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Penetrating 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.

Within the past 12 months, Dr. Richards reports no commercial conflicts of interest.

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

Release Date: 09/13/2010
Termination Date: 09/13/2013

Estimated time to complete: 1 hour(s).

Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center designates this enduring material activity 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.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center and InterMDnet. Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this Cyberounds®, you should be able to:
  • Discuss the diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to managing patients with penetrating abdominal trauma (PAT) and their disposition
  • Describe the current role of focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) and computed tomography (CT) in the triage of PAT
  • Discuss the difference in treatment between stab wounds (SW), high and low-velocity gunshot wounds (GSW), as well as blast injuries
  • Discuss the use of prophylactic antibiotics and Factor VIIa
  • Manage intoxicated, uncooperative or violent PAT 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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