EAST Education Center

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    • CME: 1.00
  • Type: Audio Webcast Audio Activity
  • Expires: Jan 30, 2019
  • Cost: Free
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Pediatric Thoracic Trauma

Children represent approximately one –quarter of all trauma patients and are cared for primarily by non-pediatric specialists.  Although there are many similarities in the management of thoracic injuries between adults and children there are several important differences.  Significant thoracic injuries are fortunately rare but both the non-pediatric specialist and...

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  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 0.75
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Aug 19, 2020
  • Cost: $35.00
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Developments in Rural Trauma

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.

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    • CME: 1.00
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Jan 30, 2020
  • Cost: $70.00
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Modern Management of PUD

Nearly two decades after the advent of medical management for gastic ulcers, peptic ulcer disease and its surgical implications remains an important disease process for the general and acute care surgeon.  A thorough understanding for the pathophysiologic mechanisms of PUD, relevant anatomy and options for both medical and surgical treatment are key to providing the best possible...

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    • CME: 1.00
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Jul 23, 2020
  • Cost: $70.00
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Military Advances in Combat Trauma Care After a Decade of War and Translating Them to Civilian Practice

Historically, major advances in the understanding and treatment of traumatic injuries have been gained from combat or wartime experiences. The past decade has witnessed the longest sustained period of combat by the United States military with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. This experience has resulted in multiple advances and improvement in the military medical system and...

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    • CME: 1.00
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Oct 21, 2020
  • Cost: $70.00
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Nutrition in the Complex Surgical Patient

Trauma and acute surgical emergencies remain among the leading causes of short and long term morbidity and mortality among both adults and children worldwide. Inadequate nutrition or pre-existing malnutrition has been shown to be one of the strongest predictors of poor outcomes among all patient populations, but particularly for patients with major injuries, burns, or surgical...

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    • CME: 1.00
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Aug 19, 2020
  • Cost: $70.00
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Guidelines for Solid Organ Injury Management in Children

There is a great deal of information available (some current, some not) on solid organ injury management. This presentation will describe the current methods of treatment of solid organ injuries and provide the reasons that have fallen out as needs to operate. Also provided will be criteria for non-operative management of solid organ injuries, thus bringing learners up to date on...

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  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 1.00
    • CNE: 1.00
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Jul 16, 2020
  • Cost: $70.00
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Simulation for the Trauma Resuscitation Team: Communication, Teamwork and Safety

The resuscitation of a trauma patient requires a multi-disciplinary team to come together to provide safe and appropriate care.  This care requires careful and clear communication among all team members.  Little education is provided to health professionals on this topic.

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    • CME: 1.00
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Jul 22, 2020
  • Cost: $70.00
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Emergent Management of Diverticulitis and Clostridium difficile Colitis for the Acute Care Surgeon

Acute diverticulitis and C. difficile colitis are common problems faced by the acute care surgeon. Management of both conditions is undergoing a paradigm shift. It is important for surgeons treating these conditions to review the current literature and have complete understanding of available treatment options and indications.

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    • CME: 1.00
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Sep 7, 2020
  • Cost: Free
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Changing the Management of Traumatic Brain Injury: Now and Then

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...

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    • CME: 1.00
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Jun 25, 2019
  • Cost: $70.00
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Tourniquets: Translating Military Success into Civilian Utilization

Tourniquets have received increased attention recently, following military publications of the usefulness in combat settings.  During the same time frame, several high-profile civilian mass casualty events captured the public attention and have prompted increased focus from first responders on hemorrhage control, including the publication of the Hartford Consensus Paper in...

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    • CME: 1.00
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Jun 25, 2018
  • Cost: $70.00
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Delay in Diagnosis and Missed Injuries in Pediatric Trauma

Trauma is the leading cause of death in children over the age of one. Most injured children do not receive initial treatment at a pediatric trauma center.  Therefore, it is important for anyone who works in the emergency department to receive trauma education. 

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    • CME: 1.00
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Jul 1, 2019
  • Cost: $70.00
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Initial Evaluation and Management of the Injured Child

Trauma is the leading cause of death in children over the age of one.  Most injured children do not receive initial treatment at a pediatric trauma center.  Therefore, it is important for anyone who works in the emergency department to receive trauma education.

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    • CME: 1.00
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Jul 5, 2018
  • Cost: $70.00
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An Evidence-Based Approach to Patient Selection for Emergency Department Thoracotomy: Creating the EAST Practice Management Guideline

Since its first description nearly 50 years ago, emergency department thoracotomy (EDT) has remained among the most controversial procedures that physicians perform.  Clinicians are forced to make immediate life or death decisions which attempt to balance the last chance of survival with the risk of salvaging patients with severe anoxic encephalopathy or exposing healthcare...

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    • CME: 1.00
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Jul 5, 2018
  • Cost: $70.00
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Blood Transfusion 2016

Exsanguination is the leading cause of preventable death after trauma. Following hemorrhage control, resuscitation with blood products is critical to improved survival. An understanding of available blood products and their appropriate use is mandatory to optimizing outcomes after trauma.

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  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 0.75
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Jul 5, 2018
  • Cost: $70.00
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Cervical Spine Clearance in the Obtunded Adult Blunt Trauma Patient

Cervical spine (C-spine) collar clearance or removal is well established for the alert patient with or without symptoms; however, for the obtunded adult blunt trauma patient, it is unclear whether primary screening with computed tomography (CT) is sufficient or whether a second diagnostic adjunct is required. The imprecise and possible overly broad interpretations of...

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    • CME: 1.00
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Jul 19, 2018
  • Cost: $70.00
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Pediatric Trauma, Triage and Transfer: Kids Are Not Just Little Adults

Pediatric patients are not seen frequently by many practitioners and have unique physiology.  Understanding these differences and knowing when to transfer to a pediatric hospital or how to partner with a pediatric trauma center is crucial to providing optimal care to injured children. This module will describe some key physiologic differences between children and adults that...

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  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 1.50
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Mar 1, 2019
  • Cost: $70.00
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EAST Master Class Symposium #1: Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction for the Trauma/Acute Care Surgeon

With the rise in the prevalence of obesity and the use of damage control techniques with an open abdomen approach, there has been a corresponding increase in the volume of patients with complex ventral hernias, multiple recurrent hernias, or large abdominal wall defects that are not suitable for standard hernia repair techniques. The past decade has seen a rapid increase in our...

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    • CME: 1.00
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Jul 4, 2019
  • Cost: $70.00
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Anorectal Disorders for the Acute Care Surgeon

Anorectal disorders account for thousands of annual visits and billions of dollars every year in the U.S. alone. Management includes both non-operative and surgical therapies. All healthcare providers treating these conditions need to be well aware of the indications, options and outcomes associated with these strategies.

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  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 0.75
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Jul 11, 2019
  • Cost: $70.00
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Peds Non-Accidental Trauma

Each year in the United States nearly one million children are victims of neglect and/or non-accidental trauma (NAT). Approximately three-quarters of all NAT fatalities occur in children under age three, and an estimated 12% of these fatalities involve families that had received CPS family preservation services in the 5 years preceding the fatal incident [1]. The annual societal...

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    • CME: 1.00
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Dec 14, 2019
  • Cost: $70.00
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Bariatric Emergencies

Bariatric surgery use has exploded in the U.S. and worldwide, and now represents one of the most common major abdominal procedures performed by general surgeons. With the increase in the types of bariatric procedures as well as the unique issues related to the care of the morbidly obese patient, bariatric surgery has now evolved as a recognized sub-specialty. Although bariatric...

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  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 1.50
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Nov 20, 2019
  • Cost: $70.00
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US in Trauma and ICU

Ultrasound is gaining popularity in the work up of trauma patients and in the intensive care unit, given its ease of use, noninvasiveness, lack of radiation and ability to give real-time data.  However, the accuracy of the use of ultrasound is operator dependent, and requires focused, supervised training to ensure that the operator correctly interprets the sonographic...