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Texas Emergency Medical Services Conference 2008

Media Advisory
November 20, 2008 


Texas Emergency Medical Services Conference 2008


Nov. 21-26, 2008

Where: Renaissance Worthington, 200 Main St., and Fort Worth Convention Center, 1201 Houston St., Fort Worth
Who: More than 2,500 emergency care workers from throughout Texas to attend annual education conference sponsored by Texas Department of State Health Services. Emergency medical technicians, paramedics, emergency department physicians, trauma nurses, firefighters and law enforcement officers will learn the latest in emergency patient care in more than 150 classes.
Highlights: Rescue workers get hands-on experience in the fundamentals of air operations in a Helicopter Operations at EMS Incidents class, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, Harrison Aviation, Spinks Field, 13451 Wing Way, Fort Worth.

Rescue workers will learn and practice high angle techniques such as rappelling, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, Fort Worth Fire Department Training Center, 1000 Calvert, Fort Worth.  

Rescue workers will learn about responding to radiological emergency, practice cardiac arrest and neonatal resuscitation and learn about procedures for monitoring heart arrhythmias, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, Fort Worth Convention Center.

Opening general session will feature Dr. John Griswell, medical director of MedStar Emergency Medical Services, speaking on ethics in medicine, 8:15 a.m. Monday, Nov. 24, Fort Worth Convention Center.

Texas EMS Awards Luncheon honoring EMS leaders in 13 categories begins at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, Fort Worth Convention Center. Keynote speaker will be Jack Colley, chief of the Governor's Division of Emergency Management. Photo session to follow luncheon.

Full conference schedule available online at: www.dshs.state.tx.us/emstraumasystems/08conference.shtm

Contact: Emily Palmer, DSHS Assistant Press Officer, Austin, 512-458-7400.
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Last updated November 19, 2010