Archive for August, 2012

AEMTA 2012 Memorial Video

Here’s the memorial video we played at the conference.

Defensive Tactics for EMS/Fire Instructor Course – Dec. 3-7 in Branson

Dec. 3-7, 2012
Branson Fire Dept. Station #1
Branson, MO

The DT4EMS/ EVE Instructor Course is a “Doctor Approved”, medically directed 40-hour course. It is both physically and mentally demanding. We strongly suggest candidates evaluate their physical limitations prior to attending the course.

The first two days of the course will be a DT4EMS-1 (E.V.E.) Course modeled by the EVENT (EVE National Trainers). These 16 hours may be a review for those who have attended the course in the past. The third day is “how” to teach Escaping Violent Encounters (E.V.E.). The last two days are all student teaching. In our experience this gives the instructor candidate the tools necessary to prepare for teaching E.V.E. at their agency.

Unless otherwise agreed to in writing, all candidates are considered Tier 3 and allowed to teach at their agency only.

Upon successful completion of the DT4EMS Instructor Course the candidate will be able to teach at his/her agency. The candidate is not an employee of DT4EMS L.L.C.

Click here to view the flyer for for full details.

Conference Follow-up

Dwayne Aalseth

Dwayne Aalseth

Hello and hope all is well in your area. Conference was a great success with increased attendance and a lot of fun. Thank you to those of you who filled out your evaluations, I have gone through them and noted a few things that we can improve on next year. For the majority, evaluations were good and it seemed most had a great time. There are a few things I would like to address with the membership as a whole. Debbie Shea of Mena, AR is the winner of the evaluation drawing. She will receive a free registration for Conference 2013.

The biggest problem we had was the sign in sheets. This was a requirement from the Arkansas Department of Health Section of Trauma due to our grant. We have talked to both the Section of EMS and Trauma, we feel all obligations have been met and it will not be held against you if you did not sign the sheet. We are looking into a machine that will scan your name badge when you enter a class room; if this is able to be done I think it will alleviate the distraction and inconvenience.

Second the AEMTA is a non-profit organization that has no political opinion. I do apologize to anyone who was offended by our keynote speaker; it was not intended to be a political speech aimed at one entity or another. The intent was to make all of our members aware that their vote counts and that we all need to be aware of the issues effecting EMS. The nominated -incoming chairs are looking for a great motivational non-political speaker for next year. Continued

Northwest Arkansas Emergency Management Conference

2012 NWA Emergency Management Conference Brochure

The Annual NWA Emergency Management Conference is scheduled for Tuesday November 6th from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Lunch will be provided. Your local area hospitals and clinics from all six counties (Washington / Benton / Carroll / Madison / Boone / Newton) will come together at NWACC – Shewmaker Center in the Walmart Auditorium. We are asking all Federal / State / County and Municipal leaders and or representatives to attend with a Target Audience of: Health Care, Law Enforcement, Fire, EMS, State Health, Volunteer Organizations. Mental Health, Students, Instructors, Coroners, HAM Radio, County OEM’s and LEPC’s, Transportation, Corporate EM, etc…

Guest Speakers will lead us through important information as it pertains to Emergency Management followed by Question and Answer Sessions. In the afternoon, there will be a short table top exercise that will be done by groups according to your county. This exercise will meet HSEEP requirements for anyone needing a Table Top Exercise for your organization this year. Several vendors from across the country are scheduled to attend. This is focused on the 6 listed counties but attendance is welcomed by anyone regardless of profession or geographic location.

View the brochure via the link above for more information.

ZOMBIE Apocalypse Escape Training

Train for what to do to escape the initial ZOMBIE attack or the “patient” who is high on bath salts or other drugs in those precious moments before Law Enforcement arrives. Come see the proven safety tactics and escape skills taught in our EVE classes.

OK, so we are not really training to escape a Zombie, but those in the medical profession understand how some “patients” who are impaired due to drugs or alcohol can attack like a flesh-eating Zombie and attack a provider without warning.

Two courses are available the week of August 27-31, 2012.

EVE4EMS/Fire : August 27-28, 2012 Obtain 16 CUE’s for only $99.00 and have a blast doing so!

Or attend the full instructor level course August 27-31, 2012 for only $499.00

ZOMBIE Apocalypse Escape Training Flyer

Click the link above to view the flyer for details.

AEMTA Presents Vehicle Rescue Courses in Pine Bluff

Please see the flyer for more information about this offering from AEMTA. The flyer contains a registration form, and the attached Workforce registration is also a requirement for the class. It must be completed and brought to class as part of your online application. The Workforce registration is available below in either .pdf or .docx format for your convenience.

VX 2012 Level 2 – Multiple Vehicle and Mass Casualty. Saturday September 8th – 0900-1600

VX 2012 Heavy Rescue – Large Vehicle, Trucks and Busses. Saturday September 15th – 0900-1600

See the attached flyer for details on each course.

Registration Form (PDF)

Registration Form (DOC)


EMS CEU at Paragould Aug. 22-24

STEMI CEU Course ParagouldSurvival Flight will be presenting CEU courses at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center Auditorium in Paragould, Ark. August 22-24. Topics of discussion include 12-EKG interpretation, specifically STEMIs and those that impersonate STEMIs.  In-depth analysis regarding Et-CO2, when to use it, what it means, and how its interpretation can guide your treatment.

There is no cost, and Arkansas and Missouri EMS professionals can earn 24 CEUs.

The instructor will be Gary Stefan, EMT-P.

See the attached flyer for registration and contact information.

24 Hour EMT Refresher Course

Med-Tech is offering a 24 Hour EMT Refresher Course, September 10 & 11, 2012 (Monday and Tuesday) starting at 8:30 am – 8:30 pm. The cost is $175.00 with a Continental breakfast offered. The class will be held at Med-Tech EMS, #10 Medical Services Drive, Morrilton, AR 72110.

If interested please contact:

Melissa Harness or Denise Carson @ 501-354-8181