Emergency medical professionals from across the country will converge on north Texas this May for CareFlite’s annual Emergency Care Update conference.

First held in 1982, the two-day first responder clinical education conference is one of the oldest such meetings in the United States; it attracts hundreds of nurses, paramedics, emergency medical technicians and emergency medical dispatchers interested in obtaining a deeper understanding regarding the management and care of critically ill and injured patients.

This year’s conference will be held from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, May 23 and Tuesday, May 24, at the Arlington Convention Center.

Participants will have an opportunity to earn continuing education credits and attend seminars on adult, pediatric and obstetric care; professional enhancement and ground ambulance safety.

Clinicians can also test their skills on CareFlite’s new human patient simulator or step inside the newest addition to CareFlite’s ground fleet.

Cost to attend both days of the conference is just $15, which includes a ticket to the Great First Responders award luncheon and a Caring-Heart membership.

CareFlite President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Swartz said he anticipates an exceptional conference this year.

“Our industry is constantly evolving, thus constant learning is required of paramedics, EMTs and nurses. CareFlite believes that by providing dynamic continuing education opportunities at an affordable price, we impact the health and safety of all Texans.” 

To sign up for the Emergency Care Update or learn more, visit www.careflite.org or call 972-339-4244.