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Conference highlights medical, legal issues of emergency care

By The West Virginia Record | Oct 8, 2008

WHEELING -- The West Virginia Upper Ohio Valley Chapter of the American Associations of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC), Ohio Valley Medical Center and Belmont Technical College have partnered to sponsor a one day symposium focusing on medical and legal aspects of emergency care.

"Crossroads of Emergency Care" will be held Oct. 17 at Belmont Technical College in St. Clairsville, Ohio.

Presentations will include ones on traumatic brain injury, emergency intravenous infusion, gridiron dementia, sports injuries, case studies, triage and care of the elderly trauma patient and regulatory compliance of emergency providers.

This conference will provide continuing education credits for both medical and legal professionals including physicians, nurses, pre-hospital providers, attorneys and paralegals.

A highlight of the symposium is a heart rendering account of the most significant case of nationally-known New Jersey attorney, Steven Benvenisti. It involves the tragedy and lessons of a fateful drunk driving accident and the societal impact of alcohol disease.
With this session, the sponsors of this conference identified a unique opportunity to reach out to the students of driving age and hundreds of area high school students have been invited to attend this session.

According to Debbie Henceroth, Director of Risk Management at OVMC and also President of the local AALNC chapter, "We recognized a need for medical and legal professionals to come together and discuss the complexities of emergency care in effort to improve patient outcomes. At the same time, we are providing outreach education to the youth of our community related to injury prevention."

For more information to attend the conference, call (304) 234-8146.

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