• 2016 Trauma and Critical Care Conference

  • Friday, September 16, to Saturday, September 17, 2016 - Durango, Colorado

    Trauma is the third leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of disability in young Americans. The care of injured and critically ill patients is complex and challenging.  Trauma Conference 2016

    The focus of the Trauma and Critical Care Conference is to provide clear guidelines for practicing clinicians who manage such patients with the emphasis of the continuum of care for trauma and critical care patients from pre-hospital to rehabilitation. This program offers comprehensive knowledge and skills in the treatment of critically ill and injured patients, offering an ideal mix of the current standard-of-care principles and cutting edge information and technology for evaluation, diagnosis and management.

    Conference brochure coming soon!


    Target Audience

    This course is primarily designed for physicians, nurses, pre-hospital personnel, respiratory therapists and allied healthcare professionals, as well as trauma and emergency educators and administrators.  


    Fort Lewis College 
    Student Union Ballroom 
    1000 Rim Drive 
    Durango, CO 81301
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    Please note: Attendees are required to purchase a parking permit from one of the parking kiosks at Fort Lewis College. 
    Please see Fort Lewis College map above.


    Conference Registration Fees:
    $125 for Centura Affiliated
    $150 for Non-Centura Affiliated

    Fee includes refreshments, Saturday breakfast and lunch, and reception.

    • Describe methods to properly assess diverse trauma, critical care and emergency medicine patients.
    • Discuss care priorities related to non-accidental trauma with consideration for management of victim, perpetrator, scene safety and provider wellbeing.
    • Identify considerations for end-of-life trauma care.
    • Incorporate best practice clinical guidelines to stabilize patients with various types of traumatic injuries.
    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of St. Anthony Hospital and Mercy Regional Medical Center (MRMC).  St. Anthony Hospital is accredited by the Colorado Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
    St. Anthony Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of  9.75  AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
    Provider approved by the California
    Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP16170, for
    11 Contact Hours.
    9.75 EMS Continuing Education Hours approved by ST. Anthony PreHospital Services, 
    Colorado Training Center and group #CO 039

    Friday, September 16, 2016 
    12:30 - 5:00 p.m.

    12:30 - 1:00 p.m. - Main Conference Registration; Fort Lewis College Ballroom  
    1:00 - 1:10 p.m. - Welcome & Opening Remarks; Nancy Hoyt
    1:10 - 2:00 p.m. - Active Shooter Response; Richard Patrick, Homeland Security Department
    2:00 – 2:50 p.m. - Suicide and Violence in Emergency Setting; Robert Outenreath, Adult Psychiatrist
    2:50 – 3:00 p.m. - Break
    3:00 – 3:50 p.m. - Pediatric Non-Accidental Trauma; Todd McGrath, Emergency Physician MRMC
    3:50 – 4:40 p.m. - Capnography; Jim Birgenheier, Anesthesiology MRMC
    4:40 – 5:30 p.m. - Crew Resource Management in Trauma; Bruce Evans, Upper Pine Fire

    5:30 – 6:30 p.m. - Reception

    Saturday, September 17, 2016 
    8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    8:00 - 8:30 a.m. - Registration & Continental Breakfast  
    8:30 - 8:35 a.m. - Welcome
    8:35 - 9:25 a.m. - Bomb or IED Response; Richard Patrick, Homeland Security
    9:25 - 10:15 a.m. - Geriatric Trauma Care; Rebecca Vogel, Trauma Surgeon Centura
    10:15 - 10:40 a.m. - Break
    10:40 - 11:30 a.m. - Palliative Care, Ethics, and Hospice; Rebecca Vogel, Trauma Surgeon Centura
    11:30 - 12:10 p.m. - Trauma Case Review Panel; McGrath, McGrath, Evans, Wrona
    12:10 – 1:00 p.m. - Lunch
    1:00 – 1:50 p.m. -  Stop the Bleed; Robert Wrona, Trauma Surgeon MRMC
    1:50 - 2:10 p.m. - Break
    2:10 - 3:00 p.m. - Trauma Below the Knee; Douglas Lucas, Orthopedic Surgeon MRMC
    3:00 - 3:50 p.m. - Acute Burn Care; Laura Madsen, Burn Center
    3:50 – 4:00 p.m. - Closing Remarks, Door Prizes 

    Key Note Speaker

    Richard W. Patrick, MS, CFO, EMT-P, FF 
    A noted emergency service educator, lecturer, author and consultant, Richard Patrick, MS, CFO, EMT-P, FF, serves as the director of the Medical First Responder Coordination for Medical Readiness Division of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Health Affairs (OHA). He began his service with DHS in June 2008 and has been actively involved in volunteer and career emergency medical and fire services for thirty years and is a nationally recognized leader in emergency services. 


    Richard W. Patrick, MS, CFO, EMT-P, FF
    Department of Homeland Security

    James Birgenheier, MD
    Department of Anesthesiology
    Mercy Regional Medical Center

    Bruce Evans, EMTP
    Upper Pine Fire Department Chief

    Nancy Hoyt, CNO
    Mercy Regional Medical Center
    Douglas E. Lucas, DO
    Mercy Orthopedics
    Mercy Regional Medical Center

     Laura Madsen RN, BSN
    Burn Outreach Coordinator
    University of Colorado Hospital

    Nathan McGrath, EMTP 
    Durango Fire and Rescue Department

    Todd McGrath, DO
    Emergency Department
    Mercy Regional Medical Center

    Robert Outenreath, MD
    Adult Psychiatrist
    San Francisco VA Medical Center

    Rebecca Vogel, MD, FACS
    Surgical Specialists of Colorado

    Robert C Wrona, MD
    Mercy Surgical Associates
    Mercy Regional Medical Center

    (Medical Devices and Implants)

    CAE HealthCare
    (Medical Simulation)  

    Centura Health Trauma System 

    Flight For Life Colorado 

    (Acute Care Coordination)  

    University of Colorado College of Nursing 

    Click here for information and bookings of hotel reservations and recreation activities in Durango, Colorado.
    For more information, please contact Ginna Sanders at VirginiaSanders@Centura.org, or (970) 764-3402.
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