July 23 – 27, 2018
JW MARRIOTT DESERT RIDGE RESORT
PHOENIX, ARIZONA

Program

Pinnacle engages attendees with no-holds-barred exploration of the most relevant topics in the changing world of EMS. You’ll receive up-to-the-minute information, insight into emerging trends, and real-world tools you can use to get results in your organization.

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  • PINNACLE POWER SEMINARS

    Monday, August 7
    8:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

    PINNACLE POWER SEMINARS

    CLINICAL BEST PRACTICES 2017: WHAT DOES THE LATEST EVIDENCE TELL US?

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    The creation of a culture of science and information continues to gain momentum in EMS, thanks to the work of pioneering researchers and a growing body of evidence.

    In this educational and interactive seminar, some of the leading minds in prehospital care will examine the latest clinical research and trends, providing participants with an insightful look at which new developments will change EMS practice—and which ones won’t be around next year.

    This session will shed light on current clinical innovations (and challenges), new mechanisms to make quality improvement efforts more effective and efficient, how EMS can participate in large-scale population health research projects, and a look at some of the most cutting-edge clinical innovations available today and in the future

    (Note: Participants registered for this workshop will receive articles to read prior to attending the session to facilitate discussion.)

    You will learn:

    • Current research initiatives and their implications for your EMS system
    • Evidence-based ways to address the opioid crisis, sepsis and other issues facing EMS providers today
    • How to prepare for, and take advantage of, anticipated shifts in standards of care and priorities
    • New innovations and technologies that will have a positive impact in your system

    Leading EMS researchers Scott Bourn, PhD, former Senior Vice President Quality Measurement and Improvement at Evolution Health; David Page, MS, Director of the Prehospital Care Research Forum at UCLA; Ed Racht, MD, Chief Medical Officer, AMR, and Angus Jameson, MD, EMS Medical Director, Pinellas County, Florida, will facilitate this session.

    Sponsored by the Prehospital Care Research Forum at UCLA


    Monday, August 7
    1:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

    PINNACLE POWER SEMINARS

    CONTROVERSIES IN EMS: SEPARATING MYTH AND REALITY

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    Clinical, operational, and regulatory debates continue to smolder across the country. Does ALS really make a difference in outcomes? Should units be based in stations, fully deployed in the field, or a combination? Should systems be designed as all ALS or tiered? Can ALS first responders really maintain clinical competencies? Should vehicle specifications be mandated? Does a degree really matter for EMTs and medics? Even the use of lights and sirens and the appropriateness of employing response time as a critical indicator are still debated. The list goes on and on.

    In this thought-provoking session you will be engaged (or possibly enraged) to take a position and support it through several debates. If you don’t want to contribute, participate, and have fun while challenging your assumptions, this session might not be for you.

    You will learn:

    • How evidence and research are shaping future EMS strategies
    • To separate myths from reality in current controversies
    • How to develop a logical approach to a controversial topic
    • To use contemporary evidence in presentations with local government officials

    Ray Barishansky, MPH, is Deputy Secretary for Health Planning and Assessment at the Pennsylvania Department of Health and a member of the EMS World Editorial Advisory Board; Skip Kirkwood, JD, is Director of Durham County EMS in North Carolina; and Scott Bourn, PhD, is former Senior Vice President Quality Measurement & Improvement at Evolution Health.

    Sponsored by EMS World


  • MAIN CONFERENCE
  • BONUS SESSIONS
  • SPECIAL MEETINGS & EVENTS

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