Friday, June 14 | 7:15 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Midwest Pediatric Trauma Conference is hosted annually by SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center and Saint Louis University School of Medicine.
The 2013 conference explores the intricacies of violence and pediatric trauma from the scene of the crime to follow-up therapy and long-term effects on children. Featured speakers include professors from Saint Louis University School of Medicine, an officer from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and the St. Louis County Medical Examiner, among others.
All medical professionals—physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, EMS and other first responders as well as medical students—are welcome to attend. Continuing Medical Education (CME), Continuing Education Units (CEU) and Missouri Nursing Association (MONA) hours will be awarded accordingly to all those who attend.
Full conference brochure and registration form
>> Conference lectures and resources.
All of the below presentations and resources are PDFs that can be downloaded and/or printed for your reference. Please note: Not all speakers give consent for their material to be posted on the website.
Initiatives in St. Louis to reduce violence in the community
Nancy McCarthy, Regional Administrator, Board of Probation and Parole
Missouri Department of Corrections
Pre-hospital: Initial stabilization and field triage
Shirley Gastler, EMT-P
SSM EMS Education
Pain management in the emergency setting
Dina Calamur, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Pediatric Intensivist, SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center
Child Life distraction techniques and developmental considerations, music therapy and pet therapy
Abbie Hedgpeth, BS, CCLS
Certified Child Life Specialist, SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center
The window of opportunity to reduce violent traumatic recidivism
Vice President of Community Outreach, Better Family Life
PTSD in children and parent stress in children with orthopaedic injuries
Maegan Wallace, MD
Orthopaedic Surgery, Saint Louis University School of Medicine
PTSD treatment for children
Sarah Hanley, PhD
Psychologist, SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center
Alternatives to saying "it's okay" during a test or procedure
Evaluation of posttraumatic stress disorder and parent stress in children with orthopaedic injuries
Gang violence protocols for medical facilities
Interacting with children and adolescents in a health care setting
>> Other education opportunities
Education seminars, webinars, lectures and hands-on training is offered in conjunction with Saint Louis University School of Medicine.
Education Connections - Emergency Care Edition
SSM Cardinal Glennon provides many education opportunities related to emergency medicine.
Educator Terry Cuellar, RN, MN, CCRN has 25 years of experience in pediatric nursing including pediatric critical care, pediatric and neonatal transport and neonatal critical care medicine.
Education Connections outlines the variety of electronic and traditional educational opportunties available through SSM Health Care - St. Louis and Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Includes contact information and descriptions for each program.