The Pitt EMS/UPMC EMS Show at NAEMSP 2020

The recent National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP), born here in Pittsburgh, held its annual scientific meeting last week. Our Pitt/UPMC EMS team again was represented widely – as lectures, investigators, experts, leaders, and awardees.

Our group had two notable awards – 

Best Student/Resident/Fellow Presentation

Can You Get There from Here? An Analysis of Walkability among Pulsepoint Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Alert Dispatches

Tanner Smida, Connor Willson, Jessica Salerno, Leonard Weiss, David Salcido

(Tanner is an undergraduate mentored by David Salcido and Lenny Weiss)

Best Pediatric Research Presentation

A Randomized Blinded Trial of Three Chest Compression Strategies in a Porcine Model of Pediatric Cardiac Arrest

James Menegazzi, David Salcido, Allison Koller, Cornelia Genbrugge, Ericka Fink, Robert Berg, Charity Patterson

(Jim Menegazzi’s Infant CPR R01.)