Sean Smith is a Flight Nurse-Paramedic who has practiced and taught Critical Care, Aero-Medical Transport, and Emergency Medicine across the age spectrum, from neonates to geriatrics, for more than 15 years. He is passionate about underserved populations, especially pediatrics. He holds degrees in Molecular Biology, Business Administration, and Nursing, and is currently pursuing a Masters in Forensic Science.
Career highlights include serving eight years in the US Navy, numerous author / co-author credits, routinely lecturing at national/international conferences, 40+ medical missions, providing patient care and teaching in the “Hot Zone” during the 2014 Ebola outbreak, as well as providing PRN medical support to the NASA Space Shuttle Program for six years. He is also currently serving on the Board for the Look At Us Craniofacial Alliance for children with congenital facial differences.
Webinar Title: Better Medicine in Bad Places
This presentation will feature cutting edge strategies to optimize trauma medicine in austere settings from the short-term to system improvements. Stopping bleeds / stabilizing patients will be covered along with transport, trauma surgery, and training.
Stop the Bleeding and Stabilizing:
Tourniquets, Tranexamic Acid (TXA), AbNormal Saline, Physiologic Fluids, the Trauma Triad of Death, Field Amputations, Fight the Pain, Freeze-dried Plasma, Transfusions, TRALI, TRIM, and more…
Transport, Trauma Surgery, and Training:
Triage, Transport, Telemedicine, and Therapy, Building Capacity and Trauma Systems where there are None, Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS), Medical Records, Follow-up, Prosthetics, Physical and Occupational Therapy, Psychosocial Considerations for both Patient and Provider.