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Spring Fever Trauma Conference 2014

St. Patrick Hospital's Trauma Services is pleased to offer free, high quality trauma education to the dedicated professionals who provide pre-hospital, clinic and hospital care throughout Montana. The Trauma Conference features outstanding speakers who can teach trauma care from their personal experiences and can relate to the issues we face in rural Montana, isolated areas, long distances, extreme weather, delayed discovery, prolonged transport to a hospital. You get to choose from a variety of sessions - there is something for every medical provider who attends!

Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center
3720 N. Reserve St
Missoula, MT
(406) 532-5300

Meals, breaks and attire
Coffee, tea and light pastries will be served for breakfast and the morning break. Lunch and snacks for the afternoon break are also included. Wearing comfortable and casual clothing is encouraged.

Blocks of rooms are reserved at the following hotels. You must mention St. Patrick Hospital Spring Fever Trauma Conference when you make your reservations to receive the special rates below. Reserve your rooms early - all blocks will be released for general rate on March 12.

Hilton Garden Inn
$89 + tax per night
(406) 532-5300


Hamptons Inn
$89 +tax per night
(406) 549-1800


Ruby’s Inn
$89 + tax per night
(406) 721-0990


Super 8
$65 + tax per night
(406) 549-1199

Who should attend the Spring Fever Trauma Conference?

The trauma topics presented at this conference are targeted at midlevel practitioners (APRNs, PAs, etc.), RN’s, clinical staff and pre-hospital personnel involved with emergency resuscitation and critical care management.


0700-0810  Registration

0800-0810  Welcome with Brad Pickhardt, MD 

0810-0900  Heather Evans, MD - Harborview - Trauma the Pre-Transfer Checklist

0905-0955  Zoe Maher, MD - Trauma Center at UPenn - Major Vascular Injury: What's New and What's Not

1000-1020  Break with vendors

EMS breakout sessions:

Hospital breakout sessions: 

John Bleicher, Megan Hamilton
Rapid Fire - Hypothermia/TXA/Trauma vs Medical code


Lou Kattine, MD
Anticoagulants in trauma patients - The Good the Bad the Ugly

Shawn Paul, Security Manager  
Management of Aggressive Behavior


Zoe Maher, MD, Trauma Center at UPenn
Damage Control Resuscitation

1205-1305  Doug Dove: Survive and Move Forward - Trauma Patient Surviving a 400lb crush injury to chest

EMS breakout sessions (Outside):

Hospital breakout sessions:

Cold Water Rescue - Aerie, MESI & Montana River
Guides Mike Johnston
Clark Fork River


Shawn Paul, Security Manager
Workplace Violence in Health Care


Break with vendors

Vehicle Extrication - City Fire
Fire Station 4 - 3011 Latimor St.

Heather Evans, MD
Infectious Disease in the Critically Ill Patient


Marian Maxwell, Pharm D
BCPS Application of the Critical Care ABCDE Bundle to Trauma Patients

1610-1700  Case study panel - Clinical panel led by Dr. Brad Pickhardt

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