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The agenda for the 30th Annual Hampton Roads Trauma Symposium will give you details on the topics to be covered at the April 22, 2022 conference in Williamsburg, Virginia.

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SYMPOSIUM OBJECTIVES:

  • Provide insight on the impact of trauma to our community.
  • Address medical issues which impact care of the trauma patient.
  • Discuss issues of trauma care at local and national levels.
  • Identify prevention methods to decrease the incidence of trauma.

AGENDA: Day to Day Trials and Tribulations: Common Things are Common

7 - 8 a.m.  |  Registration and Continental Breakfast

 

8 - 8:15 a.m.   |  Welcome – Conference Moderator

Scott Reed, M.D., FACS, Trauma & Acute Care Surgeon Chair

Hampton Roads Trauma Symposium

                          Riverside Regional Medical Center

                          Newport News, VA

 

8:15 - 9:15 a.m.  |  Early Recognition and Rescue of the Injured Patient

Ellen M. Harvey, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN, TCRN, FCCM

Clinical Nurse Specialist

  Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital

  Roanoke, VA

Objectives:

  • Discuss risk factors for failure to rescue and unplanned ICU admissions in the injured patient.
  • Identify ten major early warning signs suggesting clinical decline in the injured patient.
  • Describe essential strategies to use in practice to prevent failure to rescue of the injured patient.

 

9:15 - 10:15 a.m.  |  Emergency Care of Burn Injuries: The Essentials

  Mack Drake, D.O., FACS, Clinical Assistant Professor,

                             Associate Medical Director, Evans-Haynes Burn Center

VCU Medical Center

  Richmond, VA

Objectives:

  • Review basic pathophysiology of response to burn injury.
  • Discuss general principles of emergency burn stabilization and treatment.
  • Discuss current management of electrical, chemical, and inhalation injury.
  • Highlight pediatric burn differences.
  • Discuss burn Mass Casualty Incident planning.

 

10:15 -10:30 a.m. | Break

 

10:30 a.m. | Post Traumatic Growth – Finding Benefits Within Challenges

Daniel Sundahl, Paramedic, Firefighter, Artist, DanSun Photo Art

Objectives:

  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of mental stress injuries.
  • Learn techniques to build resiliency.
  • Understand the concept of post-traumatic growth.
  • Participate in a mental health self-assessment.
  • Realize we are not alone in how we feel, and it is okay not to be okay.
  • Discover new techniques in treating PTSD.

 

11:30 a.m. |  Lunch

 

12:45 p.m.  |  Oops I Did It Again – Commonly Missed Injuries in Trauma

Martin Payne, M.D., FACEP, Riverside Emergency Physician

Riverside Regional Medical Center

Newport News, Virginia

Objectives:

  • Participants will be better able to assess for and recognize common potential missed injuries.
  • Participants will recognize potential pitfalls in the assessment of multi-trauma patients.
  • Participants will be able to institute protocols to improve assessment of multi-trauma patients.

 

1:45 p.m.  | Falls in the Elderly

Scott Reed, M.D., FACS, Trauma & Acute Care Surgeon

Chair, Hampton Roads Trauma Symposium

Riverside Regional Medical Center

Newport News, Virginia

Objectives:

  • Understand the magnitude of the problem that elderly falls create in terms of mortality, costs, and social upheaval.
  • Understand the myriad of complex factors that put the elderly at risks for falls.
  • Understand some of the solutions to help minimize falls in the elderly

 

2:45 p.m. | Break

 

3:00 p.m.  |  Medical-Forensic Response to Victims of Violence

               Beth Walters, BSN, RN, FNE

               Riverside Regional Medical Center

               Newport News, VA

Objectives:

  • Understand the implications of ‘trauma brain’ when dealing with a victim in the field and acute care settings.
  • Have full knowledge of forensic nursing services and the importance of getting these victims to the hospital.
  • Identify Red Flags for IPV and Human Trafficking victims.
  • Identify ways we can do better.

4:00 p.m.  |  Trauma 360

       Scott Reed, M.D., FACS

       Trauma & Acute Care Surgeon

       Chair, Hampton Roads Trauma Symposium

       Riverside Regional Medical Center

       Newport News, VA

 

     Jason Garrison, M.D.

     Riverside Advanced Wound Care Center

     Riverside Regional Medical Center

     Newport News, VA

 

     Hampton EMS (Tentative)

 

Objectives:

  • Have a better appreciation of the number and specialties involved in trauma care.
  • Better understand their individual role in the continuum of patient care.
  • Gain insight into what patients remember and feel was important during their experience on the trauma service.

While we will not be checking vaccine status prior to guests joining us for the Hampton Roads Trauma Symposium, we do highly encourage attendees to be fully vaccinated prior to the event. Currently, the CDC does not require masking during indoor gatherings if individuals are vaccinated. However, we welcome our guests do to what makes them feel most comfortable in social settings. For your convenience, reusable masks and hand sanitizer will be available at the registration desk. We will continue to follow/monitor CDC guidelines and communicate any pertinent updates with attendees via email. If you are not fully vaccinated, we ask that you wear your mask during the event (except when eating or drinking). Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

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