Again, too many talks to sum up each one, and so many good talks going on at the same time. I can't wait for all the podcasts to come out so that I can catch up.
The most interesting lecture for me was Haney Mallemat's (@CriticalCareNow) discussion on fatigue and sleep schedules. It was discussed that commercial truck drivers have FAR greater restrcitions on their work hours than EMS providers do, yet us medics drive emergency vehicles, with greater risks than a long-haul trucker.
Of course, Simon Carley (@EMManchester) talked of Dunning-Kruger, and gave me an opportinity to insert one of my favorite memes into the #smaccUS discussion.
And 5 min into the talk, @EMManchester has already talked about #DunningKruger #smaacUS pic.twitter.com/8PCVtHuRwt— Jon B. (@JonEMTP) June 26, 2015
The afternoon continued with a musical interlude - Cups song and a Frozen parody. Can't find the video, but I'm sure it exists.
At the end, the SMACCFinale was amazing. Set up as a game of Family Feud, with 70's era costumes. I've never seen two teams more intent on NOT winning a game, though. And there was this bombshell from the folks behind the conference:
#smaccUS actually lost money. They don't do it for profit. They do it to bring medical minds together. Best conference ever! @smaccteam— Goldilocks (@ERGoddessMD) June 26, 2015
Finally, there was a last shot of the #EMSWolfpack roll call. I put the hashtag up on the board to see if anyone noticed. Notice it they did. 22 folks claimed membership in the group on the board, and I think a few more were around.
#emswolfpack roll call 4/4. Who's 2nd from bottom? @tingles005 @EMS_Junkie @emscritcare @parabrod pic.twitter.com/5iDl1a7wgv— Jon B. (@JonEMTP) June 27, 2015