Combat Trauma Innovation 2011 - The Most Important Gathering of Combat Trauma Specialists Seen Anywhere in 2011

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The event will bring together the most influential and prominent researchers, advisors and practitioners that are delivering the best battlefield healthcare ever seen on or in support of combat operations.

The most important gathering of combat trauma specialists seen anywhere in 2011

After a decade of fighting in some of the most inhospitable terrains known to man, are trauma care capabilities able to keep up?

The last 10 years of overseas operations have seen an enormous increase in injuries from traditional and non-traditional means. Whether it be a penetration injury or Traumatic Brain injury caused from an IED strike, it is essential that all healthcare professionals keep up to date with the latest techniques, procedures and equipment available to treat our wounded warriors.

With this in mind, Clarion Events Ltd, the world’s largest defence and security events organiser, has decided to run a new conference that will examine the latest developments in the field’s of pre-hospital care and emergency medicine within the armed forces. This meeting is totally dedicated to both the military and civil healthcare professionals that provide life saving support at home and overseas.

This conference takes a unique approach to presenting the latest innovations in the combat trauma world. The agenda for the 3 day conference follows the story of an unidentified soldier of an unspecified nationality. The conference opens with an exploration of training methods employed by different nations to ready specialist and non specialist personnel for their upcoming tour in Afghanistan. This ranges from basic “Diamond 5” and “Platinum 10” minutes first aid training for the average infantry soldier, through to maintaining skill sets for specialist doctors by integration into the civil health care system. As the conference progresses we see our soldier wounded during fierce fighting on the frontline. Several highly detailed, instructional presentations will examine several common wounds and innovation procedures available to deal with them.

From the Point of Injury (POI), our soldier has received his “Diamond 5” and “Platinum 10” care from his section and combat medics. A request for a CASEVAC has been made and several case studies looking inot both British and American Medical Emergency Response Teams (MERT) and Medical Evacuation (MEDEVAC) crews and capabilities. Our soldier is now on the way to an appropriate Role 2 or 3 facility. On arrival to one of these facilities our soldier receives surgery to treat and stabilise him further. A detailed exploration of different national facilities within Afghanistan will follow with a look into Camp Bastion field hospital and Kandahar hospital.

After our soldier has been stabilised in one of these facilities the conference then goes on to look into preparation for strategic evacuation or STRATEVAC. From one of the role 3 facilites our wounded warrior will be on a specially modified aircraft which is essentially a flying hospital. Whether this be a C-17 or a more traditional KC-135, the US Air Force will be presenting on all necessary requirements for the patient prior to transportation home or to an out of country Role 4 or 5 hospital.

Day 3 of the conference provides an opportunity to continue some of the themes from the conference. A detailed workshop will examine identification, treatment and rehabilitation of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) patients and provide several detailed case studies of massive transfusion in battlefield injuries. Overall a fantastic opportunity to study some the most advanced health care in this field.

With sessions run by organisations such as AMEDD, Landstuhl Regional medical Center, Danish Army, Norwegian Armed Forces, Canadian Department of National Defence, United States Air Forces and the National Health Service, make this conference an unmissable opportunity to get to grips with the most innovative practices, procedures and equipment in the emergency healthcare field.

Email: combattrauma(at)clarionevents(dot)com Tel: +44 (0)20 7067 1831


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