Pediatric Trauma Conference 2013

Our support helped secure two keynote speakers for the 2013 Wake Forest Baptist Health - Brenner Children's Hospital Pediatric Trauma Conference on Nov. 4-5 at Bridger Field House in Winston-Salem, N.C. The goal of the conference is to assist health care professionals, who care for or have an interest in pediatric trauma patients, to gain current knowledge about trauma care from the pre-hospital phase through discharge.

As part of CIPT's education initiatives, we funded special guest speakers Dr. Patrick Broderick from Danbury Hospital in Newtown, Conn., and Maria McMahon from Boston Children’s Hospital. They discussed how two pivotal national events in 2013 affected the treatment for pediatric trauma patients.

Below is the 2013 conference agenda with video presentation links (if available):

Monday, November 4
8:15 - 9:15 a.m.
Lessons Learned from Newtown: The Sandy Hook Shootings
Patrick Broderick, MD
Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine - Danbury Hospital, Newtown, CT

9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
Massive Transfusions in the Pediatric Trauma Patient: Current Recommendations
William T. Adamson, MD
Division Chief of Pediatric Surgery/Surgeon-in-Chief - UNC Children's Hospital, Chapel Hill, NC

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
When Trauma is Intentional: Child Abuse Panel Discussion
Meggan Goodpasture, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Director, Child Abuse/Neglect Team, Wake Forest Baptist Health - Brenner Children's Hospital

James O'Neill, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Wake Forest Baptist Health - Brenner Children's Hospital

Elizabeth Goodman, RN, BSN
SANE Coordinator, Wake Forest Baptist Health - Brenner Children's Hospital

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (conference attendees broke into groups)
RN Session - Eleven Days in the Life of a Pediatric Trauma Center: Lessons Learned
Chris McKenna, MSN, CRNP, CPNP PC/AC
Manager, Trauma Clinical Services, Benedum Pediatric Trauma Program - Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA

Pre-hospital Provider Session - Jack and Jill: What Really Happened When Jack Fell Down and Broke His Crown
Bradley Dean, MA, NREMT-P
Training Officer - Rowan County Emergency Services, Salisbury, NC

MD Session - Managing Trauma in the Rural Setting: Are You Ready?
Kim Askew, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Wake Forest Baptist Health - Brenner Children's Hospital

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Repetitive Sports Injuries: Research and Recommendations
Joel Stitzel, PhD
Professor and Chair, Biomedical Engineering, Associate Head, Virginia Tech-Wake Forest School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences

Alex Powers, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Wake Forest Baptist Health - Brenner Children's Hospital

3:30 - 4:30 p.m. (conference attendees broke into groups)
RN Session - Transferring My Patient to the Trauma Center: What Do I Need to Do?
Tammy Rush, RN
Manager, Brenner Transport Team, Wake Forest Baptist Health - Brenner Children's Hospital

Jonathan P. Lewis, BSN, RNC
Staff Nurse, Brenner Critical Care Transport, Wake Forest Baptist Health - Brenner Children's Hospital

MD/RN Session - Optimizing Outcomes in Pediatric Trauma: Every Provider Counts
Dennis Taylor, DNP, ACNP, FCCM
Department of Trauma and General Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC

Pre-hospital Provider Session - A Chat with a Pediatric Trauma Surgeon: Answering Questions from Frontline Providers
Dr. John Petty, MD
Director, Pediatric Trauma, Associate Professor, Department of Surgery and Pediatrics, Wake Forest Baptist Health - Brenner Children's Hospital

Tuesday, November 5
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Responding to the Unthinkable: Our Experiences From the Boston Marathon Bombings
Maria McMahon, CPNP-AC
Trauma Program Manager, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Addressing Compassion Fatigue Among Health Care Providers
Ann Sidney Charlescraft, DMin, BCC
Department of Chaplaincy and Pastoral Education, Wake Forest Baptist Health - Brenner Children's Hospital

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Airway Challenges in Children
Brent Myers, MD
Director/Medical Director, Wake County EMS, Raleigh, NC

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Positive Alcohol and Other Drug Screens in Pediatric Trauma Patients:  What Do We Do?
Laura Veach, Ph.D, LPC, LCAS, CCS
Associate Professor, Division of Surgical Sciences and Department of General Surgery, Wake Forest Baptist Health - Brenner Children's Hospital

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Stopping the Charge: Initial Management of Button and Disc Battery Ingestions
Kristen Zeller, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery and Pediatrics, Wake Forest Baptist Health - Brenner Children's Hospital

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
The Personal Side: Moving on After a Trauma
Patients and Families Treated at Brenner Children's Hospital

 

Participants:
Trauma care requires a multidisciplinary focus. As a result, the conference has been designed for: MDs, PAs, NPs, RNs, EMSs (EMT-P, EMT-I), Pharmacists, Respiratory Therapists, Social Workers, Physical and Occupational Therapists, Emergency Departments, inpatient areas including intensive care units, operating room setting, community hospitals, and EMS facilities. 

Objectives

  • Discuss the ongoing need and benefits for awareness and planning related to pediatric patients in disaster events
  • Recognize the principles of the management of the injured child according to standards from the American College of Surgeons, specifically regarding recommendations for blood products in hemorrhagic shock
  • Recognize and discuss components of comprehensive workup and management of the abused child with awareness of resource utilization
  • Distinguish the indications for the need for transfer of the injured child to a higher level of care, particularly from the rural setting
  • Recognize and discuss current information and evidence-based recommendations for sports-related injuries
  • Discuss current information regarding pediatric substance abuse and its relevance to injury
  • Discuss current management for the child with mild to moderate traumatic brain injury
  • Integrate all of the above into her/his own practice

Click here for details about the October 17, 2012 conference with links to YouTube videos and PDFs on the content covered.