EMS Today Brings First-Rate EMS Conference to Washington, D.C.

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TULSA, Okla., Nov. 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PennWell's EMS Today Conference and Exposition, now on its 33rd year, brings together EMS professionals through high-quality continuing education, networking events, and an exhibit hall boasting the latest life-saving technology.

Attendees will fully grasp, within moments of walking through the doors of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, why EMS Today is delivering the entire experience for EMS personnel worldwide.

Stellar educational offerings throughout the four-day event

The Advanced Airway: Cadaver Lab is one of 20 workshops being offered at EMS Today. This comprehensive 4-hour hands-on workshop will challenge attendees' knowledge of basic anatomy and will review advanced airway management skills. This is a great opportunity for EMS professionals to practice these skills via a hands-on cadaver lab.

The Resuscitation Academy, presented by the faculty of the internationally-recognized Resuscitation Academy from Seattle, Washington and Howard County, Maryland, is a 4-hour preconference workshop held on February 5, 2014. It will be fast paced, informative, and hands-on. Attendees will take home the latest information and techniques on resuscitation science, such as the "pit crew" approach, to help your EMS system increase ROSC and cardiac arrest survival rates.

Another preconference workshop we are offering is the Mini Med School for Paramedics on February 5th. In this 8-hour class, participants looking to advance his/her knowledge base will hear medical school level lectures relevant to EMS providers. Important concepts in physiology, hemodynamic monitoring, and clinical assessment will be discussed. An introduction to radiological interpretation will be presented for chest x-rays and CT scans of the head. A collection of rare ICU cases will be presented in an EMS/field relevant context.

The conference program is comprised of six tracks: BLS/ALS Clinical, ALS Clinical, Management & Operations, Tomorrow's Healthcare System, Education and Special Focus. Examples of presentations attendees will hear about are: "Cardiac Arrest Team Dynamics: Yes, We Can Save More Lives", "Coping with the Changing EMS Environment in the Fire Service", "Scar Avoidance – Lessons Learned from Mobile Healthcare Implementation", "Medical Management of Complex Incidents Involving Improvised Explosive Devices and Mass Shootings", "Heat Trap: Treating Vehicular Hyperthermia in Children", and an Ambulance Chassis Roundtable. Manufacturers that will be part of this dynamic discussion are: Ford Motor Co., Freightliner Trucks, General Motors, International Trucks, Mercedes Sprinter and Ram Trucks.

Alexander Garza, MD, MPH, former Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs and Chief Medical Officer for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, will present the opening keynote. Dr. Garza will address how we can improve the quality of care within EMS and its role in the larger healthcare system.

Steve Berry, BA, NREMT-P will bring his unique and humorous perspective to surviving the BS (Bureaucratic Suffering) with "Crossing the Toll Bridge To Future Healthcare. Do You Have the Right Change?" in the closing keynote.

Special events

Special events are another area that EMS Today separates itself from other EMS conferences. The JEMS Games is a fun, challenging and educational experience for emergency medical personnel that puts them in the middle of the action. Teams of three have their skills put to the test in a fast-paced, live competition. For rules, regulations and registration form, visit www.EMSToday.com/jems-games.html.

New this year, EMS Today is incorporating a "MCI City" area and scenario to its exhibit hall. MCI City will include:

  • A disaster scenario scene
  • Transportation and support vehicle area Treatment and rehab area
  • Disaster response training, simulation and moulage
  • Command vehicle/trailer area
  • Incident command vests, gear, flags, cones and lights
  • Communications and command
  • Scene lighting and power generators and other disaster response equipment

To view EMS Today's Event Guide, which includes detailed information on all of its sessions, workshops, speaker bio's and events, go to www.EMSToday.com.

Online registration is open and attendees are encouraged to register by December 16th, 2013 to take advantage of its early bird discount.

About PennWell

Founded in 1910 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, PennWell Corporation is a privately held and highly diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions for the following industries: Oil and gas, electric power generation and delivery, hydropower, renewable energy, water and wastewater treatment, waste management, electronics, optoelectronics, fiber-optics, aerospace and avionics, LEDs and lighting, fire and emergency services, public safety, and dental. PennWell publishes over 130 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents, and has an extensive offering of books, maps, websites, research and database services. In addition to PennWell's headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma and significant presence in Houston, Texas to serve the global oil and gas industry, the Company has major offices in Nashua, New Hampshire; London, England; San Diego and Mountain View, California; Fairlawn, New Jersey; Moscow, Russia; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Hong Kong, China.

CONTACT: Danette Ward Sr. Marketing Manager, PennWell P: 918.832.9379 danettew@pennwell.com

Source:PennWell Corporation