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MEDICAL DISASTER RESPONSE 2020
Sunday, April 5, 2020

GENERAL INFORMATION

MEDICAL DISASTER RESPONSE 2020 has been developed by the group that brings you Trauma, Critical Care & Acute Care Surgery. This course made its debut in 2008 and was an immediate sell-out. It is specifically for clinical personnel who, in the “heat of battle,” are trying to save patients’ lives and limbs, often with limited space and workers, while trying to quickly determine how to manage more patients than the facility can process. Whether it is an overwhelmingly busy Friday night or a full-scale mass casualty, the clinical personnel are on the front line.

Course faculty are selected for their first-hand experience in medical disaster response, and the program is designed to present maximum content in formats most conducive to learning and audience involvement.

Physicians, nurses, administrators, and others in the hospital and clinical arenas will, sooner or later, be faced with the care of multiple patients following a natural, terrorism, industrial, or other catastrophic event that might be considered overwhelming mass casualty or “disaster.” Many journals, courses, and event “model” disaster plans address infrastructure, supplies, causes, public health, and logistics. However, the medical/clinical aspects, the most important determinant of survival, are often overlooked.

This course focuses on these aspects and targets the clinical personnel who are the first to receive the victims of a catastrophic event. Whether it is a shooting in a community or a devastating earthquake, the roles of the individuals responsible for immediate medical response will be the focus. Every physician, nurse and administrator working in a hospital clinical setting has the potential to be called upon, without notice, to fulfill these responsibilities.

GOALS
The program offers comprehensive continuing education in the treatment of critically ill and injured patients, stressing current basic and cutting edge guidelines and technology for evaluation, diagnosis, and management.  The course is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of those caring for ill and injured patients in rural, urban, and suburban hospitals.

All registrants will be provided a name badge for use during the meeting. For security purposes, name badges are required at all times in the convention area. Individuals without a badge will not be permitted into the course rooms or exhibit hall. Lost badges will be replaced for a $20 fee.

OBJECTIVES

  • Develop strategies to meet challenges of triage, limited resources, the active shooter, palliative care, and maintaining resiliency of personnel in MCI situations, 2) Modify individual situation responses based on data from past responses, 3) Gain a knowledge of resources available from government and regional disaster oversight agencies as well as hospital admInistration in mass casualty response; 4) Discuss specific clinical response in MCI, including managing ICU overload, biochemical disasters, radiation exposure, and multiple burn patients.  5) Discuss potential travel hazards, 6) Learn about walking blood banks.

EDUCATIONAL METHODS
Didactic lecture, panel discussions, audiovisual aids, and course syllabus.

ACCREDITATION
CME credit will be applied for this activity.

For the purposes of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 creditstm issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

DRESS
Attire for the meeting is business casual. Every effort will be made to provide a comfortable learning environment; however, meeting room temperatures are variable and may be difficult to control. The temperature is occasionally cool in the meeting rooms; therefore, a jacket or sweater is recommended.

NAME BADGES
All registrants will be provided a name badge for use during the meeting. For security purposes, name badges are required at all times in the convention area. Individuals without a badge will not be permitted into the course rooms or exhibit hall. Lost badges will be replaced for a $20 fee.

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN VEGAS
For show and other entertainment information, visit the Las Vegas convention and visitors website at: www.lvcva.com call 1-877-847-4858.

As the meeting dates draw closer, more show information will be available on this site. Also, check our conference website for late breaking show information. www.trauma-criticalcare.com

Future Meeting Dates

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