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On September 23 and 24, UW Medicine is inviting healthcare and pre-hospital (first responder) providers to participate in the premier adult and pediatric trauma conference in the region. The annual EMS & Trauma Conference, held this year at the DoubleTree Hotel Seattle Airport, is sponsored by Harborview and Airlift Northwest, and provides valuable expertise, education and best practices in the care of complex patients.

Over the two-day multi-disciplinary conference, sessions will highlight current issues in trauma care, including pre-hospital, emergency, critical care, acute care, and rehabilitation. Nationally recognized speakers and local experts in trauma care will present topics pertinent to nurses, physicians, paramedics, social workers, program managers and other healthcare providers, including:

    1. Discussion of new modalities and cutting-edge advances in trauma care in both pre-hospital and hospital environments.


    1. Identification of recent evidence to answer questions of trauma care previously only practiced by tradition.


    1. Descriptions of challenges faced by pre-hospital and hospital-based providers in rural communities that can result in poorer outcomes following injury.


    1. Identification of strategies for pain management in a complex, multi-system trauma patient that can reduce the likelihood of opiate dependency following injury.


    1. Identification of critical concerns in the continuum of care for adult and pediatric trauma patients and describe situations where triage to higher levels of care may be indicated.


The conferences is designated for provider CME and nursing CEU hours.

For the conference schedule, information about speakers, location and activities, and to register, visit the trauma conference site.


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