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October 17th, 2018

JPS Health Network will host its eighth annual Trauma Symposium November 2 at Tarrant County Community College’s Trinity River Campus.

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The Trauma Symposium is an important community service JPS offers not only to its team members, but also to providers from healthcare organizations across Tarrant County.

“Level I Trauma Centers like JPS have a responsibility to be a leader in their community,” Mary Ann Contreras, Violence and Injury Prevention Manager at JPS, explained. “We all want the same thing for our community: improved patient care and outcomes. We want to let other nurses and other healthcare professionals know what’s going on at JPS.”

Several featured speakers will discuss important and timely healthcare topics. They include:

Bonnie McCracken RN, BSN, MSN, NP-c, PA

     “Mobility Protocol for Critically Ill and Ventilated Patients”

Brian Williams, MD    

     “The Intersection of Racism, Violence and Medicine”

Lisa Sullivan DOJ Division Program Manager

     “Emerging Drug Trends”

Mauricio Lynn, MD.FAS, FFCCM    

     “Ten Commandments of MCI and Disaster”

Edward E. Cornwell III, MD   

“Understanding Increased Mortality after Gunshot Injury”

Karen Doyle, MBA, MS, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

“Violence in the Workplace: Do You Have a Plan?”

Amy Ho, MD

     “Trauma Care and Second Victim Syndrome in Healthcare Providers”

Contreras said about two dozen exhibitors will be on hand to demonstrate new and innovative equipment used in patient care.

“When it comes to the latest trends and techniques in trauma care, the needle is always moving,” Contreras said. “There are always new discoveries, new ways of treating different kinds of injuries. So, it’s important to stay on top of what’s going on. Attending the Trauma Symposium is a great way to do that.”

The Trauma Symposium is approved for six hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit for physicians and seven hours of continuing education credit for nurses by the Texas Nurses Association. But isn’t only open to doctors and nurses, it’s a conference designed to meet the learning needs of providers from all disciplines involved in the care of trauma and critical care patients.

“It’s important not only to JPS healthcare nurses and physicians but to the entire multidisciplinary team that takes care of trauma patients,” Contreras said. “The multidisciplinary approach results in improved patient outcomes. So, it’s important that all members of the team have an opportunity to grow.”

The Trauma Symposium runs from 7:15 a.m. until 4 p.m. It costs $80 for nurses and $55 for pre-hospital EMS providers, students and providers from other disciplines. For more information about the event including a schedule, directions and parking information or to register, go to

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