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Seminar on trauma care set for Wednesday at HCC

September 27, 2010

Hagerstown Community College's Continuing Education and Community Services Division is offering a seminar titled "Providing Trauma Care" Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Elliott Center at HCC.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. followed by a continental breakfast. A series of sessions and workshops will follow, including: "The First Responder in Action: Assessment and Treatment" at 8 a.m.; "All By Myself: Case Study on the Mortality Impact of the Lonely Prehospital Provider" at 9:30 a.m.; "Receiving the Trauma Patient: Every Second Counts" at 10:45 a.m.; "First Things First: New Trends in the Hospital Diagnostic Approach to Trauma" at 1 p.m.; and "Trauma Care Lessons Learned from Trauma Survivors" at 2:30 p.m.

Guest speakers will be Austin Rinker, a licensed paramedic with the state of Maryland and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians; Dr. Paul Sokoloski, an emergency physician with Washington County Hospital; and D. Bruce Foster, chief of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital.

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Professional continuing-education credits are available for nurses, nurse practitioners, emergency medical personnel, Maryland and Pennsylvania EMS, social workers, psychologists, counselors and therapists. Fee is $79 per person. Fee includes breakfast, continuing-education credits, handout materials and a certificate of participation. Washington County Health System employees can attend for $65 per person. For more information, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236, or go to http://www.hagerstowncc.edu/coned/seminars.

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