Current Management of Splenic Injury - Trauma Reports - Nov 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.

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 1.5 nursing contact hours using a 60-minute contact hour.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 14749, for 1.5 Contact Hours.

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

This program has been approved by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) for 1.5 Contact Hours, Category A, file number 10852.

Faculty

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

Authors
Daniel A. Finelli, MD
Chairman, Department of Radiology and System Imaging Services
Summa Health System
Akron, OH

Rebecca E. Duncan, MD, BA
Resident, Summa Health System
Akron City Hospital
Akron, OH

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

Peer Reviewer
Lisa Freeman Grossheim, MD
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Texas at Houston
Department of Emergency Medicine

Nurse Reviewers
Sue A. Behrens, APRN, BC
Manager Trauma Services
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
Peoria, IL

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

Subjects:

  • Current Management of Splenic Injury

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), Daniel A. Finelli, MD (author), Rebecca E. Duncan, MD, BA (author), William F. Fallon, Jr, MD, MBA, FACS (author), and Lisa Freeman Grossheim, MD (peer reviewer), Sue A. Behrens, APRN, 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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