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UPMC Trauma Nursing Symposium: Exploring the Spectrum of Trauma

Event Description:

Oct. 4, 2013
Pittsburgh Marriott North
Cranberry, PA

Trauma Services: 25 Years Saving Lives
At the conclusion of this symposium, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss the evolution of trauma care and new revolutionary trends in trauma care.
  • Describe common risk factors, routine screening, and prevention for delirium as an essential part of comprehensive nursing care of older adults.
  • Discuss what you need to know when an active shooter is in your hospital or workplace.
  • Describe the screening protocol, diagnosis, and treatment for blunt cerebrovascular injury.
  • State the importance of increasing scene safety in trauma settings through better communication and greater understanding of influential community events and circumstances.
  • Discuss the importance of providing care that addresses the needs of the patient’s family and the trauma team during pediatric resuscitation.
  • Describe the clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of the newest drugs of abuse.

Suggested attendees include physicians, nurses, pre-hospital personnel, social workers, rehabilitation specialists, and others.

Planning Committee

David Bertoty, RN, MSN, Course Director
Michele Buraczewski, RN, MSN, CEN
Amy Clontz, RN-BC, MSN
Michelle Fontana, RN, MSN, CCRN
Leda Heidenreich, RN, MSN, CCRN
Deborah Lesniak, RN, MSN
Jennifer Maley, RN, MSN
Sarah Mattocks, RN, BSN
Christine McKenna, RN, MSN, CRNP
Leigh Frederick, RN, MSN
Dederia Nicholas, RN, MSN
Kathleen Schenkel, RN, MSN, CPEN


The registration fee includes course materials, continental breakfast, refreshments, and lunch.

Fee: $60 (Make checks payable to UPMC.) We are unable to accept credit cards or UPMC EVouchers.

Deadline for registration: Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 (After this date, registrations will be taken as space allows.) Space is limited, register today.

To register, complete the registration form and return it with payment to:

Amy Clontz
Unit 12D PUH
UPMC 200 Lothrop St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Telephone: 412-864-3932

All cancellations must be in writing and sent to us via U.S. mail or email. Tuition for cancellations postmarkedor date stamped before or on Sept. 20, will be completely refunded. No refunds will be made after Sept. 20. Cancellation requests can be made to Amy Clontz.

For questions concerning the conference, contact Amy Clontz at

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