The Atrium Health Floyd EMS Trauma Summit will take place on April 12 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Forum River Center.

This free summit offers EMS members from across the state the opportunity to advance their skills and knowledge in the care of trauma patients. Participants can also network with fellow attendees, exchange ideas and stay up to date on the latest advancements in trauma care.

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Jeff Jarvis, medical director and chief medical officer of Metropolitan Area EMS Authority, Fort Worth, Texas.

The event will also feature the Georgia EMS Association’s trauma skills procedure lab beginning at 7:30 a.m. The lab features rotating stations where participants can learn more about treating a variety of injuries.

A pre-hospital trauma life support (PHTLS) refresher will also take place on April 11 at the Courtyard by Marriott Rome Riverwalk from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Discounted hotel rooms are available for those who wish to attend the PHTLS refresher and the conference the next day. Please contact [email protected] for more details.

“This is a great opportunity for EMS professionals, nursing and physicians to come together and learn how we can better serve the trauma needs of our region and state,” said Bud Owens, executive director of Atrium Health Floyd EMS.

The event will also feature the Georgia EMS Association trauma skills procedure lab, which will require a small fee. It is open to EMS, first responders, nurses and other staff who work with trauma patients. Participants can receive continuing medical education credits.

To register for the summit and the skills lab, click on the following link: