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SCIENTIFIC FORUM  – Poster Review


Monday – April 11, 2022
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Coordinator:  Lauri Bolton, MD


TRANSPORT MEDICINE COMPETITION (TMC@CCTMC)


Monday – April 11, 2022
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday – April 12, 2022
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday– April 13, 2022
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Coordinators:

Brendan C. Berry, MD, CMTE, FACEP
Amar P. Patel, DHSc, MS, NRP


Transport Medicine Competition Details

We are happy to announce the return of the CCTMC critical care simulation competition, Transport Medicine Competition.  This revamped competition will take place during CCTMC.  We are looking for six critical care transport teams to compete in multiple scenarios in various settings. These should be teams of two and may include paramedics, nurses, physicians, respiratory therapists, and nurse practitioners. The competition will include a series of matches in front of a live audience using high-fidelity simulation manikins to test skill, knowledge, critical thinking, and communication. Come join us for fun, sand, and simulation in the sun!

Critical Care Transport  Medicine Conference

Monday – April 11, 2022

CCTMC Conference On-Site Registration

11:00 – 1:00 p.m.

REGICEPTION
Registration Reception

Lobby Level Foyer


 

Come for your badge, stay for the party!  Music, food, and renewed connections make this reception the best registration you’ll ever experience.


 

Opening General Session

Grand Ballroom

1:00 – 1:50 p.m.

Trauma, Haunting, Healing


Sharon Purdom, RN, BSN, CFRN, CEN, NREMT

Phil Ward, AAS, NRP, FP-C

Trauma, Haunting, Healing


Day in and day out we are hyper exposed to the darkest parts of our world whether it be trauma, tragedy, illness, abuse, or neglect. Doctors, nurses, EMS, and other healthcare providers have guidelines, policies, and protocols to deal with most medical and professional aspects of this care, however there is lacking resources on PTSD. Participants will hear a personal story, be able to recognize the severity of PTSD and learn the healing process of resiliency.

1:50 – 2:10 p.m. Break-Visit Exhibitors

2:10 – 2:40 p.m.


Breakout I – Traumatic Arrest What to do??

Salon ABCD – Charles W Sheppard MD

Session Details

Patients who suffer a traumatic arrest are profoundly different than patients who suffer an acute coronary event.  In the cardiac arrest good chest compressions are essential to provide brain perfusion allowing time to fix the underlying cardiac problem (hopefully Ventricular fibrillation or ventricular tachycardia).  In the cardiac arrest the mechanisms are very different and there is no theoretical reason that chest compressions would help to provide for brain perfusion and they have significant downside in terms of additional trauma.  This lecture is an attempt to explore these differences and actual things that might be helpful in the trauma arrest.

2:10 – 2:40 p.m.


Breakout II – Quality Improvement in Pre-Hospital Utilization of Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS)

Salon EFGH – Angela Teckemeyer
& Allen C Wolfe Jr.

Session Details

Point-of-care ultrasound at the bedside has evolved into an essential component of emergency patient care. Current evidence supports its use across a wide spectrum of medical and traumatic diseases in a variety of settings. The prehospital use of ultrasound has evolved from a niche technology to increasing use in the United States and a standard in some parts of the world. Recent technological advances and a growing evidence base support this trend. However, concerns regarding feasibility, value, accuracy, education, and quality assurance must be addressed proactively. This presentation will discuss the development, implementation, and evaluation of an internal, robust peer review ultrasound QA/QI program.

2:40 – 3:10 p.m.


Breakout I – I Ain’t Afraid of No Clot

Salon ABDC – Christopher Root, MD, NRP

Session Details

Pulmonary Embolism is a deadly disease process with a wide variety of presentations and potential interventions. As PE care advances and regional referrals for treatment become more common, CCT providers will encounter PE patients more and more frequently. In this session we will review the basic pathophysiology of PE,  discuss standard treatments and the management of the crashing PE patients as well as review novel PE therapeutics being utilized at tertiary referral centers with increasing frequency

2:40 – 3:10 p.m.


Breakout II – Cryptic Shock- The Silent Killer

Salon EFGH – Christal ShyAnn King, RN, CEN

Session Details

What did we miss?  This discussion has occurred between caregivers in emergency departments everywhere.  We have all had those patients who have gone from alive and talking to us to the morgue without warning.  Find out what you missed in this interactive case based discussion exploring the often overlooked clues from our patients who forgot to read the textbook of shock.  This discussion will go beyond what you have traditionally been taught about the typical shock presentation and empower you to recognize those patients before they become a haunting memory.

3:10 – 3:30 p.m. Break-Visit Exhibitors

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.


Breakout I – Neonate Care in the Midst of Disaster

Salon ABCD – Johanna Thompson & Wesner Junior Jacotin MD

Session Details

What would you do if you arrived to a scene and discovered your patient is a 5 day old baby born at 32 weeks gestation? Through a case study you will learn what one teams experience in Haiti, transporting multiple neonatal patients in the midst of the 2021 earthquake.

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.


Breakout II – Airways: Good to Bad

Salon EFGH – Josh Bankston, FP-C, CC-P, CFRN, CTRN, CEN

Session Details

Airways. We train for the worst but we never train as we should. The execution of the process is always a hold up. Time to prepare the way the our patient deserves. Be ready to look at some case scenarios that we all can learn from.

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.


Breakout I – An LMA is in. Now what?!?!

Salon ABCD – Darren Braude, MD, Paramedic

Session Details

With more widespread use of extraglottic airways (EGDs) the CCT provider has to be an expert at managing them regardless of who put them in.  Based on a recent review article in Annals of Emergency Medicine we will discuss when and how to leave them in as well as when and how to take them out.

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.


Breakout II – Dating Around the Curve: The Love-Hate Relationship Between Oxygen and Hemoglobin

Salon EFGH – Leslie Rostedt, BSN, BA, AAS

Session Details

Relating the complex relationship of the carboxyhemoglobin-dissociation curve is not indifferent to today’s dating relationships. The body likes what it likes, and hates everything else.

4:30 – 5:00 p.m.


Breakout IInsidious Dyspnea: Pulmonary Hypertension

Salon ABCD – Elizabeth Owen, BSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, TCRN, CCRN, CFRN, EMT

Session Details

Pulmonary Hypertension is an occult and often missed diagnosis on the wide differential list that is generated from the vague complaint of dyspnea. In this presentation, we will briefly review the epidemiology, causes, and clinical presentations of this condition before delving into the invasive hemodynamic and angiographic testing for diagnosis, as well as medication and treatment modalities. Most importantly, we will discuss how you as the critical care transport clinician can flawlessly execute the pearls, as well as thoughtfully avoid the pitfalls that come with managing these deceptively fragile patients.

4:30 – 5:00 p.m.


Breakout II – The MOST critical care: Using critical care resources to deliver pallitative and end of life care to rural areas

Salon EFGH – Jeffrey Wayland, MD

Session Details

Are “full code” and “DNR” the only boxes to check in critical care medicine? Can a flight team help a patient further clarify their goals of care? What do you do when a patient is too sick to transport? Dr. Jeff Wayland, a resident flight physician in New Mexico discusses how excellent medical care means showing up prepared to do everything, but ready to do less.

Join CCTMC Partners ASTNA, IAFCCP and AMPA outside on the Beach Deck as we kick off the evening with a live local band, great food and adult beverages—all on us! Catch-up with old colleagues and friends and make new ones as we enjoy some fresh ocean air.  It’s our chance to thank you-our current members and future members (you know who you are), and in celebration of CCTMC’s 30th Anniversary. Wear your wristband or conference badge for entry!  Enjoy live tunes by the Jesse Duncan Trio! Come hang out with us on the beach as we continue a night of fun and celebration! Hangout at the bonfire and grab a drink and a s’mores.  Play some games or cheer for your colleagues!  Checkout the ASTNA Board vs. the IAFCCP Board Neon Glow-in-the-Dark Volleyball match!  Who will win in this ultimate showdown? Nurses or Paramedics? Sign-up ahead of time for volleyball or hang out on standby for needed players and pickup games.

Critical Care Transport  Medicine Conference

Tuesday – April 12, 2022

7:30 – 8:00 am      On-Site Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 8:15 am     Welcome & Award Presentations

Opening General Session

Grand Ballroom


8:15 – 9:00 a.m.

EMS and Physician Wellness


Amanda Humphries-Ventura MD

How a Month in Alcohol Rehab Restored My Joy in My Work and Made Me a Better Doctor


As a flight physician and resident physician the presenter encountered a once in a career flight where she was called to care for and transport a fellow public servant who was killed in the line of duty. Following the event she quickly discovered that her typical coping mechanism of ‘just move forward’ was proving ineffective. She quickly found herself deep in a hole of alcohol abuse and post-traumatic stress. Hear how she ultimately recovered and returned to a career that she loves more prepared and balanced then ever before.

9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Break-Visit Exhibitors

9:30 – 10:00 a.m.


Breakout ISuccess for Neonatal Airway Management

Salon ABC – Brian Rogge, RN, BSN, CFRN, EMT-P

Session Details

Neonatal intubation is challenging for even specialty teams across the country.  This presentation will show the steps that a pediatric-neonatal specialty team took over an 18 month journey to improve their outcomes.  The presentation will outline the data that supported change in practice at the bedside as well as education and daily routines that helped make the team successful in their quest to improve first pass success rate as well as better patient care.  Components of the  action plan could also be extended to any skill or procedure that you feel could be improved.

9:30 – 10:00 a.m.


Breakout II – ECMO Essentials

Salon DE – Michael A Frakes APRN, FAEN, FCCM

Session Details

ECMO has gone from a novel pediatric intervention to mainstream medicine. Some teams transport patient on ECMO and we are all doing ‘Fetch-MO’ cases of patients going for ECMO evaluation or cannulation. The technology and management of ECMO can seem mysterious, but it is easy to develop a good understanding of the principles and of safe management. This talk will describe the basics of the ECMO machine, relate the machine to human anatomy and physiology, and describe basic clinical goals. We’ll also take a look at one effective strategy for safely moving cannulated patients.

9:30 – 10:00 a.m.


Breakout III Introduction to Yoga For First Responders

Salon FGH – Sponsored by ASTNA – Amanda Conti

Session Details

This brief presentation dispels common misconceptions about the practice of yoga, breath work, and meditation that often keep public safety and medical professionals from taking advantage of these powerful training tools. Using evidence-based research, field-tested examples, and testimonials, this presentation will explain WHAT these practices are, WHY they are effective and needed for this line of work, and HOW to start using them immediately.

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.


Breakout I Heart of Stone: A Tale of Hyperkalemia,
Digoxin Toxicity, and Calcium Administration

Salon ABC – Danielle Goodrich, BA, FP-C, CCP-C; Douglas George, MD

Session Details

For the children of the 80’s and 90’s, this will be right up your alley! The focus of this session is to develop clinical decision making through the use of a Choose Your Own Adventure case review. The audience will lead the direction of patient care by answering pole questions prompting discussion about scene management, the treatment of hyperkalemia, vasoactive agents, unexpected laboratory values, ventilatory management, and Hail Mary treatments in the care of a 42-year-old male whose atrial fibrillation quickly decompensated into requiring multiple vasopressors and intubation.

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.


Breakout II – Getting Old Sure Beats the Alternative: Geriatric Trauma

Salon DE – Teri Campbell MSN, RN, CEN, CFRN, PHRN

Session Details

Why does it seem that we are seeing so many more geriatric traumas? Because we are! As the Baby Boomers age, the US Census Bureau states, the population over 65 will double by the year 2030. Although trauma is the 9th leading cause of death in the elderly, this population has profoundly higher mortality and significantly more poor functional outcomes. Come to this fast-paced lecture to learn how early recognition and carefully balanced geriatric trauma care can prevent the Golden Years from turning into the Tin Foil Years. Geriatric trauma is so much more than “help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up”!

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.


Breakout III Yoga For Releasing Stress

Salon FGH – Sponsored by ASTNA – Amanda Conti

Session Details

Do you know why yoga is helpful for those experiencing high stress Practicing the physical aspects of yoga flush out the harmful stress hormones that can wreak havoc on the mind and body if they remain in the bloodstream for long periods of time. Yoga training also increases “feel good hormones” such as dopamine and serotonin. You don’t need special pants, flexibility, or even a yoga mat to practice yoga. Give it a try, you’ll be glad you did.

10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Break-Visit Exhibitors

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.


Breakout IThe Ladder To Survival

Salon ABC – Miles Weske – NRP

Session Details

After achieving a life long dream, I went to sleep one night and awoke two months later to a new life.  This is the story of a helicopter crash,  a 1% chance of survival,  and the people who made that possible.

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.


Breakout IITransporting Patients From Voodoo Doctors And Rural Care In Haiti

Salon DE – Kelly Edwards, RN, MPA, FP-C;  Wesner Jacotin, MD

Session Details

How often do you transport patients who have been receiving treatment by minimally trained or untrained providers? How often have you received patients from the care of a Voodoo Priest / Doctor? How often have you received patients with open wounds packed with leaves and the prior-to-arrival care included curses and spells? Welcome to Haiti. While this is uncommon here, it does occur and presents some interesting medical and cultural challenges for critical care transport providers to navigate.

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.


Breakout III Fit-for-Duty and Your EAP Program, Does It Work?

Salon FGH – Phil Ward, AAS, NRP, FP-C

Session Details

The term ‘Fit-for-Duty’ is broad. We will discuss physiological and psychological health. Identify some tools that are employed personally and why being Fit-for-Duty should be a priority in your life. We will talk about mental health statistics; and we will look at various benefits within some EAP programs that may be offered by your employer and talk about the ones some employees don’t trust.

11:30 – 12:00 p.m.


Breakout I“I Narcanned Your Honor Student”: Mitigating the Impact of Bias on Patient Outcomes

Salon ABC – Jeremy C. Williams, B.S., NRP

Session Details

We all know the saying, “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” But is this true? What do you think of when you hear the words drunk, stoner, pothead? What picture does do these words conjure in your mind? I Narcanned Your Honor Student seeks to acknowledge that our discursive framing of our patients elicits bias in both ourselves and other caregivers. Furthermore, we explore how these biases may, ultimately, impact patient outcomes. Finally, we will task ourselves with mitigating the impact of bias on our patients.

11:30 – 12:00 p.m.


Breakout IIOMI 12 Lead Recognition: Beyond STEMI

Salon DE – Brian Imdieke, BASc, NRP, FP-C

Session Details

This presentation will give a much needed breath of fresh air to the world of ECG interpretation by expanding our knowledge past the STEMI/NSTEMI paradigm by examining real life examples of OMI (Occlusive Myocardial Infarction) and their cath lab results taken from the field.  Discussion will also cover the rarely caught ECG field examples of peri arrest and electrical management.

11:30 – 12:00 p.m.


Breakout III Critical Stress/PTSD, Does Your Peer Support Team Work?

Salon FGH – Phil Ward, AAS, NRP, FP-C

Session Details

As the health care industry continues to mature, there has been a focus on the mental health of the provider. Many organizations have adopted various programs including EAP which offer counseling or Peer Support Teams. The question is do they work? Do the employees have buy-in? Do they trust them? We will look at a personal story and the debriefing that followed and discuss why it didn’t work. Then we will talk about a program that did work years later and the impact that it had.

LUNCH ON OWN

(Don’t Forget to stop by the Exhibit Hall to visit exhibitors and grab a boxed lunch!)

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m

1:30 – 2:00 p.m.


Breakout ICritical Care at the Bottom of the Earth 

Salon ABC – Rebecca Craig AS, NRP, FP-C

Session Details

Medicine at the bottom of the world presents some unique challenges. This presentation brings you to cold hard truths of critical care medicine in the world’s coldest, driest, windiest place, Antarctica. You will get introduced to the bases in and around Antarctica. You will see how a medical emergency at one country’s base can affect another country’s base and the logistics of trying to medevac a patient off the content. We will discuss special equipment and consideration when operating in subzero climates. We will look at the effects that the cold can have on the body and how we can combat it. You will see how preplanning can affect patients’ lives in their time of greatest need. Come learn and evaluate your cold-weather response.

1:30 – 2:00 p.m.


Breakout IIThe Night That Almost Wasn’t

Salon DE – Ryan Gauthier FP-C,  NRP, CCEMTP

Session Details

A 10 minute flight back to base may seem like a short trip but when an event happens that almost causes the loss of all three crew members it suddenly seems much longer. After that flight a decision was made to not only talk about the mistakes but to share the knowledge gained from the experience. There are lessons to learn from both EMS providers and leaders.

1:30 – 2:00 p.m.


Breakout III Neuroplasticity

Salon FGH – Sharon Purdom, RN, BSN, CFRN, CEN, NREMT

Session Details

Scientists used to think our brain stopped growing after a certain age – research shows our brain has the ability to change and grow over time in response to our mindset, our thoughts.

Neuroplasticity is described as the brain’s capability to restructure itself by developing new neural connections throughout one’s lifespan.

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.


Breakout IPediatric Head Injuries

Salon ABC – Marc Baron, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, CEN, CPEN, TCRN, CFRN, PHRN

Session Details

This lecture will utilize a real life case study to examine pediatric head injuries. It will focus on the intricacies of assessing the pediatric patient, utilizing a collaborative team approach to stabilize a patient prior to transport, and then continued management of the head injury patient during short vs longer transport times. In addition, this presentation will review the etiology of pediatric TBI’s, discuss different types of head injuries, review pediatric assessment, provide a quick review of pediatric RSI, and will discuss general pediatric transport considerations.

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.


Breakout IILifesaving or Dangerous, a Literature Evidence-Based Look at Extraglottic Rescue Airways

Salon DE – P.S. Martin, MD

Session Details

A literature evidence-based review of the indications, successes, and complications of extraglottic rescue airways. In the correct circumstances, these airways can be life saving. However, without careful attention to detail, training, and close monitoring their misplacement and associated complications can kill. This literature review will outline the appropriate utilization and successes of extraglottic airways and also the hidden dangers of their complications. This discussion will provide participants with a better understanding of the frequency, classification, and mitigation of associated complications.

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.


Breakout III The Unconscious sedation of the Heart and Mind-Part 1

Salon FGH – Jason Cusson, RN

Session Details

In the face of so much tragedy we are ill-prepared and lack the tools to process the emotions and psychological trauma that comes with our profession….
In this session we will explore the devastating effects of mental health on our society as a whole, and its contributing factors through recent statistics and research. We will discuss the psychological stress injuries specific to healthcare providers and how to recognize and mitigate them through evidence based research and resilience building strategies. Throughout this presentation I will share my own life experiences and challenge.

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.


Breakout IManaging the Unmanageable, Tales from the Darkside of Leadership

Salon ABC – Cory Oaks MPA; April Larsen-Oaks, CMTE

Session Details

Hiring, firing, write ups and coaching are burdensome to many leaders and managers. We often find ten percent of our employees are taking up eighty percent of our time. In this current climate, the industry as a whole is struggling to hire and retain employees. Now more than ever, employee retention is key. We will be examining some of the most difficult types of crew members, their personalities, and what we have learned in managing them. We will explore real life case studies and lessons learned from leading some of the most talented, yet difficult crew members the industry has to offer.

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.


Breakout IISingle Dose Killers: Pediatric Toxicology

Salon DE – Michael D. Gooch, DNP, APRN, CCP

Session Details

Toxicological emergencies are commonly encountered in critical care transport. Some are more serious than others. In pediatric patients, there are a few substances that only one or a small dose is needed to cause toxicity. This presentation will review these single dose killers, discuss their clinical manifestations, and management priorities to better prepare transport clinicians to manage these patients.

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.


Breakout III The Unconscious sedation of the Heart and Mind-Part 2

Salon FGH – Jason Cusson, RN

Session Details

In the face of so much tragedy we are ill-prepared and lack the tools to process the emotions and psychological trauma that comes with our profession….
In this session we will explore the devastating effects of mental health on our society as a whole, and its contributing factors through recent statistics and research. We will discuss the psychological stress injuries specific to healthcare providers and how to recognize and mitigate them through evidence based research and resilience building strategies. Throughout this presentation I will share my own life experiences and challenge.

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Break-Visit Exhibitors

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.


Breakout I – Man vs. Machine: An Evidence-Based Analysis of Mechanical vs. Manual CPR

Salon ABC – James F. Scheidler, MD

Session Details

Thumpin’ vs. Pumpin’: is the Lucas device any better than manual CPR?

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.


Breakout IICalcium and TXA – Worthless or Wonder Drugs?

Salon DE – Michael A Frakes APRN, FAEN, FCCM

Session Details

In the resuscitation of patients with shock and especially with hemorrhage, many clinicians reach for calcium and tranexamic acid. The question is – where does that decision lie on the spectrum of smart-cool-careless? This presentation reviews the science and evidence to answer those questions.

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.


Breakout III Meditation Explained

Salon FGH –   Sponsored by ASTNA – Amanda Conti

Session Details

Do you believe meditation is not achievable for you? Does it feel out of reach, boring, or a waste of time? Are you afraid you’ll never be able to clear your mind? Here’s the good news, “clearing your mind” is not required, nor expected when one practices meditation. Meditation is one of the primary ways to lower anxiety and increase life satisfaction, and it’s simple to start. This class will show you how and offer an opportunity to experience the benefits of meditation and adopt the practice.

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.


Breakout ICyanide Poisoning

Salon ABC – Amy Vahrenwald, MSN, FNP-BC, CEN, CFRN

Session Details

This presentation will discuss the common and uncommon ways cyanide can poison.  From a house fire to a stone fruit smoothie, cyanide is found in more than just smoke.  We will discuss atypical poisonings, Konzo, mass murder, and how eating healthy can poison you.

When was the last time you treated or suspected cyanide poisoning?  Does your department or service carry a Cyanokit?  Do you remember how to administer it?

I have looked up these things so you don’t have to.  I also answered my question of, can I treat my own poisoning.

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.


Breakout IIThe ABC’s of Point of Care Ultrasound

Salon DE – Brock Jenkins, FP-C, CCP-C, NRP

Session Details

The ABCs of POCUS is an introductory course into the realm of pre-hospital and aeromedical ultrasound. Walking through basic exams you can implement on your next flight shift, to simple exams where pneumothorax recognition with POCUS is statistically better than an A/P Chest X-Ray. The goal of this talk is to not make you a sonographer, but to plant the seed of possibilities of POCUS for you and your program.

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.


Breakout III The Power of Breath Work

Salon FGH –   Sponsored by ASTNA – Amanda Conti

Session Details

Do you believe meditation is not achievable for you? Does it feel out of reach, boring, or a waste of time? Are you afraid you’ll never be able to clear your mind? Here’s the good news, “clearing your mind” is not required, nor expected when one practices meditation. Meditation is one of the primary ways to lower anxiety and increase life satisfaction, and it’s simple to start. This class will show you how and offer an opportunity to experience the benefits of meditation and adopt the practice.

4:30 – 5:00 p.m.


Breakout IA Flight Nurse’s Worst Nightmare: Pregnant Trauma

Salon ABC – Meaghan Panfil, BSN, RN, CFRN; Alexandra Tang, BSN, RN, CFRN, RN-NIC, CNPT

Session Details

The pregnant trauma patient presents a unique challenge to the transport professional by merging two distinctly different healthcare specialties, trauma and obstetrics. Critical interventions must be considered and implemented swiftly to decrease morbidity and mortality of the trauma patient and her unborn fetus. This informative lecture will not only review essential steps of trauma resuscitation but also incorporate the pathophysiology of certain obstetric complications and its implications on the trauma patient.

4:30 – 5:00 p.m.


Breakout IIDumb Down Mechanical Ventilator

Salon DE – Darrell Fixler AAS, RRT, NRP

Session Details

Do you really know how to manage a ventilator? No, it’s not just turn a few knobs but understand the why behind treating our patients.

If you’re not proficient in the art of mechanical ventilation this LECTURE is for you.

4:30 – 5:00 p.m.


Breakout III Yoga For Releasing Stress

Salon FGH –   Sponsored by ASTNA – Amanda Conti

Session Details

Do you know why yoga is helpful for those experiencing high stress Practicing the physical aspects of yoga flush out the harmful stress hormones that can wreak havoc on the mind and body if they remain in the bloodstream for long periods of time. Yoga training also increases “feel good hormones” such as dopamine and serotonin. You don’t need special pants, flexibility, or even a yoga mat to practice yoga. Give it a try, you’ll be glad you did.

Critical Care Transport  Medicine Conference

Wednesday – April 12, 2022

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.     Registration/Continental Breakfast

Breakout Sessions


8:30 – 9:00 a.m.


Breakout I – Transport Medicine 101

Salon ABCD – William C Ferguson MD

Session Details

So your patient is being transferred to another hospital’s ICU for hypotension and acute renal failure. But you notice his BUN/Cr is actually 62/2.4 , so is this really acute renal failure? Do they need IV fluid for their hypotension? Or worse, could that melanotic stool in the bedpan be the culprit of their issues? This talk will discuss the” need to know” only labs and images that you might encounter in an interfacility transport. Bypassing all the fluff and academia that muddies the water for the stuff that really matters in Emergency Medicine.

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.


Breakout IIAm I Really Ready to Intubate?

Salon EFGH – Robert Beckl, RN, CFRN, FP-C, CHSE

Session Details

I have a laryngoscope and a tube. Let’s do this! Well, there is a little more to it than that. Are you really ready? Do you have a plan? Do you have a strategy for preventing the “killer H’s”? Let’s dive into what goes into a successful RSI procedure.

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.


Breakout I – VR, AR and Critical Care Education, the future is now

Salon ABCD – Keith Carter, BSc, NRP, FP-C, CMTE

Session Details

Imagine teaching Advanced Airway and RSI protocols and having student intubate a manikin – on a cruise ship, on a curvy mountain road, and in the ICU in a downtown hospital in New York City – all in about 20 minutes.

The art and science of VR and AR is here.

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.


Breakout IIThis isn’t Your Daddy’s Ambulance: Damage Control Resuscitation for EMS

Salon EFGH – Andrew D Fisher, MD, MPAS

Session Details

You cannot get to the hospital faster, yet patients still die. The days of large bore IVs and intubating your critically ill patient is over. Damage control resuscitation used for years inside the hospital is the only chance these critically injured patients have for improved survival. This requires a coordinated effort by forward thinking prehospital providers to implement and perform in EMS.

9:30 – 10:00 a.m.


Breakout IWhy Conducting Research Improves your Team’s Care

Salon ABCD – Kevin Collopy, MHL, FP-C, NR-P, CMTE

Session Details

Research can change the world, but what do you do with it, how do you share it, and why else can it tell you? Come join Kevin as he discusses how his team’s clinical trials have improved engagement, clinical consistency, outcomes, and recruitment. Learn how your own original research can transform your team beyond the published results.

9:30 – 10:00 a.m.


Breakout IIHot Offload – Burn Care for the Aeromedical Provider   

Salon EFGH – Kyle Luckey-Smith, MSc, BSN, CCRN, CFRN, FP-C

Session Details

Severe burn injuries are infrequently encountered when compared with other traumatic etiologies in the aeromedical setting. With these low frequency injuries, it is important to be prepared to manage this unique population in both their initial resuscitation and ongoing care. This presentation aims to explore the pathophysiology of burns and burn-related injuries, re-examine the assessment and evaluation of burns and inhalation injuries, and cover the key components of managing these critically ill burn patients that positions them with the best chance of a functional recovery.

10:00 - 10:15 a.m. BREAK-Visit Exhibitors

10:15 – 10:45 a.m.


Breakout IMy Checklist Manifesto

Salon ABCD – Michael J. Lauria, MD, NRP, FP-C

Session Details

Recently, air medical transport teams (as well as Emergency Medicine and Critical Care units) have adopted checklists to improve safety during high-risk procedures such as rapid sequence intubation. However, the ease of use of these checklists and their clinical benefit has been hampered by poor design and lack of understanding regarding the evidence behind checklist construction. This talk reviews the evidence from other domains and occupations on how emergency checklists are different from other checklists, the science behind their design, where we are going wrong, and thoughts on how to improve implementation.

10:15 – 10:45 a.m.


Breakout IIBorn to Stand Out: HEMS Response to a patient with Autism

Salon EFGH- Joshua Chan BA, NRP, FP-C, CCP-C

Session Details

Pediatric patients can be the most challenging for clinicians due to their size and our frequency of contact. With this complexity and with this comfort level, imagine the patient has difficulty communicating and is autistic. Difficulty communication, impaired social skills, interruption of routines, and sensory overload can make a routine transport highly demanding.  We will discuss the common characteristics of autism and discuss ways to individualize the assessment and treatments to help reduce stress for the clinician and patient.

10:45 – 11:15 a.m.


Breakout ILandmark EMS/Transport Lawsuits: Who Won, Who Lost, & Why

Salon ABCD – Scott DeBoer RN,MSN,CFRN; John Clark JD, MBA, NRP, FP-C, CCP-C, CMTE

Session Details

Whether on the ground or in the air, when it comes to emergency care, real-life examples can be stranger than fiction. Focusing on closed medical malpractice cases, this presentation reviews the “Who, What, When, Where, and Why,” and the ever important, “What happened in court?” Learn to identify the key principles essential to avoid, or at least survive, a transport team malpractice suit!

10:45 – 11:15 a.m.


Breakout IIPass Go! Direct to the Operating Room (OR)…Direct to the OR and OR to OR transfers in Air Medical Transport

Salon EFGH – Will Appleby MHS, MS-CCP, NR-P, FP-C

Session Details

“That patient needs hot lights and cold steel, why are they still in the ER Bay?” The trauma surgeon busts up into the crowded level I trauma center emergency room. What if we could skip the ER bays? What if we could compress the time to definitive care for emergent surgery patients even more? In a medically rural region of the southeast, we have begun to make this happen one patient at a time. This implementation and collaboration of the Adult and Pediatric Emergency Department Teams, Trauma Surgery, and the hospital-based air medical team has been able to improve patient morbidity and mortality and decrease time to the operating room. What does this take? Building this protocol to implementation took a lot of teamwork with many lessons learned along the way.

11:15 - 11:30 a.m. BREAK-Visit Exhibitors

Closing General Session

Grand Ballroom


11:30a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Critical Care Literature Update 2022


Michael Jasumback, MD

 

Critical Care Literature Update 2022


The last 24 months have seen a massive expansion of critical care literature. Multiple studies that affect what YOU DO in the transport world have been published, standards of care have changed, expectations of transport agencies have changed. You need to know what’s new, what’s different and what your sending and receiving facilities are expecting. This lecture will review the biggest, most important critical care literature that has been published over the last 2 years and prepare you to manage your critically ill patients in the most up to date manner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please see below for a list of sponsors/supporters and what they are providing, in following CEME listing requirements:

Company NameSupport TypeAmount
ASTNABonfire Sponsor, Serentiy room sponsor$4,000
AMPABreakfast Sponsor$3,500
Guardian Air TransportBronze sponsor$1,000
Quality In Flow, Inc.Bronze sponsor$1,000
GAMUT Quality Improvement CollaborativeBronze sponsor$1,000
Global Medical Resource/Med-TransBronze sponsor$1,000
CAMTSBronze Sponsor, Lanyards$1,500
Ninth BrainDrink Ticket Sponsor$3,000
Air MethodsGold Sponsor$5,000
LeonardoLunch Hospitality Host$4,500
Golden HourOpening Party Sponsor$2,000
Life FlightPlatinum Sponsor$10,000
IAFCCPRegiception Sponsor$4,000
CAESimulation Sponsor, Ultrasound SponsorStaff
Philips Point of Care UltrasoundUltrasound EquipmentUltrasound Equipment
IBSCCoffee Break Sponsor$3000+mugs
MedSouthBeer Sponsor$250+coozies
Metro AviationSilver Sponsor$3,000