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
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. The cost for the workshop is $75 and up to 4 hours of CME is available for physicians, nurses and EMS providers.
ATLS Refresher- $300 each session
Morning session - 8 am - 12 pm
Afternoon session - 1 pm - 5 pm
Special Thursday Evening Presentation: Practicing Adult and Pediatric Vascular Surgery in the War Zone: Lessons Learned in Iraq and Afghanistan- Thursday, July 10
Charles J. Fox, MD, FACS
Please join us for a Special Thursday Evening Presentation by Denver Health Medical Center Chief of Adult and Pediatric Vascular Surgery, Charles J. Fox, MD, FACS. Dr. Fox is a retired Lieutenant Colonel and former program director for vascular surgery fellowship training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington D.C., in addition to being a former firefighter-paramedic and Special Forces medic. He has a strong academic interest in pediatric and adult vascular trauma care and has been deployed to Grenada, Kuwait, Bosnia, Africa, Iraq and Afghanistan. Dr. Fox is a reviewer for the Journal of Vascular Surgery, Annals of Vascular Surgery, Journal of American College of Surgeons, Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery, and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. He has been invited to many visiting professorships in the US and abroad, and has published numerous peer-reviewed papers and book chapters on both adult and pediatric vascular trauma. Dr. Fox will be sharing his experiences and lessons providing surgical care to military personnel and civilian victims in Iraq and Afghanistan.