David Seastrom is the Director of Trauma at Children’s Mercy Kansas City – which is the only Pediatric Level I Trauma Center between St. Louis and Denver. After graduating from Kansas State University, he attended Baker University School of Nursing and went on to be an Emergency Medical Technician Intermediate for seven years and a critical care transport nurse for five. He has been a registered nurse for the past 21 years with experience in pre-hospital, emergency, critical care and flight medicine. In addition, David has experience in Trauma Center management in both adult and pediatric and Level I and Level II Trauma Centers. He also is a member of several professional organizations, including the Emergency Nurses Association, Pediatric Trauma Society, The American College of Surgeons, and has published several articles in reference to pediatric trauma, resuscitation and concussions. David is an active participant on multiple state committees to include the Missouri State Advisory Council Pediatric Sub-Committee, the trauma sub-committee and the professional and public education workgroups. He also serves as a representative to the Kansas and Missouri Emergency Medical Services for Children programs. In the state of Missouri he was an Appointee to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Roundtable on the Movement of Pediatric Patients in Disasters. David has spoken all over the country to professional healthcare audiences including EMS, nurses and physicians. He promotes educational development and training with special interest in stabilization and transport, trauma center development and pediatric trauma resuscitation. With a very enthusiastic approach to education, he enjoys being able to make his audiences laugh while they learn about children and their special needs.