18th Annual Trauma Luau

Join us August 24, 2018 in La Jolla!

The Trauma Luau was a grassroots effort that began in 1999 by 4 West nurses at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla to raise money for nursing certifications. This year the Trauma Luau is proudly celebrating its 18th anniversary!

Conference Location

The Schaetzel Center

Scripps Memorial Hospital

9890 Genesee Ave

La Jolla, California 92037

Course Overview

Scripps La Jolla sits in the center of many San Diego beach destinations. Our trauma team cares for major and minor, often beach-related trauma victims on a daily basis. This year we have brought together another distinguished faculty to present “BEACH BREAK”, a study of beach trauma and related topics.


From spinal cord injuries to other impact injuries, we’ll examine the rising tide of beach trauma. We’ll dive into the role of the radio nurse. In the line-up will also be a shark bite victim’s traumatic journey and the rehabilitation that follows a complicated trauma.


Please come and take a “Beach Break” and share the ALOHA spirit of gratitude for our Trauma Ohana.

Educational Objectives

After attending this live activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the commonly found ocean-related trauma injuries.
  • Discuss spinal cord injuries caused by beach related trauma.
  • Discuss Scripps’ role in the Opioid Stewardship program.
  • Examine a case presentation of a recent shark bite trauma victim.
  • Identify issues related to the rehabilitation process of a trauma patient.
  • Describe the role and impact of radio nursing.
  • Discuss the importance of targeted temperature management of the brain in a trauma patient.

Accreditation and Disclosures

Board of Registered Nursing

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 15199. No partial hours will be given.

Emergency Medical Services

San Diego County EMS Provider #37-0219

Commercial Support

This course is supported, in part, by educational grants from industry, in accordance with ACCME Accreditation Standards for Commercial Support. Appropriate acknowledgement will be given to all supporters at the time of the educational activity.

Cultural and Linguistic Competency

This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195, which requires that all CME activities comprising a patient care element include curriculum addressing the topic of cultural and linguistic competency. The intent of this bill is to ensure that health care professionals are able to meet the cultural and linguistic concerns of a diverse patient population through effective and appropriate professional development. The planners, speakers and authors of this CME activity have been encouraged to address issues relevant in their topic area. A variety of resources are available that address cultural and linguistic competency, some of which can be found in the Cultural & Linguistic Competency Resource Guide.

Event details
Date Time
Fri, Aug 24th, 2018 - Fri, Aug 24th, 2018 6:45 am - 4:45 pm