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Trauma Seminar

Oct 7 2009 - 8:00am - 4:00pm
Course Number: 
NRS 233 A
Health Care
Social Worker

This full day trauma seminar will address managing the geriatric patient, hemostatic resuscitation, youth violence in the ED, ballistic & penetrating trauma and providing compassionate care.

Program Agenda

7:30 am        Registration check-in & Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 9:15 am    Managing the Geriatric Patient
Janice Delgiorno, MSN, CCRN, ACNP

9:15 -  9:30 am    Break

9:30 – 10:45 am    Hemostatic Resuscitation
Richard Dutton, MD, MBA

10:45 – 12:00 pm    Youth Violence in the Healthcare Setting and the Community
Tina L. Cheng, MD, MPH

12:00- 1:00 pm    Lunch on your own

1:00 -2:15 pm    Putting Compassion Back into Our Care
Judith “Ski” Lower, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNRN

2:15 – 2:30 pm    Break

2:30 - 3:45 pm    Ballistics and Penetrating Trauma
Matthew C. Indeck, MD, FACS, FCCM

3:45 - 4:00 pm    Questions, Seminar Wrap-up
    Evaluations and Awarding of Certificates


Janice Delgiorno, MSN, CCRN, ACNP is an acute care nurse practitioner in the Emergency Department at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA.  She is a former clinical nurse specialist and acute care NP at the University of Maryland Medical Center.  She graduated with her BSN from Villanova University and her MSN from Thomas Jefferson University.  She has presented at numerous local, state, regional, national and international conferences.  She is on the National Board of the Society of Trauma Nurses and is actively involved in other professional organizations such as the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.

Richard P. Dutton, MD, MBA is associate professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.  He holds dual clinical appointments as director of trauma anesthesiology and director of clinical operations at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.  Dr. Dutton recently completed a pharmaceutical trial where he served as a site investigator evaluating the incidence and magnitude of hemorrhagic progression of cerebral contusions and the identification of important safety issues following traumatic brain injury. He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Association of Anesthesia Clinical Directors, American Trauma Society, and Society for Critical Care Medicine.

Judith “Ski” Lower, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNRN is an independent consultant to hospitals on numerous management, recruitment, clinical and neuroscience topics.  In addition, she is a frequent lecturer and author on a variety of nursing management subjects with a special interest in creating a positive work environment and working within a multigenerational/multicultural workforce and patient population.  She is a former nurse manager for the Neuroscience Critical Care Unit at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.  She continues to serve on the Johns Hopkins Hospital Ethics Committee.  In 2007, Ski was elected to a three-year term on the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) Board of Directors.

Tina L. Cheng, MD, MPH is professor of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with joint appointment in the department of Population and Family Health Sciences in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.  She is the president of the Academic Pediatric Association (APA), a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Pediatric Research and associate editor of the AAP’s Pediatrics in Review.  In addition, Dr. Cheng is the site principal investigator of the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) DC-Baltimore Research Center on Child Health Disparities a collaborative center with Howard University and Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC.

Matthew Indeck, MD, FACS, FCCM is the director of the department of General Surgery, director of Surgical Specialties, Geisinger Northeast, and vice chairman of surgery at Geisinger Health System in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.  He is a graduate of John Hopkins University and Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed a fellowship with the Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) Shock Trauma Unit in Baltimore, Maryland.  He is an active member of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) and the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

Professional Continuing Education:

Physicians & Physician Assistants
Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians, determination is pending.  

Nurses & Nurse Practitioners  (6.5 Contact Hours)
Maryland Community College Association for Continuing Education and Training is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

To receive full continuing education credits you must attend 100% of a one-day class and complete a course evaluation.

Application for Category A credits has been made to the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT), determination is pending.

Emergency Medical Personnel
Maryland EMS: Application has been made to the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS), determination is pending.   To receive contact hours, EMS personnel must attend 100% of the class and complete a course evaluation.

Pennsylvania EMS:  HCC has made provisions for Pennsylvania EMS participants to apply for continuing education credits through Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Foundation.  A Prototype Continuing Education by Endorsement Form will be available on-site the day of the program.  Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Foundation has agreed to honor the same number of hours allowable by MIEMSS.

Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Therapists
Hagerstown Community College is automatically authorized to sponsor 6.5 Category 1 activities by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners, Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Psychologists, and Category A and B CEUs for Counselors and Therapists.

Three Easy Ways to Register:

By Phone:    301-790-2800, ext 236
        Please have your credit card number, social security number,
        birth date, and the desired course number (NRS 223 A).

By Fax:      301-582-4001
        Complete the registration form and provide credit card information.

By Mail:    HCC Registration, 11400 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21742.  Complete the registration form and mail with appropriate payment.

Seminar Fee:  $75.00
Washington County Health System Employees:  $ 59.00

Registration includes continental breakfast, continuing education credits, certificate of participation, and handout materials.

Cancellations:  To be eligible for a refund, cancellations must be made no later than 24 hours prior to the start of the program.   

Personal Comfort/ Facility:  This seminar is being held at the Merle S. Elliott Continuing Education and Conference Center on the campus of Hagerstown Community College.  Every effort is made to ensure a comfortable temperature in the meeting area. Since everyone has a different comfort zone, please bring a jacket or sweater to ensure a pleasant learning environment.  

Hagerstown Community College does not discriminate against any individual for reasons of race, sex, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation, or conditions of disability in the admission and treatment of student, educational programs and activities, scholarship and loan programs, hiring of faculty and staff, or any terms and conditions of employment.  The College is committed to affirmative action.