More than 2,500 emergency care workers from throughout Texas to attend annual
education conference sponsored by the Texas Department of State Health
Emergency medical technicians, paramedics, emergency department physicians,
trauma nurses, firefighters and law enforcement officers will learn the latest
in emergency patient care in more than 190 classes.
Rescue workers will learn and practice industrial rescue techniques such as
rappelling, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 20, at the Tom Miller Dam on Lake Austin
Blvd. They will learn wilderness rescue from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 21, on the
Barton Creek Greenbelt near Mopac (Loop 1) and Capital of Texas Highway.
Rescue workers will learn about responding to radiological emergencies,
practice cardiac arrest and advanced medical life support techniques, learn
anatomy in a human cadaver lab, and learn about procedures for monitoring heart
arrhythmias, as well as practice intubation on pig tracheas, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Nov. 20 and 21, Austin Convention Center.
Nearly 170,000 square feet of exhibit space will be filled with emergency
medical equipment and vehicles, including six rescue helicopters and 30
ambulances, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Nov. 21, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Nov. 22, and 8 to
11 a.m. Nov. 23, at the Austin Convention Center.
Hands-on classes feature an animal anatomy lab, a human cadaver lab focusing
on specific parts, rescue techniques and ultrasound for EMS, on Nov. 22, and
Texas EMS Awards Luncheon honoring EMS leaders in 13 categories begins at
11:45 a.m. Nov. 23, Austin Convention Center. Photo session to follow luncheon.
Full conference schedule available online at: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/emstraumasystems/10conference.shtm