPR

    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.

    At 9:25am to 10:25am, Saturday 25th February

  • Hot Topics in Pediatrics

    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!

    At 9:25am to 10:25am, Saturday 25th February

  • Physiology Based Airway Management

    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.

    At 9:25am to 10:25am, Saturday 25th February

  • Ride the “Sound” Wave: Ultrasound Use in EMS

    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.

    At 9:25am to 10:25am, Saturday 25th February

  • Roundtable: From Probie to Captain…

    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.

    At 9:25am to 10:25am, Saturday 25th February

  • Shock After Trauma: Pre-hospital Considerations For Post-Resuscitation Care in the ICU

    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.

    At 9:25am to 10:25am, Saturday 25th February

  • Skills Lab: Patient Assessment and I/O Demonstration

    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.

    At 9:25am to 10:25am, Saturday 25th February

  • Thinking Outside the Box…

    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.

    At 9:25am to 10:25am, Saturday 25th February