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ISU to Host Emergency Medicine Conference April 27-29

April 6, 2023

Idaho State University Continuing Education and Workforce Training will host the annual Emergency Medicine Conference April 27-29.  The annual event serves as a continuing education event for those in the health care field. Training/contact hours are available. 

This year's event will be emceed by Pocatello Firefighter/Paramedic Jordan Peterson. Peterson is involved with the Seattle Stairclimb and co-created the community charity organization Help Jack Give Back.

The keynote speaker for the general session is Sean Pitts, Head of Education for EMSConnect and an Advanced EMT/Fire Fighter in Spokane County. Shaun has been an EMS educator for over 10 years teaching varying courses in EMS across the US.

We are excited to announce our Wilderness Emergency Medicine keynote, Dr. Eric Johnson, FAAFM, FAWM. Dr. Johnson is the Teton Valley (ID) Fire/EMS/SAR Medical Director and Medical Advisor for Global Rescue, LLC. Dr Johnson's medical career includes family medicine, emergency medicine for 20+ years along with wound and hyperbaric medicine. 

This year’s pre-conference (April 27) focuses on Basic Life Support in Obstetrics (BLSO). Up to 8.75 training hours/contact hours are available in the pre-conference. Topics include:

  • Neonatal Resuscitation
  • Maternal Resuscitation
  • Postpartum Hemorrhage
  • Hypertensive Emergencies 
  • Breech, Twins, Cord Prolapse & Other Malpresentations
  • Shoulder Dystocia
  • Preterm Labor & PROM

The general conference sessions (April 28-29) focus on a variety of emergency medicine topics relevant to continuing education for healthcare professionals. Up to 15 training/contact hours are available for the general conference. The Wilderness Emergency Medicine sessions will take place Saturday, April 29 from noon to 5 pm. General conference topics include:

  • What to Look For- An Overview of Observable Signs &
    Symptoms of Drug Influence
  • Large Vessel Occlusions
  • Trauma Studies
  • Fundamentals of Cardiac Arrest
  • Critical Incident Stress Management Training
  • Cadaver Lab
  • Psychological Body Armor
  • Simulation experience 
  • Understanding & Managing Drowning
  • Baby It’s Cold Outside
  • 10 Essentials Systems for Backcountry Rescue
  • And much, much more

To register for the conference please visit cetrain.isu.edu/emc or call (208) 282-3372. 


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