The Cutting Edge: What is Coming Next


Booboos and Owies: New Directions in Pre-Hospital Pain Control

Matthew Johnston, MD, EMS Medical Director, Memorial Medical Center

Two Lies and a Truth: Understanding EMS Research so to Effect Best Practice

Sara Brown, EMT-P, M. ED, EMS System Coordinator, Memorial Medical Center

Opportunities for Learning Online

Sven Steen, MD, Emergency Medicine Resident, SIU School of Medicine

Move Over Mast Trousers...(Updates in Spinal Clearance and Backboard Use)

Matt Jackson, MD, EMS System Medical Director, Peoria Area EMS

CYA with a PSO: Covering Your Agency with the Protections of a Patient Safety Organization

Lindsay Price, PT, System Director, Safety and Accreditation, Memorial Health System

You Can Learn a Lot From a Dummy! Understanding Simulation Education

Christopher McDowell, MD, MEd, MS, Associate Professor and Residency Program Director; Medical Director, Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation

Working the Pit Crew: Racing Industry Efficiency for Cardiac Arrest Victims

Chinmay Patel, MD, Emergency Medicine Resident, SIU School of Medicine

The Ins and Outs of Apneic Oxygenation

Linda Riseman, RN, EMT-P, Trauma Education Coordinator, Southern Illinois Trauma Center

What Anticoagulant are You On?

John P. Sutyak. MD, Associate Professor, SIU School of Medicine; Director, Southern Illinois Trauma Center


Evolution of EMS: How Darwin's Theory Really Does Apply

Sara Brown, M.Ed, EMT-P, EMS Program Manager, Memorial Medical Center

Interfacility Transport with a Twist - Lessons Learned Down Under

Scott Boston, MD, Emergency Department Physician, Memorial Medical Center, Passavant Area Hospital

Get That Airway! - And Be Sure You Get the Right Airway for the Job

Chinmay Patel, MD, Assistant Professor, SIU Division of Emergency Medicine

Tami Carpenter, MS, NRP, CCEMTP, EMS Learning Facilitator, Memorial Health System

Refractory VFib - What To Do When You Can't Shock Your Way Out of It

Sven Steen, MD, Emergency Medicine Resident, SIU School of Medicine, EMS System Associate Medical Director, Memorial EMS

Sepsis - Is That Just a Fancy Word for Sick?

Tyler Fulks, MD, Emergency Medicine Resident, SIU School of Medicine

Why is it so Hot in the Trauma Bay? - Understanding How to Combat the Lethal Triad

Brandt Whitehurst, MD, MS, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, SIU School of Medicine

Active Shooter Preparation, A Must for EMS

Chuck Kean, MA, EMT-P, Sergeant, Springfield Police Department, EMS Instructor, Lincoln Land Community College

EMS Lawsuits: A Top 10 List to Stay Off of

Thomas H. Wilson, Esq., Partner, HeplerBroom, LLC; Lieutenant, EMT-P, Chatham Fire Department



Cutting Costs EMS: Optimizing Care in a Budget Conscious World

Tyler Fulks, MD, Emergency Medicine Resident

Losing the War Against Gravity: Geriatric Trauma

Brandt D. Whitehurst, MD., M.S., Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Southern Illinois Trauma Center, Springfield, IL; SIU School of Medicine, Springfield, IL.

Human Trafficking and the Sex Trade

Dr. Melissa Kroll, EMS Fellow at Washington University

Leading from the Jump Seat: Leadership on the Frontlines of EMS

Travis Wilson, EMT-P, LI

Mike Goes to Court

Thomas H. Wilson, ESQ., Partner, HeplerBroom, LLC; Lieutenant, EMT-P, Chatham Fire Department

Results from the Pits: Pit Crew CPR Outcomes

Sara Brown, EMT-P, M.Ed, Memorial EMS System Manager

The Community as Responders: Making Stop the Bleed as Common as CPR

Charles Kean, MA, EMT-P

A Hidden Epidemic: Suicidality in EMS Providers

Al Lulla, MD