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Trauma Symposium Addresses Trauma Care from Pre-Hospital to Discharge

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  • Written By: Melanie Zaffuto

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.