Brigham City Community Hospital September 06, 2017

Conference designed to meet the needs of professionals involved in the trauma care continuum

Brigham City, UT - For the third year in a row, Brigham City Community Hospital and Bear River Hospital are hosting a conference focused on trauma care. Scheduled for Sept. 16 at the Utah State University Brigham City Campus, the Trauma Conference brings together EMS, first responders and healthcare service providers with a goal of building additional skills and knowledge in order to respond to the various aspects of child, adolescent, and adult trauma. The conference is being held 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Approximately 75 EMS, first responders and other health professionals are expected to attend the all-day event. Current cutting-edge treatment interventions for various trauma-based injuries are the focus of this conference.

"This is an exceptional learning experience on the latest, best and effective services for those who are experiencing trauma and the individuals who provide care for these patients," says Chelsie Clayburn, Trauma Coordinator at Brigham City Community Hospital. "In addition to our 2 keynote speakers, there are multiple breakout sessions on diverse subjects related to trauma."

Lively breakout sessions include a simulated school bus accident trauma triage experience with more than 40 local high school students in makeup presenting trauma symptoms. Local trauma surgeon and expert Dr. Lance Bryce will lead the training in this exercise. Other sessions include a simulated emergency childbirth with a realistic and interactive electronic manikin, and "Stop the Bleed", a national awareness campaign and a call to action intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.

Keynote presentations on the subjects of triage for trauma patients and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder by experts will highlight the conference.

Those interested in attending the conference can register at Brighamcityhospital.com/classesandevents or call (435) 734-4377. Cost is $20 per person in advance or at the door, which includes breakfast and lunch. USU BC Campus is located at 989 S. Main Street, Brigham City, Utah.

Schedule:

09:00 - 09:30 Check-in and breakfast

09:30 - 10:30 "EMS updates & Triage Training" with Peter Taillac, MD, FACEP, FAEMS

10:30 - 12:30 Breakout Sessions

12:30 - 01:30 Lunch

01:30 - 03:30 Breakout Sessions

03:30 - 04:30 "PTSD" with Dave Johnson, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist