Hand Trauma in the ER: The Common, The Controversial, and the Complex

Orland Park, IL US
March 15, 2017
Hand trauma can be a common case in the emergency room (ER), and yet such trauma can be complicated to treat appropriately. Experts in the field believe most emergency room physicians have not had the specialized training to fully understand the treatment process for these challenging cases. This activity will provide ER physicians with a strong foundation in the treatment of hand trauma, including both information that will help them provide better treatment to patients and information that will allow for a strong transition of care to a specialist.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed for ER physicians and other health professionals interested in the treatment of hand trauma in the ER.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify indications for the manual reduction of distal radius fractures in the emergency room at the initial presentation and the need for referral to a hand surgeon;
  • Explain an evidence-based approach to patients with suspected scaphoid fractures to ensure these injuries are not missed;
  • Compare the indications and contraindications of performing a replantation of an amputated digit;
  • Describe the evaluation, work-up, and immediate care of a patient with an amputated digit.



Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Systems-based Practice
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Eve Poczatek
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.25 Participation
Event starts: 
03/15/2017 - 7:00pm
Event ends: 
03/15/2017 - 10:00pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants
15690 Harlem Ave
Orland Park, IL 60462
United States
  Patrick L. Reavey, MD, MS
  Assistant Professor of Surgery


The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.


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