||More than 2,500 emergency care workers from throughout Texas to attend annual education conference sponsored by the Texas Department of State Health Services. Emergency medical technicians, paramedics, emergency department physicians, trauma nurses, firefighters and law enforcement officers will be taught the latest in emergency patient care in more than 170 classes.
Rescue workers will practice high-angle techniques such as rappelling, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 22, at the Fort Worth Fire Department Training Center, 1000 Calvert St. They will learn industrial rescue from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 23 at Land O’ Lakes Purina Feed, 1501 E. Fourth St.
Rescue workers will learn how to respond to radiological emergencies, practice cardiac arrest and neonatal resuscitation, learn procedures for monitoring heart arrhythmias and practice intubation on pig tracheas, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 22, Fort Worth Convention Center.
Nearly 160,000 square feet of exhibit space will be filled with emergency medical equipment and vehicles, including four rescue helicopters and 30 ambulances, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, Fort Worth Convention Center.
Hands-on classes feature an animal anatomy lab, educational simulators using manikins, rescue techniques and ultrasound for EMS, on Nov. 23 and Nov. 24. Texas EMS Awards Luncheon honoring EMS leaders in 13 categories begins at 11:45 a.m. on Nov. 24, Fort Worth Convention Center. Photo session to follow luncheon.
Full conference schedule available online at: www.dshs.state.tx.us/emstraumasystems/09conference.shtm.