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Trauma Symposium Registration Open

Hospital news | Monday, April 9, 2018

Contact: Lyndy Stone

Registration is open for the 18th annual Gus Eckhardt Trauma Symposium, "A Legacy of Trauma Care in the Concho Valley," scheduled for Saturday, April 14, from 7:30 am to 4 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: "Bio-Chemical Weapons," Scott Hodge, MD; "Pit Crew CPR," Jon Puryear; "Basic Ventilator Management," Becky Familia, MPA, BSRT, RRT; "Tactical Trauma Pit Crew," John Dunn; "When Trauma Care Meets Palliative Care," Linda Hitchcock, MD; "Why I Choose This Career," Jon Puryear.

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.

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

Before the Symposium Saturday, a Pit Crew CPR Event will take place Friday, April 13 from 1 to 5 pm in the Rapid Response Room at the West Texas Training Center. Sharpen your CPR team approach for the 21st Century to decrease the risks of neurological damage and improve quality of life when the patient returns home. There are eight team spots available, with six members per team per mannequin. The class is first come first serve. The top two teams will compete against each other at the 18th Annual Gus Eckhardt Trauma Symposium on April 14 for bragging rights. Laerdal’s latest Little ANNE QCPR mannequins will be used during the competition. To register your team, please send an email with your team name and list of individuals participating to

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