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.
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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.
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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.