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Blunt Abdominal Trauma: Current Concepts
CME credit is no longer available for this conference.
John R. Richards, M.D., F.A.A.E.M.

Dr. Richards is Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California.

Dr. Richards reports no commercial conflict of interest.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, CCME staff and interMDnet staff have nothing to disclose.


Release Date: 11/16/2009
Termination Date: 11/16/2012

Estimated time to complete: 1 hour(s).

Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 
Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this Cyberounds®, you should be able to:
  • Discuss the current role of ultrasonography (FAST) in the triage of blunt trauma patients.
  • Discuss the interpretation of abnormal findings on FAST and implications.
  • Discuss the therapeutic approaches to managing patients with blunt abdominal injuries and their disposition.
  • Discuss the diagnostic options in subgroups such as pregnant, obese, and pediatric patients.

 
The opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the sponsor or its publisher. Please review complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.
 
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