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Traumatic Brain Injury Program Seeks Input Through Online Survey, Workshops

By Ben Boulden

The program is supported by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Institute for Digital Health & Innovation through a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living, and a matching grant from the Arkansas Department of Health.

Information gathered through the survey, and the workshops will be reviewed for inclusion in the Arkansas State Plan for Traumatic Brain Injury. There is no closing date to provide information for the plan. Online needs assessments are available on the program’s website at:  TBI State Partnership Program.

The workshops are being done with assistance from the TBI Advisory Board Workgroup, comprised of representatives from many agencies and organizations and those living with brain injuries. The TBI Advisory Board Workgroup meetings are open to the public. The next meeting will be held on Nov. 12.

So far, regional events have been held in Batesville and Springdale. Program director Terri Imus, B.S.N., said that over the next year, additional workshops are planned across the state to allow face-to-face engagement with more of the traumatic brain injury survivor community. Additional support resources, such as a program to document the life experiences of those living with brain injuries and an online support group, are being developed.

The regional events include networking opportunities, education, telemedicine demonstration, and resources, including Smart 9-1-1, service dogs, and life experiences shared by people living with brain injuries.

UAMS is the state’s only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; hospital; a main campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Translational Research Institute and Institute for Digital Health & Innovation. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 2,727 students, 870 medical residents and five dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Find us on FacebookTwitterYouTube or Instagram.

EMS World Expo 2019

Mental Health Services for First Responders Available in Central Arkansas

 *Mental Health Services for First Responders Available in Central Arkansas*

GetTherapy.com

1-888-THERAPY

(1-888-843-7279)

This is the Arkansas network of independent counselors, psychologists, and psychiatrists.

This includes almost 100 providers in Arkansas.

 

Expedition Medicine National Conference

 

Expedition Medicine National Conference in Little Rock on March 9-10 in Little Rock. The website for the conference is https://expedmed.org/

 

AEMTA PARADE OF LIGHTS AND ARKANSAS EMS HALL OF FAME

Essentials of Advanced Airway Management Class – Lake Village

Arkansas Ambulance Assoc. ALERT! – CALL TO ACTION

All Arkansas Licensed EMS Agencies Urged to Participate

The Arkansas Ambulance Association is issuing this Call To Action following recent developments that will lead to enhanced ambulance reimbursement in the State of Arkansas. After more than two decades of rate stagnation, the ArAA has worked with key stakeholders to craft a strategy that will bring about this vital funding for everyone.

However, the window of opportunity to secure this funding is very narrow and will require action in the current General Assembly session.

The ArAA is requesting your participation in a special conference call / GoToMeeting webinar so that we may share more information with you. We cannot stress enough how important it is to have ALL provider agencies participate in this call. Time is of the essence.

Here are two things we need from you:

Click this link to complete a brief online form to let us know you plan to participate

https://promed.formstack.com/forms/araa_upl_rollout

Mark your calendar and join the GoToMeeting webinar on TUE Feb 7 at 2:30 PM

*If you cannot join the online meeting, you can still dial-in for the audio, listen in portion.

We will present concise information that will help explain how this program – already benefiting other states – will work for Arkansas. As you do in your daily operations, thank you in advance for taking time to respond to this EMERGENCY request. Get ready to get excited! Help is on the way!!!!

Fundamentals of Airway Management (Basic Course)

 

 

An Airway Course Designed Specifically for BLS and ILS providers

This one-day course is designed for Basic and Intermediate EMS providers and other medical professionals who may be required to manage a patient’s airway before transport to a hospital.

This course is taught by an experienced faculty who know the unique challenges facing EMS providers.

Gain Critical Airway Knowledge and Skills

  • Airway Anatomy
  • Techniques for opening the airway
  • Proper BMV techniques
  • External Laryngeal Manipulation (ELM)
  • Extraglottic Devices
  • Assisting with intubation

CLASS LOCATIONS: To sign up find the location where you would like to take the class and click the link beside it to register.

 

3/9/17 – Eureka Springs        0800 – 1200        http://www.cvent.com/d/4vqgb1

For more additional classes please go to http://www.aemta.org/airway/

Essentials of Airway Management (Advanced Course)

 

 

Optimizing Airway Management without medication for ALS providers

  • Learn critical airway management techniques — including use of video laryngoscopy and other advanced imaging devices, extraglottic devices, and cricothyrotomy.
  • Learn a simple approach to airway assessment.
  • Work with experienced faculty who know the unique challenges facing EMS providers.
  • Use proven airway devices in small group sessions.
  • Practice decision-making and airway techniques in Code AirwayTM stations.
  • Face the most challenging patient scenarios in a no-risk environment.

Hands-on Training in Crucial Airway Topics:

  • Difficult and failed airway management
  • Video laryngoscopy and other advanced imaging devices
  • Pediatric airway management
  • Endotracheal tube introducers (bougie)
  • Surgical cricothyrotomy
  • Extraglottic devices
  • CPAP and BiPAP
  • Confirmation with capnograph

CLASS LOCATIONS: To sign up find the location where you would like to take the class and click the link beside it to register.

 

3/02/17 – Stuttgart       0800 – 1700    http://www.cvent.com/d/tvqb3j

3/09/17 – Eureka Springs   1000 – 1800   http://www.cvent.com/d/pvqg0g

3/14/17 – Jacksonville         0800 – 1700   http://www.cvent.com/d/nvqbxd

3/15/17 – Jacksonville         0800 – 1700   http://www.cvent.com/d/tvqbxc

3/16/17 – Jacksonville         0800 – 1700   http://www.cvent.com/d/8vqbxc

3/28/17 – Searcy                   0800 – 1700   http://www.cvent.com/d/jvqg0t

For more additional classes please go to http://www.aemta.org/airway/

 

Stars of Life 2017