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2017 Aero Medical Conference - Thursday October 12, 2017

Northridge Hospital Medical Center Base Station

Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

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The 2017 Aero Medical Conference is an opportunity to obtain necessary education approved by the LA County EMSA (initial 8 hours) Flight Physiology Certification for paramedics interested in furthering their Aero Medical Career in Los Angeles County.  This is also a unique event and venue for others in EMS to obtain necessary continuing education for their LA County License for MICN's, Paramedics, EMT's and BRN CE. The cost of this conference covers hot breakfast, hot lunch, and up to 8 hours of CE each day. If you wish to attend both days, it is simple - just choose the additional day, complete registration, and payment.  Pre-registration ends October 6, 2017. Select ORDER NOW to register and choose classes.


Adrienne Roel - RN, MICN Long Beach Memorial

Al Ruiz - Chief/Paramedic for the Los Angeles Fire Department - Chief Ruiz is a 30 year veteran, and currently assigned to Battalion 18.  He was formally assigned as the department's communication officer, and has had input on fire/law mutual aid communications other surrounding cities and counties.  He has also been a member of the LAFD Incident Management Team both as the All-Hazard Communication Unit Leader (COML) and currently is the Air Reconnaissance Officer on team #3.

Cheryl Adams - BSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, MICN has worked her entire career with over 26 years as a MICN at Dignity Health Northridge Hospital and is the Pediatric Emergency Program Manager/ED Educator.  Her role includes oversight of all the pediatric patients in the ED, Pediatric Liaison Nurse, Pediatric Medical Center Nurse Coordinator, and the educator for both adults and pediatrics.  

David A. Danielson - FF/PM for the Los Angeles Fire Department- David joined the Los Angeles Fire Department in 2001 as a Fire Fighter/Paramedic.  His current assignment is Fire Station 88 - C Platoon detailed to Special Duty with the Tactical EMS Unit.  He holds positions on the Swift Water Rescue Team and FEMA CA-TF1 Urban Search and Rescue Team as a Medical Specialist and Rescue Technician.  He served 26 years with the NAVY Reserve, retiring in 2017 at the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer (E-8).  He held qualifications as a combat helicopter air crewman, Rescue Swimmer, and Search and Rescue Medical Technician.  He served in positions as the Senior Medical Chief for the 2515th Naval Air Ambulance Detachment (NAAD) and Senior Enlisted Advisor for Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 85 (HSC-85). In 2012, Danielson transferred from Naval Air Forces to Submarine Forces Reserve Command, leading 65 Navy Divers and support personnel for the U.S. Navy's only world-wide Submarine Rescue Team, stationed at Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, CA. He lives in Simi Valley with his wife Jaimie and two daughters, Alina and Isla.  

Deanna Josing- BSN, RN, CEN Deanna has been a RN at Henry Mayo for 19 years, all of those years in the Emergency Department.  She has been the Prehospital Care Coordinator at Henry Mayo for the past 4 years.  Other hospitals she has worked at include Long Beach Memorial and Holy Cross.  Her favorite ED patients are trauma and STEMI's with her very least favorite patients are anyone being suctioned and burns...she can't stand the smell.  Teaching CE for MICN's and EMS has been extremely rewarding.  Her philosophy is: If we can make prehospital care better, then everyone wins, especially the patients!

Heidi Ruff-BSN, RN, CEN, MICN Nurse Educator LAFD Air Operations and Prehospital Care Coordinator Northridge Medical Center.  Heidi has been a RN for 23 years.  She has spent the last 21 years at Northridge Medical Center. She was clinical supervisor and staff RN for 10 years.  She has been the Prehospital Care Coordinator since 2006 in 2013 she joined the UCLA Center for Prehospital Care and is currently assigned to LAFD Air Operations.

Jason Shelton - is a 15 year veteran of the Los Angeles Fire Department as a Fire Fighter/Paramedic assigned to the Homeland Security Division as the lead TEMS Specialist for the Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS) Unit.  This unit is responsible for providing tactical support to numerous local and federal agencies.  Jason just returned from a one year assigned to the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) where he was assigned to the Joint Counterterrorism Assessment Team (JCAT), this team is made up of first responders from across the nation and are integrated into the National Intelligence Community.  He has spent a couple of years at the Joint Regional Intelligence Center (JRIC) as an assessor in the CI/KR section.  He is a member of several local, state and federal working groups for terrorism response and tactical medicine, and serves as an instructor for the state of California and Unified Response to Violent Incidents (URVI). Jason is also a veteran of the United States Nave serving 10years in Naval Special Warfare as a SEAL conducting multiple deployments in various theater.  

Johnna Corbett -RN Is currently an Emergency Room Nurse in a busy L.A. county Trauma Center.  She also works as a Critical Care Transport Nurse, and as a Fire and Police Department Nurse Educator.  Before her career in nursing she worked as a high school science teacher.  Johnna is married with 3 children.  When she is not working, her favorite past time includes pool time with her kids.  

Josh Richling- MICP Josh has been a snake enthusiast since he was a teenager, and has been on the teaching circuit for years. He enjoys sharing his passion and knowledge with his fellow first responders to help keep them safe.  

Lyn Riley - RN, MICN, MEd Clinical Care Coordinator LASD Air 5 Helicopter Program, Director FD and Law Enforcement CE & QI Programs UCLA Center for Pre-Hospital Care at the David Geffen School of Medicine

Marc Eckstein-MD Dr. Eckstein is the Medical Director and Commander of the EMS Bureau of the Los Angeles Fire Department, which is the nation's second busiest EMS provider.  He received his Bachelor of Science from Cornell University, his Medical Degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and he completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center.  Dr. Eckstein received his Master's in Public Health with a concentration in Homeland Security from American Public University in 2007, and he was promoted to become first Professor and Clinical Scholar in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California in 2009.  He is board certified in Emergency Medicine and was among the first group of physicians to ever be sub-specialty board certified in Emergency Medical Services in 2013.

He also serves as the EMS Division Chief in the Dept. of Emergency Medicine and the EMS Fellowship Director at USC.  A former New York City paramedic, he has 30 years of experience in EMS.  Dr. Eckstein has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts, and book chapters, and lectures around the world on EMS and disaster preparedness topics.  He has implemented several innovative changes in the Los Angeles EMS system, including Standard Field Treatment Protocols, Prehospital 12 lead ECG's, STEMI Receiving Centers, digital waveform capnography, and he implemented his own EMS Dispatch System for the city of Los Angeles in 2015.  As the Commander of the newly formed LAFD EMS Bureau, he created the LAFD's first Public Health Unit to provide Mobile Integrated Healthcare to address the changing demands of EMS in the City of Los Angeles.

Marian Williams -RN BN CEN CFRN CTRN is an experienced flight and emergency department nurse. Currently she is a clinical instructor at the UCLA Center for Prehospital Care. In addition, she is an Air and Ground Transport Systems consultant and freelance adult and pediatric trauma instructor.

Patrick Jones- Air Safety Investigator Patrick Jones has been an air safety investigator with the NTSB for over 14 years.  He is currently assigned to the Western Pacific Region. He holds ATP ratings for both rotorcraft and multi-engine airplanes and has commercial ratings for both single-engine land and sea airplanes.  He has been flying for over 38 years.  

Scot Davison Chief Pilot Los Angeles Fire Department Air Operations Section - 28 year veteran with LAFD, assigned to Air Operations Section since 2002 and the Chief Pilot for the last 6 years.  He holds ATP ratings in helicopters, is type rated in the AW139 and has been a flight instructor for the last 18 years.  He also holds certificates from USC in aircraft accident investigation and safety management systems.  

Walter Kerr MS, FP-C, NRP is a retired Medical Operations Commander for The Maryland State Police where he functioned as a flight paramedic for 27 years 1988-2015.  He is currently a flight paramedic with Commercial Medical Escorts completing world-wide fixed wing transports. Walter has worked with the Los Angeles Department of Health Services since 2002 in providing CAMTS consolation reviews for LA City, LA County Fired, and the LA County Sheriff's aviation units with the application of CAMTS standards.  Currently CAMTS 11th edition standards are utilized and he has been a lead site surveyor with CAMTS for 20 years visiting over 100 air medical programs that are either public operations of FAA Part 135 operations.  **CAMTS The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems

Class Descriptions  


Aero Medical Case Studies - Flight Physiology (**required for 418 certification) Guest Speaker – Lyn Riley RN, MICN, MEd An interactive seminar that applies key concepts from the Flight Physiology class. Physical, mental and physiological effects during flight are issues that all humans experience. A review of some of the body’s major compensatory mechanisms will be discussed relating to several stressors of flight. An understanding of some of these factors will assist the air transport professional to recognize changes in their patients with multiple comorbidities as well as in their own bodies.

Aircraft Down Drill- To be held as a multi-agency interactive drill to simulate implementing policies and procedures utilized if an aircraft should go down.  Day 1 will be held as a table top drill and day 2 will be a simulated exercise.  Guest speaker Walter Kerr will be presenting CAMTS with a focus on interactions with area agencies.  The presentation will aim to solve questions about the purpose of CAMTS and the advantages of achieving CAMTS accreditation.  Guest Speaker Patrick Jones from the NTSB. 

Aircraft Operational Systems and Safety (**required for 418 certification) Guest Speaker Scot Davison Pilot Chief Pilot LAFD AW139 EMS cabin familiarization, emergency procedures, night operations, helicopter safety around running aircraft, over water safety, sterile cockpit and collision avoidance procedures for helicopter crews.

Decompression Emergencies and Associated Contributing Conditions Guest Speaker Dave Danielson LAFD FFPM, TEMS Unit An interactive seminar that "dives" into decompression injuries and associated contributing conditions that emergency responders may see with diving injuries.  Topics will include High Altitude Sickness, Accidental Hypothermia, Heat Emergencies; Submersion Injuries; an overview of related Gas Laws; Dive Emergencies; Marine Envenomation; Hyperbaric Chamber; and Prehospital Transport Considerations. An understanding of these factors will assist the air transport professional to recognize decompression related conditions and the contributing factors that may create challenges affecting appropriate patient care.

EMS System and Communication Procedures (**required for 418 certification) Guest Speaker – Al Ruiz Chief/Paramedic for the Los Angeles City Fire Department Emergency responders, emergency medical services (EMS) and fire-rescue personnel need to share vital voice and data information across disciplines and jurisdictions to successfully respond to day-day incidents and large-scale emergencies.  This session will mainly cover the importance of voice communications utilizing the Motorola XTL, XTS and other aviation radios.

Field Care Audit  –  (Morning) Guest Speaker – Adrienne Roel RN, MICN, Long Beach Memorial Held as an interactive forum to review and discus pre-hospital audio recordings with the reference to policy and procedure. Focusing on Provider Impression

Field Care Audit – (Late Morning) Guest Speaker – Johnna Corbett RN Held as an interactive forum to review and discuss pre-hospital audio recordings focusing on Hospital and Pre-hospital recognition and response to stress and emotional trauma of the health care provider. 

Field Care Audit-(Afternoon) Guest Speaker Deanne Josing RN, MICN Henry Mayo Held as an interactive forum to review and discuss pre-hospital audio recordings with the reference to policy and procedure.  Focusing on EMS JEOPARDY!  Bring You’re A-Game!

Field Care Audit (Late Afternoon) Guest Speaker –Cheryl Adams RN, BSN, MICN, Northridge Hospital Medical Center Held as an interactive forum to review and discuss pre-hospital audio recordings with the reference to policy and procedure. Focusing on our pediatric population.

Gas Laws (**required for 418 certification) Guest Speaker - Marian Williams RN BN CEN CFRN CTRN A discussion of the gas laws will focus on how the changes in altitude affect air medical crews, patients, equipment and the environment inside our pressurized and non-pressurized flight cabins.

Helipad Safety Guest Speaker Guest Speaker LAFD Air Crew Focusing on helipad safety lectures to hospital personnel, which includes bringing in one of 2 types of helicopters, (Bell 412s or the Sikorsky "Firehawk") for hospital personnel to practice safety around the helicopter, egress and patient loading and unloading.

Innovation in EMS - Guest Speaker - Dr. Marc Eckstein

Intro to Sleep Deprivation and Fatigue (**required for 418 certification) Guest Speaker Marian Williams RN BN CEN CFRN CTRN  Sleep Deprivation and fatigue can have far-reaching effects on one’s cognitive and behavioral performance in the both the personal and professional arenas.  Some of the reasons for quality sleep loss and methods to combat this loss will be explored.

Policy and Procedures to include Los Angeles County prehospital care system (**required for 418 certification)

Rattlesnake Awareness

Safety Equipment and Aircraft Emergencies (**required for 418 certification)

Tactical EMS Unified Response to Violent Incidents Guest Speaker Jason Shelton LAFD FF/PM The world is ever changing and is so the way that first responders prepare, plan, respond and mitigate an active and violent threat.  Over the last several years there has been a dynamic shift in the unified response to these incidents and the interoperability between law, fire, and EMS.  The session will discuss the attributes of the program that the Los Angeles Fire Department has developed from the establishment of Tactical EMS, Rescue Task Force operations, and the newly implemented "Stop the Bleed" program for Los Angeles which is designed to educate the public on how they can help.  Discussion will be lead on joint training modalities, medical best practice in the warm zone, and command operations at a Tactical Law Enforcement Incident.  It is encouraged that attendee review FIRESOPE ICS 701 as well as California AB1598 prior to class.  


 **418 Certification includes ACLS, PALS and PHTLS which must be obtained independent of this conference.

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LAFD Air Operations 114
16617 W Arminta St
Los Angeles, CA 91406

Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

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