Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Tactical Medicine Conference - Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital - Dallas, TX


Update on Tactical Medicine Concepts and Controversies

Thursday, October 14, 2010; 7:30 a.m. – 4:00p.m.

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, 8200 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas, TX  75231


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Conference Description

This conference will address those new and innovative interventions, products and techniques whose implementation at the point of wounding (POW) will allow for a more stable and viable patient upon arrival at the tertiary facility and, hence, improved long-term outcome. Though originally designed for the military theater, Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) concepts are rapidly being adopted within the civilian medical and law enforcement communities as they are asked to respond to terror incidents at home. Columbine High School, Virginia Tech and terror incidents in Russia and India are only a few examples of the world in which we live. This conference is as relevant to law enforcement (local and federal) and medical first responders as it is to the Soldiers and Marines on the battlefield.  It is also relevant to physicians, nurses and other care providers, both civilian and military, who have a need for familiarity with current medical care techniques in the tactical environment.



Conference Topics

New Thoughts on Primary Blast Physics:  What Health Care Providers Need to Know Regarding Blast Mechanisms – Lee Ann Young, M.A., B.S.M.E.


Lee Ann Young is an engineer who works as a science and technology advisor to the U.S. government.  She will be presenting the latest information on the physics and mechanisms of blast waves and how these concepts produce the injuries that are observed in our patients.  Understanding of these concepts will drive prevention and care at the point of wounding as well as future medical research and modeling.


Exploring the State of Knowledge Concerning Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injuries at the Point of Wounding:  What we are Teaching Today, What we Should be Teaching and What we will be Teaching Tomorrow in Order to Maximize Casualty Outcomes from Brain Injury – Geoffrey Ling, M.D., Ph.D., FAAN


Col. Ling is the Director of the Division of Critical Care Medicine at USUHS and a Program Manager of the Defense Advanced Research Program Agency.  Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) continues to be a major medical concern.  Blast induced TBI has been called the "signature wound" of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.  Although TBI is a significant military health issue, it is also a civilian threat.  Recent trends in global terrorism raise significant concerns for increases in civilian casualties caused by exposure to explosive devices.  Col Ling will review the state of knowledge concerning TBI, acute clinical observations and treatment after exposure to blast injury, with particular attention to the point of wounding.


Fluid Resuscitation of the Hypovolemic Patient at the Point of Wounding:  Fluids of the Future and the Role of Lyophilized Blood Products – Joseph A. DaCorta, M.H.A., CHE

Mr. DaCorta is the Chief Technology Officer for Entegrion, Inc. and the former head of Expeditionary Medicine at the Warfighting Laboratory in Quantico, Virginia.  He will be discussing the present and future technology available to the medical provider for hemorrhage control, particularly the role of lyophilized fresh frozen plasma and platelets.  Mr. DaCorta will review future research products that will allow the loading of therapeutics or nano-particles for highly targeted delivery of specific therapeutics to the site of bleeding.


The Only Scientifically, Outcome Driven Validated Triage System in Existence – Paul K. Carlton, Jr., M.D.

Dr. Carlton is a former Surgeon General of the Air Force and a leader in creating the military's present mobile health care system.  He will present findings based on the first evidence based, outcome-driven method for resource constrained triage, applicable for blunt, penetrating and blast overpressure-like trauma in military age personnel.  This triage system is applicable to combat, terrorist incident in homeland defense, and to civilian multiple and mass casualties.


New Joint Theater Trauma Registry (JTTR) Data Regarding Advanced Airway Techniques in GWOT:  Do Surgical Airways Have a Place on the Modern Battlefield – Lieutenant Colonel Robert L. Mabry, M.D.


Lt. Col Mabry works as a pre-hospital research physician at the US Army Institute of Surgical Research.  As a military physician and operator, he has recently mined the most up to date JTTR advanced airway data.  He will be discussing his findings on surgical airways in the field, particulary who is performing surgical airways in the field, what predictors for success and failure have been identified, how should we be training the procedure and who should be performing it.



Registration Fee

Registration Fee (Received by October 6, 2010)

$125 – Civilian Physicians

$65 – Military Physicians

$25 – Law Enforcement, Medic/Corpsman, Nurses, EMT-P, Non-physicians


On-site Registration Fee (Received after October 6, 2010)

$140 – Civilian Physicians

$80 – Military Physicians

$40 – Law Enforcement, Medic/Corpsman, Nurses, EMT-P, Non-physicians



Accreditation Statement


Texas Health Research & Education Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Texas Health Research & Education Institute designates this educational activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The presentation "Triage System and Its Role" has been designated by Texas Health Research & Education Institute for 1 credit of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.


EMTs and Paramedics

EMTs and paramedics will receive CE credit.



Texas Health Resources Center for Learning & Career Development is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


This program will provide 6.5 nursing contact hours.


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