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Texas EMS Conference  November 20-23, 2022  |  Austin, Texas

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Whether you are just getting started or have been serving the community in which you live for years Texas EMS Conference has something designed just for you. Join fellow EMS professionals in Austin, November 20-23 for unbeatable education from top educators in the EMS field. Come earn up to 15 hours of continuing education during 2 ½ action packed days of the most relevant and up to date education from professionals who are passionate about sharing their knowledge with those they serve beside. Interested in additional educational opportunities during your time in Austin? Texas EMS Conference 2022 is offering 14 pre-conference classes designed to expand your professional skillset. Half-day, full day, or multi-day courses are available.

Conference networking is invaluable, and with that in mind Texas EMS Conference 2022 provides many unique opportunities to make new contacts and reconnect with friends during events such as the welcome reception, after-hours events and within the 145,000 square foot exhibit hall.
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Conference Registration Options

Full Conference Registration

Price includes full access to education sessions Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday along with access to the exhibit hall, lunch on Monday and Tuesday and all snack breaks.

 

 

Regular (August 1 – October 5) $340
October 6 – November 21 $365

 

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Other Registration Options

The following discounted options are available to allow you to customize your Texas EMS Conference experience. See individual options for details.

Monday or Tuesday Only - $200

Price includes full access to education sessions, lunch, and snack breaks on the day registered for. Please note the exhibit hall is open 12:00 om – 6:00 pm Sunday and 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday.

Student of Registered EMS Program - $200

Price includes full access to education sessions Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday along with access to the exhibit hall, lunch on Monday and Tuesday and all snack breaks. Student must show proof of enrolment at badge pickup. If attendee cannot provide proof of enrolment, the balance of the Conference registration will be due at the time of pickup.

Exhibit Hall Pass

Additional Exhibit Hall Passes may be purchased online before the Conference or onsite from November 19-21, 2022. Visit the Exhibit Hall Pass page for more details.

Pre-Conference Courses

Select from 14 different Pre-Conference Courses offerred over three days at Texas EMS Conference. See below for details.

Full Conference Attendee Registration Includes:

  • Access to all Education Sessions (Monday-Wednesday)
  • Up to 15 Hours of CE
  • Conference Bag & Other Giveaways
  • Monday Buffet Lunch
  • Tuesday Awards Luncheon
  • Exhibit Hall Pass
  • Peer Networking Opportunities
  • Snack and Coffee Breaks

Pre-Conference Courses

Interested in more than just one-hour lectures and workshops? Texas EMS Conference 2022 has 14 pre-conference offerings covering a wide range of topics relevant to todays EMS professional. With half, full and multi-day options, great choices exist for any schedule and budget. Courses will be held November 18, 19 and 20, 2022. Early registration rates for pre-conference courses are good through October 5, 2022. Below are available 2022 course options.

An Exhibit Hall Pass is included with all pre-conference course registrations.

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday

Saturday & Sunday

National Association of EMS Educators Instructor Course, Level I

Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM | Saturday, 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM | Sunday, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Instructor: Jarred Kallmann

Early: $650 | Regular: $695

Details

CE: Additional, 24 hours

NAEMSE presents the EMS Instructor Course, which has been designed and developed by the same individuals who produced the DOT/NHTSA 2002 National Guidelines for Educating EMS Instructors. The NAEMSE Instructor Course represents the didactic and practical application components needed to become an EMS instructor. The content of this 40-hour course (16 hours online completed prior to arrival onsite) aligns NAEMSE developed modules with the curriculum objectives of the 2002 National Guidelines and complies with EMS rules for lead instructors in more than 40 states, including Texas. This course provides an introduction to a broad span of educational theory that is heavily reliant on brain-based learning and evidence-based best practices for all levels of experience as an EMS educator. Individuals who attend the entire course and pass the post-test receive a Certificate of Course Completion from NAEMSE and are eligible for Texas instructor certification. Continuing education hours have been applied for through NAEMSE, which is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Prehospital Continuing Education (CAPCE). For more information on class content, contact Jarred Kallmann at j.kallmann@naemse.org or 412-343-4775.

Friday & Saturday: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Sunday: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

1 1/2 hours for lunch on own

Hilton Austin

Escaping Violent Encounters for Fire/EMS

Saturday, 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM | Sunday, 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Instructor: Jason Brooks

Early: $425 | Regular: $470

Details

CE: Clinically Related Operations or Medical, 16 hours

Our courses give the EMS provider the options needed to recognize a developing threat of assault, deflect if possible, escape if practicable, and to defend if necessary. This non-violent system of prevention and avoidance takes a realistic approach to the subject, eschewing “idealistic” training concepts and methods providing your practitioner with concepts that work in the classroom with cooperative subjects following a script. This class addresses real-world crises where diabetic reaction overcomes reason, the mentally disabled act upon their delusions, those under the influence act with superhuman strength, and law breakers lash out at first responders and ER personnel even as they are engaged in life-saving efforts. The unwise advice to many EMTs in the back of an ambulance to “hit ‘em with the O2 bottle” is something that this training will help to prevent. For more information on class content, contact Jason Brooks at jbrooks@dt4ems.com.

Saturday: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Sunday: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

1 1/2 hours for lunch on own

Austin Convention Center

Saturday

Sunday

Mental Health Resilience Officer Course

8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Instructor: Macara Trusty

Early: $165 | Regular: $195

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Details

CE: Medical or Preparatory, 8 hours

The Mental Health Resilience Officer (MHRO) course prepares EMS personnel to serve as their agency’s mental health resilience officer. In this role, the MHRO will engage with peers to develop an understanding of mental health issues and resilience; identify peers who are experiencing mental health stressors and crises; navigate peers in need to the right services for help; and support the development of a culture of mental health resilience and emotional wellness within the agency. For more information on course content, contact Macara Trusty at macara@trustyit.net.

8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

1 1/2 hours for lunch on own

Hilton Austin

Advanced Administrator of Record

8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Instructor: Joe Schmider

Early: $200 | Regular: $240

Details

CE: Administrator or CRO, 7 hours

Buckle up for a day of education that will deepen your understanding of issues and make you a better administrator! We start the day with EMS Attorney Steve Wirth as he leads a critical “hot topics” workshop on the EMS workplace in a post-COVID world. Steve will cover the latest legal issues on recruitment incentives, the hiring process and credentialling, overtime and pay practices, workplace discrimination, and the top workplace legal claims you are most likely to see. He will also discuss practical tips on managing workforce attrition. Up second is Douglas Kupas, MD, an EMS physician and paramedic for nearly 40 years, who will talk about topics in EMS safety. The safe use of lights & siren has become a hot topic across the country, and Doug will discuss how a recent multi-association position statement, scientific evidence, and a national QI process are changing the approach to L&S use. Additionally, Doug will present examples of EMS risks to patient and provider safety, and he will give many real-world examples of initiatives that EMS agencies can use to improve their culture of safety. We wrap up the day with State EMS Director Joe Schmider and DSHS staff, who will present what’s new from the regulatory side and answer all your burning questions. This is a vital class for any EMS administrator! For more information on course content, contact Joe Schmider at  joseph.schmider@dshs.texas.gov.

8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

1 1/2 hours for lunch on own

Hilton Austin

Slap the Cap: The Comprehensive Capnography Course

8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Instructor: Bob Page

Early: $225 | Regular: $270

Details

CE: Medical or Patient Assessment, 8 hours

Capnography: It’s not just for confirming tube placement! Join Bob Page, for the first nationally presented comprehensive course (since 1998) on capnography guaranteed to be an eye-opening experience as participants learn the incredible benefits gained from full ETCO2 monitoring and waveform assessment. In this exciting and informative session, Bob reviews the related A&P of the respiratory system and explains with multi-media and audience involvement, the role of capnography in all aspects of emergency and critical care. Using examples of cardiac arrest to airway and ventilation management the case is made for using capnography as a key patient assessment and ongoing monitoring tool for every patient. In fact, anyone with a problem with ABC’s should have continuous monitoring of ETCO2 and waveform. Be a part of this comprehensive course that explains in detail why you measure CO2, how the machine measures it, how the waveforms are made and real cases from A-Z. Come and learn how to fully integrate this session into your practice and utilize it to its fullest potential! For more information on class content, contact Bob Page at lead2noclue@me.com.

8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

1 1/2 hours for lunch on own

Hilton Austin

Reality Matters: The Human Anatomy Course with Purpose

Please Note: Course held offsite at the Healthcare, Innovation and Sciences Centre within the Centre for Emergency Health Sciences (353 Rodeo Drive, Spring Branch, Texas 78070)

7:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Instructor: Scotty Bolleter

Early: $260 | Regular: $285

Details

CE: Preparatory, 5 hours

Limited to 32 participants

This thrilling, step-by step, human anatomy based program promises to turn your medical education and training inside out with fresh, non-fixed, and fixed human specimens as your personal guide. Participants in this class actively visualize, mobilize, and explore the anatomy of the head, neck, chest, abdomen, and extremities to appreciate the medical and traumatic disease processes we frequently encounter. Participants will further compare and contrast today’s medical procedures with the science and truth of our own mortality. Engaging in this hands-on effort will completely immerse you in human anatomy with highly experienced medical professionals by your side and STILL give you enough time to GET to Austin to experience day one of the 2022 exhibit hall.

What should you wear? Suggested attire includes scrubs and running shoes but “professionally comfortable” clothing is certainly fine. Participants are not permitted to wear shorts or open toed shoes. Who should register for this exciting preconference course? Paramedics, EMTs, nurses, mid-levels, physicians, and medical educators. This program is a hands-on effort involving human specimen—all PPE is provided.

NOTE: This course involves a full day of active engagement with a tremendous amount of standing and moving. With that in mind, participants are strongly encouraged to come well rested and prepared to learn. Participants should expect to be intellectually stimulated, yet physically exhausted at the conclusion. For information on course content, contact Ali McCully at alison.mccully@hiscentre.com.

 

7:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Breakfast and lunch included

Course held at the Healthcare, Innovation and Sciences Centre within the Centre for Emergency Health Sciences (Travel on own to 353 Rodeo Drive, Spring Branch, Texas 78070; Nearby hotel accommodations available).

Critical Care Skills 2022: The Procedural Anatomy Cadaver Course

Please Note: Course held offsite at the Healthcare, Innovation and Sciences Centre within the Centre for Emergency Health Sciences (353 Rodeo Drive, Spring Branch, Texas 78070)

7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Instructor: Scotty Bolleter

Early: $365 | Regular: $390

Details

CE: Preparatory, 8 hours

Limited to 48 participants

The Critical Care Skills course, also known as The Procedural Anatomy Program, is a nationally recognized offering with a reputation for excellence. The Centre’s program specifically focuses on high-value, low-frequency, evidence-based emergent interventions. Participants engage in a comprehensive hands-on experience that gracefully blends fresh (non-fixed, non-frozen), as well as embalmed (fixed) human specimens, experienced medical professionals, and the most demanding procedures (with just the right dose of reservation) for your next patient. This course is orchestrated to dissect, explain, and train through: bleeding control (digital; wound-packing; tourniquets; junctional bleeding, pelvic binding, and REBOA), airway and ventilation management (BLS; ALS – video and direct laryngoscopy, bronchoscopy, and cricothyroidotomy) vascular access (IV – peripheral, cut-down, and exchange; IO – manual, mechanically assisted, powered, and central venous access), thoracic injury management (anterior and lateral needle decompression, simple thoracostomy, chest tube placement, pericardiocentesis and resuscitative thoracotomy), fundamental suturing and securing, basic ultrasound usage and more as time and desire permit. Participants actively locate, visualize, mobilize, and explore the freshly dissected anatomy of the neck, chest, abdomen and extremities to better appreciate the efficacy and impact of interventions on the human body (while simultaneously defining the common medical and traumatic disease processes we frequently encounter). The goal of this course is to improve indication and anatomic recognition while simultaneously offering hands-on experience where it matters most.

What should you wear? Suggested attire includes scrubs and running shoes, but “professionally comfortable” clothing is certainly fine. Participants are not permitted to wear shorts or open toed shoes. Who should register for this exciting preconference course? Paramedics, EMTs, nurses, mid-levels, physicians, and medical educators. This program is a hands-on activity and involves human specimens—all PPE is provided.

NOTE: This course involves a full day of active engagement and a tremendous amount of standing, moving, and skills refinement. Participants should expect to be intellectually stimulated, yet physically exhausted at the course’s conclusion. Participants are strongly encouraged to come well rested and prepared to learn. For information on course content, contact Ali McCully at alison.mccully@hiscentre.com.

7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Breakfast and lunch included

Course held at the Healthcare, Innovation and Sciences Centre within the Centre for Emergency Health Sciences (Travel on own to 353 Rodeo Drive, Spring Branch, Texas 78070; Nearby hotel accommodations available).

Multi-Lead Medics 12 Lead ECG Interpretation

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Instructor: Bob Page

Early: $225 | Regular: $270

Details

CE: Medical or Patient Assessment, 8 hours

If anyone told you that you could take a 12-lead class and have fun, would you believe them? Believe it now! Presented by Bob Page, author of the book 12 Lead ECG for Acute and Critical Care Providers, this highly motivating, non-stop interactive course on 12-lead ECG includes proper lead placement, axis and hemiblock determination, bundle branch blocks, differentiating wide complex tachycardia and myocardial infarction recognition. Also included is the use of a 15-lead ECG for increased sensitivity for STEMI. Participants in the program will read approximately 200 12-lead ECGs, gaining both experience and confidence in their newly learned skill. This is a great course for EMS and hospitals implementing STEMI programs or for continuing professional development. Page’s textbook is not included or required, but it might help your understanding of the class. New, used and electronic editions are widely available at booksellers, including Amazon. For more information on course content, contact Bob Page at lead2noclue@me.com

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

1 1/2 hours for lunch on own

Hilton Austin

Certified Ambulance Documentation Specialist (CADS)

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Instructor: Jason Leet

Early: $249 | Regular: $289

Details

CE: AOR or Additional, 6 hours

Why become a Certified Ambulance Documentation Specialist? High-quality patient care reports (PCRs) can keep your service out of trouble! Poor PCRs can expose providers to liability in court, decrease revenues and create compliance problems. Developed by the National Academy of Ambulance Compliance, this dynamic, interactive course with real-world scenarios will keep your attention while you learn key concepts. Topics addressed include documenting medical necessity, writing effective clinical narrative that supports proper ICD coding, addressing special challenges for non-emergency and repetitive patient documentation, identifying proper methods of modifying or amending PCRs and reducing medical malpractice liability. CADS content is geared specifically to EMS personnel such as EMTs and paramedics and is appropriate for QA/QI personnel, supervisors/managers, compliance officers, billers and anyone else involved in EMS. For more information on course content, call the National Academy of Ambulance Compliance at 877-765-6222 or visit https://www.ambulancecompliance.com/content/about-certified-ambulance-documentation specialist-cads.

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

1 1/2 hours for lunch on own

Hilton Austin

Incident Command for EMS “Organizing Chaos”

8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Instructor: Ken Bouvier

Early: $150 | Regular: $180

Details

CE: Clinically Related Operations or Patient Assessment, 3 hours

Ken Bouvier is back for a session designed to help EMT’s, paramedics, EMS supervisors, firefighters and other participants manage EMS incidents involving mass casualties using the Incident Command System (ICS). Mass casualty events can occur anywhere including concerts, sporting events, parades, holiday celebrations, music festivals, and spring break. During this session, participants will learn the incident command system for EMS and the importance of using a unified command system for large scale incidents. Participants will explore the different roles of responders and how working together can help manage incidents with less confusion, stress and problems. How ICS can help manage both small and large EMS incidents and the importance of setting up EMS sectors including triage, treatment, transport, and staging will be discussed. For information on course content, contact Ken Bouvier at kenbouvier@cox.net.

8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Hilton Austin

Defeat the Villains of EMS Billing

8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Instructor: Maggie Adams

Early: $195 | Regular: $215

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Details

CE: Special Considerations and CAC/CACO from the National Academy of Ambulance Compliance, 3.5 hours

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Ambulance billing in 2022 is like managing the treachery of “Ozark.” Just when you think you understand the twists required by payers, you get gob-smacked by another surprise. Attend this lively session for a refresher on the basics and to learn to defeat the top problems of today’s ambulance billing. We will discuss solutions to the thorniest third-party payer, facility, and self-pay account problems. Let’s help get your cash flow to a more blissful “Bridgerton” state. For information on course content, contact Maggie Adams at maggie@ems-financial.com.

8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Hilton Austin

Enhancing Communication with Families in Out-of-hospital Pediatric Death and Helping Prehospital Providers COPE: A Simulation Based Curriculum

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Instructor: Benjamin Lang

Early: $65 | Regular: $80

Details

CE: Medical or Pediatric, 2 hours

Out of hospital pediatric cardiac arrest or death is a rare but often overwhelming call for any prehospital provider. As practice shifts from “scoop-and-go” of pediatric cardiac arrest to high quality CPR in the field, resuscitations are increasingly terminated in the field. This places an increased focus on providers to communicate the death of a child to family members on scene, an act of which they often have little to no training. These calls are often stressful and can be career ending for some. Our curriculum was created through an EIIC targeted issues grant and comes highly recommended by participants. Participants will receive education on communication strategies in a variety of pediatric death scenarios, as well as ways for them to cope after such a call. During the simulation portion, providers will practice integrating evidence-based tools to communicate the death of a child to a parent. Debrief will focus on communication as well as group discussion about ways we can improve performance during these difficult calls. For information on course content, contact Benjamin Lang at benjamin.lang@ascension.org.

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Hilton Austin

Optimal Pediatric Care: The Prehospital Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator (PECC)

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Instructor: Sam Vance

Early: $200 | Regular: $240

Details

CE: Clinically Related Operations or Pediatric, 5 hours

Pediatric patients have unique needs that every EMS provider must ensure are appropriately met. A Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator (PECC) facilitates the integration of pediatric needs into all aspects of EMS. This individual or individuals need not be solely dedicated to this role; it can be an individual(s) already in place who assumes this role as part of their existing duties. They may also work at a county or regional level or serve more than one agency. This workshop introduces pediatric emergency care coordination in EMS and gives tools to help PECCs be successful within their systems. For information on course content, contact Sam Vance at spvance@bcm.edu.

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Hilton Austin

A to Z Patient Assessment

1:00 – 5:00 PM

Instructor: Christopher Suprun

Early: $195 | Regular: $235

Details

CE: Medical or Patient Assessment, 4 hours

Patient assessment skills, the focus of so many hours of EMT class, is THE essential skill for the prehospital provider and this four-hour program will have the experienced provider reconsidering every step in the process and its importance and hopefully eliminate early mistakes by the newbie. This class will go beyond the “A is for Airway, B is for breathing” approach and will examine how we prepare for the call both mentally, physically, and in checking and selecting our equipment. It will cover advanced techniques useful to all level of experienced prehospital provider and will focus attention into the need for systematic thinking to complete assessments correctly. For information on course content, contact Christopher Suprun at admin@neverforget911.org.

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Hilton Austin

Pre-Conference Courses

Interested in more than just one-hour lectures and workshops? Texas EMS Conference 2022 has 14 pre-conference offerings covering a wide range of topics relevant to todays EMS professional. With half, full and multi-day options, great choices exist for any schedule and budget. Courses will be held November 18, 19 and 20, 2022. Early registration rates for pre-conference courses are good through October 5, 2022. Below are available 2022 course options.

An Exhibit Hall Pass is included with all pre-conference course registrations.

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday

National Association of EMS Educators Instructor Course, Level I

Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM | Saturday, 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM | Sunday, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Instructor: Jarred Kallmann

Early: $650 | Regular: $695

Details

CE: Additional, 24 hours

NAEMSE presents the EMS Instructor Course, which has been designed and developed by the same individuals who produced the DOT/NHTSA 2002 National Guidelines for Educating EMS Instructors. The NAEMSE Instructor Course represents the didactic and practical application components needed to become an EMS instructor. The content of this 40-hour course (16 hours online completed prior to arrival onsite) aligns NAEMSE developed modules with the curriculum objectives of the 2002 National Guidelines and complies with EMS rules for lead instructors in more than 40 states, including Texas. This course provides an introduction to a broad span of educational theory that is heavily reliant on brain-based learning and evidence-based best practices for all levels of experience as an EMS educator. Individuals who attend the entire course and pass the post-test receive a Certificate of Course Completion from NAEMSE and are eligible for Texas instructor certification. Continuing education hours have been applied for through NAEMSE, which is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Prehospital Continuing Education (CAPCE). For more information on class content, contact Jarred Kallmann at j.kallmann@naemse.org or 412-343-4775.

Friday & Saturday: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Sunday: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

1 1/2 hours for lunch on own

Hilton Austin

Saturday & Sunday

Escaping Violent Encounters for Fire/EMS

Saturday, 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM | Sunday, 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Instructor: Jason Brooks

Early: $425 | Regular: $470

Details

CE: Clinically Related Operations or Medical, 16 hours

Our courses give the EMS provider the options needed to recognize a developing threat of assault, deflect if possible, escape if practicable, and to defend if necessary. This non-violent system of prevention and avoidance takes a realistic approach to the subject, eschewing “idealistic” training concepts and methods providing your practitioner with concepts that work in the classroom with cooperative subjects following a script. This class addresses real-world crises where diabetic reaction overcomes reason, the mentally disabled act upon their delusions, those under the influence act with superhuman strength, and law breakers lash out at first responders and ER personnel even as they are engaged in life-saving efforts. The unwise advice to many EMTs in the back of an ambulance to “hit ‘em with the O2 bottle” is something that this training will help to prevent. For more information on class content, contact Jason Brooks at jbrooks@dt4ems.com.

Saturday: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Sunday: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

1 1/2 hours for lunch on own

Austin Convention Center

Saturday

Mental Health Resilience Officer Course

8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Instructor: Macara Trusty

Early: $165 | Regular: $195

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Details

CE: Medical or Preparatory, 8 hours

The Mental Health Resilience Officer (MHRO) course prepares EMS personnel to serve as their agency’s mental health resilience officer. In this role, the MHRO will engage with peers to develop an understanding of mental health issues and resilience; identify peers who are experiencing mental health stressors and crises; navigate peers in need to the right services for help; and support the development of a culture of mental health resilience and emotional wellness within the agency. For more information on course content, contact Macara Trusty at macara@trustyit.net.

8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

1 1/2 hours for lunch on own

Hilton Austin

Slap the Cap: The Comprehensive Capnography Course

8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Instructor: Bob Page

Early: $225 | Regular: $270

Details

CE: Medical or Patient Assessment, 8 hours

Capnography: It’s not just for confirming tube placement! Join Bob Page, for the first nationally presented comprehensive course (since 1998) on capnography guaranteed to be an eye-opening experience as participants learn the incredible benefits gained from full ETCO2 monitoring and waveform assessment. In this exciting and informative session, Bob reviews the related A&P of the respiratory system and explains with multi-media and audience involvement, the role of capnography in all aspects of emergency and critical care. Using examples of cardiac arrest to airway and ventilation management the case is made for using capnography as a key patient assessment and ongoing monitoring tool for every patient. In fact, anyone with a problem with ABC’s should have continuous monitoring of ETCO2 and waveform. Be a part of this comprehensive course that explains in detail why you measure CO2, how the machine measures it, how the waveforms are made and real cases from A-Z. Come and learn how to fully integrate this session into your practice and utilize it to its fullest potential! For more information on class content, contact Bob Page at lead2noclue@me.com.

8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

1 1/2 hours for lunch on own

Hilton Austin

Critical Care Skills 2022: The Procedural Anatomy Cadaver Course

Please Note: Course held offsite at the Healthcare, Innovation and Sciences Centre within the Centre for Emergency Health Sciences (353 Rodeo Drive, Spring Branch, Texas 78070)

7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Instructor: Scotty Bolleter

Early: $365 | Regular: $390

Details

CE: Preparatory, 8 hours

Limited to 48 participants

The Critical Care Skills course, also known as The Procedural Anatomy Program, is a nationally recognized offering with a reputation for excellence. The Centre’s program specifically focuses on high-value, low-frequency, evidence-based emergent interventions. Participants engage in a comprehensive hands-on experience that gracefully blends fresh (non-fixed, non-frozen), as well as embalmed (fixed) human specimens, experienced medical professionals, and the most demanding procedures (with just the right dose of reservation) for your next patient. This course is orchestrated to dissect, explain, and train through: bleeding control (digital; wound-packing; tourniquets; junctional bleeding, pelvic binding, and REBOA), airway and ventilation management (BLS; ALS – video and direct laryngoscopy, bronchoscopy, and cricothyroidotomy) vascular access (IV – peripheral, cut-down, and exchange; IO – manual, mechanically assisted, powered, and central venous access), thoracic injury management (anterior and lateral needle decompression, simple thoracostomy, chest tube placement, pericardiocentesis and resuscitative thoracotomy), fundamental suturing and securing, basic ultrasound usage and more as time and desire permit. Participants actively locate, visualize, mobilize, and explore the freshly dissected anatomy of the neck, chest, abdomen and extremities to better appreciate the efficacy and impact of interventions on the human body (while simultaneously defining the common medical and traumatic disease processes we frequently encounter). The goal of this course is to improve indication and anatomic recognition while simultaneously offering hands-on experience where it matters most.

What should you wear? Suggested attire includes scrubs and running shoes, but “professionally comfortable” clothing is certainly fine. Participants are not permitted to wear shorts or open toed shoes. Who should register for this exciting preconference course? Paramedics, EMTs, nurses, mid-levels, physicians, and medical educators. This program is a hands-on activity and involves human specimens—all PPE is provided.

NOTE: This course involves a full day of active engagement and a tremendous amount of standing, moving, and skills refinement. Participants should expect to be intellectually stimulated, yet physically exhausted at the course’s conclusion. Participants are strongly encouraged to come well rested and prepared to learn. For information on course content, contact Ali McCully at alison.mccully@hiscentre.com.

7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Breakfast and lunch included

Course held at the Healthcare, Innovation and Sciences Centre within the Centre for Emergency Health Sciences (Travel on own to 353 Rodeo Drive, Spring Branch, Texas 78070; Nearby hotel accommodations available).

Certified Ambulance Documentation Specialist (CADS)

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Instructor: Jason Leet

Early: $249 | Regular: $289

Details

CE: AOR or Additional, 6 hours

Why become a Certified Ambulance Documentation Specialist? High-quality patient care reports (PCRs) can keep your service out of trouble! Poor PCRs can expose providers to liability in court, decrease revenues and create compliance problems. Developed by the National Academy of Ambulance Compliance, this dynamic, interactive course with real-world scenarios will keep your attention while you learn key concepts. Topics addressed include documenting medical necessity, writing effective clinical narrative that supports proper ICD coding, addressing special challenges for non-emergency and repetitive patient documentation, identifying proper methods of modifying or amending PCRs and reducing medical malpractice liability. CADS content is geared specifically to EMS personnel such as EMTs and paramedics and is appropriate for QA/QI personnel, supervisors/managers, compliance officers, billers and anyone else involved in EMS. For more information on course content, call the National Academy of Ambulance Compliance at 877-765-6222 or visit https://www.ambulancecompliance.com/content/about-certified-ambulance-documentation specialist-cads.

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

1 1/2 hours for lunch on own

Hilton Austin

Defeat the Villains of EMS Billing

8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Instructor: Maggie Adams

Early: $195 | Regular: $215

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Details

CE: Special Considerations and CAC/CACO from the National Academy of Ambulance Compliance, 3.5 hours

NAAC CE Approved Logo | Texas EMS Conference

Ambulance billing in 2022 is like managing the treachery of “Ozark.” Just when you think you understand the twists required by payers, you get gob-smacked by another surprise. Attend this lively session for a refresher on the basics and to learn to defeat the top problems of today’s ambulance billing. We will discuss solutions to the thorniest third-party payer, facility, and self-pay account problems. Let’s help get your cash flow to a more blissful “Bridgerton” state. For information on course content, contact Maggie Adams at maggie@ems-financial.com.

8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Hilton Austin

Optimal Pediatric Care: The Prehospital Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator (PECC)

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Instructor: Sam Vance

Early: $200 | Regular: $240

Details

CE: Clinically Related Operations or Pediatric, 5 hours

Pediatric patients have unique needs that every EMS provider must ensure are appropriately met. A Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator (PECC) facilitates the integration of pediatric needs into all aspects of EMS. This individual or individuals need not be solely dedicated to this role; it can be an individual(s) already in place who assumes this role as part of their existing duties. They may also work at a county or regional level or serve more than one agency. This workshop introduces pediatric emergency care coordination in EMS and gives tools to help PECCs be successful within their systems. For information on course content, contact Sam Vance at spvance@bcm.edu.

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Hilton Austin

Sunday

Advanced Administrator of Record

8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Instructor: Joe Schmider

Early: $200 | Regular: $240

Details

CE: Administrator or CRO, 7 hours

Buckle up for a day of education that will deepen your understanding of issues and make you a better administrator! We start the day with EMS Attorney Steve Wirth as he leads a critical “hot topics” workshop on the EMS workplace in a post-COVID world. Steve will cover the latest legal issues on recruitment incentives, the hiring process and credentialling, overtime and pay practices, workplace discrimination, and the top workplace legal claims you are most likely to see. He will also discuss practical tips on managing workforce attrition. Up second is Douglas Kupas, MD, an EMS physician and paramedic for nearly 40 years, who will talk about topics in EMS safety. The safe use of lights & siren has become a hot topic across the country, and Doug will discuss how a recent multi-association position statement, scientific evidence, and a national QI process are changing the approach to L&S use. Additionally, Doug will present examples of EMS risks to patient and provider safety, and he will give many real-world examples of initiatives that EMS agencies can use to improve their culture of safety. We wrap up the day with State EMS Director Joe Schmider and DSHS staff, who will present what’s new from the regulatory side and answer all your burning questions. This is a vital class for any EMS administrator! For more information on course content, contact Joe Schmider at  joseph.schmider@dshs.texas.gov.

8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

1 1/2 hours for lunch on own

Hilton Austin

Reality Matters: The Human Anatomy Course with Purpose

Please Note: Course held offsite at the Healthcare, Innovation and Sciences Centre within the Centre for Emergency Health Sciences (353 Rodeo Drive, Spring Branch, Texas 78070)

7:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Instructor: Scotty Bolleter

Early: $260 | Regular: $285

Details

CE: Preparatory, 5 hours

Limited to 32 participants

This thrilling, step-by step, human anatomy based program promises to turn your medical education and training inside out with fresh, non-fixed, and fixed human specimens as your personal guide. Participants in this class actively visualize, mobilize, and explore the anatomy of the head, neck, chest, abdomen, and extremities to appreciate the medical and traumatic disease processes we frequently encounter. Participants will further compare and contrast today’s medical procedures with the science and truth of our own mortality. Engaging in this hands-on effort will completely immerse you in human anatomy with highly experienced medical professionals by your side and STILL give you enough time to GET to Austin to experience day one of the 2022 exhibit hall.

What should you wear? Suggested attire includes scrubs and running shoes but “professionally comfortable” clothing is certainly fine. Participants are not permitted to wear shorts or open toed shoes. Who should register for this exciting preconference course? Paramedics, EMTs, nurses, mid-levels, physicians, and medical educators. This program is a hands-on effort involving human specimen—all PPE is provided.

NOTE: This course involves a full day of active engagement with a tremendous amount of standing and moving. With that in mind, participants are strongly encouraged to come well rested and prepared to learn. Participants should expect to be intellectually stimulated, yet physically exhausted at the conclusion. For information on course content, contact Ali McCully at alison.mccully@hiscentre.com.

 

7:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Breakfast and lunch included

Course held at the Healthcare, Innovation and Sciences Centre within the Centre for Emergency Health Sciences (Travel on own to 353 Rodeo Drive, Spring Branch, Texas 78070; Nearby hotel accommodations available).

Multi-Lead Medics 12 Lead ECG Interpretation

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Instructor: Bob Page

Early: $225 | Regular: $270

Details

CE: Medical or Patient Assessment, 8 hours

If anyone told you that you could take a 12-lead class and have fun, would you believe them? Believe it now! Presented by Bob Page, author of the book 12 Lead ECG for Acute and Critical Care Providers, this highly motivating, non-stop interactive course on 12-lead ECG includes proper lead placement, axis and hemiblock determination, bundle branch blocks, differentiating wide complex tachycardia and myocardial infarction recognition. Also included is the use of a 15-lead ECG for increased sensitivity for STEMI. Participants in the program will read approximately 200 12-lead ECGs, gaining both experience and confidence in their newly learned skill. This is a great course for EMS and hospitals implementing STEMI programs or for continuing professional development. Page’s textbook is not included or required, but it might help your understanding of the class. New, used and electronic editions are widely available at booksellers, including Amazon. For more information on course content, contact Bob Page at lead2noclue@me.com

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

1 1/2 hours for lunch on own

Hilton Austin

Incident Command for EMS “Organizing Chaos”

8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Instructor: Ken Bouvier

Early: $150 | Regular: $180

Details

CE: Clinically Related Operations or Patient Assessment, 3 hours

Ken Bouvier is back for a session designed to help EMT’s, paramedics, EMS supervisors, firefighters and other participants manage EMS incidents involving mass casualties using the Incident Command System (ICS). Mass casualty events can occur anywhere including concerts, sporting events, parades, holiday celebrations, music festivals, and spring break. During this session, participants will learn the incident command system for EMS and the importance of using a unified command system for large scale incidents. Participants will explore the different roles of responders and how working together can help manage incidents with less confusion, stress and problems. How ICS can help manage both small and large EMS incidents and the importance of setting up EMS sectors including triage, treatment, transport, and staging will be discussed. For information on course content, contact Ken Bouvier at kenbouvier@cox.net.

8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Hilton Austin

Enhancing Communication with Families in Out-of-hospital Pediatric Death and Helping Prehospital Providers COPE: A Simulation Based Curriculum

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Instructor: Benjamin Lang

Early: $65 | Regular: $80

Details

CE: Medical or Pediatric, 2 hours

Out of hospital pediatric cardiac arrest or death is a rare but often overwhelming call for any prehospital provider. As practice shifts from “scoop-and-go” of pediatric cardiac arrest to high quality CPR in the field, resuscitations are increasingly terminated in the field. This places an increased focus on providers to communicate the death of a child to family members on scene, an act of which they often have little to no training. These calls are often stressful and can be career ending for some. Our curriculum was created through an EIIC targeted issues grant and comes highly recommended by participants. Participants will receive education on communication strategies in a variety of pediatric death scenarios, as well as ways for them to cope after such a call. During the simulation portion, providers will practice integrating evidence-based tools to communicate the death of a child to a parent. Debrief will focus on communication as well as group discussion about ways we can improve performance during these difficult calls. For information on course content, contact Benjamin Lang at benjamin.lang@ascension.org.

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Hilton Austin

A to Z Patient Assessment

1:00 – 5:00 PM

Instructor: Christopher Suprun

Early: $195 | Regular: $235

Details

CE: Medical or Patient Assessment, 4 hours

Patient assessment skills, the focus of so many hours of EMT class, is THE essential skill for the prehospital provider and this four-hour program will have the experienced provider reconsidering every step in the process and its importance and hopefully eliminate early mistakes by the newbie. This class will go beyond the “A is for Airway, B is for breathing” approach and will examine how we prepare for the call both mentally, physically, and in checking and selecting our equipment. It will cover advanced techniques useful to all level of experienced prehospital provider and will focus attention into the need for systematic thinking to complete assessments correctly. For information on course content, contact Christopher Suprun at admin@neverforget911.org.

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Hilton Austin

Texas EMS Conference Education

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Texas EMS Conference is an approved CE provider (DSHS Program Approval Number: 600818) through the Texas Department of State Health Services.  The National Registry of EMTs (NREMT) accepts for recertification purposes continuing education hours approved by state offices, such as DSHS.

Conference Schedule At-A-Glance

Saturday, November 19

7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Exhibitor Registration
Attendee Registration

Sunday, November 20

7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Registration

12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Exhibit Hall Open

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Welcome Reception
sponsored by:
General Truck Body Logo | Texas EMS Conference

Monday, November 21

7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Registration

8:00 am – 9:15 am
Opening Session

9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Exhibit Hall Open

9:30 am – 10:30 am
Education Sessions

10:30 am – 11:15 am
Coffee Break Exhibit Hall

11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Education Sessions

Monday, November 21, Cont.

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
Lunch in Exhibit Hall

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Education Sessions

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Snack Break Exhibit Hall
sponsored by:

Henry Schein Logo | Texas EMS Conference

3:15 pm – 5:30 pm
Education Sessions

Tuesday, November 22

7:00 am – 2:00 pm
Registration

8:00 am – 11:30 pm
Education Sessions

11:45 am – 1:30 pm
Awards Luncheon

2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Education Sessions

Wednesday, November 23

8:30 am – 10:45 am
Education Sessions

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Closing Session

Payment Information

Attendee registration for Texas EMS Conference 2022 will be online only.

You may register multiple attendees on one form.  Please fill out the form exactly as you want to be identified on the Conference name badge, which is required to be worn at all times during the Conference.

By registering, you accept our Terms & Conditions for Attendees and agree to have your likeness reproduced in publications.  Conferees assume all risk incidental to participation in all activities, including loss or damage to property, and release management, its employees and agents against all claims.

Conference registration fees may be paid by credit card, check or purchase order.

Please make checks payable to: Texas EMS Conference.

Texas EMS Conference
PO Box 187
Lampasas, TX 76550

Refunds may be requested, subject to a 20% administrative fee, through October 18, 2022.  Refunds will NOT be given for any reason after October 18, 2022.