This week we would like to highlight the following sessions from the experts:
Gee Grandma, What Great Pills You Have!
When we think of “addict” the term “grandparent” is not typically associated with it. It is important to recognize that age does not prohibit or cure addiction. In fact, when coupled with declining cognitive functions and a system unaware of the potential risks, the chances of becoming substance dependent increase exponentially. This lecture will provide a frank and at times emotional discussion on the signs of elderly addiction and the complications it incurs.
Homemade Chemical Bombs - Awareness Program
Chris Feder and Erick Myers
There is a growing trend involving the construction of simple devices that may directly affect responder safety or be used in the commission of a crime or terrorist event. These devices can be seen as the poor man's terrorist weapon. Chemical bombs and commonly called "Drano bombs" derived from household chemicals are often used as a simple annoyance or for petty vandalism, rather than to cause casualties. Those wishing to do harm might wrap a container with nails and place the device in a garbage can or other metal or glass container in order to boost fragmentation. Little education is needed to construct these devices, but they will cause significant bodily harm. Join us to learn what EMS providers need to know to stay safe around these devices.
Registration for the 2014 NJ Sim Games is Open. This year is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever! Go head-to-head with other EMS agencies from around the region as you treat life-threatening injuries in challenging scenarios on human patient simulators.
The NJ Office of EMS is proud to announce the NJ Statewide Conference on EMS!
This is an exciting, state-of-the-art conference has been designed to provide Emergency Medical Services personnel with educational opportunities that reflect current medical knowledge and practice that will enhance appropriate patient care and reinforce procedures critical to smooth and efficient on-scene operations. The conference offers over 75 sessions, presented by more than 50 subject matter experts. Sessions are divided into clearly defined tracks for the EMS administrator, EMS educator, basic and advanced life support provider, school nurse, and those with a particular interest in pediatrics or emergency preparedness so that individuals may pursue specific areas of interest. The conference is designed for flexibility by allowing you to select continuing education topics in the areas that are important to you.
The Statewide Conference is more than just classroom sessions! Come cheer for your favorite team as they face the human simulators in the annual “NJ Sim Games”. Watch as BLS and ALS teams go head-to-head managing critically ill or injured patients while trying to clinch the number one spot and bragging rights as the top team of NJ SIM Games!
In conjunction with the Statewide Conference on EMS, the annual NJ EMS Awards Banquet is held on Friday evening of the conference. This banquet is a way for the Office of Emergency Medical Services and the New Jersey EMS Council to recognize individuals for their hard work and dedication to the provision of emergency medical services in New Jersey.
The conference is held at the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel, conveniently located a few short blocks from the world famous boardwalk giving registrants the opportunity to enjoy city while attending this premier educational opportunity.
Thank you for your interest in the Conference. We hope to see you this year in Atlantic City!