Adult Hand Trauma - Trauma Reports - Sep 01, 2006

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for emergency, family, osteopathic, trauma, surgical, and general practice physicians and nurses who have contact with trauma patients.


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

John C. Southall, MD, FAAEM, FACEP
Resident Research Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
Maine Medical Center
Portland, Maine

Stephen Patrick Sanders, MD
Emergency Medicine Resident
Maine Medical Center
Portland, ME

Peer Reviewer
Mary Jo Bowman, MD, FAAP, FCP
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Ohio State University College of Medicine
Attending Physician
Emergency Department
Columbus Children's Hospital
Columbus, Ohio

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

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


  • Adult Hand Trauma


  • Discuss conditions that should increase suspicion for traumatic injuries
  • Describe the various modalities used to identify different traumatic conditions
  • Cite methods of quickly stabilizing and managing patients
  • Identify possible complications that may occur with traumatic injuries

Financial Disclosure:

Ann Dietrich, MD, FAAP, FACEP (editor in chief) reports that she receives grant/research support from the National Institutes of Health and is the medical director for the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians. John C. Southall, MD, FAAEM, FACEP and Stephen Patrick Sanders, MD (authors), and Mary Jo Bowman, MD, FAAP, FCP (peer reviewer), Theresa Rodier Finerty, RN, MS, CNA, BC (nurse reviewer), and Janet A. Neff, RN, MN, CEN (nurse reviewer) report no relationships with companies related to this field of study.

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