In this informal podcast episode, we are joined by Brad Garmon; Flight Medic, Educator, and overall good dude. Brad was our fellow “Sick Lung” clinical category presenter at the 2018 Every Coast Helicopter Operations (ECHO) annual conference. After the last day, we decided to grab dinner, a few beers, and chit chat about our overall impression of the conference. We touch on our individual presentations with an occasional tangent to finish up a weekend full of education, networking, and fish.
Topics of Discussion:
Conferences in Comparison
Upper GIB’s and Minnesota tubes
Coagulopathies and PCC’s
Critical Care Panel and MD Discretion
Ventilating the Obstructed Pt
…and everything in between!
E.C.H.O. was founded by operational flight programs to take advantage of joint training opportunities in a less formal environment at no/low cost. It was created and designed as a way to utilize the wealth of knowledge and experiences brought forth by individual flight programs and their crews. The training provides an opportunity for groups to discuss, brainstorm, and help resolve issues common to public safety and EMS flight programs. These gatherings also provide flight crews the chance to share knowledge and gain insight from subject matter experts. Since then, ECHO has provided targeted training programs for tactical, search and rescue and air medical.
Find out more at http://www.echoheliops.org/.