Program Description:

Many health care providers are aware that according to the Centers for Disease Control, unintentional injury remains the number one cause of death for Americans aged 45 years and younger regardless of age, race, or economic status. But consider this:

  • Nearly 199,800 people die from injury every year—that’s 1 person every 3 minutes.

  • For every person that dies, 135 are treated in an emergency room and 13 are hospitalized.

  • 2.5 million people were hospitalized due to injuries in 2014.

  • 26.9 million people were treated in an emergency department for injuries in 2014.1

The purpose of this conference is to support the multidisciplinary team who cares for this patient population on a daily basis. The objective for the program is to enhance the skill of the health care team member to effectively manage the patient needing trauma care. Physicians, nurses, pre-hospital personnel, physical therapists, and occupational therapists, and all other healthcare personnel working with this patient population will benefit from attending this two-day conference.

Americans with Disabilities Act: If you have special needs addressed by this act, please notify us at least two weeks before this offering so that reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate your needs.

Note: Please bring a sweater or jacket due to variations in temperature and personal preferences.


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Thursday, May 9

7:30-8:30 am Dr. Doug Schuerer, MD – Trauma Throughout Time: A Historical Review
8:30 – 9:30 am Jami Blackwell, RN, BSN, TCRN, CEN, BS- Hot Topics in Trauma
9:30 – 9:45 am Break
9:45 – 10:45 am Dr. Doug Schuerer, MD –Topic TBD
10:45 – 11:45 am Dr. Renee Genova –Pelvic Fractures
11:45 – 12:45 pm LUNCH
12:45 – 1:45 pm Rozlyn McTeer, BSN, RN, TCRN, CPS-T- Optimal Care of the Trauma Patient*
1:45 – 2:45 pm Tom Emery, RN, CEN, LCSW- Critical Incident Management for Healthcare Providers
2:45 – 3:00 pm Break
3:00 – 4:00 pm Jim Lawrence, RN –Ballistics and Gunshot Wounds*




Friday, May 10

7:30-8:30 am Dr. Lindsey Bravin, MD – Geriatric Orthopedic Trauma
8:30 – 9:30 am Brian Breesawitz, RN – Pediatric Airway; A Case Review*
9:30 – 9:45 am Break
9:45 – 10:45 am Alicia House, RN –What Every Healthcare Provider Should Know about Tissue and Organ Donation *
10:45 – 11:45 am Dr.Yohan Jang, DO – The Collaborative Approach to the Multi-Trauma
11:45 – 12:45 pm LUNCH
12:45 – 1:45 pm Dr. Adrienne Atzemis, MD- Accidental vs. Non-Accidental Trauma Workups*
1:45 – 2:45 pm Dr. Joshua McElderry – ABGs and Resuscitation
2:45 – 3:00 pm Break
3:00 – 4:00 pm Dr. Timothy Woods, MD – Trauma Trivial Pursuit*



All titles and speakers are subject to change without notice


* Denotes a title that includes pediatric trauma hours

7.0 hours of educational content have been planned for Day 1 and Day 2 of the conference.

Educational credit has been planned for physicians, nurses, pre-hospital personnel, physical therapists, and occupational therapists.

Check this tab soon for more information on educational credits.

Adrienne Atzemis, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Washington University, St. Louis



Jami Blackwell, RN, BSN, TCRN, CEN, BS

Trauma Program Manager



Lindsey Bravin, MD

Trauma and Acute Care Surgery



Brian Breesawitz, RN, CCRN

Cox Air Care Flight Nurse



Tom Emery, RN, CEN, LCSW

Injury Prevention/Outreach and Education Coordinator




Renee Genova, MD

Trauma and Acute Care Surgery



Alicia House, RN, BSN, OPC, CPTC

Hospital Services/Organ Procurement Coordinator

Mid-America Transplant


Rozlyn McTeer, BSN, RN, TCRN, CPS-T

Pediatric Trauma Coordinator




Yohan Jang, DO

Trauma and Acute Care Surgery



Jim Lawrence, RN, BSN, CCRN, CEN, CFRN

Cox Air Care Flight Nurse



Joshua McElderry, MD

Trauma and Acute Care Surgery



Douglas Schuerer, MD

Acute and Critical Care Surgery, Director of Trauma Services

Barnes-Jewish Hospital


Timothy Woods, MD

General and Trauma Surgery, Trauma Medical Director

Ferrell-Duncan Clinic, CoxHealth

Please note that in order to reduce participant fees, no paper copies of the presentation notes will be available at the conference. It is encouraged that participants download the presentations available on this tab prior to the day of the conference. Feel free to download to a personal electronic device or print. If a title below does not contain a link, notes are not currently available for that presentation.


Check this tab for presentations in the future.

Conference Location:


University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center

333 S John Q Hammons Parkway

Springfield, MO 65806

(417) 864-7333


Standard King or Double Bed Room: $99.00
King Suite: $134.00
*Rate to include complimentary breakfast buffet for up to two people per room.

Be sure to ask for the CoxHealth rate when booking.

Planning Committee:
Jami Blackwell, BS, RN, CEN
Trauma Program Manager
Trauma Services


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


Ashley Larkin RNC-OB, BSN
Continuing Nursing Education Coordinator
CoxHealth Education Center


Triesa Massey, MHA
Medical Staff Education Coordinator
Medical Staff Services


Rozlyn McTeer, BSN, RN, CEN
Pediatric Trauma Coordinator
Trauma Services, CoxHealth


Russell Scanlan, BS, NRP
EMS Educator


Kristi Vandeloecht, PTA, GC CDR, MS
Clinical Therapy Educator
Meyer Orthopedic and Rehab Hospital


Timothy Woods, MD, FACS
Medical Director Trauma Services
Physician Planner
The following planning committee members for this activity have attested no conflicts of interest or significant financial affiliations with any pharmaceutical or medical device companies: Jami Blackwell, Gail Caroll, Ashley Larkin, Triesa Massey, Rozlyn McTeer, and Kristi Vandeloecht. 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 related to this educational activity that would exclude him from the planning process.

Cancellations received in writing to by May 3, 2019 will be entitled to a full refund. After May 3, 2019 , a $25 processing fee will be withheld for each registered day of the conference. 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 conference, 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.

The entire Refund and Cancellation Policy can be viewed at under the Continuing Education and Life Support tab.