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OhioHealth presents 2019 Trauma Care Conference

OhioHealth presents the 2019 Trauma Care Conference
November 18 and 19, 2019
Hilton Columbus at Easton
3900 Chagrin Dr
Columbus, Ohio 43219

Registration is live!

There is something for everyone at the conference so we encourage pre-hospital personnel, registered nurses, advanced practice providers, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, pharmacists and physicians to join us!

For more information on this conference and to register, please visit https://ohiohealth.cloud-cme.com/TraumaCareConf2019.

Please visit www.eastontowncenter.com for additional information about the venue, hotel accommodations, restaurants in the area and local attractions.

If you need help with the registration website, please refer to How To Register For OhioHealth Trauma Conference on Cloud CME.

Want to connect directly with OhioHealth Trauma? It’s faster and easier than ever before.

OhioHealth Trauma has partnered with OhioHealth EMS to provide easy access to information about trauma services. Trauma now has a dedicated tab on the OhioHealth EMS website.  You can find information about each of the trauma centers, the services they provide, and how to contact them.

Visit ohiohealthems.com/trauma  or email traumaservices@ohiohealth.com to connect directly with OhioHealth Trauma. We are waiting to hear from you!

Congratulations to Dr. Shay O’Mara, OhioHealth System Chief, Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

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As OhioHealth has grown as a system, we remain committed to trauma care in the communities we serve. Trauma and acute care is such an important part of what we do – serving patients at a critical, vulnerable, time in their lives. That is why we have created a new system role to lead our trauma and acute care surgery across OhioHealth.

Michael (Shay) O’Mara, MD, MBA, FACS will lead that effort as system chief, trauma and acute care surgery for OhioHealth with oversight of trauma and acute care surgery for the OhioHealth system. Dr. O’Mara will continue to serve in his current role as medical director, trauma services, for OhioHealth Grant Medical Center and as a trauma surgeon at Grant and OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital. He will soon receive privileges and participate at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital to help better support their program.

Under Dr. O’Mara’s leadership at Grant, the hospital was re-verified as a Level I Trauma Center in 2015. Grant Level I Trauma is the busiest trauma center in the state with a national reputation of excellence. During Dr. O’Mara’s time as medical director there, the program has experienced expansive growth, with trauma patients now coming from 55 Ohio counties.

Dr. O’Mara has been with OhioHealth since 2012. He came to Columbus from Sutter Medical Center and the University of California, Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California, where he held several roles including chief, general surgery and medical director, acute care surgery. He completed his residency in general surgery at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital and received his medical degree from the University of Iowa.

Congratulations to Dr. O’Mara.


Save the Date: Trauma Care Conference, November 18-19, 2015

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OhioHealth Grant Medical Center presents
2015 Trauma Care Conference

Save the Date
November 18-19, 2015

Providing all participants with cutting edge trauma education
and practical knowledge in order to deliver high quality care to
the patients we serve.

Early registration discount available August 1 – October 18:

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OhioHealth Grant Medical Center Re-Verified as a Level I Trauma Center!

IMG_0037.JPGWe are proud to share with you that OhioHealth Grant Medical Center has been re-verified as a Level I Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee (VRC), an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Level I re-verification means we continue to provide the highest quality of surgical care to trauma patients. A variety of criteria must be met to be verified, including having specialized surgeons on-call and in the hospital around the clock, a helipad to transport patients, physicians and nurses specially trained in trauma care, state-of-the-art diagnostic and testing equipment, providing injury prevention programs in the community and conducting research in an effort to improve trauma care in the state and across the nation. The VRC of the ACS has awarded Grant its certificate of verification every three years since 1993. Grant Level I Trauma is one of the most active and fastest growing trauma centers in central Ohio, providing a full range of care to thousands of seriously injured patients regardless of severity or complexity.

Ohio EMS Trauma Triage Changes

From the Ohio Division of EMS:
Changes to Ohio’s Trauma Triage Criteria for EMS
December 2014

The following changes have been made to the Ohio Trauma Triage Criteria for EMS personnel:

“Needs intubation“ has been modified to “Need for ventilatory support”
o Adults and geriatrics
o EMSIRS field value 9910 (no change to code, only wording)

“Respiratory rate less than 20 in infants less than 1 year old” added
o Pediatrics
o EMSIRS field value 9912

“Open skull fracture” added
o All age groups
o EMSIRS field value 9983

“Vehicle telemetry data consistent with high risk of injury” added
o All age groups
o EMSIRS field value 9997

These changes are now in effect.

Any questions, comments or concerns should be directed to:

Tim Erskine
Chief of Trauma Systems and Research

ODEMS Trauma Triage Update 2014-12
ODEMS Trauma Triage Decision Tree 2014-12

Trauma Care 2014

We hope you can join us for Trauma Care 2014.  Our goal is to provide all of our participants with cutting edge information and practical knowledge that can be immediately transferred to your profession. The emphasis of the Conference will be on the care of the penetrating trauma patient.  We will explore the continuum of patient care from the pre-hospital setting, ED resuscitation, surgical management, ICU care, trauma floor, discharge and follow up.

This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Peter Rhee, MD, MPH, FACS, FCCM, DMCC. Dr. Rhee is currently the Chief of Trauma, Critical Care, Burns and Emergency Surgery and is a Professor of Surgery at the University of Arizona.  He is also Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Surgery at University of Arizona and holds the Martin Gluck Endowed Chair. He is double boarded in general surgery and surgical critical care.  Dr. Rhee is a retired US Navy Captain following 24 years of active duty with numerous shipboard deployments and with the US Marines.  He has served in Afghanistan and Iraq during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of Critical Care Medicine, as well as a member of the American Surgical Association, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma; Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma; Western Trauma Association; the Society of University Surgeons; the Association for Academic Surgery; the Society of Critical Care; and the Shock Society.  He is also a member of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma.  He serves on numerous national and university committees, is a member of numerous Editorial Boards.   His areas of research interest includes hemorrhagic shock, suspended animation for trauma, hemostatic agents, resuscitation immunology and formulation of resuscitation fluids, Traumatic brain injury, transfusion and coagulable, trauma training, and advanced portable electronic medical devices including ones for communication and documentation.  His national interests includes improved trauma on the Indian reservations, improved gun control and prevention of gun violence, suicide prevention and finally improved disaster preparedness.

For More information, visit Trauma Care 2014.

Saving Lives on the Battlefield: Final Report

A Joint Trauma System Review of Pre-Hospital Trauma Care
in Combined Joint Operating Area – Afghanistan (CJOA-A)
FINAL REPORT is now available at:


It’s a detailed look at military pre-hospital trauma care by the U.S. Central Command. Civilian EMS is many times a recipient of military knowledge and technology innovation. There are elements of this report that may affect how we care for our patients in the future.