Nonoperative Management of Blunt Hepatic Trauma

Activity Details
  • Credit Type: CME
  • Credit Amount: 1.00
  • Cost: $70.00
  • Release: Feb 6, 2013
  • Expires: Feb 5, 2019
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)
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Faculty

Nicole A.  Stassen Nicole A. Stassen, MD
Associate Professor, Surgery
Trauma/Burn
University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
Rochester, New York
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry

Needs Statement

During the last century, the management of blunt force trauma to the liver has changed from observation and expectant management in the early part of the 1900s to mainly operative intervention to the current practice of selective operative and nonoperative management.  Practice Management Guidelines for Nonoperative Management of Blunt Injury to the Liver and Spleen were published by EAST online in 2003.  Since that time, a large volume of literature on these topics has been published requiring a reevaluation of the previous Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma guideline.

Target Audience

Physicians, nurses, advanced practitioners and other health professionals

Objectives

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

  1. Discuss the advantages of nonoperative management of hepatic trauma;
  2. List contraindications to nonoperative management of hepatic trauma;
  3. Define the role of angiography in nonoperative management of hepatic trauma;
  4. Outline the approach to managing complications of nonoperative management of hepatic trauma.

Accreditation

CME
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 1.00 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 speakers, planners or content reviewers have any relevant financial relationships to disclose. No speaker will 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.

Acknowledgement

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