Tuesday, May 22, 2018 | 2:00 PM ET | 1:00 PM CT | 12:00PM MT | 11:00AM PT


Despite advances in antimicrobial therapy and medical support, septic shock remains a leading cause of death. This presentation will provide an overview of current sepsis guidelines, including expanded options for vascular access. Discussions will focus on the significance of timely clinical recognition and interventions, which have been shown to improve outcomes in sepsis.

Continuing Education
This continuing education activity is approved for 1 course hour by EMS World, an organization accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE).



Presented By:

Ryan Stanton, MD, FACEP, is a board-certified emergency physician practicing with Central Emergency Physicians in Lexington, Kentucky. He is also the medical director for Lexington Fire/EMS. Dr. Stanton is active as a spokesman and past PR Chair for the American College of Emergency Physicians and the Past President of the Kentucky Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He has 27 years of media experience and currently works on Everyday Medicine, a web series of podcasts and TV shows pertaining to everyday health issues and topics, including Stanton MD, What’s Going Around, ACEP Frontline, and Everyday Medicine for Physicians. He is also a medical consultant for WKYT-TV.




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We believe in empowering emergency clinicians to save lives by ensuring that they have access to the latest innovations in intuitive emergency medical technology. Our portfolio addresses the immediate and time-critical challenges that emergency clinicians face—facilitating a secure airway, achieving vascular access, and rapid drug delivery. To view education, training tools, and product information about our full portfolio, including the Arrow® EZ-IO® System, visit our website at www.teleflex.com/EMS.

1. Marik PE. Surviving sepsis: going beyond the guidelines. Ann Intensive Care.2011. doi:10.1186/2110-5820-1-17



Traumatic bleeding, cardiac arrest and opioid overdose are three primary causes of sudden death. They’re also three areas in which immediate intervention has been proven to save lives. How can the public be educated and trained to act as the true “first responders” on scene?

In commemoration of National Stop the Bleed Day (March 31), EMS World assembles a prominent lineup of experts in each field for a one-of-a-kind roundtable outlining actionable strategies and outreach efforts that have made a measurable difference in their communities.


Jennifer Chap, Owner, StrataVerve, Buddy CPR
Jimm Dodd, Manager, Trauma Systems Programs, American College of Surgeons
Scott Goldberg, MD, EMS Director, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Mike Papale, SCA Survivor, President, In A Heartbeat
Ed Racht, MD, Chief Medical Officer, American Medical Response
Babak Sarani, MD, Director of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, GW Medical Faculty Associates
Teri Campbell, RN, BSN, CEN, CFRN, Program Director, Illinois Heart Rescue


Powerpoint Presentations

Jennifer Chap
Scott Goldberg
Mike Papale
Ed Racht
Jimm Dodd and Babak Sarani
Teri Campbell


Q & A





Based on the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma’s free online course, this presentation leads emergency medical professionals through the latest techniques for pediatric airway management. Topics covered include anatomy and physiology, approach to the child with difficulty breathing, foreign body airway obstruction and airway equipment. A Q&A session will follow instruction. 

Presented by Dr. Darrell Nelson, associate professor of emergency medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, and Dr. James “Tripp” Winslow, North Carolina EMS Medical Director.

To register click here.


With resuscitation of the critically ill and injured patient, minutes matter and objective information obtained in the back of the ambulance — beyond the means of an ordinary physical exam — can make the difference between life and death.

With this in mind, Dr. Arshad offers a closer look at the benefits of point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS), and how it can enhance critical decision-making in the pre-hospital arena.


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Laerdal has been influential in furthering research and implementing practices that support our core research principles including the Utstein Formula for Survival, the Chain of Survival, and the Circle of Learning.

We use evidence-based knowledge to develop and continuously refine our product and service solutions. We believe we can make the biggest impact on helping save lives by our efforts to improve educational efficiency and local implementation.


Time: 1:00 PM

Come learn how technology can enhance your learning experience.  Whether you think of it as distance, virtual, online or hybrid education, use of Virtual Instructor-Led Training is massively improved in the past 10 years.  These classrooms have been proven to be easy to navigate, engaging, and capable of producing the same student success as in-person or on-campus classes.  Both students and educators are finding the technology of VILT to create solutions such as access to experts, convenience, and savings of precious resources of time and money.  Whether you are thinking of taking or teaching a primary training program, a refresher course, certification class, or in-service training, VILT may be the answer for you!

During this informative webinar, you will learn:

• What is VILT? What are its qualities?
• Are there limitations to VILT? How do educators combat them?
• Why is VILT seen as a very effective and beneficial form of education?
• Why would a student select VILT vs. a traditional classroom setting?
• Where do you see VILT vs. traditional education in 10 years?

Heather Davis, EdD, NRP
Heather Davis holds a doctorate in education from the University of Southern California. She is the paramedic program director at the UCLA Center for Prehospital Care. She is a published author, national speaker and National Registry board member.
Anne M Perry, AEMT-P, CET, CPT
Derek Kaucher, BS, I/C
Douglas Richardson, BS-PSM


Sponsored by Medic CE

Medic-CE is a leader in nationally accredited, online EMS continuing education. We are one of the only education companies with a complete learning platform solution for EMS and fire, providing three training options: host your own curriculum in our live, virtual classroom and build your own self-paced courses in our robust, easy-to-use platform; choose from over 200 hours of prebuilt self-paced and live, instructor-led courses or use a combination of both. All of our Medic-CE ourses are National Registry (NREMT) accepted, CAPCE approved and meet NCCP core requirements.





Communication—or more accurately, miscommunication—is killing more patients per year than breast cancer, car crashes, gun violence and the opioid epidemic combined.

Communication is the most important tool we have in healthcare. With all the advancements over the years, why are we still faxing, paging and using handheld radios and phones? When was the last time you paged a buddy or emergently faxed a grocery list? Yet we use these pieces of archaic technology when time matters.

During a time-critical emergency, we need to address this problem at a systems level. The best care for a patient happens when hospitals and EMS are no longer in silos. Building a regional system of care starts with communication.

Join Dr. E. Stein Bronsky, medical director for the Colorado Springs Fire Department and AMR in El Paso County, and Dr. James Woodson, emergency physician and founder of Pulsara, as they explore the steps the Colorado Springs teams took to improve communication in their community.

During this webinar, you will:

  • Hear the presenters discuss current communication issues facing EMS and best practices for tackling them
  • Learn how Dr. Bronsky brought together competing hospital systems, local fire services and private EMS in Colorado Springs and El Paso County, Colorado to evaluate and redefine their protocols, their systems and how they communicate with each other
  • Discover the specific areas in which Colorado Springs has seen dramatic improvements in patient care
  • Learn best practices for enlisting your people to create effective systems of care across multiple providers, especially in time-sensitive emergencies
  • Review technology available to streamline communication systems to reduce medical errors due to miscommunication


Who should attend:

  • EMS medical directors
  • EMS chiefs, managers and supervisors
  • EMS educators and QI/QA managers
  • EMTs and paramedics
  • Hospital and healthcare leaders

Sponsored by Pulsara
Pulsara is a digital healthcare corporation that focuses on using mobile technology to enhance treatment time outcomes by improving communication and care coordination through the entire healthcare system. Pulsara’s mobile application packages for stroke, STEMI, and general patients improve communications between the teams caring for those critical patients, leading to faster treatment. Every clinician—from paramedics to emergency department staff to neurology and cardiology teams—is on the same page with a simple tap. For more information, visit www.pulsara.com.


E. Stein Bronsky, MD, is medical director for the Colorado Springs (CO) Fire Department and American Medical Response (AMR) Ambulance Service, El Paso County, CO. He also works as an emergency physician at Centura Health. Dr. Bronsky began his career as an EMT in 1991 and later practiced for several years as a paramedic before attending medical school at Vanderbilt University. He completed his emergency medicine residency and EMS fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

Dr. James T. Woodson is a board-certified emergency physician whose passion is to serve. He is founder of Pulsara and the Alpine Compassion Clinic, which provides free preventative care to those in need in the East Texas Community. After completing his emergency medicine specialty training at Carolinas Medical Center, Dr. Woodson joined Leading Edge Medical Associates (LEMA), providing patient care at the Good Shepherd Health System in the Longview, Texas area. He earned his medical degree at the University of Oklahoma and completed his undergraduate studies at Loyola University of Chicago.


Live Webinar

When: August 30, 2017

1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT

Stroke is one of the true time-sensitive enemies EMS faces. The only FDA-approved treatment for ischemic strokes (87% of all strokes), tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), must be given within three hours of symptom onset, yet only 3%–8.5% of U.S. patients who are eligible for tPA get it. Delays can occur in symptom recognition and calling 9-1-1; with prolonged scene and ED times; and in the hospital getting scanned and treated.

Could taking treatment to these patients, rather than these patients to treatment, produce better outcomes?


James C. Grotta, MD
• Director of Stroke Research, Clinical Institute for Research and Innovation, Memorial Hermann–Texas Medical Center
• Director, Mobile Stroke Unit Consortium
• Vascular neurologist, Memorial Hermann Medical Group
• Manager, Grotta Stroke Ventures LLC.

May Nour, MD, PhD

• Assistant Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
• Interventional and Vascular Neurologist
• Department of Neurology, UCLA Comprehensive Stroke Center
• Director, UCLA Mobile Stroke Rescue Program
• Department of Radiology, Division of Interventional Neuroradiology


Based on his featured course at EMS World Expo, Jeff Hinshaw details how emergency professionals and athletic trainers work together to stabilize an injured athlete, including sports equipment removal. Hinshaw leads you through various step-by-step simulations for a hands-on approach to better prepare you for emergencies.

Presented by: Jeff Hinshaw, PA, Clinical Instructor, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Dept. of Emergency Medicine, and Athletic Trainer for Wake Forest University

Sponsored by: Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma

Supported by: NC EMS for Children Program




Why can’t we all get along? Have you ever wondered why some people seem to be cooperative and others aggressively assert their own position? Let’s face it, EMS personnel encounter conflict daily in their work. It has been proven to have a direct impact on patient outcome. Yet how many EMS personnel devote any time preparing themselves to successfully engage conflict when it occurs? This session will explore sources, causes and levels of conflict. Do you know your preferred conflict style? We will discuss conflict style implications for various facets of our roles as EMS personnel. Finally, a review of strategies to minimize and successfully engage conflict will be discussed.

Webinar Date: Thursday June 29, 2-3 p.m. Eastern time.

After viewing this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Define conflict and identify its sources, causes, and levels of conflict;
  • Identify your preferred style of conflict engagement through the use of a conflict style inventory tool, and when each style may be of situational benefit;
  • Discuss strategies for optimal conflict engagement.

About the Presenter

Mike Miller is an assistant professor and director of Creighton's Emergency Medical Services Education Program. He has 30 years of experience in EMS, currently serving as assistant professor and EMS education program director at Creighton University, where he joined the EMS program in 2002. He has practiced as a paramedic and registered nurse, and worked as a field paramedic, paramedic shift supervisor, quality improvement coordinator, EMS system program director, emergency department RN and trauma program coordinator.

Other professional activities include site visitor for the Committee on Accreditation for EMS Programs, member of the Nebraska Board of EMS and former member of  the Board of Directors for the National Association of EMS Educators. Mike has served as a contributing author and as a reviewer for numbers EMS publications. Educational accomplishments include Doctor of Education in Interdisciplinary Leadership, Bachelor of Science in EMS and a Master of Science Degree in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution from Creighton University School of Law, Werner Institute.

About Our Sponsor 

Creighton University is a leader in the evolving field of emergency medical services. Creighton’s EMS program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions.



On-Demand Webinar

Performance measures are a thing these days. And all the cool kids are using them. There’s even a set of them released by a national expert panel. So, should you care and what’s in it for you and your system?

Join Dr. Jarvis as he describes the difference between performance measures and benchmarking. He’ll review 10 metrics from his recent study, and using real data from a leading EMS EHR vendor, show the national performance on each measure so you can compare your system’s performance against the national norm. Dr. Jarvis will also cover the trends in these metrics over the past seven years and reveal some of the challenges and limitations of benchmarking. Be a part of the data conversation as we map the way to improve the care we provide our patients.

Objectives include:

  • Define performance measures and benchmarking;
  • Explore sources of clinically relevant performance measures;
  • Recognize the national benchmarks for several important performance measures;
  • Understand the different benchmarks out there and which ones your agency should be using.

About the Presenter

Jeffrey L. Jarvis, MD, MS, EMT-P, FACEP, FAEMS, is EMS medical director for the Williamson County EMS system and Marble Falls Area EMS and an emergency physician at Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Round Rock, TX. He is board-certified in emergency medicine and EMS. He began his career as a paramedic with Williamson County EMS in 1988 and continues to maintain his paramedic license.

Thanks to Our Sponsor

ESO Solutions, Inc., founded in 2004 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, is dedicated to improving community health through the power of data. Its healthcare, public safety and technology experts provide the most innovative software solutions on the market, including the industry-leading ESO Electronic Health Record (EHR) software, as well as the first-of-its-kind healthcare interoperability platform, ESO Health Data Exchange (HDE). For more information about ESO, visit www.esosolutions.com.



Based on experience from the Memphis Fire Department’s Healthcare Navigator program, Lt. Kevin Spratlin details how a mobile integrated healthcare-type program is working toward improving emergency response capabilities and taking his department to the next level. Innovative application of this program are addressing the challenges of increasing call volume, budget and staffing issues, while helping non-emergent patients get the right care for improved overall wellness. Learn more about the technology and practical approach in this webinar.

Presented By

Kevin Spratlin, MS, NRP, is the coordinator of the Healthcare Navigator Program at Memphis Fire Department, where he has served for 16 years. He has chaired the Tennessee Community Paramedic/Mobile Integrated Healthcare Task Force, working with state officials to build a community paramedic credential. His career began as a volunteer firefighter in 1992, becoming an EMT in 1995 and a paramedic in 1998.

About the Sponsor

ImageTrend connects life’s most important data in the healthcare and emergency response community. ImageTrend’s solutions for EMS, hospitals, community paramedicine (CP), critical care, fire and preparedness enable fully integrated patient-centric healthcare and public safety. ImageTrend combines business analysis, creative design and data-driven architecture to offer scalable solutions and strategies for today and the future.