Education

EMT

This year, you do not need to pre-register for the sessions you would like to attend. You simply need to show up and scan your badge to enter any session.

At WEMSA® 2021, each day will offer up to 5.0 Hours of CAPCE-accredited EMS Continuing Education Credits (per day), for a total of 15.0 hours for all levels of providers in categories of BLS, ALS, Critical Care, Mental Health, and Operations.

Attendees have the opportunity to experience three full days of education filled with educational sessions across five (5) tracks, in additional to expansive Expo Hall hours and engaging evening events.  Explore the session schedule below and check back often for additional details.

Sessions and times are subject to change.

Brian LaCroix

Keynote Speaker:
Brian LaCroix, Healthcare & Emergency Medical Services Consulting

EMS Future-Cast: 8 Things You Need to Know About Tomorrow

Description:

What do EMS providers need to know and do in the years ahead? Join this unique look into the future by examining the past, how we got to where we are today, and where we are going in the future. Seizing lessons learned from academic and professional institutions, luminaries in our career-field and recent historical experiences including the Pandemic of Covid-19, this session will help EMS providers of every level, prepare themselves for a purposeful and rewarding tomorrow.

Gilbert Brown

Keynote Speaker:

Gilbert Brown, Retired Green Bay Defensive Lineman

Becoming a Super Bowl Champion – What It Takes

Description:

Gilbert will share his story of growing up in Michigan to becoming a Super Bowl champion. He will talk about his career with the Green Bay Packers, including the Super Bowl XXXI season, playing with Brett Favre, and the factors that made the team so special. Gilbert will also talk about the current state of the Green Bay Packers. There will be time for photos with Gilbert after the keynote has concluded.

THURSDAY

Track 1

Track 2

Track 3

Track 4

Track 5

All Levels

BLS

ALS

Operations/ Management

Labs & Workshops

9:00 am – 10:00 am Death Communication: What’s Missing From Your Resuscitation? Drowning & Management of Submersion Injuries The Loser’s Game: How to Win at Wide Complex Tachycardias “It’s Not My Style”… Leading Teams That Make a Difference 9:00 am – 11:15am
Advanced Pediatric Airway Lab
*2-Hour Workshop
50-person Limit
Classroom CC State Ballroom B3 CC State Ballroom B4 Holiday Inn: Crystal I Holiday Inn: Crystal II Stoney Creek – Northwoods
NCCP Level All Levels Basic, Advanced Advanced All Levels Basic, Advanced
Category Medical Airway Respiration Ventilation Cardiovascular Cardiovascular Medical Management Airway Respiration Ventilation
10:15 am – 11:15 am Kids in Disasters – What Could Go Wrong? Death Metal for Children: Managing Pediatric Ingestions What’s Up Doc? You Put What… Where? Cookbook Medicine No More: Incorporation of Advanced Sciences in EMS Education Continued from above
Classroom CC State Ballroom B3 CC State Ballroom B4 Holiday Inn: Crystal I Holiday Inn: Crystal II
NCCP Level All Levels Basic, Advanced, First Responder Advanced Advanced, Educator
Category Medical Trauma Operations Medical Trauma Medical Operations
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm Mass Gathering Medical Planning Shots Fired: Characteristic Injuries Associated With Gun Violence Chemical Restraint: The Ketamine Controversy “Free Fallin'” Stop the Bleed Instructor: Train the Trainer
*1-Hour Educator Workshop
Classroom CC State Ballroom B3 CC State Ballroom B4 Holiday Inn: Crystal I Holiday Inn: Crystal II Stoney Creek – Northwoods
NCCP Level All Levels Basic Advanced, Educator, Management All Levels All Levels, Educator
Category Medical Trauma Operations Medical Trauma Medical Operations Airway Respiration Ventilation
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm The Cold Hard Facts: Expertly Managing Hypothermia in the Prehospital Setting Pelvic Trauma: Do Get in a Bind Everything You Know About Sepsis is Wrong A New Problem in the Management of DKA: A Case-Based Approach 2:30 pm – 4:45 pm
Pediatric Safe Transport Lab
*2-Hour Workshop
50-person Limit
Classroom CC State Ballroom B3 CC State Ballroom B4 Holiday Inn: Crystal I Holiday Inn: Crystal II Stoney Creek – Northwoods
NCCP Level All Levels Basic, First Responder Advanced Basic, Advanced, First Responder Basic, Advanced
Category Medical Trauma: Hemorrhage Control Medical Medical: Endocrine Emergencies – Diabetes Operations: Evidence-Based Guidelines Operations: Pediatric Transport
3:45 pm – 4:45 pm Spinal Trauma Management: A Skeptic Examines the Evidence Double-Sequential Defribrillation: Are Two Shocks Better Than One? When Cardiac Arrest is Not Sudden: Asphyxial and Special Arrest Situations “You So 2000 ‘n Late” Continued from above
Classroom CC State Ballroom B3 CC State Ballroom B4 Holiday Inn: Crystal I Holiday Inn: Crystal II
NCCP Level All Levels Basic, First Responder Advanced All Levels
Category Trauma Cardiovascular: Cardiac Arrest Cardiovascular: Cardiac Arrest Operations

FRIDAY

Track 1

Track 2

Track 3

Track 4

Track 5

All Levels

BLS

ALS

Operations/ Management

Labs & Workshops

8:00 am – 10:00 am

Keynote Session:

EMS Future-Cast: 8 Things You Need to Know About Tomorrow

Brian LaCroix

Classroom Stoney Creek – Northwoods
NCCP  Level All Levels
Category Operations: Evidence-Based Guidelines
10:15 am – 11:15 am Migraines Can Kill You! Puff, the Magic Dragon Vascular Zebras SALT Triage: Are You Prepared to Triage Dozens or Hundreds of Patients? Stop the Bleed Instructor: Train the Trainer
*1-Hour Educator Workshop
Classroom CC State Ballroom B3 CC State Ballroom B4 Holiday Inn: Crystal I Holiday Inn: Crystal II Stoney Creek – Northwoods
NCCP Level All Levels Basic Basic, Advanced, First Responder All Levels All Levels
Category Airway Respiration Ventilation Medical Airway Respiration Ventilation Medical Operations: Field Triage Medical: Hemorrhage Control Educator
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm Before I Forget. Working With Patients With Alzheimer’s Disease & Their Caregivers When Stroke Doesn’t Look Like Stroke Just Breathe: Real-World Ventilatory Management Tips & Tricks EMS on the Fireground: Ready to Work! Stop the Bleed Instructor: Train the Trainer
*1-Hour Educator Workshop
Classroom CC State Ballroom B3 CC State Ballroom B4 Holiday Inn: Crystal I Holiday Inn: Crystal II Stoney Creek – Northwoods
NCCP Level All Levels Basic, Advanced, First Responder Advanced All Levels All Levels, Educator
Category Medical: Special Healthcare Needs Medical: Stroke Medical Operations Medical: Hemorrhage Control Educator
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Issues in High-Risk Pregnancy Cardiac Arrest: We Aren’t As Good As We Think We Are. Is It Stroke? Uncommon Stroke Syndromes The Principles of EMS Fatigue Mitigation I Didn’t See That Coming: Trauma Cases That Make You Say “What”?
Classroom CC State Ballroom B3 CC State Ballroom B4 Holiday Inn: Crystal I Holiday Inn: Crystal II Stoneybrook – Northwoods
NCCP Level All Levels All Levels Basic, Advanced, First Responder All Levels All Levels
Category Trauma: OB Emergencies Cardiovascular: Cardiac Arrest Cardiovascular: Stroke Operations Trauma
3:45 pm – 4:45 pm Quality Improvement in Pediatric Care QPR: Question, Persuade & Refer Too Hot to Handle: Stress Reaction & Reduction During Emergencies
Classroom Holiday Inn: Crystal I Holiday Inn: Crystal II Stoney Creek – Northwoods
NCCP Level All Levels Basic, Advanced, First Responder
Category Trauma Operations Medical: Psychiatric Operations: EMS Culture of Safety

SATURDAY

Track 1

Track 2

Track 3

Track 4

All Levels

BLS

ALS

Operations / Management

8:00 am – 10:00 am

Keynote Session:

Becoming a Super Bowl Champion – What It Takes

Gilbert Brown, Retired Green Bay Defensive Lineman

Classroom Stoney Creek – Northwoods
NCCP Level No Credit
Category Management
10:15 am – 11:15 am The Basics of Bleeding Disorders: Hemophilia & von Willebrand Disease Hemophilia for First Responders The Art of Prehospital Pediatric Assessment Fun With Toxicology The Care Continuum & CEMS
Classroom CC State Ballroom B3 CC State Ballroom B4 Holiday Inn: Crystal I Holiday Inn: Crystal II
NCCP Level All Levels All Levels Advanced All Levels
Category Trauma, Operations, At-Risk Populations Medical Medical Operations
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm It’s a Calamity: Plane Crash in a Forest Wetland 1:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Shoot It. Smoke It. Snort It. EMS Detection of Drugs That Impair
*2-Hour Workshop
Tips & Tricks for the Difficult Intubation Suicide in Wisconsin: Impact & Response
Classroom CC State Ballroom B3 CC State Ballroom B4 Holiday Inn: Crystal I Holiday Inn: Crystal II
NCCP Level All Levels Basic, Advanced, First Responder Advanced, Educator All Levels
Category Trauma Operations Medical Airway Respiration Ventilation Operations: At-Risk Populations
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Safety on the Spectrum: A First Responder’s Guide to Autism The Terrible T-Waves! Blind Spots: Results of the UW-Oshkosh EMS Implicit Bias Study
Classroom CC State Ballroom B3 Holiday Inn: Crystal I Holiday Inn: Crystal II
NCCP Level All Levels Basic, Advanced, First Responder Advanced All Levels
Category Medical: Psychiatric and Behavioral Emergencies Medical Cardiovascular Operations
3:45 pm – 4:45 pm Stress, Distress & PTSD: Recognizing and Reaching Out Excited Delirium – a True Medical Emergency, Not a Crime The Crashing Asthmatic It’s Your ISLAND: Building a Vibrant Organization Through Recruitment & Retention
Classroom CC State Ballroom B3 CC State Ballroom B4 Holiday Inn: Crystal I Holiday Inn: Crystal II
NCCP Level All Levels Basic, Advanced, First Responder Advanced All Levels
Category Operations Medical Airway, Respiration, Ventilation Operations