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2nd Annual CENTRAC Pre-Hospital Trauma Conference

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Central Lakes College

501 West College Drive

Brainerd, MN 56401

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This conference will provide Emergency Medical Services personnel with relevant knowledge to better manage, assess, and treat patients with trauma related emergencies and to improve essential components of service operations. Registration is open to any pre-hospital personnel including Fire & Rescue, EMS, Law Enforcement, First Responders, etc. Accredited contact hours and POST credits will be available.


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7:30 am to 8:00 am Registration and Reception- Chalberg Theatre


8:00 am to 8:15 am Welcome- Chalberg Theatre


8:15 am to 9:45 am Opening General Session

I35 Bridge Collapse: Kurtis Bramer, MA, EMT-P, CEM-MN, Former Deputy Chief of Operations, Hennepin EMS

The presentation begins with a multimedia photo montage with audio from the 911 calls and radio transmissions from EMS and Fire. The goal is to take the audience behind the scenes of the photos, and give context and story to the images often seen in the media. The overall success of the EMS response to the bridge collapse is the result of dedicated personnel, multi-agency cooperation, great regional participation, a common response plan, and luck. The presentation will highlight key components of the response – what worked well and what could have gone better. One of the successes was the incredible mutual aid response and the regional planning that prepared the responders for just such an incident. Participants should take away specific ideas on ways to better prepare themselves and their organizations for a “once in a life-time” event.


9:45 am to 10:00 am Break


10:00 am to 11:00 am Breakout Session One OR Driving Course: Morning Session (2 hours)

Breakout Session Options:

  1. ABC’s of Burn Care; Jody Rood, RN, BSN, Burn Nurse Clinician Regions Hospital Burn Center, St. Paul, MN

    Discusses the initial assessment, care and treatment of the burn patient.

  2. Time Critical Care!; Rob Pearson, NRP- Fire Service Instructor, EMS Educator, North Memorial Ambulance/AirCare, and Assistant Fire Chief for the City of Maple Grove

    Critical patients need us to make quick decisions, accurate interventions and rapid transport. This session will explore the concept of time critical interventions, controlling your response to Adrenaline and setting priorities. First Responders, Police Officers, Firefighters and EMS all experience stress. This session will teach you how to control it!

  3. Simulation session; LifeLink III, Central MN EMS Region, and St. Cloud Hospital Simulation Media Department

    Participate in the assessment and stabilization of trauma patients using high fidelity simulation mannequins. This is a hands on and very interactive session.

OR

Driving Course : Morning Session (2 Hours, limited to the first 8 participants to register)

EMS Driving Course; MN Highway Safety & Research Center

Awareness level training that will be reinforced with slow speed, precision maneuvers. Approximately 1 hour of classroom training will reinforce the hazards and risks faced by emergency responders while behind the wheel. Attendees will be provided some easy take-aways to help better protect themselves while driving emergency vehicles. In addition, there will be approximately 1 hour of behind the wheel training in which we will provide some very basic skills training that will focus on effective mirror usage, backing and understanding vehicle tracking and pivot point.


11:00 am to 12:00 pm Breakout Session Two OR Driving Course: Morning Session (cont)

Breakout Session Options:

  1. Improving outcomes of critically injured patients: EMS matters; Tim Held, MPNA, Deputy Director, MDH Office of Rural Health and Primary Care

    EMS is a vital link in the healthcare continuum. Without it, patients in need of time critical care for conditions such as trauma, stroke, anaphylaxis and cardiac emergencies will suffer unnecessary disability and death. This session will focus on rural EMS’ role in the statewide trauma system by providing helpful background and regional data, with an emphasis on non-threatening improvement strategies.

  2. Wow, that looks bad! You need to go to…; Tom Nixon, MSPM, Toward Zero Deaths Coordinator-Minnesota Dept of Transportation

    Patients presenting different injuries require different resources and will need to go by the right mode of transport to the properly designated facility. Attendees will be familiarized with trauma guidelines for injury severity and capabilities of different transport modes. Additionally, a brief overview of the statewide trauma system will be presented to aid in scene to destination determination. Lastly, scene safety and landing zone resources will be covered. Cases will be explored to anchor the concepts.

  3. Simulation session; LifeLink III, Central MN EMS Region, and St. Cloud Hospital Simulation Media Department

    Participate in the assessment and stabilization of trauma patients using high fidelity simulation mannequins. This is a hands on and very interactive session.

OR

Driving Course Option: Morning Session (continued)

If you selected the Driving Course for the 10-11am time slot, you will continue on to the behind the wheel portion of the driving course session for the 11am-12pm time slot.


12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Lunch (included in registration)


1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Breakout Session Three OR Driving Course: Afternoon Session

Breakout Session Options:

  1. Evidence Preservation and Patients in Police Custody; Investigator Craig Katzenberger, Crow Wing County Sherriff’s Office

    Session will address partnering with law enforcement while providing patient care, balancing the issue of providing proper care and still preserving evidence. The speaker will address the trends in the collection of evidence and the challenges faced by law enforcement today and the issues that may be encountered when providing care to patients in custody.

  2. Simulation session; LifeLink III, Central MN EMS Region, and St. Cloud Hospital Simulation Media Department

    Participate in the assessment and stabilization of trauma patients using high fidelity simulation mannequins. This is a hands on and very interactive session.

OR

Driving Course: Afternoon Session (2 hours, limited to the first 8 participants to register)


2:00 pm to 3:00 pm The Road to Resilience or the Road to Ruin?: OR Driving Course: Afternoon Session

The Road to Resilience or the Road to Ruin?: Kurtis Bramer, MA, EMT-P, CEM-MN, Former Deputy Chief of Operations, Hennepin EMS

EMS is a demanding career – complicated by the fact that competent performance is often enhanced by the stressful nature of the work. Statistics on the toll paid by EMS workers, including both their physical and mental health, are alarming. While this is not new, only recently have these issues come to the forefront through the media and trade journals reporting on EMS workers with PTSD; or worse, cases of suicide.

This presentation will challenge long-held beliefs about how EMS work impacts one’s health, life, and the lives of family and friends. It will lay out new ideas grounded in research, including:

  • What is a critical incident.
  • Why empathy and EMS do not work well together.
  • What EMS workers are feeling, and why.
  • How EMS culture is embedded with forces, from its inception, that discourage effective stress management.
  • Why resilience, the ability to ‘bounce back’, can and must be learned, encouraged, and practiced.
  • The road to ‘Ruin’ is definable, predictable…and can be corrected.

This presentation will discuss specific stress management techniques, and present ways to intervene for yourself, your partner, and others to avoid a potentially tragic, downward spiral.

OR

Driving Course Option: Afternoon Session (continued)

If you selected the Driving Course for the 1pm-2pm time slot, you will continue on to the behind the wheel portion of the driving course session for the 2pm-3pm time slot.


3:00 pm to 3:15 pm Break


3:15 pm to 4:15 pm Closing General Session

“BANG! SPLATT! KAPOW!: Load and Go for the Peds ED”: David Hirschman, MD, Associate Trauma Medical Director, Children’s Minnesota

Using trauma cases presented in an interactive format, Dr. Hirschman will help attendees improve their assessment skills and challenge everyone to think critically and act efficiently when treating injured children.


4:15 pm to 4:30 pm Evaluations/Wrap Up




FAQs

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact Sara Stolt at sara.stolt@centracare.com or (320)251-2700 with any questions.

Can I update my registration options for the breakout sessions?

There may be some flexibility to attend a different breakout session time depending on the session. Please email Sara Stolt with any questions.

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