23rd EMS on the Border Conference a Success

Suzanne signs Certificates for CMS training

Suzanne David, SEAHEC Assistant Director and organizer of our annual EMS Conference signs CME certificates.

In January, SEAHEC’s 23rd EMS On the Border conference was another resounding success for SEAHEC. The conference drew 218 participants: 153 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel and 65 Registered Nurses (RN) from 73 southern Arizona health agencies. Participants came to learn the latest developments in prehospital care strategies. SEAHEC’s Emergency Medical Services conference provides opportunities to prehospital personnel and emergency department nurses.   Our conferences are tailored to help prehospital care providers address emergency situations unique to our geographic area.

claudia 23rd annual ems conference

SEAHEC Program Coordinator, Claudia Velasco with David Fitzsimmons from the Arizona Daily Star.

Held at the Desert Diamond Casino, on I19, just south of Tucson, this year’s presentations included:
The New CPR: Prepping for Success, Sean Culliney, CEP (Northwest Fire) & Gary Brauchla (Cochise County Resident)
Pediatric Airway Chad Viscusi, MD (UA Health Network)
Workplace Violence Active Shooter, Ron Salik, MD FACEP (St. Joseph’s Hospital and Arizona LifeLine)
Sepsis, Jen Smith, MD & Jamie Moskowitz, RN. (UA Health Network)
Pediatric Pitfalls, Frank Paul, DO, FACOEP, FACEP (VPMA Hospital Physician Partners)
Changes & Controversies in Trauma , Joseph Bellal, MD (UA Health Network)
Environmental Exposure, Chris Williams, MD. (UA Health Network)

David Fitzsimmons, Arizona Daily Star cartoonist provided lunchtime entertainment.

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