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Texas EMS Conference welcomes you back to Austin, Texas, November 21-24, 2021!

November 21-24, 2021 | Austin, Texas

Over the last year patient care and expectations of EMS administrators, providers and educators has changed. Your ability to exceed these expectations and continue to provide the excellence this career demands counts on quality education and networking with other top professionals. Texas EMS Conference 2021 is live in Austin and set to provide you and your colleagues with the most up to date, relevant and valuable education from top educators in the EMS field. Earn up to 15 hours of continuing education over 2 ½ content-rich days of learning.

Interested in additional educational opportunities during your time in Austin? Texas EMS Conference 2021 is offering 14 pre-conference classes designed to expand your professional skillset. Conference networking is invaluable, and with that in mind Texas EMS Conference 2021 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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Full-Conference Registration Options

Pre-Conference Courses

Conference Schedule

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
$335
Late
October 6 – November 22
$360

 

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Other Registration Options

The following discounted options are made available in an effort to make Texas EMS Conference as affordable to attend as possible. See the 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

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Online – $15

Onsite – $20

Pre-Conference Courses

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

Pre-Conference Courses

Interested in more than just one-hour lectures and workshops? Texas EMS Conference 2021 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 19, 20, and 21, 2021. Early registration rates for pre-conference courses are good through October 5, 2021. Below are available 2021 course options.

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday

Saturday & Sunday

National Association of EMS Educators Instructor Course, Level I

Instructor: Jarred Kallmann

$650 until October 5 | $695 after October 5

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

Tactical Emergency Casualty Care 

Instructor: Matthew Kinney

$600 until October 5 | $675 after October 5

Details

CE: Special Considerations or Trauma, 16 hours

The Tactical Emergency Casualty Care course introduces evidence-based, life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care in hostile environments. The program meets the guidelines established by the Committee on Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (CTECC). Classroom, hands-on and scenario-based exercises are included in this interactive, fast-paced workshop. Any EMS practitioner called upon to respond to a mass casualty or active shooter event will benefit from this course. Upon completion attendees will receive a NAEMT Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) certification good for four years, and extra material will be covered so you will be able to sit for the Tactical Paramedic or Tactical Responder Certification Tests provided by the IBSC (tests are being offered in conjunction with the conference separate from the TECC Course). Students receive a Tactical Paramedic or Tactical Responder Certificate worth 16 CEs. For more information on class content, visit (911TacMed.com or  https://www.911tacmed.com/tactical- paramedic.html); FB or IG @911tamced; or contact Matthew Kinney at 911tacmed@gmail.com.

Saturday: 8:00 am – 6:30 pm

Sunday: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

1 1/2 hours for lunch on own

Austin Convention Center

Saturday

Sunday

Critical Care Skills 2021: The Procedural Anatomy Cadaver Course

Course Full- see Details for more information

Instructor: Scotty Bolleter

$325 until October 5 | $375 after October 5

Details

PLEASE NOTE: This Pre-Conference course is now full. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email you interest to registration@texasemsconference.com.

CE: Preparatory, 8 hours

The 2021 Critical Care Skills course, also known as The Procedural Anatomy Program, is a nationally recognized offering with a long-standing 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), and 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, and REBOA, and modified clamshell thoracotomy), airway and ventilation management (BLS; ALS – video and direct laryngoscopy, bronchoscopy, and cricothyroidotomy) vascular access (IV – peripheral, cut-down, and exchange; IO – manual, powered; as well as central venous access), thoracic injury management (anterior and lateral needle decompression, simple thoracostomy, chest tube placement, pericardiocentesis), fundamental suturing and securing, basic ultrasound usage and more as time permits. 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 objective for this course is to improve anatomic and procedural 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 the course, contact Ali McCully at alison.mccully@hiscentre.com.

7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Snacks, drinks 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).

Limited to 48 participants.

Operational K9 Emergency Care

Instructor: Rick Maricle

$250 until October 5 | $295 after October 5

Details

CE: CRO or Special Considerations, 8 hours

This course will introduce the EMS provider to operational K9 care in the prehospital environment. Operational K9s are dogs assigned to public safety agencies such as police, fire, and search/rescue organizations. Topics of this course will include legal issues, safety, anatomy, airway management, trauma care, overdose, environmental emergencies, and much more! Course will include hands on physical examinations with live canine patients. Bring your stethoscope! For information on course content, contact Rick Maricle at richard.maricle@bc2fd.org.

8:00 am – 5:30 pm

1 1/2 hours for lunch on own

Hilton Austin

Certified Ambulance Documentation Specialist (CADS)

Instructor: Steve Wirth

$249 until October 5 | $269 after October 5

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

The Human Factor: A Cadaver-Based Anatomy Course for Emergency Medicine

Instructor: Scotty Bolleter

$250 until October 5 | $300 after October 5

Details

CE: Preparatory, 8 hours

This focused, human anatomy program promises to turn your medical education and training inside out with fresh, and non-fixed human specimens as your personal guide. Participants in this class actively locate, 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 efforts 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.

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 – 5:30 pm

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). 

Limited to 48 participants.

Bob’s Basic Arrhythmia Course

Instructor: Bob Page

$225 until October 5 | $270 after October 5

Details

CE: Medical or Patient Assessment, 8 hours

In Lead 2, you got no clue! Anyone that has had Bob Page’s 12 Lead class knows his catchy phrase! Okay, pigs can fly! Believe it or not, after years of relentless requests, Bob has developed a Basic Arrhythmia course designed to take anyone from startup to comfort in Lead II ECG interpretation. Participants can expect to see, hear and even dance their way to ECG rhythms recognition. This is a fun, interactive workshop that is fast-paced and designed to maximize learning for all levels. By the end of the workshop, you will have read over 200 rhythms! Come for a great review, come to learn it for the first time! Come to get ideas to teach it yourself! 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

Advanced Administrator of Record

Instructor: Jorie Klein & Steve Wirth

$200 until October 5 | $240 after October 5

Details

CE: Administrator or CRO, 7 hours

Feel like you’ve spent a year putting out administrative fires rather than focusing on your administrative skills? This Advanced Administrator of Record course is the perfect antidote. You think you know about the importance of QI programs? You probably haven’t heard it from someone who has as much experience as Jorie Klein, MSN, MHA, BSN, RN. Jorie brings decades of experience in quality improvement from her years as trauma coordinator at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas and now as director of the EMS/Trauma Systems Section at DSHS. To put it succinctly, when Jorie discusses the Performance Improvement process in EMS/trauma care, you need to listen! In the afternoon, we bring back a conference favorite – Steve Wirth, Esq., MS, EMT-P, a well-known EMS attorney and paramedic. Steve will tackle EMS leadership issues head-on, covering how COVID-19 affected leadership; the destructiveness of our distractions such as emails and Facebook; the latest law on EMS legal compliance, including unique and not-so-unique case studies; and how Abe Lincoln would have run your service, including four foundational principles to improve and re-energize your EMS operation. This is content you can’t get anywhere else! For more information on course content, contact Joe Schmider at  joseph.schmider@dshs.texas.gov.

8:30 am – 5:00 pm

1 1/2 hours for lunch on own

Hilton Austin

Pathfinder: Navigating Mental Wellness

Instructor: Juan Mejias

$185 until October 5 | $225 after October 5

Details

CE: Special Considerations, 8 hours

While mental health awareness is on the rise in our profession, we must ask ourselves: Do we have the tools and knowledge to actively navigate these new waters? As clinicians we master our craft by seeking education, experience and mentors. Pathfinder hopes to provide the same resources as you begin your journey navigating mental wellness. This is not a CISM class. We are a group dedicated to EMS professionals being the best version of themselves they can be. This course will walk you through the different stages of resiliency psychology, including lectures with interactive exercises focused on topics such as action, positivity, journaling, mindfulness, motivation and discipline. By the end of this course, you will have practical tools and exercises designed to optimize your mental health. For information on course content, contact Juan Mejias atjuanmejias91@gmail.com.

8:30 am – 5:00 pm

1 1/2 hours for lunch on own

Hilton Austin

Multi-Lead Medics 12 Lead ECG Interpretation

Instructor: Bob Page

$225 until October 5 | $270 after October 5

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? Presented by Bob Page, Author of the book 12 Lead ECG for Acute and Critical Care Providers, this 8-hour, highly motivating, non-stop interactive course on 12-Lead ECG is comprehensive including 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. For over 30 years, Bob has been delivering this course to Emergency and Critical Care providers worldwide. 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

A to Z Patient Assessment

Instructor: Christopher Suprun

$195 until October 5 | $235 after October 5

Details

CE: 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

Special Needs Master Class

Instructor: Eric Jaeger

$225 until October 5 | $265 after October 5

Details

CE: Patient Assessment or Special Considerations, 6 hours

This program takes a new and innovative approach to the assessment and care of patients with special needs. It is inherently challenging to produce a training program that satisfactorily addresses this topic, given the breadth of this area and the vast number of “special needs” that exist. The program is divided into three parts: General approach to special needs, Individual conditions, and technology issues. Part one discusses the general approach to any patient with special needs, and covers topics including: communication, right to dignity, assessment, parents of special needs kids as experts, altered baseline, behavioral issues, advanced directives and service animals. Part two reviews the most common individual conditions, including autism, down syndrome, cystic fibrosis, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, and CHD. In part three, we will address the most common technology issues, such as trachs, G/J tubes, pumps and vents. The presentations are visually engaging, making use of videos and pictures where possible to tell the story. This course is appropriate for all levels of EMS provider. For more information on course content, contact Eric Jaeger at ejaeger@truenorthgroup.org.

9:00 am – 4:30 pm

1 1/2 hours for lunch on own

Hilton Austin

Basic Hazardous Materials for EMS

Instructor: Ken Bouvier

$150 until October 5 | $180 after October 5

Details

CE: Patient Assessment or Trauma, 4 hours

Did you know? Most emergency responders are injured or killed within the first 5 minutes of arriving on scene of a hazardous materials incident! Join conference favorite Ken Bouvier as he discusses hazardous material, the five modes of transportation, placards and the nine classifications of chemicals. Ken will also look at a few hazardous materials incident case studies. Most incidents you respond to will involve injured people who misused the product or was unaware of the risk and danger of the chemical. This session will make you aware of the high risk and low frequency occurrence of major hazardous materials incidents. Data indicates that most chemical injuries will involve the anterior portion of the body including the face and hands, and in most incidents the injury will result in burns, inhalation problems, skin irritations, and eye irritations. Exposure may be minor, while in most cases injury is serious and medical attention is required. During this session we will also discuss meth labs and chemical suicides. This session will include a unique slide show and will review world incidents that have occurred and will help you to be better prepared should it happen in your area. We will review case studies of hazardous material incidents that have occurred in the United States in the last 5 decades. For information on course content, contact Ken Bouvier at kenbouvier@cox.net.

8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Hilton Austin

Emergency Medicine Procedural Synergy

Instructor: Amy Mills

$125 until October 5 | $150 after October 5

Details

CE: Airway or Medical, 3 hours

In the specialty of emergency medicine, clinicians are faced with life and death decisions. Many times, there are multiple simultaneous decisions requiring critical care procedures. Join us for an algorithmic approach to airway and vascular access. Participants will rotate through two interactive sections, intraosseous access and airway, followed by hands on scenarios to put it all together. For information on course content, contact Amy Mills at amy.mills@teleflex.com.

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Hilton Austin

Pre-Conference Courses

Interested in more than just one-hour lectures and workshops? Texas EMS Conference 2021 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 19, 20, and 21, 2021. Early registration rates for pre-conference courses are good through October 5, 2021. Below are available 2021 course options.

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday

National Association of EMS Educators Instructor Course, Level I

Instructor: Jarred Kallmann

$650 until October 5 | $695 after October 5

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

Tactical Emergency Casualty Care 

Instructor: Matthew Kinney

$600 until October 5 | $675 after October 5

Details

CE: Special Considerations or Trauma, 16 hours

The Tactical Emergency Casualty Care course introduces evidence-based, life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care in hostile environments. The program meets the guidelines established by the Committee on Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (CTECC). Classroom, hands-on and scenario-based exercises are included in this interactive, fast-paced workshop. Any EMS practitioner called upon to respond to a mass casualty or active shooter event will benefit from this course. Upon completion attendees will receive a NAEMT Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) certification good for four years, and extra material will be covered so you will be able to sit for the Tactical Paramedic or Tactical Responder Certification Tests provided by the IBSC (tests are being offered in conjunction with the conference separate from the TECC Course). Students receive a Tactical Paramedic or Tactical Responder Certificate worth 16 CEs. For more information on class content, visit (911TacMed.com or  https://www.911tacmed.com/tactical- paramedic.html); FB or IG @911tamced; or contact Matthew Kinney at 911tacmed@gmail.com.

Saturday: 8:00 am – 6:30 pm

Sunday: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

1 1/2 hours for lunch on own

Austin Convention Center

Saturday

Critical Care Skills 2021: The Procedural Anatomy Cadaver Course

Course Full – see Details for more information

Instructor: Scotty Bolleter

$325 until October 5 | $375 after October 5

Details

PLEASE NOTE: This Pre-Conference course is now full. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email you interest to registration@texasemsconference.com.

CE: Preparatory, 8 hours

The 2021 Critical Care Skills course, also known as The Procedural Anatomy Program, is a nationally recognized offering with a long-standing 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), and 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, and REBOA, and modified clamshell thoracotomy), airway and ventilation management (BLS; ALS – video and direct laryngoscopy, bronchoscopy, and cricothyroidotomy) vascular access (IV – peripheral, cut-down, and exchange; IO – manual, powered; as well as central venous access), thoracic injury management (anterior and lateral needle decompression, simple thoracostomy, chest tube placement, pericardiocentesis), fundamental suturing and securing, basic ultrasound usage and more as time permits. 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 objective for this course is to improve anatomic and procedural 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 the course, contact Ali McCully at alison.mccully@hiscentre.com.

7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Snacks, drinks 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).

Limited to 48 participants.

Certified Ambulance Documentation Specialist (CADS)

Instructor: Steve Wirth

$249 until October 5 | $269 after October 5

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

Bob’s Basic Arrhythmia Course

Instructor: Bob Page

$225 until October 5 | $270 after October 5

Details

CE: Medical or Patient Assessment, 8 hours

In Lead 2, you got no clue! Anyone that has had Bob Page’s 12 Lead class knows his catchy phrase! Okay, pigs can fly! Believe it or not, after years of relentless requests, Bob has developed a Basic Arrhythmia course designed to take anyone from startup to comfort in Lead II ECG interpretation. Participants can expect to see, hear and even dance their way to ECG rhythms recognition. This is a fun, interactive workshop that is fast-paced and designed to maximize learning for all levels. By the end of the workshop, you will have read over 200 rhythms! Come for a great review, come to learn it for the first time! Come to get ideas to teach it yourself! 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

Pathfinder: Navigating Mental Wellness

Instructor: Juan Mejias

$185 until October 5 | $225 after October 5

Details

CE: Special Considerations, 8 hours

While mental health awareness is on the rise in our profession, we must ask ourselves: Do we have the tools and knowledge to actively navigate these new waters? As clinicians we master our craft by seeking education, experience and mentors. Pathfinder hopes to provide the same resources as you begin your journey navigating mental wellness. This is not a CISM class. We are a group dedicated to EMS professionals being the best version of themselves they can be. This course will walk you through the different stages of resiliency psychology, including lectures with interactive exercises focused on topics such as action, positivity, journaling, mindfulness, motivation and discipline. By the end of this course, you will have practical tools and exercises designed to optimize your mental health. For information on course content, contact Juan Mejias atjuanmejias91@gmail.com.

8:30 am – 5:00 pm

1 1/2 hours for lunch on own

Hilton Austin

A to Z Patient Assessment

Instructor: Christopher Suprun

$195 until October 5 | $235 after October 5

Details

CE: 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

Sunday

Operational K9 Emergency Care

Instructor: Rick Maricle

$250 until October 5 | $295 after October 5

Details

CE: CRO or Special Considerations, 8 hours

This course will introduce the EMS provider to operational K9 care in the prehospital environment. Operational K9s are dogs assigned to public safety agencies such as police, fire, and search/rescue organizations. Topics of this course will include legal issues, safety, anatomy, airway management, trauma care, overdose, environmental emergencies, and much more! Course will include hands on physical examinations with live canine patients. Bring your stethoscope! For information on course content, contact Rick Maricle at richard.maricle@bc2fd.org.

8:00 am – 5:30 pm

1 1/2 hours for lunch on own

Hilton Austin

The Human Factor: A Cadaver-Based Anatomy Course for Emergency Medicine

Instructor: Scotty Bolleter

$250 until October 5 | $300 after October 5

Details

CE: Preparatory, 8 hours

This focused, human anatomy program promises to turn your medical education and training inside out with fresh, and non-fixed human specimens as your personal guide. Participants in this class actively locate, 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 efforts 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.

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 – 5:30 pm

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). 

Limited to 48 participants.

Advanced Administrator of Record

Instructor: Jorie Klein & Steve Wirth

$200 until October 5 | $240 after October 5

Details

CE: Administrator or CRO, 7 hours

Feel like you’ve spent a year putting out administrative fires rather than focusing on your administrative skills? This Advanced Administrator of Record course is the perfect antidote. You think you know about the importance of QI programs? You probably haven’t heard it from someone who has as much experience as Jorie Klein, MSN, MHA, BSN, RN. Jorie brings decades of experience in quality improvement from her years as trauma coordinator at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas and now as director of the EMS/Trauma Systems Section at DSHS. To put it succinctly, when Jorie discusses the Performance Improvement process in EMS/trauma care, you need to listen! In the afternoon, we bring back a conference favorite – Steve Wirth, Esq., MS, EMT-P, a well-known EMS attorney and paramedic. Steve will tackle EMS leadership issues head-on, covering how COVID-19 affected leadership; the destructiveness of our distractions such as emails and Facebook; the latest law on EMS legal compliance, including unique and not-so-unique case studies; and how Abe Lincoln would have run your service, including four foundational principles to improve and re-energize your EMS operation. This is content you can’t get anywhere else! For more information on course content, contact Joe Schmider at  joseph.schmider@dshs.texas.gov.

8:30 am – 5:00 pm

1 1/2 hours for lunch on own

Hilton Austin

Multi-Lead Medics 12 Lead ECG Interpretation

Instructor: Bob Page

$225 until October 5 | $270 after October 5

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? Presented by Bob Page, Author of the book 12 Lead ECG for Acute and Critical Care Providers, this 8-hour, highly motivating, non-stop interactive course on 12-Lead ECG is comprehensive including 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. For over 30 years, Bob has been delivering this course to Emergency and Critical Care providers worldwide. 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

Special Needs Master Class

Instructor: Eric Jaeger

$225 until October 5 | $265 after October 5

Details

CE: Patient Assessment or Special Considerations, 6 hours

This program takes a new and innovative approach to the assessment and care of patients with special needs. It is inherently challenging to produce a training program that satisfactorily addresses this topic, given the breadth of this area and the vast number of “special needs” that exist. The program is divided into three parts: General approach to special needs, Individual conditions, and technology issues. Part one discusses the general approach to any patient with special needs, and covers topics including: communication, right to dignity, assessment, parents of special needs kids as experts, altered baseline, behavioral issues, advanced directives and service animals. Part two reviews the most common individual conditions, including autism, down syndrome, cystic fibrosis, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, and CHD. In part three, we will address the most common technology issues, such as trachs, G/J tubes, pumps and vents. The presentations are visually engaging, making use of videos and pictures where possible to tell the story. This course is appropriate for all levels of EMS provider. For more information on course content, contact Eric Jaeger at ejaeger@truenorthgroup.org.

9:00 am – 4:30 pm

1 1/2 hours for lunch on own

Hilton Austin

Basic Hazardous Materials for EMS

Instructor: Ken Bouvier

$150 until October 5 | $180 after October 5

Details

CE: Patient Assessment or Trauma, 4 hours

Did you know? Most emergency responders are injured or killed within the first 5 minutes of arriving on scene of a hazardous materials incident! Join conference favorite Ken Bouvier as he discusses hazardous material, the five modes of transportation, placards and the nine classifications of chemicals. Ken will also look at a few hazardous materials incident case studies. Most incidents you respond to will involve injured people who misused the product or was unaware of the risk and danger of the chemical. This session will make you aware of the high risk and low frequency occurrence of major hazardous materials incidents. Data indicates that most chemical injuries will involve the anterior portion of the body including the face and hands, and in most incidents the injury will result in burns, inhalation problems, skin irritations, and eye irritations. Exposure may be minor, while in most cases injury is serious and medical attention is required. During this session we will also discuss meth labs and chemical suicides. This session will include a unique slide show and will review world incidents that have occurred and will help you to be better prepared should it happen in your area. We will review case studies of hazardous material incidents that have occurred in the United States in the last 5 decades. For information on course content, contact Ken Bouvier at kenbouvier@cox.net.

8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Hilton Austin

Emergency Medicine Procedural Synergy

Instructor: Amy Mills

$125 until October 5 | $150 after October 5

Details

CE: Airway or Medical, 3 hours

In the specialty of emergency medicine, clinicians are faced with life and death decisions. Many times, there are multiple simultaneous decisions requiring critical care procedures. Join us for an algorithmic approach to airway and vascular access. Participants will rotate through two interactive sections, intraosseous access and airway, followed by hands on scenarios to put it all together. For information on course content, contact Amy Mills at amy.mills@teleflex.com.

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Hilton Austin

Texas EMS Conference Education & NAAC Partnership

Texas EMS Conference is proud to partner with the National Academy of Ambulance Compliance (NAAC) to offer Pre-Conference and Conference education classes designed to provide industry-specific training for ambulance billing, coding and compliance professionals. 

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Texas EMS Conference is an approved CE provider (DSHS Program Approval Number: 600733) throu 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

Saturday, November 20

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

Sunday, November 21

7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Registration

12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Exhibit Hall Open

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Welcome Reception

Monday, November 22

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 22, 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

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Education Sessions

Tuesday, November 23

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 24

8:30 am – 10:45 am
Education Sessions

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Closing Session

Payment Information

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Refunds may be requested, subject to a 20% administrative fee, through October 21, 2021.  Refunds will NOT be given for any reason after October 21, 2021.