TREXPO Tactical Medicine Conference

This year’s conference will be held on Tuesday, March 31, 2009, in Long Beach, California. There are additional days dedicated to other tactical training sessions, which are visible by clicking the link at the bottom of this page. The following is the Tuesday, March 31st schedule:

0900-1000 hrs

SWAT Nutrition: Fueling the Tactical Machine – Presented by Dan Olesnicky, MD, FACEP

In this block of instruction you will learn the nutritional needs in the special operations environment. Learn how to select the right foods and supplements at the right time to maximize your operational performance. You will also learn what foods and medications can hinder your performance.

1000-1100 hrs

Hemostatic Agents: Which one works best? – Presented by Lawrence Heiskell, MD, FACEP, FAAFP

An in depth discussion of the studies conducted using the current swine model to evaluate the efficacy and safety in the management of extremity hemorrhage. Police officers, LE managers and EMS directors will leave this block of instruction with a better understanding of the limitations of each agent.

1100-1200 hrs

Field Trauma Care For The L.E.O.: The Life You Save May Be Your Own – Presented by Sydney Vail, MD, FACS
You need this training to potentially save a life; your partner, another LEO a citizen or yourself. We’ll discuss appropriate emergency medical equipment, how to properly use it with real time demonstrations and audience participation, i.e., application of tourniquets and dressings. You will learn what works and what doesn’t, i.e., product marketing does not equal efficacy,
and learn the 10 ‘golden’ rules/principles of saving a life.

1300-1500 hrs

Officer Involved Shooting – Presented by Steve Harris, EMT-P

Psychophysiological Aspects (Part 1) — This block of instruction will focus on the body’s physiological and psychological effects that occur during critical incidents and how the officer can tailor their training to better prepare them to survive the critical incident, and, its aftermath.

Legal Aspects (Part 2)– This block of instruction is designed to ensure that officers involved in critical incidents understand State and Federal law regarding the application of deadly force; and, how their prior training, choice of equipment and departmental policies can affect the outcome of the post-incident investigation. Officers will be provided with a step-by-step analysis of typical Officer-Involved Shooting (OIS) Investigation and be alerted to potential pit-falls to avoid. The Public Safety Statement, Officer Sequestering, Privileged Communication, and, Evidentiary Collection will all be addressed; and, Lybarger, Graham, Terry and other relevant case law will be discussed. Officers should leave this block of instruction with a better understanding of what to expect after they are forced to employ deadly force.

1500-1600 hrs

Enhancement in the Non-Tactical Environment – Presented by Michael Eby, MD Performance

You will learn the latest information and treatment for Erectile Dysfunction and the medications used to treat ED. Additionally, you will learn about the risks and benefits of nutritional supplementation and over the counter anabolic substances. We will explore the physiologic and psychological effects on the operator and the team.

1600 – 1645

Tactical Wellness – Are you Fit for Duty? – Presented by David Tang, MD

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The conference is sponsored by the International School of Tactical Medicine.

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