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Gillette to host Emergency Medical Services Conference

Gillette to host Emergency Medical Services Conference

Registration for EMS University is still open!

GILLETTE, WY—Registration is open for EMS University, hosted at CAM-PLEX Energy Hall Center, 1635 Reata Drive, on April 12-14. The event attracts more than 400 emergency medical professionals from across Wyoming and surrounding states to come together for three days to learn and discuss relevant patient care and management issues, and enjoy some networking.

Designed to provide continuing education credits for Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT), paramedics, first responders and industry safety personnel, EMS University conference tracks include courses in basic life support and advanced life support. Small teams can also sign-up to practice their skills in a life-like scenario competition. At EMS University, participants earn up to 19 hours of continuing medical education.

Detective Shawn Franklin of the City of Gillette Police Department will be instructing emergency medical professionals on how to preserve evidence at crime scenes and some dos and don’ts for working in the scene during a presentation dubbed Crime Scene Preservation at the conference. Other sessions include:

  • The Perils of Suspension Trauma, by Chris Ebright, Education Coordinator - National EMS Academy at Acadian Ambulance, will cover the physiological consequences of trauma to those who work at heights and wear safety harnesses, and what EMS professionals need to consider during treatment and transport
  • Cowboy Up and Die? The Wild World of Rodeo Trauma, by Ruben Farnsworth, NR-Paramedic, CCP-C, Critical Care Paramedic/ Instructor, RockStar Education and Consulting, will cover responding at rodeos, and how teams can stay safe in that environment while providing excellent patient care
  • I Touched WHAT?, by Robert Quintana, RPh, Campbell County Health, will cover the dangers first responders face when responding to medical call situations with drug overdoses
  • Treating 2: What to Expect When Your Patient is Expecting, by Josh Solaas, will discuss some of the critical complications that occur with pregnancy
  • And nearly 50 other sessions

Emergency responders attending EMS University are invited to attend a social on Friday, April 13 from 6-8 pm at Big Lost Meadery and Brewery, 106 S. Gillette Avenue in Gillette. Snack on appetizers from The Railyard, and enjoy good company.

Cost to attend all three days is $170; two days is $120; and one day is $60. Visit www.cchwyo.org/emsu to register and get more event information. Participants can also register at the door during the event with cash or check as payment.

EMS University is presented by Campbell County Health with support from Air Methods/Wyoming Life Flight, Guardian Flight and Region 1 Health Care Coalition.