At Pulse Check, attendees will hear about the innovative ways diverse members of the health care continuum are working together, how data integration and analysis are now a must-have for every organization and why it’s no longer possible to ignore the transformations happening in the health care system. Register for the Pulse Check Summit for the opportunity to learn from the national leaders who are driving the health care revolution.
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Jill McElwee is District Chief at Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department in Jacksonville, Florida.
As a staunch advocate for continuing education, Jill leads the Training Division in addition to being a career paramedic and firefighter. As Chief of Training, McElwee is responsible for all training programs developed and delivered to JFRD’s 1,300 employees. She uses her educational background, coupled with 24 years of fire and rescue service experience, to ensure that appropriate and innovative training is delivered to the seasoned firefighter as well as the newly hired recruit.
Jill earned undergraduate degrees in nursing and emergency medical services as well as public administration. She also holds a master’s degree in security studies, specializing in homeland security.
John Todaro is assistant director of the University of South Florida, College of Nursing, George & Marian Miller Center for Experiential Learning & Simulation.
John has been lecturing at national conferences for more than 30 years. He was named the 2009 EMS Education Program Director of the Year, 2003 Continuing Education Instructor of the Year and 1995 Florida EMS Educator of the Year. In 2009, NAEMSE awarded him their prestigious Legends Who Walks Among Us Award. He is a Charter Member and Past President of the NAEMSE, and a Charter Member of the NAEMT. He serves as a member for EMS World Magazine Editorial Advisory Board and Jones & Bartlett Publishers EMS Advisory Board.
He is a nationally certified EMS educator, with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and healthcare management, and associate’s degree in paramedicine and nursing.
OPENING KEYNOTE – Generational Leadership: Can leadership be one-size-fits all for every employee?
- Jill McElwee
In this presentation, attendees will learn key characteristics of great leaders, about different leadership styles, about generational differences at play in the workplace today and how they may interact with different leadership styles. The presenter will also discuss what types of leadership work well across generations.
19 Hours to Life
- Bob Jacobson
Public service is a demanding career especially for those in leadership positions. Participants will learn how being proactive in the areas of physical, mental and spiritual wellness as well as how creating and maintaining support networks can prepare leaders and their agencies for the challenges. Bob Jacobson will use stories and personal experiences from more than 32 years of public safety experience including 23 years in leadership positions to describe lessons learned in preparing, surviving and thriving after personal and professional challenges. These challenges and stories include the suicide of his wife of 30 years and how life can and must go on despite life’s tragedies.
Normalization of Deviance
- John Todaro
This presentation will discuss the reasons why leaders to step up and hold people accountable when they operate outside of accepted boundaries because if things continue to slide, they develop into bigger issues for the leader and organization. Attendees will learn about the concept of the normalization of deviance, how this can produce gradual shifts in thought and action and result in safety issues and catastrophic events.
- Cindy Lesher
CLOSING KEYNOTE – Leadership Secrets from a Medic Maverick
- John Todaro
Todaro takes the dynamic, gutsy leadership secrets from the national bestseller “Leadership Secrets of the Rogue Warrior” by United States Navy SEAL veteran Richard Marcinko and adapts them for public safety. This is no-holds-barred look at the leadership skills needed to become a great EMS leader.
Upon completion of this presentation the student will be able to:
- Explain the Maverick Medics leadership code.
- Explain the Maverick Medics ten commandments of EMS leadership.
- Explain the purpose of the six questions to ask yourself daily relationship to maintaining the leadership edge.
John Todaro, BA, NRP, RN, TNS, NCEE, is assistant director in the College of Nursing at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Managing Unexpected Legal Risk
EMS leaders are being faced more and more with unexpected risk scenarios that place their organization, the public, and their careers in jeopardy. Sometimes, we are called on to step into situations that we could never have envisioned. This interactive 3-hour workshop will break the participants into small groups where they will collaborate on a series of unexpected, but real-world events that build upon each other to develop crisis management skills.
- Develop tools for identifying high-risk areas in an organization,
- Develop techniques for managing unexpected risk areas,
- Develop strategies for responding to unexpected risks,
- Develop tools for pre-event mitigation.
Allison J. Bloom, Esq., EMT, EMS-I, FACPE, is an EMS industry attorney and a member of the National EMS Management Association (NEMSMA) Board of Directors. She is a nationally-recognized author on EMS, legal and healthcare reform topics and lectures frequently on healthcare reform, legal, compliance, and risk management topics.
Matthew Streger is a paramedic and attorney with more than thirty years of EMS experience. Matthew is a Partner at the law firm of Keavney & Streger in New Jersey and currently sits on the Panel of Commissioners for CAAS. He is an internationally-known author and lecturer.
Take advantage of the unique opportunity to participate in this special event. Support leadership and provider education and be recognized among a core group of companies and organizations committed to improving health care in the region. Sponsorship is available at varying levels and benefits.