On Friday, Nov. 3,
North Oaks Shock Trauma Center, in partnership with the
North Oaks Foundation and Southeastern Louisiana University’s School of Nursing, will host
the region’s first “Prepared for the Unexpected” Trauma
Symposium. Several regional and local leaders with expertise in trauma
care from pre-hospital to discharge will headline the event.
The symposium will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Student Union
Ballroom on the Southeastern Louisiana University campus, located at 303
Texas Ave. in Hammond, La. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. The one-day
conference is appropriate for physicians, nurses, allied health professionals,
pre-hospital personnel and nursing students who practice or study in the
areas of surgery, trauma surgery and emergency medicine.
Six contact hours of continuing nursing education will be provided upon
successful completion of this activity. North Oaks Health System is an
approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Louisiana State
Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing
Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Emergency Medical Technicians who attend the symposium will receive a certificate
at its conclusion that can be used to obtain six continuing education hours.
Early bird registration is available online through Friday, Oct. 13
here. The registration fee is: $100 for physicians, nurses and healthcare professionals;
$75 for pre-hospital providers; and $25 for nursing students. After Oct.
13, the fee will increase to $120 for all registrants.
With the objective of exploring advances in management, techniques, protocols
and guidelines for optimal care of the injured patient, the symposium
will feature nine sessions:
Trauma Center Evolution presented by North Oaks Trauma Medical Director
Marquinn Duke, MD
Traumatic Intracranial Hemorrhages presented by North Oaks – Tulane
Neurosurgery Clinic Neurosurgeon
Aaron Sigler, DO
- Obstetrics Trauma presented by Woman’s Hospital Maternal/Fetal Medicine
Specialist Marshall St. Amant, MD
- Pre-Hospital Trauma presented by Acadian Ambulance Services Medical Director
Chuck Burnell, MD
- ED Thoracotomy presented by Rapides Regional Medical Center Trauma Medical
Director Jeremy Timmer, MD
Emergent Pelvic Trauma presented by North Oaks Orthopaedic Specialty Center
Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon
Brian Ladner, MD
Facial Trauma presented by North Oaks ENT & Allergy Clinic ENT Trauma Surgeon
D’Antonio Dennis, MD
Trauma Activations & Case Reviews Trauma Surgeon Panel led by North
Oaks Shock Trauma Center Trauma Surgeon
Michael Fahr, MD, with panelists to include North Oaks Trauma Medical Director Marquinn
Duke, MD; University Medical Center Trauma Medical Director Jack Hunt,
MD; Our Lady of the Lake Trauma Surgeon Jeffrey Gruner, MD; Rapides Regional
Medical Center Trauma Medical Director Jeremy Timmer, MD
- Wildlife & Fisheries presented by Louisiana Department of Wildlife
& Fisheries Captain Len Yokum.
The North Oaks Medical Center Level II Shock Trauma Center provides immediate,
lifesaving care for injured patients 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for
the state’s Region 9, which includes Tangipahoa, Livingston, St.
Helena, St. Tammany and Washington parishes. Trauma/critical care surgeons
and specially trained nursing teams are available in-house 24/7 to treat
trauma cases, including, but not limited to: falls, motor vehicle crashes
and sports injuries. Emergency medicine physicians, orthopedic surgeons,
neurosurgeons, anesthesiologists, ophthalmologists, radiologists and ear,
nose and throat surgeons also provide coverage.
For more information, call North Oaks Trauma Program Manager Tyler Brignac
at (985) 230-2485.