Trauma Care 2019

Warwick, RI
Thursday, October 03, 2019
Famous Assassinations
in History: Would They
Have Survived Today?

This lecture is sure to pique your curiosity while
your knowledge of history and trauma 

Peter D. Smith Memorial Lecture
Joseph S. Blansfield 
RNP Col. (ret.)
We will review several assassinations that occurred in the past and describe the state of trauma
care at that time using the actual autopsy reports to review the cause of death.

Then describing advances in trauma care that we have today, we will determine if that individual
would have lived or died if they presented to a trauma center in your community.

You decide!

The Pharmacologic
Management of Trauma
Patients: Changing the
Game, One Medication
at a Time

Pain is one of the major complaints of trauma
patients. But how can we safely and responsibly
manage that pain without compromising the
patient's recovery?

Allison N. Boyd

We will answer some of the most frequently asked questions related to novel pharmacologic
management of trauma patients and will 
review updates on the opioid epidemic, opioid
prescribing laws, opioid-sparing pain management strategies, as well as novel agents for
reversal of anticoagulation.  

We will discuss patient cases and the clinical pearls associated with each of these
“GAME CHANGING” medications. 

Stephanie N. Lueckel,
Trauma Survivors:
When the Provider
the Patient

Trauma care providers are terrible patients.
As providers we are used to being the person
in control in the acute setting.

When a provider becomes a patient, all perceived
control is surrendered.  And once a provider has
been a patient, nothing ever seems the same.

The process of transition from trauma care provider to patient can be quite eye opening.
Perhaps time spent as a patient should be part of any medical education!

Even though most trauma care providers do their very best to show compassion, support and
empathy, it is often not enough. Sometimes we must look through the eyes of those we we
care for in order to better serve their needs.

Dr. Lueckel will be presenting the case of a pre-hospital provider who became a
patient and learned first-hand what the patient perspective brought to his practice!

Disaster Response! EMS
and Hospital Integration
for Large Scale Incidents

The world is just a crazy place, with unexpected
disasters seeming to happen every day!

Unfortunately we don't have just one type of
disaster to worry about, do we?

Kevin Ramdayal
Captain FDNY, Paramedic
Large scale incidents such as train derailments, major fires, or aviation incidents all require
seamless interoperability between all providers, both prehospital and hospital.

As medical providers we don't have the luxury of just sitting back and letting someone else
handle the emergency. WE ARE IT!  And chances are we will be tasked with operating in
some capacity at one of these events.

There are many questions and concepts that we will explore within this presentation as we 
review various case studies and practices involving several real world emergencies.

So strap in...we're going for a ride!

No Silver Bullets:
Anecdotes to Evidence

What drives healthcare quality? How do we know
what is best for our trauma patients?

Quality improvement programs are proven to
decrease rates of complications, morbidity and
mortality. Learn the how, what, and why of
evidence-based trauma care!


Charles A. Adams Jr.,

Recently there has been renewed interest and focus on the quality of healthcare as patient
care has become more complex and challenging. Many providers are unaware of the basis
for this "quality movement". There is no better example of the benefits of quality improvement
than in trauma surgery, and ultimately this translates into more lives saved. 

Dr. Adams will explore some of the concepts and practices that were developed
through data collection, analysis, and system development, in hopes of inspiring
all of us to do better for our patients!

Shannon Ahern,
Shattered Assumptions:
Supporting Patients and
Their Families After

Traumatic Experiences

To function in society, most people inherently
maintain an illusion of invulnerability. When
faced with a traumatic situation this illusion
often shattered...resulting in physical and
psychological loss for both the patient and
their family.

So much changes for patients and their families after they experience a traumatic injury.
We will look at how these changes impact a person and their support system and how
we can provide stability and support during times of crisis. 

We will take a closer look at common reactions to trauma and how to best support
others while still taking time to care for yourself.


Contact Information


    Naomi Hagan

    Conference Coordinator
    Tel. (401) 444-4812

    Nie Bohlen, MSN, RN
    Trauma Program Manager
    Tel. (401) 444-2282

    Trauma Program Office
    593 Eddy St., APC #456-463
    Providence, RI 02903
    Fax. (401) 444-3871

Payment Instructions

  • Registration is required for 
    all conference participants.
    Continental breakfast, snacks,
    and buffet lunch are included
    the registration fee.
    Registration refund requests must be 
    received in writing at the Trauma 
    Program office before 9/3/19. No
    refunds will be issued after that date. 
    In the unlikely event that this 
    conference is canceled, conference 
    fees will be refunded to preregistered 

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