SEAHEC’s Suzanne David: “A Pioneer” in Building Rural Emergency Response Capacity”

Suzanne David

On January 27th, southeast Arizona’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) community presented SEAHEC’s Assistant Director Suzanne David with the EMS on the Border Lifetime Achievement Award at SEAHEC’s 25th Annual EMS on the Border Conference. The award was presented in honor of her 25 years of exemplary service and leadership in helping emergency medical services (EMS) personnel build their capacity to respond to community needs using the latest information and technical knowledge. Continue reading

SEAHEC’s 25th EMS on the Border Conference a Success


On January 27th, 2017 SEAHEC held our 25th annual training conference for southeast Arizona’s Emergency Medical Service personnel at the Desert Diamond Casino in Pima County. Attended by 180 emergency medical services (EMS) personnel and 71 emergency department (ED) nurses serving border communities of southeast Arizona, the conference provided the latest information on pre-hospital care of patients with various emergencies unique to southeast Arizona. Continue reading

23rd EMS on the Border Conference a Success

In January, SEAHEC’s 23rd EMS On the Border conference was another resounding success for SEAHEC. The conference drew 218 participants: 153 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel and 65 Registered Nurses (RN) from 73 southern Arizona health agencies. Participants came to learn the latest developments in prehospital care strategies. SEAHEC’s Emergency Medical Services conference provides opportunities to prehospital personnel and emergency department nurses.   Our conferences are tailored to help prehospital care providers address emergency situations unique to our geographic area.

Held at the Desert Diamond Casino, on I19, just south of Tucson, this year’s presentations included:
The New CPR: Prepping for Success, Sean Culliney, CEP (Northwest Fire) & Gary Brauchla (Cochise County Resident)
Pediatric Airway Chad Viscusi, MD (UA Health Network)
Workplace Violence Active Shooter, Ron Salik, MD FACEP (St. Joseph’s Hospital and Arizona LifeLine)
Sepsis, Jen Smith, MD & Jamie Moskowitz, RN. (UA Health Network)
Pediatric Pitfalls, Frank Paul, DO, FACOEP, FACEP (VPMA Hospital Physician Partners)
Changes & Controversies in Trauma , Joseph Bellal, MD (UA Health Network)
Environmental Exposure, Chris Williams, MD. (UA Health Network)

David Fitzsimmons, Arizona Daily Star cartoonist provided lunchtime entertainment.