High Altitude Illness: Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment - Trauma Reports - Mar 01, 2008

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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Editor in Chief
Ann Dietrich, MD, FAAP, FACEP
Professor of Pediatrics
Ohio State University
Attending Physician
Columbus Children?s Hospital
Associate Pediatric Medical Director
Columbus, Ohio

William F. Fallon, Jr., MD, MBA, FACS
Chief, Division of Trauma
Summa Health System
Akron City Hospital
Akron, Ohio

Rebecca E. Duncan, BA
Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Rootstown, Ohio.

Peer Reviewer
Ian Grover, MD, FACEP
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
UCSD Medical Center
San Diego, California

Nurse Reviewers
Theresa Rodier Finerty, RN, MS, CNA, BC
Director, 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


  • High Altitude Illness: Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment


  • 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), Ken Zafren, MD, FAAEM, FACEP (author), Jessica Ngo, MD (author), and Michele Barry, MD, FACP (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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