At EMS2019, you will have the chance to join a number of hands-on workshops. The workshops will be published here as they are confirmed.
Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST) is a limited point-of-care (POC) ultrasound examination directed solely at identifying life-threatening trauma situations.
In this hands-on workshop with human volunteers you will learn FAST and eFAST protocols, which are a valuable POC tool used in trauma situations.
Highly qualified doctors will teach you where to place and orientate the transducer in order to obtain standard views. You will learn to identify free fluid in specific locations.
Join this outstanding activity!
Bleeding Control Course (B-Con)
Motivated by multiple tragedies that have occurred in the recent years, Hartford Consensus was convened to improve survivability from manmade or mass casualty events. The injuries from these events generally present with severe bleeding and The Bleeding Control for the Injured (B-Con) Course provide to professional first responders the hands-on skills and basic tools to recognise and control life-threatening hemorrhage.
The course includes demonstration of proper use of tourniquets, wound packing, use of effective pressure application, and use of hemostatic dressing.
Trainer to student ratio: 1:8. Workshop duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes. Diploma is included.
Detection of Child Abuse
Child abuse or child maltreatment in any of its forms (physical, sexual, psychological maltreatment or neglect) is a growing and quite invisible problem with devastating consequences for the development of the victims. Its high levels of morbidity and mortality are well known.
The training in early detection of child abuse should be a primary focus for prehospital emergency services, as they can be the first contact of abused children with the health system, even when the children are not the patients attended in first instance. Training emergency professionals that work in contingency scenarios where there are children is an excellent way to increase reported abuse cases and reduce the frequency and severity of child abuse.
Through simulated scenarios with actors and actresses, this workshop will provide you the competences to suspect and report child abuse in prehospital emergency settings.
There is still much that can and must be done to protect children from abuse. Remember, the future of many abused children can be at your hands.