2018 Trauma Symposium

2018 Trauma Symposium
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 7:00am - 3:45pm

Designed for: Trauma Surgeons, General Surgeons, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Physicians Providing Trauma and Critical Care, Primary Care Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Nurses, EMS Personnel, Fellows, Residents, Students, Public Health Professionals and Other Interested Health Care Providers 

Course Directors: Juan A. Asensio, MD, FACS, FCCM, FRCS (England), KM
​Michel Wagner, MD, FACS

Keynote Speaker: Lenworth M. Jacobs Jr., MD, MPH, DSc (Hon), FACS, FWACS (Hon)
Professor of Surgery
Professor of Traumatology and Emergency Medicine
University of Connecticut
Director, Trauma Institute at Hartford Hospital
Chairman of the Hartford Consensus, Joint Committee to Increase Survival from an Active Shooter and Intentional Mass Casualty Event
Member, Board of Regents, American College of Surgeons
Hartford, Connecticut


This year’s symposium will focus on the critical need of the Stop the Bleed initiative, a nationwide campaign to empower individuals through current first aid training, clinically relevant information and educational resources in the assessment and treatment of trauma patients.


At the end of this program, the participants should be able to:

Session I:

  • Explain the origins of ‘Stop the Bleed Campaign’
  • Outline the objectives of the campaign
  • Describe how to implement this program at the local, regional and state level

Session II:

  • Describe the complex anatomy of the neck and neck vessels including the carotid artery and its branches
  • Cite the complex techniques required for the management of carotid injuries
  • Correlate the outcomes for carotid injuries with the surgical techniques used for their management
  • Review the techniques of hemorrhagic shock management
  • Discuss the principles of shock management including surgical techniques
  • Review the principles of shock management based on actual cases
  • Describe the Navy’s capabilities, logistics and responses to handle wartime injuries, military catastrophes and civilian catastrophes

Session III:

  • Explain the basic principles of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) management including ventilator support and osmotherapy
  • Examine the role of ICP management
  • Discuss the Brain Trauma Foundation guidelines for the management of Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Describe the role of immunology and the immune response in the trauma patient
  • Identify different components of the immune system in the trauma patient
  • Describe how the immunological system may become depressed in the trauma patient
  • Discuss the latest tactics for the management of infections in trauma patients
  • Examine complications of antibiotic therapies in the trauma patient
  • Evaluate optimal treatment of specific trauma-related infection processes

Session IV:

  • Review surgical strategies employed to treat our previous Commanders-in-Chief
  • Review entire spectrum of post-traumatic stress disorder and its pervasive effects in U.S. combat veterans

Session V:

  • Describe the care of an interesting and complex trauma patient from the initial injury through the rehabilitation process
  • Illustrate the integration of multiple services from field care, transport by EMS, trauma surgical and surgical critical care, and nursing care
  • Discuss the integration of multiple hospital services in the care of complex trauma patients, including rehabilitation care

Education Credit

  • Category 1: Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. AAPA accepts AMA category 1 credit for the PRA from organizations accredited by ACCME.
  • Nurse CE: Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this activity for 7.0 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Pharmacy: Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education (HSCE) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education (CPE). The 2018 Trauma Symposium is accredited for 7.0 hour(s) for completion of all CE Sessions on June 15, 2018. The 2018 Trauma Symposium is a knowledge-based activity.
  • AAFP: Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.
  • EMS: This educational activity has been approved for up to 6.75 continuing education hours for all levels of EMS personnel through Creighton University.


Register by June 12 at 2018trauma.eventbrite.com 

  • Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists: $115 
  • Nurses, Public Health Professionals, Other Interested Health Care Providers: $75 
  • EMS Personnel: $65 
  • Fellows, Residents and Full-Time Students (Verification of full-time student status may be requested either by phone or email from appropriate authority.) $65 
  • Remote Site via Telehealth: $45 

Walk-ins are welcome; however, seating cannot be guaranteed. If registration fee is being paid by check in advance, please make check out to Creighton University and mail to: 
Creighton University 
Health Sciences Continuing Education 
780216 California Plaza 
Omaha, Nebraska 68178-0216 

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