Introduction to Prehospital Ultrasound for Paramedics (Concord)

Richard M. Flynn Training Facility 98 Smokey Bear Blvd, Concord, NH

Prehospital ultrasound is an emerging technology growing in popularity nationwide. Ultrasound is a useful tool that can aid in paramedic patient assessment and medical decision making. This program includes an introduction to ultrasound technology followed by didactic sessions, skills stations and scenarios led by emergency medicine physicians and advanced practice providers. You will practice performing goal directed, limited window lung, cardiac and eFAST ultrasound exams while learning how to interpret abnormal findings and apply these to patient care. This program does not certify you to begin practicing ultrasound in the field, but it does provide a free opportunity to learn about ultrasound technology and receive continuing education hours. Paramedic participation in this program will guide future ultrasound use statewide.

Homelessness: What’s It All About?

NHFA Virtual NH

This session provided an overview of the homeless services system including the federal definitions of homelessness, myths and facts, and the context that the local Continuum of Care provides services within. Objectives: • Understand definitions and risk factors of homelessness • Be familiar with national level initiatives to end homelessness • Understand how homelessness is measured using HMIS • Know how to learn more

Human Trafficking in New Hampshire for EMS

NHFA Virtual NH

EMS has an important role to play in the effort to end human trafficking. As responders who are often the first to arrive at a scene, EMS practitioners are in a position to look for key indicators to identify potential victims, provide the appropriate care and access to resources, and potentially save a life." - Noah Smith, NHTSA Office of EMS This presentation will cover an overview of human trafficking in NH with a focus on information specifically tailored for EMS providers. Learning objectives include: - understand the definition and underlying dynamics of human trafficking - learn the nature and scope of human trafficking in NH - identify indicators and red flags in an EMS/healthcare context - review best practices for responding and reporting

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Healing Through Trauma (Concord)

Richard M. Flynn Training Facility 98 Smokey Bear Blvd, Concord, NH

This seminar will include presentations by responders and military personnel with lived-experience of trauma. Each presenter will tell their story of experiencing critical incident stress, post-traumatic stress and/or complex post-traumatic stress and, in some cases, substance or alcohol misuse. They will describe how they are now working toward healing, living a full life, and thriving. Speakers include: Tracy Eldridge Jennifer Fanning, Ph.D. Keith Hanks Stephen Holmes Brian Keyes Christy Lister Jules Scott

Endocrine Emergencies (Concord)

Richard M. Flynn Training Facility 98 Smokey Bear Blvd, Concord, NH

Endocrine emergencies are often potentially life-threatening and can be challenging to address. This course explains the function of the endocrine system and the pathophysiology of endocrine disorders. We will also cover the main endocrine disorders encountered in the field, including thyroid and adrenal conditions. Type I, type II, and gestational diabetes will be addressed, including pathophysiology, common emergencies associated with diabetes, and prehospital treatment options. Objectives: The student will understand the function of the endocrine system and its role in homeostasis The student will understand the general pathophysiology of endocrine emergencies The student will be aware of hypothyroid emergencies and hyperthyroid emergencies and the symptomology observed The student will be aware of adrenal emergencies and the symptomology observed The student will understand the etiology and physiology of type I, type II, and gestational diabetes and the differences in emergencies observed The student will be familiar with the symptoms observed and appropriate prehospital care for common diabetic emergencies

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Endocrine Emergencies

NHFA Virtual NH

Endocrine emergencies are often potentially life-threatening and can be challenging to address. This course explains the function of the endocrine system and the pathophysiology of endocrine disorders. We will also cover the main endocrine disorders encountered in the field, including thyroid and adrenal conditions. Type I, type II, and gestational diabetes will be addressed, including pathophysiology, common emergencies associated with diabetes, and prehospital treatment options. Objectives: The student will understand the function of the endocrine system and its role in homeostasis The student will understand the general pathophysiology of endocrine emergencies The student will be aware of hypothyroid emergencies and hyperthyroid emergencies and the symptomology observed The student will be aware of adrenal emergencies and the symptomology observed The student will understand the etiology and physiology of type I, type II, and gestational diabetes and the differences in emergencies observed The student will be familiar with the symptoms observed and appropriate prehospital care for common diabetic emergencies

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Autism Awareness for the First Responder (Concord)

Richard M. Flynn Training Facility 98 Smokey Bear Blvd, Concord, NH

This class is a three part PowerPoint presentation covering ways to identify someone with autism through common characteristics. We talk about the early years and diagnosis and where these individuals can end up as adults. We’ll discuss mandates reporting and some things that we might see on scene. And we end it with a more specific Fire/EMS portion. Objectives that will be met: Identify the person with autism in the field Learn ways to deescalate the situation Learn ways to make for a better experience for both the individual and the first responder