This annual Las Vegas Trauma, Critical Care & Acute Care Surgery Conference has become the best attended such course in the world. Word of mouth endorsements have led to this course being oversubscribed the last 11 years, and of the more than 1300 attendees, over 80% are physicians. Our faculty are physicians in active practice who continue "in the trenches" day after day, night after night, dealing with the most complex surgical challenges.
This program offers comprehensive continuing education in the treatment of critically ill and injured patients, stressing current basic and cutting edge guidelines and technology for evaluation, diagnosis and management. The course is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of those caring for ill and injured patients in rural, urban and suburban hospitals.
Describe innovative, appropriate techniques and technology for optimal care of the injured or seriously ill patient in urban and rural settings
Apply concepts from urban and rural trauma and acute care surgery cases and review of important trauma and acute care surgical peer review publications to the practice setting
Discuss practical exposure techniques and guidelines for management and early control of injuries
Discuss appropriate surgical response and timing of intervention for diverse traumatic injuries and critical illnesses
Discuss the dilemmas, ethics, and solutions relative to managing critically ill and injured patients with limited resources
Discuss care issues particular to the surgical intensive care unit, including over-sedation, use of restraints, ECMO, need for acute dialysis, role of early mobility in outcomes, and therapeutic benefits of plasma
Address issues relative to trauma and acute care surgery evolution, including training, new ACSCOT verification guidelines, crisis in vascular surgery capability, acute care surgery responsibilities, and end of life and palliative care
Learn how to respond to unique situations, including the active shooter in your hospital, patients opposed to receiving blood transfusions, futility TBI in a rural hospital, and "never events"
Evaluate lessons learned in providing quality trauma care in the practice setting
Didactic lectures, panel discussions, audiovisual aids, course syllabus, questions and answers and self-test.
TRAUMA, CRITICAL CARE & ACUTE CARE SURGERY (TCCACS) has developed into the largest trauma postgraduate course in the country.
Attendees come to "meet the masters," enhance their knowledge base, and keep abreast of advances in the field. This group is especially eager to see the latest innovations from you, the vendor, and learn how your products and services can add to their hospitals and practices.
The two and one-half day intense and fast-paced program is designed for trauma surgeons working in Level I-IV trauma centers and is attended by general surgeons, anesthesiologists, emergency medicine physicians, family practitioners, trauma coordinators, surgical residents, thoracic surgeons, trauma nurses, physician assistants, administrators, and EMS coordinators who find this fast paced, clinically orientated program of great assistance in the practical care of trauma patients.
This event is held at the same venue and immediately following Medical Disaster Response 2016.