Overview

Project ECHO is pleased to partner with the Department of Trauma Services to offer a quarterly case review series open to anyone who may benefit from this educational series.

University of Utah Health is a level 1 Trauma Center that treats patients from a large five-state region. More than 2,000 trauma patients are cared for per year, giving U of U Health a unique expertise within this difficult patient population. These patients oftentimes include many different aspects of patient care from the originating EMS responders, transport of the patient, and to the care once the patient has arrived at University of Utah Hospital. These reviews will provide critical lessons that can help highlight the amazing work those who care for trauma patients provide. In addition, they show how we can be even more responsive to our patient’s needs.

Case review series are an important part of medical education and have largely been closed to respective institutions. Project ECHO will leverage these traditional sessions so that more care providers from across the state and nation can attend and gain insights into evidence-based Trauma care management. Cases will be selected that provide educational value and lessons learned across the Trauma care spectrum. They will also be supplemented by didactic presentations which will provide further insight into the care management of these patients, including but not limited to medication management, care best-practices and reviews of relevant evidence and studies.

Sessions will be hosted by Dr. Ram Nirula who is currently the trauma medical director, and the director of the SICU Fellowship program. Additionally, Dr. Nirula was a previous chair of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery's Multi-Institutional Trials Committee. He was recently awarded a challenge grant to study the utility of decompressive craniectomy for refractory intracranial hypertension.

Providers are awarded 1.0 hours of ACCME Category 1 CME credit at no cost for each EMS/Trauma Case Review session attended. Additionally, nursing contact hours and EMS CME have been approved for this series.

To attend or learn more, please contact:

Justin Shofner 
Program Coordinator
justin.shofner@hsc.utah.edu
801-587-9875

Clinic Times

Quarterly (check "Clinical Update" schedule)

EMS/Trauma Flyer - June Session

Clinical Team

Ram Nirula, MD
Trauma Medical Director

Zachery Robinson, MPA, EMT-P
Outreach & Injury Prevention Coordinator

Justin Shofner 
Program Coordinator
justin.shofner@hsc.utah.edu
801-587-9875

Resources

Clinical Updates

Coming soon...

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