The Ohio EMS Conference

 

Save-the-Date!
May 20 & 21, 2019

The Greater Columbus Convention Center
400 N High St, Columbus OH 43215

Scheduled Events

  • The John P. Moore Memorial EMS Award for Excellence
  • The OhioHealth Excellence in EMS Medical Direction Award
  • General Session with Featured Keynote Presenters
  • Health and Wellness Track
  • EMS Operations Track
  • Resuscitation Track
  • EMS Education Track  (EMS Instructor Development CE)
  • Franklin County Firefighters|OhioHealth Grant Medical Center EMS Education Alumni Luncheon and the OhioHealth Excellence in EMS Education Award
  • The OhioHealth Experience
    • Interact with teams from clinical services
    • Simulation suites
    • Other activities

Keynote Speakers:

Michael Hingson
Michael Hingson is a No. 1 New York Times best-selling author and international
lecturer. Michael, blind since birth, survived the 9/11 attacks with the help of his
guide dog, Roselle. This story of teamwork and his indomitable will to live and thrive is the subject of his best-selling book, Thunder Dog.

Hingson gives hundreds of presentations around the world each year speaking to influential groups like Exxon Mobile, AT&T, Federal Express, Scripps College, Rutgers University, Children’s Hospital and the American Red Cross.

Hingson is the ambassador for the National Braille Literacy Campaign for the National Federation of the Blind and also served as the ambassador for the American Humane Association’s 2012 Hero Dog Awards.

In countless TV and radio appearances, feature articles, and speaking engagements, Hingson does much more than simply tell his own 9/11 story; he continuously explores the broader lessons of his life and experiences.

David A. Miramontes, MD, FACEP, FAEMS
Dr. Miramontes worked at Mercy St. Vincent’s as an attending physician and emergency
medicine residency core faculty member from 1999–2011. He also was the emergency
department medical director for three years at Mercy St. Charles Hospital and has been the EMS medical director of numerous fire departments in northwest Ohio, including the City of Toledo Fire and Lifestar Ambulance. Dr. Miramontes is a national registered emergency medical technician, hazmat technician and firefighter II qualified. He is also involved with the US Department of Health and Human Services’ National Disaster Medical System, and has deployed many times over the last 20 years.

Dr. Miramontes assumed a command position in August 2011 as the assistant chief of fire and EMS, and medical director for the District of Columbia Fire and EMS Department, serving more than three years. He currently practices EMS medicine full time as the medical director for the City of San Antonio Fire Department. The department has more than 1,700 firefighter EMTs and paramedics who serve to protect the seventh largest city in the United States.

Paul Pepe, MD, MPH, FACEP
Paul E. Pepe is a professor of emergency medicine, internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics,
public health and the Riggs Family Chair in Emergency Medicine at the University of Texas
Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He simultaneously serves as the EMS and public
safety medical director for the Dallas County government.

A protégé of Michael Copass, MD, and Leonard Cobb, MD, the legendary medical directors of the renowned Seattle EMS system, he served in the 1970s as a street doctor for Seattle. Pepe was responsible for evaluating the performance of paramedics as an adjunct to his primary role in creating innovative research in the realm of critical care medicine.

In the 1980s, Pepe was recruited to the City of Houston to drive similar advances in out-of-hospital resuscitative care. Under his leadership, Houston EMS crews dramatically increased the survival rates for cardiac arrest and critical trauma patients, largely accomplished by continually innovating care, starting with dispatch office functions and on-scene coordinated interventions, and progressing to advanced intra-transport techniques and receiving facilities’ management of the most critically ill and injured patients. An omnipresent responder on the streets of Houston over the next decade, he rapidly became a role model for the future American Board of Medical Specialties subspecialty of out-of-hospital emergency practice (EMS), for which he co-founded (and was the first nationally-elected president) the National Association of EMS Physicians, the subspecialty’s professional society today. He also pioneered best practices for multicasualty incident management, law enforcement tactical medicine concepts and mass gathering healthcare.

Pepe has served as the emergency medicine-trauma consultant to the White House Medical Unit through successive physicians of the president and other high-profile entities, including National Basketball Association trainers and chief security officers for several major entertainment tours involving mass gatherings. He has since championed an academic model for event medicine, including specialized research and formal training with eventual establishment of event medicine as a recognized specialty in the house of medicine, just as he did for the discipline of EMS. Because of his recognized expertise and experience, he has been asked to be an embedded physician on large entertainment tours, including for U2, and has held key leadership support roles in major U.S. disasters, including hurricane Katrina, the
Dallas police ambush shootings and the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy in Parkland, Florida, where he was also serving as medical director for special operations for both the Broward Sheriff’s Office (SWAT) and the Coral Springs/Parkland Fire Rescue Department.

Today, as the national coordinator of the Metropolitan EMS (9-1-1 system) Medical Directors Coalition, he leads a de facto physician alliance among medical final decision-makers and large city 9-1-1 system medical responders to ensure medical preparedness, training and protocols in the United States and their European metropolitan counterparts. With this alliance, he has helped not only to establish local contacts and medical advance plans for major events and other special operations, but also more rapid changes in best practices for stroke, cardiac and trauma care worldwide. He is also an extremely distinguished academician with more than 400 full-length, published scientific papers, including many landmark publications, such as the original Chain of Survival treatise, the first description and measurement of Auto-PEEP, permissive hypotension in trauma, re-appraisal of mouth-to-mouth in CPR, the Chicago airport automated external defibrillator study, on-scene management of pediatric cardiac
arrest and the first clinical translation of “heads-up CPR.” He is renowned for a grass-roots, street-wise style in planning, implementing and overseeing a systems approach to saving lives, operationally and through well over two dozen successful clinical trials.

Beyond being a veteran medical leader in multiple U.S. disasters and co-founder of the National Disaster Life Support family of courses, he has been cited for heroism in the U.S. Congressional Record and has frequently received national and international awards and commendations from numerous professional organizations across a myriad of disciplines, including the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (Excellence in Research) and the Society for Critical Care Medicine. Designated as a Master of both the American College of Critical Care Medicine and the American College of Physicians (MCCM, MACP), he continues to lead many interdisciplinary scientific panels for stroke, cardiac arrest, neuroprotection and EMS systems of care.

Jason Brezler
Jason Brezler is the Founder and President of Leadership Under Fire. He has
specialized in leadership development, character development and optimal
human performance for more than 10 years, and frequently addresses leaders and
organizations across North America.

Brezler calls upon his extensive operational experience in Iraq, Afghanistan and New York City as he prepares leaders from public safety organizations, business corporations, athletic teams and academic institutions to perform at their best.

He serves as a New York Fire Department special operations firefighter in Rescue Company 2 in
Brooklyn. Prior to becoming a firefighter and creating the Leadership Under Fire Team, Jason began his career as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. He led marines on several deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan where he was decorated for his combat service. He continues to serve as a major in the Marine Corps Reserves.

Jason received a Master’s of Science degree from Oklahoma State University and a second Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Maryland. He completed his undergraduate degree at the United States Naval Academy, where he also played Division 1 baseball for the Midshipmen.

Joe Powell, MICP, EMSC
Joe Powell runs the transport and non-transport Emergency Medical Services division
of the Rialto Fire Department in California. Powell has been a member of Rialto Fire’s
command staff for more than 13 years, and has been a practicing paramedic in San
Bernardino County for more than 27 years. Powell was awarded two United States
patents and continues to be a leader in innovative patient care. He and the Rialto
Fire Department are presently piloting five prehospital care trial studies. He was published in the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine three times in the past two years. Powell leads Rialto Fire’s nationally recognized drowning prevention program and continues to work with legislators to pass legislation requiring unified data collection and analysis in all water submersion incidents. He currently sits on the Medical Advisory Committee for the County of San Bernardino and on the Institutional Review Board for Arrowhead Regional Medical Center.

 

The John P. Moore Memorial EMS Award for Excellence

John Moore 100

Background

John P. Moore was an invaluable member of the OhioHealth Grant Medical Center family. For 25 years, John served as a part- time paramedic instructor at Grant, and was one of three paramedic instructors for the Columbus Division of Fire. John dedicated his professional life to the continued success of the Grant Trauma program and Grant’s LifeLink program. His contributions to the improvement of care for pre-hospital patients through his efforts at the Columbus Division of Fire, Grant LifeFlight, Grant LifeLink and Grant’s Paramedic School are invaluable.

Description

To pay honor to John’s memory, OhioHealth is proud to present The John P. Moore Memorial EMS Award for Excellence. This prestigious award is bestowed annually upon an Ohio Emergency Medical Responder, Emergency Medical Technician, Advanced Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic.

It serves to recognize, appreciate, and celebrate the recipient’s accomplishments and contributions, as demonstrated through their actions as an EMS advocate, educator, leader, mentor or provider.

Eligibility Criteria

A nominee for The John P. Moore Memorial EMS Award for
Excellence must:

+  Be an EMS provider, with a current and valid certification issued by the State of Ohio, Division of EMS as an Emergency Medical Responder, Emergency Medical Technician, Advanced Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic; and
+   Be an EMS provider with no disciplinary actions against them by the Ohio State Board of Emergency Medical Services; and
+   Be a member in good standing of a recognized EMS organization that responds to emergencies and other requests, including those made by the public-at-large; and
+   Meet the spirit of the award description

Nomination Requirements and Submission

Section 1: Nominator Information (Required)

Section 2: Nominee Information (Required)

Section 3: Nominee Biography (Required)

Describe in 500 words or less, why the nominee should be considered for this award.

Please provide descriptive, detailed information and specific examples of how the nominee has affected the lives of others by creating a long-lasting, positive impact on the provision of emergency medical services as an EMS advocate, educator, leader, mentor or provider. Use this section to tell the complete story of your nominee and to make an impact upon the award selection committee.

Section 4: Optional Attachments (Maximum 3)

A maximum of three attachments may be included as part of this nomination packet. The attachments may contain examples of the nominee’s work or other supportive items, including letters-of-recommendation.

Recipient Selection

Nominations are blinded and nominees are voted on by the members of a multidisciplinary team.

Download PDF version of the nomination packet.

 

Excellence in EMS Medical Direction Award

Background

The Medical Director serves a critical role in the delivery of emergency medical services, clinical integration with healthcare systems, community health management, clinical quality and patient safety, emergency medical dispatch, training and education, and clinical operations.

A deep understanding of the emergency medical services system and its people are a must. An engaged medical director serves as a role model, subject matter expert, researcher, risk manager, data analyst, facilitator, liaison, and much more. Today’s EMS professionals demand and deserve quality, dedicated face-time with medical directors.

Description

To recognize EMS medical directors, OhioHealth is proud to present the Excellence in EMS Medical Direction Award. This prestigious award is bestowed annually upon an Ohio EMS Physician Medical Director.

It serves to recognize, appreciate, and celebrate the recipient’s accomplishments and contributions, as demonstrated through their actions as an EMS advocate, educator, leader, mentor or professional.

Eligibility Criteria

A nominee for the Excellence in EMS Medical Direction Award must:

+  Be a physician, with a current and valid license issued by the State of Ohio; and
+   Have no disciplinary actions against them by the Ohio Medical Board; and
+   Be a medical director, in good standing, of a recognized EMS organization that responds to emergencies and other requests, including those made by the public-at-large; and
+   Meet the spirit of the award description

Nomination Requirements

Section 1: Nominator Information (Required)

Section 2: Nominee Information (Required)

Section 3: Nominee Biography (Required)

Describe in 500 words or less, why the nominee should be considered for this award.

Please provide descriptive, detailed information and specific examples of how the nominee has affected the lives of others by creating a long-lasting, positive impact on the provision of emergency medical services as an EMS advocate, educator, leader, mentor or professional. Use this section to tell the complete story of your nominee and to make an impact upon the award selection committee.

Section 4: Optional Attachments (Maximum 3)

A maximum of three attachments may be included as part of this nomination packet. The attachments may contain examples of the nominee’s work or other supportive items, including letters-of-recommendation.

Recipient Selection

Nominations are blinded and nominees are voted on by the members of a multidisciplinary team.

Download PDF version of the nomination packet

 

Franklin County Firefighters | Grant Medical Center EMS Education Alumni Luncheon

Graduates, students, advisory board members, faculty and staff of the Franklin County Firefighters/OhioHealth Grant Medical Center EMS Education EMT and paramedic schools are invited to attend a private luncheon from 12:15 PM through 1:30 PM on each day of the conference, to celebrate the successes of our program and its people. The tie between our students, those past, present and future, forms a solid foundation that contributes to an environment of professionalism, camaraderie and lifelong learning among EMS professionals throughout the state.

Excellence in EMS Education Award Ceremony

An annual award presented to a staff member, faculty member, advisory board member or other person to recognize their support of our program. This year’s award will be presented during the alumni luncheon on Monday, May 20, 2019.

 

Exhibitors and Sponsor Opportunities

Reach out to an expected audience of over 1600 people at multiple events over two days in one location!

There are many exhibitor, sponsor, and other opportunities to interact with this audience of Emergency Medical Responders, Emergency Medical Technicians, Advanced EMTs, Paramedics, nurses, physicians, chief officers, educators, supply coordinators, hospital, trauma, stroke and STEMI center representatives, and others.

Contact Us for more information.

 

Conference and Area Information

All conference events are conveniently located in the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Parking garages are located nearby on Goodale Boulevard, Nationwide Boulevard between High and Third Streets and on Vine Street between High and Park Streets.

Convention Center Facilities Map

Area Map  Areas of Interest, Hotels, Parking, Restaurants, Etc.
Experience Columbus
Short North
Arena District
German Village
Easton Town Center
Polaris Fashion Place
Central Ohio Fire Museum

Notice: OhioHealth has no relationship with and makes no guarantees related to accommodations or other local amenities or services. Please confirm availability, rates, fees, terms, etc. directly with the service provider.

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Additional Information

Online: Contact Us
Email: ems@ohiohealth.com
Telephone: (614) 566.9111

Educational Scope

OhioHealth Emergency Medical Services continuing education programs are intended only to introduce or further enhance knowledge and skills. Authorization to perform any procedure, skill, technique or the like, as well as certification or licensure, is not implied or granted. Future performance, retention of knowledge, competency and the like are not implied or guaranteed. The issuance or possession of certificates, provider cards, letters of attendance and the like, as well as participation in or completion of an educational offering, do not indicate a participant’s knowledge, expected behavior or capacity to perform.

EMS CE Approval

OhioHealth Emergency Medical Services (i.e. OhioHealth Grant Medical Center LifeLink) Is approved by the State of Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS as a Continuing Education Provider (Approval #2084). Ohio Division of EMS

Nursing CE Approval

The Ohio Board of Nursing accepts “a CE activity that has been approved by an agency that regulates a healthcare profession or discipline in Ohio or another jurisdiction.” CE approved by the State of Ohio, Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS meets Ohio Board of Nursing CE requirements. Ohio Board of Nursing

AHA Training Center Authorization

OhioHealth Emergency Medical Services is an authorized provider of all American Heart Association ECC courses, including BLS, ACLS, PALS, and PEAR. The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, PALS, and PEARS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association, and fees charged for such courses do not represent income to the American Heart Association. AHA CPR and ECC