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  • 1/28/2022 8:00 AM EST
  • 1/29/2022 5:00 PM EST
  • Selden Fire Department
  • Selden
  • New York
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EMS Conference at Selden Fire Department


Come a day early on Friday and attend the Pre-Seminar Workshop

Friday, January 28, 2022 - Suffolk County EMS and NYS EMS Bureau to present the Core and Non-Core Content


Registration at 7:30 a.m. Pre-Seminar starts at 8:00 a.m.

This one-day workshop will provide 5 hours of BLS Core Training that an EMT may apply toward the EMT-B “Core” Refresher Training of their NYS CME-Based Recertification Program and 1.5 hours of Non-Core training. The 5 hours may also be applied toward the Mandatory Core Content required by the NREMT, meeting the objectives of the DOT EMT Refresher. This offers an opportunity to get started in meeting the Core requirements or to add on to Core training obtained elsewhere. This workshop will be a well-rounded review, covering only in part several Core subjects. It will not alone meet all of the required Core Refresher Training.



Saturday, January 29, 2022

Professionalism in EMS: IS there and hope?

Presented by: Paul A. Werfel, NRP

EMS has long been protected from the same level of scrutiny police officers face. People are generally glad when we show up. After all, we’re the “good guys.” Yet social media the fact that there are thousands of “amateur photojournalists” roaming our scenes with phones and drones has begun to put us in the crosshairs.

In decades past we could hide in plain sight, dealing with patient care complaints behind-closed-door meetings with management. Every action, right or wrong, now has thousands of potential witnesses. Our encounters with patients and families are memorialized for all times. 

We have reached a point where it is no longer good enough to have sound skills and strong medical knowledge. Professionalism is now a job requirement in EMS.


Drowning and Management of Submersion Injuries

Presented by: Dan Batsie, BA, NRP.

Each year roughly 4000 patients die, and 800,000 patients are successfully rescued following a drowning event. Yet, submersion injuries remain poorly understood and are often improperly assessed and treated. To optimize outcomes and to separate commonly held myths from facts, providers must understand the true pathophysiology and science behind these far too common drowning situations. This class will discuss the evidence-based best practices associated with the management of submersion injuries. Specific focus will be offered to submersion-related cardiac arrest and how the approach must differ from more frequent sudden cardiac arrest etiologies. The class will also discuss a detailed evaluation of the rescued patient and describe an algorithm for treatment and transport decisions. Although some advanced topics will be discussed, this class is focused on the EMT level.


Managing Respiratory Distress Before ALS Arrives: Assessing and Treating the Dyspnea Patient at the EMT Level

Presented by: Daniel Batsie, BA, NRP.

Respiratory distress is both a common and frequently life-threatening complaint. Many prehospital assessment techniques and interventions are focused on advanced providers, but far too often we lose sight of the importance of good basic skills. EMTs play a vital role in the early diagnosis and treatment of the dyspnea patient and proper initial care can significantly impact the outcome of these patients. This class is designed to enhance the EMT’s understanding of the pathophysiology of respiratory distress and will focus on rapid assessment skills for the BLS provider. We will further discuss key interventions that can be completed by the EMT to improve the outcome of the various causes of respiratory distress.  


Challenging Prehospital Case Studies

Presented by: PAUL A. WERFEL, EMT-P

This will be a comprehensive and interactive discussion of ten brand new cases, with the objective of fine-tuning the assessment skill of the prehospital practitioner. Led by JEMS Case of the month author, Paul Werfel, participants will systematically examine and assess each patient, suggest and discuss presumptive diagnosis and BLS and ALS treatment modalities. The group will then compare and contrast these findings with the in-hospital diagnosis and treatment modalities.