Department Blog

Posted 6/19/2015 by Linda Kesselring

EMS Conference in Ocean City

Drs. Jenny Guyther, Roger Stone, and Ben Lawner were faculty members for EMS Care 2015, held in Ocean City from April 30 to May 3. This popular annual event, sponsored by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems, drew 250 prehospital care providers to its hands-on workshops, pre-conferences, lectures, and small group seminars. Dr. Guyther presented a lecture on the management of pain in children in the field. Dr. Stone co-led a case review of on-scene communications and presented a session on the pitfalls of downgrading from advanced to basic life support. Dr. Lawner presented the keynote address, covering recent articles in the EMS literature and the application of their findings to long-standing protocols, and a lecture on the use of resuscitation fluids in trauma patients.