Accreditation Information


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 Society of Trauma Nurses. 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 live activity for a maximum of 8 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
  • Medical knowledge
  • Practice-based learning and improvement
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Professionalism
  • Systems-based practice

Needs Statement

The TOPIC course was developed in response to a need for advanced trauma education for physicians and nurses in the area of performance improvement and patient safety.


Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe performance improvement taxonomy.
  • Discuss the importance and various components of the trauma PIPS plan.
  • Explain PI roles and responsibilities of the team members and options for team member configuration.
  • Discuss audit filter use in process and outcome measurement and evaluation.
  • Identify the core measures required by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS/COT) PIPS program.
  • Review practice management guidelines and their use in evaluating trauma center performance while minimizing variance in care.

Target Audience

Physicians, Nurses and Certified Medical Coders

Faculty Disclosure

No speakers or planners have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The material presented in this course represents information obtained from the scientific literature as well as the clinical experiences of the speakers. In some cases, the presentations might include discussion of investigational agents and/or off-label indications for various agents used in clinical practice. Speakers will inform the audience when they are discussing investigational and/or off-label uses.

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.