AAEM 22nd Annual Scientific Assembly
AAEM 22nd Annual Scientific Assembly

American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM)

22nd Annual Scientific Assembly

Responding to the Disaster –– When Your World Becomes Austere

Thursday, February 18, 2016
8:00am-12:00pm

 

Jointly Provided by Uniformed Services Chapter Division (USAAEM)

 

Course Description

The Uniformed Services Chapter Division (USAAEM) is offering a course detailing the process of disaster preparation, response, and management. We will rely on both the experience and wisdom of military medicine experts as well as numerous hands-on sessions to attempt to lessen the impact of a major disaster and assist in shortening the recovery period. Throughout the course the goal will be to allow the emergency medicine community to not only react to a devastating event, but also to minimize the impact by developing a strong foundation of knowledge and preparedness. 

 

Course Fee

  • $25 Students and Residents
     
  • $50 Physicians and Allied Health Professionals

The registration fee is refunded within 30 days after the conference for USAAEM members who attend the course.

 

Credit Designation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) and the Uniformed Services Chapter Division of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (USAAEM). The American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Emergency Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation, each participant should be able to:

  1. Explore the process of disaster preparation for both a prehospital system as well as an emergency medicine network.
  2. Analyze prehospital and hospital-based management of mass casualty incidents from both conventional and chemical-biological-radiological-nuclear causes.
  3. Enhance the development of a mobile response unit in order to both triage and treat patients. 
  4. Employ management of blunt and penetrating trauma as well as blast injuries and chemical-biological-radiological-nuclear exposures. 
  5. Demonstrate the use of both commercially available and improvised methods to assist in airway management, breathing assistance, hemostasis, and fracture stabilization.

 

Course Schedule

Thursday, February 18, 2016
8:00am-12:00pm  

  8:00am-8:10am

Introduction “Disaster Medicine”

  8:15am-8:45am

Disaster Preparation and Management

  8:50am-9:20am

Initial Assessment and Triage

  9:25am-9:55am

Urban Environmental Challenges and Realities

  10:00am-10:30am

Pharmacy and Pain Control At the Scene

  10:30am-11:50am




 


 

Module Break Out Sessions

1. Preparation: Go Bag Creation
2. Breathing: chest tubes/cric devices
3. Bleeding: tourniquets/hemostatic devices
4. Stabilization: splints, wraps, and carries

Four module stations of 20-minutes each,
each participant will rotate through all the modules
.

  11:50am-12:00pm

Wrap-up and Summary

 

Course Director

James H Lantry, III, MD FAAEM
Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, USUHS; Staff Emergency and Critical Care Physician/San Antonio Military Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas

 

Course Faculty

James H Lantry III, MD MAJ MC FAAEM
Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, USUHS; Staff Emergency and Critical Care Physician, JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, Texas

Chetan U. Kharod, MD Col USAF MC SFS
Program Director, Military EMS and Disaster Medicine Fellowship, Staff Emergency Medicine Physician, JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, Texas

Julio Lairet, DO LTC USAF MC
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine, Emory University; Medical Director, Metro Atlanta Ambulance Service; Associate Program Director, EMS Fellowship, Atlanta, Georgia

Andrew E. Muck, MD MAJ USAF-R
Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Associate Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency, Director, Global Health Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, UT Health Science Center San Antonio, Texas

Michael L. McNally, USN-R
Medical Technician/Nurse Specialist, DS/ATA: Crisis Response Team and Tactical Medicine, Dept of State

 

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