Learning skills to treat severely injured patients at OSF's 815TEBO Trauma Symposium

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) ----- Dozens of our area's doctors and first responders made their way to Giovanni’s for the 815 Trauma Emergency Burn Orthopedic Illinois Region 1 Symposium on Saturday to learn new tools on how to treat and care for the most delicate of patients.

Featuring keynote speakers from the Mayo Clinic and the Rockford Fire Department, the one-day event sponsored by OSF Healthcare Saint Anthony Medical Center and OrthoIllinois is designed to focus on continuing education, using interactive demonstrations and discussions to improve the quality of treatment for traumatically-injured patients.

"This is a really great opportunity for all of different types of people that take care of injured people to come together and exchange ideas and I think it makes the care of the injured patient much, much better. So, you might have confusion in your head or might not have as much of a knowledge base and your colleagues really help you bring it up quite a bit," said Faran Bokhari, Cook County Health.

The Fire and Iron Station 53 Motorcycle Club made up of EMS providers and firefighters made a $3,600 donation to OSF’s Burn Unit.