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Permian Basin Health and Safety Conference

August 2, 2014 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Double Tree Midland Plaza
117 West Wall Street, Midland, TX 79701 United States

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Permian Basin Health and Safety Conference – Presented by Texas JRAC and the Texas EMS Trauma & Acute Care Foundation

The oil boom in RAC J has created a number of potentially dangerous situations – from increased motor vehicle accidents to explosions at well sites which can cause combustible material as well as chemical burns. By studying the explosion of the fertilizer plant in West in 2013, RAC J trauma providers and oilfield safety personnel can learn valuable lessons and be better prepared for potential disasters in the West Texas oilfields.

Target Audiences
This conference will be of interest and benefit to physicians, nurses and EMS personnel who respond to and treat trauma patients, particularly those injured in oilfield-related accidents. Oilfield safety personnel also are invited to attend, learn and network with JRAC emergency providers.

Continuing Education
6.00 contact hours of continuing nursing education will be awarded. Texas EMS, Trauma & Acute Care Foundation is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. TETAF has applied for continuing medical education and continuing EMS education.


7:45 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast and Registration

8:30-9:15  Traumatic Burns   John A. Griswold, M.D., FACS, medical director, Timothy J. Harnar Burn Center at University Medical Center, Lubbock

9:15-9:30 Break

9:30-10:15 Chemical Burns   John A. Griswold, M.D., FACS

10:15-10:30   Break     

10:30-11:30 West Blast Injuries     Jeff Beeson, D.O., RN, L.P., associate medical director, Emergency Physician Advisory Board, Fort Worth

11:30-12:30 p.m.   Lunch (provided)

12:30- 1:00 West Blast/Level  4  Trauma Facility Perspective    Janice Markwardt, RN, trauma program manager, Hill Regional Hospital, Hillsboro

1:00-1:30  West Blast/ Level 2 Trauma Facility Perspective      Lori Boyett, RN, trauma services director, Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center-Scott & White, Waco

1:30-2:30  West Blast/RAC  and EMS Perspective          Christine Reeves, executive director, Heart of Texas RAC, Waco

2:30-2:45  Break          

2:45-3:45  Distracted Driving          Shawn Baxter, Texas Department of Public Safety

3:45-4:00  Break

4:00-5:00  Traumatic Case Studies     Jeffrey Durgin, M.D., FACS, chairman, Department of Surgery, Midland Memorial Hospital

Hotel Accommodations

The Permian Basin Health and Safety Conference will be at the Doubletree Midland Plaza hotel in Midland. Due to the oil boom, hotel space is very limited. TETAF has negotiated a special reduced room rate of $124 per night plus taxes for the nights of Aug. 1 and 2. Make your room reservations no later than July 18 to obtain the special rate, subject to availability.

Valet parking will be available at no charge for guests of the hotel. Self-parking is available at no charge for attendees.

Contact the hotel directly to make reservations at 432/683-6131 and be sure to mention EMS to receive the discounted rate.

TETAF Registration and Cancellation Policy
Reservation for this course will be secured with completion of the registration form and payment to TETAF. Registrations received without payment will not be processed until payment is received.

Cancellations prior to July 2, 2014, will be refunded less a $25.00 cancellation fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations after July 2, 2014, or failure to attend. Note that a substitute may be sent if the original registrant is unable to attend. –[if gte mso 9]> [endif]–>–[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE [endif]–>–[if gte mso 9]> [endif]–>–[if gte mso 10]>
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