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Prehospital Care Training Program ITLS Holds International Conference in Mexico: Register Today EMS colleagues from around the globe for a truly international conference experience in the heart of Mexico.

International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) will be holding its 2008 International Trauma Conference, the world’s premier prehospital trauma conference, on November 6-8, 2008, in Guanajuato, Mexico.

The conference meets the needs of all emergency personnel, including EMTs and first responders, paramedics, nurses, emergency physicians, trauma surgeons, EMS administrators, and EMS educators. The conference provides 11.75 hours of continuing education credit, accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS) as well as ACCME through the American College of Emergency Physicians.

From mummies to capnography, the 2008 International Trauma Conference has educational sessions for all trauma providers. A session developed especially for the Guanajuato conference setting will introduce paleoimaging mummified trauma. This presentation describes the techniques and application of field radiography and endoscopy to detect trauma and paleopathologies among the mummified remains of the Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato. Case studies are presented from the ongoing Guanajuato Mummy Project.

Popular EMS educator Bob Page, AAS, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P/IC, will present an overview and demonstration of the use of capnography in EMS. Mr. Page will share his expertise in reading waveforms and identify the benefits and limitations of capnography for intubated and non-intubated patients. A second presentation by Mr. Page will focus on the clinical significance of vital signs, using examples, video, clinical cases and discussion to improve techniques for measuring vital signs.

Noted EMS author Bryan Bledsoe, DO, FACEP, EMT-P, will also join ITLS for his third consecutive year as a presenter. Dr. Bledsoe will discuss the current issues and controversy related to patient restraint, and identify strategies that can be used to minimize patient risk when employing restraint techniques in the field.

For more information, please download a complete brochure or register online at

Kate Blackwelder
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