The 2019 EMS World Expo was a convention for EMS providers, vendors and personnel from all corners of the globe who gathered in New Orleans, Louisiana, for a week to exchange ideas and information about topics and products related to the EMS industry.
Fortunately, five Louisiana Ambulance Alliance’s (LAA) staff members and several LAA providers attended. With over 5,000 total attendees, the possibilities to connect were endless. LAA participated as an exhibitor and distributed hundreds of marketing materials to attendees.
Session topics ranged from Data and Technology to Comparing Prehospital Scores, and with a tour of the Level 1 Norman E. McSwain, Jr., MD Spirit of Charity Trauma Center at the University Medical Center, our staff gained insight to the crucial partnership between EMS and hospitals. “As an employee who does not respond to calls or work in the field very often, the tour of the trauma center gave me insight to exactly what is involved in every role from first responders to hospital personnel,” explained Megan Hedges, LAA Consortium Director.
“If you have never attended an EMS World Expo, don’t miss the next one,” urged Rob Daughdril, LAA Emergency Preparedness Coordinator. “It is truly a professional and educational experience.”
The 2020 EMS World Expo is scheduled for September 14-18, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
About the Louisiana Ambulance Alliance
The Louisiana Ambulance Alliance (LAA) is a diverse group of EMS providers who promote emergency medical transport as a distinct concern in Louisiana; serve as a forum for a unified voice for healthcare providers, public officials, healthcare workers, educators and consumers working to improve emergency medical transport in Louisiana; provide a forum for the exchange and distribution of ideas and information related to the improvement of emergency medical transport; serve as an advocate for emergency medical transport, promoting improved health status and improvements to the health system for residents of Louisiana; and encourage the development of appropriate health resources for Louisiana.