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Save the Date for Third Annual Trauma Symposium Nov. 1, 2019

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  • Written By: Melanie Zaffuto

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.

“Prepared for the Unexpected” Trauma Symposium

“Our goal is to provide high-quality 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 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, M.D., FACS
  • 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 Baham, FF-NREMT
  • 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.