Paramedic - Deputy Fire Chief Westwego Fire Department Westwego, Louisiana
Ken Bouvier, NREMT - Paramedic - Professional Speaker: No financial relationships to disclose
This session is designed to help EMS, Fire, Police, Nurses & Physicians to be better prepared to handle incidents where school children & teachers have become victims of a school shooting. The increased frequency of School Shootings recently and other devastating gun violence attacks make preparedness, quick response and accurate assessment by EMS practitioners and other First Responders essential. School shootings continue to occur and we’re still making the national news! We know hemorrhage control is critical! During this session we will review shooting incidents where children have been both critically injured and killed while attending school but will focus more on what is expected of EMS when the police say, “WE NEED EMS!” But the big question is, “Is Your Department Ready?” We will focus on the importance of having a School Shooting Plan, Scene Safety, Staging, Entry, Rescue Task Force, ICS, Command & Communications, Stop the Bleed including tourniquets, Triage, Treatment, Transport, Accountability Reunification and Debriefing. We will explain both BLS & ALS treatment for Gun Shot Wounds.
better understand the challenges facing Police, Fire & Ems at a school shooting.
better understand sophisticated weapons and the type of injuries they can produce including hemorrhage during a school shooting.
better understand response, staging, entry, rescue task force, casualty collection points, interoperability, ICS, reunification and dealing with the media.