Trauma Seminar CME / CPD 

Full Course:  20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD  

Short Course:  10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD 

Course(s) are appropriate for:   Emergency Physicians, Family Practitioners, Pediatricians, Internists, General Practitioners, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants (PA-C's)

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Course Topics

Highlights from Trauma, Critical Care, and Acute Care Surgery 2019

Weigh advantages and disadvantages of prehospital administration of tranexamic acid; Determine optimal timing and dosing of tranexamic acid in trauma patients; Institute guidelines for prophylaxis of DVT; Explain the role of angioembolization in solid-organ injuries in adults and children; Select patients suitable for NOM of penetrating wounds of the abdomen.


Highlights from the 20th Annual Chicago Orthopaedic Symposium: Hip and Pelvis

Diagnose associated injuries in polytrauma patients with hip fractures; Identify appropriate candidates for operative treatment of pelvic fractures; Avoid severe complications when performing pelvic and acetabular surgery; Optimize open reduction and internal fixation of femoral neck fractures; Recognize indications for hip arthroscopy.


Spinal Trauma/Pediatric Trauma

Differentiate between spinal shock and neurogenic shock; Anticipate complications associated with chronic spinal cord injuries; Recognize indications for computed tomography (CT) in pediatric patients with increased risk for intracranial injury; Provide initial treatment for pediatric patients with serious traumatic brain injuries; Use clinical decision rules to assess risk for abdominal trauma in pediatric patients.


Highlights from the 20th Annual Chicago Orthopaedic Symposium: Focus on Fracture Management

Select appropriate candidates for surgical treatment of humeral shaft fractures; Employ techniques to optimize fixation of supracondylar humeral fractures; Assess patients with radial and ulnar shaft fractures; Recognize indications for acute total hip arthroplasty in older adults with acetabular fractures; Accurately classify injuries in patients with periprosthetic fractures.


Hypothermia /Avalanche Rescue

Identify the stages of hypothermia; Diagnose and treat individuals with hypothermia in the field; Provide Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support and recognize the benefits of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in patients with hypothermia-induced cardiac arrest; Follow the algorithms in the Avalanche Victim Resuscitation Checklist to treat patients in the field; Recognize prognostic factors associated with survival after burial in an avalanche.


Highlights from the 2020 Kaiser Permanente Dale Daniel, MD Orthopaedic Symposium

Perform anatomically based reconstruction in patients with multiligament injuries of the knee; Optimize postoperative rehabilitation after reconstruction for multiligament injury of the knee; Choose an optimal site for harvest of grafts when treating a multiligament injury of the knee; Elaborate on the pathophysiology and epidemiology of Dupuytren contracture; Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of treatments for Dupuytren contracture.


Domestic Violence /Elder Abuse

Elaborate on the pathophysiology of hypoxia associated with strangulation; Evaluate and treat patients presenting with strangulation; Research federal and state laws governing domestic violence restraining order firearm restrictions; Screen patients at risk for elder abuse; File a report in cases of suspected elder abuse.


Trauma Update

Compare the use of diversion and primary repair in the management of colon injuries; Clarify the role of diversion, drainage, distal washout, and direct repair of rectal injuries; Select the preferred modalities for the initial treatment of tension pneumothorax and hemothorax; Choose appropriate protocols to restore blood volume in trauma patients; Plan initial treatment strategies in patients with suspected traumatic brain injury.


Femoral Neck Fracture/Distal Humerus Fractures/Femoral Nonunion and Malunion

Characterize the findings of a recent study that tested cement augmentation to stabilize the femoral head; Identify factors associated with favorable and unfavorable outcomes in patients with displaced fractures of the femoral neck; Apply fixation for a fracture of the distal humerus; Select appropriate candidates for nonoperative treatment of a distal fracture of the humerus; Manage a complex deformity of the femur using a clamshell osteotomy.


Acromioclavicular Joint Trauma / Innovations in Treatment of Knee Trauma

Counsel a patient who is considering repair of a separation of the acromioclavicular joint; Summarize the findings of a study by Robinson et al (2004) that followed 101 patients with clavicular fracture; List some benefits and risks of lateral extra-articular tenodesis of the knee; Report the outcomes of a randomized trial by Getgood et al that studied the lateral extra-articular tenodesis procedure; Treat a patient with a defect of the intra-articular cartilage of the knee.


Additional Information

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Other courses of interest may include:  Emergency Medicine, Surgery, Critical CareInternal MedicineObesity and Infectious Disease.

If you have taken the current Trauma CME / CPD Review listed above or if you are seeking additional credits, please visit: Medical Courses Coming Soon There you will find abbreviated listings of additional courses available related to this specialty and courses that are soon to be released.

For over 30 years, ASI has provided Continuing Medical Education, CME & CEU and Continuing Professional Development Education (CPD) for physicians and allied professionals in Trauma plus over 40 other specialties and subspecialties.  Lectures are recorded annually at the top seminars and conferences to provide the most current medical education to our clients.