Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Education
Suicide Update for EMS Providers and Facial Reconstructions After Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wounds
Tuesday, December 10
Noon - 1:30 pm *Please note this lecture has been extended by .5 hour
FREE - online or in person
Rita Bass Trauma and EMS Education Institute
190 West 6th Ave., Denver, CO 80204
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Please join us for the December Stories from the Street lecture which will offer the most current literature update and best practices for EMS providers for patients who are suicidal and for patients who have attempted suicide presented by Denver Paramedic and Clinical Psychologist at Denver Health, Dr. Thom Dunn. Additionally, case reviews of facial reconstruction after self-inflicted gunshot wounds will be presented by Denver Health’s Chief of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Raffi Gurunluoglu. More people will die in Colorado this year because of suicide than in car crashes. Colorado’s suicide and attempted-suicide rate is astonishingly high, and EMS providers are frequently encountering these patients. Dr. Dunn will discuss assessment for suicidality, best practices in the transport of these patients, and review commonalities of those who attempt suicide during ambulance transport. This lecture will be 1.5 hours.
Thomas M. Dunn, PhD, NRP
Associate Professor of Psychological Sciences
University of Northern Colorado, Greeley
Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry, CU Denver - School of Medicine
Licensed Psychologist, Denver Health Medical Center
Paramedic Field Instructor - Denver Paramedics
Raffi Gurunluoglu, MD. PhD, FACS
Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Denver Health Medical Center
Professor, Department of Surgery
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
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About Stories from The Street:
As the region's leader in trauma and emergency care, Denver Health's Rocky Mountain Level I Trauma Center is committed to providing unique and relevant education for prehospital care providers.
We are pleased to host the monthly education trauma/EMS education lecture series developed specifically for EMTs, Paramedics, and Critical Care Paramedics: Stories from The Street - Level I Trauma Lecture Series for EMS.
Our lectures present collaborative, multidisciplinary case reviews, beginning with the attending EMT or paramedic discussing scene and prehospital care, followed by a Denver Health physician who discusses the patient’s hospital course and outcomes. The physician also offers prehospital tips and guidance specific to the injuries discussed in the case.
Topics and case studies are selected from throughout the region to include patients transported directly by any EMS agency to Denver Health and patients who received prehospital and hospital care and were transferred to Denver Health from outside the metro area. Both adult and pediatric cases will be reviewed
Lectures are free and open to all prehospital providers to attend in person or view as a webinar. They are held the second Tuesday each month from 1200-1300 at the Rita Bass Trauma and EMS Education Institute Auditorium. EMS continuing education hours provided.
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