UW Medicine EMS & Trauma Conference


​​​​​​​​​​Current Practices in Adult and Pediatric Trauma

Sept. 29-30, 2014

Presented by Harborview Medical Center and Airlift Northwest.

Conference description

The course is sponsored annually by Airlift Northwest and Harborview Medical Center, the designated Level I trauma center for Washington State, as well as the trauma and burn referral center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho (WAMI).

This two-day multidisciplinary conference highlights current issues in trauma care throughout the continuum: pre-hospital, emergency, critical care, acute care and rehabilitation. Nationally recognized speakers and local experts in trauma care will present topics pertinent to nurses, physicians, paramedics, social workers, program managers and other healthcare professionals.

Course objectives

  1. Identify critical issues in the continuum of care for adult and pediatric trauma patients.
  2. Identify the psychosocial needs of trauma patients and their families.
  3. Discuss new modalities and cutting-edge advances in trauma care.
  4. Identify current local, state, regional and national resources in disaster management and their response strategies during a local or regionally impacting natural catastrophe.
The conference is recommended for healthcare and pre-hospital professionals.

Continuing Medical Education

The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. A CME application will be submitted for the 2014 conference.

Continuing Nursing Credits

Approval will be requested for nursing contact hours. The amount will be available closer to the conference.

Pre-conference event

Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) and Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses (ATCN) will be offered on Sept. 26-27.

Post-conference events

Disaster Management and Emergency Preparedness (DMEP), a one-day course by the American College of Surgeons that is rarely available on the west coast, will be held in the Harborview Research & Training Building on October 1. ​​

Vendor Exhibition Information

If you are a vendor and are interested in having a display at the conference, please register your company online at: https://www.regonline.com/2014VendorEMSTrauma.

For additional questions or if you are a non-profit organization, please contact Patrick Ramos at prodeval@uw.edu or 206.744.9585.