This lecture provides an introduction to the field of hyperbarics, including an overview of emergent indications for hyperbaric therapy, transport considerations for patients that may require hyperbaric treatment and patient report information that is vital in aiding physicians in the decision to order hyperbarics. In addition, the discussion will include potential complications that may result in the growing population of patients already receiving hyperbaric therapy, possibly resulting in emergency presentations, and the management of such complications.
Specialty hands-on workshop (during conference)
This three-hour workshop instructs medical personnel how to protect themselves and their patients from assault-related injuries as the number of these incidents continues to escalate. This highly interactive presentation will explore the challenges of the combative patient, take a realistic look at scene safety and provide a few techniques that could help keep everyone on scene safer. This class is limited to 30 students.
Preconference class description
This eight-hour class instructs prehospital providers in the care of sick and injured patients; offers a practical understanding of respiratory, cardiovascular, medical and traumatic emergencies; and demonstrates the treatment of patients with pre-existing special health care needs, such as tracheal ventilation, central venous line management and gastric feeding tube maintenance. This course expands EMS knowledge of emergent health care through hands-on instruction using case-based scenarios, with the focus on improving patient outcomes. For more information on this class, contact Jane Doe at firstname.lastname@example.org.