2013 Annual Trauma Conference

Injury to Outcome: Academic Perspectives on Clinical Practice

Friday, October 18, 2013
7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Tarrant County College
Trinity River Campus
300 Trinity Campus Circle
Fort Worth, Texas 76102



The Trinity River Campus is located at the northwest corner of Belknap and Taylor streets in downtown Fort Worth, Texas.

Complimentary Parking
The visitor entrance to the Riverfront Campus parking garage is located at Belknap and Cherry streets. Please park on the 4th floor, conference is being held in Action A.

Agenda - Continuing Education - Overview

About the Annual Trauma Conference by JPS

Home of Tarrant County’s only Level I Trauma Center, JPS is an academic institution with a focus on patient outcomes, treating the trauma patient as a whole. We learn through research and academic pursuit, applying new knowledge to our clinical practice. “Injury to Outcome: Academic Perspectives on Clinical Practice” is a didactic educational activity designed to give providers practical methodologies and treatment modalities for treating injured and critically ill patients following a traumatic event. Pain management, organ failure, and EMS involvement in the new healthcare environment are considerations for superior trauma patient management. Use of DNA databases to solve crimes and protect lives, special considerations in geriatric trauma, and lessons learned at war can help develop a scientific path to improved outcomes. In looking upstream, prevention truly is the vaccine for trauma. Strategies such as hospital-based violence intervention programs are innovative tactics utilized by forward thinking medical professionals. Conference participants will hear from some of the country’s top trauma professionals, working in the field while developing new approaches that promise to advance care of the complex injured patient.



Injury to Outcome: Academic Perspectives on Clinical Practice


7 a.m.


7:30 a.m.

Welcome and opening remarks
Raj Gandhi, MD, PhD, FACS, FCCM
JPS Health Network

7:45 a.m.

Pain Management in the ED and in the Field
Stewart Coffman, MD, MBA, FACEP, Chief Medical Officer
Questcare Partners

8:45 a.m.

The Epidemiology of Organ Failure After Trauma: Time for a Paradigm Shift
Joseph Minei, MD, FACS
UT Southwestern Medical Center

9:45 a.m.


10 a.m.

Geriatric Trauma: Bridging the Gap
Alicia Mangram MD, FACS
John C. Lincoln Hospital

11 a.m.

A Decade of War: Applying the Lessons Learned to Our Civilian Warriors
Timothy Nunez, MD, FACS
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine


Lunch and networking

1 p.m.

EMS in the New Healthcare Environment
Sean Burton, APP, Clinical Program Manager
MedStar Mobile Healthcare

2 p.m.

Use of DNA Databases to Solve Crimes and Protect Lives
Arthur Eisenberg, PhD
University of North Texas Health Science Center

3 p.m.


3:15 p.m.

Observations and Evolution in the Management of the Open Abdomen
Jeffery Nicholas MD, MS, FACS
Grady Memorial Hospital

4:15 p.m.

Hospital-Based Violence Intervention: The Second Golden Hour
Carnell Cooper, MD, FACS
R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center

5:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks
Raj Gandhi, MD, PhD, FACS, FCCM


Continuing Education

2013 Trauma Conference

Physicians, nurses, pre-hospital providers, and other medical professionals involved with the care of trauma patients.

The JPS Annual Trauma Conference 2013 'Injury to Outcome: Academic Perspectives on Clinical Practice' is a live educational activity designed to give providers strategies and techniques to treat critically ill and/or injured patients. The activity will consist of lectures highlighting recent and successful trauma medical practice with substantial research and evidence based treatment/outcomes in the trauma patient. This conference will also enhance the trauma center and strengthen the trauma system.

At the conclusion of the activity, attendee should be able to:

  • Review traditional approaches to pain management and integrate innovative methods of progressive treatment
  • Identify modern advances that prevent organ failure in the trauma patient
  • Recognize the importance of a multidisciplinary team in geriatric trauma patient care
  • Define the major advances in pre-hospital hemorrhage control and the potential impact of application for civilian trauma
  • Delineate the challenges facing pre-hospital care providers in the current society
  • Explain the importance of community based focus on patient centered care
  • Review the significance of DNA databases resulting from traumatic crime
  • Describe the effects evolving trauma care paradigms have had on open abdominal management
  • Describe three indications for leaving the abdomen open following trauma
  • Discuss the current state of the art damage control resuscitation
  • Describe the difference of injury outcomes as patients age
  • Differentiate between nociceptive pain and neuropathic pain
  • Discuss penetrating injury and how it relates to violence within the present day culture
  • Explain the meaning of violence interruption and the impact on trauma recidivism

Because this course is meant to educate physicians with what is currently in use and what may be available in the future, there may be "off-label" or unapproved uses discussed in the presentations.

It is the policy of the ACCME that participants in CME activities should be made aware of any affiliation or financial interest that may affect the speaker's presentations. Each speaker has been requested to complete a Disclosure Form. The names of faculty members declaring potential conflict of interest or off-label discussion will be shown in the handout materials.

JPS Health Network is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

JPS Health Network designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Tarrant County Hospital District dba JPS Health Network is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Participants will earn 8.25 nursing CE contact hours.

Course Coordinator: Raj Gandhi, MD, PhD, FACS, FCCM
Course Director: Richard Young, MD