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Mobile, Ala. (August 9, 2004)
Contact: Barbara Shaw
Public Relations, (251) 471-7262

Trauma Symposium for Health Professionals Set

University of South Alabama Medical Center will present, “ Trauma Symposium 2004,” a daylong educational program for health care professionals on Thursday, August 26 from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. in the Atlantis Room of USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital, 1700 Center St.

Trauma is the leading killer of people under the age of 45. More than 150,000 Americans die and 400,000 are permanently disabled each year because of trauma. This workshop is designed to provide up to date information about current issues healthcare providers need to know to treat complex trauma injuries. Topics will include “Early Trauma Management and Hypothermia,” by Dr. Melissa Costello, clinical assistant professor of emergency medicine, “Pelvic Trauma”, by Dr. Sudhakar Madanogopal, assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery, “Chest Trauma,” by Charlene Meyers, RN, MSN, ACNP, clinical assistant professor of nursing, “ Pregnancy and Trauma,” by Dr. Richard Gonzalez, associate professor of surgery, USA Trauma Services, “Head Trauma” by Dr. Eugene Quindlen, professor and chair of neurosurgery, and “Management of Burn Injuries”, Dr. Arnold Luterman, professor of surgery, USA Regional Burn and Wound Center. The program has been approved for 7.8 hours of continuing education units and is recommended for nurses, emergency medical personnel and other healthcare providers.

A $50 registration fee will include program materials, refreshment breaks and lunch. USA employees and EMS personnel may attend for $30. For information, contact the Staff Development Dept. at USA Medical Center, at (251) 471-7611.

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