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Division of Trauma holds free course at rural hospitals

Jun. 6, 2013, 11:20 AM


photo by Cathy Wilson/Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt’s Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care held the first in a series of free rural trauma courses May 23 at Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage, Tenn.

Typically, the rural trauma patient is remotely located from first responders and health care facilities, which can lead to untimely treatment of injuries. This course offers help with the initial evaluation and management of these complex cases.

Vanderbilt presenters included Oscar Guillamondegui, M.D., associate professor of Surgery and Medical Director for the Trauma Intensive Care Unit; Bradley Dennis, M.D., instructor in Surgery; Chris Brown, EMT-PCC; Melissa Smith, MSN, R.N.; and Cathy Wilson, MSN, R.N., Trauma Outreach and Injury Prevention Coordinator.

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