Christiana Care’s trauma team helped present the 2014 Delaware Trauma Symposium, which took place May 1 at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington. Christiana Care’s Christiana Hospital is the only Level 1 trauma center for both adults and children in Delaware.
The symposium featured several Christiana Care speakers, including:
- Michael Rhodes, M.D., FACS, senior consultant with the Value Institute, who spoke about trends in trauma care.
- Vijay Jayaraman, M.D., trauma fellow, and Deborah Hassler, MSN, ACNP-BC, trauma nurse practitioner, who participated in a panel on providing optimal care.
- Linda Laskowski Jones, RN, MS, ACN-BC, CEN, FAWM, vice president of emergency and trauma services at Christiana Care, who gave an interesting talk on responding to emergencies outdoors, titled “Practicing on the Wild Side.”
During the symposium, Christiana Care trauma surgeon Kevin Bradley, M.D., FACS, was officially welcomed home by his colleagues after serving in Afghanistan for the past four months. Bradley is a member of the association of Military Surgeons of the United States.
The symposium was jointly sponsored by the Medical Society of Delaware, the American Trauma Society, Delaware Division, and the Delaware Trauma Consortium, whose committee chair is Christiana Care trauma program manager Joan Pirrung, APRN, BC, and also includes Christiana Care trauma program coordinator Coleen Dever, RN, CED-BC.