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Posted by on Sep 1, 2017 in Emergency Response | 0 comments

New Education and Keynote Programs for 2018

I’m excited about new programs!

I always enjoy putting together new programs! These are topics that interest me and I enjoy getting to talk with subject matter experts and riddling out their latest lessons to apply to my own work as a firefighter/paramedic and incident commander.

I spend a good amount of time thinking about how I can get better at what I do. When I find something that is really useful, I want to share it with other firefighters, EMS providers, and leaders in emergency services.  I have put together a few brand-new clinical medical, command, and leadership programs. In addition, as more people have been requesting me to give “this is why we do it” Keynote presentations, so I have put together some new programs based on the best of discussions I have had with other fire, rescue, and EMS providers.

NEW for 2018!

Topic: Motivational (45-90 minutes)

 

Title: What’s Your Story? The Meaning In What We Do.

 

Description: What stories do you tell about emergency services? What stories make us laugh? What stories teach us? What stories bring us closer together? The history of every organization is, or should be, shared through stories. Some may be told to inspire, while others serve as a warning. Sharing some of his own stories Rom Duckworth asks us to think about the stories we share, the stories we’ve shaped, and the stories others will tell about us when we’ve gone.

 

Teaching Formats:

-Lecture

 

Learning Objectives: Attendees will be able to:

-Explain the contribution of storytelling to the sharing of organizational knowledge.

-Describe the core story components that make stories teachable, memorable, and shareable.

-Identify their own story as well as their role in the stories of their organization and the emergency services profession.

 

Notes: New for 2018

 

 

Topic: Motivational (45-90 minutes)

 

Title: Ben Franklin: His Lessons for 21st Century Fire and EMS Services

 

Description: While many are aware that Franklin founded America’s first organized fire department, fewer know that Franklin also cofounded America’s first hospital. What many people do not realize is that his interest in building and protect strong communities has left us with many lessons to inspire and guide fire, rescue, and EMS leaders in the twenty-first century. His wisdom is as applicable to emergency responders today as it was to is hard-working readers of the eighteenth century. Perhaps America’s most beloved Founding father, Ben Franklin’s timeless wisdom is as relevant to emergency responders today is when he started publishing poor Richard’s almanac more than 280 years ago.

 

Teaching Formats:

-Lecture

 

Learning Objectives: Attendees will be able to:

-Discuss Benjamin Franklin’s motivations for advising hardworking patriots to improve their lives and communities.

-Identify leadership and life lessons from Franklin’s 18th writings to 21st century readers.

-Apply Franklin’s key lessons to the profession of emergency services.

 

 

Notes: New for 2018

 

Topic: Motivational (45-90 minutes)

 

Title: Good Enough Is Not Good Enough: Demanding More.

 

Description: Vince Lombardi said that, “The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence.” In our work, the quality of the lives of others is also in direct proportion to our commitment to excellence. So if we have all agreed to work in the service of others in their time of need, why do some people in emergency services only go as far as “good enough”? How do people slide from doing what’s right, do doing what’s “good enough” and how do we reconnect them to a commitment to excellence? Inspiring and informative, Rom Duckworth shows how easy it can be for organizations and individuals to stray from the path of excellence, and reminds us of the importance of what we do and why, in our unique profession, good enough is simply not good enough.

 

Teaching Formats:

-Lecture

 

Learning Objectives: Attendees will be able to:

-Explain the function of error creep in increasing the risk of personal and organizational errors.

-Describe the methods to achieve and maintain mastery of core emergency service knowledge, skills, and abilities.

-Identify their own level of excellence as well as their role in the success of their organization and the emergency services profession.

 

Notes: New for 2018

 

 

Topic: Airway Management (60-90 minutes)

 

Title: Advancing Airway Management: Expand Your Tool Box & Skill Set.

 

Description: When it comes to airway management skills are you stacking the deck in your favor or are you leaving cards on the table? Learn the latest proven and practical methods to rapidly identify and overcome difficult airway conditions with EMS focused tricks, tools and techniques. Never again should you have that “if only…” feeling after managing a patient with a difficult airway. This program utilizes the latest research, practice and expert opinion in prehospital airway management to provide responders of all levels with what they need to collaborate in rapidly managing both routine and difficult airway emergencies.

 

Teaching Formats:

-Lecture

-Demonstration

-Question and Answer

 

Learning Objectives: Attendees will be able to:

– Rapidly identify, assess, and apply strategies to overcome elements of the difficult airway.

-Routinely apply tools and techniques to rapidly and successfully secure patients’ airways, avoiding the method of “trial and failure”.

-Identifying roles and responsibilities of the BLS provider in the use of ALS airway tools and techniques.

 

Notes: New for 2018

 

BLS Topic: Assessment (60-90 minutes)

 

Title: Up Your Assessment: Maximize Critical Patient Information in Minimum Time.

 

Description: Your work in emergency services involves making critical decisions with little information in a short amount of time. How can you obtain the most important patient information in the time you have? How can you sort through this information to identify key decision points?   This presentation explains the step-by-step method to rapidly gather the information that you’ll need to best identify priority problems and the strategies to manage them so that you can better care for your patients.

 

Teaching Formats:

-Lecture

-Question and Answer

 

Learning Objectives: Attendees will be able to:

– Prioritize patient assessment to find critical problems early and begin addressing them even as assessment continues.

– Utilize the patient’s CHART to narrow a differential diagnosis

– Rapidly and effectively hand off key information to other emergency responders and hospital personnel without either leaving out key details or overwhelming them with low priority information.

 

Rommie L. Duckworth