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 19 (TRA19) Topics Include:  Lacerations in the ER, Rib Fractures, Disaster Behavioral Health, Dysfunction after TBI, Psychiatric Interviews in the ER, and more.

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Course Topics

Trauma Wound Care

Apply various techniques to treat more challenging lacerations in the emergency setting; Engage patients in the treatment of abscesses using the incision-loop drainage technique; Adapt rules for using coagulant medications to treat pediatric trauma patients; Use tourniquets, hemostatic gauze, and tranexamic acid for early intervention in pediatric hemorrhage; Introduce the Stop the Bleed campaign to laypersons and medical personnel.


Polytrauma/Pelvic Fractures

Assess the severity of injuries in patients with polytrauma who require orthopedic surgery; Recognize indications for the surgical treatment of pelvic fractures; Select appropriate candidates for operative treatment of acetabular fractures; Plan appropriate surgical approaches for patients with acetabular fractures; Improve outcomes after surgery to repair pelvic and acetabular fractures.


Trauma Update

Consider the role of prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism in patients with head and solid organ injuries; Select appropriate treatment for the management of asymptomatic deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism; Implement strategies to improve outcomes of rib fractures, head injury, and hip fractures in older adults; Evaluate the role of %u03B2-blocking agents in patients witth septic shock; Plan treatment algorithms for the medical and surgical treatment of patients with Clostridium difficile infections.

Upper Extremity Fractures

Recognize operative indications for clavicular fractures; Identify appropriate candidates for operative treatment of humeral shaft fractures; Select optimal hardware for surgical fixation of humeral shaft fractures; Optimize treatment for patients with glenoid fractures; Improve outcomes for patients with supracondylar humeral fractures.

Overview of Trauma Psychology

Identify the components of traumatic experiences and their roles in posttraumatic stress disorder; Explain how EMDR can reverse the effects of trauma; Use EMDR to help clients with mental disorders process traumatic memories; Recognize the benefits of training in disaster behavioral health; Participate in crisis response interventions to benefit first responders and survivors of disasters.



Recognize potential advantages of robotic guidance in total hip arthroplasty; Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of the direct anterior approach to hip arthroplasty; Balance soft tissue during total knee arthroplasty; Compare and contrast the direct anterior and mini posterolateral approaches to total hip arthroplasty; Select the most appropriate approach for hip arthroplasty.


Executive Functioning and Coping Following TBI

Describe the cognitive and behavioral components of core and higher order executive function; List the components of emotional intelligence; Identify targets for the rehabilitation of executive dysfunction after traumatic brain injury; Use appropriate neuropsychologic tests to evaluate executive dysfunction; Recommend constructive coping strategies to patients for management of stress.


Trauma Coagulopathy/Clostridium difficile

Compare the efficacy of different coagulating agents for treating trauma-induced coagulopathy; Select the appropriate coagulating agent or agents for patients with trauma-induced coagulopathy; Describe the benefits and risks of administering tranexamic acid in patients with severe bleeding; Recognize the role of tranexamic acid in managing fibrinolysis; Recommend aggressive medical management and early surgical intervention for patients with severe or fulminant Clostridium difficile infection.


Issues in Emergency Psychiatry

Work with law enforcement personnel to assess the lethality of threats made by an individual; List factors associated with violence in patients with mental illness; Discuss data on public mass shootings and mental illness; Conduct psychiatric interviews in the emergency setting; Manage a patient admitted for attempted suicide who refuses to speak with mental health personnel.

Trauma Pitfalls

Identify abdominal wounds that require observation and surgical intervention; Diagnose diaphragmatic injury in patients with thoracoabdominal stab wounds; Triage patients with penetrating neck trauma; Evaluate the patient found down and develop a differential diagnosis; Determine whether a patient found down has alcohol intoxication alone or has ingested multiple substances.


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.


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