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Rapid Fire Session (2019)


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The following surgeons presented at the 2019 Rapid Fire Session at the 11th annual Southwest Trauma & Acute Care Symposium on Friday, November 15, 2019: Dr. Nicholas Thiessen – Direct Peritoneal Resuscitation, Dr. Patrick Bosarge – ECMO for Trauma Patients: What’s the Evidence?, Dr. Tom Wertin – Why is C-collar Still a Thing?, and Dr. Ramin Jamshidi – Firearms and Trauma: No Political Drama.

Non-Accidental Trauma: Critical Concepts (2019)


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Dr. Dale Woolridge presented Non-Accidental Trauma: Critical Concepts at the 11th annual Southwest Trauma & Acute Care Symposium on Friday, November 15, 2019. Dr. Woolridge discusses the role of the medical provider in cases of suspected non-accidental trauma (SNAT) including treating and protecting the patient and providing unbiased consultation. In addition, Dr. Woolridge reviews screening tools for identifying abuse. Dr. Woolridge is Director of the Banner SCAN (Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect) Program, Professor of Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics and Chemistry/Biochemistry with the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Arizona Tucson.

Social Medical in Acute Care Surgery (2019)


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Dr. Bellal Joseph presented Social Medical in Acute Care Surgery at the 11th annual Southwest Trauma & Acute Care Symposium on Thursday, November 14, 2019. Dr. Joseph explores the use of social media by professional societies, hospitals, and individuals to share education, updates, and emergency notifications in natural disasters or mass casualty events. He also discusses the benefits of networking with other surgeons and physicians across the globe. Dr. Joseph is a Professor of Surgery and the Chief of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery at the University of Arizona – Tucson. He is also the Medical Director of the Southern Arizona Telemedicine and Telepresence (SATT) program .

Evolution of the Pediatric Abdomen: Who Needs a CT for BAT? (2019)


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Dr. Christian Streck presented Evolution of the Pediatric Abdomen: Who Needs a CT for BAT? at the 11th annual Southwest Trauma & Acute Care Symposium on Friday, November 15, 2019. Dr. Streck discusses research on care management options for pediatric blunt abdominal trauma (BAT), useful imaging other than CT, and cost/risk associated with pediatric CTs. Dr. Streck is the Pediatric Trauma Medical Director and General Surgery Residency Program Director at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC.

Open vs. Endovascular Surgery: When, Who, and How? (2019)


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Dr. Michael J. Sise presented Open Surgery vs. Endovascular Surgery for Vascular Injuries at the 11th annual Southwest Trauma & Acute Care Symposium on Friday, November 15, 2019. Dr. Sise discusses vascular injuries and care management, and the criteria (when/who/how) for vascular surgeries. Dr. Sise is a Clinical Professor of Surgery at UCSD School of Medicine and the Trauma Research and Education Medical Director at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego, CA.

Ethics in Trauma (2019)


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Dr. Nicholas Namias presented Ethics in Trauma at the 11th annual Southwest Trauma & Acute Care Symposium on Friday, November 15, 2019. He discusses the basic tenets of ethics (autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence, justice) and their role in healthcare, resuscitation, and organ donation. Dr. Namias is a Professor of Surgery, DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery at the Miller School of Medicine, Medical Director of the Ryder Trauma Center at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, Chief, Division of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, and the Executive Vice Chairman for Clinical Affairs/Chairman of the Florida Committee on Trauma (FCOT) in 2019.

TRM: Trauma Resource Management – Effective Communication Techniques to Reduce Errors (2019)


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John R. Lunde, DNP, ACNP-BC, TCRN, FCCM presented TRM: Trauma Resource Management – Effective Communication Techniques to Reduce Errors at the 11th annual Southwest Trauma & Acute Care Symposium on Friday, November 15, 2019. He defines trauma resource management (TRM), identifies practical tools for effective communication, the ongoing development of quality team communications, and metrics for monitoring TRM success. Dr. Lunde is a Nurse Intensivist and Advanced Practice Nurse Leader, Division of Critical Care with Orange Park Medical Center in Orange Park FL.

The Transient Responder (2019)


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Dr. Alison Wilson presented The Transient Responder at the 11th annual Southwest Trauma & Acute Care Symposium on Friday, November 15, 2019. Dr. Wilson discusses overcoming our human nature to ‘normalize injuries.’ She shares examples of the importance of individualizing each patient and their injuries to ensure proper care and improved outcomes. Dr. Wilson is Professor and Chief of the Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery & Surgical Critical Care,the Skewes Family Chair for Trauma Surgery, and the Director of West Virginia University Critical Care and Trauma Institute.

ACS Spotlight Lecture: The Art and Science of Trauma Advocacy (2019)


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Dr. Michael Coburn presented the 2019 ACS Spotlight Lecture The Art and Science of Trauma Advocacy at the 11th annual Southwest Trauma & Acute Care Symposium on Friday, November 15, 2019. Dr. Coburn discusses the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Advocacy and Health Policy program and how healthcare providers can contribute their expertise to develop public health policies. Dr. Coburn is Professor and Chair, Scott Department of Urology at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX and Chair, Advocacy Pillar and Urology Representative to the National Committee On Trauma (COT)

New APSA Guidelines for Pediatric Solid Organ Injury (2019)


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Dr. Christian Streck presented New APSA Guidelines for Pediatric Solid Organ Injury at the 11th annual Southwest Trauma & Acute Care Symposium on Thursday, November 14, 2019. He discusses pediatric blunt liver/spleen injuries and the guidelines for the management of these injuries. Dr. Streck is the Pediatric Trauma Medical Director and General Surgery Residency Program Director at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC.

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