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24th Annual Avera Trauma Symposium

Apr 16, 2014
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sioux Falls Convention Center
Sioux Falls, SD

The 24th Annual Trauma Symposium has been designed to highlight current evidence-based concepts and technology for the evaluation, diagnosis and acute care management of the trauma patient throughout the continuum of care.

Registration Details

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Fees & Payment

Avera Employees $45

Others $55


Target Audience

Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, hospital managers, pharmacists, respiratory techs, therapists, paramedics and other interested health care professionals that provide care to trauma patients.

Continuing Education


Avera is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing education for physicians. Avera designates this educational activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Avera Health is an Approved Provider of continuing nursing education by the Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. A total of 6.5 contact hours can be received upon completion of this education activity. Attendance at the entire educational activity is required to receive contact hours.

Respiratory Therapy:

Application will be made to American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) for continuing education contact hours for respiratory therapists.


Application will be made to the Department of Public Safety /Emergency Medical Services.

Agenda / Handouts

Topics Focused on at Conference

The 24th Annual Avera McKennan Trauma Symposium will focus on:

  • Emergency Treatment Before the Helicopter Arrives Tourniquets
  • Lower Extremity Trauma
  • Initial Burn Stabilization
  • Penetrating Chest Trauma
  • Disaster Management for the Elderly Population
  • Critical Incident Debriefing
  • Active Shooter Preparedness
  • Backboard Use


7 - 7:30 am Registration
7:30 - 7:40 am Opening Comments Michael Person, MD, FACS
7:40 - 8 am Recognizing & Responding to
  Suspicions of Abuse & Neglect
Nicole Kress, MD
8 - 8:20 am Ther Perils of Geriatric Trauma

David Strand, MD, FACS
8:30 - 8:40 am Update:  Pain & Sedation Medications
  in the Acute ED Setting
Will Coolidge, PharmD
8:40 - 9 am Integrating PMG's (Practice Management
  Guidelines) Into Your Trauma Practice
Michael Person, MD, FACS
9 - 9:45 am Case Review I Panel I & Moderator
9:45 - 10 am     BREAK
10:15 - 10:35am The Role of Rib Fixation in Chest Trauma Michael Bauer, MD, FACS
10:35 - 10:55am Thoracic & Lumbar Vertebral Column Trauma Henk Klopper, MD
10:55 - 11:15am Multimodal Pain Management in the
   Trauma Patient
Timothy Metz, MD
11:15 - 12 pm Case Review II Panel II & Moderator
12 - 1 pm     LUNCH
1 - 1:50 pm Keynote Speaker: 
   Damage Control Resuscitation... What's New?
Nirav Patel, MD, FACS
Session III
1:50 - 2:20 pm Impact to Outcome:  Initial Care Matters Thomas Ripperda, MD
2:10 - 2:40 pm     BREAK
2:40 - 3:25 pm Case Review III Panel III & Moderator
3:25 - 3:50 pm Level I Trauma Team, Room 16:
   A Different Perspective
Guest Panelists
3:50 - 4 pm Closing Comments & Evaluation Michael Person, MD, FACS


Avera McKennan Education Services at 605-322-8950 or send an email

Schedule & Location


Date Time Location
1. Wed, April 16 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM Sioux Falls Convention Center

Location Details

  • Sioux Falls Convention Center
    1101 N. West Ave
    Sioux Falls, SD 57104

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