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[UPCOMING WEBINAR] Streamlining Crisis Response: A Deep Dive Into MCIs And Large Events

[UPCOMING WEBINAR] Streamlining Crisis Response: A Deep Dive Into MCIs And Large Events

Looking to enhance your EMS team’s ability to coordinate care and communication during Mass Casualty Incidents (MCIs) and preplanned large events? Join our upcoming webinar where an expert panel of EMS leaders from TX, CO, and CA will share their insights and strategies on how to effectively streamline communication and improve patient outcomes.

Through case studies, discussion, and answering your real-time questions, learn how today’s leaders are tackling the distinctive challenges in crisis response to provide real-time connectivity among various teams, secure messaging, and shared patient view for improved situational awareness. We’ll discuss the new world of coordinating resources and triaging patients during MCIs, and how it has simplified communication and collaboration during large events, ultimately resulting in improved patient outcomes.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn from the best and enhance your team’s ability to coordinate patient care, communicate with other EMS teams, and make critical decisions with confidence and ease. Register now and get ready to take your skills to the next level!

WEBINAR EVENT DETAILS


Date: Friday, September 29th, 2023

Time: 12 PM ET |  11 AM CT |  10 AM MT |  9 AM PT

Cost: FREE

Webinar Recording? Yes. If you can’t attend the live event or want to watch it again, all registrants will receive a link to the live recording after the event.

GUEST PRESENTERS
  • Eric Epley, Executive Director, Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council (STRAC)
  • Troy Pennington, DO, MS, FAAEM, Diplomate of EMS, EMS Fellowship Director at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Colton, CA; Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine; Medical Director for the San Bernardino County Fire Department, Mercy Air Region 2 - Southern California, and Baker to Vegas Law Enforcement Relay Race; and Technical Reserve for the Fontana Police Department, Inland Valley SWAT
  • Jeremy DeWall, MD, FAEMS, NRP, EMS Medical Director at UCHealth Pikes Peak Regional Hospital, CO
HOSTS:
  • Brandon Means, VP of Medical Operations at Pulsara
  • Kris Kaull, Chief Growth Officer at Pulsara, Critical Care Flight Paramedic, and founder of paramedic.com and co-founder of EMS1.com

 

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MEET THE PRESENTERS


headshot-eric-epley@600Eric Epley

Executive Director, Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council (STRAC)

Eric Epley is the Executive Director of the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council for Trauma (STRAC) in San Antonio, TX. STRAC serves 22 counties that stretch over 26,000 square miles, whose membership includes 55 hospitals, 75 EMS agencies, and 14 helicopter bases. Since STRAC’s founding in 1998, Epley has led the growing organization through many initiatives, including regional low-titer O+ whole blood (LTO+WB) in the field and the deployment of a regional wireless electronic medical records (EMR) system that now has over 3 million medical records. STRAC also has regional clinical registries for trauma, cardiac, stroke, and ICU care from 35 hospitals in South Texas, a 12-lead EKG wireless transmission system, and a research division that has multiple research protocols in Trauma and EMS underway for the US Army Institute for Surgical Research, Dept. of Defense.

Mr. Epley also spearheaded the development of the Texas Emergency Medical Task Force (EMTF) program, which has field hospitals, AMBUS’s, ambulances, air medical assets, Infectious Disease Response Units, TMORT, and other response capabilities. One of the shining achievements for Epley was the conceptualization, implementation, and growth of the STRAC-ID PIV-I smart card credentialing program for physicians and first responders in San Antonio and South Texas.

Epley is a Certified Emergency Manager with nearly 35 years in public safety response and administration, a nationally registered paramedic for over 30 years, and a licensed police officer for 13 years, serving as a tactical paramedic at the Branch Davidian standoff, the Republic of Texas standoff and other high-profile Texas incidents. Epley served as a flight paramedic for San Antonio AirLife for 10 years where he also received the National Flight Paramedic of the Year award in 1996. He responded to New Orleans for Hurricane Katrina as one of the Strike Team Leaders on the Texas Task Force-1 USAR Swiftwater team, and director of the Regional Medical Operations Center (RMOC) in San Antonio for Hurricanes Rita, Dean, Dolly, Eduard, Gustav, and Ike. Epley is certified as a Type III Incident Commander and served as a Deputy IC on the Alamo IMT. He is currently Chair of the Governor’s EMS & Trauma Advisory Council’s Disaster Committee, which develops hospital and EMS response plans for statewide disasters and oversees the Texas Emergency Medical Task Force (EMTF) Program. He is also a member of the TX Emergency Management Advisory Council (TEMAC) and the State Health Dept Preparedness Coordinating Council.

 

headshot-troy-pennington@600Troy Pennington, DO, MS, FAAEM, Diplomate of EMS

EMS Fellowship Director at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Colton, CA

Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine; Medical Director for the San Bernardino County Fire Department, Mercy Air Region 2 - Southern California, and Baker to Vegas Law Enforcement Relay Race; and Technical Reserve for the Fontana Police Department, Inland Valley SWAT.

 

headshot-jeremy-dewall@600Jeremy DeWall, MD, FAEMS, NRP

EMS Medical Director at UCHealth Pikes Peak Regional Hospital, CO

Dr. Jeremy DeWall has been a Nationally Registered Paramedic since 1998 and currently practices as a board-certified emergency medicine and board-certified emergency medical services physician at UCHealth Pikes Peak Regional Hospital and Center for EMS Excellence in Woodland Park, Colorado. Over his many years of service and experience, Dr. DeWall has also worked as a flight physician, been a ski patroller with NSP for numerous years with extensive involvement in Outdoor Emergency Care and Mountain Travel and Rescue education through the National Ski Patrol, and volunteered as a firefighter and EMT.

As the dedicated Medical Director for the Pikes Peak, Southern, and Southeastern Colorado Regions, Dr. DeWall also supports 47 EMS services and nursing/camp programs ranging from EMS education services, tactical EMS services, mine rescue, urban and wilderness services, and nursing services. Dr. DeWall also provides regional medical direction for two Regional Trauma Advisory Councils and is a committee member for the State Emergency Medical and Trauma Advisory Council for the State of Colorado. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of Wilderness & Emergency Care Consulting, PLLC in Woodland Park, Colorado.

As an educator passionate about bringing evidence-based prehospital care and guidelines to providers, Dr. DeWall also trains medical students in emergency medicine and general medicine at the University of Colorado Medical School. In 2020, he was recognized for his continued commitment to prehospital emergency care by acceptance as a Fellow of the Academy of Emergency Medical Services (FAEMS). 

 

HOSTS

brandon-means_fast23Brandon Means

VP of Medical Operations at Pulsara

As a career Paramedic, Flight Nurse, and EMS Director, Brandon Means brings years of clinical and leadership experience as Pulsara’s VP of Medical Operations.

Brandon started his EMS career in 2002 as a Firefighter/EMT working his way through Paramedic School. He’s spent time as an EMS educator, ICU nurse, Flight Nurse, and in multiple leadership roles. Brandon maintains double board certifications in critical care and flight nursing and is a graduate of Texas A&M University.

As Pulsara’s VP of Medical Operations, Brandon leverages his diverse clinical background and leadership experience to help EMS and hospital systems work through the difficult process of change management. Brandon believes that great communication builds trust and trust builds teams. When both of these are in place, countless lives can be impacted daily.

Brandon’s superpower is being able to carry on entire conversations using only movie quotes. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, skiing, and spending his time with his wife and four beautiful children. 

kris-kaull_fast23Kris Kaull

Chief Growth Officer at Pulsara, Critical Care Flight Paramedic, and founder of paramedic.com and co-founder of EMS1.com

Kris Kaull has driven innovation and positive change in EMS for nearly 30 years.

He combined his love for EMS and technology, developing new information sources and platforms that improve patient care and EMS operations. Today, Kris is regarded as a leading expert in EMS, healthcare, online media and technology.

After beginning his career as a firefighter and EMT, Kris started paramedic.com and then co-founded EMS1.com, which today is a leading online paramedic resource. He's worked as a firefighter captain, paramedic and ambulance service director and, most recently, practiced as a critical care flight paramedic covering rural Montana and Yellowstone National Park. He is the Chief Growth Officer at Pulsara, a healthcare communications technology company. As Pulsara’s CGO, Kris leads the company’s efforts in expanding market reach, partnership development, and overall strategic business growth.

Kris regularly speaks and writes on topics ranging from technology to current clinical issues to leadership — all with a focus on the importance of the human connection. He’s known for his TEDx talk “Creating Calm Within Chaos.” As a dad of 2 and a husband of 1, Kris is a budding polymath (or is an epistemophiliac?) who is continually on the search for trivia, life hacks, and great dad jokes. He enjoys the outdoors and wishes he could spend more time in the mountains skiing, mountain biking, and climbing.

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