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Training Opportunity – Trauma Management for Rural EMS and Community Hospitals

By February 1, 2023No Comments

2023 WRHEPC Health Coalition Emergency Management Virtual Seminar
“Trauma REACH”
April 25 & 26, 2023
8:30am – 12:00pm
Zoom Webinar

Webinar Registration – Zoom


please contact the Finger Lakes Regional Training Center



The Health Emergency Management Seminar – Trauma Management for Rural EMS And Community Hospitals (T-REACH) is designed to better prepare hospital and non-hospital response partners in planning, mitigating, responding to and recovering from natural and man-made disasters that impact the delivery of health care in a community or impact the environment of care for responders. The goal of the 2023 virtual seminar is to enhance the skills and knowledge of providers in the rural setting in the management of multi-injured patients and to understand the importance of working as a team of professionals in caring for patients with life-threatening traumatic injuries. Relevant information and stimulated discussions will focus on best practices in the management of trauma/disaster patients.

Based on presentations, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss interventions appropriate to treat hemorrhage, burn and/or shock prior to arrival at a trauma center.
  • Differentiate which patients require trauma center management and prepare rural communities for the appropriate care and transfer of the injured patient.
  • Obtain a better understanding of the management of the care of critically injured patients in the setting of limited resources.


This FREE virtual seminar  will occur over 2 days (April 25 & 26, 2023).  Each session/day will include three 1hr presentations starting at 8:30am and concluding by noon.   Visit the Trauma REACH 2023 website for topic summary and objectives:

April 25, 2023 @ 8:30am – 12:00pm
0830-0845 Welcome/Opening Remarks
0845-0945 TXA and Blood Transfusions in the Field and Hospital Resuscitation
Speaker: Michael Vella, MD, MBA, FACS
Trauma Medical Director/Assistant Professor of Surgery
University of Rochester Medical Center, Kessler Trauma Center
0945-1045 CDC Field Triage Guidelines/Protocols
Speaker Jerome Morrison, RN
Trauma Outreach and Education Coordinator
Upstate University Hospital
1045-1145 Vascular Trauma
Speaker: Raphael Blochle, MD, FACS, MBA
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
University at Buffalo
1145-1200 Closing Remarks
April 26, 2023 @ 8:30am – 12:00pm
0830-0845 Welcome/Opening Remarks
0845-0945 Pediatric Trauma and Critical Care Preparedness and Resources
Speakers: David Darcy, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery and Pediatrics
University of Rochester Medical Center – Golisano Children’s Hospital

Derek Wakeman, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatric Trauma Medical Director
University of Rochester Medical Center – Golisano Children’s Hospital

Lauren Wittman-Pierson, RN, BSN, CCRN-CMC
Pediatric Trauma Program Manager
University of Rochester Medical Center – Kessler Trauma Center

0945-1045 Orthopaedic Trauma
Speaker: Jeremy P. Doak, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Orthopaedics
University at Buffalo – Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
1045-1145 Identifying, Understanding and Treating Burn Shock
Speaker: Joan Dolinak, MD, FACS
Medical Director, Burn ICU
Upstate University Hospital
1145-1200 Closing Remarks/Evaluations


This seminar is a NYSDOH OHEP Pre-Approved Training

A Certificate of Attendance for each session will be available to all attendees that complete a post-session evaluation.

This activity is pending approval by NYS BEMS for a maximum of 3 EMS CME/day (max 6 EMS CME for attending both sessions).  EMS CME Core/Non-Core Credits for each session will be listed on the Certificate of Attendance.  EMS Attendees must attend an entire ½ day session to claim EMS CME.

Regional Training Center (RTC) Grant funds are available to cover the cost of ACCME for appropriate Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Coalition (HEPC) attendees that work in the Western, Central New York, Capital District and Metropolitan Area Regions of NYS (excluding NYC).
**We ask that you only request ACCME if your NYS Licensed Profession requires continuing medical education for license/certification renewal. This may include physicians, advanced practice providers and nurses.

PENDING ACCREDITATION: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Upstate University Hospital, Erie County Medical Center, John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital and the Finger Lakes Regional Training Center.  The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
PENDING CERTIFICATION:  The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


This seminar has been funded through a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) under the 2022-2023 New York State Department of Health Office of Health Emergency Preparedness awarded to the University of Rochester Medical Center – Finger Lakes Regional Health Emergency Preparedness Training Center