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The program offers comprehensive continuing education in the treatment of critically ill and injured patients, stressing current basic and cutting edge guidelines and technology for evaluation, diagnosis, and management.  The course is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of those caring for ill and injured patients in rural, urban, and suburban hospitals.


1)Describe innovative, appropriate techniques and technology for optimal care of the injured or seriously ill patient in urban and rural environments, 2) Apply concepts from urban and rural trauma and acute care surgery cases to the practice setting, 3) Describe practical exposure techniques and guidelines for management and early control of injuries and acute surgical conditions, 4) Identify the dilemmas, ethics, and solutions relative to managing critically ill and injured patients, 5) Discuss care issues particular to the surgical intensive care unit, including use of steroids, APRV, sepsis, vasopressors, nutrition, and non-hemorrhagic shock,  6) Address issues relative to trauma and acute care surgery evolution, including managing TBI, pain, bowel obstruction, appendicitis, and peripheral vascular trauma. 7) Discuss ongoing advances and the controversies surrounding them, including appropriate use of REBOA, opioids for trauma patients, nonoperative management, use of ECMO, and endovascular management of trauma, 8) Discuss how to manage complications of missed injuries, difficult stomas, short gut syndrome, and penetrating injuries in the presence of incorporated mesh, and 9) Discuss evolving nonclinical issues, including the acute care surgery model,  proliferation of trauma centers, ICU bundles, burnout, guidelines vs good judgement, and the challenges of training emergency surgeons.


Didactic lecture, panel discussions, audiovisual aids, and course syllabus.


The course is designed primarily for trauma surgeons working in Level I-IV trauma centers.  in addition, general surgeons, emergency physicians, anesthesiologists, trauma coordinators, surgical residents, thoracic surgeons, trauma nurses, PAs, and NPs administrators, and EMS coordinators will benefit from this course.


CME credit will be applied for this activity.

For the purposes of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 creditstm issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.


Attire for the meeting is business casual. Every effort will be made to provide a comfortable learning environment; however, meeting room temperatures are variable and may be difficult to control. The temperature is occasionally cool in the meeting rooms; therefore, a jacket or sweater is recommended.


All registrants will be provided a name badge for use during the meeting. For security purposes, name badges are required at all times in the convention area. Individuals without a badge will not be permitted into the course rooms or exhibit hall. Lost badges will be replaced for a $20 fee.


For show and other entertainment information, visit the Las Vegas convention and visitors website at: call 1-877-847-4858.

As the meeting dates draw closer, more show information will be available on this site. Also, check our conference website for late breaking show information.


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