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April 7: Suicide: Off the Record
Sarah Ames, EMT, Firefighter – Sergeant, Garden Spot Fire Rescue
Suicide: Off the Record will discuss suicide trends, productive ways in which to respond to a person with a suicidal ideology, and coping mechanisms to maintain a healthy mental outlook. This talk is designed for those employed in the healthcare, social service, or emergency medical services fields and will illustrate ways in which all suicide cases are unique. Participants will recognize the stigma surrounding this topic and will describe approaches to stress, coping mechanisms, and methods to maintain a healthy mental outlook when providing services in a healthcare or social service field.
April 14: Boston Marathon Bombing – Perspective from the Finish Line
David Hirsch, MD, MPH, FACEP, FAEMS – Emergency/EMS Physician, Littleton Regional Healthcare
Dr. Hirsch will provide a first-hand account of the Boston Marathon Bombing from his viewpoint as an operational EMS Physician who was working at the finish line of the marathon during the bombing. An overview of the EMS and trauma systems in Boston will be provided, as well as how these resources were mobilized during the event. Dr. Hirsch will discuss the strengths of the response, as well as address opportunities for improvement. The principles of damage control resuscitation will be outlined, with an emphasis on how EMS and trauma care has developed over the past several years. Finally, lessons learned will be highlighted for integration into attendees’ own local systems.
April 21: Unprecedented Violence During an Unprecedented Pandemic
Jeremy Cannon, MD, SM, FACS – Trauma Program Medical Director, University of Pennsylvania
While emergency department (ED) visits fell drastically during stay-at-home orders, visits for intentional injuries reached historic highs. During this session, Dr. Cannon will describe the pattern of trauma cases and explain the dynamics of penetrating trauma during the various phases of the pandemic. As the COVID-19 surge began, the trauma center determined the need to implement recommendations to stop the spread, while at the same time needing to respond to historic levels of penetrating injuries. Join Dr. Cannon to learn how Philadelphia’s trauma systems worked collaboratively to maintain readiness as trauma centers during the pandemic.
April 28: When All the Puzzle Pieces Fit Perfectly: A Successful Mass Casualty Incident Response
Gigi Taylor, MSN, RN, TCRN, CEN – Trauma Outreach Coordinator, University of Tennessee Medical Center
Deborah Tuggle, RN, CEN - Pediatric Trauma/Injury Prevention Coordinator, University of Tennessee Medical Center
A mass casualty incident (MCI) is an event in which the number of victims overwhelms the resources in both the prehospital and the in-hospital environments. This session will review a successful MCI case presentation and highlight how coordination between the RMCC and a Level I Trauma Center influenced patient outcomes. Surge contingency plans are vital to ensuring patient flow and efficient management of resource consumption without delaying non-trauma services.