Trauma Reports (Vol.16, No. 3) - Submersion and Drowning Injuries - May 1, 2015

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Release date: May 2015

Valid through: May 2018

Target Audience

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


  • 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.

Credit Available


  • Maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • 2.5 AOA Category 2-B credits
  • 2.5 ACEP Credits


  • 1.5 ANCC Contact Hours


This activity is sponsored by AHC Media.

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Credit Designation


AHC Media designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Osteopathic Association has approved this continuing education activity for up to 2.5 AOA Category 2-B credits.

This activity is approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for 2.5 hours of ACEP Category 1 credits.


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.

Faculty Listing


Sara W. Nelson, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine, Maine Medical Center, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine.

Scott C. McCorvey, MD, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME.

Peer Reviewer

Ken Zafren, MD, FAAEM, FACEP, FAWM, Emergency Medical Services Medical Director, State of Alaska; Clinical Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA; Staff Emergency Physician, Alaska Native Medical Center, Anchorage, AK


Medical Editor:

Ann Dietrich, MD, FAAP, FACEP

Professor of Pediatrics

Ohio State University

Attending Physician

Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Associate Pediatric Medical Director


Columbus, Ohio.

AHC Media executive editor: Shelly Morrow Mark

Financial Disclosure

Authors Dr. Sara Nelson and Dr. Scott McCorvey, Peer Reviewer Dr. Ken Zafren, Editor in Chief Dr. Ann Dietrich, Nurse Reviewer Sue Behrens, Editorial and Continuing Education Director Lee Landenberger, and Executive Editor Shelly  Morrow Mark report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.

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