Managing life threatening abdominal-pelvic injuries

Matthew Douma

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Lecture overview

This talk is focussed on abdominal-pelvic, or more specifically, junctional haemorrhage. It is all about bleeding that is too proximal for an extremity tourniquet but below the diaphragm. Pre-hospital (civilian), battlefield, and iatrogenic causes will be presented and discussed. Haemorrhage control strategies will be taught. 

Learning Objectives:
By the end of this lecture, the attendee will be able to:

  1. Identify common causes of life-threatening junctional haemorrhage.
  2. Learn to operationalise a haemorrhage control continuum. 
  3. Identify haemorrhage that can be amenable to external aortic compression. 

This lecture is equal to 1 CE Contact Hour, 1 CPD Point, and 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit


Additional CME Info

Release Date: February 1, 2020, Termination Date: January 31, 2023

Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of EB Medicine and Continulus. EB Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation: EB Medicine designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per lecture. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Commercial Support: This activity received no commercial support.

Earning Credit: In order to earn CME credit, the participant must take the pre-test, listen to the lecture, take the CME post-test, and complete the post-test evaluation.

Duration 1 hour(s).

Lecture speaker

Matthew Douma

Matthew Douma is a Registered Nurse and Resuscitation Scientist based in Edmonton Alberta, Canada. He is employed by Alberta Health Services as a Clinical Nurse Educator in the Emergency Department at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, and holds an Assistant Adjunct Professor appointment with the Department of Critical Care Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta. His Doctoral studies, through the University College Dublin, are focused on quality within cardiac arrest care from the perspective of patients/families, providers and the system. He is also a committee member of the Canadian Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium, he edits the Canadian Journal of Emergency Nursing and is an advisor on the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Resuscitation Advisory Committee.

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