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Disaster Response Course

In conjunction with the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons (SOMOS), the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA), and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeons of North American (POSNA), AAOS will present a one-day Disaster Response Course during the AAOS 2023 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, March 7, in Las Vegas.

Cadaver Skills Lab for Treating Disaster-Inflicted Injuries

Learn the application of orthopaedic care techniques critical to disaster-inflicted injuries and treating the wounded in austere environments from faculty who have “been there and done that.” Taught by surgeons with military and disaster-response experience, this course includes a 4-hour cadaver skills lab for techniques applied in uncertain and severe environments where resources are scarce, electricity rare and injuries traumatic.

Be Ready to Make a Difference in Desperate Situations

Go beyond surgical care for an understanding of the personal and team preparation needed to handle the required physical, emotional, and care management skills. Gain the important background and understanding you need for treating the injured and making a difference in desperate situations created by disaster at home or abroad.

This course is designed to give you the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Explore personal and team preparation considerations for disaster response
  2. Describe common injuries encountered in the disaster environment
  3. Identify challenges of caring for victims of disaster
  4. Discuss ethical and cultural considerations in caring for victims of disaster
  5. Review critical orthopedic skills to use in a disaster environment

Course Tuition

Registration fee includes course materials, syllabus, breakfast, lunch, and refreshment breaks. Enrollment for the Las Vegas course is limited to 32 participants. Fee: $850

CME Credit

7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

Register for AAOS 2023!

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