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EMS Today Returns to Washington, D.C., February 5-8, 2014

Friday, October 4th, 2013, 3:48 pm




The EMS Today Conference and Exposition, now on its 33rd year, brings together EMS professionals through high-quality continuing education, networking events, and an exhibit hall boasting the latest life-saving technology.

 Attendees will fully grasp, within moments of walking through the doors of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, why EMS Today is delivering the entire experience for EMS personnel worldwide.

 Stellar educational offerings throughout the four-day event

The Advanced Airway: Cadaver Lab is one of 20 workshops being offered at EMS Today. This comprehensive 4-hour hands-on workshop will challenge attendees’ knowledge of basic anatomy and will review advanced airway management skills. This is a great opportunity for EMS professionals to practice these skills via a hands-on cadaver lab.

 The Resuscitation Academy, presented by the faculty of the internationally-recognized Resuscitation Academy from Seattle, Washington and Howard County, Maryland, is a 4-hour preconference workshop held on February 5, 2014. It will be fast paced, informative, and hands-on. Attendees will take home the latest information and techniques on resuscitation science, such as the “pit crew” approach, to help your EMS system increase ROSC and cardiac arrest survival rates.

 Another preconference workshop on February 5 will tackle the hot EMS topic of Community Paramedicine Programs: Development and Implementation. In this 8-hour class, participants will hear from national and international experts about programs in place, their performance, where reimbursement may be headed, and how to construct a business case to use with stakeholders and potential funders.

 The conference program is comprised of six tracks: BLS/ALS Clinical, ALS Clinical, Management & Operations, Tomorrow’s Healthcare System, Education and Special Focus. Examples of presentations attendees will hear about are: “Changing the Active Shooter Response Paradigm”, “Big Challenges in EMS: Bariatric Medicine”, “The Top Ten Documentation Mistakes EMS Providers Make … and Supervisors Overlook”, “New Roles for EMS in Healthcare Reform”, “National Ambulance Standards: What’s Ahead”, and panel discussions on Airway Management and Spinal Immobilization.

 Alexander Garza, MD, MPH, former Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs and Chief Medical Officer for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, will present the opening keynote. Dr. Garza will address how we can improve the quality of care within EMS and its role in the larger healthcare system.

 Steve Berry, BA, NREMT-P will bring his unique and humorous perspective to surviving the BS (Bureaucratic Suffering) with “Crossing the Toll Bridge To Future Healthcare. Do You Have the Right Change?” in the closing keynote.

 Special events

Special events are another area that EMS Today separates itself from other EMS conferences. The JEMS Games is a fun, challenging and educational experience for emergency medical personnel that puts them in the middle of the action. Teams of three have their skills put to the test in a fast-paced, live competition. This year, the first 10 teams to sign up will receive free Gold Passports to the conference. For rules, regulations and registration form, visit

 New this year, EMS Today is incorporating a “Disaster City” area and scenario to its exhibit hall. Disaster City will include: * A bus accident scenario scene * Transportation and support vehicle area Treatment and rehab area * Disaster response training, simulation and moulage * Command vehicle/trailer area * Incident command vests, gear, flags, cones and lights * Communications and command * Scene lighting and power generators and other disaster response equipment

Two demonstrations will take place at Disaster City during exhibit hours on Friday, February 7, 2014.


To view EMS Today’s Event Guide, which includes detailed information on all of its sessions, workshops, speaker bio’s and events, go to

 Online registration is open and attendees are encouraged to register by December 16th, 2013 to take advantage of its early bird discount.

 About PennWell

Founded in 1910 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, PennWell Corporation is a privately held and highly diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions for the following industries: Oil and gas, electric power generation and delivery, hydropower, renewable energy, water and wastewater treatment, waste management, electronics, optoelectronics, fiber-optics, aerospace and avionics, LEDs and lighting, fire and emergency services, public safety, and dental. PennWell publishes over 130 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents, and has an extensive offering of books, maps, websites, research and database services. In addition to PennWell’s headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma and significant presence in Houston, Texas to serve the global oil and gas industry, the Company has major offices in Nashua, New Hampshire; London, England; San Diego and Mountain View, California; Fairlawn, New Jersey; Moscow, Russia; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Hong Kong, China.

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