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  • Updated:   3/20/2018
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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.


Nonoperative management of abdominal solid-organ injuries following blunt trauma in adults: Results from an International Consensus Conference

Cimbanassi, Stefania; Chiara, Osvaldo; Leppaniemi, Ari; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 84(3):517-531, March 2018.

Contemporary management of rectal injuries at Level I trauma centers: The results of an American Association for the Surgery of Trauma multi-institutional study

Brown, Carlos V.R.; Teixeira, Pedro G.; Furay, Elisa; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 84(2):225-233, February 2018.

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Beta blockers in critically ill patients with traumatic brain injury: Results from a multicenter, prospective, observational American Association for the Surgery of Trauma study

Ley, Eric J.; Leonard, Samuel D.; Barmparas, Galinos; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 84(2):234-244, February 2018.

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Noncompliance with American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma recommended criteria for full trauma team activation is associated with undertriage deaths

Tignanelli, Christopher J.; Vander Kolk, Wayne E.; Mikhail, Judy N.; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 84(2):287-294, February 2018.

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Perioperative glycemic control and postoperative complications in patients undergoing emergency general surgery: What is the role of Plasma Hemoglobin A1c?

Jehan, Faisal; Khan, Muhammad; Sakran, Joseph V.; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 84(1):112-117, January 2018.

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The evolution of care improves outcome in blunt thoracic aortic injury: A Western Trauma Association multicenter study

Shackford, Steven R.; Dunne, Casey E.; Karmy-Jones, Riyad; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 83(6):1006-1013, December 2017.

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Contemporary management of subclavian and axillary artery injuries—A Western Trauma Association multicenter review

Waller, Christine J.; Cogbill, Thomas H.; Kallies, Kara J.; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 83(6):1023-1031, December 2017.

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Cervical spine evaluation and clearance in the intoxicated patient: A prospective Western Trauma Association Multi-Institutional Trial and Survey

Martin, Matthew J.; Bush, Lisa D.; Inaba, Kenji; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 83(6):1032-1040, December 2017.

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Expanding the scope of quality measurement in surgery to include nonoperative care: Results from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program emergency general surgery pilot

Wandling, Michael W.; Ko, Clifford Y.; Bankey, Paul E.; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 83(5):837-845, November 2017.

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Proposed clinical pathway for nonoperative management of high-grade pediatric pancreatic injuries based on a multicenter analysis: A pediatric trauma society collaborative

Naik-Mathuria, Bindi J.; Rosenfeld, Eric H.; Gosain, Ankush; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 83(4):589-596, October 2017.

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Reassessing the cardiac box: A comprehensive evaluation of the relationship between thoracic gunshot wounds and cardiac injury

Jhunjhunwala, Rashi; Mina, Michael J.; Roger, Elizabeth I.; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 83(3):349-355, September 2017.

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Deaths and high-risk trauma patients missed by standard trauma data sources

Newgard, Craig D.; Fu, Rongwei; Lerner, E. Brooke; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 83(3):427-437, September 2017.

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Improved outcomes following implementation of an acute gastrointestinal bleeding multidisciplinary protocol

Loftus, Tyler J.; Go, Kristina L.; Hughes, Steven J.; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 83(1):41-46, July 2017.

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Multi-institutional, prospective, observational study comparing the Gastrografin challenge versus standard treatment in adhesive small bowel obstruction

Zielinski, Martin D.; Haddad, Nadeem N.; Cullinane, Daniel C.; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 83(1):47-54, July 2017.

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A comparison of prognosis calculators for geriatric trauma: A Prognostic Assessment of Life and Limitations After Trauma in the Elderly consortium study

Madni, Tarik David; Ekeh, Akpofure Peter; Brakenridge, Scott C.; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 83(1):90-96, July 2017.

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Pelvic fracture pattern predicts the need for hemorrhage control intervention—Results of an AAST multi-institutional study

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

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 82(6):1030-1038, June 2017.

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A calculator for mortality following emergency general surgery based on the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database

Haskins, Ivy N.; Maluso, Patrick J.; Schroeder, Mary E.; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 82(6):1094-1099, June 2017.

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Operation versus antibiotics––The “appendicitis conundrum” continues: A meta-analysis

Sakran, Joseph V.; Mylonas, Konstantinos S.; Gryparis, Alexandros; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 82(6):1129-1137, June 2017.

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Novel oral anticoagulants and trauma: The results of a prospective American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Multi-Institutional Trial

Kobayashi, Leslie; Barmparas, Galinos; Bosarge, Patrick; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 82(5):827-835, May 2017.

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Survey of American College of Surgeons Committee on trauma members on firearm injury: Consensus and opportunities

Kuhls, Deborah A.; Campbell, Brendan T.; Burke, Peter A.; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 82(5):877-886, May 2017.

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Stapled versus hand-sewn: A prospective emergency surgery study. An American Association for the Surgery of Trauma multi-institutional study

Bruns, Brandon Robert; Morris, David S.; Zielinski, Martin; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 82(3):435-443, March 2017.

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Pneumatosis Intestinalis Predictive Evaluation Study: A multicenter epidemiologic study of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma

Ferrada, Paula; Callcut, Rachael; Bauza, Graciela; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 82(3):451-460, March 2017.

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Operation versus antibiotics––The “appendicitis conundrum” continues: A meta-analysis

Sakran, Joseph V.; Mylonas, Konstantinos S.; Gryparis, Alexandros; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 82(6):1129-1137, June 2017.

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Damage control resuscitation in patients with severe traumatic hemorrhage: A practice management guideline from the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma

Cannon, Jeremy W.; Khan, Mansoor A.; Raja, Ali S.; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 82(3):605-617, March 2017.

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Cervical spine MRI in patients with negative CT: A prospective, multicenter study of the Research Consortium of New England Centers for Trauma (ReCONECT)

Maung, Adrian A.; Johnson, Dirk C.; Barre, Kimberly; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 82(2):263-269, February 2017.

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Surgical rescue: The next pillar of acute care surgery

Kutcher, Matthew E.; Sperry, Jason L.; Rosengart, Matthew R.; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 82(2):280-286, February 2017.

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Routine surveillance cholangiography after percutaneous cholecystostomy delays drain removal and cholecystectomy

Loftus, Tyler J.; Brakenridge, Scott C.; Moore, Frederick A.; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 82(2):351-355, February 2017.

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Sarcopenia as a predictor of mortality in elderly blunt trauma patients: Comparing the masseter to the psoas using computed tomography

Wallace, James D.; Calvo, Richard Y.; Lewis, Paul R.; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 82(1):65-72, January 2017.

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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.

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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 College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma

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 resuscitative balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA)

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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