Decisions in Trauma

[tab_item title=”Conference Information”]Program Description and Target Audience
“Injury is the leading cause of death in the United States and continues to occur every day and in every State of our Nation.” Some of the statistics include, “Traumatic injuries are estimated to be responsible for over 161,000 deaths each year and for an estimated death rate of 5.9 for every 100,000 persons. Trauma is the leading cause of death for Americans 35 years of age and younger, and for U.S. residents, unintentional injury ranks as the 5th most common cause of death.”1
In the State of Missouri, “unintentional injury” was the number one cause of death for ages 1 to 44 in 2005 with “unintentional injury” being the 5th most common cause of death in the state for all ages combined. 2

This conference is designed to enhance the multi-disciplinary team approach and continuing professional development to effectively manage the trauma or emergent patient. It is the goal of the multi-disciplinary team to provide the best care in order to facilitate the best possible recovery and patient outcomes.

This conference is for the multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, pre-hospital, respiratory therapists, hospital chaplains, and all other healthcare personnel working with this patient population.

1 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration.
2 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, WISQARS™,

For more conference information, contact Jami Blackwell, RN, BS, CEN at 417-269-0919, or the Education Center at 417-269-4117,

For a printable copy of the conference information, Click Here

[tab_item title=”Agenda”]Program and Objectives
By attending this educational activity participants should be able to integrate some or all of the objectives as listed.

07:00 – 07:25 a.m. Registration/Continental Breakfast/Vendor Exhibits

07:25 – 07:30 Welcome/Overview – Timothy Woods, MD, Physician Moderator

07:30 – 08:15 The Boston Marathon Bombings: Lessons Learned and Medical Aftermath
Joseph S. Blansfield, RN, MS, ANP-BC,
• Relate the key elements that contributed to success for patient care in the Boston Marathon Bombings and how response plans, training, and coordination can be implemented in disaster response.
• Examine how tourniquets were utilized after the Boston Marathon Bombing in saving lives and the evidence-based practice behind their use.

08:15 – 09:00 Lake Trauma
James Gibson, MD
• Examine appropriate lake trauma care and how to aid in positive patient outcomes.

09:00 – 09:15 Break/Vendor Exhibits

09:15 – 10:10 Hemostatic Agents in Trauma
Scott Sagraves, MD
• Discuss hemostatic agents in trauma and their indications and contraindications.

10:10 – 11:05 The (Boston) Cocoanut Grove Fire: A Look Back 70 Years
Joseph S. Blansfield, RN, MS, ANP-BC
• Discuss implications of the fire and the immediate impact.
• Examine advances in burn and psychiatric care as a result of this tragedy and how it impacts care today.
• Discuss how public safety and disaster response evolved after the fire and how it directly affects safety and response.

11:05 – 11:55 EMS Damage Control
Scott Sagraves, MD
• Discuss EMS damage control and appropriate methods for caring for the patient and how each member of the medical team affects patient outcomes.

11:55 – 12:40 p.m. Lunch (provided on site)

12:40 – 1:30 Pelvic Ring Fractures
Brian Buck, DO
• Discuss pelvic ring fractures and indications and contraindications of treatment and how it affects patient outcomes.

1:30 – 2:15 Trauma and Envenomation
Brian Biggers, MD
• Discuss regional organisms that can cause envenomation.
• Describe appropriate management of envenomation.

2:15 – 2:30 Break/Vendor Exhibits

2:30 – 3:15 Geriatric Orthopedic Trauma
Brian Buck, DO
• Examine geriatric orthopedic trauma and discuss the similarities and differences in this patient population and the best treatment methods to aid in patient outcomes.

3:15 – 3:50 Concussion Facts and Fallacies
Shannon Woods, MD
• Describe concussion facts and fallacies and how concussion is recognized on the field, in the provider’s office, and the associated treatment recommendations.
• Discus post-concussion syndrome, second impact syndrome, chronic traumatic encephalopathy and how it relates to the continuum of care from impact, through rehabilitation services, to return-to-school and follow- up.

3:50 – 4:30 Pediatric Trauma
Landon Jones, MD
• Describe mechanisms of injury and appropriate treatment for pediatric trauma in order to aid in positive patient outcomes.

4:30 Evaluations/Statements of Credit/Adjourn

We reserve the right to substitute speakers and topics in case of emergency or cancellation. Information presented during this conference represents the views and opinions of the presenters and does not necessarily constitute the opinion, endorsement of, or promotion by CoxHealth. Presenters are responsible for obtaining all copyright permissions.
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CoxHealth is accredited by the Missouri State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  CoxHealth designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Cox College Interprofessional Simulation & Education Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Missouri Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

7.0 Contact Hours

This program has been approved for 7.75 contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100, Irving TX 75063.

CoxHealth – Prehospital Services is an approved provider of continuing education by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Unit of EMS.  This activity has been approved for 7.0 contact hours.  The Training Center number is 07710C.

This program has been deemed appropriate for chaplains to list 7.0 contact hours of continuing education credit.  Credit should be listed on the Association of Professional Chaplains Annual Summary of Continuing Education Hours Form in the area of “Workshops/Conferences/Seminars/Symposia.”

This program has been approved by the Arkansas Board of Physical Therapy for 7.0 contact hours and it is deemed equivalent by the Missouri Board of Healing Arts per 4 CSR 150-3.203-5A.

This program meets the criteria for category 2.3 (attending employer-provided, workplace continuing education) Professional Development Unit activities for NBCOT©  and, qualifies as 7.0  contact hours (equivalent to 7.0  NBCOT©    Professional Development Units).     

CoxHealth-Educational Services is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. BOC icon

According to the education levels described by the CEC Committee of the NATA, the following continuing education course is considered to be Advanced Level.   This program has been approved for a maximum of 7.0 hours of Category A continuing education.  Certified Athletic Trainers are responsible for claiming only those hours actually spent participating in the CE activity.

This activity has been approved by CoxHealth for 7.0 trauma contact hours for CoxHealth employees.

For questions regarding education credit please contact Christine Tibbs, MA, CPC, at

Accreditation approval only refers to this educational activity and does not imply endorsement of any commercial products by CoxHealth or any proprietary entity producing health care goods or services. Participants will receive statements of credit at the end of the program when all requirements for credit have been met.  Satisfactory completion of objectives will occur through course attendance.  Therefore contact hours will be given only for hours the participant attends.  In order to receive a statement of credit, all participants must sign-in at the registration desk and turn in a completed evaluation form at the end of the program. 

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Brian Biggers, MD
General Surgeon
Crighton, Olive & Dunn Surgical Group
Springfield, MO

Joseph S. Blansfield, RN, MS, ANP-BC
Trauma Program Manager
Adult Nurse Practitioner
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA

Brian Buck, DO
Orthopedic Surgeon
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic – Orthopedic Surgery
Springfield, MO

Landon Jones, MD
Emergency Physicians of Springfield
Springfield, MO

James Gibson, MD
General Surgeon
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic – General Surgery
Springfield, MO

Scott Sagraves, MD
Trauma Director
Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City
University Physicians Associates
Kansas City, MO

Shannon Woods, MD
Physician, Family Medicine & Sports Medicine
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic – Sports Medicine
Springfield, MO

All speakers have indicated they do not have any conflicts of interest or significant financial affiliations with any pharmaceutical or medical device companies. Planning committee members and speakers have created this activity without bias or influence from all external commercial entities. No conflicts were noted that would exclude the speakers or the planning committee members from this activity.

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Jami Blackwell, RN, BS, CEN
Trauma Program Manager
Trauma Services

Gail Carroll, RN, BSN, CEN, SANE
ER Educator
Emergency Department

Larry Cooper, DMin, BCC
Hospital Chaplain
Pastoral Care

Paul Luehrs, RRT, BSRT, BSEd
Adult Critical Care Supervisor
Respiratory Care Credit Consultant
Respiratory Therapy Department

Jason Martin, RN, CEN, NREMT-P
Trauma Nurse Clinician
Injury Prevention Outreach Coordinator
Trauma Services

Laura Murney, Med, BS RT(R)
Assistant Administrative Director
Radiology Credit Consultant
Radiology Services

Mandy Rudroff, PT
Clinical Rehab Educator
Rehab Credit Consultant
Meyer Orthopedic and Rehab Hospital

Joey Sly, RN, BSN
Professional Advancement Director
MONA Planner
Education Center

Christine Tibbs, MA, CPC
CME Program Coordinator
Medical Staff Office

Debbie West, BS, EMT-PEMS
Educator/PI/EMS Credit Consultant
Pre-Hospital Services

Timothy Woods, MD, FACS
Medical Director Trauma Services
Physician Planner

The following planning committee members for this activity:  Jami Blackwell, Gail Carroll, Larry Cooper, Jason Martin, Laura Murney, Mandy Rudroff, Joey Sly, Christine Tibbs, Debbie West, and Timothy Woods, MD have indicated they do not have any conflicts of interest or significant financial affiliations with any pharmaceutical or medical device companies. Planning committee members and speakers have created this activity without bias or influence from all external commercial entities. No conflicts were noted that would exclude the speakers or the planning committee members from this activity.

Planning committee member, Paul Luehrs has indicated he is a Clinical Specialist per diem with Masimo.  He has indicated that he DOES NOT intend to discuss any uses of pharmaceutical products or medical devices not approved by the FDA.  Mr. Luehrs also indicated he would give a balanced view of therapeutic options, and will use generic name to contribute to impartiality during the planning process.  There was no conflict identified that would exclude him from the planning process.

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To register for this conference Click Here.


(Optional) Paper   Copy of Syllabus $10.00
General Public EARLY   BIRD $135.00
CoxHealth Employee   EARLY BIRD $50.00
CoxHealth   Physicians, NP, PA, CRNA EARLY BIRD $135.00
Participant Not   Requesting Continuing Education Credit $40.00
General Public   (AFTER 5-9-14) $150.00 
CoxHealth Employee   (AFTER 5-9-14) $65.00
CoxHealth Physician,   NP, PA, CRNA (AFTER 5-9-14) $150.00
Participant Not   Requesting Continuing Education Credit (AFTER 5-9-14) $55.00


Early Registration Fee will end May 09, 2014.  From May 10, 2014 to May 16, 2014; a late fee of $15 will be charged in addition to the registration fee.


Cancellations received in writing to by May 09, 2014 will be entitled to a full refund. After this time, a $25 processing fee will be withheld.  No refunds will be made the day of the conference.  No shows will be charged the full conference fee. In the event the Education Center cancels or reschedules a course, participants are entitled to a full refund or the participant may transfer registration to the next scheduled activity.  CoxHealth is not responsible for travel, hotel, booking fees, or other cancellation fees for registrants when an activity is cancelled.  All refunds must be received in writing via email or by calling the Education Center.  To view the cancellation policy Click Here.

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Special rates are available for CoxHealth conference participants at University Plaza Hotel. Ask for the Cox Health Systems’ negotiated rate of $99.00 per night for Standard King or Double Room or $124.00 per night for King Suites.  Rooms subject to availability and guests are responsible for reserving and paying for their own rooms.  For more information call the hotel directly or visit their web site at to view amenities.

University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center
333 John Q. Hammons Parkway
Springfield, MO  65806
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