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

MAIN STAGE SCHEDULE

LAST UPDATE: June 7, 2024

FAST24 Day 1 Main Stage Schedule

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM

FAST24 Day 1 Opening Celebration

8:15 AM – 9:00 AM

MotR

FOCUS: –

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

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

Surviving Ourselves, Winning the Battle Within

FOCUS: –

FAST23 - CORY OAKS

CORY OAKS

ICAPP | Haiti Air Ambulance
cory-oaks-1943298a

ABOUT THIS TALK

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

When everything you do is WRONG: Resuscitation in RV failure.

FOCUS: RESUSCITATION

FAST23 - JACOB MILLER

JACOB MILLER

UC Health Air Care & Mobile Care team
JacobMillerACNP

ABOUT THIS TALK
We all know how to manage a crashing patient, or do we? What if the next thing you know you’re *supposed* to do might actually cause more harm than benefit? Patients with acute right-sided heart failure present unique challenges to the resuscitationist, and often call for specific therapies to prevent further deterioration. Let’s uncover the unique physiology of the RV and learn how to provide the right care to the right ventricle!

ABOUT THIS SPEAKER
Jacob Miller is a Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist, and Paramedic with over a decade of practice in the flight and critical care transport industry. He completed his Acute Care NP/CNS training at the University of Maryland, completed post-graduate coursework in advanced transport nursing at Case Western Reserve University, and received his Doctorate in Nursing Practice from the University of Cincinnati. He is on the Board of Directors of the Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association, chairs the Emergency Nurses Association’s advanced practice advisory council, and co-chairs the EMS Special Interest Group with the American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners. Jacob is a Fellow of the Academy of Emergency Nursing in recognition of his contributions to critical care transport medicine, and was recognized as one of ENA Connection’s “20 under 40” in 2023. Jacob currently works with the UC Health Air Care & Mobile Care team in Cincinnati, OH.

11:00 AM – 11:20 AM

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

FOCUS: –

FAST23 - KEVIN COLLOPY

KEVIN COLLOPY

NHRMC AirLink/VitaLink CCT
@ktcollopy

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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 | Stay Fit 4 Duty, LLC.
@stay_fit4duty

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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

Pharmacotherapy Debates in Pre-Hospital Critical Care

FOCUS: PHARMACOLOGY

FAST23 - WILLIAM HEUSER

WILLIAM HEUSER

State University of New York at Stony Brook

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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

No Really, I Need You to Follow the Rules

FOCUS: TEAM MANAGEMENT

FAST23 - CHRIS PFINGSTEN

CHRIS PFINGSTEN

EMS 20/20
EMS 20/20

ABOUT THIS TALK
How do you get team members to follow the rules when you’re not there? Direct supervision isn’t a luxury many in EMS and healthcare get; we cannot always directly observe the crews we rely on as they operate on a day to day basis. Chris talks about what motivates people to follow (and break) the rules when no one is watching and how quality overrules quantity when it comes to supervising those on the front line.

ABOUT THIS SPEAKER
Chris Pfingsten is the host of EMS 20/20, a podcast where he and his co-host Spencer Oliver review real out of hospital calls to find lessons that can’t be found in text books. Chris has been a Paramedic in a busy 911 system, volunteered as a firefighter, and was a supervisor at a large ambulance company before arriving at his current job as a Flight Paramedic.

2:05 PM – 2:25 PM

BREAK – MEET WITH VENDORS

2:25 PM – 2:45 PM

Kids Don’t Feel Pain and Other Medical Myths

FOCUS: PEDIATRICS

FAST23 - SCOTT DEBOER

SCOTT DEBOER

Pedi-Ed-Trics
@PediEd

ABOUT THIS TALK
Pediatric patients often present unique challenges when it comes to sedation and pain management. Many myths and misconceptions persist, potentially leading to suboptimal care. We all know kids don’t feel pain, right? Of course they feel pain! What they can’t do, is communicate like an adult about their pain. Attendees will learn practical techniques to ensure the safety and comfort of their pediatric patients, recognizing the nuances of effective communication, monitoring, and adjustments required for children.

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

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.

3:15 PM – 3:35 PM

Things I Wish I knew About Pediatric Trauma Care

FOCUS: PEDIATRICS

FAST23 - MATTHEW MORONT

MATTHEW MORONT

Cooper University Health Care

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ABOUT THIS SPEAKER
Dr. Matthew Moront, is a distinguished pediatric surgeon renowned for his commitment to family-centered care and innovative surgical approaches. As the Head of the Division of Pediatric Surgery at Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper, he embodies compassionate healthcare. With extensive training from Georgetown University School of Medicine and fellowships in Pediatric Surgery and Trauma Research, Dr. Moront’s expertise spans trauma, ECMO, minimally invasive surgeries, and childhood tumors. Recognized as a “Top Doc” by various publications, he is deeply involved in advancing pediatric surgery through research and education.

3:40 PM – 4:00 PM

Unveiling the Porridge Approach in Pediatric Toxicology

FOCUS: PEDIATRICS

FAST23 - ALLI HERMAN

ALLI HERMAN

Enloe FlightCare
@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 – 9:00 AM

That Others May Live: Lessons learned from Critical Care and Retrieval in Extreme Environments

FOCUS: RETREVAL | AUSTERE

FAST23 - MICHAEL LAURIA

MICHAEL LAURIA

University of New Mexico | FlightBridgeED

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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.

9:05 AM – 9:25 AM

Thriving in Turbulence: Strategies for Critical Care Resiliency

FOCUS: LEADERSHIP

FAST23 - KAREN KNIGHT

KAREN KNIGHT

Samskara Studio

ABOUT THIS TALK
A Regenerative Leadership & Lifestyle Roadmap – As an emergency medical professional, you are serving on the front lines in a high-intensity role. How can you intentionally refuel and restore balance in your life? This talk will provide specific strategies to create a roadmap to restore and foster resiliency in challenging times.

ABOUT THIS SPEAKER
Karen embodies a visionary approach to bridging healthcare and environmental stewardship, making her an inspiring voice for emergency medical transport professionals navigating the challenges of critical care. Grounded in regenerative principles and transformative leadership, Karen’s expertise in Biomimicry for the Built Environment and Social Innovation Thinking offers a pathway to resilience. Her dedication to sustainability is evident through immersive practices at Ardor Wood Farm, fostering collaboration and restorative approaches. With experiences at Dell Children’s Hospital Trust and FAME in Tanzania, Karen understands the transformative potential of healthcare. Her insights, shaped by a deep appreciation for human systems and the healing power of nature, will empower Symposium attendees to enhance their critical care practices with resilience and innovation.

9:30 AM – 9:50 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

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.

9:55 AM – 10:15 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.

10:15 AM – 10:35 AM

BREAK – MEET WITH VENDORS

10:35 AM – 10:55 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 delves 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.

11:00 AM – 11:20 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.

11:25 AM – 11:45 AM

POCUS in CCT: Clearing Up the Grey Area

FOCUS: PATIENT ASSESSMENT

FAST23 - JASON CLARK

JASON CLARK

Apollo MedFlight

ABOUT THIS TALK
With advancements in technology, there has never been a time when ultrasound capabilities have been more practical in critical care transport. Having the ability to see what is going on with patients from an internal view is a tool that should be in the box for every CCT clinician, but many do not know where to start to make this a reality. This presentation will clear up a lot of the “grey” area in implementing a successful POCUS program in your organization.

ABOUT THIS SPEAKER
Jason is the Senior Vice-President of Field Operations for Apollo MedFlight. His career of serving others for 25 years started in the fire service in 1999 as a volunteer firefighter and he joined the air medical industry in 2005 as a flight paramedic but he will definitely tell you some of his best lessons learned and most fun was having served as a law enforcement officer. Jason obtained his paramedic education from Northwest Shoals Community College, a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership from Bethel University, and a Master of Business Administration Degree with a specialization in Data Analytics from Louisiana State University – Shreveport. Jason has been an industry presenter for multiple conferences across varies leadership and clinical care topics, published educator and reviewer, and was the recipient of the 2017 Tim Hynes award.

11:50 AM – 12:50 PM

LUNCH – MEET WITH VENDORS

12:50 PM – 1:10 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).

1:15 PM – 1:35 PM

PLEASE. STOP. THE. CALCIUM.

FOCUS: CALCIUM

FAST23 - MICHAEL FRAKES

MICHAEL FRAKES

Boston MedFlight
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ABOUT THIS SPEAKER
Michael Frakes is the Chief Quality Officer and Director of Clinical Care for Boston MedFlight. A Nebraska native, he began his career in EMS with an AAS in Emergency Medical Services from the Johnson County (KS) Community College, ultimately collecting a BS in Nursing from the Johns Hopkins University and an MS in Nursing from the University of Connecticut. Michael’s transport and medical experience includes positions as a firefighter, EMT, Paramedic, Flight Communications Specialist, and nursing experience in the ED, pedi ED, ICU, and transport. His non-clinical education includes a BA in Economics and Political Science from the University of Kansas, and certificates in Health Care Quality from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, in Patient Safety from Johns Hopkins, and in Barbeque Judging from the Kansas City Barbeque Society. He is a Six Sigma Black Belt and is a Fellow of the College of Critical Care Medicine, the Academy of Emergency Nursing, the Academeny of Air and Surface Transport Nursing, and the American College of Healthcare Executives.

1:40 PM – 2:00 PM

Brain Death: A Different Outcome, A Missing Data Point

FOCUS: –

FAST23 - CHRIS MEEKS

CHRIS MEEKS

Mind Body Medic Podcast | FlightBridgeED
chris-meeks-192464239

ABOUT THIS TALK
PENDING

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.

2:05 PM – 2:25 PM

BREAK – MEET WITH VENDORS

2:25 PM – 2:45 PM

The Pentad Truths of AMAX4 – Prioritizing Processes for Challenging Resuscitation

FOCUS: RESUSCITATION

FAST23 - BRUCE HOFFMAN

BRUCE HOFFMAN

Goodwin University | Bay State Health | FlightBridgeED
@BruceEHoffman

ABOUT THIS TALK

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!

2:50 PM – 3:10 PM

Minutes Matter

FOCUS: –

FAST23 - MARK PIEHL

MARK PIEHL

LifeFlow | WakeMed
markpiehl

ABOUT THIS TALK

ABOUT THIS SPEAKER
Dr. Mark Piehl is a board-certified pediatrician and pediatric intensivist who loves taking care of critically ill children, teaching pediatric emergency medicine to others, and dreaming up better ways to care for sick kids. He received his medical degree with honors from the UNC School of Medicine and his master’s degree in public health from the UNC School of Public Health. Mark is a pediatric intensivist at WakeMed in Raleigh, NC, and served as Medical Director of the WakeMed Children’s Hospital from 2009-2015. He is a clinical associate professor of pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics at the UNC School of Medicine, and has a clinical faculty appointment in Pediatrics at Duke University. Mark is very happily married with three awesome kids. He is also the CMO and co-founder of LifeFlow, whose mission is to help save the lives of critically ill patients by developing innovative tools that assist healthcare providers in improving resuscitation.

3:15 PM – 3:35 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.

3:40 PM – 4:00 PM

Phactors: Impacting the Platinum 10 in the Post-Intubation Phase

FOCUS: PLATINUM 10

FAST23 - ERIC BAUER

ERIC BAUER

FlightBriddgeED
@eric.bauer.1069 @flightbridgeed

ABOUT THIS TALK
Join Eric for an enlightening lecture on IMPACTING THE PLATINUM 10 IN THE POST-INTUBATION PHASE where we delve into the critical first ten minutes after intubation, a period known as the Platinum 10. This session will focus on the importance of minimizing the risk of post-intubation cardiac arrest, a crucial factor in improving patient survival and recovery. Discover resuscitation considerations and advanced techniques to optimize post-intubation care, ensuring that each action taken during these vital moments contributes to the best possible outcomes. Learn about the latest research and clinical practices that can help healthcare providers anticipate and manage potential complications effectively.

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 FAST24 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

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