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(NHTSA) Trends in Trauma Care: A Focus on Crash Injuries and Post-Crash Care
Friday, June 21, 2024, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
Category: Member Organization Event

Register Now:Trends in Trauma Care: A Focus on Crash Injuries and Post-Crash Care

Hosted by NHTSA’s Office of EMS
When: June 21, 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT
  • Gamunu "Gam" Wijetunge, NRP, Director, Office of EMS, NHTSA
  • Matthew J. Levy, D.O., M.Sc., FACEP, FAEMS, Deputy Director of Operational Medicine Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University
  • Robbie MacCue, Assistant Chief, Colonie EMS Department
  • Otis Oldman, NRP, UNHS EMS Director
EMS clinicians respond to approximately 1.5 million motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. each year. Timely arrival and effective care are crucial in reducing death and disability from these incidents. This webinar will explore the essential role of EMS in assessing and treating crash injury patients.

Post-crash care involves not only immediate medical treatment but also safe extrication of victims, stabilization during transport, and coordinated handover to hospital trauma teams. Attendees will learn about different factors influencing EMS operations, including:

  • Varied System Setups: How different EMS systems are structured and their impact on service.
  • Resource Availability: The role of resources in determining the efficiency and effectiveness of EMS care.
  • Effective Strategies: Best practices for prehospital care to improve outcomes for crash injury patients.
  • Diverse EMS Settings: How various EMS environments influence patient outcomes.