2009 Medical Directors Conference

TENNESSEE EMS MEDICAL DIRECTORS UPDATE

Sponsored by: Tennessee Ambulance Services Association

Conference Registration options:

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 OR use credit/debit card OR submit purchase order

Before September 25, 2009 

TASA Member $250 (click here to register via PayPal or credit card)

Non TASA Member $300 (click here to register via PayPal or credit card)

After September 25, 2009 (All) = $325 (click here to register via PayPal or credit card)

Please use the form below or the PDF file to submit a purchase order registration.


  COURSE PURPOSE

To provide the physician with the tools and insight needed to serve as an effective Medical Director for Emergency Medical Services in Tennessee.

COURSE OBJECTIVE

Upon completion of the course, physicians serving as EMS Medical Directors shall be familiar with the roles and responsibilities of and legal issues facing the Medical Director for Tennessee Emergency Medical Services and Educational Programs as well as current issues facing the EMS Medical Director in TN and with EMS personnel, practices, procedures, and protocols used in prehospital emergency care.

KEY NOTE SPEAKER: Doug Wolfberg, is an attorney and founding partner of Page, Wolfberg & Wirth, LLC, the National EMS, Ambulance and Medical Transportation Industry Law Firm.  He is a longtime former EMS field provider, and prior to law school worked as an EMS system administrator at the county, regional, statewide and federal levels.  He is a highly sought-after speaker well-known to EMS audiences nationwide for his engaging and entertaining presentation style, and has authored numerous books, chapters and articles in the EMS industry.  He is former Commissioner of the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services, and also teaches at the University of Pittsburgh and the Widener University School of Law.


PROGRAM AGENDA

0800 Welcome

What Role do I Have: Joseph Holley, MD. This session is designed to review the roles and responsibilities of an EMS Medical Directors. The speaker will address the contracts and liability issues to be considered when accepting the role of EMS Medical Director.

 

Does Having a Community Cardiac Program: Sullivan Smith, MD This session will explore the success of a community that has initiated a community wide Cardiac Program to include success stories of early defibrillation by the bystander through the entire Emergency System and Patient discharge.

 

0930 BREAK

0950

What is my role in QA? Patrick O’Brien, MD This presentation will give an overview of the quality assurance program of an EMS Service. The presenter will review the importance of and the responsibility of the Medical Director associated with outcomes of the QA process.

 

What’s New in EMS: Joe Holley, MD This session will provide information on new research presented at the Annual Eagles Conference in Dallas, TX as it relates to Emergency Medical Services.

11:30 LUNCH

What new on the web? Donna G. Tidwell, BS, RN, EMTP This session will give an overview of the new EMS web site, EMITS (EMS Run reporting system) and HRTS ( Hospital resource tracking system).

1230

What is happening in EMS? Joe Phillips, MBA This session will give an overview of new initiatives occurring in the State as related to Emergency Medical Services. The presenter will review annual audit results, grants and disaster preparedness activities.

 

13:30 BREAK

1345

Are we ready for a Pandemic Event, Donna G. Tidwell, BS, RN, EMTP This session will review the EMS Pandemic Template. The presenter will review the after action reports of the Pandemic workshop and Tabletop exercise that occurred and discuss the continuing planning that needs to occur with services.

 1345

What are the Legal and Ethical issues of a pandemic event? Doug Wolfberg This session is designed to provide the EMS medical directors to the wide range of legal and ethical issues concerning a Pandemic Event. The speaker will address the fundamentals of EMS medical director role in the environment of a pandemic event and explore the unique and sometimes complex legal issues that may arise with alerted protocols and ethical issues that will prevail during a pandemic event.

 

Closing Remarks :

Clinical Issues Committee Meeting

 TeamHealth Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. TeamHealth Institute designates CME activities for credit in Category 1 of the Physician’s Recognition Award of the American Medical Association. TeamHealth designates this activity for a maximum of 6 hours in Category 1 towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award.


  Detach and Return:

REGISTRATION

Prior to September 25th

        $250.00 TASA Member*

        $300.00 Non TASA Member

After September 25th

        $325.00  

*Medical Directors of EMS Services that are a Member of TASA use TASA Member Rates
 

Refunds upon written request minus $25.00 Administration fee prior to September 28th, 2009 NO REFUNDS AFTER SEPTEMBER 28TH, 2009
 

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Paris, TN 38242

Faculty:
 

Joseph Holley, M.D. Serves as Medical Director for the EMS Division of the TN Department of Health, and for Rural Metro EMS in the Memphis office. Dr. Holley is also the Medical Director for the Emergency Department of Baptist Hospital of Collierville. Dr. Holley is a member of the Urban Search and Rescue Team. 

Patrick O'Brien, MD is Associate Medical Director, EMS/Homeland Security

Department of Emergency Medicine for University of Tennessee Medical Center

Knoxville, TN. He also serves as Medical Director, for Knoxville Fire Department EMS, Union County EMS and Pro-Med EMS 

Joseph Phillips, MBA is the Director of the Division of Emergency Medical Service for the Tennessee Department of Health. Joe is the Emergency Support Coordinator for the Department Health for TN Emergency Management Agency. Joe is a member of the National Association of State EMS Officials (NAEMSD) in which he has served as Vice President and President. 

Sullivan Smith, MD is the Director of Emergency Services at Cookeville General Hospital. He is a member of ACEP is past president of the organization. He has served on numerous committees at the local, state and national levels. He is past State EMS Medical Director and currently is a member of the Emergency Medical Services Board.  

Donna Tidwell, BS, RN, EMT-P is the Director of the Emergency Medical Services Personnel Licensure and Education. She is a charter member of the National Association of EMS Educators, currently serves President elect for NAMESE. She also represents the National Association of State EMS Officials as a Board of Director of the Committee on Accreditation for EMS Programs  

Doug Wolfberg is an attorney and founding partner of Page, Wolfberg & Wirth, LLC, the National EMS, Ambulance and Medical Transportation Industry Law Firm.  He is a longtime former EMS field provider, and prior to law school worked as an EMS system administrator at the county, regional, statewide and federal levels.  He is a highly sought-after speaker well-known to EMS audiences nationwide for his engaging and entertaining presentation style, and has authored numerous books, chapters and articles in the EMS industry.  He is former Commissioner of the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services, and also teaches at the University of Pittsburgh and the Widener University School of Law. 

Hotel Information:

Opryland Radisson Hotel

2401 Music Valley Dr.

Nashville, TN 37214

Reservations: $87.00 per night

615-889-0800

800-899-0800

Refer to Block of Rooms for Tennessee Ambulance Assoc. to obtain the TASA room rate.

You may reserve your room online at: http://www.radisson.com/hotels/tnnashvl

Please use web code TASA09 when registering online.