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Northern New England
Rural Emergency Services and Trauma Symposium

Care of acutely injured and emergently ill patients in rural New England presents unique challenges. CREST’s 10th Annual Symposium will focus on practical skills and clinical pearls to emergency care providers, from paramedics to nurses to physicians and associate providers working in a Critical Access setting.

Join us as we address the full spectrum of emergency care, offering an in-depth afternoon breakout session for nurses and paramedics, as well as simulation and procedural training for Emergency Medicine physicians and associate providers in DHMC’s Simulation Center.

Our lineup of faculty will share practical knowledge, skills, and best practices covering a range of topics, sure to appeal to interprofessional emergency care providers throughout New England.

Activity Details
Start Date: October 12, 2017
End Date: October 12, 2017
Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Auditorium E
Lebanon, NH
Download: Event Brochure

Registration for this event has closed. There is still space available. If you would like to attend, you may register as a walk-in the day of the conference. For walk-in registration questions, please e-mail Sarah.T.Blum@hitchcock.org.

Registration is online and by credit card only.

The registration fees are as follows:

CREST Members*:

  • MD/DO: $160
  • Non MD/DO: $80

Non-CREST Members:

  • MD/DO: $185
  • Non MD/DO: $95
  • Full-time Students: $30

*CREST network member hospitals are: Alice Peck Day Hospital, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Cheshire Medical Center- Keene, Cottage Hospital, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Gifford Medical Center, Grace Cottage Hospital, Monadnock Community Hospital, Mt. Ascutney Hospital, New London Hospital, North Country Hospital, Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, Southwestern Vermont Healthcare & Medical Center, Speare Memorial Hospital, Springfield Hospital, Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital, Valley Regional Hospital, Weeks Medical Center.

Preregistration and payment required. The registration deadline is 10 days prior to the activity date. There will be no refunds after that date. A $10 administrative fee for a registration fee of under $50, and a $25 administrative fee for a registration of $50 and over, will be retained on all refunds requested before the registration deadline. For registration questions, please e-mail clpd.support@hitchcock.org or call (603) 653-1234.

Speakers & Topics
7:00 am - 8:00 am Registration and Breakfast
8:00 am - 8:15 am Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:15 am - 9:15 am A New Approach to the Dizzy Patient
~ Jonathan A. Edlow, MD, FACEP
9:15 am - 9:45 am Great Cases from Dartmouth-Hitchcock TeleEmergency
~ Kevin M. Curtis, MD, MS
9:45 am - 10:00 am Break
10:00 am - 10:30 am Approaches to the Rising Tide of Geriatric Trauma
~ Andy J. Miller, FP-C
10:30 am - 11:00 am Points to Consider When Elderly Trauma Patients Arrive in the Emergency Department
~ Eric D. Martin, MD
11:00 am - 11:30 am Giving a Drowning Man a Drink: Sepsis Resuscitation in the Volume Overloaded Patient
~ Matthew A. Roginski, MD
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Kids with Abdominal Pain: Not Always Appendicitis
~ Maia S. Rutman, MD
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm ARDS for the Emergency Clinician                       
~ Harman S. Gill, MD
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch (provided)

1:30-2:00  Is Your EMS System Ready to Handle an Active                    Shooter?
                  ~ Joel G. Coelho, NRP, FP-C, TP-C

2:00-3:00  Disaster Planning 101                      
                  ~ Dan Nadworny, MSN, RN

3:00-3:15  Break

3:15-3:45  Pediatric Trauma: Special Considerations
                 ~ Andrea Aldrich, MSN, RN

3:45-4:15  DHART Update: Maximizing the Safe Transfer
                  of Care
                 ~ Andy J. Miller, FP-C
                 ~ Ruth Myles, RN, CEN, CFRN

4:15          Closing Remarks
Instructed by Suzy Varga, MD; Zach Soucy, DO, FAAEM; Cecily Reynolds, MD, MS; Harman Gill, MD; Reed Brozen, MD, FACEP

1:30-4:15  30 minute activity rotations of the following,
                  with one 15 minute break:
                    • Pigtail Chest Tubes
                    • Pericardiocentesis

                    • Acute Dyspnea

                  Point-of-Care Ultrasound:
                    • Echocardiogram
                    • FAST/AAA

4:15           Closing Remarks
Learning Outcome(s)

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will be able to apply evidence-based best practices to the assessment, management, transfer and overall evaluation of the care of emergently ill patients in Critical Access settings.


Dartmouth-Hitchcock is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nursing Continuing Education Council is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity carries 6.75 contact hours.

Receiving Credit

The follow steps must be completed in order to receive credit for this event:

  • Register for the event online
  • Attend the event or session(s). A credit tracking sheet will be provided.
  • Complete the online evaluation - Must be submitted within 30 days after the activity

    Accessing the Online Evaluation (The evaluation is available the day after the event)

  • Log onto https://ce.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/login.aspx
  • Click on the My Activities link in the left side menu. Then click on the name of the activity you attended.
  • Click on the Resume button.
  • Click the Continue button until the Evaluation tab is active, and then click the Launch button.
  • Fill out the evaluation and then click submit. Credits will then be applied to your transcript. You can view your updated transcript by clicking on the "View Transcript" button.

View the Completing an Evaluation and Claiming Credit tutorial.

For questions or technical support, please email clpd.support@hitchcock.org or call (603) 653-1234.

Additional Information

For registration questions, please e-mail clpd.support@hitchcock.org.

For accessibility needs, dietary or any other requests, please email Sarah.T.Blum@hitchcock.org.

If you do not wish to be included on the conference participant list, please email clpd.support@hitchcock.org to inform us.

The CME and CNE Offices are not liable for expenses incurred by participants due to cancellation or changes in programs.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Employees - Tuition fees must be paid online by credit card. D-H Accounts Payable will no longer process internal transfers of registration fees. Individuals must pay online with a credit card and then seek reimbursement, if appropriate.

Parking - In order to accommodate and best serve our patients’ parking needs, we request that all weekday conference and meeting attendees park in Lot 9 and use the Lot 9 shuttle service. Shuttles run approximately every 20 minutes - please allow enough time to accommodate this. For weekend meetings and conferences, onsite parking is permitted. View directions & map to Lot 9.

DHMC Floorplan - Please visit the DHMC Floor Maps page for specific directions on locating the conference room. If your room is not shown, please stop at the information desk for directions.

Area Accommodations - For a list of lodging options in the vicinity of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center please visit our lodging page.

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