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Trauma on the Border 2021

About The Event

Trauma on the Border 2021

Land, Air and Sea - conquering unique trauma challenges

Friday 19th March 2021

The TotB21 conference program will be delivered as a hybrid event on Friday 19th March 2021, allowing attendees the opportunity to attend the conference in person (at Tweed Heads) as well as online attendees to watch live sessions on a dedicated event page on the College website.

This year’s theme is “Trauma: Air, Land and Sea” and as always, our conference will focus on providing the education that paramedics of all levels need; covering student paramedics, on road paramedics, intensive and extended care paramedics, flight and mobile paramedics, paramedic educators and academics, and senior managers.

Presentations for TotB21 will include:

Trauma Resuscitation - Big picture thinking This keynote presentation will explore some of the key concepts, philosophy and challenges relating to prehospital trauma management.

Penetrating Trauma - is this one for real? This talk will analyse the prehospital assessment and management of penetrating trauma including the accuracy of clinical wound examination, the evidence base behind current treatment strategies and the interface between prehospital and in-hospital care.

A Complicated Island Retrieval Managing the many challenges of retrieving an injured patient from a remote indigenous island community when you cannot fly. All cases have their unique challenges but when your patient's weight exceeds the loading limit of the helicopter what are the other options available and what goes into your preparation?

Working Under Pressure Underwater diving is a term that encompasses a wide variety of recreational and commercial groups who use a range of apparatus including SCUBA (self-contained underwater breathing apparatus), fully-contained units (rebreathers), surface-supplied air and freediving. Whether a person is diving recreationally with an interest in marine life, wrecks and reefs, or diving professionally in underwater construction or search and rescue, all divers are subject to a special set of environmental and physiological factors. Diving emergencies present unique challenges to medical professionals, particularly in the pre-hospital environment and it is important that clinicians maintain current knowledge of dive physiology, types of potential dive emergencies and evidence-based treatment protocols.

Dodging curve balls in prehospital care, a walk in the (zoo) park A Zookeeper was pinned against a bollard by a 1200kg elephant. This patient presented as critical with severe injuries to the chest including a tension pneumothorax. Paramedics carried out bilateral needle decompression which not only avoided certain death but led to a full patient recovery. In this presentation we will look at some of the complexities of the pre-hospital setting that can act like “curve balls”, potentially compromising, confusing and distracting us in the field and discuss how to avoid them. A Zookeeper was pinned against a bollard by a 1200kg elephant. This patient presented as critical with severe injuries to the chest including a tension pneumothorax. Paramedics carried out bilateral needle decompression which not only avoided certain death but led to a full patient recovery. In this presentation we will look at some of the complexities of the pre-hospital setting that can act like “curve balls”, potentially compromising, confusing and distracting us in the field and discuss how to avoid them.

Trauma on the High seas This is a reflective memoir of Renee McHugh's time at sea in Western Africa as a volunteer medic for Sea Shepherd. The potential for trauma on a ship at sea is extreme and exists everywhere. This talk explores the diverse occupational hazards and human risk involved in the direct action campaigns to protect marine wildlife and habitat. These campaigns are conducted in remote and isolated marine protected areas of the Gulf of Guinea. Due to the remoteness of the region, the trauma from serious illness or injury could be potentially catastrophic. Risk identification, management and mitigation in this environment is paramount because tertiary care facilities are thousands of kilometres away.

Rural and Remote Trauma – The tyranny of distance Trauma does not respect geography. This presentation will discuss the unique aspects of the Rural and Remote Context and describe some of the challenges encountered in delivery of trauma care in austere and resource limited settings. We will question and discuss how Rural Medicine fits (or sometimes does not fit!) into the broader trauma care system, and how the intersection of aviation, communication, and medicine affects our ability to treat patients. Be forewarned, by the end of this presentation you may just be brainwashed to come and join us!

Paediatric Trauma : a crash course Major trauma in the paediatric population is thankfully rare. However, attending such a scene can be significantly confronting for all clinicians. Emotions will be running high and stress levels will rise. This talk will explore the nuances of assessment and management of the paediatric trauma patient compared with an adult. The talk will also touch on methods to help paramedics maintain their performance when experiencing the negative side effects of stress.

Trauma on the wire Sometimes trauma patients get themselves into mischief in inaccessible, remote or otherwise just crappy positions. Winch extractions of trauma patients are not without risk and this presentation will explore the intricacies and complexities of taking a trauma patient out on a 19 x 7 non-rotating steel cable.

Interactive case trauma presentations – State of Origin The presentation will involve multiple case studies to demonstrate critical advances in care, in addition to treatment principles that will change outcomes for the better. Participant participation is guaranteed, including clinicians from both sides of the border!

Trauma Care: Challenges faced at - 30 In this presentation I will present a few case studies that outline the challenges faced when providing trauma care to patients in extreme cold temperatures. I will review the various equipment- related issues that arise and how we work to mitigate these issues. I will discuss other challenges that we face and the training we provide to prepare our crews for winter operations.

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Photo credit: Richard Bugg, Ambulance Tasmania Intensive Care Paramedic

Further information

Trauma on the Border 2021

Land, Air and Sea - conquering unique trauma challenges

Friday 19th March 2021

The TotB21 conference program will be delivered as a hybrid event on Friday 19th March 2021, allowing attendees the opportunity to attend the conference in person (at Tweed Heads) as well as online attendees to watch live sessions on a dedicated event page on the College website.

FACE-TO-FACE EVENT

The face-to-face element of Trauma on the Border 2021 (TotB21) will be held at The Showroom, Twin Towns Conference and Function Centre, Tweed Heads, NSW.

Take advantage of the opportunity to network with other colleagues at the face-to-face event.

The day will include morning tea, lunch and afternoon breaks, allowing plenty of time to catch up with colleagues as well as speak with our partners and sponsors.

The conference ticket includes:

  • Conference registration
  • Full day catering (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea)
  • Free onsite parking
  • Post-conference networking drinks, held onsite at Twin Towns
  • Discounted accommodation rate at Mantra Twin Towns

THE ONLINE EVENT

The conference will be professionally live streamed for viewers to attend remotely. Attendees can watch TotB21 via a dedicated event page on the College website or via Zoom, where online attendees can view sessions and post questions in real time.

The conference recordings will be available exclusively to conference attendees (online and F2F) the week following the conference. The recordings will be available to all other members in May 2021.

Covid plan:

  • Please note that the venue and conference room will be set up according to Covid safe regulations
  • If the face-to-face event needs to be cancelled due to a Covid outbreak in the Tweed Heads region, a full refund will be provided to all registered attendees.
  • If a registered attendee can no longer attend the conference due to living in or visiting a Covid hotspot, a full refund will be provided.
  • If you are feeling unwell and/or exhibiting symptoms associated with Covid, and can no longer attend the conference, a full refund will be provided.
  • Please see our full Covid response plan here.

Speakers

Dr John Glasheen

High Acuity Response Unit, Queensland Ambulance Service

Phil Gadd

Clinical Deployment Supervisor, Queensland Ambulance Service

Elliott Bates

Critical Care Flight Paramedic, Queensland Ambulance Service

Sandy Macken

Intensive Care Paramedic, NSW Ambulance Service

Elliot Burton

Senior Firefighter, QLD State Road Crash Rescue Instructor.

Dr. Steve Rashford

Medical Director, Queensland Ambulance Service

Hannah Gaulke

Critical Care Paramedic, Queensland Ambulance Service

Dr. Marco Giuseppin

Rural Generalist and Retrieval Doctor, RFDS Charleville Base

Renee McHugh

Advanced Care Paramedic II, Queensland Ambulance Service

Tash Adams

Critical Care Paramedic (HARU)

Carol Anne Doll

Flight Nurse, Clinical Operations Manager, STARS Air Ambulance, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada

Prue Snedden

Critical Care Flight Paramedic, Rescue 500 (Brisbane Base), Queensland Government (QG) Air

Program Schedule

Day 1
Time Session
13:15 Lunch Break
16:45 Post-conference drinks and networking
Twin Towns Conference Centre, Tweed Heads
16:35 Conference close
Hayley Grant, Advanced Care Paramedic II, Caboolture Station, Queensland Ambulance Service
16:05 Panel Session - Interactive case trauma presentations – State of Origin
Steve Rashford, Medical Director, Queensland Ambulance Service
15:45 Afternoon break
15:20 A Complicated Island Retrieval
Hannah Gaulke, Critical Care Paramedic, Queensland Ambulance Service
14:55 Trauma on the High seas
Renee McHugh, Advanced Care Paramedic II
14:30 Working under pressure
Phil Gadd, Clinical Deployment Supervisor, Queensland Ambulance Service
14:00 Rescue Through the Wreckage
Prue Snedden, Critical Care Flight Paramedic, Rescue 500 (Brisbane Base), Queensland Government (QG) Air & Elliot Burton, Senior Firefighter, QLD State Road Crash Rescue Instructor.
09:30 Conference open
Hayley Grant, Advanced Care Paramedic II, Caboolture Station, Queensland Ambulance Service
12:50 Dodging curve balls in prehospital care, a walk in the (zoo) park
Sandy Macken, Intensive Care Paramedic, NSW Ambulance Service
12:25 Penetrating Trauma - is this one for real?
Dr. John Glasheen, Ambulance Medical Officer High Acuity Response Unit Queensland Ambulance Service
12:00 Paediatric Trauma : a crash course
Tash Adams, Critical Care Paramedic (HARU)
11:30 Trauma on the wire
Elliott Bates, Critical Care Flight Paramedic, Queensland Ambulance Service
11:00 Morning Break
10:35 Rural and Remote Trauma – The tyranny of distance
Dr Marco Giuseppin, Rural Generalist and Retrieval Doctor, RFDS Charleville Base
10:10 Trauma Care: Challenges faced at -30
Carol Anne Doll, Flight Nurse, Clinical Operations Manager, STARS Air Ambulance, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
09:40 Keynote: Trauma Resuscitation - Big picture thinking
Dr. John Glasheen, Ambulance Medical Officer High Acuity Response Unit Queensland Ambulance Service

Thanks to all our sponsors for this event

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We can proudly say that we are one of the country’s leading providers of postgraduate paramedic education and research, producing high-quality paramedicine graduates with excellent employment outcomes.
Our Master of Paramedicine offers specialisations in advanced critical care and advanced extended care and has been developed in consultation with industry, and taught by academics who are international leaders.
Delivered online, you can study the Master of Paramedicine full time or part-time – with flexible study options to suit you.

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News about Philips can be found at https://www.philips.com.au/a-w/about/news/home.html

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ZOLL Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group Company, develops and markets medical devices and software solutions that help advance emergency care and save lives, while increasing clinical and operational efficiencies. With products for defibrillation and monitoring, circulation and CPR feedback, data management, therapeutic temperature management, and ventilation, ZOLL provides a comprehensive set of technologies that help clinicians, EMS and fire professionals, and lay rescuers treat victims needing resuscitation and acute critical care.

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Phone:  1800 605 555
Email: info.aus@zoll.com

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Edith Cowan University

Established in 1991, Edith Cowan University (ECU) has rapidly developed into a modern university that focuses on both research excellence and quality teaching and has been rewarded with a five-star rating for teaching quality over the past fourteen years in the Good Universities Guide 2021. ECU’s Postgraduate Paramedic Practitioner and Critical Care Paramedicine courses can be studied online or on-campus, part time or full time, and provide students with the ability to continuously improve their own clinical practice, as well as have an impact on the organisation they are employed by.

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To find out more contact ECU on 134 328 or visit www.ecu.edu.au 

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Event Information

Date
19th Mar 2021
Time
09:30 – 14:30 (UNKNOWN)
Venue
Online and face-to-face (Tweed Heads)
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