26th Annual Avera McKennan Trauma Symposium (Apr 11 2018)

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Date & Location
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM   Sioux Falls Convention Center, Sioux Falls, SD

Target Audience
Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Trauma

Selected topics have been identified by the planning committee as well as the appropriate presenter for those selected topics. The topics will be presented to the audience in a lecture format. Following a group of the presentations, a case study will be presented to the audience with a physician based panel available for question/answer and discussion. A total of three case studies will be presented throughout the day along with a total of 9 presentations by the experts. Upon completion of this activity, the learner will provide a higher level of care to the trauma population and have increased confidence in caring for the trauma patient.


Check back at a later date for listing of objectives.

  1. Describe current treatment plans for patient with frostbite injuries.
  2. Describe current treatment plans for patients with farm machinery injuries.
  3. Identify long term issues trauma survivors can experience.
  4. Discuss chronic pain issues & treatment strategies available to trauma survivors.
  5. Identify factors affecting the long term outcome after severe traumatic brain injury.
  6. Critique the multidisciplinary course of care for injured patients (3 separate panels throughout day).
  7. Discuss current treatments plans for patients with increased intracranial pressure.
  8. Discuss current treatment plans for patients with penetrating neck trauma.
  9. Discuss common substances ingested by patients that can alter patient assessment.
  10. Describe common assessment patterns observed in the alcohol or drug induced altered patient.
  11. Discuss some basics of trauma care and “trauma boxes".
  12. Discuss anatomy of the pelvis.
  13. Discuss types of pelvic fractures.
  14. Discuss purpose and goals of LIFEteam.
  15. Discuss resources available in the community for LIFEteam referrals.


Avera Employees: Symposium - $55
Non-Avera: Symposium - $65
Students: Symposium - $30
Pre-Conference Class: Stop the Bleed Training - $5 (Program April 11th, 7 - 8 a.m.)

**AVERA EMPLOYEES: If your leader has agreed to pay your registration fees, please register yourself and answer the appropriate questions within the registration form.**

Cancellation Policy: A refund less 5% of registration fee will be given for cancellations received in writing to averacontinuingeducation@avera.org prior to 5 business days of activity. Following this date, no refunds will be given but substitutions will be accepted.

Videoconference: This conference will not be provided via videoconference.


CME Accreditation: 
Avera is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Avera designates this educational activity for a maximum of 6.1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

CNE Accreditation: 
Avera Health is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.A total of 6.1 contact hours can be received upon completion of this education activity. Attendance at the entire educational activity is required to receive contact hours.

The South Dakota Board of Pharmacy has approved this program for 6 contact hours. 

The South Dakota Department of Health has designated this program for 6.0 Hours of Approved EMS Training.