Disaster and mass casualty preparation were major themes of the 2017 UW Medicine EMS & Trauma Conference on Sept. 25-26 in Seattle, with HIPRC members playing lead roles in teaching healthcare professionals on a broad range of trauma topics.
Emergency preparation talks tended to focus on how to adapt personnel and resources in unusual circumstances such as mass casualty events or power outages, including presentations by two doctors who treated patients during the 2016 Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting.
Core member Eileen Bulger, M.D., FACS, who is also chief of trauma at Harborview Medical Center, served as a course director for the conference and moderated a number of panel discussions. HIPRC members also shared their expertise on Stop the Bleed training, trauma, strangulation, degloving, firearm injury prevention, critical care and more.
2017 UW Medicine EMS & Trauma Conference Presentations and Panels with HIPRC Faculty:
Active Shooter Preparedness: Lessons from the Orlando Pulse Nightclub Shootings – Sam Arbabi, M.D., MPH, FACS and Eileen Bulger, M.D., FACS, along with Joshua Corsa, M.D.; John Hess, M.D., MPH; Joseph Ibrahim, M.D., FACS; Stephen Morris, M.D., MPH and Anne Newcombe, R.N.
Firearm Violence and Injury Prevention – Fred Rivara, M.D., MPH
Management of Degloving Injuries – Kari Keys, M.D.
Work-Up for Strangulation/Hanging – Jamie Shandro, M.D., MPH
Management of Enterocutaneous Fistulas – Sam Arbabi, M.D., MPH, FACS
Management of Acute Cholecystitis – Grant O’Keefe, M.D., MPH, FACS
Stop the Bleed Training – Sam Arbabi, M.D., MPH, FACS
Management of the Pregnant Trauma/Burn Patient: Case Presentations – Sam Arbabi, M.D., MPH, FACS; Mary King, M.D., MPH and Eileen Bulger, M.D., FACS along with Carolyn Blayney, R.N.; Heather Evans, M.D., M.S., FACS and Susan Reed, M.D., MPH, M.S.
Pediatric Drowning – Mary King, M.D., MPH
Medic One Pediatric Cards – Mary King, M.D., MPH
Management of Pulmonary Embolism – Joe Cuschieri, M.D., FACS
Challenging Critical Care Cases – Bryce Robinson, M.D., M.S., FACS
No Electricity? No IV Pumps? No Problem! – Mary King, M.D., MPH