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Friday, April 5, 2019

Division of Trauma Roadside to Bedside Event: An Overwhelming Success!

On March 20th, 2019, the Westchester Medical Center (WMC) Division of Trauma sponsored a Roadside to Bedside Event that brought together professionals from our EMT community, nursing staff, physicians, surgeons, and patient-care providers to learn about topics related to caring for geriatric patients, management and pre-hospital care of traumatic brain injury patients, management of the difficult airway, and efforts of the “Stop the Bleed” initiative. Guest speakers presented on these topics and provided Continuing Medical Education credits to all Emergency Medical Staff who attended. Two trauma survivors, Sean Dunn and Brian Moriarty, shared their personal stories of survival and recovery with the attendees. Over 100 guests came together to learn about and to honor trauma survivors. In sum, the event was highly successful and profoundly moving for attendees. 

Dr. Rifat Latifi, MD, FACS, FICS, Director of the Department of Surgery and Chairman of New York Medical College Department of Surgery opened the event with welcoming remarks.

Dr. Kartik Prabhakaran, MD, MHS, FACS, Chief, Section of Acute Care Surgery, presented on impact of age, frailty, and trauma center designation on traumatic brain injury

Dr. Tina Cocuzza, MD, Director of Emergency Medical Services, spoke on Advances in Pre-Hospital Trauma Care and coordinated the CME and outreach for the event.

Anthony J. Policastro, MD, FACS, Medical Director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit, spoke on Pre-hospital trauma care in the elderly

Dr. Joshua Klein, DO, Surgical Critical Care Fellow spoke on shock and resuscitation

Dr. Gary Lombardo, MD, FACS, Trauma Medical Director, spoke on the Stop the Bleed initiative

Dr. Ryan Malcom, MD, FACS, spoke on management of the difficult airway

Dr. James Feeney, MD, FACS, Director of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery MidHudson Regional Hospital, presented on lessons learned from 9/11

Brian Moriarty, trauma survivor gave a moving presentation on his recovery experience after surviving a parachute jump from 13,500 feet, struck the ground face-first at roughly 30 mph

Sean Dunn, Trauma survivor, described the impact of his motorcycle accident on him and his family

Angela Katz, WMC Trauma Outreach Coordinator, gives a Stop the Bleed training and networks with nurses and EMS personnel

Brian Moriarty briefly talks with Dr. Lombardo

Brian Moriarty stands with the flight crew, who he had worked with before they helped save his life by bringing him to WMC

Brian Moriarty talks with one of the night nurses who took care of him

Sean Dunn pictured here with his family. He promised his daughter he would never ride a motorcycle again!

Sean Dunn poses with part of the team who cared for him while at WMC

Sean Dunn’s mother thanks Deborah Lombardi, Trauma Program Manager, for her thoughtful gift

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