Secondary Logo

End-of-Life Care in Acute Care Surgery

Watch the video, claim CME credit!

Visit the AAST’s e-learning site for an ACCME-accredited activity associated with this video.


End-of-Life Care in Acute Care Surgery
AAST Grand Round, November 11, 2015

Presented by:
Dr. Christine Cocanour, UC Davis Medical Center

Moderated by:
Dr. Carlos Brown, MD, Seton Healthcare Family


Referenced in presentation:

Changing the culture around end-of-life care in the trauma intensive care unit.
Mosenthal AC, Murphy PA, Barker LK, Lavery R, Retano A, Livingston DH.
J Trauma. 2008 Jun;64(6):1587-93.

Further reading:

Western Trauma Association 2015 presidential address: End-of-life care in trauma.
Cocanour CS.
J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Dec;79(6):891-896.

Injury in the aged: Geriatric trauma care at the crossroads.
Kozar RA, Arbabi S, Stein DM, Shackford SR, Barraco RD, Biffl WL, Brasel KJ, Cooper Z, Fakhry SM, Livingston D, Moore F, Luchette F.
J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Jun;78(6):1197-209.

Contrasting patient, family, provider, and societal goals at the end of life complicate decision making and induce variability of care after trauma.
Martin ND, Stefanelli A, Methvin L, Fischer C, Counsilman M, Mazandi V, Laganosky D, Zubair M, Beekley AC, Weinstein MS.
J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Aug;77(2):262-7.

Withdrawal of care: a 10-year perspective at a Level I trauma center.
Sise MJ, Sise CB, Thorndike JF, Kahl JE, Calvo RY, Shackford SR.
J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 May;72(5):1186-93.

The impact of country and culture on end-of-life care for injured patients: results from an international survey.
Ball CG, Navsaria P, Kirkpatrick AW, Vercler C, Dixon E, Zink J, Laupland KB, Lowe M, Salomone JP, Dente CJ, Wyrzykowski AD, Hameed SM, Widder S, Inaba K, Ball JE, Rozycki GS, Montgomery SP, Hayward T, Feliciano DV.
J Trauma. 2010 Dec;69(6):1323-33; discussion 1333-4.