2020

OREGON EMS CONFERENCE

"The Year of the Virus" Virtual Conference

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Thursday 5 November 2020

Postponed to Saturday, 12 December 2020

Times are Pacific Time Zone

TIME

PRESENTER

TOPIC

CATEGORY 

LOCATION 

0800-1700

OR EMS Association

All Hazards Disaster Response- NAEMT Course

ALL


**ATTENTION**  Current circumstances dictate that we postpone this class.  Our main instructor is serving on one of the wild-fires and then is being deployed for COVID in another part of the country.  We would like to move it to Saturday, December 12th.  Those already registered can either receive a refund, or we can credit them for the December date (an email has been sent to those registrants). Anyone who wants to register and participate on December 12th can do so. If the class reaches capacity, it is our intent to open another one. 

FlightBridgeED Sessions

These sessions have been moved into the Fri/Sat main conference. Due to various fire disaster and pandemic matters, several instructors could not remain committed on Thursday so those who are available are presenting Fri/Sat.


Friday 6 November 2020

GENERAL SESSION, WELCOME AND HOW THIS WORKS - ANNOUNCEMENTS

0800-0810

TIME

PRESENTER

TOPIC

CATEGORY

SESSION # 

0815-0915

Kelly Grayson

Life, Death and Everything in Between

General 

1

0930-1030

Nancy Magee

Stop The Funk-How Clean is Your Ambulance

ALL

2

0930-1030

Matthew Eschelbach

Time is Muscle- Do EMS Actions Affect Patient Outcomes?

ALS

3





1100-1200

Curtis Ryun

Changes in Burn Treatment

BLS

4

1100-1200

Kelly Grayson

When Normal is Not Normal

ALS

5





LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH



1300-1400

Billie McNeely

Elder Abuse Signs, Symptoms and Mandatory Reporting

All

6
1300-1400
Jason Halsey
Trends in Fluid Resuscitation
Critical Care/ALS 7
     

1415-1515

Nance Magee

Granny Fell Down and Gramps Can’t Poop

BLS

8

1415-1515

Curtis Ryun

Latest Research and Updates for Burn Management

ALS 9





1530-1630

Jason Halsey

Common Pediatric Emergencies-Lecture

Critical Care/ALS

10
1530-1630
Kelly Grayson
Remember Three Things
General
11








Closing Remarks





Saturday 7 November 2020

0800-0810 GENERAL SESSION, WELCOME BACK

TIME

PRESENTER

TOPIC

CATEGORY

SESSION #






0800-0915

Ed Racht

COVID-19   The not so subtle lessons learned that changed our lives

General

12



0930-1030

Ed Racht

Yikes.  What’s that coming out of you?  Clinical clues in excretions and secretions…

ALL

13

0930-1030

Bruce Hoffman

Chest Radiography:
A Case-Based Approach

Critical Care / ALS

14





1100-1200

Jan Lee

Nobody Raves About Average….15 Customer Service Skills That Matter

ALL

15

1100-1200

Mike Verkest

The Science of RSI - A procedural and literature-based discussion


Critical Care / ALS

16







LUNCH








1300-1400

Bruce Hoffman

The OMI: A Look Beyond the Streets

Critical Care/ALS

17

1300-1400

Nancy MaGee

You Ate What?  

BLS

18





1430-1530

Mike Verkest

The Slippery slope of Permissive Hypotension

Critical Care/ ALS

19

1430-1530

Steve Pengra

Assessment and treatment considerations of Airway and Breathing Emergencies

BLS

20

1600-1700

Steve Pengra

Toxicological Emergencies- BLS

Common hazards and treatment considerations when responding to a Toxicological Emergency

BLS

21







Speaker Biographies for 2020 Virtual Conference 

Dr. Matthew M Eschelbach, MS,DO, CPE, FACEP, FAAPL has been involved in Oregon EMS for nearly 30 years.  He has been the physician advisor for several EMS agencies and maintains his dedication to both education and quality initiatives.  He has worked with EMS in Oregon and at the national level. Currently he is the Medical Director for Undergraduate Medical Education for the St Charles System in Bend, Oregon in addition to being the EMS and Trauma director.  He is on the faculty of several medical schools in Oregon and throughout the country.  He is a published author in EMS and Emergency Medicine and a proponent of Provider Wellness. He is dedicated to the advancement of EMS and strives to bring excellence to all EMS providers. 

Kelly Grayson has been a Critical Care Paramedic and EMS Educator for twenty-five years. He teaches extensively in the "alphabet soup" disciplines such as ACLS, PALS, BLS, PHTLS, PEPP, GEMS, AMLS and so on, and has taught and administered all levels of EMT courses, from First Responder through Paramedic. Kelly is president of the Louisiana Association of EMS Educators and a board member of the LA Association of Nationally Registered EMTs. He currently works as a critical care paramedic for Acadian Ambulance in southwest Louisiana and is the owner and founder of MEDIC Training Solutions. He is an award-winning columnist for EMS1.com and EMS World Magazine. His books, En Route and On Scene, are available through Amazon and booksellers nationwide.

Jason Halsey, RRT Jason been has been a RRT since 2004, and flight RRT with AirLink since 2006.  He is currently the Professional Development Manager for Med-Trans Corporation and performs the initial and ongoing training for Med-Trans air medical staff

Brad Kastner, BS, NREMT-P and Oregon Licensed Paramedic with over 40 years in the EMS and Fire/Rescue service.   Brad is Affiliate Faculty for AHA and NAEMT.  He instructs at the college and national level.  Is a member of a NDMS DMAT, along with an IMT.  Currently serves as President of the Oregon EMS Association. 

Jan Lee, NREMT-P, OREMT-P- After a life changing auto accident, Jan Lee left a successful radio broadcasting career to join EMS. 32 years later-she’s still loving it! Having served in EMS starting as a volunteer EMT then as a Paramedic in the Midwest, she moved her family to Oregon where she has served as a Field Paramedic, FTO, Clinical Director, Operations Manager, PIO and Hospital Liaison for Metro West Ambulance, Inc.  In addition, Jan has served as a medical mission Paramedic to Ethiopia; as a long time NAEMT instructor; as a local, state and national speaker; has been the recipient of local, state and national awards. She mixes her love of EMS with the importance of customer service and communication skills. 

Nancy Magee has been active in EMS for 18 years. As a self-employed business owner and consultant for 25 years 

She is also an EMT & AEMT instructor, field supervisor and Director of Marketing and Client Relations for an EMS Management Service Organization, Nancy combines marketing savvy and management perspective with a volunteer’s heart. Her workshop series “Redesigning Volunteer EMS-A Volunteer Survival Guide,” is aimed at helping volunteer EMS agencies overcome fiscal, leadership, and recruitment and retention challenges.

She is the author of ‘REDESIGNING VOLUNTEER EMS,  and has presented at conferences around the country.

Billie McNeely-Johnston is the State Financial Exploitation Specialist at Aging and People with Disabilities. She was a police officer for over seven years with the cities of Scappoose, Tigard and Hillsboro. She then moved on to work as a fraud investigator with the State of Oregon Employment Department and was recognized in the last year of service for finding over one million dollars of unemployment benefits paid out due to fraudulent claims. Billie acts as a certified Instructor at DPSST for the Elder Abuse Investigations Basic Police Class. She sits on a variety of task forces and elder abuse committees, and presents on Elder Financial Abuse to bankers, credit unions, security task forces, CPA’s, law enforcement and District Attorney’s. She currently resides in Salem with her husband and daughter and their two dogs.  

Steve Pengra is a retired Fire Captain/Paramedic, Steve started his EMS service in 1980, as a volunteer. FF/EMT with Bend Fire Department.   His first career position was with Sunriver Fire Department in 1988.   He jointed Redmond Fire Department in 1995 retiring on July 30th, 2018 after 23 years

He is currently the Paramedic Adjunct Instructor with Central Oregon Community College’s Paramedic Program, AHA Faculty in BLS, ACLS and PALS, Regional Faculty for NAEMT PHTLS.  He and his wife Beth of 30 years live in Redmond and have two grown children, Emily and Joshua.

Dr. Ed Racht is the Chief Medical Officer of American medical Response, the largest EMS provider in the nation. He also serves as the Associate Chief Medical Officer of Evolution Health, an Interprofessional practice of mobile integrated healthcare. He has been involved in Emergency Medical Services and healthcare systems for 28 years. 

Most recently, he served as the Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs for Piedmont Newnan Hospital in Metro Atlanta. Prior to this, Racht was the first full-time Medical Director for the Austin/Travis County Emergency Medical Services System, where he spent 13 years. The System was nationally recognized in the Institute of Medicine’s Report on the state of emergency care for its collaborative approach to challenging healthcare integration issues.

Racht is the recipient of numerous awards including being named EMS Medical Director of the year for the State of Texas, the American Heart Association’s Paul Ledbetter MD Physician Volunteer of the Year Award, and being named a “Hero of Emergency Medicine” in 2008 by the American College of Emergency Physicians. In 2015, he was the first recipient of the Joseph P. Ornato Excellence in Clinical Leadership Award and in 2011 received the Slovis Award for Educational Excellence by the US Metropolitan Municipalities Medical Director Consortium. In 1997.Racht lives in Austin, Texas and has three teenagers that remind him of those insightful words from his mother for all those years, “you just wait until you have kids of your own”…

Dr. Mike Shertz is a board-certified Emergency Medicine & EMS physician and is a founding member of the Guidelines Committee for the Committee on Tactical Emergency Casualty Care. In addition, he serves as the the medical director for the Hillsboro Fire Department in Oregon, the Washington County Sheriff's Office Tactical Negotiations Team, as well as several other private corporations. Dr. Shertz is a former US Army Special Forces Medic (18D) with over ten years in that role. Dr. Shertz is the lead instructor & owner of Crisis Medicine, a training company offering CAPCE accredited online education in Tactical Casualty Care and Tactical Emergency Casualty Care.

Curtis Ryun, BSN RN Education and Outreach Coordinator Legacy Oregon Burn Center has been part of the Legacy Health Systems since 1980.  In his current role he has been responsible for successful burn education and outreach program aimed at decreasing the number of burn injuries seen in Oregon and the region. His lectures focus on the prevention and care for burns 




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