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CEWT to host second annual Emergency Conference

Idaho State UniversityMay 14, 2019

POCATELLO — Idaho State University’s Continuing Education and Workforce Training are hosting its second annual Emergency Medicine Conference on May 17-18, 2019 at the Pond Student Union building.

“Emergency Medicine: A 4-Act Play— What’s Your Role?” is designed to focus on four main areas of emergency medicine: Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Recovery.

This conference was developed to provide EMTs, paramedics, first responders, emergency physicians, nurses and other direct care workers with up-to-date information on important topics in emergency medicine including human trafficking, search and rescue response and approaches to substance abuse or mental health crises.

The keynote address, “Mass Casualty: Heroes and Heroines — Lessons from Las Vegas,” will be presented by Dr. Michael P. Allswede D.O., program director of Emergency Medicine Residency at the Sunrise Consortium in Las Vegas, Nev.

He will be speaking about mass casualty and some of the lessons he learned after the Las Vegas mass shooting in Oct. 2017.

In the shooting’s aftermath, Dr. Allswede acted as an emergency medicine physician at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, one of the closest trauma centers to the Las Vegas strip. Sunrise Hospital saw a majority of those injured in the mass shooting, and Dr. Allswede triaged 124 individuals injured from gunshot wounds.

Dr. Allswede has also worked as a responding physician to the United Airlines Flight 93 crash in Pennsylvania on Sept. 11, 2001, and he served in Operation Desert Storm during the Gulf War.

Following the keynote address, the conference will offer lectures from medical professionals along with case studies, practical exercises, panel discussions and more. Portneuf Air Rescue will also be providing SIM Scenario Training every 30 minutes.

For additional information on the Emergency Medicine Conference, contact CEWT by phone at (208) 282-3372 or visit cetrain.isu.edu.

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