Courses

Courses

The following courses will be offered for the 2019 WV EMS Conference.

General Session Courses

Keynote, Day 1: Wednesday, October 2
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Course Title:Striving for 25: Developing Resilience for your Career
Course Speaker: David Wiklanski MA, FF/EMT(I)
Course Description: Being a resilient person allows us to adapt better to the stressors and the trauma that we encounter in our field. Using an interactive discussion format, the participants will learn a variety of coping mechanisms that are grounded in positive psychology to better deal with not only critical incidents but also the day to day stress of our job.

General Session, Day 2: Thursday, October 3
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Course Title:The Weight of it All: Surviving Vicarious Trauma
Course Speaker:James Dlutowski, BS, EMTP
Course Description:Define burnout, vicarious trauma, secondary trauma, vicarious resiliency and compassion satisfaction; Analyze and differentiate between the above phenomenon in regards to warning signs, risk factors and development; Perform a self-care assessment; Design a personalized self-care toolkit


Day One: Wednesday, October 2

Time: 10:45 a.m.

Administrative Course
Course Title: From Buddy to Boss: Setting Effective Boundaries
Course Presenter: David Wiklanski MA, FF/EMT(I)
President, Alpha Omega Training Solutions

Course Description: When making the transition from buddy to boss, we bring along our past relationships, both good and bad. One of the major difficulties in this transition is trying to find that line of how close is too close? In this program, we will discuss boundaries for leaders, how to set effective boundaries and the equal treatment of all those we supervise.

Clinical Course
Course Title: Treating for Two: What to Expect When Your Patient is Expecting
Course Presenter: Reuben Farnsworth NR-Paramedic, CCP-C, CP-C
President, RockStar Education and Consulting

Course Description: You are toned for a female 38 weeks pregnant in active labor, dispatch is requesting that you expedite. If you are like many EMS providers, this call gives you goosebumps. Have no fear, we will dispel some of the hype and cover management of field delivery and discuss some of the critical complications that occur with pregnancy. If you are ready to prep for the greatest clinical experience of your EMS career, don’t miss this class.
 

Time: 1:15 p.m.

Administrative Course
Course Title: Active Killer: Preparation, Response and Recovery
Course Presenter: David Wiklanski MA, FF/EMT(I)
President, Alpha Omega Training Solutions

Course Description: Nothing in this world can adequately prepare you for an active killer response. The victims, the devastation, and the impact on your own health. Join me for this interactive discussion to address the history of active killers, the complex psychological needs of the responders both during and post-incident as well as how we can engage in community risk reduction and train the public to not be victims.

Clinical Course
Course Title: Trauma Martini On The Rocks: Mining Trauma Made Easy
Course Presenter: Reuben Farnsworth NR-Paramedic, CCP-C, CP-C
President, RockStar Education and Consulting

Course Description: You are toned to respond to a local gravel quarry for……. (Use your imagination and insert your favorite mining trauma here.) If you want to know more about crazy trauma, look no further. Whether you crave crushing injuries by 30 ton machines, falls, explosions, or just a good fracture, this is the class for you. We will delve into the many unique injuries and mechanisms of injury that occur in mining operations. And don’t forget scene safety. Let the mayhem begin!!!!
 
 
Time: 3:00 p.m.

Administrative Course
Course Title: Sleep? I don’t need sleep!
Course Presenter: David Wiklanski MA, FF/EMT(I)
President, Alpha Omega Training Solutions

Course Description: Our profession is rooted in a shiftwork concept which seems quite appealing when we consider the time off to conduct our day to day lives, food shopping, etc. Sleep plays a fundamental role in our lives in more ways than we imagine. From mental health to cancer, from a community health prospective to research findings, we will dive deep into this relationship that we have with sleep and learn constructive means of addressing our health and wellness.

Clinical Course
Course Title: Refusals: “Alex, I’ll Take Litigation For 1 Million”
Course Presenter: Reuben Farnsworth NR-Paramedic, CCP-C, CP-C
President, RockStar Education and Consulting

Course Description:Refusals are often the hardest calls for EMS providers, there are so many variables with a myriad of possible outcomes. We will work through several case studies and talk about the hurdles and pitfalls that you can encounter when considering a pt. refusal. What are the legalities? Are you considering the entire clinical picture? Did you document appropriately?
 


Day Two: Thursday, October 3

Time: 10:45 a.m.

Administrative Course
Course Title:Culture Triage: Evaluating the Health of Yourself and Your Agency
Course Presenter:James Dlutowski, BS, EMTP

Course Description:Define workplace culture; Demonstrate through interactive discussion and group activity the fluid nature of morale and EMS culture; Compare and contrast leadership styles; Discuss the servant and transformational leadership styles

Clinical Course
Course Title:Managing “Crashing Patients” in the field, prevent post EMS contact cardiac arrest.
Course Presenter:Mark Pinchalk

Course Description:EMS providers routinely encounter critically ill medical patients in the field. Taking a “load and go” approach with these patients will often result in increased morbidity and mortality. This presentation will review the concept of “crashing” medical patients and physiological and operational parameters associated with these patients suffering cardiac arrest in the field during care. A management algorithm will be proposed to provide more effective aggressive prehospital care to these patients prior to movement and improve outcomes. Q1 dates from an urban EMS system will be reviewed to highlight the effectiveness of this strategy.
 

Disclaimer: Conference course are subject to change without notice. In the event a course is changed, the event organizers will make a reasonable attempt to secure suitable replacements of a similar subject matter.