August 28 - 29, 2019

Overland Park Convention Center
6000 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS. 66211

You’re invited to attend the 2019 EMSKC Symposium.

Join your colleagues for classroom and interactive learning from national and local speakers covering a wide range of topics important to your practice. Visit with vendors and network with HCA clinical leaders. The conference is conveniently located in Overland Park, Kansas near I-435 and Nall Ave.

Register today at eventbrite.com.

National Speaker

Rommie L. Duckworth is a dedicated emergency responder, author, and award-winning educator with thirty years of experience working in career and volunteer fire departments, hospital healthcare systems, and public and private emergency medical services.

Rom is currently a career fire captain and paramedic, EMS Coordinator with the Ridgefield (CT) Fire Department, Founder and Director of the New England Center for Rescue and Emergency Medicine, Editorial Director of RescueDigest.com and an emergency services advocate and speaker at conferences around the world.

Special Guests

AMR's Therapy Dogs

Wednesday, August 28

0730-0800:
Registration/Vendors/Breakfast
0800-0815:
Welcome and Introduction
Mel Lagarde, President, HCA MidAmerica Division
0730-0800:
Perspiration and Inspiration: You've Got to Love This Job
Rom Duckworth, LP
0920-0930:
Break
0930-1030:
The Silent Majority: Geriatrics in the New Millennium
Rom Duckworth, LP
1030-1130:
HazMat/MCI/Triage/Multi-patient Response
Gregg Bollella, MBA, NRP, Battalion Chief Johnson County Med-Act
1130-1230:
Networking Lunch and Vendor Displays
1230-1300:
Breakout Sessions
  • Dog Therapy in the Workplace
    Lauren Christie, Project Coordinator/Primary Dog Handler, AMR Texas
  • Pre-hospital Hands-on Delivery
    Overland Park Regional Medical Center Maternal Health Educators
  • Player Down: Removal of Equipment and Care of the Athlete
    Centerpoint Medical Center Athletic Trainers
1300-1305:
Break
Lobby
1300-1305:
Breakout Sessions
  • Dog Therapy in the Workplace
    Lauren Christie, Project Coordinator/Primary Dog Handler, AMR Texas
  • Pre-hospital Hands-on Delivery
    Overland Park Regional Medical Center Maternal Health Educators
  • Player Down: Removal of Equipment and Care of the Athlete
    Centerpoint Medical Center Athletic Trainers
1335-1345:
Break
1345-1445:
Super Sick Kids: The Surprising Truth about Pediatric Septic Shock
Rom Duckworth, LP
1345-1500:
Break
1500-1600:
The Other Diabetes: Type 1 from a Patient/Caregiver Perspective
Angie Giegerich, FNP-C, Director of Trauma Services, Centerpoint Medical Center

Thursday, August 29

0730-0800:
Registration/Vendors/Breakfast
0800-0915:
Good Enough Is Not Good Enough: Demanding More for Yourself and Your Service
Rom Duckworth, LP
0915-0930:
Break
0930-1030:
Aware, Alert, Aggressive, Alive: How To Do Your Job Effectively While Things Are Trying To Kill You
Rom Duckworth, LP
1030-1130:
Trauma: Press, Pack, Push, or Pass
Jeffrey Simpson, MD, Associate Trauma Director, Research Medical Center
1130-1230:
Networking Lunch and Vendor Displays
1230-1330:
Measles, EMS Vaccinations, and Personal Safety Considerations for Disaster Management
Thomas Button, RN, HCA Midwest Health Director of Infection Prevention
1330-1335:
Break
1335-1405:
Breakout Sessions
  • Hands-on Tricks of the Trade
    Overland Park Regional Medical Center Pediatrics
  • CIT Training: What’s It All About?
    Erica Carney, MD, KCMO and CJCFPD EMS Medical Director
  • EKG Case Studies
    Clayton Hering, RN Director of Cardiology, Menorah Medical Center
1405-1420:
Break sponsored by:

AMR - American Medical Response

1420-1450:
Breakout Sessions
  • Hands-on Pediatric Tricks of the Trade
    Overland Park Regional Medical Center Pediatrics
  • CIT Training: What’s It All About?
    Erica Carney, MD, KCMO and CJCFPD EMS Medical Director
  • EKG Case Studies
    Clayton Hering, RN Director of Cardiology, Menorah Medical Center
1450-1455:
Break
1455-1555:
Stroke, Seriously Again?
Justin Chandler, MD, Vascular Neurologist, Centerpoint Medical Center

Location: Overland Park Convention Center.
6000 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS. 66211.

Intended audience: All EMS Providers, Educators, Managers/Supervisors, and Service Directors

Symposium fees: $40 for one day, $65 for two days

Registration: Register today at eventbrite.com.

Dining: Continental breakfast and lunch provided both days. Special accommodations available, requests should be made during your registration.

Lodging: Important: Lodging is not included in registration fees

  • Sheraton Overland Park (Attached to the Convention Center), 6100 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS. 66211, (913) 234-2198
  • Courtyard by Marriott, 11001 Woodson, Overland Park, KS. 66211, (913) 317-8500
  • Hilton Garden Inn, 5800 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS. 66211, (913) 345-2661
  • Cloverleaf Suites Overland Park, 6300 West 110th Street, Overland Park, KS. 66211, (913) 491-3333
  • Holiday Inn & Suites, 10920 Nall, Overland Park, KS. 66211, (913) 312-0900

Continuing education hours: Attendees can earn up to 12.25 hours of EMS continuing education. Attendees will earn hour for hour time spent in education sessions. It is the responsibility of the attendee to ensure they sign the attendance roster and adhere to all Kansas regulations regarding continuing education.

Important: HCA Midwest Health is not providing nursing or medical continuing education hours for this event. Nurses who wish to attend will receive a packet with instructions to apply to the Kansas Board of Nursing for free retroactive CE.

HCA Midwest Health is an approved long-term program provider of continuing education by the Kansas Board of EMS LTPP-9166, For Missouri Providers, The Missouri Bureau of EMS will accept Kansas CE certificates of attendance consistent with 19CSR40,4(G) For other states check with the local Board of EMS for regulations concerning out of state continuing education hours. Certificates will be processed after the conclusion of the event and sent electronically to the provided email address. You should expect to receive your certificate within 1-2 weeks following the completion of the conference.

Learning Objectives:

Students will be able to:

  • explain strategies to decrease provider burn out.
  • explain the physiological differences in the geriatric population and how they relate to disease.
  • explain how to approach the special ops scene.
  • explain the use of coping mechanisms related to the psychological impact of the profession.
  • explain and demonstrate prehospital considerations of the OB patient.
  • explain and demonstrate how to remove athletic equipment while providing care.
  • explain current trends in the care and treatment of pediatric septic shock.
  • explain current treatment of pediatric diabetes.
  • explain tools aimed at increasing personal and professional development.
  • explain tactics aimed at improving crew safety on the call scene.
  • explain the current trends in trauma care.
  • explain current trends in infection disease and control.
  • explain and demonstrate current tips and tricks utilized in pediatric care delivery.
  • explain how to implement a critical incident training program.
  • explain current trends in the care of STEMI patients.
  • explain current trends in the identification of and treatment of stroke patients.

Payment options: All participants must be registered for this event. Web payments can be made on the Eventbrite website during registration. Check payments must be received no later than August 16, 2019 at 5:00pm. No cash payments.

Make checks payable to: HCA MidAmerica Division

Mail checks to:
HCA MidAmerica Division Office
Attn: Daren Pfeifer
5440 W. 110th Street, Suite 400
Overland Park, KS. 66211

Refunds can be made on your Eventbrite page up to August 16, 2019 at 5:00pm. If you paid by check refund requests should be arranged through the event organizer. All refund requests must be received by August 16, 2019 at 5:00pm.

Due to final number requirements we will not be taking walk up registrations. However, we may allow wait list registrations after the registration close date. If registration is full it is recommended you place yourself on the waiting list.

Disclaimer:

Notice to government employees – if you work for a government sponsored EMS program, please consult your supervisor to make sure your participation in this education symposium is consistent with all laws and rules regarding gift bans.

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