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Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 6:00 PM EDT
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Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 4:00 PM EDT

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Hilton Garden Inn - College Town

30 Celebration Drive
Rochester, NY 14620

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Sharon Chiumento
STEP EMS
sharon.chiumento@stepcouncil.org

STEP Conference 2019

Come join us at the 2019 STEP Conference! Medical,trauma, pediatric, & obstetric topics are included, as well as a new fire scene management track & a mental health track. Breakfast & lunch are included each day. 2019 MLREMS awards will be presented at a reception after the Fri afternoon workshops & STEP Agency Service Awards at Sat. breakfast.

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    • $205.00 after Sunday, March 24, 2019
    $195.00
    • $130.00 after Sunday, March 24, 2019
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Thursday Preconference 6:00-10:00pm -- NYS Core Content (select here if added to conference above)

Paramedic Instructor and NYS CIC, Robert Breese, will conduct a core content session which will be tailored to the needs of participants. He will cover requested topics at a level that will suit educational standards for both ALS and BLS providers. NYS EMS CME 4 hr [content credit will be determined based on final content]

1 $60.00 each

Thursday Preconference- Mental Health 1st Aid (includes book) - add to full conference above

This preconference is the start of an 8 hr program taught by Melodie Kolmetz, PA, EMTP (4 hr preconference plus all sessions marked with * on Fri & Sat). 2 day conference fee must be added to this preconference fee. Textbook is included in the preconference fee. All 8 hr must be attended to receive a course completion certificate. The preconference session will focus on general principles and on substance abuse issues. NYS EMS CME Credit - 4hr Psych/Behavioral for the preconference portion

1 $75.00 each

Friday STEP Conference: 7:30-9:00 am Welcome Breakfast

Enjoy a full hot breakfast buffet to start off the STEP Conference festivities - included in your admission. Please indicate below which type of meal you would like or leave blank if you will not be attending so we can get an accurate meal count.

Select up to 1

1 Free
1 Free
1 Free

9:00-10:30am Fri AM Plenary: First Responders & Public Health

Dr Michael Mendoza, Monroe County Commissioner of Public Health, will provide an overview of health and population health in Monroe County, using specific examples to underscore the need for innovative collaboration within our community and across various professions including EMS & other first responders to expand the available workforce needed to address population health challenges. NYS EMS CME credit: 1.5 hr Preparatory (EMS Systems/Public Health)

1 Free

11:00-12:00 Fri AM: The Stroke Mobile & Other Stroke Care Initiatives

Dr Christopher Zammit, a neurologist & emergency physician, and & Stroke Center Director, Dr Tarun Bhalla, will discuss the new stroke mobile that can provide at scene CAT Scan and preliminary stroke care, potentially including TPA, right at the scene where the patient is located. They will also discuss the differences in stroke types and care options including some new treatments when TPA is not an option. NYS EMS CMS credit: 1 hr Medical (Neurological or Cardiovascular)

1 Free

11:00-12:00 Fri AM: Trauma Case Studies

Bill Hallinan, RN is the Trauma Program Manager at Kessler Trauma Center. Through his presentation he will highlight pearls of wisdom and learning points gleaned from trauma cases around the region that you might utilize in caring for future trauma patients. NYS EMS CME credit: 1 hr Trauma Overview

1 Free

11:00-12:00 Fri AM: Truck Company Operations for Rural Fire Departments

Andy Young from Vigilant Fire Training will discuss the importance of truck company operations in fire departments that might not have an aerial device. Tactical considerations for entry, search, ventilation and ladders will be discussed. Attendees will be introduced to the realization that the proper assignment, performance and completion of truck tactics is critical to the safety of everyone operating on the fire ground. NYS EMS CME credit: None

1 Free

11:00-12:00 Fri AM: Crisis 1st Aid for Depressed/Suicidal Patients *

Melodie Kolmetz, PA, EMTP will present a module on the identification of risk factors and warning signs in patients and others with depression or suicidal ideations. She will also share an action plan to help the patient get the professional help needed. (* Module required if taking 8 hr certificate course) NYS EMS CME credit: 1 hr Psych/Behavioral Emergencies

1 Free

12:00-1:00 PM Fri Lunch

Enjoy a hot buffet lunch and the chance to network with other conference attendees - included in your admission. Please indicate below which type of meal you would like or leave blank if you will not be attending so we can get an accurate meal count.

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1 Free
1 Free
1 Free

1-2:30 Friday PM Plenary: EMS in NYS - 2019

Ryan Greenburg, the Director of the NYS Bureau of EMS & Trauma will share his vision for the future of EMS in NYS. He will update attendees on changes in the Department as well as some new initiatives that will be taking shape in 2019. NYS CME Credit: 1.5 hr Preparatory (EMS Systems)

1 Free

3:00-4:00 Fri PM: Renal Emergencies

Dr Jonathan Bress, a nephrologist from Rochester Regional Health will cover renal emergencies including kidney failure, as well as discussing issues related to kidney dialysis. NYS EMS CME credit: 1 hr Medical (Renal/Genitourinary)

1 Free

3:00-4:00 Fri PM: Point of Care Ultrasound Patient Evaluation

Peter Bonadonna, EMTP will discuss the use of ultrasound in EMS to evaluate a patient, particularly in a trauma setting. He will demonstrate the use of the FAST exam to evaluate abdominal trauma, and also share information about prehospital ultrasound evaluation of other pathologies. NYS EMS CME credit: 1 hr Trauma Assessment

1 Free

3:00-4:00 Fri PM: Got Ladders?

Jason Klein from Vigilant Fire Training will talk about how the fire department ground ladder is a core tool of the fire service. However this device is often overlooked and underrated. This class will give the attendee an in-depth look into construction, selection and operation of this age old tool. The attendee will discover a new found respect for the ground ladder and will come away with a wealth of new knowledge to take back to their department. NYS EMS CME credit: None

1 Free

3:00-4:00 Fri PM: Depression & Anxiety *

Melodie Kolmetz, PA, EMTP will present a module on the identification of risk factors and warning signs in patients and others with depression or anxiety, who are not in a crisis mode. She will also share an action plan to help friend, family members or acquaintances get the professional help needed before they become patients in crisis themselves.(* module required if taking 8hr certificate course) NYS EMS CME credit: 1 hr Psych/Behavioral Emergencies

1 Free

4:15pm MLREMS Awards Reception

The Monroe Livingston Regional EMS Council (MLREMS) will present its annual awards. Please join Council members in congratulating the regional winners, whose names will be forwarded to the State Council for consideration for the statewide awards.

1 Free

Saturday STEP Conference - 7:30-9:00 Registration/Awards Breakfast

Enjoy a hot buffet breakfast (included in your admission) followed by STEP's presentation honoring agencies celebrating major anniversary years. Please indicate below which type of meal you would like or leave blank if you will not be attending so we can get an accurate meal count.

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1 Free
1 Free
1 Free

9-10:30 Sat AM Plenary: What's Hot & What's Not in EMS?

Dr Jeremy Cushman, Monroe-Livingston Regional EMS Director will discuss that how we respond to both small or large events defines both our specialty, and ourselves as responders. This presentation will review the things that make a difference in our patient’s outcomes – whether it’s the medicine, the prioritization of tasks, or how we manage an incident. NYS EMS CME Credit: 1.5 hr Preparatory (EMS Systems or Operations)

1 Free

11-12:00 Sat AM: Pediatric Case Studies

Dr Elise VanderJagt from Golisano Children's Hospital and Dr Arthur Cooper from Harlem Hospital in NYC will utilize case studies to discuss a variety of issues related to the care of pediatric patients. NYS EMS CME credit: 1 hr Pediatrics

1 Free

11-12:00 Sat AM: Blown to Kingdom Come

Christopher Ebright, NREMT-P will discuss how blast injuries result from explosions that have the capability to cause multisystem, life-threatening injuries in single or multiple victims simultaneously. These types of events present complex triage, diagnostic, and management challenges for the health care provider. This presentation will explain the pathophysiology, safety considerations and what we can do as EMS providers to help these patients. NYS EMS CME credit:1hr Multisystem Trauma

1 Free

11-12:00 Sat AM: Code 5 Command

Todd Smith from Vigilant Fire Training will discuss how LODDs can be directly linked to lack of command & control & will talk about a simplified command process that breaks the fire ground into five primary tactics & secondary tactics, including how to identify, prioritize & assign tactics based on hazard mitigation & risk management. Todd will discuss how to implement the command process & develop an incident feedback loop. NYS EMS CME credit: 0.5 hr Operations (for concepts also used in EMS)

1 Free

11-12:00 Sat AM: Mental Health 1st Aid for Panic Attacks & Trauma Events *

Melodie Kolmetz, PA, EMTP will present a module on the identification of risk factors and warning signs in patients and others suffering panic attacks or involved in a significant trauma situation that may be psychologically stressful. She will also share an action plan to help patients,friends, family members or acquaintances get the professional help needed. (* required module if taking full 8hr certificate course) NYS EMS CME credit: 1 hr Psych/Behavioral Emergencies

1 Free

12-1:00 PM Lunch

Enjoy a hot buffet lunch and the chance to network with other conference attendees - included in your admission. Please indicate below which type of meal you would like or leave blank if you will not be attending so we can get an accurate meal count.

Select up to 1

1 Free
1 Free
1 Free

1-2:30 pm Sat Russian Roulette – The American Way

Chris Ebright will discuss how inhalants - cheap, legal & accessible products, are as popular as marijuana. Few know the deadly effects these products have on the brain &body when they are inhaled or "huffed." It's like playing Russian Roulette - the user can die the 1st, 10th or 100th time a product is misused. This presentation will explain the pathophysiology of various gases, nitrites, volatile substances & other info about this deadly problem. NYS EMS CME credit: 1.5 hr Toxicology

1 Free

2:45-3:45pm Sat: Prenatal & Postnatal Emergencies

Pat Capellazzi RN, an obstetric nurse at Unity Hospital and nursing instructor at St John Fisher will discuss emergency situations that can occur before birth including eclampsia, placenta previa and other significant problems, as well as issues that can occur after birth such as bleeding. NYS EMS CME credit: 1.0 hr Obstetrics

1 Free

2:45-3:45pm Sat: The Smiling Death

Christopher Ebright, NREMT-P discusses how when responding to an entrapment situation, EMS should be prepared to manage a patient with crush syndrome. Having your patient die moments after being freed is a tragic end to a well-executed rescue. EMS providers as part of these teams can reduce the chances of this through recognition and proper pre-treatment prior to extrication. Come listen to this presentation and find out how. NYS EMS CME credit: 1.5 hr Multiple System Trauma

1 Free

2:45-3:45pm Sat: SOAP-Water Sizeup

Todd Smith discusses how initial actions of a fire ground will set the tone & define the eventual outcome of fire ground operations. When initial operations of the first arriving company are ineffective, firefighter safety is jeopardized as companies are forced to play catch up through the remainder of the operation. A complete size-up method communicated via radio transmission will define the fire-ground, identify strategy & assign primary tactics based on priority. NYS EMS CME credit: None

1 Free

2:45-3:45 pm Sat: Acute Psychosis *

Melodie Kolmetz, PA, EMTP will present a module on the identification of risk factors and warning signs in patients and others suffering acute psychotic events. She will also share an action plan to help patients get the professional help needed. (* required module if taking 8hr certificate course) NYS EMS CME credit: 1 hr Psych/Behavioral Emergencies NYS EMS CME credit: 1 hr Preparatory (EMS Systems)

1 Free
$9,999.99

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    Rochester, NY 14618

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