2017 AEMTA Symposium & Trade Show Schedule
AEMTA EMS Conference 2017 PreCons
(All PreCons are Free of Charge)
ASIST – APPLIED SUICIDE INTERVENTION SKILLS TRAINING
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don’t need any formal training to attend the workshop—anyone 16 or older can learn and use the ASIST model. Studies show that the ASIST method helps reduce suicidal feelings in those at risk and is a cost-effective way to help address the problem of suicide.
ASIST participants will learn to: 1) understand the ways that personal and societal attitudes affect views on suicide and interventions; 2) provide guidance and suicide first aid to a person at risk in ways that meet their individual safety needs; 3) identify the key elements of an effective suicide safety plan and the actions required to implement it; and 4) appreciate the value of improving and integrating suicide prevention resources in the community at large.
FUNDAMENTALS OF AIRWAY MANAGEMENT (BASIC)
An Airway Course designed specifically for BLS (First Responder, EMT, and Advanced EMT) providers. This 4 hour course is designed for Basic and Intermediate EMS providers and other medical professionals who may be required to manage a patient’s airway before transport to a hospital. Gain Critical Airway Knowledge and Skills in Airway Anatomy, Techniques for opening the airway, Proper BMV techniques, External Laryngeal Manipulation (ELM), Extraglottic Devices, and Assisting with intubation. In order to get 4 hour credit, you must attend this course from 8am-Noon, however, you are welcome to attend the full 8 hour course.
ESSENTIALS OF AIRWAY MANAGEMENT (ADVANCED)
This 8 hour course is designed to optimize Airway Management without medication for ALS providers. You will learn critical airway management techniques — including use of video laryngoscopy and other advanced imaging devices, extraglottic devices, and cricothyrotomy; learn a simple approach to airway assessment; work with experienced faculty who know the unique challenges facing EMS providers; use proven airway devices in small group sessions; practice decision-making and airway techniques in Code Airway stations; and face the most challenging patient scenarios in a no-risk environment. Hands-on Training in Crucial Airway Topics include: difficult and failed airway management; video laryngoscopy and other advanced imaging devices; pediatric airway management; endotracheal tube introducers (bougie); surgical cricothyrotomy; extraglottic devices; CPAP and BiPAP; and confirmation with capnography. This course will be from 8am-5pm with an hour break for lunch and you must attend all 8 hours.
Need to renew you AHA CPR, ACLS, or PALS?
We have you covered at the
AEMTA Educational Symposium 2017
1) Go to www.onlineaha.org/courses
2) Purchase and complete the online Heartcode course you need to renew
3) Print your completion certificate & bring to conference
4) Pick a time to checkoff your skills & show up (see schedule for times & location)
5) Bring your certificate, checkoff your skills, pay the $10 card fee and sign the roster.