HCA Midwest Health
October 23, 2018

WHO: HCA Midwest Health

WHAT: EMSKC Symposium

WHEN: Oct. 24 & 25th, 2018


Wednesday, Oct. 24th from 7:00am- Noon OR 1:30pm-4

Dr. Aaron Doonan, HCA Midwest Health Interventional Cardiologist: “Value of EMS in our Community”

Thursday, Oct. 25th from 7:30am-Noon

Hilary Mauch, MSN, RN, HCA Sunrise Medical Center: “Las Vegas Mass Shooting Case Review”

WHERE: Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS 66211

MEDIA: Please go to main entrance or call Christine Hamele (913) 208-5566 for escort to interviews. 

WHY: HCA Midwest Health—Kansas City’s leading healthcare and emergency care, trauma services provider and leader in bleed control training for trauma incidents—will host the 2018 EMSKC Symposium for area EMS professionals.

Keynote speakers include: 

*Oct. 24: Nicole Kupchik MN, RN, CCNS, CCRN, PCCN-CMC, Critical Care Specialist, who was part of a team to implement one of the first therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest protocols in the U.S.

*Oct. 25: Hilary Mauch, MSN, RN Director of Emergency Services and Critical Care Response Team, Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center. Her “Vegas at Sunrise” presentation will include a review of the Oct. 1, 2017, Las Vegas concert shooting. Sunrise Hospital, part of HCA Healthcare, handled the majority of victims suffering from catastrophic trauma as result of one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history.

Other highlights include:

*Oct. 24: “The Golden Hour of Trauma” presented by Bradley Woods, MD, Trauma Surgeon, Research Medical Center. Research Medical Center is a Level 1 Trauma Center.

*Oct. 25: Erik Stamper, MD, ED Medical Director, Menorah Medical Center, an opioid expert who will discuss the current state of the crisis.

“This is an all-encompassing educational experience that will integrate pre-hospital care research and cutting-edge clinical practice for life-saving professionals from the Kansas City region,” says Aaron Doonan, M.D., Board-certified Cardiologist at Lee’s Summit Medical Center. “Each keynote speaker and breakout hands-on session will focus on strengthening practical skills and enhance critical knowledge in order to provide the highest quality of care to patients in a pre-hospital and hospital emergency setting.”       

HCA Midwest Health recently led the area’s largest Stop the Bleed training for the Fort Osage School District staff—750 personnel from administrators and teacher to cafeteria and maintenance workers. The specialized training teaches basic life-saving skills to help control bleeding from trauma incidents like shootings, auto accidents, fierce burns and other devastating injuries.  Video and interviews from this record-attending event is embedded here. 

For more information on HCA Midwest Health—which has 11 24-hour Emergency Rooms throughout the Kansas City metro— visit https://hcamidwest.com/service/emergency-care.