Trauma Conference

29-30 May 2018

THEME

Advancing the expertise of the practicing trauma physician

KEY TOPICS

  • Trauma care within South Africa
  • Advanced trauma techniques
  • Severe trauma cases 
  • Burns trauma  
  • The peripheral hospital, limb and haemorrhage management
  • In the emergency department ·        
  • Practical trauma emergency techniques

*Practical equipment kindly provided by Medicare Hospital Equipment*

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Review local multidisciplinary trends for trauma care and recognise how to apply these within your individual hospitals
  • Determine best practice when dealing with advanced & severe trauma cases to enable faster recovery time, lower infection rate and overall better outcomes
  • Identify how to efficiently manage trauma cases within the peripheral hospital
  • Discuss appropriate surgical response to pelvic, limb and blunt injuries which can help maximise the effectiveness and durability of the surgical treatment
  • Learn how to apply practical trauma techniques enabling effective patient care that you can directly implement within your own hospital 

 

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AGENDA: DAY 1 – Tuesday, 29 May 2018

 

09:30 Opening remarks

Prof Frank Plani

 

SESSION 1: TRAUMA CARE WITHIN SOUTH AFRICA

Moderators: Prof Frank Plani and Prof Damian Clarke

 

09:45 Trauma Systems for Southern Africa: Where are we in 2018?

Dr Tim Hardcastle

 

10:00 Pre-hospital care from remote locations to the concrete jungle: What is relevant for Southern Africa?

David Stanton

 

10:15 Disasters and Triage: Can you develop a disaster plan for your hospital?

Prof Frank Plani

 

SESSION 2: ADVANCED TRAUMA TECHNIQUES

Moderators: Prof Elias Degiannis and Prof John Ouma

 

10:30 Initial assessment and resuscitation: How to implement ‘Advanced Trauma Life Support’ based resuscitations anywhere

Dr Riaan Pretorius 

 

10:45 Principles of E-Fast and other ultrasound modalities in the Emergency Department

Prof Mike Wells and David Stanton

 

11:00 Management of severe traumatic head injuries in the pre-hospital and peripheral hospital settings in Southern Africa: can we do better?

Dr John Ouma

 

11:15 The management of a patient with a suspected or confirmed spinal cord injuries at a peripheral hospital

Dr John Ouma

 

11:30 Penetrating neck injuries for the general surgeon: What are the main issues?

Dr Maeyane Steve Moeng

 

11:45 Management of a patient with an intercostal drain: How to do it right, and fix it if it goes wrong

Dr Vicky Jennings

 

12:00 Networking lunch break

 

SESSION 3: SEVERE TRAUMA CASES

Moderators: Dr Maeyane Steve Moeng and Prof Jerome Loveland

 

13:30 When to suspect and what to do with diaphragmatic injuries

Dr Denzel P Mogabe

 

13:45 Management of a patient with severe blunt chest trauma

Dr Maeyane Steve Moeng

 

14:00 Assessment of the abdomen in blunt trauma

Dr George Oosthuizen

 

14:15 Laparoscopy in trauma for the general surgeon

Dr Sooraj Motilall

 

14:30 Management of a pregnant patient with severe trauma

Dr Sooraj Motilall

 

14:45 Paediatric trauma for the emergency physician and the general surgeon

Prof Jerome Loveland

 

15:00 Networking coffee break

 

15:45 Trauma to the genito-urinary system at a peripheral hospital

Dr Sean Doherty

 

16:00 Suspected vascular trauma and acute limb ischemia

Dr Athar Arain

 

16:15 When to suspect traumatic aortic rupture and initiate management at a peripheral hospital

Dr Athar Arain

 

SESSION 4: BURNS TRAUMA

Moderators: Dr Ramazani Muganza and Prof Frank Plani

 

16:30 Initial management of burns and the concept of EMSB

Dr Ramazani Muganza

 

16:45 Definitive management of burns at a peripheral hospital

Dr Ramazani Muganza

 

17:00 End of conference

AGENDA: DAY 2 – Wednesday, 30 May 2018

 

08:30 Opening remarks

Prof Frank Plani

 

SESSION 5: THE PERIPHERAL HOSPITAL, LIMB AND HAEMORRHAGE MANAGEMENT

Moderators: Prof Chris Thomas Frey and Dr Riaan Pretorius

 

08:45 Initial management of upper limb fractures

Prof Chris Thomas Frey

 

09:00 Initial management of lower limb fractures

Prof Chris Thomas Frey

 

09:15 Management of unstable pelvic fractures at the peripheral hospital

Prof Chris Thomas Frey

 

09:30 Damage control surgery at a peripheral hospital

Dr Riaan Pretorius

 

09:45 How to stop the bleeding in compressible and non-compressible haemorrhage

Prof Frank Plani

 

10:00 Networking coffee break

 

SESSION 6: IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

Moderators: Dr George Oosthuizen and Dr Tim Hardcastle

 

10:45 Emergency Room Thoracotomy and REBOA: When and where do they make sense?

Prof Frank Plani and Dr George Oosthuizen

 

11:00 Principles of ventilation and critical care management in the Emergency Department of a regional hospital

Dr Tim Hardcastle

 

11:15 Abdominal dehiscence and enteral fistulas for the general surgeon

Dr Liezel Taylor

 

11:30 Infection control, sepsis and the superbugs in the surgical ward

Dr Vicky Jennings

 

11:45 Trauma prevention in South Africa: Any role for healthcare providers?

Prof Frank Plani

 

12:00 Networking lunch break

 

SESSION 5: PRACTICAL TRAUMA EMERGENCY TECHNIQUES

 

13:30 Split into 5 groups

Moderator: Prof Frank Plani

 

13:40 GROUPED ROTATIONAL PRACTICAL SESSIONS

*Practical equipment kindly provided by Medicare Hospital Equipment*

 

  • Disasters: Triage Sieve and Triage Sort Exercise

Moderator: Prof Frank Plani

 

  • Chest Drains and Foleys in the bleeding wound: Insertion and management

Moderator: Dr Vicky Jennings and Dr Denzel P Mogabe

 

  • Ultrasound: Demonstration of E-Fast, peripheral ultrasound

Moderator: Prof Mike Wells

 

  • Initial assessment and resuscitation: Equipment and management

Moderator: Dr Riaan Pretorius, Dr Maeyane Steve Moeng and Dr Tim Hardcastle

 

  • CPR for trauma in Southern Africa: Theoretical and practical points

Moderator: David Stanton

 

16:10 Closing remarks

Prof Frank Plani

 

17:00 End of conference

CHAIR:

 

  • Prof Frank Plani, Head of the Trauma Directorate, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, Co-Chair of the Academic Division of Trauma Surgery, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

 

SPEAKERS:

 

  • Dr Athar Arain, Surgeon, Charlotte Maxexe Johannesburg Academic Hospital, Lecturer, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Prof Chris Thomas Frey, Clinical Head Arthroplasty Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Damian Clarke, Academic Head of Trauma Surgery, Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Complex, Durban, South Africa
  • David Stanton, Head, Clinical Leadership, Netcare911, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Dr Denzel P Mogabe, Trauma Surgeon, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, Trauma Surgeon, Netcare Union Level 1 Trauma Unit, Trauma and Acute Care Surgeon, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Prof Emeritus Elias Degiannis, Surgeon, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Dr George Oosthuizen, Subspecialist Trauma Surgeon, Clinical Director: Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Trauma Service, Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Dept of Surgery, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa
  • Prof Jerome Loveland, Academic Head, Department of Paediatric Surgery, School of Clinical Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Dr John Ouma, Neurosurgeon, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, Lecturer, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Dr Liezel Taylor, Fellow, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Prof Mike Wells, Emergency Physician, Netcare Union Hospital; Adjunct Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Dr Ramazani Muganza, Head, Burn Unit, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Dr Riaan Pretorius, Deputy Head, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, Associate Lecturer, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Dr Sean Doherty, Lecturer, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Dr Sooraj Motilall, Director and Principal Trauma Surgeon, Steve Biko Academic Hospital, Pretoria, South AfricaL, Associate Lecturer, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Dr Maeyane Steve Moeng, Head of Trauma, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, Chairman of Trauma Academia, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Dr Tim Hardcastle, Head, Trauma Surgery Sub-speciality Training Program, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa
  • Dr Vicky Jennings, Surgeon, Associate Lecturer, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa