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WRHEPC-TREACH-2021 WRHEPC Health Coalition Emergency Management Seminar 2021 - Trauma Management For Rural EMS and Community Hospitals

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Trauma REACH 2021 - Recorded Seminar Series Online Ongoing

Course Description

The 2021 Healthcare Coalition Emergency Management Recorded Webinar Series: Trauma Management for Rural EMS And Community Hospitals (Trauma REACH) is designed to better prepare hospital and non-hospital response partners in planning, mitigating, responding to and recovering from natural and man-made disasters that impact the delivery of health care in a community or impact the environment of care for responders. The goal of the 2021 virtual seminar is to enhance knowledge in the management of multi-injured patients and to understand the importance of working as a team of professionals in caring for patients with life-threatening traumatic injuries in the rural EMS setting and community hospitals. Relevant information and stimulated discussions will focus on best practices in the management of trauma/disaster patients.

Recorded Webinar Series Objectives:

  • Better prepare and respond to mass casualty events in the rural community
  • Differentiate severity of injuries across multiple mechanisms
  • Discuss management and destination decisions for the multi trauma patient

This virtual Trauma REACH series consists of 6 recorded webinar sessions/courses and has been approved by NYS BEMS for EMS CME Core and Non-Core Credits.  The EMS CME Credits available for each session will be listed on the session's Certificate of Completion.   

  • SESSION 1: Initial Resuscitation: Too Sick to Stay, Too Sick to Go
    Recorded on: 4/14/2021
    Presented by: Michael A. Vella, MD, MBA Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery - University of Rochester Medical Center, Level 1 Trauma Center
    - Prepare providers in a rural setting to appropriately care for the injured patient.
    - Assess and resuscitate a trauma patient, while simultaneously initiating the transfer process early if it is needed.
    - Define relationship between the rural trauma facility and regional trauma system through effective communication.
  • SESSION 2: Head and Neurological Trauma
    Recorded on: 4/14/2021
    Presented by: Richard Spiro, MD, FACS, FAANS Chief of Neurosurgery - Erie County Medical Center, Level 1 Trauma Center
    - Recognize the signs and symptoms of traumatic brain injuries.
    - Understand the components of destination decision making for the head injuried patient.
    - Understand treatment priorities for the newly head injured patient.
  • SESSION 3: Initial Management of the Burn Patient
    Recorded on: 4/14/2021
    Presented by: Jessica Summers, MD, FACS  Assistant Professor of Surgery - Upstate University Hospital, Clark Burn Center
    - Determine the TBSA of burn wounds using the rule of 9's
    - Understand the basic resuscitation of a burn patient
    - Understand basic differences between adult and pediatric burn patients
  • SESSION 4: Mass Casualty Event in a Rural Environment
    Recorded on: 4/15/2021
    Presented by: William Hallinan, RN, MSBA Trauma Program Manager - University of Rochester Medical Center, Kessler Trauma Center
    - Discuss the risk assessment and impact of the multiple patient incident in their community.
    - Plan and execute a response plan focused on patient outcomes.
    - Identify the lessons learned from real world multiple casualty incident.
  • SESSION 5: Airway First! Management of Traumatic Airways
    Recorded on: 4/15/2021
    Presented by: Michael O'Brien, MD, FACEP, FAEMS, CCEMT-P  Attending Physician, Emergency Department - Erie County Medical Center
    - Identify risk factors for a difficult airway.
    - Discuss airway and ventilatory management in traumatic airways.
  • SESSION 6: Falls Across the Ages: Injury Patterns and Fall Related Case Reviews
    Recorded on: 4/15/2021
    Presented by: Jerome Morrison, RN Trauma Outreach and Education Coordinator - Upstate University Hospital
    - Identify the types of falls commonly associated with specific age groups to include pediatrics and elderly adults.
    - Describe the injuries typically associated with the above fall types.
    - Identify fall patients who should be treated at a Trauma Center based upon the CDC's 2011 Guidelines or Field Triage of Injured Patients, New York State Basic Life Support Adult and Pediatric Treatment Protocols and Collaborative Advanced Life Support Adult and Pediatric Treatment Protocols.

Course Co-sponsored By

  • WR&CNY Trauma Programs
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