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Trauma Professional Education Courses

The Deaconess Hospital Pre-Hospital Burn Course educates and trains first responders, emergency medical personnel and firefighters on the importance of proper initial burn care.

The Pre-Hospital Management of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Course trains pre-hospital providers to rapidly identify and treat adult and pediatric TBI patients with a Glasgow Coma Scale score of 3 to 8. TBI is the leading cause of death and disability in children and young adults.

How Trauma Care is Changing: Combat Lifesaver -- highlights the changes in trauma care, learned by those on the front lines of military battle. This 2.5 hour course provides important concepts on airway, bleeding and shock management.

Airway Management - designed for all levels and consisting of a blend of didactic and skills components. This 2.5 hour course is both a review and an opportunity to learn new techniques for airway control.

Orthopedic Trauma: Big and Small - serves as both a review and a learning opportunity for dealing with orthopedic injuries. This 2.5 hour course spans the range from a dislocated finger or broken bone to a fractured pelvis or traumatic amputation.

Pediatric Predicaments - learn new approaches to many of the pediatric problems faced in the pre-hospital or emergency department setting. This 2.5 hour course can be tailored to fit the needs of your service and is designed for all levels.

When Disaster Strikes - outlines the lessons learned from the November 5, 2006 F-3 tornado. This 2 hour course focuses on triage, incident command and resource utilization.

Additional Outreach Courses (Non-Trauma related)

Are We Prepared: An Update on Chemical and Radiologic Threats - emphasises on new treatment options for chemical and radiologic threats.

Congestive Heart Failure - focuses on several new studies that help reinforce the most appropriate CHF treatment protocols.

Hypothermia: Therapeutic vs. Traumatic - educates caregivers on the benefits and detriments associated with hypothermia.

Improving Cardiac Arrest Care: A Guide for Better Resuscitation - discusses resuscitation changes that will hopefully make a difference in the lives of the patients we are called to serve.

Pre-Hospital EKG and AMI-8 Activation - relates physiology of the heart to the identification and management of myocardial infarction and to interpret basic cardiac arrhythmias.

Trend Setters: Reshaping EMS - provides an overview on trend-setting innovations.