2018 Schedule Coming Soon!

Pre-Conference – Friday, September 29, 2017

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Oak Room ABC

NAEMSE Instructor Course Level 1

Chris Nollette

The National EMS Instructor Courses have been designed and developed in accordance with the DOT/NHTSA 2002 National Guidelines for Educating EMS Instructors & the National Education Standards. The IC1 course represents the didactic component and practical application of the educational process for EMS educators specified in over 40 States EMS Rules.

Additional Fee:
Association Member $295.00
Non-Member $395.00

Registration: http://naemse.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=994050&group=

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Augusta A/B

National Registry Refresher


Carrie Gillilan

Carrie has served as the Clinical Coordinator at Gaston College Department for EMS Education since 2005. Currently holds the position of Vice Chair for the North Carolina Association of EMS Educators.

Additional Fee $20

Pre-Conference – Saturday, September 30, 2017

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Oak Room ABC

NAEMSE Instructor Course Level 1

Chris Nollette

The National EMS Instructor Courses have been designed and developed in accordance with the DOT/NHTSA 2002 National Guidelines for Educating EMS Instructors & the National Education Standards. The IC1 course represents the didactic component and practical application of the educational process for EMS educators specified in over 40 States EMS Rules.

Additional Fee:
Association Member $295.00
Non-Member $395.00

Registration: http://naemse.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=994050&group=

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Auditorium II

What is all the Fuss About the Bird Flu?

Wendy Gade

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Auditorium II

OEMS Instructor Workshop


Robbie Amerson


Todd Messer


Zach Stutts


San Juan Timmons

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Auditorium III

Emergency Services Supervisor Boot Camp

Jonathan Politis

Starting in emergency services in 1971, Jon has served in many capacities: firefighter, ski patroller, Paramedic, Paramedic Program Coordinator, State EMS Training Coordinator and EMS Chief. He has served on the Board of Directors of the National Registry of EMTs, Committee on Accreditation for the EMS Professions, been co- investigator of original research and authored numerous articles and texts. He served as the Chief of the Town of Colonie EMS Department from 1989 to 2010 when he retired. During his tenure as Chief, he lead Colonie EMS to two national awards, two regional awards and the New York State EMS service of the year for 2010.

Additional Fee $100

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Auditorium IV

EMS Chief 101

Rob Glover

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Morehead/Biltmore

Difficult Airway

Michael Keller

Michael Keller has been in emergency services for more than thirty years, functioning as a paramedic and paramedic educator. He is one of the original authors of The Difficult Airway Course: EMS, which debuted in 2004.

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Pebble Beach

Pig Heart Dissection ECG Lab


David Glendenning

David works as an Education Specialist for Southeastern Emergency Equipment and New Hanover Regional EMS in the role of Education/Outreach Support Officer. He has over 20 years experience as a paramedic, educator, author, and has sat on several advisory role positions.


Todd Baker

Todd Baker is currently the Director of Clinical Education Services for Southeastern Emergency Equipment. He has over twenty years of paramedic experience starting as a field provider and working his way up to Field Training Officer. Todd has also worked for the North Carolina State Office of EMS and participated in many advisory roles.

Limit 20

Additional Fee $20

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Cedar A/B/C

EMS Research Summit


Ginny Renkiewicz

Ginny is an Academic Editor and has been involved in EMS for over 17 years as a credentialed Paramedic and Level II Paramedic Instructor. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Emergency Medical Care, a Master in Health Science with a focus in EMS Education (both from Western Carolina University), and is working on her PhD at Rush University.

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Augusta A/B

National Registry Refresher


Carrie Gillilan

Carrie has served as the Clinical Coordinator at Gaston College Department for EMS Education since 2005. Currently holds the position of Vice Chair for the North Carolina Association of EMS Educators.

Additional Fee $20

Pre-Conference – Sunday, October 1, 2017

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Oak Room ABC

NAEMSE Instructor Course Level 1

Chris Nollette

Additional Fee:
Association Member $295.00
Non-Member $395.00

Registration: http://naemse.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=994050&group=

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Auditorium II

e-Training Officer Boot Camp


Kelly Kirk

Recognized by his peers as “the pioneer in online learning,” Kelly has been involved with e-Learning since 2000. He has built online programs for everyone from community EMS agencies and Community Colleges to International Clients like ITLS, Medic CE, and Medic Alert.

Additional Fee $20

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Auditorium III

Emergency Services Supervisor Boot Camp

Jonathan Politis

Starting in emergency services in 1971, Jon has served in many capacities: firefighter, ski patroller, Paramedic, Paramedic Program Coordinator, State EMS Training Coordinator and EMS Chief. He has served on the Board of Directors of the National Registry of EMTs, Committee on Accreditation for the EMS Professions, been co- investigator of original research and authored numerous articles and texts. He served as the Chief of the Town of Colonie EMS Department from 1989 to 2010 when he retired. During his tenure as Chief, he lead Colonie EMS to two national awards, two regional awards and the New York State EMS service of the year for 2010.

Additional Fee $100

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Auditorium IV

Pediatric Emergency Assessment Course


Bob Page

President
Edutainment Consulting and Seminars, LLC 1990 – Present
A company dedicated to providing high quality seminars to medical and education professionals worldwide

Director of Emergency Care Education 1993 – 2010
St. John’s Regional Health System; Springfield, Missouri

Paramedic Program Instructor/Coordinator, Director of Regional EMS Education Entity.
Developed Multi-Lead Medics a 12 Lead ECG interpretation program for our EMS system that has utilized out-of-hospital 12 Lead ECG’s and thrombolytics. Developed Capnography program for EMS System. Initiated continuing education, quality improvement and competency training program for city / rural system that covers 35,000 square miles with over 250 providers and 30,000 calls annually. Developed Human Patient Simulation Lab

Additional Fee $20

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Morehead/Biltmore

Difficult Airway

Michael Keller

Michael Keller has been in emergency services for more than thirty years, functioning as a paramedic and paramedic educator. He is one of the original authors of The Difficult Airway Course: EMS, which debuted in 2004.

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Cedar A/B/C

EMS Research Summit

Ginny Renkiewicz

Ginny is an Academic Editor and has been involved in EMS for over 17 years as a credentialed Paramedic and Level II Paramedic Instructor. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Emergency Medical Care, a Master in Health Science with a focus in EMS Education (both from Western Carolina University), and is working on her PhD at Rush University.

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
WFBMC

Cadaver Teaching Lab (CLASS IS FULL)


Jeff Hinshaw

Jeff is a clinical instructor with the Department of Emergency Medicine at Wake Forest School of Medicine and also functions as Deputy Medical Director for Forsyth County Emergency Services. He has almost 30 years of ED and EMS experience in both large and small systems.

Limit 30

OFFSITE CLASSES

1:30 PM – 5:30 PM
WFBMC

Cadaver Teaching Lab (CLASS IS FULL)



Jeff Hinshaw

Jeff is a clinical instructor with the Department of Emergency Medicine at Wake Forest School of Medicine and also functions as Deputy Medical Director for Forsyth County Emergency Services. He has almost 30 years of ED and EMS experience in both large and small systems.

Limit 30

OFFSITE CLASSES

General Sessions – Monday, October 2, 2017

9:15 AM – 10:30 AM
Guilford F/G

A Survivors Story


Elle Snow

Elle Snow, a survivor of Domestic Sex Trafficking, is helping to lead the battle against commercial sexual exploitation through prevention education, training, and advocacy. Born a natural speaker, Elle invites classes to look past the common myths and misconceptions that surround the world of the commercial sex industry. Elle has been honored by her local Soroptimist, Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, and both local and national politicians. She is a member of Soroptimist International, and National Survivor Network,an active board member with Humboldt DV Services, and a proud graduate of Rebecca Bender Initiative’s Elevate program. Elle is the President and Founder of Game Over, and anti-trafficking organization in California.

Elle currently trains medical, youth, community members, foster parents, service providers and law enforcement, on the reality of Human Trafficking in America. Elle is more than a survivor. In her off time, she is an artist, a cook, a sister, and daughter.

11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Guilford F/G

Become an EMS Professional

Keith Wesley

Professionalism has nothing to do with whether or not you are paid. It is, instead, dependent on your mental perspective of the role you play in your patient’s life. In this lecture Dr. Wesley explores the definition of professionalism and examines the root causes for its too often absence in EMS and Healthcare in general. Through an honest self appraisal Dr. Wesley will guide you to a better understanding of what it means to truly be professional.

Objectives:

  1. Discuss the reasons for unprofessional behavior in EMS.
  2. Compare and contrast Values vs. Ethics.
  3. Explore our own Ethics and discuss how they impact the care we provide.

Concurrent Sessions – Monday, October 2, 2017

1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Auditorium I

High Performance Ambulance Safety


David McGowan

David McGowan has more than 35 years of experience in Emergency Medical Services serving as a clinician and administrator for fire and hospital based services. Mr. McGowan is recognized nationally for his expertise in ambulance safety programs. He has had many speaking engagements at national EMS conferences and has authored numerous publications.

1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Auditorium II

The New Sepsis

Kevin Collopy

Kevin is the clinical outcomes manager for AirLink/VitaLink CCT where he oversees the program’s education, research, and quality management programs. Kevin has published over 130 articles and research abstracts, he’s a nationally known presenter, serves on the EMSWorld Editorial Advisory Board, and is the IAFCCP Board President.

1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Auditorium III

Spirituality at 60 MPH


Gary Wiemokly

Gary is a patient care provider, educator, administrator, and EMS Coach. He is a dynamic, energetic, caring, and motivating speaker whose unique sense of humor and depth of EMS knowledge comes across in vibrant and fun presentations. Gary is the current EMS Chief for the Town of Enfield, CT. and with over 40 years in EMS, Gary still runs calls!

1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Auditorium IV

Rapid Pediatric Assessment


Patricia Dusty Lynn

Responsible for evaluation of Trauma processes through out the continuum of acute care.
Gives feed back to all participants of trauma care-EMS, ED ICU and acute care when necessary concerning opportunities for improvement in trauma care.
Organizes and moderates weekly PI Trauma Service PI meetings as well as monthly multidisciplinary Trauma Service meetings.
Collaborates with various agencies and services to implement identified processes and plans to improve trauma care.
PCM TRIALS August 2014- Present Certified Mobile Research.

1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Colony B/C

Human Factors in EMS


Jamie Todd

A UK Paramedic for 22 years, Jamie is a paramedic educator and consultant and works with EMS services across Europe. He has a keen interest in Airway management as the European Course Director for the Difficult Airway course EMS and is working towards creating a stronger acceptance of Human Factors as a major influencer in EMS clinical outcomes.

1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Guilford E

Community Education: Stop Hiding


David Glendenning

David works as an Education Specialist for Southeastern Emergency Equipment and New Hanover Regional EMS in the role of Education/Outreach Support Officer. He has over 20 years experience as a paramedic, educator, author, and has sat on several advisory role positions.

1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Guilford F

Hurricane Matthew: No Water & Too Much Water


Robert Ivey

Commander, Lumberton Rescue and EMS, Inc. Have served in the commander’s position for 16 years, and have served as a volunteer for 38 years. Serve as an area director for the North Carolina Association of Rescue and EMS. Received Order of the Long Leaf Pine in 2007. Graduate of UNC Charlotte EMS Management Certificate program in 2012.

1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Pebble Beach

Just Culture in EMS


Peter Dworsky

Peter is the Director for MONOC EMS in NJ, He’s responsible for Risk Management, Safety and Emergency Management. He’s the President–elect of the International Association of EMS Chiefs. He’s the State EMS Task Force Safety Officer and a Deputy OEM Coordinator, routinely speaks at National conferences and published numerous EMS textbook chapters.

1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Guilford G

Trauma Interactive


Bob Page

President
Edutainment Consulting and Seminars, LLC 1990 – Present
A company dedicated to providing high quality seminars to medical and education professionals worldwide

Director of Emergency Care Education 1993 – 2010
St. John’s Regional Health System; Springfield, Missouri

Paramedic Program Instructor/Coordinator, Director of Regional EMS Education Entity.
Developed Multi-Lead Medics a 12 Lead ECG interpretation program for our EMS system that has utilized out-of-hospital 12 Lead ECG’s and thrombolytics. Developed Capnography program for EMS System. Initiated continuing education, quality improvement and competency training program for city / rural system that covers 35,000 square miles with over 250 providers and 30,000 calls annually. Developed Human Patient Simulation Lab.

1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Morehead

Sports Equipment Scenarios


Jeff Hinshaw

Jeff is a clinical instructor with the Department of Emergency Medicine at Wake Forest School of Medicine and also functions as Deputy Medical Director for Forsyth County Emergency Services. He has almost 30 years of ED and EMS experience in both large and small systems.

 

3:15 PM – 4:30 PM
Auditorium I

NC EMS Research: A Year in Review


Michael Hubble

Mike is the Director of Graduate and Distance Programs in Emergency Medical Care at Western Carolina University and has been a paramedic for 30 years. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in business administration and economics and a doctorate in Policy Sciences with an emphasis in EMS Management.

 

3:15 PM – 4:30 PM
Auditorium II

Low Cost High Value Community Medicine

Rachel Stemerman

Rachel Stemerman is currently the Quality Assurance Coordinator for Orange County Emergency Services in North Carolina. She attained her Masters of Public Health from University of North Carolina and has been grant writer for EMSGrantsHelp.com for the past 3 years.

 

3:15 PM – 4:30 PM
Auditorium III

Lifestyles in EMS, Buckle up for the Ride


Gary Wiemokly

Gary is a patient care provider, educator, administrator, and EMS Coach. He is a dynamic, energetic, caring, and motivating speaker whose unique sense of humor and depth of EMS knowledge comes across in vibrant and fun presentations. Gary is the current EMS Chief for the Town of Enfield, CT, and with over 40 years in EMS Gary still runs calls!

 

3:15 PM – 4:30 PM
Auditorium IV

Traumatic Brain Injury in Pediatric Patients


Patricia Dusty Lynn

Responsible for evaluation of Trauma processes through out the continuum of acute care.
Gives feed back to all participants of trauma care-EMS, ED ICU and acute care when necessary concerning opportunities for improvement in trauma care.
Organizes and moderates weekly PI Trauma Service PI meetings as well as monthly multidisciplinary Trauma Service meetings.
Collaborates with various agencies and services to implement identified processes and plans to improve trauma care.
PCM TRIALS August 2014- Present Certified Mobile Research.

3:15 PM – 4:30 PM
Colony B/C

Nightmare Diseases


Sandy Hunter

Dr. Sandy Hunter is a Nationally Registered Paramedic and a Professor with the Paramedicine program at Eastern Kentucky University. Dr. Hunter earned an undergraduate degree in emergency medical care from Western Carolina University, an MAEd. in health education from EKU and a Ph.D. in educational psychology from University of Kentucky.

3:15 PM – 4:30 PM
Guilford E

How does Telehealth Fit into EMS


Charles A. Blankenship

25 yrs. EMS experience and 15 yrs. Emergency Management. Still teaching, have been involved in Adult education for 18 yrs. Have 12 yrs. Search and Rescue experience, almost 10 yrs. of that as a K9 handler. 6 yrs. Military experience US Army.

Leading 5 departments Regional Transport, Behavioral Health Transport, Medcom Communications Center, Fleet Management and Community CaraMedics for Mission Health that operates 6 Hospitals, including a Level II Trauma center. Serving 18 Counties in the western region of NC doing over 30,000 transports/yr. Community CaraMedic program provides Mobile Integrated Healthcare in support of our Population Health program and ACO Mission Health Partners. Medcom handles 92,000 calls/yr. and facilitates our system one call STEMI line.

3:15 PM – 4:30 PM
Guilford F

Ethical Challenges in EMS


Keith Wesley

Dr. Wesley is a board certified emergency medicine physician and subspecialty board certified in Emergency Medical Services Medicine. He is the EMS Medical Director for HealthEast Medical Transportation in St. Paul, MN. Dr. Wesley has served as the State EMS Medical Director for both Minnesota and Wisconsin and has authored several EMS textbooks.

 

3:15 PM – 4:30 PM
Guilford G

What is a Fair Wage


Jackson Déziel

Jackson is Assistant Professor of Emergency Medical Care at Western Carolina University. He has 15 years of urban and critical care EMS experience and conducts research on EMS policy and economics.

 

3:15 PM – 4:30 PM
Biltmore

Sports Equipment Scenarios


Jeff Hinshaw

Jeff is a clinical instructor with the Department of Emergency Medicine at Wake Forest School of Medicine and also functions as Deputy Medical Director for Forsyth County Emergency Services. He has almost 30 years of ED and EMS experience in both large and small systems.

 

Concurrent Sessions – Tuesday, October 3, 2017

9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Auditorium I

PEA: Finding the Gold in the Garbage

Michael Berrier

Michael is a flight paramedic, consultant, and founder of Critical Care Excellence, LLC. His career began in 1987 as a junior firefighter, and continued as a paramedic since 1996. Michael has local, regional and national speaking credits. His experience includes EMS, administration, critical care transport and remote medicine in the Gulf of Mexico.

 

9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Auditorium II

Community Paramedic to Mobile Integrated HC


Daren Ziglar

Daren has been with Forsyth County EMS since 1988, beginning as a part-time EMT. Daren now serves as Assistant Chief of Emergency Services overseeing the departments MIH Program, Billing, Compliance, Quality Management, and Training Divisions. Daren has also been with the Walkertown Fire Department since 1984 currently serving as Assistant Chief.

 

9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Auditorium III

Virtual Reality Cases


Robert Moore

With more than 20 years of experience leading, Mr. Robert A. Moore, MBA, EMTP, has been recognized for his ability to embrace the need for change. He has supervised many direct reports along with responsibilities in teaching, reporting, planning and forecasting. Mr. Moore has led several initiatives, implementing new systems on-time or ahead of schedule, and below budget. Mr. Moore spent 10 years in the United States Navy as a Corpsmen where he was assigned to United States Marine Corps Units and specialized in the treatment and management of situations involving weapons of mass destruction. After leaving the military, Mr. Moore taught the Department of Homeland Security’s Weapons of Mass Destruction for Healthcare Providers curriculum at Texas A&M University. There he used patient simulators to teach and demonstrate the pathophysiology of WMD agents. Additionally, Mr. Moore held the position of Program Director at the University of Missouri Kansas City, School of Medicine, University of Alaska, the University of Hawaii School of Pharmacy and the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine. Mr. Moore throughout his career has been consulting with numerous colleges and universities in the area of patient simulation integration.

 

9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Auditorium IV

Stroke Recognition


Joseph Grover

Joseph Grover, is currently the Medical Director of Orange County Emergency Services and a Clinical Assistant Professor at UNC. He completed his emergency medicine residency at UVA in Charlottesville, VA and completed an EMS Fellowship at UNC. Prior to medical school, he served for 10 years as a volunteer EMT-B in Maryland.

 

9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Colony B/C

National STEMI Project


James Jollis

James G. Jollis, MD, FACC, trained in economics and medicine, is a practicing cardiologist and one of the founding members of the Duke Clinical Research Institute. His outcomes research team developed predominant methodologies in large databases and advanced regression analyses. Outcomes research is concerned with translating evidenced based thera.

9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Guilford F

Recognizing Child Abuse


Kirk Mittelman

Capt. Kirk is a 36-year veteran of EMS and Public Safety, most recently retiring From EMFD as the EMS Coordinator and Paramedic Captain. Capt. Kirk teaches all levels of EMS and wilderness medicine, is the owner of Mt Nebo Training and is currently an Associate Professor and the EMS/Paramedic Director for the College of Southern Idaho.

9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Guilford G

Get’n Old – Go’n Slow


Keith Wesley

Dr. Wesley is a board certified emergency medicine physician and subspecialty board certified in Emergency Medical Services
Medicine. He is the EMS Medical Director for HealthEast Medical Transportation in St. Paul, MN. Dr. Wesley has served as the
State EMS Medical Director for both Minnesota and Wisconsin and has authored several EMS textbooks.

9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Biltmore

Approaching Alzheimer’s


Denise Young

Denise Young has been a Regional Manager for the Alzheimer’s Association, Western Carolina Chapter, for 3 years. In her role, she provides education to both professionals and families to improve their understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and provides services for those affected by the disease, and their families across western North Carolina.

 

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Auditorium I

PASSION, Catch It – Share It


Kirk Mittelman

Capt. Kirk is a 36-year veteran of EMS and Public Safety, most recently retiring From EMFD as the EMS Coordinator and Paramedic Captain. Capt. Kirk teaches all levels of EMS and wilderness medicine, is the owner of Mt Nebo Training and is currently an Associate Professor and the EMS/Paramedic Director for the College of Southern Idaho.

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Auditorium II

High Risk OB & EMS, What Could Go Wrong?


David Paine

David is a flight paramedic with Wings Air Rescue in Marion, VA, flying on occasion into North Carolina. He spent 16 years working from the bottom up in EMS in western NC from basic, intermediate, and paramedic, to training officer, supervisor, and assistant director before transitioning to helicopter EMS. He is proud to call NC home.

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Auditorium III

In Harm’s Way, Simulation to Protect EMS


Donald Garner, Jr.

Don Garner has over 20 years of experience in EMS and is currently the Deputy Director of Professional Development for the Wake County EMS. He is also an adjunct instructor for the Department of Emergency Medicine at the UNC School of Medicine. Don is a published author, researcher and lecturer who holds multiple instructor credentials.

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Auditorium IV

Improving Clinical Outcomes


David Miles

David A. Miles, Ph.D. is the VP of Leadership & Human Resource Development at the Consulting Firm of Cebollero & Associates. He has been in the EMS profession for over 26 years and had been an EMS educator since 1992. Dr. Miles is passionate about equipping EMS providers with the tools they need to improve their clinical & leadership practice.

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Colony B/C

Eradicating Mental Health Stigma


Sam B. Gray

Dr. Sam Gray has been a licensed doctoral-level psychologist in North Carolina since 2005.  His experience includes working at Broughton State Psychiatric Hospital; managing his private forensic practice; overseeing the Methodist Home for Children funded through the Department of Public Safety, as a chief psychologist; and performing psychological evaluations with the FMRT Group since its beginning.

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Guilford E

Medical Director Update – Part 1


Tripp Winslow

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Guilford F

Tomorrow’s Paramedics


Jeffrey Hammerstein

Jeffrey Hammerstein is Asst. Chief over Community Outreach for Wake County EMS and has been active in the Wake County EMS System since 1985. Starting as an EMT, he became a paramedic, then FTO, District Chief, and finally Asst. Chief in 2014. As PIO he has multiple interactions with media on incidents large and small.

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Guilford G

Emergency Management for EMS


Peter Dworsky

Peter is the Director for MONOC EMS in NJ. He’s responsible for Risk Management, Safety and Emergency Management. He’s President–elect of the International Association of EMS Chiefs. He is also the State EMS Task Force Safety Officer and a Deputy OEM Coordinator and routinely speaks at National conferences and published numerous EMS books/chapters.

1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Auditorium I

Fool Me Once, Shame on You, Fool me Twice, Shame on Me: Case reviews of atypical stroke and stroke mimic presentations


Emily Parks

Emily Parks is currently the Stroke/Education Coordinator for Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital. She has been a nurse for 15 years with expertise in critical care and stroke nursing and is certified in both areas. Emily is first and foremost a patient advocate and believes through training everyone can develop the confidence to do the same.

 

1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Auditorium II

To Be or Not to Be? Critical Care Paramedic Education


Nathaniel McCoy

Staff Critical Care Paramedic at AirCare Critical Care Transport, Watauga Medics, Inc. Training Officer, Watauga County Rescue Squad Training Officer.

 

1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Auditorium III

Extended Trauma Care

Michael Crater

Graduate of Western Carolina University. Paramedic since 1994. Instructor in multiple disciplines since 1994 as well.

 

1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Auditorium IV

Who You Gonna Call – Poison Control or 911?


Alexa Steverson

Alexa Steverson is the Content and Education Strategist for the Carolinas Poison Control Center. Her job is to help the residents of North Carolina know more about how they can benefit from poison control services. Alexa is the past Public Education Committee Chair of the American Association of Poison Control Centers.

 

1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Colony B/C

Providing a Clear Picture for Airway Success


Steven Howell

Steven Howell is the Captain over EMS Education in Wilmington North Carolina for New Hanover Regional Medical Center EMS. Steven has held various positions throughout his career beginning as an EMT basic in the mountains of Western North Carolina and progressing to Paramedic and Educator.

 

1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Guilford E

Medical Director Update – Part 2


Tripp Winslow

 

1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Guilford F

That Wasn’t Very Nice, But Was it Harassment?


Kirk Mittelman

Capt. Kirk is a 36-year veteran of EMS and Public Safety, most recently retiring From EMFD as the EMS Coordinator and Paramedic Captain. Capt. Kirk teaches all levels of EMS and wilderness medicine, is the owner of Mt Nebo Training and is currently an Associate Professor and the EMS/Paramedic Director for the College of Southern Idaho.

 

1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Guilford G

Toxic Trends in Teens


Christine Murphy

Dr. Murphy is an Emergency Medicine physician and Medical Toxicologist with Carolinas Poison Center and Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. She is currently the Program Director for the Medical Toxicology fellowship and has a significant interest in pediatric toxicology and substance abuse.

 

1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Biltmore

From the Front Seat to the Hot Seat: Leadership isn’t Just a Title

Eric Morrison

Morrison is currently the EMS Director of Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

 

3:15 PM – 4:30 PM
Auditorium I

Airway: We’re Doing it Wrong

Michael Berrier


Jeff Hinshaw

Michael is a flight paramedic, consultant, and founder of Critical Care Excellence, LLC. His career began in 1987 as a junior firefighter, and continued as a paramedic since 1996. Michael has local, regional and national speaking credits. His experience includes EMS, administration, critical care transport and remote medicine in the Gulf of Mexico.

 

3:15 PM – 4:30 PM
Auditorium II

Syncope in Children: When to Worry or Not


Eric Hawkins

Currently, I work as a faculty at Carolinas Medical Center in the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Carolinas Medical Center EMS Fellowship program. I am also have the pleasure to serve as the Medical Director for Union EMS and Anson EMS as well as the Assistant Medical Director for CMC Special Events Medicine.

 

3:15 PM – 4:30 PM
Auditorium III

Bringing hope to supporting the gift of tissue, organ and eye donations

Sarah Seiler

Facilitate the link between emergency services and donation opportunities. Increase awareness of the organ, tissue and eye donation process.  Demonstrate current trends and usage of tissue grafts. Provide insight into the effects of tissue donation on donor families and recipients.

 

3:15 PM – 4:30 PM
Auditorium IV

You Took What? Prehospital Recognition of Toxidromes


Joseph Grover

Joseph Grover, MD is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina Department of Emergency Medicine and Medical Director of Orange County Emergency Services. He completed his EM residency at the University of Virginia in 2014, and an EMS fellowship at UNC in 2016.

 

3:15 PM – 4:30 PM
Colony B/C

Permission to be Human


Tina Brookes

Dr. Brookes provides training, consultation, and direct support on a national level regarding leadership, team development, and the human stress response. She has trained thousands of individuals and recently provided CISM support to the Townville, SC school shooting. She is a 2017 graduate of the Duke Leadership Program in Integrative Healthcare.

 

3:15 PM – 4:30 PM
Guilford E

Determining Capacity in Patient Refusing Care


Darrell Nelson

Dr. Nelson is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and program director for the EMS and Disaster Fellowship Program at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He has 32 years of experience in prehospital and emergency medicine and serves as the NCCEP EMS Committee Co-Chairman and the NCCEP EMS Protocol Committee Chairman.

 

3:15 PM – 4:30 PM
Guilford F

Overdose Crisis: It’s Time to Stop the Cycle


David Glendenning

David works as an Education Specialist for Southeastern Emergency Equipment and New Hanover Regional EMS in the role of Education/Outreach Support Officer. He has over 20 years experience as a paramedic, educator, author, and has sat on several advisory role positions.

 

3:15 PM – 4:30 PM
Guilford G

In Home Medication Reconciliation and Management

Sarah Rivenbark

Sarah Rivenbark began her career in Emergency Medical Services in 1993. Employed with New Hanover Regional EMS since 2000, she was one of the two paramedics selected to help build their Community Paramedic Program in 2013 and completed her community paramedic education at Hennepin Technical College in Minnesota.

 

3:15 PM – 4:30 PM
Biltmore

FirstNet


Brent Williams

Brent Williams is the FirstNet Senior EMS Advisor, having joined the organization in October 2015. Since January 2002, Brent served as the EMS Radio Communications Consultant to the EMS and Trauma Systems Section of the Michigan Dept of Health and Human Services. In that role, he served as the subject matter expert for the Department on EMS radio communication systems and requirements. During that same time, he also worked as an independent consultant for many local units of government, providing a diverse range of services related to radio communication system design, FAA and FCC licensing assistance, propagation studies, and tower construction.

Brent’s “real world” public safety experience includes 11 years as a police patrol officer and over 20 years as a practicing paramedic. He retains his State of Michigan Paramedic License, first earned in 1978.

Banquet – Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Everyone is to be seated by 6:30 PM

General Session – Wednesday, October 4, 2017

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Guilford G

Not My Addiction – Video Presentation


Ray Kemp

“Not My Addicition” is a video production produced by EMS filmmaker, Ray Kemp, that gives EMTs, paramedics, firefighters, and police a close-up and in-depth understanding of the opiate abuser as a patient and to challenge the ever-increasing myths and stigma towards opiate addiction. The video production includes actual opiate overdose incidents filmed with EMS along with compelling interviews with opiate addicts that detail their struggle including their experiences and challenges after being revived with Narcan. Ray Kemp will also share his experience with his own daughter’s heroin addiction and how it changed his own opiate addiction stigma.

Barbara Geiger
Upton Associates
bugeiger@uptonassociates.com
919-872-2224

Debra Nichols
Registration Coordinator
Debra.A.Nichols@dhhs.nc.gov
919-855-3935