On Friday, Nov. 1, North Oaks Shock
Trauma Center, in partnership with the
North Oaks Foundation and
Southeastern Louisiana University’s School of Nursing, will host the
third annual “Prepared for the Unexpected” Trauma Symposium.
“Our goal is to provide national caliber education for trauma providers
in our region,” affirms
Dr. Marquinn Duke, trauma program medical director for North Oaks Shock Trauma Center.
Several regional and local leaders with expertise in trauma care will headline
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
Union Ave. in Hammond, Louisiana. 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.
Continuing nursing education contact hours are pending approval. 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.
Early bird registration is available
here through Friday, Oct. 18. Early bird registration fees are: $100 for physicians,
nurses and health care professionals; $50 for pre-hospital providers;
and $25 for nursing students. Registration will increase to $125 for all
categories after Friday, Oct. 18. North Oaks Health System will cover
the registration fee for its employees who attend the symposium.
The symposium will feature eight sessions:
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the OR presented by Arkansas Children’s Hospital Chief of Trauma Todd Maxson,
Abdominal Trauma presented by North Oaks Shock Trauma Center Trauma Surgeon
Shahrzad Talebinejad, M.D.
Neuro Trauma presented by North Oaks Shock Trauma Center Trauma Nurse Practitioner
Lorris Bouzigard, DNP, DCC, ACNP-BC, ANP-C
First Responders & Trauma presented by 8th Ward Volunteer Fire Department Medical Officer Benjamin
Pediatric Trauma presented by Children’s Hospital – New Orleans Pediatric Trauma
Surgeon David Yu, M.D.
Rural Trauma Training presented by Rapides Regional Medical Center Trauma Medical Director
Jeremy Timmer, M.D.
Difficult Airways presented by North Oaks ENT & Allergy Clinic ENT/Facial Trauma Surgeon
D’Antoni Dennis, M.D.
Provider Burnout presented by University Medical Center – New Orleans Trauma Psychologist
Erika Rajo, PsyD.
The North Oaks Medical Center Level II Shock Trauma Center is verified
and designated as a Level II Trauma Center by the American College of
Surgeons and Louisiana Department of Health. The center provides coordinated
care with trauma surgeons in-house at all times to attend to victims suddenly
stricken by serious traumatic injury. North Oaks is the only Level II
trauma center serving Region 9, which is comprised of Tangipahoa, Livingston,
St. Helena, St. Tammany and Washington parishes.
In addition, North Oaks Shock Trauma Center is part of the Louisiana Emergency
Response Network (LERN), an agency of state government created to develop
and maintain a statewide system of care coordination for trauma patients.
For more information, call North Oaks Trauma Program Manager Tyler Brignac
at (985) 230-2485.