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The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) is now providing AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM with a self-assessment component as required for the fulfillment of Part 2 of the American Board of Surgery Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program to Physicians for selected articles from The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.

Nurses and non-physicians can now also claim Continuing Education credits by reading journal articles and completing online courses. For members of the American College of Surgeons, CME credit will be reported to the ACS quarterly and will then appear in your individual My CME Portal for reporting purposes. At the completion of each course, you will receive a PDF certificate for your files.

CONTENT: The AAST’s online courses consist of The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery CME articles, in addition to archived AAST Grand Rounds, previous annual meeting Master Surgeon Lectures, and topic-specific presentations. All courses are currently one hour and worth AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each course is assigned a suggested level and topic category to help you determine which course bets fits your needs. New content is added monthly, so please check back often.

COST: All online courses are offered free of charge to all AAST members. The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery subscribers have complimentary access to all courses relating to journal content, but a fee will apply when accessing all other course types. A nominal fee will apply for all nonmembers. Once you have paid for or completed a course, you can revisit the course as many times and as often as you like.

ACCESS: Below please find the list of all available J Trauma Acute Care Surg CME articles to date. To claim credit, first use the links below to read an article, and then access the associated online course on the AAST website under the e-Learning/CME tab.

QUESTIONS: Should you have questions or need any assistance completing a course or receiving your CME, please contact the AAST at 800-789-4006 or aast@aast.org.

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A prospective, controlled clinical evaluation of surgical stabilization of severe rib fractures

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A systematic review of the use of resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta in the management of hemorrhagic shock

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Geographic distribution of trauma centers and injury-related mortality in the United States

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RibScore: A novel radiographic score based on fracture pattern that predicts pneumonia, respiratory failure, and tracheostomy

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Western Trauma Association Critical Decisions in Trauma: Management of abdominal vascular trauma

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Western Trauma Association Critical Decisions in Trauma: Diagnosis and management of esophageal injuries

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Western Trauma Association Critical Decisions in Trauma: Diagnosis and management of duodenal injuries

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Deep organ space infection after emergency bowel resection and anastomosis: The anatomic site does not matter

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Gangrenous cholecystitis: Deceiving ultrasounds, significant delay in surgical consult, and increased postoperative morbidity!

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Implementation of resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta as an alternative to resuscitative thoracotomy for noncompressible truncal hemorrhage

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Small bowel obstruction: A practical step-by-step evidence-based approach to evaluation, decision making, and management

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Bowel obstructions and incisional hernias following trauma laparotomy and the nonoperative therapy of solid organ injuries: A retrospective population-based analysis

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Outcomes after emergency abdominal surgery in patients with advanced cancer: Opportunities to reduce complications and improve palliative care

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Management of children with solid organ injuries after blunt torso trauma

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Tourniquet use for civilian extremity trauma

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An evidence-based approach to patient selection for emergency department thoracotomy: A practice management guideline from the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma

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Motor vehicle collision–related injuries in the elderly: An Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma evidence-based review of risk factors and prevention

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A reassessment of the impact of trauma systems consultation on regional trauma system development

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Injury in the aged: Geriatric trauma care at the crossroads

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Trauma care does not discriminate: The association of race and health insurance with mortality following traumatic injury

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Abdominal compliance: A bench-to-bedside review

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Survival of severe blunt trauma patients treated with resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta compared with propensity score‐adjusted untreated patients

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Paraplegic and quadriplegic patients undergoing emergency abdominal surgery: Sicker presentations, worse outcomes

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Same-day combined endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography and cholecystectomy: Achievable and minimizes costs

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Use of pelvic hemostasis belt to control lethal pelvic arterial hemorrhage in a swine model

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Contemporary management and outcomes of blunt thoracic aortic injury: A multicenter retrospective study

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Posterior component separation and transversus abdominis muscle release for complex incisional hernia repair in patients with a history of an open abdomen

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A protocol for the management of adhesive small bowel obstruction

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Identification of diverticulitis patients at high risk for recurrence and poor outcomes

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Hyperfibrinolysis, physiologic fibrinolysis, and fibrinolysis shutdown: The spectrum of postinjury fibrinolysis and relevance to antifibrinolytic therapy

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Risk factors for delirium in older trauma patients admitted to the surgical intensive care unit

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The peril of thoracoabdominal firearm trauma: 984 civilian injuries reviewed

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Erythropoietin for critically ill trauma patients: A missed opportunity?

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Early repeat imaging is not warranted for high-grade blunt cerebrovascular injuries

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Characteristics of surgical patients receiving inappropriate empiric antimicrobial therapy

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Evidence-based protocol for prophylactic antibiotics in open fractures: Improved antibiotic stewardship with no increase in infection rates

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Emergency surgery and trauma in patients treated with the new oral anticoagulants: Dabigatran, rivaroxaban, and apixaban

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An analysis of prehospital deaths: Who can we save?

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Maintaining comfort, cognitive function, and mobility in surgical intensive care unit patients

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Inferior vena cava size is not associated with shock following injury

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Operation CeaseFire–New Orleans: An infectious disease model for addressing community recidivism from penetrating trauma

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Timing and type of surgical treatment of Clostridium difficile–associated disease: A practice management guideline from the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma

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Management and outcome of patients with blunt splenic injury and preexisting liver cirrhosis

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Pulmonary embolism without deep venous thrombosis: De novo or missed deep venous thrombosis?

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Defining the optimal time to the operating room may salvage early trauma deaths

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Predictive factors for failure of nonoperative management in perforated appendicitis

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Decompressive craniectomy or medical management for refractory intracranial hypertension: An AAST-MIT propensity score analysis

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Mortality after ground-level fall in the elderly patient taking oral anticoagulation for atrial fibrillation/flutter: A long-term analysis of risk versus benefit

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Temporal trends of postinjury multiple-organ failure: Still resource intensive, morbid, and lethal

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Outcomes of acute versus elective primary ventral hernia repair

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Fulminant Clostridium difficile colitis: Prospective development of a risk scoring system

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Outpatient laparoscopic appendectomy should be the standard of care for uncomplicated appendicitis

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More harm than good: Antiseizure prophylaxis after traumatic brain injury does not decrease seizure rates but may inhibit functional recovery

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Mechanical ventilation weaning and extubation after spinal cord injury: A Western Trauma Association multicenter study

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Western Trauma Association Critical Decisions in Trauma: Management of pancreatic injuries

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Endovascular stent repair of traumatic cervical internal carotid artery injuries

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Surgical management of traumatic isolated sternal fracture and manubriosternal dislocation

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Pericardiocentesis in trauma: A systematic review

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Efficiency of a four-item posttraumatic stress disorder screen in trauma patients

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Withholding and termination of resuscitation of adult cardiopulmonary arrest secondary to trauma: Resource document to the joint NAEMSP-ACSCOT position statements

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Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma: Management of the open abdomen, Part III—Review of abdominal wall reconstruction

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The changing nature of death on the trauma service

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Early effectiveness of endoscopic posterior urethra primary alignment

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Pneumatosis Intestinalis Predictive Evaluation Study (PIPES): A multicenter epidemiologic study of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma

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Transfusion of red blood cells in patients with a prehospital Glasgow Coma Scale score of 8 or less and no evidence of shock is associated with worse outcomes

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Presentations and outcomes in patients with traumatic diaphragmatic injury: A 15-year experience

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Emergency surgery for acute diverticulitis: Which operation? A National Surgical Quality Improvement Program study

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Stapled versus hand-sewn anastomoses in emergency general surgery: A retrospective review of outcomes in a unique patient population

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Disparities in trauma care and outcomes in the United States: A systematic review and meta-analysis

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Functional outcomes following blunt cerebrovascular injury

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Timing of tracheostomy after anterior cervical spine fixation

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Gunshot wounds to the lower urinary tract: A single-institution experience

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Limb salvage after complex repairs of extremity arterial injuries is independent of surgical specialty training

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National Trauma Institute prospective evaluation of the ventilator bundle in trauma patients: Does it really work?

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Hyperacute adrenal insufficiency after hemorrhagic shock exists and is associated with poor outcomes

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A population-based analysis of the clinical course of 10,304 patients with acute cholecystitis, discharged without cholecystectomy

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Acute appendicitis: A disease severity score for the acute care surgeon

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Western Trauma Association Critical Decisions in Trauma: Management of complicated diverticulitis

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Who should we feed? A Western Trauma Association multi-institutional study of enteral nutrition in the open abdomen after injury

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A prospective cohort study of 200 acute care gallbladder surgeries: The same disease but a different approach

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Timing of definitive treatment of femoral shaft fractures in patients with multiple injuries: A systematic review of randomized and nonrandomized trials

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The role of acute care surgery in the treatment of severe, complicated Clostridium difficile–associated disease

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The immune response to surgery and trauma: Implications for treatment

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The etiology of pneumoperitoneum in the 21st century

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A reappraisal of nitrogen requirements for patients with critical illness and trauma

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The National Trauma Triage Protocol: Can this tool predict which patients with trauma will benefit from helicopter transport?

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Has TRISS become an anachronism? A comparison of mortality between the National Trauma Data Bank and Major Trauma Outcome Study databases

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Combat wounds in Iraq and Afghanistan from 2005 to 2009

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Characterization of platelet dysfunction after trauma

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Admission rapid thrombelastography predicts development of pulmonary embolism in trauma patients

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Treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ventilator-associated pneumonia with high-dose vancomycin or linezolid