Spirit Conference

Keynote Speaker,
Randolph Mantooth


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“What’s Hot and What’s Not in Trauma,” the 14th annual conference sponsored by Ministry Health Care’s Spirit Medical Transportation Services, will be Thursday and Friday, August 13 and 14, at the Ramada, Stevens Point.

The multi-disciplinary conference highlights current issues in trauma care throughout the continuum: pre-hospital, emergency, critical and acute care and rehabilitation. At the conclusion of the conference, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the key points related to the care of the injured patient
  • Recognize ways to change practice to optimize the care of injured patients
  • Understand strategies in implementing practice changes reflective of current care standards.

Keynote speaker will be Randolph Mantooth, actor, screenwriter and producer. Mantooth is best known to EMS providers for his role as firefighter/paramedic Johnny Gage on the television series “Emergency.” He will speak on the history of the paramedic program, the pioneers who laid the groundwork for EMS and the TV show that helped advance ALS systems across the country. Other nationally recognized speakers and local trauma care experts will present topics pertinent to nurses, physicians, pre-hospital care providers, program managers and other health care providers.

Times are 7:15 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, and 7:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Friday. Application for Continuing Education Units has been made through Ministry Health Care-Education and Development by WISHET, the Wisconsin Society for healthcare Education and Training, as a provider of Continuing Healthcare Education. Application for EMS CEUs has been made through WTCS and state EMS section.

Fees for the full conference, prior to August 1, are $80 for Ministry Health Care and Marshfield Clinic employees and students; and $110 for all others, or $100 each for three or more registrations from one EMS agency. Reduced fees also are available for attending either Thursday’s or Friday’s session. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Ramada for a reduced rate until July 17.For more information, or a brochure, contact Audrey Schmeeckle, conference coordinator, Ministry Health Care, at Audrey.schmeeckle@ministryhealth.org, or 715.343.3192.

The conference is also sponsored by Ministry Health Care, Trauma Services of Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield Clinic, Saint Joseph’s Children’s Hospital and Children’s Miracle Network.

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