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Pre-Congress Courses & other training sessions
August 14 & 17, 2018

PTS COURSES




Ultrasound in Emergency & Trauma — USET Basic

Ultrasound in Emergency & Trauma—USET Basic (Practical Course)

Description:

The workshop takes place in two separate modules. The first component involves training in the FAST sequence for emergency department staff and the second component involves the ultrasound emergency.

The FAST module is 4 hours of training focused on basic ultrasound processes to support rapid diagnosis in the emergency room, especially for trauma situations. This module is focused on the analysis of special situations and complex simulation exercises to prepare staff for the highest demands in real situations. In addition, the new uses of this versatile support tool are projected and discussed as a complement to the general examination of the traumatized patient.

General Objective:

The basic USET workshop has been developed with the objective of training personnel in the management of injured patients who are victims of traumatic events in medical emergencies settings at intra-hospital level. The instructors of this course have the goal of sharing complete information about the use of ultrasound in emergencies situations.

Specific Objectives:

  • Determine the students' level of knowledge of the use of ultrasound in trauma and emergency in addition to the different methods of examination in the emergency room.
  • Provide the necessary tools for quick and convenient ultrasound techniques in trauma patients.
  • Arrange the mindset of work, coordinate the use of ultrasound in the emergency room, and learn about the limitations and benefits of ultrasound.
  • Teach key skills focused to assess patients with ultrasound trauma and emergencies within the emergency room with emphasis on real experiences lived by the group of expert teachers.

Target Audience: (who should attend) 

Trauma Surgeons, General Surgeons, Emergency Physicians, Intensivists, Anesthesiologist, EMS Providers, Nurses, Residents, and Students.

Pre-Test and Post-Test: Onsite Administration
Course Duration: 8:00 am -12:00 pm
Director: Dr. Jorge Rabat
Date: August 14, 2018

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Transthoracic Echocardiography Course — ECHO Advanced

Transthoracic Echocardiography Course —ECHO Advanced (Practical Course)

Description:

The ECHO course offers the opportunity to learn and perform some of the diagnostic, therapeutic, and prophylactic tools to optimize the management of critically ill and injured patients.

The seminar will be divided in two parts: The first part will be the instructional and involves two hours of lectures about the physiology of ultrasound, echocardiographic views and measurements. The second part will be a hands-on session.

General Objective:

Teach the technique of echocardiogram for the evaluation of fluid status, and cardiac function of critically ill patients.

Specific Objectives:

  • USET (Module FAST)
  • Discuss the basic principles of ultrasound physics, instrumentation, and image acquisition.
  • Discuss the basic principles of transthoracic echocardiography, instrumentation, standard views, image acquisition, and cardiac measurements.
  • Describe and perform a practical approach to echocardiographic evaluation of shock and cardiac dysfunction.

Target Audience: (who should attend)

Trauma Surgeons, General Surgeons, Emergency Physicians, Intensivists, Anesthesiologists, EMS Providers, Residents and Students.

Pre-Test and Post-Test: Onsite Administration
Course Duration: 1 Day
Director: Dr. Jorge Rabat
Date: August 14, 2018

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Advanced Disaster Medical Response (ADMR)

Advanced Disaster Medical Response  (ADMR)

Description:

The ADRM course focuses on the management of medical and public health effects caused by contemporary natural or man-made disasters. It is one of the most significant challenges facing today’s medical providers. Disaster medical care is NOT the same as conventional medical care. Disaster medical care requires a fundamental change in the care of disaster victims in order to achieve the objective of providing “the greatest good for the greatest number of victims.”

This workshop focuses on a medical approach to disasters, based on an understanding of common features and required response as the accepted practice throughout the world. This strategy, called the Mass Casualty Incident Response (MCI), has the primary objective of reducing the mortality and morbidity caused by the disaster. The ADMR course focuses on the key principles of disaster medical response and specific disaster scenarios such as explosion and crush injuries.

General Objective:

Train multidisciplinary medical personnel in the basics of disaster medical response and the management of specific disaster scenarios.

Specific Objectives:

The Advanced Disaster Medical Response Course is designed to train multidisciplinary medical response personnel in:

  • General principles of disaster medical care (incident command system, disaster triage, gross decontamination).
  • Management of weapons of mass destruction (biological, chemical and radioactive agents).
  • Management of specific disaster scenarios (explosion, crush and extremity injuries).

Target Audience: (who should attend)

Surgical Specialists, Medical Specialists, Anesthesiologists, Intensivists, EMS responders, Nurses, Residents, Medical Students, Disaster Responders (fire, police, other).

Pre-Test and Post-Test: Onsite Administration
Course Duration: 1 day
Director: Dr. Susan Briggs
Date: August 14, 2018

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Trauma Nursing

Trauma Nursing

Description:

Theoretical and practical course that discusses systematized management of the trauma patient. It also covers methods of registering complications and opportunities for improving patient care based on standards and safety guidelines.

General Objective:

Train nurses in required knowledge for classification, monitoring and supervision of an injured patient admitted to the hospital.

Specific Objectives:

  • Understand the role of the nurse in a trauma shock room; as well as, identify the criteria of trauma team activation.
  • Identify the role of nursing in resuscitation thoracotomy in addition to the application and care of venous accesses.
  • Recognize the importance of monitoring and general care of a patient with trauma injuries.
  • Understand the importance of the nurse in monitoring, supervision and control of trauma care quality and trauma registry.

Target Audience: (who should attend

Nurses, EMS providers, Students

Pre-Test and Post-Test: Onsite Administration
Course Duration: 1 day
Director: Gaspar Reboredo
Date: August 14, 2018

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Surgical Skills in Trauma DQT

Surgical Skills in Trauma (DQT) 

Description: 

The DQT  is a theoretical/practical course divided into 2 phases. The theoretical course will be held in the morning where various surgical techniques in trauma are shown and discussed. The practical course will be hands-on where these techniques are applied on live animal models. Medical students or pre-graduate interns may register for the first phase (theoretical). For the second phase of practice on live animal models, only residents and trained surgeons will be allowed supported by proper documentation.

General Objective: 

Discuss various surgical techniques in trauma through lectures guided by experts and put into practice the surgical interventions on live animal models.

Specific Objectives:

  • Reaffirm technical knowledge in trauma surgery.
  • Discuss techniques used in trauma surgery.
  • Reaffirm surgeon’s skills on a live animal model monitored by an expert.
  • Practice surgical techniques according to the needs of each surgeon.

Target Audience: (who should attend)

Trauma Surgeons, General Surgeons, Residents of General Surgery, and Students (for the 1st phase only).
Pre-Test and Post-Test: Onsite Administration
Duration: 1 day
Director: Dr. Pablo Ottolino
Date: August 14, 2018

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Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta (REBOA)

Description:

This course is designed for professionals to learn techniques for the placement of REBOA to temporarily stop the bleeding endangering the life of a patient.

Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of hte Aorta (REBOA)

Course Objective: 

  • To demonstrate indications for REBOA.
  • To demonstrate access and closure of the common femoral artery.
  • To demonstrate tools required for REBOA.
  • To demonstrate technique of REBOA.

Target Audience (who should attend):

This course is designed for practitioners seeking to develop or improve their understanding and skills for Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta (REBOA)
Duration: 1 day
Director: Dr. Megan Brenner
Date: August 14, 2018

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RIB FIXATION

Description: 

The course is delivered using a combination of small group discussions, cases, summary lectures, and exercises with anatomical specimens or other simulation materials (when appropriate). All activities are moderated by expert faculty in a highly interactive learning environment. Participants are encouraged to discuss the cases and content in an open manner and to share their own experiences.

xray of rib fractures

Objectives:

  • Discuss the indication for rib fixation, with pro’s and con’s, in flail chest and multiple rib fractures.
  • Recognize the classification of broken ribs and its consequences.
  • Apply plate and screws to broken ribs in an extensive part of the rib cage.
  • Know about the visceral implications of thoracic trauma and complications that occur during rib plating.
  • Apply minimal invasive techniques for rib fixation.

Target Audience (who should attend): 

Surgeons
Duration: 1 day
Director: Dr. Diogo Garcia
Date: August 14, 2018

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Stop the Bleed — FREE SESSIONS during the 3 days of Congress!

Description:

Immediate response to patients with bleeding.

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Objectives: 

This session will help participants to:

  • Recognize life threatening bleeding.
  • Use appropriate measures to stop the bleeding.
  • Recognize that the care provided by the first person on the scene can often make the difference between life and death, even before the professional rescuers arrive.

Duration:

Various free sessions through the day
Date: August 14, 2018

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