The CoxHealth 3rd Annual Pediatric Trauma Conference is a one-day conference designed to provide knowledge and skills related to the care of pediatric trauma patients and their families. As the leading cause of death and disability in children*, trauma care of the pediatric patient touches multiple disciplines across the care spectrum–physicians, midlevel providers, nurses, EMS personnel, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other disciplines will benefit from attending this conference. The conference will seek to explore the unique challenges that trauma in the pediatric setting presents, as well as provide an evidence-based overview of trauma prevention and treatment.



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Educational credit is being planned for the following disciplines:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • EMS Personnel
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists

CoxHealth pediatric trauma hours will be awarded to CoxHealth participants.


Jami Blackwell, BS, RN, CEN

Trauma Program Manager

Trauma Services


Gail Carroll BSN, RN, CEN, SANE

ER Educator

Emergency Department


Glenn Geron, DO, MA

Springfield Inpatient Physicians

Medical Staff Education Program Medical Director


Ashley Larkin RNC-OB, BSN

Enterprise Educator/Nurse Planner

CoxHealth Education Center


Paul Luehrs, RRT, BSRT

Adult Critical Care Supervisor, Respiratory Therapy Departmetn

Respiratory Care Credit Consultant


Triesa Massey, MHA

Medical Staff Education Coordinator

Medical Staff Services


Rozlyn McTeer, BSN, RN, CEN

Pediatric Trauma Coordinator

Trauma Services, CoxHealth


Laura Murney, MEd, BS RT(R)

Assistant Administrative Director

Radiology Credit Consultant

Radiology Services


Jason Pyrah, MS, ATC, LTC

Sports Medicine Manager, Outpatient Rehab and Sports Medicine

Athletic Trainer Credit Consultant


Kristi Vandeloecht, PTA, GC CDR, MS

Clinical Therapy Educator, Meyer Orthopedic and Rehab Hospital

Rehab Credit Consultant


Debbie West, BS, EMT-P

EMS 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 have indicated they do not have any conflicts of interest or significant financial affiliations with any pharmaceutical or medicatl device companies: Jami Blackwell, Gail Caroll, Glenn Geron, Ashley Larkin, Paul Luehrs, Triesa Massey, Rozlyn McTeer, Laura Murney, Jason Pyrah, Kristi Vandeloecht, and Debbie West. Planning committee members and speakers have created this activity without bias or influence from all external commercial entities.

Planning Committee member Timothy Woods, MD, FACS has indicated that he DOES have a significant financial interest or affiliation with Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. by way of Speaker’s Bureau. There was no conflict identified that would exclude him from the planning process.

The conference will be held in Foster Auditorium, on the campus of Cox South Hospital at 3801 S. National Ave, Springfield, MO 65807.