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Trauma Multidisciplinary Case Review: Updates in Trauma


By Nathan Heinzerling, MD, and Heather Schober, CNP , General Surgery, Akron Children's, Akron, OH

General Surgery

Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Discuss the components of a trauma system. 2. Review gaps in current Akron Childrens Trauma program. 3. Discuss current updates in ACS standards for trauma verification.

Target Audience:

Emergency medicine, surgery, and trauma providers

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:


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.


Dr. Heinzerling and Ms. Schober have indicated that he has 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.


American College of Surgeons Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient 2022 Standards – December 2022 Revision

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