Regional Education Committee

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The STRAC Regional Education Committee meets to provide an open, consensus-driven, environment in the development of educational opportunities. We facilitate efficient and appropriate pre-hospital and hospital care of patients who are suffering acute time-dependent pathologies. Hospitals and EMS agencies with an interest in the educational offerings provided by STRAC should have a representative at the STRAC Educational Committee meetings.

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2021 Conference video

June 17-19th, 2024

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Experience a wide range of transformative topics for all scopes of practice that directly impact our routine and emergent systems of care. From the new EMT-Basic to the experienced Physician in the fields of Trauma, Stroke, Cardiac, Pediatric, Perinatal, Injury Prevention, Behavioral Health, and Public Health & Disaster, you can look forward to learning something new! 

Common Course Descriptions

Advanced Medical Life Support

Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) remains the gold standard of education for emergency medical assessment and treatment. Endorsed by the National Association of EMS Physicians, AMLS emphasizes the use of the AMLS Assessment Pathway, a systematic tool for assessing and managing common medical conditions with urgent accuracy.

In the third edition of AMLS, students learn to recognize and manage common medical crises through realistic case-based scenarios that challenge students to apply their knowledge to highly critical patients.  The course emphasizes the use of scene size-up, first impression, history, interactive group discussion on differential diagnosis and potential treatment strategies, and physical exam to systematically rule out and consider possibilities and probabilities in treating patients’ medical crises. The third edition AMLS library of patient simulations offers students an opportunity to apply critical thinking skills to a variety of patient presentations. Additional features include patient simulation monitor images and ECGs provided by iSimulate, to enhance students’ experience.

The course utilizes the AMLS textbook and course manual, and covers the following topics:
– Respiratory disorders
– Cardiovascular disorders
– Shock
– Sepsis
– Neurological disorders
– Endocrine/Metabolic disorders
– Environmental emergencies
– Infectious disease
– Abdominal disorders
– Toxicological emergencies
– Exposure to hazardous materials

AMLS is appropriate for EMTs, paramedics, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse anesthetists and physicians. AMLS is accredited by CAPCE and recognized by NREMT.

Committees and Workgroups

Co-Chairs: Sherrilee Demmer, RN
Mike Shown, LP
Meets: Second Tuesday, Monthly
10:00AM - 11:30AM
Trauma Coordinators Education Workgroup
Meets: Second Tuesday, Monthly
9:00AM - 10:00AM

Education Resources

TitleCategoriesCreation DateLinkhf:doc_categories
American Trauma Society CoursesAugust 17, 2023education
Center for Emergency Health SciencesAugust 17, 2023education
ENA University Course SearchAugust 17, 2023education
Air Evac Lifeteam CoursesAugust 17, 2023education
Rural Trauma Team Development CourseAugust 17, 2023education
TCRN InformationAugust 17, 2023quick-reference
DSHS Grand RoundsAugust 17, 2023quick-reference
Burn Practice Guidelines | TETAFSeptember 1, 2016guideline