2022 KEMSA Conference & Expo - Pre-Con Workshops


Dates: August 11-14, 2022
    Pre-Conference: August 11  |  Regular Full Conference: August 12-14
Location: Kansas Star Event Center, Mulvane, KS

THURSDAY PRE-CONFERENCE OPTIONS - THURSDAY, AUGUST 11

Thursday, August 11 will be our pre-conference sessions before the full conference kicks off on Friday, August 12.  Pre-Conference sessions ARE NOT included with a full regular conference registration. There is an additional fee associated with these sessions and spaces are limited. You must register by July 22 for these sessions (unless they fill up first).

Due to 2019 changes in the CE regulations, we have had to adjust some of our pre-con session times in order to still give you 8 hours of credit and allow for breaks. See times in the descriptions. Times and prices vary. See details below.

 1) 0800-1700 EMS Vehicle Operator Safety – NAEMT

Presented by David Brenner, Jeri Smith, and Alex Protzman Cost: $75 members / $100 non-members
8 HOURS ~CAPCE APPROVED 8.0

NAEMT’s EMS Vehicle Operator Safety (EVOS) course addresses the knowledge gap that leads to injuries and deaths and focuses on the specific behaviors that need to be changed to create a culture of safe driving. Drawing on the most current research about the

behaviors and other hazards that lead to crashes, EVOS features case studies and analyses of both common and catastrophic collisions. EVOS challenges EMS practitioners to reconsider their preconceptions about safe vehicle operations. Topics covered in the course include:

  • Making driving safety a priority
  • Legal aspects of EMS vehicle operation
  • Maneuvering an EMS vehicle
  • Vehicle inspection and maintenance
  • Mental, emotional and physical preparedness
  • Emergency response
  • Crash prevention
  • Driving skills
  • Technological aids

EVOS is appropriate for EMS practitioners at all levels. EVOS is accredited by CAPCE and recognized by NREMT. Students who successfully complete the course receive a certificate of completion, a wallet card good for 4 years, and 8 hours of CAPCE credit.

0800-1730 BLS Workshop 

Presented by HutchCC    Cost: $60 members / $85 non-members 8 HOURS (~ARV 2.0 / OPS 2.0 / MED 2.0 / PEDS 2.0)

KEMSA's 2021 BLS Workshop will provide 8 hours of continuing education in an alternating lecture/hands on skills format to cover basics of airway, MCI/triage, medication administration, and case studies involving pediatric immobilization and transportation. Topics include basic review material and new scope of practice extensions recently expanded by the Board of EMS for the EMT proviers in Kansas.

2) 0800-1715 Medical Care Management for Emergent Conditions in Football 

Presented by the Kansas Athletic Trainer;s Society   Cost: $60 members / $85 non-members 8 HOURS (~ TRAUMA 8.0)

This workshop is designed to provide pre-hospital care practitioners the knowledge and skills to care for catastrophic injuries and conditions centered around the sport of football. This unique patient population presents management difficulties in both medical

emergencies and spinal care due to the equipment present. This course will provide current evidence-based information on managing and providing medical treatment for this special population including hands-on practice of multiple care techniques. This course is a

must for any emergency personnel providing coverage for football events.


This pre-conference workshop is presented by the Kansas Athletic Trainers’ Society in conjunction with KEMSA. Workshop presenters include: Jamie Blackim, Athletic Trainer; Justin Clark, Athletic Trainer; David Fitzhugh, Athletic Trainer, Paramedic (Facilitator); Chris Fleming, Athletic Trainer, AEMT; Leigha Limbach, Athletic Trainer; Scott Reese, Paramedic; Caitlin Truhe, Athletic Trainer; and Phil

Vardiman, Athletic Trainer.

3 )0800-1730 BLS Workshop 

Presented by HutchCC    Cost: $60 members / $85 non-members 8 HOURS (~TRAUMA 2.0 / MED 2.0 / CARDIO 4.0)

KEMSA’s annual BLS Workshop will provide 8 hours of continuing education in an alternating lecture/hands on skills format to cover basics of bleeding/shock, cardiovascular/ACS, Pit Crew CPR, and Altered Mental Status. Join HutchCC as they host this annual lecture/hands-on workshop. You never know what they are going to do!

4) 0800-1730 Administrator's Society Workshop

Presented by KEMSA Administrator's Society    Cost: $60 members / $85 non-members 6.5 HOURS(~ INDV 6.5)

At this workshop, attendees will be taught the skills and given the information needed to manage and supervise in today’s ever changing field of emergency medical services. The workshop will be taught by some of the top EMS professionals in Kansas who will share information you need to succeed. The workshop will include classroom as well as hands-on-learning. If you are a new or an experienced EMS Director, Supervisor, or are interested in advancing to EMS Management, this workshop is designed for you. *KEMSA Administrator's Society Meeting to follow workshop from 1600-1730



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