Penetrating Neck Trauma - Trauma Reports - Nov 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.

Accreditation:

AHC Media is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Credit Designation:

This activity has been approved for 2.2 nursing contact hours using a 50-minute contact hour.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 14749, for 2.2 Contact Hours.

Nurses licensed in California should retain this credit letter for four years.

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
Dennis Hanlon, MD, FAAEM
Vice Chairman
Academics
Department of Emergency Medicine
Allegheny General Hospital
Pittsburgh, PA

Rick J. Sumrok, MD
Senior Resident
Emergency Medicine
Allegheny General Hospital
Pittsburgh, PA

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

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

Subjects:

  • Penetrating Neck Trauma

Objectives:

  • 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. Dennis Hanlon, MD, FAAEM and Rick J. Sumrok, MD (authors), and Perry W. Stafford, MD, FACS, FAAP, FCCM (peer reviewer), Theresa Rodier Finerty, RN, MS, CNA, BC (nurse reviewer) report no relationships with companies related to this field of study.

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