Mercyhealth Trauma and Tactical Conference

October 5-7, 2017




This multidisciplinary conference will enhance the skills of law enforcement, pre-hospital and hospital providers. The conference highlights current issues in trauma and tactical throughout the continuum: pre-hospital, emergency, critical care, and acute care. Nationally recognized speakers and local experts in trauma care will present topics pertinent to nurses, EMTs, paramedics and law enforcement.


Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center – Janesville Campus
1000 Mineral Point Ave Janesville, WI 53548



The conference is recommended for all healthcare, law enforcement, & pre-hospital providers.


Pre-conference courses:
• Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN®) Exam Review Course (October 5 and 6) $225
• Operational Coordination During Mass Casualty Incidents (October 6) $25
• All attendees $75

Pre – Conference Courses

Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN®) Exam Review Course (October 5 and 6)
Join us October 5th & 6th for this two day course with Michael Heuninckx MSN, APRN, NP-C, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. This course is a review of trauma care designed to assist the participant to be successful in obtaining TCRN certification. This TCRN course is full of videos, pictures, pearls of wisdom, and well as motivational and humorous stories.*
*This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Emergency Nurses Association, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commision on Accreditation. Activity Code: 150615-OR-C-R1

Operational Coordination During Mass Casualty Incidents (October 6)
Participants will learn about and discuss events that have shaped Public Safety Response to Mass Casualty Incidents. By looking at lessons learned from past events, and applying those lessons as a foundation to an enhanced, coordinated training and response in future mass-casualty incidents.


Conference Sessions

The conference is recommended for all healthcare, law enforcement, & pre-hospital providers.


Child Maltreatment
Raymond Davis, MD
Out of an estimated 60 million children in the United States, three million cases of child abuse and neglect will be reported each year. First responders plan a critical role in protecting children by recognizing and reporting child abuse.

Session 1  (Pick One Session)

1A Street Drugs: Inside the Deadly World of Synthetic Opioids
Christopher L. Wistrom, DO & GB Jones
The opioid epidemic is a public health crisis spreading through Midwestern states and claiming thousands of real American lives. The unprecedented rise of synthetic opioids has forced police and EMS to change how they work.

Kyle Brandt
REBOA is a technique used in trauma for patients that are rapidly bleeding to death from injuries to their chest, abdomen or pelvis. In 2014, London’s Air Ambulance has performed the world’s first roadside REBOA procedure to control internal bleeding.


Session 2  (Pick One Session)

2A Pediatric Trauma
Michael J McCarthy, DO
The latest concepts and tech¬niques involved with assessment, recognition, and management of traumatic injuries in children.

3A Special Events and Dignitary Protection
Special Agent Jack Leskovar
Special events and dignitary visits present unique challenges for law enforcement, fire, EMS, and hospitals. All play a part in the planning, coordination and implementation at special events.


Hands On Training (Attends will attend all three sessions)

SALT Triage
When a Mass casualty strikes the goal is to provide the greatest good for the greatest number of people. SALT triage is a system or sorting the injured while providing lifesaving interventions. While similar to other triage, SALT provides a different approach to triage while maintaining the greatest good for the greatest number.

RTF Movements
The Rescue Task Force model has been sweeping through emergency services across the country. With active killer events still on the rise the interventions done in the “warm zone” are crucial. Attendees will practice providing the basic skills necessary to warm zone care using a wide variety of the newest products and simulators.

RTF Skills
Getting from the entrance to the injured people is as important as the medical skills we use once we get there. You will learn some basic movement principles to get to the injured while law enforcement provides security, and also examples of what to do if there is contact with the assailant. If we can’t safely get to the casualties, how can we take care of them?

*We reserve the right to make substitutions for any speaker or topic.




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