Annual EMS Conference

Selden, NY

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.

Past Presentations

The State of Emergency Medical Services in New York State
Presentation by Bureau of EMS, NYS Department of Health and NYSEMS Council

45 Years of Tragedies
First Responders have always had to respond to both natural and manmade disasters, but the tragedy that occurred on September 11, 2001, changed the lives of Americans forever! We as first responders have to turn the mirror on ourselves and ask the tough question: “Are we ready?” The world tragedies of the past force first responders to be specially trained for unusual events such as active shooters, school shootings, acts of terrorism, bombings, civil disorder, protests, hurricanes, tornadoes and floods. During this session, we will take a look at what we really do and will show that we do more than give people a ride in an ambulance!

Bicycles, Bats, Balls and Trauma Calls
This session helped first responders, EMTs, paramedics, nurses and physicians better understand sports injuries that occur in neighborhood ballparks. During this session, we will take a look at some of the most common types of sports injuries to children and teenagers from Little League through high school.  We will review how children are often injured while riding bicycles, skateboarding and playing baseball, football or soccer. We will discuss the treatment for sprains, strains and injuries caused by repetitive sports. We will also discuss sports-related trauma calls such as fractures, head injuries and blunt trauma.

Critical Choices: Decision Making in an Emergent Situation
Emergencies require critical choices with minimal information. Psychosis? Metabolic disorders? Overdoses? Trauma? Cardiovascular disasters? Dr. Zesut breaks down multiple scenarios and critical case studies in an informative and entertaining discussion. Learn to identify situations where early identification can lead to positive outcomes for your patients.

A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Medicine Go Down: Patient Relations in Emergent Situations
Emergency situations are high-stress critical moments where seconds count. Tactical decision making can be the difference between an organized calm treatment plan and chaos. Dr. Zesut brings his background in customer service, having worked and trained customer relations at the Walt Disney Co., into the health care setting. Learn to defuse and calm any situation to provide the best care possible.