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Continuing Education Credit


Award of CME credits by ACS is based on compliance of the program with the ACCME accreditation requirements and does not imply endorsement by ACS of the content, the faculty, or the sponsor of the program.  Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program.

The credit claiming date for this activity is September 10, 2024 (60 days post event).  The evaluations and all credit for the activity must be claimed and submitted by this date.


Society of Trauma Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses

Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This event has been awarded 23 contact hours.

Pre-Con: Advanced Practice Providers Skills Course: 3.5 contact hours

Pre-Con: Research Course: 3.5 contact hours

General Session: Western Pediatric Trauma Conference 2024

Day 1: 7.25 contact hours

Day 2: 4.75 contact hours

Day 3: 4 contact hours

Learner Outcomes

Learners of the APP Skills Course will develop and demonstrate advanced practice skills and techniques for infrequently used procedures in pediatric trauma care, demonstrated by 80% self-reported improvement in skills confidence measured in a post-course evaluation.

Learners of the Research Course will increase knowledge and comfort with research practices in pediatric trauma, as demonstrated by 80% self-reported improvement in familiarity with research practices measured in a post-course evaluation.

Learner of the Annual Conference will increase knowledge of current pediatric trauma practices across a wide variety of domains that will improve their practice, demonstrated by 80% self-reported improvement in knowledge measured in a post-course evaluation.


Program Objectives

  • Discuss how public policy affects firearm-related suicide outcomes and identify ways physicians can promote firearm suicide prevention.

  • Describe opportunities for healthcare providers to participate in decreasing the burden of pediatric firearm injuries.

  • Discuss strategies and approaches for addressing inequities in pediatric trauma.

  • Examine the important aspects to ensure optimal implementation of pediatric trauma guidelines

  • Describe the impact of injury-specific risk ratios and coding on risk-adjustment in your TQIP report.

  • Evaluate the choices we make and why we make them.

  • Explain how to implement an abdominal trauma imaging guideline.

  • Understand evolving options for low-grade solid organ injury management.

  • Describe the basics of head CT interpretation in the trauma setting.

  • Discuss evidence-based clinical decision-making and practice variation in severe pediatric traumatic brain injury.

  • Explore the options for future technology for pediatric trauma care.

  • Describe the most typical pediatric vascular traumatic injuries and the different interventional challenges that we face in managing this patient population.

  • Discuss surgical treatment of major urethral injury related to pelvic fractures in young males.

  • Describe an APP-led model of trauma bay leadership and resuscitation.

  • Discuss how AI and Computer Simulation Model can assist medical professionals in decision making process.  

  • Discuss the indications for and the implications of using ECMO in pediatric trauma patients.



Disclosure Information

In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity (planners and speakers/authors/discussants/moderators) has disclosed all financial relationships with any commercial interest (termed by the ACCME as “ineligible companies”, defined below) held in the last 24 months (see below for definitions). Please note that first authors were required to collect and submit disclosure information on behalf all other authors/contributors, if applicable.

Ineligible Company: The ACCME defines an “ineligible company” as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services used on or consumed by patients. Providers of clinical services directly to patients are NOT included in this definition.

Financial Relationships: Relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit.  Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected. 


Conflict of Interest: Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of a ineligible company with which he/she has a financial relationship.


The ACCME also requires that ACS manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the educational activity.  Any conflicts noted below have been managed to our satisfaction. The disclosure information is intended to identify any commercial relationships and allow learners to form their own judgments. However, if you perceive a bias during the educational activity, please report it on the evaluation.

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