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Trauma Symposium Registration Open

Community news | Thursday, March 28, 2019

Contact: Lyndy Stone

Registration is open for the 19th annual Gus Eckhardt Trauma Symposium, “A Legacy of Trauma Care in the Concho Valley,” scheduled for Saturday, April 13, from 7:30 am to 4:45 pm at the West Texas Training Center, 3501 US Hwy 67, San Angelo. Sponsored by Shannon Medical Center, the Symposium provides continuing education for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses and EMTs and paramedics seeking to enhance their skills in caring for and managing trauma patients.

Experts in the field of trauma care will provide this update. Featured topics at this year’s Symposium include: “Ethics: Tricky Issues of DNR,” Richard Woodley, MA; “Human Trafficking,” Victor Rodriguez; “Shelter in Place and Do No Harm: Pediatric Update,” David Tuggle, MD; “40 Years of Health Care Innovation in the Concho Valley,” Robert Grant, MD; Robert Hamblen, MD; Robert LeGrand, MD, and Linda Knightstep, RN, MS; “The Role of the Health Care System in Disaster Management,” David Tuggle, MD; “Suicide Bombers and Homemade Explosives,” Lt. Donald Bolton and John Dunn; and “Breaking Down the Wall: CISM,” Michael Washington.

This will be an intensive, one-day program detailing accepted guidelines for the management of the trauma patient. Attendance will provide access to continuing medical education to physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers and offer a forum for discussion related to care of the trauma patient. 7.91 contact hours will be offered for nurses.

Shannon Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association – Approver, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Registration is open to the first 200 registrants. Register online at or email or call 325-657-5289.

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