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    2017 Field and Tactical Medical Training Conference

    Subjects


    Subject: Improvising the Big 3 (Basic & Advanced Levels)
    Instructor: Jeff Tinsley of Henk Iverson Tactical Systems

    We all know the importance of carrying a personal IFAK, but what do you do when the need exceeds your gear? What do you do when travel requirements, or environment prevent you from having your normal kit? In this block of instruction we will explore priorities for equipment, characteristics needed for improvised replacements, present items we have found functional in the past, and run exercises to allow you to find your own solutions to the problems.

     

    Subject: “Acquiring Drugs for the Apocalypse” (Basic & Advanced)
    Instructor: Greg Ellifritz of Active Response Training

    This class will discuss what types of prescription and Over-The-Counter (OTC) medicines might be necessary for remote travel or in the event of a health care system collapse as well as how to legally acquire those drugs without a prescription.  Natural disasters like tornados and hurricanes often disable city and reginal hospital systems for weeks at a time.  The prudent person should stockpile emergency supplies to take care of themselves and family members in the event that medical resources are non-existent or overwhelmed.  Legal methods of acquiring these drugs will also be discussed.

     

    Subject: “The Warrior’s Burden: Post-Traumatic Stress Overview for Those In Harm’s Way” (Basic Level)
    Instructor: William Aprill of Aprill Risk Consulting

    In this fast-paced and interactive lecture, participants will review the history and current conceptualizations of the psychological injuries that can be associated with the exercise of defensive violence.  The presentation will include potential risks and stressors, warning signs, and the state of current strategies.

     

    Subject: “Hemostatic Agents… what is that?” (Basic Level)
    Instructor: Kerry Davis of Dark Angel Medical

    While hemostatic agents are great to have in your med kit, they have limitations and there are some basic things you need to know in order to maximize their potential.  Kerry will be going over the different types of hemostatic agents and techniques to efficiently to control major external hemorrhaging. 

     

    Subject: “Hypothermia is Cold Blooded” (Basic Level)
    Instructor: Craig Caudill of Nature Reliance School

    Hypothermia is a medical condition when the core body temperature gets below a certain point.  Normally this isn’t a need for concern back here in the big city because we would just turn up the thermostat; but out in the wilderness it can become your worst nightmare without you even realizing it.  Craig will be discussing how to identify and prevent hypothermia while enjoying the outdoors.

     

    Subject: Developing Your Family as a Functioning Unit for Survival & Preparedness (Basic Level)
    Instructor: Craig Caudill of Nature Reliance School

    Survival and preparedness are easy for you, you get it.  What do you do if your family is not of the same mind?  What if you have small children and want them to be prepared as well.  Running them through the gauntlet is not the right start.  In this workshop we will give help you develop the mindset, skills and gear of your family members.  This will include strategies to help get them on board with you in terms of preparedness.

     

    Subject: “Tools and items that didn’t quite kill them” (Advanced Level)
    Instructor: Andy J. Anderson, MD, NREMT-P of the
    University of Mississippi Medical Center-Specialized Emergency Response Training

    Dr. Anderson takes those of us with a strong stomach on a journey of science, anatomy, and amazement on injuries that did NOT kill people… but probably should have!  Doc will take a forensic look at injuries that did not kill people and may include some injuries that are not firearm related yet still managed to inflict significant damage and or death.

     

    Subject: “Gua Sha for Musculoskeletal Conditions” (Basic and Advanced Levels)
    Instructor: Chris LaCava, M.S., L.Ac. of LaCava’s Beat ‘Em & Treat ‘Em Seminars

    A low tech modality used around the world to treat internal and external conditions.  In this workshop we will discuss: what Gua Sha is, how it works, when to use it, contraindications and how to use it for musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. This class is applicable for the layperson and professional healthcare provider.

     

    Subject: Basic Emergency Medicine for Dogs… and cats (Basic Level)
    Instructor: Dr. Lauren Pugliese, DVM MS, DACVS-SA of Active Response Training

    The aim of this course for the dog and cat owner is to teach pet owners to be able to recognize and handle basic emergencies their pet may encounter.  This includes recognition of serious medical conditions such as vomiting and heat stroke, as well as how to manage minor injuries such as a torn toe nail.

     

    Subject: Advanced Emergency Medicine for K9’s (Advanced Level)
    Instructor: Dr. Lauren Pugliese, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA of Active Response Training
     
    The aim of the advanced emergency veterinary medicine course is to train working dog handlers or field medics how to manage emergency situations that may be life threatening or career ending for working dogs prior to obtaining appropriate veterinary care for the dog.

     

    Subject: Developing a successful Tactical EMS Unit… from scratch.  (Advanced Level)
    Instructor: Mike Ehlers NRP, CCP, TP-C

    Pre-hospital medicine has certainly changed over the years.  Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has seen a spike in the growing need for EMT’s and Paramedics with specialized training in tactical medicine; not just at the individual but at the administrative level as well.  Mike has personally experienced these growing pains associated with changing the way we look at Tactical EMS (TEMS).  During this presentation Mike will offer some guidance on how to create a successful TEMS unit and how to avoid some of the common pitfalls and misconceptions. 

     

    Subject: “Feet 101-Fixing Your Hooves” (Basic Level)
    Instructor: Tom Rader

    Tom will be going over assessment, management, and treatment of common foot injuries while in the field. This session will have some gnarly slides (and discussion) of injuries, but will be primarily “hands on”.  Students will learn the common causes of soft tissue injuries and how to treat them once they have occurred.  We will explore common OTC products as well as improvised ones.  There will be instruction of the Ottawa Ankle Exam (to determine if a potential surgical injury has occurred).  Students will be barefoot for the majority of the session, so come with good hygiene, please.  Actually, this is a must! :)   

    Subject: “Feet 201-Preventing Your Hooves From Getting Injured In The First Place” (Advanced Level)
    Instructor: Tom Rader

    This picks up a bit from where he left off from the last LSM Med Conf… Prevention of common foot injuries.  This session will have some slides (and discussion) of injuries, but will be primarily “hands on”.  Students will learn how to NOT ACTUALLY WRECK their feet through proper preparation and training.  We will explore common OTC products as well as improvised ones.  Additionally we will cover structural injuries.  We will also cover appropriate splinting and wrapping techniques.  Students will be barefoot for the majority of the session, so come with good hygiene, please.  Actually, this is a must! :)

     

    Subject: “Wound Management in the Field” (Basic & Advanced Levels)
    Instructor: Sherman A. House, DDS of The People’s Dentist

    In a disaster situation, do you have the capability to treat a laceration until you can get to quality medical care?  Students will be able to identify, triage, and stabilize/temporize minor lacerations.  Students will learn how to assemble a wound care first aid kit, irrigate and cleanse wounds prior to closure, when to close and WHEN NOT to close wounds.  The proper use of Dermabond and dermal staplers will also be covered in class.  This course is ideal for non-surgical health care providers, first responders, concerned citizens, international travelers, medical missionaries and the prepper community!
    *Students must provide their own clear eye protection for this class.

     

    Subject: Plant Medicine in Post-Disaster and Remote Environments (Basic Level)
    Instructor: Sam Coffman of The Human Path

    Sam will explain the practical uses of herbalism in an environment where there may be no higher definitive medical care.  He will discuss methods of using plants that can range from acute, non-surgical trauma care, to infections in the field, to long-term care for acute and chronic conditions.  Students will participate in a plant walk outside the classroom/hotel to identify and discuss local medical plants in an urban environment. 

     

    Subject: Plant Medicine for Wound Healing and Infection Control (Advanced Level)
    Instructor: Sam Coffman of The Human Path

    Herbalism in the field offers a plethora of options for healing, both on its own as well as when used as adjunctive or integrative therapy.  Join Sam as he discusses some of the plants and their constituents both in North America as well as worldwide, that can be used directly for wound infection and wound healing in the field or used complementary, adjunctive therapy for pharmaceutical medicine in the same circumstances. 

     

    Subject: Mount Everest and High Altitude Illnesses and Injuries (Advanced Level) 
    Instructor: Justin Romanello of Dynamic Conditions Consulting

    This course will provide a basic overview of the world’s tallest mountain and the illnesses and injuries those attempting to summit may experience.  Think of this as an interactive case study for day hikers in our own mountain ranges here in the US, hunters that set up base camp high up in the hills, or for those of us who are curious how medicine changes at 29,000ft… or whatever altitude you and your patient find yourselves!  You’ll be surprised how altitude can play games with our equipment, human physiology, and even with pharmacology.

     

    Subject: What do I actually need to know when the world ends?  (Basic Level)
    Instructor: Justin Romanello with Dynamic Conditions Consulting 

    This course will provide a basic level review of which certifications, skill sets, and tools are needed at the end of the world… or for anytime that local hospitals and EMS are overwhelmed and unable to provide immediate care.  This has already happened across the US in recent years and it can happen again.  This will be a no-nonsense course that will give an overview of the why’s and why not’s of the various mindsets of what is needed at not just the end of the world as we know it but also if faced with instances where traditional services are not available.  At the end of this block of instruction the participant will have an understanding and empowerment of what is needed to have a solid foundation of training and preparedness to keep themselves and their loved ones safe in a remote setting. 

     

    Subject: What is Law Enforcement Use of TECC? (Basic Level)
    Instructor: Eric Soderlund with ITS Tactical

    The goal of this block of instruction is to help law enforcement better understand how and why they should have medical training, such as TECC.  Eric will provide some of the data that is available to help bring tactical medical awareness, training, and equipment to law enforcement agencies (or at least at the individual officer level).  Eric will provide case studies on the outcomes of those officers who did not have medical training or equipment and the outcomes of those officers who did.  Attendees will also learn the difference between TCCC and TECC and why that is important. 

     

    Subject: Active Killer Events And The Realities For Law Enforcement (*Restricted to Law Enforcement/Fire/EMS)
    Instructor: Eric Soderland with ITS Tactical

    Eric will engage attendees while discussing case studies regarding active killer events as they pertain to law enforcement.  Subjects like medical issues, parking responding vehicles, breaching, equipment re-supply, triage training, rescue taskforce concepts are often overlooked and these case studies will provide a learning curve for LEO’s.  Eric will also provide information on “Go Bags” and other equipment used to combat active killer events for public safety officials.     

     

    Subject: The Hot, The Cold, The Bitten, The Rash -Environmental Emergencies (Basic Level)
    Instructor: Morgan Atwood of BFE Labs

    Morgan will discuss injuries and illnesses related to hot and cold environments, animal/insect bites and stings, and everyone’s personal favorite… poisonous plants!  It may sound simple enough that our bodies react to the world around it; but what happens when that world throws a left hook and catches us on the chin?  How does our body react to these issues (weather, animals, plants) and what can we do about it while out in the field?  These and several more questions will be answered during Morgan’s block of instruction on environmental emergencies.   

     

    Subject: “Ya Gotta Find It Before You Can Fix It!” (Basic Level)
    Instructor: Mike Rohan of Dark Angel Medical

    Before you can start treating injuries, you’ll need to find them first… but you need to search for injuries in a particular order.  Mike will be teaching attendees how to assess an injured person for immediate life-threatening injuries at the layperson level.  These techniques make a complicated process very effective and efficient for someone with little to no formal medical training. 

    Subject: “Patient Assessment… simplified.”  (Advanced Level)
    Instructor: Mike Rohan of Dark Angel Medical

    If you ask 10 different medics how they assess a patient, you’ll get 10 different answers.  Mike breaks it down for healthcare providers on how and why he utilizes different assessments for different types of patients.  Understanding why providers need to prioritize how they assess for injuries will make them that much more efficient at treatment planning.   

    Subject: “Saving Your Skin!”  (Basic Level)
    Instructor:
    Laura Ball, RN, BSN, CEN, TNCC

    Laura will be teaching attendees how to recognize and treat different types and classifications of burns.  Burns can be difficult to treat, not just physically but also mentally.  With all the myths about treatments, Laura will debunk these myths and teach us the most up-to-date techniques for immediate care while in the field. 

     

    Subject: “Medical Considerations for Active Killer Events” (Basic Level)
    Instructor: Caleb Causey of Lone Star Medics

    Nobody at your work or at your child’s school enjoys talking about the elephant in the room… active killer(s).  Caleb will discuss facts, timelines and response times, mechanisms of injury related to active killer events and how we can be better prepared to deal with such events in the workplace and at schools in our communities.  Parents, teachers, students, and those in leadership roles will be presented with options for responding to these events.