CT Trauma '13 - 15th Annual Conference
For the past fourteen years, the Connecticut Trauma Conference has strived to provide the best education available in the fields of trauma and critical care. The Program Committee has invited local, regional and national experts in the field, some of whom have spoken at this conference in the past. Case-based scenarios will be used to present traumatic thoracic injuries and mangled extremity recognition, treatments and therapies.
Other topics will focus on disasters, pediatric trauma care, bites and special populations. A guest speaker, and Incident Commander, will discuss operations and lessons learned during the Hartford Distributors shooting. The keynote speaker will focus on the facts and fiction of penetrating neck and torso trauma. This conference is designed to educate caregivers across the entire spectrum of trauma care, including pre-hospital providers, nurses, and physicians of all specialties.
The learning objectives of this meeting are:
- To educate through two case-based scenarios of difficult patient care issues, traumatic thoracic injury and the mangled extremity, across the continuum of pre-hospital and acute care through rehabilitation.
- To evaluate the facts vs. fiction of the management of penetrating neck and torso trauma.
- To discuss the management of disaster responses and preparedness.
- To review therapies and concepts of Pediatric Trauma.
- To examine treatments, management and practice guidelines for various bites.
- To review a multiple casualty incident including a discussion of operations and lessons learned.
- To discuss the trauma response of special trauma populations; ocular injuries, pregnancy and geriatrics.
- To discuss interesting case presentations and novel management strategies.