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Trauma Multidisciplinary Case Review: Pediatric Penetrating Trauma

08-16-2022

By Joseph Iocono, MD, MBA, FACS, FAAP , Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgeon, Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH

Pediatric General Surgery

More about Joseph Iocono, MD, MBA, FACS, FAAP


Objectives (Educational Content) :

• Review triage guidelines and criteria for interhospital transfer of trauma patient. • Discuss nuances of transporting patient with life-threatening injuries. • Discuss specific penetrating trauma case including injuries and outcomes. • Discuss recent updates in care of GSWs in pediatric population.

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 minimizes 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(s)

Expiration Date for CE/CME Credit:

08-15-2023

Method of 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 CE/CME credit.

Disclosure:

Dr. Iocono has indicated that she has no relevant financial interest in any pharmaceutical or medical device company and that this activity was developed independent of commercial interest.

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 TM.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Bibliography:

https://www.thetrace.org/2021/12/gun-violence-data-stats-2021/

https://www.aftermath.com/content/accidental-shooting-deaths-statistics/

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