Colorado Pediatric Trauma Conference 2021

November 18, 2021

The Colorado Pediatric Trauma conference provides education for state-of-the-art care of the pediatric trauma patient. 

This program will be of interest to physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, respiratory therapists, EMS providers and aeromedical personnel.  

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss pediatric-specific patient assessment and various pediatric responses to trauma.
  • Define situations where health care providers may need to look for sustainable efforts to maintain resiliency.
  • Apply knowledge of pathophysiology of trauma to a case-study highlighting an integrated multidisciplinary approach to the complex care of a multiply injured pediatric patient.

Learner Outcome

Learners will self-report expanded knowledge of pertinent clinical conditions related to trauma pathophysiology and care of the traumatically injured pediatric patient through evidence-based and case-based presentations.

Registration Fees

Providers - $60          All Others:  $25

Additional Information

Course Contact:
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.50 Attendance
  • 6.50 NCPD
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/18/2021 - 7:30am MST
Event ends: 
11/18/2021 - 5:00pm MST
Colorado Pediatric Trauma Conference
Thursday, November 18, 2021 (all times are in Mountain Time)
7:45 a.m. Sign-in and Welcome 
8:00 Musculoskeletal Manifestations of Child Physical AbuseBrian Shaw, MD
8:30 Pupillometry: The Future of the Objective Neuro ExamHeather Hammett, MSN, RN, CPN, CNRN
9:00 Pediatric Burn CareAngela Drelles, MSN, RN, CPNP
9:30 Universal Screening for Non-Accidental Trauma in the Emergency DepartmentDavid Listman, MD
10:00 Break 
10:15 Implementation of a Screening Tool to Identify Children at Risk for Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms Following Admission for Traumatic InjuryMarina Reppucci, MD
10:45 Tourniquet Use in ChildrenJoseph R. (Bob) Kelly, MD
11:15 Trauma Video Review: Improving Your Trauma Activations One Frame at a TimeKathleen Adelgais, MD, MPH
Ricka Sterner, MS, RN
12:00 p.m.Lunch 
1:00 Trauma Case Study:
Perspectives on Care of a Patient Following a Complex ATV Injury
Multidisciplinary Trauma Team 
2:15 Abdominal TraumaJohn Bealer, MD
2:45 Cognitive Load and the Impact on WellnessLalit Bajaj, MD
3:30 Evaluation and Adjourn 
Children's Hospital Colorado
Aurora, CO 80045
United States
+1 (720) 777-6160

This will be a VIRTUAL conference hosted by Children's Hospital Colorado. 

Registrants will receive a ZOOM link to join the conference.

Kathleen Adelgais, MD MPH
Attending Physician
Emergency Department
Children's Hospital Colorado

Lalit Bajaj, MD, MPH
Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
Chief Quality and Outcomes Officer
University of Colorado
Children’s Hospital Colorado

John Bealer, MD
Professor of Surgery
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Trauma Medical Director
Children’s Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs

Devin Devlin, MS, CCLS
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Senior Child Life Specialist 
Primary Medical Dog Handler
Children's Hospital Colorado

Mike Dichiaro, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Medical Director, Brain Injury Program
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Angela Drelles, RN, MSN, CPNP
Clinical Faculty
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Children’s Hospital Colorado Regional Burn Program

Brooke French, MD, FACS
Associate Professor
Co-Director Craniofacial Program
Department of Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Heather Pauline Hammett, MSN, RN, CPN, CNRN
Clinical Nurse IV, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Todd C. Hankinson, MD
Division Head, Pediatric Neurosurgery
Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics
Children’s Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado

J. David Ingram, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Attending Pediatric Radiologist
Children’s Hospital Colorado


Patrick Joynt, MD
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellow
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Lisa Justis, LCSW, CTS
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Joseph R. “Bob” Kelly, MD
Clinical Instructor, Emergency Department
Deputy Medical Director, Colorado Springs Fire Dept/AMR

David Listman, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Medical Director, Pediatric Emergency Department
Children's Hospital Colorado - Colorado Springs

Ricka Messer, MD/PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Attending Neurologist
Director, Pediatric Neurohospitalist Program
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Steve Moulton, MD
Professor of Surgery- Pediatric Surgery
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Medical Director, Trauma and Burn Programs
Children's Hospital Colorado

Marina Reppucci, MD
Pediatric Surgery Research Fellow
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Christopher M. Ruzas, MD
Assistant Professor
University of Colorado
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Attending Physician, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Mary Saunders, MD
Clinical Instructor of Pediatrics
Section of Emergency Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Emergency Medicine Attending
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Brian A. Shaw, MD
Clinical Professor Orthopedic Surgery CU School of Medicine
CU School of Medicine based in Colorado Springs. 

Ricka Sterner, MS, RN
Trauma Nurse Coordinator, Trauma Program
Children’s Hospital Colorado, Anschutz



Children’s Hospital Colorado is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Children’s Hospital Colorado designates this Other activity (Internet Live Course) for a maximum of 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Children’s Hospital Colorado is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  This education activity for 6.50 nursing contact hours is provided by Children’s Hospital Colorado.

General Attendance: 

A general certificate of attendance will be available for all other care providers.

Criteria for Successful Completion:

Registration, attendance, sign-in and submission of the evaluation, including a written response to questions related to any change in practice that you may make as a result of learning that took place at this activity, are required for successful completion and receipt of the certificate of attendance. Claim only those hours you attend. 

Available Credit

  • 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.50 Attendance
  • 6.50 NCPD


Please login or register to take this course.
  • Enroll in the conference.
  • On conference day, 30 minutes before the conference start time, you will be given an Attendance Code to text of enter on your computer.
  • Shortly after submitting the Attendance Code, you will receive the link to complete the online evaluation. 
  • Completion of the evaluation to required to obtain Continuing  Education (CE) credit. 
  • You may use the link in the email or you may use the Course Progress screen to access the evaluation.

Cancellation Policy:  The Planning Committee reserves the right to alter the agenda or cancel the conference in the event of an unforeseen circumstance, or if the minimum registration is not attained by November 1, 2021 with a full refund to participants.

  • All cancellations must be received in writing at Please include the name of the conference you are cancelling.
  • Individuals who fail to sign in with the Activity Code (no-shows) will not receive a refund. Forfeited fees may not be applied to any other activity.

Required Hardware/software

Internet Connection with Audio and Webcam