American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Session Code: PS107
Title: Bombings: Ballistics, Injuries, Management, and Rehabilitation of the Wounded Warrior
Date and Time of Session: Monday, October 23: 9:45 am - 11:15 am
Description: The surge on bombings in the military and the civilian settings forces surgeons to prepare themselves to take care of patients with relevant injuries. This session will not cover the 'mass casualty' principles of bombings but will rather focus on the pathophysiology of the injury, its treatment, and its long-term outcomes. Bomb blasts cause specific patterns of injury, some obvious and immediately discoverable and some more subtle but potentially life-threatening, with which the modern surgeon must be familiar. Injuries to air-containing organs (lungs, bowel, ear), the unique effects to the brain, cardiac stunt, and other important subjects will be described by national and international experts. The session will offer new knowledge which is not frequently discussed but, unfortunately, is very pertinent to today's world.
CME Credit Hours: 1.5
Webcast Package Available: Yes
Audio Package Available: Yes
General Surgery (GEN), International (INT), Trauma / Critical Care (TRA)
Credit to Address ACS Accreditation/Verification Requirements:
Sponsored By:
Advisory Council for Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery, Committee on Trauma
Program Participants:
M. Margaret Knudson, MD, FACS
Ian L. Valerio, MD, MS, MBA, FACS
Speaker Blast Injuries: The Military Experience
Todd E. Rasmussen, MD, FACS
Speaker Blast Injuries: The Civilian Experience
George C. Velmahos, MD,PhD, FACS
Speaker Dismounted Blast Injuries
Jeremy W. Cannon, MD, FACS
Speaker Reconstruction and Regenerative Medicine for Blast Injuries
Ian L. Valerio, MD, MS, MBA, FACS
Speaker Rehabilitation for Blast Injuries
COL(r) Paul F. Pasquina, MD
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