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Created:   6/29/2012
Contains:  130 items

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.


Management of adult pancreatic injuries: A practice management guideline from the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma

Ho, Vanessa Phillis; Patel, Nimitt J.; Bokhari, Faran; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery . 82(1):185-199, January 2017.

Cervical spinal clearance: A prospective Western Trauma Association Multi-institutional Trial

Inaba, Kenji; Byerly, Saskya; Bush, Lisa D.; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery . 81(6):1122-1130, December 2016.

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Classification of soft-tissue injuries in open femur fractures: Relevant for systemic complications?

Weber, Christian David; Lefering, Rolf; Dienstknecht, Thomas; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery . 81(5):824-833, November 2016.

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Characteristics of ACS-verified Level I and Level II trauma centers: A study linking trauma center verification review data and the National Trauma Data Bank of the American...

Shafi, Shahid; Barnes, Sunni; Ahn, Chul; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery . 81(4):735-742, October 2016.

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The AAST prospective Aortic Occlusion for Resuscitation in Trauma and Acute Care Surgery (AORTA) registry: Data on contemporary utilization and outcomes of aortic occlusion and...

DuBose, Joseph J.; Scalea, Thomas M.; Brenner, Megan; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery . 81(3):409-419, September 2016.

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Severe complicated Clostridium difficile infection: Can the UPMC proposed scoring system predict the need for surgery?

Julien, Michelle; Wild, Jeffrey L.; Blansfield, Joseph; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery . 81(2):221-228, August 2016.

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Contemporary outcomes of lower extremity vascular repairs extending below the knee: A multicenter retrospective study

Fortuna, Gerald; DuBose, Joseph J.; Mendelsberg, Ranan; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery . 81(1):63-70, July 2016.

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How long should we fear? Long-term risk of venous thromboembolism in patients with traumatic brain injury

Olufajo, Olubode A.; Yorkgitis, Brian K.; Cooper, Zara; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery . 81(1):71-78, July 2016.

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Percutaneously drained intra-abdominal infections do not require longer duration of antimicrobial therapy

Rattan, Rishi; Allen, Casey J.; Sawyer, Robert G.; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery . 81(1):108-113, July 2016.

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A safe and effective management strategy for blunt cerebrovascular injury: Avoiding unnecessary anticoagulation and eliminating stroke

Shahan, Charles P.; Magnotti, Louis J.; Stickley, Shaun M.; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery . 80(6):915-922, June 2016.

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Intraoperative hypotensive resuscitation for patients undergoing laparotomy or thoracotomy for trauma: Early termination of a randomized prospective clinical trial

Carrick, Matthew M.; Morrison, Catherine Anne; Tapia, Nicole M.; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery . 80(6):886-896, June 2016.

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Current management of hemorrhage from severe pelvic fractures: Results of an American Association for the Surgery of Trauma multi-institutional trial

Costantini, Todd W.; Coimbra, Raul; Holcomb, John B.; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery . 80(5):717-725, May 2016.

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Surgery or stenting for colonic obstruction: A practice management guideline from the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma

Ferrada, Paula; Patel, Mayur B.; Poylin, Vitaliy; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery . 80(4):659-664, April 2016.

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

Pieracci, Fredric M.; Lin, Yihan; Rodil, Maria; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery . 80(2):187-194, February 2016.

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

Morrison, Jonathan James; Galgon, Richard E.; Jansen, Jan Olaf; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery . 80(2):324-334, February 2016.

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

Chapman, Brandon C.; Herbert, Benoit; Rodil, Maria; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery . 80(1):95-101, January 2016.

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

Biffl, Walter L.; Moore, Ernest E.; Feliciano, David V.; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery . 79(6):1089-1095, December 2015.

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

Malhotra, Ajai; Biffl, Walter L.; Moore, Ernest E.; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery . 79(6):1096-1101, December 2015.

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

Yeh, Daniel Dante; Cropano, Catrina; Fagenholz, Peter; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery . 79(5):812-816, November 2015.

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

Moore, Laura J.; Brenner, Megan; Kozar, Rosemary A.; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery . 79(4):523-532, October 2015.

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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

Li, Ting; Robertson-More, Connal; Maclean, Anthony R.; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery . 79(3):386-392, September 2015.

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

Cauley, Christy E.; Panizales, Maria T.; Reznor, Gally; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery . 79(3):399-406, September 2015.

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Management of children with solid organ injuries after blunt torso trauma

Wisner, David H.; Kuppermann, Nathan; Cooper, Arthur; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery . 79(2):206-214, August 2015.

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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

Seamon, Mark J.; Haut, Elliott R.; Van Arendonk, Kyle; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery . 79(1):159-173, July 2015.

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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

Crandall, Marie; Streams, Jill; Duncan, Thomas; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery . 79(1):152-158, July 2015.

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

Wild, Jeffrey L.; Younus, M. Jabran; Torres, Denise; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery . 78(3):503-509, March 2015.

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

DuBose, Joseph J.; Leake, Samuel S.; Brenner, Megan; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery . 78(2):360-369, February 2015.

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A protocol for the management of adhesive small bowel obstruction

Loftus, Tyler; Moore, Frederick; VanZant, Erin; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery . 78(1):13-21, January 2015.

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

Moore, Hunter B.; Moore, Ernest E.; Gonzalez, Eduardo; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery . 77(6):811-817, December 2014.

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

Rodriguez, Lauren; Jung, Hee Soo; Goulet, James A.; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery . 77(3):400-408, September 2014.

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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

Ferrada, Paula; Velopulos, Catherine G.; Sultan, Shahnaz; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery . 76(6):1484-1493, June 2014.

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

Van Gent, Jan-Michael; Zander, Ashley L.; Olson, Erik J.; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery . 76(5):1270-1274, May 2014.

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

Remick, Kyle N.; Schwab, C. William; Smith, Brian P.; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery . 76(5):1251-1258, May 2014.

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

Nirula, Ram; Millar, D.; Greene, Tom; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery . 76(4):944-955, April 2014.

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

van der Wilden, Gwendolyn M.; Chang, Yuchiao; Cropano, Catrina; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery . 76(2):424-430, February 2014.

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

Kornblith, Lucy Z.; Kutcher, Matthew E.; Callcut, Rachael A.; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery . 75(6):1060-1070, December 2013.

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

Biffl, Walter L.; Moore, Ernest E.; Croce, Martin; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery . 75(6):941-946, December 2013.

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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

Millin, Michael G.; Galvagno, Samuel M.; Khandker, Samiur R.; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery . 75(3):459-467, September 2013.

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

Diaz, Jose J. Jr.; Cullinane, Daniel C.; Khwaja, Kosar A.; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery . 75(3):376-386, September 2013.

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

DuBose, Joseph J.; Lissauer, Matthew; Maung, Adrian A.; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery . 75(1):15-23, July 2013.

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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

Elterman, Joel; Brasel, Karen; Brown, Siobhan; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery . 75(1):8-14, July 2013.

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

Farrah, Jason P.; Lauer, Cynthia W.; Bray, Mallory S.; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery . 74(5):1187-1194, May 2013.

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

Haider, Adil H.; Weygandt, Paul Logan; Bentley, Jessica M.; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery . 74(5):1195-1205, May 2013.

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