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Grand Rounds: Penetrating Trauma

08-20-2019

By Nathan Blecker, MD , Summa Health System, Akron, OH


Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Describe current strategies for the acute management of hemorrhage from penetrating trauma. 2. Discuss the goals of initial fluid resuscitation for the patient with penetrating trauma. 3. Examine the approach to the pediatric patient with penetrating trauma.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists and nurses.

Identified Gap:

The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma requires a structured effort by trauma programs to demonstrate a continuous process for improving care for injured patients and states that an evidence-based rather than an empiric approach presents more meaningful criteria against which trauma care can be measured. A standardized approach to recurring care issues minimize unnecessary variation, allow better outcome assessment, and makes changes in care easier to implement and more uniform. They further recommend that all members of the trauma team are knowledgeable about current practices in trauma care, that multidisciplinary education should be ongoing in all trauma centers, and that performance improvement programs should be an important part of educational activities.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour

Expiration Date for CME Credit:

08-19-2020

Method of Physician Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CME credit.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.