Maxillofacial Injuries: Clinical Characteristics and Initial Management - Trauma Reports - May 01, 2005

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for the emergency physician.

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Faculty

Editor-In-Chief
Ann Dietrich, MD, FAAP, FACEP
Associate Clinical Professor
Ohio State University
Attending Physician
Columbus Children?s Hospital
Associate Pediatric Medical Director
MedFlight
Columbus, Ohio

Authors
Brian D. Euerle, MD, RDMS
Director, Emergency Ultrasound;
Emergency Medicine Residency Program
University of Maryland Medical Center;
Assistant Professor
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore

Brian Kelly, MD
Emergency Medicine Resident
University of Maryland Medical Center
Baltimore

Peer Reviewer
John P. Santamaria, MD, FAAP, FACEP
Medical Director
After-Hours Pediatrics
Affiliate Professor of Pediatrics
University of South Florida School of Medicine
Tampa

Editorial Board Members
Lawrence N. Diebel, MD
Professor of Surgery
Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan

Robert Falcone, MD
President, Grant Medical Center
Columbus, Ohio;
Clinical Professor of Surgery
Ohio State University

Theresa Rodier Finerty, RN, MS, CNA, BC
Director, Emergency and Trauma Services
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
Peoria, Illinois

Dennis Hanlon, MD
Director
Emergency Medicine Residency Program
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Allegheny General Hospital
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

S.V. Mahadevan, MD, FACEP
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Associate Chief, Division of Emergency Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California

Janet A. Neff, RN, MN, CEN
Trauma Program Manager
Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford, California

Ronald M. Perkin, MD, MA, FAAP, FCCM
Professor and Chairman
Department of Pediatrics
Brody School of Medicine
East Carolina University
Medical Director
Children?s Hospital University
Health Systems of Eastern Carolina
Greenville, North Carolina

Steven A. Santanello, DO
Medical Director, Trauma Services
Grant Medical Center
Columbus, Ohio

Eric Savitsky, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Emergency Medicine/Pediatric Emergency Medicine
UCLA Emergency Medicine Residency Program
Los Angeles, California

Perry W. Stafford, MD, FACS, FAAP, FCCM
Head, Pediatric Surgery
Jersey City Medical Center
Jersey City, New Jersey

Subjects:

  • Maxillofacial Injuries: Clinical Characteristics and Initial Management

Objectives:

  • Recognize or increase suspicion for traumatic injuries that present to the emergency department
  • Describe the various modalities used to identify different traumatic conditions covered in the newsletter
  • Describe how to correctly and quickly stabilize, and then to manage patients with the particular condition covered in the newsletter
  • Identify both likely and rare complications that may occur with traumatic injuries

Financial Disclosure:

In order to reveal any potential bias in this publication, and in accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education guidelines, Ann Dietrich, MD, FAAP, FACEP (editor in chief) reports that she is the medical director for the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Editorial board members Mary Jo Bowman, MD, FAAP, Lawrence N. Diebel, MD, Robert Falcone, MD, Theresa Rodier Finerty, RN, MS, CNA, BC (nurse reviewer), Dennis Hanlon, MD, S.V. Mahadevan, MD, FACEP, Ronald M. Perkin, MD, MA, FAAP, FCCM, Steven A. Santanello, DO, Eric Savitsky, MD, and Perry W. Stafford, MD, FACS, FAAP, FCCM report no relationships with companies related to the field of study covered by this CE/CME program.

Janet A. Neff, RN, MN, CEN reports that she is a stockholder in Biopure.

Brian D. Euerle, MD, RDMS and Brian Kelly, MD (authors) and John P. Santamaria, MD, FAAP, FACEP (reviewer) report no relationships with companies related to this field of study.