Friday and Saturday I attended the Gathering of the Eagles, state of the science education program in Dallas. Dozens of medical directors (EMS physicians) from throughout the United States gave five to 10 minute presentations. There were also lightning rounds for audience members to ask short questions (to generate short answers) of the Eagles.
Here are two questions I didn’t get a chance to ask:
- Which intervention is most likely to rapidly transition from ALS to BLS to lay person? (Examples: defibrillation, epi for anaphylaxis, and naloxone)
- Which terminal degree is best for a paramedic that wants to make a significant, lasting impact on the future of EMS?
You don’t need to be an Eagle to answer these questions. If you have opinion, please share in the comments.
Throughout the conference I wrote articles in the quick take format for EMS1. As those articles are posted I will add the links to this post.
- Perspectives on current resuscitation guidelines, techniques
- How an Ariz. fire department reduced medication errors
- How to improve stroke patient triage, assessment, care and transport
- How to pack a severely bleeding wound
- Emerging models for serving growing population of low-acuity patients
- Video laryngoscopy during chest compressions
- How to improve EMS patient handoffs at emergency department
- Credential removal is an option for EMS provider reckless behaviors
Also read this conference recap from host of the Tuesday EMS tidbits podcast, Bradley Dean.
Confessions from the EMS State of the Science conference
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