Texas EMS Air Medical Track

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Texas Association of Air Medical Services
Air Medical Track -- Meeting Room 10**
2023 Texas EMS Conference
Monday, November 20, 2023

9:30 – 10:30   When Heart Failure becomes Cardiogenic Shock: Transport of the

Mechanical Circulatory Support Patient

Presented by Tony Garcia, APRN, CFRN, LP

11:15 – 12:15   Don’t let it take your breath away, Ventilator Management can be made easy

Presented by Esther McIlvain BSN, RN, CEN, CCRN, CFRN

1:30 – 2:30   Be Where Your Feet Are…Building Your Own Resiliency

Presented by Scott Lail EMT-P, FP-C, CFE, AAS

3:15 – 4:15   When Critters Bite and Sting

Presented by Michael Gooch DNP, APRN, CCP

4:30 – 5:30   Prehospital Care for the VAD Patient

Stephen Wilcox LP, FP-C, EMS-I, AAS

**Lecture location & order are as of 8/12/23 & may be subject to change

Disclosure to Learners - 5.0 Contact Hours for Nurses

This Nursing Continuing Professional Development activity is jointly provided by CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System and the Texas Association Air Medical Services. CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Louisiana State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. LSNA Provider No. 4002075.

To receive contact hours for this educational activity, the participant must:

  • Register for activity and sign in accordingly
  • Attend 90% of the designated activity
  • Complete the learning assessment tool within the specified time frame

Once successful completion has been verified, a “Certificate of Successful Completion” will be provided, and 5.0 contact hours will be awarded.

** Note:  Air Medical Employees of TAAMS members may attend the Air Medical lectures for free following the process below:

When air medical crew members/attendees present to the conference, they must be in uniform and should go directly to the room that has been dedicated to the Air Medical Track lectures. Upon arrival there, Lee Ann Fewell (room monitor) will give them a badge that will have “Air Medical Track” printed on it. The badge won’t have names or a scanning code, so it will be good only for the Air Medical Track. Access to the Air Medical Track does not include other Texas EMS Conference events, including the Exhibit Hall, other Conference classes, or Monday lunch.  If Air Medical Track attendees who are not registered for the conference would like to receive EMS CE as well as nursing CE, they MUST tell Lee Ann Fewell. She will assist with signing up for both EMS and nursing CE. She will also provide a printout to track EMS CE, which should be presented to DSHS if requested. Texas EMS Conference will keep the EMS sign-in sheets on file for five years.

IMPORTANT:  Signing in for EMS CE is required for the Air Medical Track only if you do not have a full-conference, scannable badge. Nursing CE is handled separately from EMS CE.