17th Annual Trauma Luau

Join us June 2, 2017 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 17th anniversary!

Conference Location

The Schaetzel Center

Scripps Memorial Hospital

9890 Genesee Ave

La Jolla, California 92037

Course Overview

San Diego County is known for its beautiful and serene beaches which bely the perils hidden in the rough waters off shore. Such is the case with the huge waves of danger that surround us in our seemingly routine everyday lives. We journey daily through streets, intersections, highways, playgrounds and the apparent safety of our own homes. Whether it is a bicycle crash, skateboarding or action sports injury, a pedestrian related trauma or a simple fall, the possibilities for individuals to face emergent injury is seemingly endless.

This year we will travel down the pipeline to explore severe traffic related injuries and fatalities, cranial bleeds, current local trauma data, stopping dangerous hemorrhage, and the legal and emotional aspects of caring for trauma patients. In addition, deeper waters offer the opportunity for attendees to become certified in “Stop the Bleed.”

Please come and surf these thick curl topics and learn ways to escape the “Perils of the Pipeline!”

The intended audience for this course is RNs, EMTs, paramedics and any individuals who provide care to trauma patients. Methods of instruction include Power Point, lecture, discussion and case studies.

Educational Objectives

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

  • Recognize the importance of "VISION ZERO" a strategy to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries.
  • Discuss the importance of helmet use to prevent injury in skateboarding and other action sport.
  • Describe resultant injuries and the treatment from pedestrians struck by automobiles and their treatment.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of "Stop the Bleed”, a national protocol for first responders to a traumatic injury.
  • Describe the current data related to San Diego County's trauma incidence, trends and treatment
  • Recognize the relationship between coagulation and intracranial hemorrhage.
  • Distinguish the legal implication of caring for trauma patients.
  • Demonstrate the strategies for managing emotional impact of caring for trauma patients.


Board of Registered Nursing

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 15199 for 9.5 Contact Hours on Friday, June 2, 2017. No partial hours will be given.

Emergency Medical Services

The County of San Diego, Division of EMS, has approved this course for 8 hours, San Diego County EMS Provider #37-0219.

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, Jun 2nd, 2017 - Fri, Jun 2nd, 2017 6:45 AM - 4:30 PM