WA State Trauma Symposium
2019 WA State Trauma Symposium
Trauma Care: A Maze or Amazing?
The WA State Trauma Symposium has been a very successful multidisciplinary educational activity for the trauma care providers in Western Australia and is the only significant Trauma conference of its kind in Western Australia. Historically, the event has attracted approximately 180 participants, including people from WA country regions and interstate.
We are delighted to announce that we have managed to attract some of the world’s leading trauma specialists, including:
· Dr Martin Schreiber, Division Head for Trauma Portland, Oregon, and Director for Trauma Research, Oregon Health & Science University;
· Dr Chris Wakeman, Consultant General Surgeon from Christchurch Hospital and
· Professor Paul Parizel, Inaugural David Hartley Chair of Radiology at the University of WA and Royal Perth Hospital.
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Opportunity to hear the latest evidence from local, national and international trauma experts.
Opportunity to enhance knowledge and ability to effectively respond to trauma patients.
Nil assessment, certificate of attendance provided
There are a number of pre-symposium 90 minute workshops
Emergency Airway Management
This multi-disciplinary, team-focused interactive 90 minute workshop aims to provide an overview of the tips and skills essential to recognise and deal with difficult and failed airways. This workshop will focus on assessment and decision-making, utilising systematic rescue strategies and devices. Registrants will be exposed to a range of patient scenarios and guidance on the appropriate devices and techniques required to manage these clinical challenges.
Resuscitation and Damage control
This multi-disciplinary 90 minute workshop will explore the concepts of the initial Emergency Department phase of damage control resuscitation in a severely injured patient. This workshop will focus on key decision making approaches and techniques, which aim to avoid exacerbation of the lethal triad of hypothermia, coagulopathy and acidosis, or excessively stimulate the immune-inflammatory response