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Trauma Grand Rounds: Blood Component Therapies

Dr. Windell leads session on hemorrhaging patients

Attend the Blood Component Therapies and Treatment of Hemorrhage session sponsored by Salem Health Continuing Professional Development on Wednesday, Feb. 6 from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in Wedel Auditorium, Building B basement; breakfast provided.

Discussion will be led by Elizabeth Windell, DO, Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.

Learning objectives

  1. Understand coagulopathy and its effect on hemorrhaging patients.
  2. Define the role of balanced resuscitation/damage control resuscitation.
  3. Discuss and understand the role of hemostatic adjuncts to treat hemorrhaging patients.

The session is geared to specialists in surgery, general trauma, vascular, emergency medicine, intensive care, anesthesia, internal medicine, obstetrics and intensive care nursing.

Immediately following, there will be a one-hour training session to become certified as a trainer in the American College of Surgeons Stop the Bleed initiative, developed to train bystanders in control of life threatening hemorrhage similar to the philosophy behind bystander CPR and defibrillator training. More information on this session is at the bottom of this page.

Accreditation: Salem Health is accredited by the Oregon Medical Association to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. You can earn one hour in AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM . Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. AAFP credit is pending.

The next free sessions in the series are on March 6, April 3 and May 1; topics to be announced.


Stop the Bleed

The Stop the Bleed campaign was initiated by a federal inter-agency work group and the American College of Surgeons. The purpose of the campaign is to better prepare the public to save lives by teaching basic actions to stop life threatening bleeding following everyday emergencies and man-made and natural disasters. Similar to how the general public learns and performs CPR, Stop the Bleed teaches proper bleeding control techniques, including how to use your hands, dressings and tourniquets.

We received a generous grant from Salem Health Foundation, and with that money we have been able to assemble enough Stop the Bleed kits to place one in each school — as well as 40 kits to use for training.

Upcoming classes currently scheduled in the Salem Keizer school district are Feb. 6 and 20, and will provide the training to school nurses, health teachers and athletic trainers. Moving forward we will be providing the training to groups of our staff upon request or monthly — based on needs of staff and instructor availability.

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