2021 KEMSA Conference & Expo - Pre-Con Workshops

Dates: August 12-15, 2021
    Pre-Conference: August 12  |  Regular Full Conference: August 13-15
Location: Kansas Star Event Center, Mulvane, KS


Thursday, August 12 will be our pre-conference sessions before the full conference kicks off on Friday, August 13.  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 23 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 Psychological Trauma in EMS Patients (PTEP) – NAEMT

Presented by David Brenner, Jeri Smith, and Alex Protzman Cost: $75 members / $100 non-members

NAEMT’s Psychological Trauma in EMS Patients (PTEP) course gives EMS practitioners the resources they need to help alleviate patients’ hidden wounds – intense fear, stress and pain – during a medical emergency. PTEP educates EMS practitioners about the biological underpinnings of psychological trauma, the short and long-term impact on the brain and body, and warning signs that a patient is experiencing extreme psychological distress. EMS practitioners are also taught strategies and techniques to alleviate patients’ distress and help patients cope with what they’re experiencing to ward off lingering effects. PTEP is designed for EMS practitioners and other prehospital providers. The course 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.

2) 0800-1730 BLS Workshop - Session is Full. No More Registrations are Allowed.

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.

3) 0800-1730 Peer Support: Pause First; Rebuild Resilience and Learn to Pause Mindfulness Training

Presented by Kim Colgrove and Angela Caruso-Yahne    Cost: $60 members / $85 non-members
8 HOURS ~IND 8.0

Human beings are resilient by nature, but stress and trauma can weaken resilience, leaving us susceptible to mental, emotional, and physical devastation. This course was built on content created and approved by first responders and seasoned mental health professionals. We take attendees on a deep dive into the negative and potentially deadly effects of accumulated stress and trauma. We shake them up, wake them up, and give them tools and strategies to begin undoing the damage and prevent future harm. Learn to Pause℠ Mindfulness Training is a course that introduces the concepts of meditation and mindfulness to first responders/warriors. Attendees learn the evidence-based benefits of meditation and mindfulness and discover how to use these powerful tools to manage stress, regulate emotions, and improve overall health.

4) 0800-1215 Pediatric Pre-hospital Education - Not Your Standard PPE

Presented by Children’s Mercy    Cost: $30 members / $60 non-members

Join our regional pediatric experts from Children’s Mercy for an opportunity to fine-tune your assessment and treatment skills of our smallest patients. This hands-on experience will include various stations focused on burn interventions, pharmacology tidbits, simulation, and an intriguing mystery scenario. Guaranteed to be fun and interactive, this pre-conference offering will challenge your critical thinking, empowering you in caring for your next pediatric patient.

5) 1315-1730 Critical Care Pearls and Pitfalls

Presented by Chuck Sheppard   Cost: $30 members / $60 non-members   
4 HOURS PM ~ARV 2.0 / TRAUMA 4.0

This presentation is designed to cover some important critical care topics including prevention of peri-intubation arrest, management of agitated delirium, acute CHF, and tension pneumothorax. It will also discuss prevention of secondary injury in TBI, push dose pressors and push dose NTG, and finally fluids including blood-plasma.

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