Developments in Rural Trauma

Activity Details
  • Credit Type: CME
  • Credit Amount: 0.75
  • Cost: $35.00
  • Release: Aug 20, 2014
  • Expires: Aug 19, 2020
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    45 Minutes
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Fred  Rogers Fred Rogers, MD, FACS
Adjunct Professor of Surgery
Division of Trauma
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Needs Statement

Directors, coordinators, and providers at rural facilities do not have easy access to educational tools to learn about trauma performance improvement. Online educational offerings provide an alternative to live meetings and thus facilitate such access.

Target Audience

All rural trauma practitioners.


Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the unique problems of managing trauma patients in a rural setting.
  2. Discuss the national perspective on trauma care in 2014 and how rural trauma is impacted
  3. Discuss the role of critical access hospitals in a rural trauma system.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma. The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies

  • Patient care

Faculty Disclosure

No speaker, planner or content reviewer has any relevant financial relationships to disclose. The speaker will not discuss the off-label use of a product.
Content review confirmed that the content was developed in a fair, balanced manner free from commercial bias. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.


This activity is jointly provided by the University of Kentucky and Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma.