EAST Education Center

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  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 1.00
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Jul 24, 2017
  • 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
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Aug 20, 2017
  • Cost: $70.00
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Surgical Treatment of Rib Plating

Rib fractures are common after injury. Historic treatment strategies have emphasized pain control and non-operative treatment as the preferred therapy for most patients. Recent innovations in surgical technique and hardware design have the potential to improve rib fracture care. The purpose of this module is to review the contemporary surgical treatment of rib fractures. 

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  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 1.00
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Jul 22, 2017
  • Cost: $70.00
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Practice Management Guidelines to Standardize Care at my Hospital

It has been shown that obtaining verification as a trauma center improves mortality outcomes. However, ensuring uniformity of care can be challenging when organizing a trauma center or introducing new technologies or methods. Practice management guidelines offer a means to accomplish this goal. This talk reviews why and how practice management guidelines were implemented at the new...

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  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 1.00
    • CNE: 1.00
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Jul 17, 2017
  • 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: 1.00
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Oct 22, 2017
  • Cost: $70.00
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Complex Pelvic Fracture Management 2014

Complex pelvic fractures require the swiftest assessment, resuscitation and multimodality management of any of the blunt traumatic injuries that are commonplace in trauma centers.  Much as evolved in the past two to five years that has made the outcome of these most severe injuries improve and this presentation will organize and highlight modern therapeutic options.

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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 8, 2017
  • 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: Sep 17, 2017
  • Cost: $70.00
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Tips and Tricks to Publish in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery?

Lack of understanding the processes involved in publishing scientific studies is an impediment to participation for many clinicians. This module will help the learner better understand the process of submission to JOT and collaboration between JOT and EAST.

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  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 1.00
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: Aug 18, 2017
  • Cost: $70.00
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Emergent Approaches to Vascular Injury Management

Vascular injury remains a primary cause of exsanguinating hemorrhage and death after trauma.  The evolution of vascular injury care, particularly adjuncts related to endovascular modalities, provides modern trauma practitioners with an expanded array of tools for the care of these patients.

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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...