This year, as we recognize the 50th anniversary of the first National EMS Week, we honor those who came before us, especially those who challenged the status quo and raised the bar for all of us. And at the same time, we look forward, building on their efforts and committing ourselves to forge a future for the next generation of multidisciplinary EMS professionals to serve their communities.

We invite our prehospital care providers to explore upcoming educational opportunities at UW and connect with our knowledgeable faculty.

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Continuing Education Activities

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53rd Annual Emergency Care and Trauma Symposium

Join us “live” from your living room, office or EMS station for the 53rd Annual UW Health Emergency Care and Trauma Symposium.

Topics this year will span from pediatrics to geriatrics, crew safety and well-being to cardiac arrest management, medical care to trauma care and everything in between. To continue to bring this event to everyone in the best way possible, the event will be virtual on eight days in June with three one-hour sessions per day.

Mark your calendars
Afternoon sessions (1–4 p.m.)

  • June 3, 12, 18, and 24

Morning sessions (8–11 a.m.)

  • June 7, 14, 21, and 26

View the conference brochure (pdf)  Learn more and register

The Difficult Airway Course: EMS

The Difficult Airway Course: EMS is the only definitive CME program in which EMS providers can work directly with expert faculty to learn the full range of airway management technique for the prehospital setting. In this practice-changing course you will:

  • Use proven airway devices in small group sessions.
  • Practice decision-making and airway techniques in Code AirwayTM simulations.
  • Face the most challenging patient scenarios in a no-risk environment.

Through didactic and hands-on training, you will explore:

  • Difficult and failed airway management
  • Video laryngoscopy and other advanced imaging devices
  • Medication-assisted intubation (including RSI, DSI & RSA)
  • Airway assessment tools and procedures, including SALAD
  • Pediatric airway management
  • Surgical cricothyrotomy
  • Ventilator management
  • Extraglottic devices
  • CPAP and BiPAP
  • Capnography

Course Dates: July 18 & 19, 2024
Times: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days
Registration Fee: $175 per person
Location: UW Health Emergency Education Center (610 N. Whitney Way, Madison)

View course flyer

Email Jamie Stephenson (jstephenson3@uwhealth.org) for information regarding enrollment in this course.

This course is sponsored by the the UW Health Emergency Education Center.

Emergency Education Webinar Series

UW Health hosts a free Emergency Education Webinar Series on the third Wednesday of the month from 6:00-7:15 p.m. CST that is open to all. CEUs will be awarded.

These continuing education sessions are intended for the Prehospital and Emergency Department health care provider, and consist of a lecture and Q&A on monthly topics by faculty experts at UW Health. All sessions are conducted via WebEx.

Emergency responders and health care providers from any service, program or hospital are welcome to attend. We hope you will join us for these upcoming events in 2024.

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Explore our World-class Prehospital Services

Emergency Medical Services

The EMS Section provides leadership in education, quality assurance, protocol development, physician response, EMS research and prehospital advocacy. UW has provided medical direction for EMS services in and around Dane County for more than a decade.

UW Health Med Flight

Our premier air and ground critical care transport and retrieval service has served the upper Midwest for nearly 40 years and is recognized as one of the safest and most knowledgeable air medical transport services in the world.

Division of Prehospital Medicine

Meet our team of expert faculty physicians, advanced practice providers, and administrative personnel.

  • UW Health Med Flight
  • EMS Physicians
  • EMS Advanced Practice Providers
  • Prehospital Operations Staff

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Prehospital Education for Physicians

The BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine, in partnership with UW Health and the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, offers several robust training programs for physician trainees:

  • EMS Fellowship (ACGME accredited)
  • Retrieval & Critical Care Transport Fellowship (Med Flight)
  • Emergency Medicine Residency Program
  • Medical Student Prehospital Medicine Elective

Learn more