Ken Williams, MD. Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Brown University. Physician Medical Consultant at the RI Department of Health, EMS Division will present on the following topics:
1] Critical Care Transport
When should you call a helicopter for your patient, and when is it the wrong idea? This session will review the types of critical care transport programs, discuss their staffing, scope of practice, vehicle capabilities, and indications for their use. Participants will also become aware of various educational and professional development resources available for those interested in critical care transport.
2] Administration of EMS
Where do EMS Protocols come from? Why do EMTs in other states have access to different drugs? Why is EMS moving to new provider titles (EMT, Advanced EMT, and Paramedic)? This session will discuss the administrative structure of the United States EMS system, explain variations between jurisdictions, and briefly describe the new EMS provider levels.
Mathew Siket, MD. Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Brown University. SPOITRAS Acute Stroke Research Fellow will present on:
3] Saving Brain
Prehospital recognition, management and neuroprotective strategies in acute cerebrova