Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Lecture Series
Car vs. Tree: Impressive Flail Chest
Jeffrey Johnson, MD of Denver Health
& North Washington Fire Rescue
April 8, 2014 | Noon to 1p.m.
Available in person or via webinar
Join Dr. Jeffrey Johnson and North Washington Fire Rescue as they co-present a case of blunt multisystem trauma resulting in flail chest, hemothorax, rib plating, liver laceration, and facial fractures. Lecture will include video of flail chest and education on emergent surgical interventions required, plus later surgical procedures fairly unique to Denver Health for stabilization of the rib fractures. Discussion will include the importance of rapid, yet safe extrication, prehospital care and transport to the appropriate level trauma center; challenging assessment and respiratory management, and the importance of great prehospital care in trauma patient care.
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 12 pm - 1 pm at the Rita Bass Trauma and EMS Education Institute Auditorium. EMS continuing education hours provided.
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