Trauma

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)

Series 15 (TRA15) Topics Include:  Permissive Hypotension, PTSD, Lower Extremity, Spine Immobilization, 2016 Update, and more.

To view topic outline of the full or short course, select the Course Type (Full or Short) below:

Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Permissive Hypotension in the Trauma Patient

Define permissive hypotension; Compare the risks and benefits of permissive hypotension in trauma patients; Delineate the elements of damage-control resuscitation; Evaluate the current literature addressing permissive hypotension; Describe current resuscitation guidelines.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

Trauma Care: Pelvis, Acetabulum, and Spine

Identify high-risk pelvic fractures; Appropriately assign patients with pelvic fractures to operative or nonoperative management; Optimally utilize equipment and modalities currently available for treatment of pelvic fractures; Assess the severity of thoracolumbar fractures; Optimize treatment outcomes for patients with thoracolumbar fractures.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

Update on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Assess the risk for PTSD associated with different types of trauma; List risk factors that predispose patients to development of PTSD; Identify approaches to secondary prevention of PTSD; Treat chronic PTSD with approved medical therapy; Evaluate evidence on investigative and alternative therapies for PTSD.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

Trauma: Spine Immobilization/Penetrating Chest

Discuss the disadvantages of using a long spine board for immobilization; Provide immobilization of spine to patients after trauma when appropriate; Choose appropriate surgical exposure for the patient with penetrating chest injury; Describe adjuncts available to decrease bleeding in the thoracic cavity; Manage patients with pneumothorax.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

Updates in Trauma

List the requirements for recertification in orthopedics; Choose appropriate initial treatment for partial and complete amputations; Identify advantages and disadvantages of clinical practice guidelines; Recognize and prevent syndesmotic malreduction; Develop a pain management strategy to minimize postoperative opiate use.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

Trauma: Vascular Injuries

Manage an abdominal hematoma following a gunshot wound; Prevent graft complications in patients with aortic injury; List the "hard signs" of arterial injury; Evaluate a patient with "soft signs" of arterial injury; Select patients who may be candidates for nonoperative management of arterial injuries.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

Treating Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Choose the appropriate treatment for patients with PTSD; Explain prolonged exposure therapy; List the 4 areas of focus of interpersonal therapy; Adapt present-centered therapy to a group setting; Select the appropriate patients to receive trauma-informed guilt reduction therapy.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

Neuropsychological Implications of Homelessness in Urban Youth

Define homelessness and identify individuals who may be classified as homeless; Explain why homelessness may increase the risk for the development of psychopathology; Review the literature on unstable housing and academic and psychosocial challenges; Design a model to investigate the relationship between homelessness and neurodevelopmental outcomes; Consider the impact of homelessness on executive functioning, risky behavior, and education in homeless youths.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

Trauma Care: Lower Extremity

Evaluate traumatic injuries of the lower leg; Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of various surgical options for lower-leg injuries; Manage concomitant injuries of the ankle syndesmosis and posterior malleolus; Define a treatment plan, including timing of various interventions, for open tibia fractures; List potential complications and limitations of tibial plateau repair.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

Trauma Update 2016

List the adverse effects of fluid resuscitation; Recognize the benefits of controlled resuscitation; Select appropriate patients to receive an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter; Manage patients with an IVC filter; Consider strategies to increase communication among patient care teams.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

Permissive Hypotension in the Trauma Patient

Define permissive hypotension; Compare the risks and benefits of permissive hypotension in trauma patients; Delineate the elements of damage-control resuscitation; Evaluate the current literature addressing permissive hypotension; Describe current resuscitation guidelines.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

Update on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Assess the risk for PTSD associated with different types of trauma; List risk factors that predispose patients to development of PTSD; Identify approaches to secondary prevention of PTSD; Treat chronic PTSD with approved medical therapy; Evaluate evidence on investigative and alternative therapies for PTSD.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

Updates in Trauma

List the requirements for recertification in orthopedics; Choose appropriate initial treatment for partial and complete amputations; Identify advantages and disadvantages of clinical practice guidelines; Recognize and prevent syndesmotic malreduction; Develop a pain management strategy to minimize postoperative opiate use.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

Treating Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Choose the appropriate treatment for patients with PTSD; Explain prolonged exposure therapy; List the 4 areas of focus of interpersonal therapy; Adapt present-centered therapy to a group setting; Select the appropriate patients to receive trauma-informed guilt reduction therapy.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

Trauma Care: Lower Extremity

Evaluate traumatic injuries of the lower leg; Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of various surgical options for lower-leg injuries; Manage concomitant injuries of the ankle syndesmosis and posterior malleolus; Define a treatment plan, including timing of various interventions, for open tibia fractures; List potential complications and limitations of tibial plateau repair.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

Trauma Care: Pelvis, Acetabulum, and Spine

Identify high-risk pelvic fractures; Appropriately assign patients with pelvic fractures to operative or nonoperative management; Optimally utilize equipment and modalities currently available for treatment of pelvic fractures; Assess the severity of thoracolumbar fractures; Optimize treatment outcomes for patients with thoracolumbar fractures.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

Trauma: Spine Immobilization/Penetrating Chest

Discuss the disadvantages of using a long spine board for immobilization; Provide immobilization of spine to patients after trauma when appropriate; Choose appropriate surgical exposure for the patient with penetrating chest injury; Describe adjuncts available to decrease bleeding in the thoracic cavity; Manage patients with pneumothorax.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

Trauma: Vascular Injuries

Manage an abdominal hematoma following a gunshot wound; Prevent graft complications in patients with aortic injury; List the "hard signs" of arterial injury; Evaluate a patient with "soft signs" of arterial injury; Select patients who may be candidates for nonoperative management of arterial injuries.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

Neuropsychological Implications of Homelessness in Urban Youth

Define homelessness and identify individuals who may be classified as homeless; Explain why homelessness may increase the risk for the development of psychopathology; Review the literature on unstable housing and academic and psychosocial challenges; Design a model to investigate the relationship between homelessness and neurodevelopmental outcomes; Consider the impact of homelessness on executive functioning, risky behavior, and education in homeless youths.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

Trauma Update 2016

List the adverse effects of fluid resuscitation; Recognize the benefits of controlled resuscitation; Select appropriate patients to receive an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter; Manage patients with an IVC filter; Consider strategies to increase communication among patient care teams.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA

Additional Information

Additional Continuing Medical Education options available:

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.