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Reports from Pinnacle EMS Conference 2017

I attended the Pinnacle EMS Conference in Boca Raton, Fla. last week. I wrote quick take articles for many of the sessions I attended.

What’s the future of EMS? – a facilitated discussion on the EMS Agenda 2050

Fatigue in EMS: Preview of an evidence-based guideline – early glimpse at the recommendations coming from the Fatigue in EMS project

EMS leaders should expect, prepare for cyberattack – your agency is not ready

Why EMS is important to the patient’s experience  – opening keynote presentation

Proactive EMS approaches to the opioid crisis  – panel discussion from four EMS agencies.

EMS Trend Report presentation

On the final morning of Pinnacle I co-presented with Catherine R. Counts the findings from the 2017 EMS Trend Report: The forces shaping the future of EMS.

Watch/listen to a Periscope live stream of the presentation.

Exhibit Hall

There was an exhibit hall – mostly software and services for dispatch, communications, billing, collections and operations. Two things – 1) Fidget spinners have replaced stress/squeeze balls and 2) Odd interactive devices. I am not sure what the point of this was.

There were ambulance vendors but the most deluxe ambulance I saw all week was this Boca Raton Fire Rescue unit parked outside the hotel.

Pinnacle 2017

If you are EMS leader or aspiring EMS leader join me for Pinnacle 2018

By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.