The Creighton University School of Medicine’s 2018 Trauma Symposium takes place Friday at the Downtown Hilton Omaha Hotel.
Dr. Juan Asensio is the Professor and Vice-chairman of Surgery in the Creighton School of Medicine and Director of the Trauma Center and Trauma Program at the Creighton University Medical Center.
He says the day will include exhibits, panels and question and answer sessions.
Asensio says guests will present information on important trauma surgery and critical care topics including: Controversies and Challenges in Trauma Surgery and Secrets of the Master Trauma Surgeons.
He says trauma is the third leading cause of death in the United States and that’s why this symposium is so important.
"We are trying to integrate trauma care completely from the civilian and military arenas, surgical critical care problems while also not ignoring the events that continue to transpire in our country: public and school shootings and the need for this “Stop the Bleed” campaign, as well as talk about PTSD.”
Asensio explains the “Stop the Bleed” campaign focuses on giving practitioners the ability to educate the general public on ways to stop the bleeding if they are first on the scene with someone who has suffered a traumatic injury.
The goal is to help the patient until first responders get there and can transport them to a trauma center.
Registration is available at Eventbrite.com. Once you’re there, search for Trauma Symposium.