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Mayo Clinic Trauma Physician Update e-Edition
July 2013
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Note to our readers

We are devoting this issue of the newsletter entirely to performance improvement (PI). The medical director of Mayo Clinic's Level I Trauma Center in Rochester, Minn., explains why.

Patient Care

Successful disaster response takes resources, training

The medical response to the Boston Marathon bombing is a textbook example of how cities can rapidly and effectively respond to mass casualty incidents. But what happens in communities and facilities that lack Boston's resources?

Disasters stretch large and small hospitals

A serious bus crash and damaging tornado in southeastern Minnesota put community hospitals and the receiving Level I center to the test.

Practice Guidelines and Research

State trauma systems raise bar on care
Minnesota's statewide trauma system seeks to reduce mortality and morbidity associated with major trauma. Critically injured patients have better outcomes in states with mature trauma systems, but even relatively young programs, like Minnesota's, can produce measurable improvements in care.

Trauma care at the border
Transporting critically injured patients across state and international borders creates unique challenges. Regional and international agencies are working to solve them.

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Education

Mucha Symposium on Acute Care and Trauma Surgery
Aug. 8-9, 2013, in Rochester, Minn.
Designed for general surgeons, emergency medicine physicians and other providers, this course focuses on managing common trauma emergencies. It offers tools and guidelines for rural hospital providers and establishes a framework for regional systems of care.

Ice Hockey Summit II: Action on Concussions
Oct. 8-9, 2013, in Rochester, Minn.
Improved management of concussions requires a collaborative effort among physicians, psychologists, coaches, sports science specialists and community partners. This scientific program focuses on education and provides an evidence-based action plan designed to make a difference.

TransFuse2014: Transformative Fusion of Innovative Blood Management Technologies
March 25-28, 2014, in Phoenix
Designed by national leaders in blood management, this one-of-a-kind, three-day course explores current techniques and program development for implementing hospital blood management programs.

See all Emergency Medicine Continuous Professional Development courses

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Consults & Referrals

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Resources

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