Conference 2019 Pre-Conference Workshops

NCEMSF is pleased to offer Pre-Conference Workshops as part of the 26th Annual Conference. These workshops offer a chance to go in-depth on a specific topic, and will be held on Friday, February 22nd. Registration will be limited to those who are also attending the full Conference. Links to register for a Pre-Conference Workshop will show once you have registered for the Conference and your payment has been processed. The following course descriptions and prices are provided for your planning purposes, but are subject to change.

Medical Considerations for Technical Rescue

Knot-Tying PracticeFriday, February 22nd, from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

The purpose of this course is to introduce prehospital providers to confined space and high angle rescue in a hands on settings. Providers will be introduced to the confined space and high angle environments while applying skills and knowledge related to medical treatment of patients requiring specialized rescue. 

Technical rescues are challenging incidents that require a medically-focused response in order to ensure a successful outcome. Prehospital providers performing technical rescue operations will be faced with unique obstacles that are different from every day emergency medical calls. Examples of some of these obstacles include dark, austere environments, safety issues such as hazardous atmospheres, limited space, and prolonged extrication times. In this course, providers will develop an awareness level of knowledge regarding technical rescue and develop basic operations level knowledge and skills related to medical treatment of patients.

This course will be held at Adams Area Fire Headquarters, Mars, PA. Transportation will be provided by NCEMSF. The course is instructed by Med-Tex Services in partnership with the Adams Area Fire District and Ross/West View EMS-Rescue.

Cost: $25 per person (includes transportation between the host hotel and the course location, as well as lunch)

Class Size: 30 students maximum

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Medical Management of Mass Gatherings and Special Events

ICS Forms and Triage TagsFriday, February 22nd, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

The purpose of this session is to introduce prehospital providers to the planning and operational execution of medical support to large-scale events. Providers will be introduced to both clinical and management topics including pre-incident planning, the incident command system, clinical operations, medical intelligence, triage, MCI trauma care, and collaboration with public safety and community partners.

This session will culminate with a MCI triage and treatment exercise involving bleeding control and crisis standards of care principles.

Location: TBD

Cost: $15 per person

Class Size: 30 students maximum 

This workshop is now full. 

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