July 24 - 27, 2018


Instructor Update: 8 am - 5 pm     8 hours  

OEMTA Instructor Workshop
Eric Van Dusen NR-Paramedic
Medic Update 2018
2018 Oklahoma EMS Instructor Update
July 25 8:00am-5:00pm

Eric has been in EMS since 2001, attended paramedic program in 2003-2004 and has worked for hospital based EMS systems ever since. Eric started teaching in 2005 for six regional services on a monthly basis and did until moving in 2011. In 2009, he became part of the SIMSD team and is currently an instructor for the Simulation in Motion South Dakota project for both EMS and hospital systems. 
The training for the EMS Instructor update course will cover:

Simulation training- The importance of utilizing simulation for your crew. During this session, we will discuss the importance of debriefing along with the success and failures he has seen over the past eight years in mobile training.

Tissue Lab- This a hands on component allowing participants to learn about better airway management in all facets. It allows us to view anatomy in a real perspective along with the injuries and management that we have learned in EMS courses and put into perspective of what it results are.

Moulage- The importance of making the scene and patient look like they really are in the situation. This will cover some simple ways to achieve the affects you want, with readily available resources. This is a hand on session, and artistic skill is optional.

Mission Lifeline- How our state overcame the stigma of basics doing 12 leads for BLS services and importance it can have for your communities.

Alphabet Soup- Discussion on the alphabet soup courses, should we rely only on these courses solely for rectification hours?

Golf Tournament


Classes begin 8 am - 5 pm

The OEMTA Welcomes Tim Phalen, NRP, Nation Faculty for Stryker Physio Control will be teaching a 12 lead EKG Class and Capnography class July 25, 25 and 27 . Stryker Physio Control Sr. Account Pre-Hospital Todd Shire has graciously facilitated Tim getting to being this important educational offering where in one day you will increase your proficiency in the art of interpretation of the EKG and Capnography. Tim is a national speaker that has provided this program to over 100,00 participants since 1995 at EMT conferences like EMS Expo and EMT Today and numerous regional and State EMS conferences and is published in the EMS Journal and an author in numerous Books by Mosby and Elsevier.

Bowling ( must preregister 5 people to a team)  following the Meet & Greet AT Sooner Bowl 8 pm - 10 pm

Classes begin 8 am - 5 pm

Medic Update 2018 Norman Oklahoma July 25,26,and 27 - Key Note Speaker Nancy Magee -
Nancy Magee has been active in volunteer EMS for eighteen years. As a self-employed business owner and consultant for 25 years, a volunteer EMT & AEMT and instructor, field supervisor and Director of Marketing and Client relations for an EMS Management Service Organization, Nancy combines marketing savvy and management perspective with a volunteer’s heart. Her workshop series, “A Volunteer Survival Guide,” is aimed at helping volunteer EMS agencies overcome fiscal, leadership, and recruitment and retention challenges.
She is the author of ‘REDESIGNING VOLUNTEER EMS’, a monthly column on is and has presented at conferences around the country on volunteer EMS topics. 

Banquet (Uniforms or business causal) 


Medic Update 2018 Key Note Speaker Friday July 28 at 9

Topic: Unlearning Cardiac Arrest

Presenter: Joe Powell, EMS Chief, Rialto Fire Department, Rialto, CA

It is time for the Fire and Emergency Services community to change the way it views cardiac arrest. Survival should be common place, not the exception. Achieving high survival rates is not as difficult as you might think. The Rialto (California) Fire Department has developed a Cardiac Arrest Survival Tool Box that, when fully implemented, results in survival at more than eight times the national average. Join Rialto EMS Chief Joe Powell to learn about the science behind the tool box; how it can be implemented in your department; and be inspired to increase cardiac arrest survival for those who live, work and play in your community.

Closing give aways:  last class of the day

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