Wesley hosts rare disaster management training

January 12, 2011

Wesley hosts rare disaster management training

-- Wesley Medical Center is one of only six locations in the United States presenting the American College of Surgeons Disaster Management and Emergency Preparedness Course.  .

The one day course will be held on Jan. 13 from 7:15 a.m. to 4:35 p.m. in Wesley’s Cessna Conference Center. Forty physicians and other health-care professionals from area hospitals are expected to attend.

“We are very pleased to have this opportunity to continue our role in disaster and trauma education,” said Diana Lippoldt, trauma director at Wesley.

Participants will learn about injury patterns, surgical complications, triage, treatment principles, and other topics related to trauma caused by terrorist attacks, blasts, chemical and radioactive devices. The format will be lectures and group discussions.

The course director is Leonard Weireter, MD, professor of surgery, at the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA.  Additional instructors will be Sidney Miller, MD, from Ohio State University Hospitals in Columbus; James Kessel, MD from the University of Missouri School of Medicine in Columbia. And Reginald Franciose MD from Vail Valley Medical Center in Vail, CO.

Wesley Medical Center is an acute care hospital providing a full range of diagnostic and treatment services for patients throughout Kansas and northern Oklahoma.  Every year, more than 25,000 adults and children are inpatients and more than 6,000 babies are born at Wesley.  Wesley is especially also noted for its emergency care, Children’s Center, cardiovascular services, and pediatric care.  It features the area’s only Pediatric ER and Gamma Knife Center.  Wesley was founded in 1912 by the Southwestern Conference of the Medical Methodist Church and became an HCA facility in 1985.  To learn more about Wesley Medical Center, please visit www.wesleymc.com.