EAST Education Center

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  • Credit Amounts:
    • 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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  • 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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  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 1.50
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Dec 22, 2017
  • Cost: $70.00
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Billing and Coding

There is a large body of knowledge related to documentation, coding and billing for trauma and surgical critical care services that is necessary for a surgeon to know in order to attain fair reimbursement for professional services rendered while meeting compliance requirements. Few medical schools or residency training programs provide adequate education in this area. There is an...

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  • Credit Amounts:
    • 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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  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 2.00
    • Other: 2.00
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Apr 28, 2018
  • Cost: Free
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Advanced Viscoelastic Testing in Trauma and Transfusion Management

Massive transfusion protocols (MTPs) represent the standard of care for treatment of hemorrhage in severely injured patients. The American College of Surgeons Trauma quality Improvement Program has established guidelines for MTPs and they include guidelines for the use of viscoelastic (whole blood coagulation/point of care) testing.  Specifically, thresholds and targets for...

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  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 1.00
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Jun 25, 2018
  • 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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  • Credit Amounts:
    • 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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  • 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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  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 1.50
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Nov 21, 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...