Free Trauma Center Development Workshop To Be Held in Hazard


Medical professionals and emergency responders are encouraged to attend the KY Trauma Advisory Committee’s free Kentucky Trauma Center Development Workshop in Hazard Friday, January 6.

The workshop, hosted by the Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center and the UK Center for Excellence in Rural Health, will be held from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in room 214 of the UK Center for Excellence in Rural Health located at 750 Morton Blvd in Hazard.

Sponsored by the Good Samaritan Foundation, the workshop is targeted at hospital administrators, emergency department nurses, physicians, EMS managers and EMTs, paramedics, fire rescue, preparedness planners, community leaders, public safety advocates, regional epidemiologists, and those involved with injury prevention programs.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits will be offered to physicians for this workshop. Other CEU credits for EMS and RNs should be available for this program.

Topics to be covered include:

  • An overview of the Kentucky Trauma System
  • Is Trauma Verification Right for Your Hospital? Getting Staff to Commit
  • Designing Protocols and Transfer Agreements for Hospitals and EMS
  • Integrating Pre-Hospital Care-Essential to Trauma Centers and Systems
  • Education Minimums and Mechanisms in Trauma Centers
  • Performance Improvement
  • Data Collection and Reporting
  • Trauma Prevention Activities for Trauma Centers
  • Hospitals – Priorities, Protocols, Time lines and Documentation
    EMS – Destination Determination, Mutual Aid and Coverage
  • Interactive Discussion of Opportunities and Challenges (Networking)
  • Performance Improvement- Simulations

To register online, visit http://KY.TRAIN.ORG and find Course 1030545. For more information contact Richard Bartlett, Emergency Preparedness/Trauma Coordinator, Kentucky Hospital Association & KHREF, (502) 992-4305.

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