Why this seminar?
Trauma has been identied by the American College of Surgeons as the No. 1 killer of Americans ages 44 and under. Because of the urgency involved in treating trauma victims, it is especially imperative for physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals to keep abreast of current practices in the management of these patients.
As an ACS Veri ed Level I Trauma Center, a teaching hospital and a major tertiary care center, Mercy Health — St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital is committed to providing ongoing trauma education opportunities. The goal of this symposium is to provide contemporary information related to the care of trauma patients.
Please join us in welcoming to our trauma symposium, several visiting lecturers, who are experts in various aspects of trauma care.
Why these topics?
Topics for this symposium are based on literature review, identi ed public health issues, and medical audit results.
Who should attend?
The topics presented are designed for those multidisciplinary specialties involved in the care of trauma patients including, emergency physicians, surgeons, nurses, EMS providers, physical therapists and other healthcare professionals.
For your comfort, we recommend you bring a sweater, as the conference rooms may be cool.
What are the objectives?
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
1. Discuss the impact on a region whose medical facility was damaged as a result of a tornado.
2. Describe the epidemiology of geriatric trauma.
3. Review evidence based practices regarding prehospital and emergency department hemorrhage control.
4. Recognize the symptoms of critical incident stress. 5. Detail the impact humor has on caregivers.
Trauma Services, Mercy Health — St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, a Level I Trauma Center
In collaboration with
Trauma Services, Mercy Health — St. Joseph Warren Hospital, a Level III Trauma Center