General Trauma

Simulation for the Trauma Resuscitation Team: Communication, Teamwork and Safety

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 1.00
    • CNE: 1.00
  • Cost: $70.00
  • Release: Jul 17, 2014
  • Expires: Jul 16, 2020
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)
  • Average User Rating:
    ( Ratings)


Richard Falcone Richard Falcone, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Pediatric and Thoracic Surgery
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, Ohio

Needs Statement

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.

Target Audience

All health care providers participating in trauma resuscitations including physicians (EM, Surgery, Anesthesia), nursing, and allied health professionals


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

1.  Discuss communication tools and barriers to communication to improve teamwork

2.  Demonstrate the impact of simulation training in improving communication and enhancing safety

3.  Describe the concept of latent safety threat identification and mitigation


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 claim only the 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

The University of Kentucky, College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

This educational activity is offered for a maximum of 1.00 ANCC contact hour.

The Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) approves The University of Kentucky, College of Nursing (UKCON) as a provider as well. ANCC and KBN approval of a continuing nursing education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content nor commercial sponsors. The University of Kentucky does not approve commercial products. This educational activity is offered for a maximum of 1.2 KBN contact hours.

Provider #: 3-0008-01-18-673. In order to receive credit, participants complete this CNE activity and submit a credit application and evaluation form online. Certificates may be printed once the evaluation is completed.

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.


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

In collaboration with UK College of Nursing Continuing Education Office.

Review Date

January 3, 2017