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.
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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.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited
by the Accreditation Council for Continuing
Medical Education to provide continuing medical
education for physicians.
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.