19th Annual Trauma Luau

Join us September 13, 2019 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 19th anniversary!

Conference Location

The Schaetzel Center

Scripps Memorial Hospital

9890 Genesee Ave

La Jolla, California 92037

Course Overview

San Diego, being a popular vacation experience destination, with its recreational beach activities, various lodging options and easily accessible e-transportation methods is a magnet for adventurers. Its laid-back neighborhoods are a welcome playground to both residents and visitors alike. 


These adventurers may find themselves not only falling for the sun-soaked beaches, but often take a fall of another nature. Falls are also frequently unexplained and unexpected. When alcohol and/or cannabis are involved it can exacerbate the resultant trauma. 


Lava flow leads us then to our exploration of injury from burns. The impact of all of this trauma care may result in burnout for those who care for these patients. How do we then resurface from all of the rubble? Our rad social work team provides a lifeline with debriefing and support. We are also fortunate in San Diego to have top notch prehospital teams!


Please come and join us at this 19th Trauma Luau as we SURF THE SIDEWALK TO SAFETY!

Educational Objectives

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

• Describe commonly found fall-related injuries.

• Discuss scooter dangers and resultant trauma injuries.

• Discuss the effects of cannabis on our trauma patients.

• Examine neurological trauma.

• Discuss issues related to alcohol involvement in trauma injuries. 

• Describe burn injury, impact and treatment. 

• Discuss the importance of self-care of health care providers through debriefing and preventing burnout.

• Discuss the role of prehospital care in street and beach trauma.

Accreditation and Disclosures

Board of Registered Nursing

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 15199 for 9.5 Contact Hours. No partial hours will be given.


Emergency Medical Services

The County of San Diego, Division of EMS, has approved this course for 9.5 hours, 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.

The Schaetzel Center
9890 Genesee Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Event details
Date Time
Fri, Sep 13th, 2019 - Fri, Sep 13th, 2019 6:45 am - 4:45 pm