General Trauma

Changing the Management of Traumatic Brain Injury: Now and Then

Activity Details
  • Credit Type: CME
  • Credit Amount: 1.00
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Sep 8, 2014
  • Expires: Sep 8, 2017
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)
  • System Requirements:
  • Average User Rating:
    (2 Ratings)

Faculty

Bellal Joseph Bellal Joseph, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Department of Surgery/Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Burns
and Emergency Surgery
University of Arizona, College of Medicine
Tucson, Arizona

Peter Rhee Peter Rhee, MD, MPH, FACS, FCCM
Martin Gluck Professor of Surgery
Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Burns & Emergency Surgery
The University of Arizona College of Medicine
Director of Trauma, Critical Care, Burns & Emergency Surgery
The University of Arizona Medical Center, North and South Campuses
Tucson, Arizona

Needs Statement

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) related emergency department visits have increased by 20%.  TBI is an important clinical entity without well-defined guidelines for non-operative management. With the improvement in radiographical imaging techniques more miniscule findings are reported and as a result more patients are admitted for observation, repeat head CT scans, and neurosurgical consultation in trauma centers across the U.S. There is a need to redefine the criteria for current therapy and therapy advancements in the management of Traumatic Brain Injury. It is imperative that such guidelines are utilized by all practitioners caring for patients in trauma centers.

Target Audience

Physicians, Family Medicine Practitioners, General Surgeons, Critical Care and Acute Care Surgeons, Neurosurgeons

Objectives

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

  1. Discuss the changing injury patterns in TBI.
  2. Define factors associated with outcomes in TBI.
  3. Define recent changes in the management of Traumatic Brain Injury.
  4. Describe New Brain Injury Guidelines.

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 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.

Acknowledgement

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