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Iowa Lakes to Host University of Okoboji EMS Conference

By Staff | Aug 3, 2016

Iowa Lakes will be hosting the 30th annual Dickinson County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Association Conference on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 25, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Both sessions will be held at the Dickinson County Expo Building in Spirit Lake.

Topics to be discussed include: Stressed: It changed everything; Organized Chaos: Four Patients and a Medic; Dead bodies in the water: What is important for death investigation; Pediatric Trauma: The Danger Zone; “The Elephant in the room:” When Medical Errors go Bad; “It’s in our Back Yard: Domestic Terrorism in the Rise”: Lessons Learned from Standing on the Shoulders of Giants; EMS is M.A.D about Opioid abuse in Iowa; and “Social Media: What’s your Policy?”

There will be additional times when a variety of other speakers will discuss topics related to patient care in the EMS field. The committee has received a lot of positive comments from students about this class. Evaluation from the conference have also been very positive for the last several years.

The cost for each session is $70, or save by attending both days for a cost of $95. After Sept. 8, the fee for both classes increases $5. There is a $20 refund fee after Sept. 8, so don’t miss out on this opportunity and register today!

For more information, contact Miranda DePyper, Iowa Lakes EMS/Fire/ Health Programmer, at 712-852-5226, or to register, call 800-252-5664 or visit www.iowalakes.edu/ce.