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2019 Red Duke Trauma Symposium Objectives

After attending the symposium, attendees should be able to:

  1. Estimate percent TBSA (total body surface area). Calculate initial resuscitation fluids for first 24 hours.
  2. List the contraindications to REBOA placement. Describe hemorrhage control options available in the emergency department.
  3. Discuss the impact of narcotic pain medication following traumatic injury on the opioid crisis. Justify the use of multi-modal medications in the trauma population.
  4. List three risk factors which contribute to venous thromboembolic events in trauma patients. Identify the most effective chemical prophylactic medication and dosing interval for trauma patients based upon available evidence.
  5. Identify reversal agents for common oral anticoagulant medications. Explain the indications for use of PCC (prothrombin complex concentrate) in bleeding trauma patients.
  6. Compare the risks and benefits of balanced resuscitation with blood products over crystalloid. List the complications of large volume crystalloid resuscitation.
  7. Compare the effects of different types of motor vehicle crashes on the human body. Describe characteristic injury patterns for various crash mechanisms.
  8. List the therapeutic options for management of intracranial hypertension. Describe indications for intracranial pressure monitoring.
  9. Identify pelvic fracture patterns associated with potential for significant hemorrhage. Describe the complex pelvic fractures that should prompt transfer to higher level of care. Discuss the appropriate radiographic evaluation for injuries with pelvic fracture.
  10. Define what is meant by an "inclusive trauma system" and what the purpose of such a system is. Explain the differences between Level 1 through Level 4 designated trauma centers.
  11. Describe the regional resources available for a mass casualty event. Explain the rationale for individual hospital mass casualty plans and drills.
  12. Describe the signs from physical exam and social history that may indicate a patient who is at risk for being a victim of human trafficking. List the available resources to victims of human trafficking.
  13. Identify findings which are suspicious for non-accidental trauma in the pediatric population based on physical exam findings and social history. Explain the clinician's role and process for reporting such findings.
  14. Define the geriatric trauma patient. Identify specific physiologic challenges unique to geriatric trauma patients.
  15. Identify the role that palliative care service provides the trauma service with challenging patient situations. Identify important pharmacological adjuncts to comfort care.
  16. Define physiologic changes of pregnancy to be considered in the event of trauma. Describe the appropriate radiographic evaluation of the pregnant trauma patient including a risk/benefit assessment of radiation exposure.
  17. Describe indications and technique of IO access in the pediatric population. Describe primary and alternative options for securing the pediatric airway.
  18. List indications for CT imaging of pediatric trauma patients. Describe the adjunctive role that ultrasound may provide in evaluating pediatric trauma patients.
  19. Describe the benefit of car seats for children and community resources available. Identify the at-risk pediatric patient for gun violence. Explain community outreach and resources for prevention of gun violence.