Wave 2020 Session Sneak Peek: ‘Data Drives EMS’

ESO Staff

The countdown to Wave 2020 – the premier conference for data and technology in EMS, fire, and hospitals – is on, and we’re sharing some of the can’t-miss topics making up the conference agenda. Wave brings together industry experts and experienced professionals to discuss how data can improve performance, perspective, and procedures.

With exciting keynotes, specialized sessions, and networking events, Wave promises to inspire you to make a real difference for your agency in the year to come. One of the 11 featured tracks is the focus on how “Data Drives EMS,” and includes a presentation by Nathan Harig, NREMT-P, BA, MA, Assistant Chief at Cumberland Goodwill EMS. Chief Harig’s talk – titled “Let’s Do Everything Wrong… And Save a Life!” – tells of his own EMS agency’s journey through Quality Improvement in cardiac arrest.

In 2012, the state of Pennsylvania began a roll out of high-performance CPR throughout the state. Since then, Cumberland Goodwill has experimented with training via taped performances, manual CPR with metronomes, manual CPR with device assistance, mechanical CPR, manual intubations, rescue airways, passive oxygenation, video intubation, and different heart monitor brands.

In the midst of their quest they found to do resuscitation “better,” not only did their procedures need to change, but how they defined successful practice needed to change too. Attendees will learn how Cumberland Goodwill adapted to the challenge of evolving protocols, technology, and provider competencies when it came to patients requiring emergency cardiovascular care or CPR.

This year’s Wave conference will be held February 26-27, 2020 in Downtown Austin, Texas, and is designed to help attendees get more from their data. With innovative keynote presentations, informative breakout sessions covering real-world topics, and valuable networking events, Wave is a one-of-a-kind industry event.

You can register now for the conference or find answers to any additional questions on the Wave 2020 FAQ page. You can also watch highlights from the Wave 2019 conference now.


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