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Second Annual Trauma Symposium Addresses Trauma Care from Pre-Hospital to Discharge

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  • Written By: Melanie Zaffuto

On Friday, Nov. 2, North Oaks Shock Trauma Center, in partnership with the North Oaks Foundation and Southeastern Louisiana University’s School of Nursing, will host the second annual “Prepared for the Unexpected” Trauma Symposium.

Prepared for the Unexpected 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 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.

Contact hours of continuing nursing education 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.

Online registration is available through Monday, Oct. 22 here. The registration fee is: $100 for physicians, nurses and healthcare professionals; $75 for pre-hospital providers; and $25 for nursing students. North Oaks Health System will cover the registration fee for its employees who attend the symposium.

The symposium will feature eight sessions:

  • Mass Casualty Response to the 2017 Texas Shooting presented by University of Texas Health & Science Center – San Antonio Pediatric Trauma and Burn Director Lillian Liao, MD, MPH
  • Geriatric Trauma presented by North Oaks Shock Trauma Center Trauma Surgeon Rosemarie Robledo, DO
  • Level I Trauma Center and Navy SEALs Partnership presented by University Medical Center – New Orleans Trauma Program Director Dan Kiff, MSN, RN
  • Burn Management presented by University Medical Center – New Orleans Burn Center Department Director Angelle Bonura, RN
  • Pastoral Care Involvement in Trauma presented by North Oaks Health System Pastoral Services Director and Chaplain Keith Kincaid
  • Trauma from a Family’s Viewpoint presented by Katie Corkern, sister of a trauma victim and organ donor
  • Trauma Resuscitation presented by North Oaks Shock Trauma Center Trauma Program Medical Director Marquinn Duke, MD
  • Mass Casualty Discussion Panel led by North Oaks Shock Trauma Center Trauma Surgeon Michael Fahr, MD, with panelists to include: Liao, Kiff and Katie Sheets, BSN, RN.

The North Oaks Medical Center Level II Shock Trauma Center is verified and designated 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.