Pre-Conference Workshops & Special Events
Tuesday, July 8
TOPIC Course - $350
The STN TOPIC course is taught to all members of the trauma system team who participate in the on-going assessment, evaluation and improvement of trauma care. The Society of Trauma Nurses has developed the " Trauma Outcomes and Performance Improvement Course" in response to the need for education and better understanding of the Performance Improvement process in trauma care. TOPIC focuses on the on-going assessment of the continuum of trauma care with a structured review of process and discussions of strategies to monitor trauma patient outcomes.
The TOPIC course is taught in a one day interactive Modular Format, customized to best meet the needs of the individual trauma care provider participants who have varying levels of experience with trauma performance improvement. The course offers practical application for all Levels of trauma centers, from entry level to mature phase of program development. The Modules are taught with a focus on didactic, operational definitions, sample tools, case study examples and take home points.
Airway Workshop - 1300-1700 - $75.00 per person (registration opening soon!)
This workshop is for EMS providers, physicians, mid-levels, nurses and others who initiate, manage or maintain airways in emergent situations. Hands-on training will be provided in the following areas:
- Bag-Valve-Mask use and oxygenation
- Endotracheal intubation
- Supraglottic airways
- Pediatric airway management
- Video-assisted laryngoscopy and intubation
- Cricothyrotomy (Simulator mannequins and sheep tracheas)
Space is limited; please register early. Registration opening soon! The cost for the workshop is $75 and up to 4 hours of CME is available for physicians, nurses and EMS providers.
ATLS Refresher (registration opening soon)
Morning session - 8 am - 12 pm
Afternoon session - 1 - 5 pm
Special Thursday Evening Presentation: Practicing Medicine in Austere Environments: Our Experience in Haiti
Paul S. Auerbach, MD, MS, FACEP, FAWM
Redlich Family Professor of Surgery
Stanford University School of Medicine
Join us for a Special Thursday Evening Presentation! Dr. Auerbach responded to Haiti as part of a team from Stanford under the auspices of International Medical Corps. They arrived in the center of Port-au-Prince four and half days after the earthquake and were one of the first teams to provide medical support out of the university hospital. The Haitian people were incredible in terms of what they endured and how receptive they were to assistance. Dr. Auerbach will share his experience during this disaster, how it tested them, their physical and emotional endurance, and of course, their improvisational medical skills.
Paul S. Auerbach, MD, MS, FACEP, FAWM, is the Redlich Family Professor of Surgery in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is the world’s leading medical expert on wilderness medicine and a prolific author. He is the editor of Wilderness Medicine and author of Medicine for the Outdoors and the Field Guide to Wilderness Medicine.