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2019 Regional Emergency Healthcare Systems Conference

Preconference: May 22nd
Conference: May 23rd & 24th

Hyatt Hill Country Resort



Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine AIS Coding   Register

Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine AIS coding course, Version 2005 with 2008 Update is a course that will review a brief history of injury scaling methods, coding rules and conventions, and methods for assessing the multiple injury patient. Objectives for the course Understnad the structure, organization & contents of the abbreviated Injury Scale Abstract Injury data from medical charts Rule out Information that is not codeable Distinguish between injuries and outcomes Apply injury coding rules and guidelines specific to each body Apply rules for calculating the Injury Severity Score (ISS) for mulitple body region injuries CE credits The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) has approved the in person program for 14.75 continuing Education Contact hours and the online program for 23 Continuing Education Contact hours. This course is designed for Trauma/ Nurse coordinators, Registrars, Physicians, Hospital records personnel and researchers, or engineers who are responsible for injury databases. Participants should have a general knowledge of anatomy.

ECG IS EASY AS AEP    Register

This instructor-led 3 part series will provide a foundation in cardiac understanding from an anatomical, electrophysiological, and pathological understanding. Participants will participate in a human cadaveric based anatomy experience led by a practicing cardiac surgeon, an electrophysiology experience, and will gain higher level of understanding in the interpretation of the ECG in the identification of STEMI.

Advanced Burn Life Support Course   Register

This live, hands-on course is designed to provide the “how-to” of emergency care of the burn patient through the first 24-hour critical time period. Following a series of lectures, case studies are presented for group discussion. Testing consists of a written exam and a practical assessment. The registration fee covers the course tuition, the ABLS Provider manual, written and practical assessments, continuing education credits (Nurses and Physicians)and a certificate of completion.


Have you wondered – why am I doing a Car Seat Challenge on this baby? What is the purpose? Car Seat Challenges, aka angle tolerance testing, are an important diagnostic tool for low birth weight and premature infants but they must be performed correctly. This session will provide hospital staff with guidelines for developing and implementing protocols to monitor low birth weight and premature infants in car seats. Recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Children’s Hospital Association, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Safe Kids Worldwide will be presented and discussed to ensure that hospital staff are conducting angle tolerance testing according to best practice recommendations. Lecture and hands-on activities will create an opportunity for participants to identify gaps in their facility’s current practice, garner tools for process improvement and practice testing protocol recommendations.
Target Audience: Mother/Baby, Newborn Nursery and NICU staff OR staff that are interested in learning more about safe transportation recommendations for premature infants.

Trauma Outcomes and Performance Improvement Course (TOPIC)   Register Course Flyer

The Society of Trauma Nurses has developed the “Trauma Outcomes and Performance Improvement Course” in response to the need for education and better understanding of the Performance Improvement process in trauma care. TOPIC focuses on the ongoing assessment of the continuum of trauma care with a structured review of process and discussions of strategies to monitor trauma patient outcomes.
Target Audience: The STN TOPIC course is taught to all members of the trauma system team who participate in the on-going assessment, evaluation and improvement of trauma care.

Certified Ambulance Documentation Specialists (CADS)   Register

This course is presented in a dynamic, interactive fashion with engaging student interactions to keep your attention and reinforce key concepts. CADS is the only professional designation in the EMS industry to solely focus on documentation skills. And let’s face it – those are skills that providers just don’t get enough of in EMT or paramedic school. Completing the CADS Course will: Facilitate high quality patient care Reduce provider liability Enhance the quality of the clinical narrative Improve billing accuracy Boost agency compliance And, best of all, the content was developed by the attorneys and consultants of Page, Wolfberg & Wirth – The National EMS Industry Law Firm®​. This unique opportunity gives field providers the chance to learn about documentation from leading industry experts and take away practical skills that can be used on every transport.

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CE Accreditation Statements

All planners and faculty have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

The UT Health San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine is accredited by the Accredited Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine designates this live activity up to 15.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council for Trauma 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.