Pre-hospital

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.

Prehospital Plasma in Trauma: Does Everyone Equally Benefit? (2019)


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Dr. Jason Sperry presented Prehospital Plasma in Trauma: Does Everyone Equally Benefit? at the 11th annual Southwest Trauma & Acute Care Symposium on Thursday, November 14, 2019. Dr. Sperry reviews the history of plasma use in trauma patients, the current guidelines for prehospital plasma use, and examines future uses. Dr. Sperry is a Professor of Surgery and Critical Care and the Director of the Acute Care Surgery Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

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.

Trauma System Preparedness for Mass Casualty: Lessons Learned from Sutherland Springs Active Shooter Event (2018)


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Dr. Brian Eastridge presented Trauma System Preparedness for Mass Casualty: Lessons Learned From the Sutherland Springs Active Shooter Event at the 10th annual Southwest Trauma & Acute Care Symposium on Friday, November 9, 2018. Dr. Eastridge is a Clinical Professor and Chair in Trauma Research at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, TX.

Strategies to Enhance Plasma Availability for Massive Transfusion (2018)


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Andrew Bernard, MD presented Strategies to Enhance Plasma Availability for Massive Transfusion at the 10th annual Southwest Trauma & Acute Care Symposium on Friday, November 9, 2018. Dr. Bernard is Chief of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington, KY .

Fluid Resuscitation: Don’t Go Chasin’ Waterfalls (2018)


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Nicholas Thiessen, MD presented Fluid Resuscitation: Don’t Go Chasin’ Waterfalls in the Rapid Fire Session at the 10th annual Southwest Trauma & Acute Care Symposium on Thursday, November 8, 2018. Dr. Thiessen is a General and Trauma Surgeon at Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center in Chandler, AZ.

Update on Rural Trauma (2018)


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Corey Detlefs, MD, FACS presented Update on Rural Trauma in the Rapid Fire Session at the 10th annual Southwest Trauma & Acute Care Symposium on Thursday, November 8, 2018. Dr. Detlefs is a Critical Care and Trauma Surgeon at Banner University Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ.

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.

Military Civilian Partnership: Bidirectional Translation of Trauma System Best Practices (2018)


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Dr. Brian Eastridge presented Military Civilian Partnership: Bidirectional Translation of Trauma System Best Practices at the 10th annual Southwest Trauma & Acute Care Symposium on Thursday, November 8, 2018. Dr. Eastridge is a Clinical Professor and Chair in Trauma Research at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, TX.

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