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Thomas Jefferson EMS Council Continuing Education Day

  • Kessler Conference Room 595 Martha Jefferson Drive Charlottesville, VA, 22911 United States (map)

Join us for a day of continuing education featuring great speakers and CE across all topic categories. We will be offering 1 Medical, 1 Trauma, 1 Airway, 2 Operations, and 3 Cardiovascular CE Hours as well as Breakfast, Lunch, and Program Souvenirs all for $40. Register using the link above. Registration fees must be received by February 28th at 17:00 to attend the event. 


In partnership with Medtronic, and Medical Transport. Hosted at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital's Kessler Conference Room.


Breakfast and Registration


"Toxins on the Farm that Kill"
  Christopher Holstege, MD
 CE: Medical (ALS 19 / BLS 14)


"Care of ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction:
From First Medical Contact to First Balloon Inflation

Josh Fischer, MD
CE: Cardiovascular (ALS 19 / BLS 14)

10:15-10:30                                                           BREAK


"Management Priorities in Cardiac Arrest"
William Brady, MD
CE: Cardiovascular (ALS 19 / BLS 14)


"Emergent Palliation: The Role of EMS in Hospice"
Tom Joyce, NRP
CE: Operations (ALS 20 / BLS 15)

12:30-13:15                                                           LUNCH


"How to Save a Patient with Large Vessel Occlusion"
John Gaughen, MD
CE: Cardiovascular (ALS 19 / BLS 14)


"Biomechanics of Injury in Motor Vehicles"
Mark Sochor, MD
CE: Trauma (ALS 18 / BLS 13)

15:15-15:30                                                           BREAK


     "Cold Steel vs. Soft Plastic:
Making the Best Decision to Manage an Airway"

CE: Airway (ALS 16 / BLS 11)


 "Is it Nap Time Yet? Fatigue in EMS"
George Lindbeck, MD
CE: Operations (ALS 20 / BLS 15)

17:30                                                                    Closing



“Toxins on the Farm that Kill” - Christopher Holstege, MD
There are numerous potential toxins on farms that can cause injury and death. This talk will be based on actual cases to highlight various dangers on farms, discuss site precautions, highlight appropriate decontamination, and review management options.

“Care of ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction: From First Medical Contact to First Balloon Inflation” - Josh Fischer, MD
Talk will focus on the care of the patient with ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI), focusing on the pre-hospital treatment and following through to the percutaneous coronary intervention done in the cath lab.

“Management Priorities in Cardiac Arrest” - William Brady, MD
For given arrest presentations, what are the most important and effective interventions? This lecture will discuss resource-limited priorities in the resuscitation of the cardiac arrest patient.

“Emergent Palliation: The Role of EMS in Hospice” - Tom Joyce, NRP
EMS providers are trained to intervene and provide life-prolonging interventions in medical emergencies. But how and when should EMS providers intervene in the care of patients in Hospice? In this talk, we will discuss a strictly palliative role that EMS can play to provide patients at the end-of-life with dignified, patient-centric care.

“How to Save a Patient with Large Vessel Occlusion” - John Gaughen, MD

          To discuss the historical context of endovascular stroke treatment

          To discuss current concepts regarding prehospital care of LVO stroke patients

          To understand the literature supporting the triage of acute stroke patients and the use of endovascular devices

          To understand our current protocols

“Biomechanics of Injury in Motor Vehicles” - Mark Sochor, MD
This talk will address frontal, side, and rollover biomechanics and kinematics of vehicle occupants. Expected injury patterns and their suggestion of crash type and severity will be discussed.

“Cold Steel vs. Soft Plastic: Making the Best Decision to Manage an Airway” - Jim Miller, BSN, RN, CFRN, NRP, CCEMT-P
When faced with a tough situation, we like to do the skills that look “cool” but is it in the best interest of the patient?  Two case studies will be reviewed in which traditional intubation skills were not utilized to rapidly secure an airway.  Before ever touching a patient, the provider needs to do a detailed airway assessment, know their equipment, and have both a primary and secondary plan of attack.  Beards, facial shape, obesity, and trauma all play a role in successfully placing an advanced airway.  Don’t get caught going down the wrong airway path. 

“Is It Nap Time Yet? Fatigue in EMS” - George Lindbeck, MD
This presentation will review some of the data and experience regarding fatigue in EMS and other industries. Effects on the safety of both EMS providers and patients as well as short term and long term health effects on EMS providers will be discussed. Current efforts to examine the issue, including the current NHTSA/NASEMSO Fatigue Management Guidelines will be discussed.