Registration is open for the 17th annual Gus Eckhardt Trauma Symposium, "A Legacy of Trauma Care in the Concho Valley," scheduled for Saturday, April 8, from 7:30 am to 4 pm at the West Texas Training Center in 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: "The Electronic Medical Record: Friend or Foe?," Ken Patterson; "Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD): Risk Factors, Infection Prevention, and Disease Control; The Forgetful Driver… Destination Unknown," Michael Fischer, MD, MPH & TM; "Initial Evaluation of the Pediatric Trauma Patient,"Bruce Beasley, PA-C; "Best Survival in the History of War: So What Does it Mean to You" and "Management of Brown Recluse Bite," Lt. Gen. PK Carlton (Retired); "Demographics of Pediatric Trauma," Dyann Daley, MD; "Preventing Hip Fractures in the Perfect World," Christina Brady, MD
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.