Resources & Support For EMS & Trauma Services

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Zach Robinson, MPA, EMT-P
Trauma Outreach & Injury Prevention Coordinator

Quarterly Thursday
4:00-5:00 PM MST

The Department of Trauma Services offers a quarterly case review series open to anyone who may benefit from this educational series.

University of Utah Health is a level 1 Trauma Center that treats patients from a large five-state region. More than 2,000 trauma patients are cared for per year, giving U of U Health a unique expertise within this difficult patient population.

These patients oftentimes include many different aspects of patient care from the originating EMS responders, transport of the patient, and to the care once the patient has arrived at University of Utah Hospital.

Trauma/EMS Case Reviews

Case reviews are an important part of medical education and have largely been closed to respective institutions. Care providers from across the state and nation can attend this series, and gain insights into evidence-based trauma care management.

The cases selected provide educational value and lessons learned across the trauma care spectrum. The sessions are also be supplemented by didactic presentations, which provide further insight into the care management of these patients, including but not limited to medication management, care best-practices and reviews of relevant evidence and studies.

The education series affords critical lessons which help highlight the amazing work those who care for trauma patients provide. In addition, they show how we can be even more responsive to our patient’s needs.

Who Teaches the Virtual Seminars?

Sessions will be hosted by Dr. Ram Nirula who is currently the trauma medical director, and the director of the SICU Fellowship program. Additionally, Dr. Nirula was a previous chair of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery's Multi-Institutional Trials Committee.

He was recently awarded a challenge grant to study the utility of decompressive craniectomy for refractory intracranial hypertension.

CME Credit

For each EMS/Trauma case review session they attend, providers are awarded 1.0 hours of ACCME Category 1 CME credit at no cost. Additionally, nursing contact hours and EMS CME have been approved for this series.


Previous EMS/Trauma Education Sessions

Click the "Playlist" button in the upper left corner of the video to view older sessions!