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Class Catalog 2018 EMS Symposium

Below is a list of classes available for group training sessions. For more information or to schedule a class please contact your local EMS Coordinator.

12-Lead Initial (2 CE)

This course introduces the provider to the basics of 12-Lead acquisition and interpretation. The target audience for this presentation are providers that are seeking to expand their current education.

Addiction (2 CE)

Addiction is an epidemic in our society and often carries a heavy stigma for those suffering in its grip. This course reviews the history of opiates and the associated industry. The student will leave with a clear understanding of the addicted, physiology of naloxone, and why addiction is a disease.

Airway Management (2 CE)

This course will review basic airway management, and is designed for all levels of EMS providers. Participants will review airway anatomy, practice handling escalating airway compromise, and the associated management complications.

Behavioral Health (2 CE)

Whether it is the chief complaint or not, EMS is often faced with a variety of psychological conditions. This course reviews psychological disorders, places an emphasis on modified assessment techniques for the patient in a psychological crisis, scene safety, treatment, and transport considerations.

Capnography (2 CE)

This course is designed to build upon the provider’s current knowledge of capnography and expand on its use in the breathing patient. Providers will review the physiology of respiration and interpret waveforms to effectively manage the pre-hospital patient.

Cardiac Emergencies (2 CE)

How often do you hear dispatch say respond to a report of chest pain? This course reviews the pre-hospital cardiac assessment, treatment, and transport. In addition, the course provides cardiac case reviews from transport to discharge disposition and everything in between.

Cath Lab Clinical Experience (2 CE)

EMS personnel are provided a unique, behind the scenes view of cardiac treatment thru the eyes of the physicians and specialized clinicians of Kettering Medical Center’s Cath Team. Providers will follow the team as they perform cardiac catheterizations. This is a unique experience applicable to all levels of providers.

Cold Weather Emergencies (2 CE)

With the onset of winter, the field becomes a harsh environment. This course focuses on cold weather environment emergencies, including hypothermia, frostbite and common winter sports injuries. Providers will review the physiological changes related to cold weather, as well as the management and treatment of such emergencies.


CPAP is one of the greatest advances in pre-hospital care available today, yet how comfortable are you with using it? This course reviews airway anatomy, physiology, and commonly encountered respiratory diseases. Providers will review the requirements for CPAP, practical application and troubleshooting this device.

Department Case Reviews and Documentation (1 CE)

Ask yourself this, “if that EMS run is called into question, do I have appropriate legal documentation?” This course reviews documentation do’s and don’ts by reviewing select calls transported to a Kettering Health Network facility. This includes patient care report reviews, ultimate diagnoses, and outcomes for that specific patient.

EMS Nutrition and Wellness (2 CE)

EMS crews get the opportunity to have their vitals, cholesterol, and glucose level checked. Kettering Health Network Nutritionists educate on the importance of diet and health for public safety. Crews are shown different diet options and are provided lunch based on the recipes.

Endocrine Emergencies (2 CE)

There’s more to endocrine emergencies than the run of the mill diabetic call and this course will show you how much more. Providers will review the various endocrine abnormalities, their clinical presentation, and how to manage those issues in the pre-hospital setting.

Geriatric Emergencies (2 CE)

The leading mechanism of injury in the United States is “Falls” of geriatric patients. It is easy to become complacent when the majority of our responses are to the geriatric patient and we can forget the impact that we make in the care of these patients. This course emphasizes the strategies for assessment, treatment, and management of geriatric patients. It also emphasizes injury prevention for our senior citizens.

Geriatric Trauma (2 CE)

This course reviews the physiological and anatomical differences in the geriatric trauma patient. Participants will review assessment and treatment specific to this population.

Gynecological and Obstetrical Emergencies (2 CE)

The delivery of a child in the field can be a beautiful yet terrifying experience for the EMS provider. Let us prepare you by reviewing gynecological emergencies, emergency childbirth, and subsequent neonatal assessment and resuscitation.

Hand Trauma (2 CE)

The hand is such a vital part of our daily functioning and hand trauma accounts for 5-10% of all ER visits. This course is presented by a hand trauma surgeon reviewing surgical cases and their outcomes. This lecture provides excellent information regarding our region’s specialized hand trauma program.

Hospital and Field Hazmat Mitigation (2 CE)

This course will review the hospital’s process of managing hazmat emergencies. Learn how your department can better assist in that process.

Infection Control/Blood borne Pathogens (2 CE)

Recent events in the news have highlighted the need to consistently re-train EMS in the most common blood borne pathogens, address concerns with exposure, and give strategies to prevent infection.

Inside the Network (2 CE)

What’s the difference between a Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 trauma center? When do I call for an aircraft? Should my patient go to a primary stroke center or an interventional facility? This course reviews the capabilities of all Kettering Health Network facilities. It demonstrates facility capabilities in a variety of topics including neurology, cardiology, trauma, critical care, hand trauma and more.

Landing Zone Safety-Med Flight (2 CE)

This course reviews landing zone set-up and safety provided by our partners at MedFlight. Providers will use the Smartphone App to contact MedFlight, communicate via radio, review safe patient loading, and tour of the aircraft.

Man vs. Machine (2 CE)

Whether you operate in an industrial or rural area your department will encounter machinery related trauma. This course will review common injuries associated with machinery accidents, general extrication, and management of the patient.

Mass Casualty Incident Management (3 CE)

Would you know what to do if a car went screaming thru your local farmer’s market taking out all those that attend? This course is designed for all levels of providers and will review the incident management system, trauma triage, and end destination of patients.

Neurologic Emergencies (2 CE)

You are called to a patient with an altered level of consciousness, is it a stroke, postictle state, or some other underlying condition? This course reviews neurologic assessment, treatment, and early recognition of stroke signs and symptoms. In addition, the course provides neurologic case reviews from across Kettering Health Network.

Orthopedic Trauma (2 CE)

This course reviews the management of orthopedic traumas and the challenges they present. Providers will review the assessment and treatment of pelvic fractures, long bone fractures, and musculoskeletal injuries.

Pediatric Emergencies-Scenario Based (2 CE)

Can your crew handle a critical ill pediatric patient? Are they able to calculate and draw up all of the medications used in pediatric resuscitation? This course reviews basic pediatric anatomy and physiology and common pediatric critical conditions. Providers will perform hands-on scenarios designed to challenge all levels of providers.

Pediatric Trauma (2 CE)

Nothing is more stressful and taxing to the provider than an EMS call involving a child, especially a traumatic injury. This course reviews the physiological and anatomical differences found in the pediatric trauma patient. Participants will review assessment, treatment, and hands-on practical skills.

Removal & Management of Sports Equipment (2 CE)

Football, hockey, soccer and lacrosse just to name a few, all carry a variety of sports equipment that can baffle the EMS provider and inhibit rapid care. Our Sports Medicine Team will discuss the difference in sports equipment that EMS can encounter. Providers will learn how to remove equipment properly and manage the sports injury patient. Participants then get to practice with hands-on scenarios.

The Difficult Airway (2 CE)

Not all airways are created equal and some can be downright challenging. Through this course providers will gain a better understanding of airway anatomy, practice patient evaluation techniques, advanced maneuvers, sedate to intubate, assist devices, and surgical cricothyrotomy.

Toxicology (2 CE)

There’s an empty container lying next to your unconscious patient who is hyperventilating and hot to the touch; what did they take? How does that toxin affect my management of this patient? This course will answer that very question by reviewing common toxins, identifying various toxidromes and their management.

Trauma Case Reviews (2 CE)

Trauma is the 5th leading cause of death in all age groups and has a high societal impact. In this training pre-hospital providers will review assessment, treatment, and destination decisions for the trauma patient. In addition, the course provides trauma case reviews from across the Kettering Health Network.

Trauma Rounds (2 CE)

EMS personnel are provided a unique behind-the-scenes view of trauma treatment thru the eyes of the physicians and specialized clinicians of Kettering Medical Center’s Trauma Team. Providers will attend the morning trauma case review and then follow the team on the floor as they round on patients on the unit. This is a valuable experience applicable to all levels of EMS providers.

Trauma Triage (2 CE)

Mass casualty incidents are a low incident but high stress situation that affect providers of all levels. This course reviews trauma triage as it relates to large scale disasters and smaller scale incidents that overwhelm the initial responding EMS providers. Participants will review the need, use, and practical application of the trauma triage system.

Warm Weather Emergencies (2 CE)

This course will cover common emergencies that typically occur in the summer in Ohio including hyperthermia, drowning, lightning strikes, and wildlife threats. Providers will review these various hazards, their management and treatment.