TEMSEA 2020 Conference Agenda

Day 1
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Mastering the AEMT Cognitive Examination is designed to bring educators to the table to discuss the components of the National EMS licensure examination at the Advanced EMT level. Additionally, educators will be able to discuss methods to ensuring that a program’s curriculum is designed to adequately prepare students for successful completion of the licensure examination and for their first patient as an entry level Advanced EMT.

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David Blevins
Eric McCullough

0800-0900

Session 1

Mastering the AEMT Exam

Instructor

Coordinator

Regional consultant meeting for Tennessee I/Cs and I/As. Chip Cook will do the regional consultant update.

0930-1030

Regional Consultant Meeting

with Chip Cook

Instructor

Coordinator

Learning the hundreds of drugs encountered in EMS on patient calls seems nearly impossible to students and teaching them is often painful to instructors. This presenter has developed a method of teaching that includes a schedule, lesson plans, guided practice, quizzes and a memory and classification system for students and instructors. If teaching pharmacology is your responsibility, then this session is a must!

Heather Davis

1100-1200

Session 3

Instructor

Coordinator

How to Teach Pharmacology

Everything you do as an educator either contributes to excellence among your students or tears it down. Do you wish students wanted to work harder? Wanted to be the best? You can make them want it! This session will make sense of the science behind human motivation and show you how that research can be applied to our classrooms. Many of the techniques behind peak performance are very easy to implement. Why not give your students a fighting chance at greatness? After all, each one of them is a reflection of you!

Heather Davis

1230-1330

Session 4a

Psyching for Success

Instructor

Coordinator

Over the past 15 years EMS has transformed from paper charting to an all-electronic charting system of data collection. While data has become a great resource for many agencies, the use of NEMSIS data has distracted providers from writing a tell the story narrative. As result, many EMS agencies have lost revenue and/or suffered greatly from auditors due to the lack of supporting documentation required by CMS (Medicare). This transformation has mandated

more emphasis on the collection of data. However, CMS requires narratives to be descriptive and include copious objective observations and findings at the time of transport, thus dropdown data field are not able to describe.

The presentation will discuss that data fields, and written narratives serve two very different, but equally important and necessary purposes, neither of which can replace the other.

Phillip Sanderson

1230-1330

Session 4b

Documentation Good, Bad, and Ugly

Provider

Kiersten Espaillat, DNP

1400-1500

Session 5

Provider

Suspicious Stroke

Jason Koger became the first bilateral arm amputee in the world to be fitted with multi-articulating bionic hands after losing both hands in a traumatic ATV accident in 2008. Today, he encourages others to live a life without limitations by spreading his favorite message: Why survive when you can thrive?

Jason Koger

1530-1630

Session 6

Provider

Why Survive When You Can Thrive?

Day 2

Congenital heart disease (CHD) is an overarching term describing a spectrum of clinical outcomes derived from any number of defects that are present in the structure of the heart at birth. Cyanotic congenital heart defects are due to the defects in the circulatory system present at birth that give a bluish tint to the skin. Cyanosis is a result of the shunting of blood from the right side to the left side of the heart, decreasing the oxygen saturation and increasing the content of de-oxygenated hemoglobin in the blood. This presentation will discuss the pathology of cyanotic CHD, the various types of anomalies encountered, and the emergency treatment of children in crisis. Delivered in an easy to understand and plain English manner, this session will give the provider and educator confidence when approaching a case of cyanotic CHD.

Rick Slaven

0800-0900

Session 1

Provider

Pediatric Cyanosis

The Special Needs Awareness Program is designed with one purpose in mind, to assist first responders who may interact with people who have special needs.  Because nearly 30% the State of TN has a disability according to the CDC.  First Responders are as likely as or more likely than first responders in other states to encounter people with special needs.  That is why this training is so critical. 

Skyler Phillips

0930-1030

Session 2

Provider

Special Needs Awareness

This is a comprehensive overview of child maltreatment to provide education on the identification of child maltreatment, recognition of sentinel injuries of abuse, and tools for EMS providers caring for patients of suspected child physical abuse. This talk was created by Dr. Chris Daly, Chief Resident Pediatrics at Vanderbilt, and Dr. Heather Williams of the Vanderbilt Child Maltreatment team in collaboration with Lee Blair and Jennifer Dindo of the Department of Pediatric Emergency Services at the Monroe Carell Jr Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt with the goal of furthering child abuse education for EMS providers.  

Dr. Chris Daly

1100-1200

Session 3

Provider

Child Abuse

Tennessee EMS education update required for all I/Cs and I/As to attend. Director Brandon Ward. 

1230-1330

Session 4A

Tennessee EMS Update

Director Brandon Ward

Instructor

Coordinator

The basics of Neonatal Resuscitation with 6 easy steps to help remember. We will provide delivery and neonatal simulation to show the equipment and process of resuscitation

Mary Lee Lemley

1230-1330

Session 4b

Provider

6 Quick Tips to NRP

Derrick Edwards

1400-1500

Session 5

Instructor

Coordinator

Understanding the Role of Stress in Responder Burnout

EMS providers interact with individuals throughout their communities, from the most affluent to the least advantaged. It is important that these providers understand how social determinants of health (SDoH) including a person’s social interactions, physical environment, access to health services, and other societal factors may impact a person’s wellbeing.  EMS educators can incorporate these lessons into their classrooms to encourage future EMTs, AEMTs, and paramedics to recognize the social and health inequities which may have led to a person’s poor health status.

Kevin Spratlin

1530-1630

Session 6

Instructor

Coordinator

Social Determinants of Health and EMS