Topics in EMS: Time Critical Calls
Medical Education Conference - Saturday February 9, 2019
Bigwood Conference and Event Center - Fergus Falls, Minnesota

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On-line Registration includes breaks, materials, lunch buffet, reception, and CE certificate.

Topics in EMS:Time Critical Calls Medical Education Conference focuses on the time sensitive conditions that require rural EMS and hospital emergency departments to respond rapidly and initiate care. EMS systems working closely with law enforcement, fire, first responders, physicians and hospital systems have a dramatic effect on improved patient care and survival.

Conference participants and SCAA Social, Cash bar, Silent Auction and reception following conference.

If you would like to be a conference event sponsor for our 2019 conference please contact: Josh Fischer - or call 1-855-887-2338.

Many Thanks to our previous years Conference Sponsors, supporters, and vendors!

Have questions about Topics in EMS: Time Critical Calls - Medical Education Conference?   Contact EMS Education by RWF Enterprises, Inc.

Agenda - 2019 

8 Hours CEU - Saturday February 9th Conference -- Agenda Soon

Critical Care Certification Review CourseNEW Pre-Conference 
 Presented by: Eric Bauer MBA, FP-C, CCP-C, C-NPT, - FlightbridgeED, LLC

Thursday and Friday - February 7 & 8th, 2019 
Open to Paramedics and Registered Nurses. 

Registration through our website includes a discounted Conference Registration Fee of $30 per person for the
Topics in EMS Conference Saturday, February 9, 2019 in Fergus Falls, MN.  

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Prior Year Agendas


Trauma and Burn Care: Minnehaha Academy Explosion Incident and Response
Karie Pearce, RN, BSN, CEN, CPEN, TCRN

Active Shooter Incident Response: Las Vegas, NV
Mike Barnum, MD FACEP & Jason Driggars, NRP - AMR Las Vegas Operations

Shock: New Research, Early Diagnostic Indicators, & Treatment
Michael Grzyb, NRP, CCEMT-P

Opioid use in Rural Communities
Kurt Devine, MD, and Heather Bell, MD

You Think You Got Bad Gas: Hazmat Toxicology
Kirk Hughes, RN, FF/EMT, CSPI

Psychological Trauma & Suicide in EMS: What You Don't Know Can Kill You
Chris G. Caulkins, MPH, MA, NRP
Strub Caulkins Center for Suicide Research

Uh...Could I Try That Again?
Al Benney, CP, NRP

Readiness to Recovery: Cardiac Arrest in Rural America 
Josh Fischer, NRP - SCAA National Board


Time Critical Calls: CO Poisoning & other cases that can fool you
Karie Pearce, RN, BSN, CEN, CPEN, TCRN,
Dr. Christopher Logue, Medical Director HBO Chamber 
Hennepin County Medical Center
Mark Ebeling, NRP & Theresa Harthun, EMT, Perham EMS

Aurora Bridge MCI
 Seattle Fire Dept experience managing a 50 patient incident 

Lt. John Fisk , Seattle Fire Department

Team Approach to Cerebral Disease
Andrew Grande, MD, U of M Medical School, Dept of Neurosurgery 

Legislative Update - Lunch Roundtable Discussion
Area Legislators - Rep. Backer, Rep. Nornes, Sen Westrom, and others.  Moderator: Buck McAlpin

Cardiac Arrest Update 2017
Charlie Lick, MD, Allina Hospital EMS

Janna Pietrzak, RN, BSN, CCCC, Sanford Health
JoEllen Kohlman, MD, Lake Region Healthcare

SCA Rescuer & Survivors stories, efforts, and recognition
Josh Fischer, Vice Chair, SCAA National Board

"Find Your Everest"
Jordan Romero, Author/Adventurer
World record holder as youngest person to summit all seven continents

SCAA Silent Auction, and Social
All participants invited to stay for social and appetizers 


February 13, 2016

When Terrorism Strikes in America:
A First Responders Overview of the San Bernardino, CA Incident

Lieutenant Mike Madden, San Bernardino Police Department

"What you don't know":Why 12 leads are not enough
Closed Head Injuries: The Pressure in On!Closed Head Injuries: The Pressure in On!
Bob Page

Minnesota Resuscitation Consortium,  CARES, UND Evaluation team Update
Lucinda Hodgson, Eric Souvannasacd

Pediatric Cold Water Drowning MCI
Deputy Chief Charles Barrette, Hennepin County Medical Center

Community Paramedic Roundtable Discussion
Cameron Dean, Joe Mahunik, Andrea Young, Gary Wingrove, Buck McAlpin

EMS Response to Mental Health Crisis: The Patient Perspectives
Megan Turner & Terry Wasnick, MN NAMI

Medical & Neurosurgical Management of acute Stroke:Expanding the role of EMS
Michael Manchak, MD, Medical Director, Sanford Health Stroke Program

Professionalism and Excellence in EMS
Brian LaCroix, Allina Health EMS

5:00pm to 6:00pm - "Cardiac Sprint" EMS Competition, & Social hour

6:15pm to 9:00pm - Survivors and rescuers Banquet


Topics in EMS Schedule