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May 9, 2019

The second iteration of FlightBridgeED's prehospital conference does not disappoint.  The second day brought thought provoking concepts and a great review of critical syndromes that we don't often encounter.  The challenging topics of shame in EMS and process improvement were also tackled.

 

For more information on this year's conference check out the website: https://www.flightbridgeed.com/index.php/fast-19

@FlightBridgeED #FAST19

 

Per usual, we assembled an all star panel to discuss the highlight's of the day's event. The panel included:

 

Michael Perlmutter @DitchDoc14

Cynthia Griffin @CMGrffn

Samuel Ireland @ireland_sam1

Billie Sell @flight_sell 

And your guest host, Andrew Merelman @amerelman

 

 

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May 8, 2019

The second iteration of FlightBridgeED's prehospital conference does not disappoint.  The first day was filled with not only thought provoking lectures on the bleeding edge of prehospital medicine but also insightful discussions about mental health, peer support and decision fatigue. 

 

For more information on this year's conference check out the website: https://www.flightbridgeed.com/index.php/fast-19

@FlightBridgeED #FAST19

 

Per usual, we assembled an all star panel to discuss the highlight's of the day's event. The panel included:

 

Rebekha Spratt (aka Bex) @medibrat

Michael Perlmutter @DitchDoc14

Andrew Merelman @amerelman

Michael Brown @FireMedicFPC

 

And your host, Faizan H. Arshad @emscritcare

 

 

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May 8, 2019

In dealing with the critically ill, some will require an advanced airway.  Many of these patients will be challenging to oxygenate and ventilate and also have underlying pulmonary pathology and physiologic shunt.  The ideal approach to pre-oxygenation and denitrogenation has been controversial. Using standard equipment in parallel to optimize our patients’ hemodynamics has also been controversial (eg. Nasal Canula + BVM with separate oxygen sources as part of pre-oxygenation protocol) and not universally accepted.  In addition, apneic oxygenation with a nasal canula at high flow rates has not been universally adopted despite advocacy by emergency airway experts.  This year, the ENDAO trial – EmergeNcy Department use of Apneic Oxygenation Versus Usual Care During Rapid Sequence Intubation: A Randomized Controlled Trial - showed no difference in lowest mean oxygen saturation between the two groups.  To quote the authors, “application of AO during RSI did not prevent desaturation of patients in this study.”  Despite this, many continue to recommend the use of AO for emergent airways.  In this lecture we will review the protocols, various application techniques , study the objective evidence behind these practices and discuss best practices for our patients to optimize the airway prior to laryngoscopy.

 

Presentation Objectives:

  1. The Definition of Pre-oxygenation and Denitrogenation
  2. The various means to achieve ideal pre-oxygenation: Ventilator with BVM Mask, Oxylator with BVM Mask, BiPap Machine with BVM Mask, BVM with PEEP Valve and Pressure gauge
  3. Review of the ENDAO and Fellow Trials
  4. Ultimate understanding of out-of-hospital best practices for approach to the hypoxic patient requiring advanced airway

 

 

Jan 31, 2019

An in depth and personal interview with Brian LaCroix, president of Allina health who has helped develop the EMSgrit.org website.  Bringing a toolkit to mental health and helping develop the core attributes of Resilience and Self care while mitigating social stigma.

Jan 31, 2019

Join us as we dig into this controversial conversation on paramedic degree programs.  This is a joint position statement from the National Association of EMS Educators, The National EMS Management Association, and the International Association of Flight and Critical Care Paramedics.  Please find the position paper here:

 

https://www.emsworld.com/sites/emsworld.com/files/2018-10/joint_position_statement_on_.pdf

Jan 31, 2019

EMS Nation and crew wrap up the World Trauma Symposium's dynamic speaker panel and take away lessons for you to integrate into your medical response today!

 

#NAEMT #EMSWorldExpo18 #EMSNation

Apr 11, 2018

https://ampa.org/

 

Join our distinguished Panel Discuss the Highlights of Day 2!

 

@CMGrffn Dr. Cynthia Griffin

@87MD1 Dr. Chris Fullagar

@MattRoginski Dr. Matt Roginski

@ALatimer13 Dr. Andrew Latimer

@ChuckSheppard Dr. Chuck Sheppard

@LuigisDad Sam Matta RN, East Coast Heli Ops 

@UCAirCareDoc Dr. Bill Hinckley

@Crit_Care_Excel Michael C. Berrier NRP, FP-C, NPT, AAS

@AshleyLiebig Ashley Liebig (all around badass)

Dr. Damon A. Darsey

AND your Host

@EMSCritCare Dr. Faizan H. Arshad

 

Hosted by @AmpaDocs #CCTMC18

 

 

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~Faizan H. Arshad, MD @emscritcare

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Apr 10, 2018

https://ampa.org/

 

Join our distinguished Panel Discuss the Highlights of Day 1!

 

@87MD1 Dr. Chris Fullagar

@ktcollopy Kevin T. Collopy, BA, FP-C, CCEMT-P, NRP, CMTE

 

@UCAirCareDoc Dr. Bill Hinckley

@CMGrffn Dr. Cynthia Griffin

@LuigisDad Sam Matta RN, NRP

@AshleyLiebig Ashley Liebig (all around badass)

@EMSCritCare Dr. Faizan H. Arshad

 

Hosted by @AmpaDocs #CCTMC18

 

 

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Feb 28, 2018

The World Trauma Symposium: 

https://www.naemt.org/events/world-trauma-symposium

NAEMT: 

http://naemt.org/

EMS World Expo:

http://www.emsworldexpo.com/

 

Episode #66 Latest on Pelvic Binders from Both Military and Civilian Perspectives #WTS17 #PHTLS #EMSWorldExpo17 with Col. Stacy Shackelford, MD

Col. Shackelford is the chief of performance improvement at the Joint Trauma System Defense Center of Excellence for Trauma Joint Base in San Antonio, Texas.  She is also an attending trauma surgeon at the San Antonio Military Medical Center. Col. Shackelford is a member of the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care, led the TCCC guideline review and update for pelvic binders, and has deployed four times as a combat surgeon and as the director of the Joint Theater Trauma System.  Col. Shackelford was commissioned through the U.S. Air Force Academy, attended medical school at Tulane University and general surgery residency at the University of Utah.  After completing a Trauma and Critical Care fellowship at the University of Southern California, Col. Shackelford was assigned as Director of Education at the Air Force Center for Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills at the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.  She is an instructor for the Defense Institute for Medical Operations.

 

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Feb 28, 2018

The World Trauma Symposium: 

https://www.naemt.org/events/world-trauma-symposium

NAEMT: 

http://naemt.org/

EMS World Expo:

http://www.emsworldexpo.com/

 

Episode #65 Controversies in Needle Decompression #WTS17 #PHTLS #EMSWorldExpo17 with Julie Chase, MSED, FAWM, TP-C @ISDMedic

 

Julie Chase is a tactical medicine instructor in Berryville, Va.  She has worked in public and private venues as a firefighter, paramedic, educator and administrator, and has taught in many countries, assisted with remote clinics and emergency services and is a National Disaster Medical System Response Team Member.  She was an operational and tactical medicine instructor at a federal agency, a curriculum developer, contributing author, and reviewer for publication and accreditation organizations.  Julie holds a Master in Postsecondary and Adult Education, a Bachelor in Paramedicine, and an Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences in Fire Science. 

 

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