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SEQUENTIAL TRAUMA EDUCATION PROGRAMS (STEPS©)

Course Description

The “STEPS” concept has been developed by experts in the field of trauma care. “STEPS” is intended as the educational component to the process of improving the global burden of injury through the development of a complete trauma-care system, from pre-hospital to rehabilitation services. The content is designed so that sections may be used individually and independently. The material for this workshop has been culled from multiple sources and these have been integrated to form the final product. Many other trauma-treatment and educational programs were reviewed and portions of them collated to form this final product.

Overview

Although not a significant contributor to global “disease” in the past, both blunt and penetrating injuries (from road traffic crashes, falls, firearms, burns, suicides, warfare, and inter-personal violence) are predicted to be the third leading cause of death and disability in the world in the next decade. Unlike developed nations where road deaths are predicted to decrease by 2020, annual road deaths are expected to rise by 80% in low- and middle- income countries (WHO). While many high-income nations have seen a decrease in morbidity and mortality following injuries in the last several decades, developing countries are experiencing the opposite.

 The STEPS© will introduce the participants to the basic concepts surrounding the process of injury care management. The instructors recognize that certain material will be too basic for a number of participants, and that some of the material will be too advanced for others. The premise is to provide case scenarios that promote thinking in terms of mechanism of injury and subsequent injury patterns, and to emphasize diagnostic and treatment sequences with repetition of Assessment, Resuscitation, and Re-evaluation and in-hospital assessment and management of the victims of trauma.

Course Learning Objectives

             After completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand priorities in assessment and management

  • Understand the concepts of primary (an “ABCDE” approach), secondary and tertiary assessment

  • Resuscitation according to current evidence based practice

  • Sequence of assessment/management

  • Recognize team roles and preparation

  • Simultaneous resuscitation and re-evaluation

  • Understand primary, secondary, and tertiary survey

  • Perform planning and definitive care management

  • Do ongoing support to optimize outcome

 

Course Educational Format

A several day course that features:

  • A multi-disciplinary approach

  • Interactive case presentations

  • Group discussion

  • Interactive skills stations

 

Structure

The structure of the course will be altered as needed and as dictated by local circumstances but every effort will be made to provide all of the material that is intended to be covered.

Open to

Anesthesiologists, surgeons, and physicians of emergency and acute care departments are the target participants for this workshop. All other individuals with appropriate backgrounds and interests are welcome to enroll in this workshop.

 Age Restrictions: None.

 Fees

Individuals not sponsored by the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population will be expected to pay for the training opportunity and the course materials.  The amount will vary depending on the course.

 Participation

To be considered for this workshop, please e-mail your CV to

 

Dr. Jon Mark Hirshon (jhirshon@umaryland.edu )

 

or

 

Dr. Maged El-Setouhy (maged.elsetouhy@gmail.com)