Utah EMS Education Update

January 2020

In This Issue

Happy New Year!

In this issue, check out the upcoming training's and the opportunity to join our instructor team!

Keep fighting the good fight!

Mass Causality Triage

The ASPR/TRACIE White-paper produced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says the following:


“There is no clear evidence base that supports the use of triage tags and consensus from the round-table participants supports the idea of not using tags when it would delay treatment or transport, particularly in dynamic incidents. However, taping systems may offer benefit identifying live (but not alert) and deceased patients prior to their arrival at a collection/transport point.”


Mass Casualty Incidents are sadly occurring more often and EMS must be prepared to respond to these critical calls with experience performing triage, treatment and transport. EMS and hospital services should select a triage system that is adaptive, easily recognizable, and standardized within the jurisdiction or response area.


Read the full white-paper here.

Intermountain Center for Disaster Preparedness

Upcoming events



Basic Disaster Life Support (BDLS)


Registration: https://www.train.org/utah/admin/course/1056567/live_event (Course# 1056567)

When: Friday, January 17 8:00am-5:00pm

Where: Intermountain Center for Disaster Preparedness (LDS Hospital, 3rd Floor North)

Cost: $55 (NDLSF registration and materials)

BDLS® is a competency-based, awareness-level course that teaches an all-hazards approach to mass casualty management and population-based care.


Advanced Disaster Life Support (ADLS)


Registration: https://www.train.org/utah/admin/course/1056568/live_event (Course# 1056568)

When: Thursday-Friday, March 12-13, 8:00am-5:00pm

Where: Intermountain Center for Disaster Preparedness (LDS Hospital, 3rd Floor North)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Basic Disaster Life Support class

Cost: $80 (NDLSF registration and materials)

ADLS® is a competency-based, interactive course in mass casualty management that builds on the knowledge gained in the Basic Disaster Life Support class.

Do You Want to Help Train New EMS Instructors!?

The bureau is looking to create a cadre of instructors to help deliver the new EMS Instructor and Course Coordinator Courses. Apply here! If the hyperlink doesn't work copy and paste into your web browser.


https://forms.gle/B6Vn1C1hnTKaw7cN9

New EMS Instructor Course

Wednesday, Jan. 29th, 8am to Friday, Jan. 31st, 5pm

South 500 East

Ogden, UT

Go to emslicense.utah.gov and login to your account,

  1. Select Training from the left navigation. Use the Course number/name search to find and register for the course you need to complete for your certification. The course number for this Instructor session is IS2019195
  2. After you have successfully registered for the training course then select Applications from the left navigation. Select the EMS Instructor application.

EMS Instructor Course for Current Educators

Tuesday, Feb. 4th, 8am-5pm

450 North Street

Ogden, UT

Go to emslicense.utah.gov and login to your account,

  1. Select Training from the left navigation. Use the Course number/name search to find and register for the course you need to complete for your certification. The course number for this Instructor session is IS2019265
  2. After you have successfully registered for the training course then select Applications from the left navigation. Select the EMS Instructor application.

NOTE: This will take place at Ogden Fire Station #3

New Course Coordinator Course

Friday, Feb. 7th, 8am-5pm

3760 South Highland Drive

Salt Lake City, UT

Go to emslicense.utah.gov and login to your account,

  1. Select Training from the left navigation. Use the Course number/name search to find and register for the course you need to complete for your certification. The course number for this Instructor session is CC2019228
  2. After you have successfully registered for the training course then select Applications from the left navigation. Select the Course Coordinator Course.

NOTE: This will take place in room 342.

EMS Instructor Update Seminar

Friday, Feb. 28th, 8am

1731 South Convention Center Drive

St. George, UT

Go to emslicense.utah.gov and login to your account,

  1. Select Training from the left navigation. Use the Course number/name search to find and register for the course you need to complete for your certification. The course number for this Instructor session is IS2019171
  2. After you have successfully registered for the training course then select Applications from the left navigation. Select the EMS Instructor application.

Training Officer Update Seminar

Friday, Feb. 28th, 4pm

1731 South Convention Center Drive

St. George, UT

Go to emslicense.utah.gov and login to your account,

  1. Select Training from the left navigation. Use the Course number/name search to find and register for the course you need to complete for your certification. The course number for this Instructor session is TO2019172
  2. After you have successfully registered for the training course then select Applications from the left navigation. Select the EMS Instructor application.

NOTE: This session will start immediately following the EMS Instructor Seminar. It is recommended you arrive 1 hour early if this is the only session you are coming to.

Course Coordinator Update Seminar

Friday, Feb. 28th, 5pm

1731 South Convention Center Drive

St. George, UT

Go to emslicense.utah.gov and login to your account,

  1. Select Training from the left navigation. Use the Course number/name search to find and register for the course you need to complete for your certification. The course number for this Instructor session is CC2019173
  2. After you have successfully registered for the training course then select Applications from the left navigation. Select the EMS Instructor application.

NOTE: This session will start immediately following the EMS Instructor Seminar. It is recommended you arrive 1 hour early if this is the only session you are coming to.

Zero Fatalities Safety Summit


APRIL 1-2, 2020 AT THE DAVIS CONFERENCE CENTER IN LAYTON, UTAH


You are invited to attend the 2020 Zero Fatalities Safety Summit, April 1-2 (with pre-conference March 31) in Layton, Utah. The Summit is an opportunity for safety advocates to come together and exchange new ideas about how we can improve safety in our community. Learn what others are doing and share what you are doing in your role as a safety advocate.


REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Save the Date!

2020 UAEMT CONVENTION

May 7th-9th, 2020
Red Lion Hotel, St. George, Utah

Registration is open!

We hope you will join us for this year's Utah Association of Emergency Medical Technicians Annual Convention in St. George, May 7th-9th, 2020. The convention will feature Classic AIR training, a UAEMT business meeting, mass casualty exercise & skills competition, awards, elections, and much more!

Get complete details, register online, and view a schedule of events on our registration page here.

Quote of the Month

“What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year.”


-Vern McLellan