UAMS Sponsors Arkansas Trauma System Update For Health Care Professionals

By Jon Parham

Continuing education hours are available for physicians, nurses, physician’s assistants, EMTs, paramedics and other health care professionals who work in Level I-IV trauma centers or in a critical care position. For more information, including registration, visit and follow the “Calendar and Online Registration Link” to events in April, call 501-661-7962 or e-mail conference administrator Valerie Thomas at

The conference is planned to provide an educational and training opportunity to enhance Arkansas health care providers’ abilities in triage, treatment, and transport of acutely ill and injured patients. The presentations will include an update on implementation of the Arkansas Trauma System as well as other presentations addressing both adult and pediatric traumatic injuries and related issues.

The Arkansas Trauma Update is the result of the Arkansas Trauma System bill passed by the state Legislature in 2009.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Related Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a 540,000-square-foot hospital; six centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has 2,775 students and 748 medical residents. Its centers of excellence include the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute and the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including nearly 1,150 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. Visit or