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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.

Blood in the Brain: When to Call Neurosurgery (2019)


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Dr. Bellal Joseph presented Blood in the Brain: When to Call Neurosurgery at the 11th annual Southwest Trauma & Acute Care Symposium on Thursday, November 14, 2019. He discusses dilemmas in non-operative management of TBI, protocols for mild TBI, and results of implementing Brain Injury Guidelines (BIG) within his trauma center. 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 .

Platelet Function and TBI (2019)


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Dr. James Bogert presented the Platelet Function and TBI at the 11th annual Southwest Trauma & Acute Care Symposium on Friday, November 15, 2019. Dr. Bogert discusses the economic impact of TBI and the importance of platelet functions in TBI management with or without anti-platelet agents. Dr. Bogert is a Trauma Surgeon with Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix, AZ and Creighton University/Abrazo Health Education Alliance.

EPIC TBI Study: Big Implications for EMS (2019)


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Dr. Daniel Spaite presented EPIC TBI Study: Big Implications for EMS at the 11th annual Southwest Trauma & Acute Care Symposium on Thursday, November 14, 2019. Excellence in Prehospital Care (EPIC) studied over 22,000 traumatic brain injuries since 2004 and implemented TBI evidence-based guidelines to 600 master trainers and over 11,000 EMS providers in the state of Arizona. Outcomes for TBI patients in Arizona has significantly improved due to implementation of the guidelines. Dr. Spaite is a Professor of Emergency Medicine and Virginia Piper Endowed Research Chair of Emergency Medicine at the University of Arizona Tucson. He is also the Associate Director of the Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center at the University of Arizona.

Traumatic Brain Injury: How Can We Make a Difference? (2018)


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Peter Rhee, MD, MPH, FACS, FCCM, DMCC presented Traumatic Brain Injury: How Can We Make a Difference? at the 10th annual Southwest Trauma & Acute Care Symposium on Friday, November 9, 2018. Dr. Rhee is a trauma surgeon, medical professor, and military veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Dr. Rhee presented at the 1st annual STACS in 2008.

ACS COT Position Statement: Spinal Motion Restriction (2018)


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Dr. Jeffrey Salomone presented ACS COT Position Statement: Spinal Motion Restriction in the Rapid Fire Session at the 10th annual Southwest Trauma & Acute Care Symposium on Thursday, November 8, 2018. Dr. Salomone is the Trauma Medical Director at Banner Desert Medical Center/Cardon Children’s Medical Center in Mesa, AZ.

Deducing, Detecting, and Mitigating the Causes of ‘Talk and Die’ in TBI

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Deducing, Detecting, and Mitigating the Causes of ‘Talk and Die’ in Traumatic Brain Injury was presented by Cindy Sullivan, MN, RN, ANP-C, CNRN, on Friday, November 17, 2017 at the 9th annual Southwest Trauma & Acute Care Symposium. Ms. Sullivan is a Nurse Practitioner with the Department of Neurosurgery, Barrow Neurologic Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ.

2016 Interactive Case Presentation: Adult Trauma

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Interactive Case Presentation: Adult Trauma was presented by William S. Smock, MD at the 8th annual Southwest Trauma & Acute Care Symposium. Dr. Smock is a Police Surgeon with the Louisville Metro Police Department in Louisville, KY. Dr. Smock discusses non-lethal strangulation, preferred imaging to further assess injuries, and the importance of intervention in these types of cases to prevent future injury and/death

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