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FlightBridgeED Air and Surface Transport Symposium 2024 (FAST24) – Main Stage Schedule

MAIN STAGE SCHEDULE

LAST UPDATE: December 28, 2023

FAST24 Day 1 Main Stage Schedule

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM

FAST24 Day 1 Opening Celebration

8:15 AM – 9:00 AM

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FAST23 - SCOTT WEINGART

SCOTT WEINGART

Nassau University Medical Center | East Meadow, NY
@emcrit | youtube.com/emcrit | reddit.com/r/emcrit/ | facebook.com/emcrit | instagram.com/emcrit

ABOUT THIS TALK
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ABOUT THIS SPEAKER
Scott is an ED Intensivist from New York. He did fellowships in Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, and ECMO. He is a physician coach concentrating on the promotion of eudaimonia and optimal performance. He is best known for talking to himself about Resuscitation and Critical Care on a podcast called EMCrit, which has been downloaded > 50 million times.

9:05 AM – 9:25 AM

What are we doing wrong in trauma resuscitation, and how do we fix it?

FOCUS: TRAUMA RESUSCITATION

FAST23 - ZAFFER QASIM

ZAFFER QASIM

University of Pennsylvania
@zaffer.qasim @resusone

ABOUT THIS TALK
Will cover some of the dogma in trauma resuscitation including traumatic arrest, and some of the current literature behind it.

ABOUT THIS SPEAKER
Dr. Qasim is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Karachi. He completed residency and fellowship training in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care in the United Kingdom, where he also worked as an attending (consultant) emergency physician and operational EMS physician. He moved to the United States to complete training in Trauma/Surgical Critical Care at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Maryland before moving to Philadelphia. His academic interests lie in advanced trauma and endovascular resuscitation, airway management, simulation, and prehospital care. You can follow him on Twitter: @ResusOne

9:30 AM – 9:50 AM

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FAST23 - CORY OAKS

CORY OAKS

ICAPP | Haiti Air Ambulance
cory-oaks-1943298a

ABOUT THIS TALK
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ABOUT THIS SPEAKER
Cory Oaks MPA, FP-C, C-NPT is a 34-year veteran of the Fire, Emergency and Air Medical Services. During his time, he has served in every capacity from volunteer firefighter/EMT to Career Fire Captain/Paramedic and into Air Medical. Since his retirement from a 30 career in the Fire Service in 2017, he has served in the air medical industry in multiple roles from flight paramedic, preceptor, educator and to his current role as Program Director for Haiti Air Ambulance. He has been recognized as paramedic of the year for both ground and air and currently serves as Vice President of the International Association of Flight and Critical Care Paramedics (IAFCCP), as well as serving on numerous local, state and national boards and committees.

9:55 AM – 10:15 AM

Sweeping it under the Rug: Addressing Hidden Mistakes in Flight Paramedic Practice

FOCUS: PROFESSIONAL GROWTH

FAST23 - GEOFF MURPHY

GEOFF MURPHY

Master Your Medics
@masteryourmedics

ABOUT THIS TALK
In the high-stakes world of emergency medical services, particularly in the challenging environment of flight paramedicine, mistakes are not just inevitable—they are an integral part of the learning process. However, hiding or ignoring these mistakes can have severe consequences, both for patient safety and for the professional development of paramedics. This talk aims to shed light on the often-overlooked issue of hidden mistakes in the field of flight paramedicine and how we can change our perception so we can continue to grow as professionals.

ABOUT THIS SPEAKER
Geoff is one of our best friends and colleagues from way up north in Canada. He has been an active flight paramedic for the past eight years and is the founder and lead instructor of Master Your Medics (https://masteryourmedics.com). Part of the reason he created Master Your Medics is because he remembers going through paramedic school and trying to teach himself by reading textbooks repeatedly. He was frustrated that I was only making progress in small steps, understanding just the surface of medicine – similar to why we created FlightBridgeED and FAST. Seven years ago, Geoff became committed to teaching students WHY we do the things we do. He wanted to teach EMTs and Paramedics to dig below the surface of medicine and truly understand it. He has taught thousands of EMS students, several EMS colleges, and has provided consultation to other educators to help improve their courses. We are excited to bring Geoff Murphy to the main stage and our Workshops offerings.

10:15 AM – 10:35 AM

BREAK – MEET WITH VENDORS

10:35 AM – 10:55 AM

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FAST23 - ASHLEY LIEBIG

ASHLEY LIEBIG

Travis County Texas | STARFlight
@ashley.liebig

ABOUT THIS TALK
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ABOUT THIS SPEAKER
Known around the world as a teacher of managing the stress response, both as someone who has approached it analytically and developed tools to mitigate the detrimental aspects of stress out of sheer necessity. She is a purveyor of and enthusiastic advocate for Free Open Access Medical Education (#FOAM). Ashley serves on the organizing committee for the Social Media and Critical Care Conference (SMACC), and is a founding member of The Teaching CoOp, editor for St. Emlyn’s Blog and Podcast and Associate Editor for the Injectable Orange Blog and Podcast.

11:00 AM – 11:20 AM

Applying Lessons Learned Teaching Trauma Care in the Ukrainian War Zone to Transport Medicine.

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FAST23 - KEVIN COLLOPY

KEVIN COLLOPY

NHRMC AirLink/VitaLink CCT
@ktcollopy

ABOUT THIS TALK
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ABOUT THIS SPEAKER
Kevin Collopy, MHL, FP-C, NRP, CMTE is the clinical outcomes & compliance manager for Novant Health AirLink/VitaLink where he oversees the system’s research, education, risk & quality management, and reimbursement programs. Kevin regularly speaks across the United States and has taught emergency & wilderness medicine on 4 continents. He’s an author of over 200 articles and book chapters including 30 peer-reviewed research abstracts and papers. He is a prehospital care medicine researcher currently overseeing multiple clinical trials and for the last year has worked with the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative leading a prehospital trauma education initiative in Ukraine. In addition, Kevin serves on several national and international advisory boards. Kevin has his LEAN Healthcare Blackbelt certification, has a master’s in healthcare leadership, and is known for developing and innovating quality management solutions in prehospital care systems.

11:25 AM – 11:45 AM

They “just” got this sick, right? Embracing high performance resuscitation in multidisciplinary teams

FOCUS: RESUSCITATION
(with a sliver of mental health)

FAST23 - JAMES BOOMHOWER

JAMES BOOMHOWER

Boston MedFlight | Fit for Duty, LLC.
@fit4.duty

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ABOUT THIS SPEAKER
James Boomhower, MS(c), FP-C, NR-P, C- NPT, CCISM has been involved in EMS for over 20 years in a variety of health systems throughout New England. He currently functions in the role of Critical Care Transport Specialist-Paramedic/ Lead Peer Support Director with Boston Medflight of Bedford, Massachusetts and Crisis and Peer supporter for the ECHO FAST team and the state of RI CISM team. His desire to bring mental health awareness to the EMS arena has spurred him to create the Stay Fit 4 Duty platform as well as work to implement a peer support program in his workplace. James is working to realize his goal of promoting recognition, management and acceptance of acute stress in EMS providers throughout the world alongside obtaining licensure as a professional licensed counselor.

11:50 AM – 12:50 PM

LUNCH – Catered Lunch Provided By FlightBridgeED

12:50 PM – 1:10 PM

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FAST23 - WILLIAM HEUSER

WILLIAM HEUSER

State University of New York at Stony Brook

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ABOUT THIS SPEAKER
William Heuser, PharmD, BCCCP, MS, EMT-P, FP-C is a clinical critical care pharmacist, course director/clinical professor of pharmacology, clinical toxicologist and certified flight paramedic/firefighter. William has presented at several national conferences across the United States and has extensive research experience in resuscitative medicine with several publications in peer-reviewed journals. As a clinical toxicologist at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research at Northwell Health, his research focuses on the acute resuscitation of critically ill and dying patients. His research focuses on developing novel pharmacological cocktails coupled with emergency cardiopulmonary bypass to save the lives of patients who fail traditional advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS) treatment.

1:15 PM – 1:35 PM

Interstellar Triage: Prehospital Critical Care for Astronauts

FOCUS: ADVANCED SPACE LIFE SUPPORT

FAST23 - PRESTON FEDOR

PRESTON FEDOR

Tesla, Space X, USAF, Operational EMS
@OperationalEMS

ABOUT THIS TALK
How do you access and care for astronauts when a space capsule crash lands in your backyard?

ABOUT THIS SPEAKER
Preston Fedor, MD, FACEP, FAEMS is a board certified Emergency Medicine and EMS Physician whose career niche is operational medical support for commercial spaceflight and atypical EMS environments. Currently he is the EMS Medical Director for Tesla in North America as well as a console flight surgeon for Axiom Space. A combat veteran, he serves as a flight surgeon for the US Air Force’s Detachment-3, a specialized unit that provides worldwide rescue coverage for astronauts. Previously, Dr. Fedor was the founding EMS Medical Director for SpaceX, supporting vehicle development sites, offshore astronaut recovery, disaster and rescue planning, and human spaceflight medicine. His diverse prehospital background includes work with federal Urban Search & Rescue, US Forest Service, Sydney HEMS, and numerous fire departments, law enforcement agencies, and ambulance services across the country.

1:40 PM – 2:00 PM

Illuminating the Darkness of EMS Clinical Practice: Analyzing the Evidence With EMS Lighthouse

FOCUS: EMS RESEARCH

FAST23 - JEFF JARVIS

JEFF JARVIS

FlightBridgeED | Williamson County EMS | Marble Falls Area EMS | Baylor Scott & White Hospital
@drjeffjarvis

ABOUT THIS TALK
This talk will delve into the most impactful papers and research topics discussed on the podcast, highlighting key findings and their implications for EMS practice. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of current trends, innovative practices, and evidence-based approaches in pre-hospital care. This engaging presentation promises to enlighten and inspire EMS professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills, especially in emerging trends related to the latest industry research.

ABOUT THIS SPEAKER
Dr. Jeff Jarvis is the host of the EMS Lighthouse Project Podcast and EMS Medical Director for Williamson County EMS and Marble Falls Area EMS in Central Texas. He maintains a clinical practice in the ED at Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Round Rock, Texas. He is board certified in both Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Services. He began his career in EMS over 30 years ago, has worked in three states as a paramedic, and retains his active paramedic license today. He has served on multiple state and national committees to promote his profession including chair of the state EMS medical director’s committee and membership on multiple NAEMSP and ACEP committees, as well as serving on the technical expert panel for the EMSAgenda2050 project. He teaches extensively and has authored multiple articles on EMS issues. His research interests include airway management and clinical performance measures. He is a proud father of two wonderful kids, a husband to a very patient wife of 27 years, and a loyal Texas Aggie.

2:05 PM – 2:25 PM

BREAK – MEET WITH VENDORS

2:25 PM – 2:45 PM

Pediatric Pain Pearls and Jeopardy Jewels

FOCUS: PEDIATRICS

FAST23 - SCOTT DEBOER

SCOTT DEBOER

Pedi-Ed-Trics
@PediEd

ABOUT THIS TALK
Education will never be the same, nor your expectations of how educational offerings are provided for healthcare professionals. From classrooms to computers, from projects to presentations, simply standing behind a podium is no longer an option. In this highly interactive game show format, you’ll come away asking, “does CE stand for “Continuing Education or Constantly Entertained!” Scott DeBoer has combined both of these concepts into a fast paced learning experience. While “playing Jeopardy,” this presentation will review and reinforce top tips for safe pediatric sedation and pain management. Do you know the questions to these answers? Come play and find out!

ABOUT THIS SPEAKER
Scott DeBoer is a dynamic seminar leader with over 30 years of emergency, critical care, & flight nursing experience. After 25 years of playing flight nurse at the University of Chicago, Scott is currently the primary seminar leader for Pedi-Ed-Trics, a company dedicated to teaching better ways to care for kids. However, his most unique current role is being a theme park paramedic at Universal Studios Orlando.

2:50 PM – 3:10 PM

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FAST23 - BRUCE HOFFMAN

BRUCE HOFFMAN

Goodwin University | Bay State Health | FlightBridgeED
@BruceEHoffman

ABOUT THIS TALK
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ABOUT THIS SPEAKER
Bruce is a critical care registered nurse and paramedic whose clinical background includes the ICU, ER, trauma, cardiology and critical care transport/flight. He holds graduate degrees in education and advance practice. He lives in CT with his wife, Stephanie (also a nurse) and three beautiful children – Ava Mae, Adelynn Lue and Jackson Lee…oh, and Bella, our Boston Terrier!

3:15 PM – 3:35 PM

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FAST23 - MIKE VERKEST

MIKE VERKEST

ESO | FireDog Productions | FlightBridgeED
@mikeverkest

ABOUT THIS TALK
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ABOUT THIS SPEAKER
Mike Verkest has a diverse work experience in the field of emergency medical services. Mike began their career in 1994 as an EMS Training Officer at American Medical Response, where they worked for over 20 years. In 2008, they transitioned to the role of EMS Licensing Officer at the Oregon Health Authority, where they served for 14 years. In 2015, Mike joined FlightBridgeED, LLC as the Media Production Manager, responsible for managing podcast production and staying up to date with technology. In 2016, they joined Clackamas Fire District #1 as a Captain in the Medical Services Division, a role they held for six years. Mike also has experience as an Independent Business Owner at FireDog Productions, specializing in video, podcast, and voiceover services. Most recently, they took on the role of Learning Ambassador at ESO in 2022 and was promoted to Manager of Content Development in 2023. Through their various roles, Mike has demonstrated expertise in content development, media production, leadership, and EMS training.

3:40 PM – 4:00 PM

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FAST23 - ALLI HERMAN

ALLI HERMAN

Enloe Health – Emergency Department
@alli.herman

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ABOUT THIS SPEAKER
Allison is an RN with seventeen years of experience and background in ER, ICU, and the HEMS industry. She spent ten years of her career flying for my hospital-based helicopter EMS program in California. She recently returned to the ER as a bedside RN and is also the department’s pediatric emergency care coordinator. Her heart is firmly rooted in emergency medicine, critical care, high-risk OB, and pediatrics, with a passion for bringing excitement to the critical care world through high-risk obstetrical cases.

4:05 PM – 4:25 PM

DAY 1 CLOSING REMARKS

FAST24 Day 2 Main Stage Schedule

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM

FAST24 Day 2 Opening Celebration

8:15 AM – 8:35 AM

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FAST23 - MICHAEL LAURIA

MICHAEL LAURIA

University of New Mexico | FlightBridgeED
@michael.j.lauria

ABOUT THIS TALK
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ABOUT THIS SPEAKER
Michael Lauria is a former USAF Pararescueman and Critical Care/Flight Paramedic, now an EMS and Critical Care Fellow at the University of New Mexico Health Science Center. He is also the Associate Medical Director and an active Flight Physician for UNMH Lifeguard, our critical care transport program. In addition, Michael Lauria serves as Medical Director for FlightBridgeED! His primary areas of academic interest include Human Factors, Engineering Psychology, and human performance in resuscitating critically ill or injured patients.

8:40 AM – 9:00 AM

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9:05 AM – 9:25 AM

The Crashing Patient – Cognitive Gaps: Unraveling the Puzzle of Bias.

FOCUS: RESUSCITATION

FAST23 - KELSEY BRADLEY

KELSEY BRADLEY

Apollo MedFlight
@kbradley04 | kbradley_2 | Kelsey Bradley

ABOUT THIS TALK
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ABOUT THIS SPEAKER
Kelsey Bradley, BSN RN, CFRN, FP-C, NRP is a full time Flight Nurse with Apollo MedFlight LLC. She has worked in EMS for over 10 years to include volunteer, private ambulance, hospital-based and helicopter EMS. Her EMS career started in 2012 after joining her hometown volunteer fire department in rural Nebraska. Kelsey remains an active member and serves as a trustee for the rescue squad. She worked ground ALS for 3 years before transitioning to helicopter EMS in 2016. In 2021, she graduated Summa Cum Laude from Nebraska Methodist’s accelerated nursing program. Kelsey is passionate about educating and training new employees. She’s been the FTO for her base since 2020 and became the Lead FTO for her flight program, Apollo MedFlight in 2023.

9:30 AM – 9:50 AM

Continuing the Disparities Discussion: What Does the Data Show?

FOCUS: EMS POLICY AND PRACTICE

FAST23 - RITU SAHNI

RITU SAHNI

Clackamas County EMS | Washington County EMS | Providence Portland Medical Center | The EMS Show Podcast
@ritu.sahni @theemsshowpodcast

ABOUT THIS TALK
This will evaluate the industry’s developments in disparities over the past year, focusing on areas of improvement, persisting challenges, and emerging concerns. This talk will provide a comprehensive overview of the current state of disparities in EMS, offering insights into what has improved, what remains unchanged, and what may have regressed. Attendees will gain a nuanced understanding of these issues and explore potential pathways for positive change in EMS practices and policies.

ABOUT THIS SPEAKER
Ritu Sahni, MD, MPH, FAEMS is a Past-President of NAEMSP and currently Chair of their Advocacy Committee. He is EMS Medical Director for Clackamas and Washington Counties in Oregon. His past experience includes public, private and hospital-based EMS, air ambulance, and critical care transport. He also served as Oregon’s first State EMS and Trauma Medical Director. He works as an emergency physician at Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Sahni is also co-host of the EMS Show Podcast and former co-host of the SecondShift Podcast.

9:50 AM – 10:10 AM

BREAK – MEET WITH VENDORS

10:10 AM – 10:30 AM

The Kobiyashi Maru

FOCUS: NON-TRAUMATIC HEMORRHAGE

FAST23 - CODY WINNIFORD AND BEN LAWNER

CODY WINNIFORD AND BEN LAWNER

Cody Winniford – PHI | FlightBridgeED Blogger, Ben Lawner – University of Maryland School of Medicine | Baltimore City FD | Maryland Medical Center
cody-winniford | benjamin-lawner-9085bb65

ABOUT THIS TALK
this talk can delve into the critical and challenging aspects of handling severe bleeding not caused by physical trauma. It could cover topics such as identifying and addressing underlying causes like medical conditions or surgical complications. Emphasis might be placed on rapid diagnosis, effective intervention strategies, and the latest advancements in medical treatments and technologies.

ABOUT THIS SPEAKER
Cody Winniford:
Flight paramedic and base manager with eighteen years of successful professional experience in EMS and management. His clinical and leadership development background spans both military and civilian settings, and he has served in several capacities as a leader and prehospital clinician. He specializes in air medical and critical care transport as well as organizational and leadership development, is an active speaker on various leadership and clinical topics, and is an established and successful educator for prehospital clinicians of all levels. Cody has a passion for human performance improvement and prehospital care’s mental health and performance aspects, particularly how leaders at all levels contribute to those elements of performance and well-being.

Ben Lawner:
Residency trained in emergency medicine, he completed an EMS fellowship jointly sponsored by the University of Maryland, the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS), and the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

10:35 AM – 10:55 AM

Neonates Who Didn’t Read the Textbook

FOCUS: NEONATES

FAST23 - NICOLE KING

NICOLE KING

Boston MedFlight

ABOUT THIS TALK
This talk explores the complexities of congenital heart defects in newborns through real-life case studies. It highlights the unique and atypical ways these conditions can present, beyond standard medical textbooks. The talk delves into diagnostic challenges, emphasizing vigilant observation and innovative treatment approaches.

ABOUT THIS SPEAKER
Nicole King, RN, BSN, CFRN, CCRN, CEN, C-NPT, has been an emergency, pediatric, neonatal, and critical care nurse for 10 years, currently working as a Critical Care Transport Nurse for Boston MedFlight. She graduated from MCPHS University in with a B.S. in Nursing. Prior to entering the healthcare field, Nicole received a B.S. in Youth, Adult, and Family Services from Purdue University and worked as a teacher with the special needs population.

11:00 AM – 11:20 AM

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FAST23 - JASON CLARK

JASON CLARK

Apollo MedFlight
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11:25 AM – 12:25 PM

LUNCH – MEET WITH VENDORS

12:25 PM – 12:45 PM

Elevating ARDS Care Amidst Turbulence: Mastering Proning Protocols in Critical Care Transport

FOCUS: RESPIRATORY

FAST23 - ALLEN WOLFE

ALLEN WOLFE

LifeLinkIII
@airwolfe7

ABOUT THIS TALK
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) presents unique challenges in the dynamic environments of air and ground critical care transport. The application of prone positioning for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) has evolved, with recent trials focusing on patients with more severe ARDS, and applying prone ventilation for specific periods. This lecture dives into the critical practice of proning and its risk in the transport environment as a proven intervention that improves oxygenation and outcomes in ARDS patients. The goal is to equip critical care professionals with the skills to enhance ARDS management in the air and on the ground, ultimately improving patient survival and recovery. Join us to elevate your practice in the face of ARDS.

ABOUT THIS SPEAKER
Allen Wolfe has had a storied career of more than thirty-six years who has touched the lives of countless lives directly through his skill as a flight nurse and indirectly through mentoring, education, and advocacy. Allen has published many highly acclaimed articles, research projects, and is a co-author of the Principle and Practice textbook, which is our industry’s biggest-selling publication to date. Among his many contributions, Allen is one of the leading experts in the country regarding the pre-hospital management of Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVADs).

12:50 PM – 1:10 PM

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FAST23 - MICHAEL FRAKES

MICHAEL FRAKES

Boston MedFlight
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1:15 PM – 1:35 PM

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FAST23 - CHRIS MEEKS

CHRIS MEEKS

Mind Body Medic Podcast | FlightBridgeED
chris-meeks-192464239

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ABOUT THIS SPEAKER
Chris Meeks is a seasoned flight paramedic, educator, speaker, creator, and host of the popular Mind Body Medic podcast. With over fifteen years of experience, Chris has become a respected leader, FlightBridgeED educator and advocate for the profession. In addition to his work in emergency medicine, Chris is also a dedicated educator and speaker. He has taught emergency medicine courses to medical professionals worldwide and has been a featured speaker at numerous industry conferences. Chris is also the creator and host of the Mind Body Medic podcast, where he shares his expertise and insights on emergency and critical care transport medicine, health, and wellness topics. The podcast has quickly become a popular resource for medical professionals and anyone interested in learning more about these topics.

1:40 PM – 2:00 PM

BREAK – MEET WITH VENDORS

2:00 PM – 2:20 PM

EMS Legal Issues: A “FAST” Update

FOCUS: EMS LEGAL ISSUES

FAST23 - SAMANTHA JOHNSON AND NICK ADAMS

SAMANTHA JOHNSON AND NICK ADAMS

Standard of Care Podcast | FlightBridgeED | Grady Health Systems | Cobb County Fire & Emergency Services
srjattorney | @nickjadams1

ABOUT THIS TALK
This talk focuses on current legal trends affecting EMS providers. This talk aims to educate providers on how to protect themselves from liability, highlighting key legal challenges and strategies for navigating them. It will offer insights into recent legal cases in EMS, providing valuable learning opportunities and practical tips for EMS professionals to minimize legal risks in their practice.

ABOUT THIS SPEAKER
Samantha Johnson:
Senior Associate General Counsel at Grady Health System, a major public academic healthcare system in the U.S. My role involves advising on legal aspects of patient care, ethics, HR, compliance, and regulatory issues. I conduct training, draft and review legal documents, and represent the Health System in various legal proceedings, including guardianship cases in Fulton County Probate Court. I also focus significantly on Grady Health System’s EMS division, providing legal advice and hosting “The Standard of Care” Podcast on EMS legal issues. I chair the In-House Counsel Association of the Georgia Hospital Association and am a member of the State Bars of Georgia and South Carolina. I hold an MBA and MHA from Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business (2014).

Nick Adams:
Experienced Fire and EMS Captain with a demonstrated history of working in the public safety industry. Skilled in Crisis Management, Government, Law Enforcement, Emergency Management, and Fire Management. Strong healthcare services professional with a B.S. focused in Emergency Management/Homeland Security and a Masters in Public Administration from Jacksonville State University.

2:25 PM – 2:45 PM

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FAST23 - BRANDON MEANS

BRANDON MEANS

Pulsara
brandon-means-4abbb710

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ABOUT THIS SPEAKER
As a career Paramedic, Flight Nurse, and EMS Director, Brandon Means brings years of clinical and leadership experience as Pulsara’s Senior Vice President of Sales. Brandon started his EMS career in 2002 as a Firefighter/EMT working his way through Paramedic School. He’s spent time as an EMS educator, ICU nurse, Flight Nurse, and in multiple leadership roles. Brandon maintains double board certifications in critical care and flight nursing and is a graduate of Texas A&M University. As Pulsara’s Senior VP of Sales, Brandon leverages his diverse clinical background and leadership experience to help EMS and hospital systems work through the difficult process of change management. Brandon believes that great communication builds trust and trust builds teams. When both of these are in place, countless lives can be impacted daily.

2:50 PM – 3:10 PM

Resuscitation Sequence Induction, redefining RSI

FOCUS: RESUSCITATION

FAST23 - DANNY NAYMAN

DANNY NAYMAN

Zoll | ICAPP
daniel-nayman

ABOUT THIS TALK
Offers a fresh perspective on resuscitation tactics. The talk emphasizes a circulation-first approach over immediate intubation, challenging traditional resuscitation methods. Nayman will discuss why delaying intubation could be more beneficial in certain scenarios, providing insights into the latest strategies and techniques in resuscitation that prioritize circulation. This approach aims to redefine the standard Resuscitation Sequence Induction (RSI) to improve patient outcomes in critical care situations.

ABOUT THIS SPEAKER
Danny has been actively involved in EMS and transport medicine for over 15 years; starting his career with West End Fire and Rescue, just outside of Pinehurst, NC in 2000. Danny currently works as a Senior Account Manager for emsCharts. Before joining emsCharts, Danny worked as a Paramedic, Field Training Officer, and an Advanced Paramedic in the Wake County EMS system, as well as the Performance Improvement Officer and Education Program Manager for WakeMed Health and Hospitals.

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM

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FAST23 - ERIC BAUER

ERIC BAUER

FlightBriddgeED
@eric.bauer.1069 @flightbridgeed

ABOUT THIS TALK
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ABOUT THIS SPEAKER
It’s hard to write a short bio about the guy who started this whole thing, right? Let me try to hit the highlights. Eric Bauer is the CEO and co-founder of FlightBridgeED. When critical care transport medicine was shrouded in mystery, and critical care transport education was horrible (at best), Eric walked into the darkness and turned on the lights. More than a decade later, Eric’s dedication to our industry continues to open doors, advance the practice, and bring about a positive change that helps responders and providers of all types provide better patient outcomes. He was the first to demystify mechanical ventilation for transport providers – a curriculum that has become the award-winning foundation of in-the-field ventilator management. Speaking of awards, Eric and his work at FlightBridgeED has won multiple awards, most recently being the only Paramedic to be given the title of Fellow in ASTNA. We could go on, but this would get lengthy. Suffice it to say that Eric’s talks at FAST have always been a highlight of the conference or any conference for that matter! Eric is an advocate and mentor to so many in the industry. He loves meeting, talking with and helping nurses and paramedics directly. His email inbox is an open door and FAST23 presents Eric with the opportunity to meet with the people in the industry he loves face-to-face. In fact, the only direction we were given for this bio from Eric was that he wanted to invite you to FAST24 personally! We can’t wait to see you there!

4:05 PM – 4:25 PM

FAST24 CLOSING REMARKS


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