This course will provide the latest techniques
and algorithms for the care of multiply injured patients through a
combination of didactic lectures and expert panel question, answer and
Traumatic injuries remain the number one cause of
death for young adults, ages 18-50. EMTALA legislation was initially
passed by Congress as a method to reduce patient dumping on level-1
trauma centers. However, this legislation has had the unwanted defect of
making legitimate transfer of multiple injured patients more difficult.
As a result, more patients remain at the initial facility for extended
periods of time, thus placing the burden of care for these patients on
the surgeons practicing at non-trauma institutions. This has created the
need for these surgeons, who would not otherwise be required to care
for these multiple injured patients, to maintain competencies in
providing initial management of the multiple injured patient.
This activity is intended for Orthopedic Surgeons
and Emergency Room Physicians.