Each year, the FASNY Emergency Medical Services Committee presents the EMS Conference in Selden, New York. The one-day event is packed with presentations that address the most contemporary and critical topics in the EMS community.
These invaluable sessions are complemented by a Pre-Conference Workshop eligible for Core CME credit hours in toxicology, cardiology, respiratory, psychiatric and EMS operations, among others.
The State of Emergency Medical Services in New York State
Presentation by Bureau of EMS, NYS Department of Health and NYSEMS Council
Long May You Run
Providing comfort and compassionate care to those in need is the very essence of what we as emergency service workers do. Our patient may forget what we say, but they will never forget how we make them feel. No doubt about it: emergency service work is a very rewarding career! Yet, there is a dark side. Burnout, stress and poor health are serious problems we all face – unless we learn how to stay balanced. “Long May You Run” gives you the tools allowing that balance to occur between work, family, health, friends and your own spirit.
First Responder Resiliency
Oftentimes what we experience on horrific calls are a normal reaction to an abnormal situation. Resiliency is the ability to bounce back from adversity. It comprises a set of attitudes, skills and behaviors that can be learned. The key to resiliency is not the elimination of stress, but the development of the skills needed to manage stress in an optimal way. First responders are capable of growing from their experience as opposed to becoming a victim of them. This session introduces the audience to an evidence-based program describing the 12 skills of First Responder Resiliency.
Presented by: Mike Grill, MS NREMT-P
Pediatrics represent just 10 percent of EMS call volume nationwide. This causes us to be uncomfortable with these patients and often afraid of these calls. A review of pediatric patients and tools for assessing them will allow the learner to put their mind at ease for their next pediatric patient. Participants will be more comfortable with assessing pediatric patients by having more knowledge about children and assessment techniques.
Presented by: Jason Haag, CCEM-P, CIC
Emerging Drugs of Abuse
This presentation will introduce new trends in drug abuse and the clinical effects associated with each of these drugs. Presented will be treatment options for acute effects in the field as well as in an HCF. Also covered will be drug-seeking behavior identifiers to be aware of together with current initiatives on a State and Federal level in response to this epidemic. Responder coping and well-being with these types of calls will also be covered and discussed in this presentation.
Presented by: Michele Caliva, MA, RN, CSPI