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PANAMERICAN TRAUMA SOCIETY

SOCIEDAD PANAMERICANA de TRAUMA

virtual Pre-Congress Courses ~ OCTOBER 20-23, 2020

PTS COURSES

Ultrasound in Emergency & Trauma (USET 1 - Basic)

Transthoracic Echocardiography Course —ECHO Advanced (USET 2)

Surgical Skills in Trauma (DQT)

Trauma Nursing (TNC)

Burn Management

Trauma Quality Improvement (QI)   >>>   Dowload free manual

OTHER TRAINING SESSIONS

Course Critical decisions in Trauma

Notions of Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta (REBOA)


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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: TBD 

Course Duration: 1/2 day

Director: Dr. Jorge Rabat

Date: October 20-23, 2020

Course Price: US$75 

Nota: Participants must have a computer, tablet or smartphone

Transthoracic Echocardiography Course —ECHO Advanced (USET 2)


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: TBD

Course Duration: 1/2 Day

Director: Dr. Jorge Rabat

Date: October 20-23, 2020

Course Price: US$75 

Surgical Skills in Trauma (DQT)


Description: Theoretical course where various surgical techniques in trauma are shown and discussed.

General Objective: Discuss and practice the diverse surgical techniques in trauma through lectures guided by experts and surgical interventions on live animal models.

Specific Objectives: 

  1. Reaffirm the technical concepts of trauma surgery
  2. Discuss the techniques used in trauma surgery
  3. Reaffirm each surgeon skills on a live animal model monitored by an expert
  4. Practice surgical techniques according to the needs of each surgeon

Target Audience (who should attend): Trauma Surgeons, General Surgeons, Residents of General Surgery & Students (for the 1st phase

Pre-Test and Post-Test: TBD

Course Duration: 1 day

Director: Dr.  Pablo Ottolino

Date: October 20-23, 2020

Course Price: US$75 

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: TBD

Course Duration: 1 day

Director: Gaspar Reboredo

Date: October 20-23, 2020

Course Price: US$50 

Burn Management


Description: Guidelines for Burn Management according to local facilities.

General Objective: At the end of the course the attendees must be able to:

  • Describe the initial management for the severe injuries before and during transport.
  • Apply the correct management for less severe injured patients.

Specific Objectives:

  • Apply the ABC for every burn management.
  • Describe management and monitoring.
  • Describe the basic surgical techniques.
  • Identify patients requiring emergency transportation.

Target Audience (who should attend): Trauma Surgeons, General Surgeons, Emergency Physicians, Intensivists, Anesthesiologists, EMS provider, Nurses, Residents & Students.

Pre-Test & Post-Test: TBD

Duration: 1 day

Director:  Dr. Michel Feldman

Date: October 20-23, 2020

Course Price: US$75 

Trauma Quality Improvement (QI)


Description: A key administrative function used to strengthen trauma care is the quality improvement (QI) programme, also known as quality assurance, medical audit, or continuous quality improvement. QI programs have been shown to be important components of the functioning of trauma centres and trauma systems in high-income countries. They have also shown promise as means to lower trauma mortality, at an affordable cost and in a sustainable fashion, in the setting of low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). However, evaluations carried out as part of WHO’s Essential Trauma Care Project have shown that few trauma-related QI programs are in place in LMICs.


This course thus seeks to meet this need and to provide participants with a working knowledge of trauma QI programs, oriented for the real world circumstances, especially those prevalent in LMICs.


General Objective: This course seeks to promote better understanding of the field of QI; to provide training on straightforward and practical techniques, such as preventable death reviews; and to discuss with participants ideas on future development of trauma QI and related training.


Specific Objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of the field of trauma QI and how it has been implemented in different countries globally, and gain an understanding of the potential benefits of trauma QI programmes in terms of improved process and quality of care and decreased rates of complications, morbidity, and mortality. This includes gaining a familiarity with the evidence base supporting these benefits.
  • Gain an understanding of the different options available for implementing trauma QI programmes in different size hospitals and different environments globally.
  • Become acquainted with the most widely applicable forms of trauma QI, including morbidity and mortality reviews (M & M conferences) and preventable death panel reviews.
  • Be able to improve the methodology and utility of existing M & M conferences in hospitals of any size, especially in terms of using findings from the conferences to implement corrective action on problems identified.
  • Be able to set up, conduct, and follow through on the findings of preventable death panel reviews, whether for a single institution or a wider area.
  • Gain an understanding of the more complex methods of trauma QI (including use of audit filters and statistical methods of risk adjustment) and be able to utilize these in circumstances where they are warranted.
  • Be able to implement targeted corrective action to address problems identified by any type of QI process, including “closing the loop” to prove that problems have indeed been corrected.

Target Audience (who should attend): Trauma Surgeons, General Surgeons, Orthopedic Surgeons, Neurosurgeons, Emergency Physicians, Intensivists, Anesthesiologists, EMS Providers (senior EMS leaders), Nurse EMS providers (senior EMS leaders), Health Administrators, Public Health Workers (those working in ministries of health or state health departments who have duties related to administration or planning of trauma care services), & Other (Mass casualty management/disaster planning staff).

Pre-Test & Post-Test: TBD

Duration: 1 day

Director:  Dr. Charles Mock, and Dr. Felipe Vega

Date: October 20-23, 2020

Course Price: US$75 


Notions of 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.

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. Fernando Rodriguez

Date: October 20-23, 2020

Course Price: US$75

Course Critical decisions in Trauma

This course approaches clinical situations that range from pre-hospital all the way to the emergency room. This course focus on steps needed to make critical decisions and to elaborate a plan of care. For more information about this course click here. For general information click here   

Requirements: The participant must have a personal computer during the session with personal internet access capabilities (Note: The system does not support Mac).

For more information please contact: Dr. Antonio Marttos at AMarttos@med.miami.edu

Director: Dr.  Antonio Marttos

Date: October 20-23, 2020

Location:  Virtual

Course Price: US$ TBD








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