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Published on April 13, 2016

First-responders to learn latest trends in trauma care


Hundreds of first-responders from around the Twin Tiers will converge on Binghamton April 16 to learn the latest techniques in how to stay safe when responding to active-shooter and mass-casualty incidents.

The lecture on handling large-scale events will be given by Maj. James Barnes, commanding officer of Troop C of the New York State Police, at UHS’ 28th annual Patrick E. O’Hara, MD, EMS/Emergency Medicine/Trauma Teaching Day, on Saturday, April 16, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel.

Barnes will speak at 10:30 a.m.

Other topics will be the three C’s of a successful healthcare provider, by emergency medical care author Daniel Limmer; an update on emergency heart care, by Rochester-area trauma expert William Hallinan; managing neurologic emergencies, by UHS neurosurgeon Kalid Sethi, MD; and sports-injury emergency care, by Syracuse University football trainers Denny Kellington and Brad Kimble.

The annual teaching day is designed as a continuing education program for emergency medical technicians, paramedics, physicians, nurses and allied emergency-response professionals.

Media coverage of the event and interviews with speakers are invited. To make arrangements for coverage, call Jon Tooley, Community Relations, UHS, at 762-2425.