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Medical professionals can earn continuing ed credits at trauma symposium

August 24, 2007

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A Montana State University conference in Great Falls Sept. 6-7 covers topics of interest for medical professionals working in rural areas.

The 2007 Rocky Mountain Rural Trauma Symposium is organized by MSU Extended University's Office of Continuing Education and features speakers from the University of Washington, Helena's St. Peter's Hospital, Benefis Healthcare in Great Falls and Seattle's Harborview Medical Center along with representatives from the U.S. Army and several rural Montana communities. Robert Janik, a popular speaker from past conferences, returns with several sessions based on his experiences with the Sitka, Alaska Fire Department.

Medical professionals can earn continuing education credits via MSU Extended University in partnership with the University of Washington School of Medicine. Nursing and EMT credits are also available.

Sessions address trauma incidents specific to rural clinics, including care of the elderly, domestic violence and rodeo trauma. Others discuss the controversies surrounding battlefield and combat medicine using case studies from Iraq. In addition, some sessions will address wilderness wound care and the care of children found at methamphetamine sites. The Montana Central Region Trauma Advisory Committee and the Montana Committee on Trauma co-sponsor the event with MSU.

More information is available at http://eu.montana.edu/RuralTrauma/. Registration is through MSU Extended University at (406) 994-6683.

Contact: Debbie Albin, (406) 994-6685 or shanklin@montana.edu