The MVA: Managing “Hot” and “Cold” Orthopaedic Trauma

This presentation provided an overview of prioritization in the assessment and management of orthopaedic trauma, as well as the physiology of traumatic injury and some basic tips related to techniques and timing of definitive fracture fixation in the traumatized patient.

This presentation was originally recorded at 21st Primary Care Orthopaedics, June 15-17, 2015, Chicago, IL.

Medium: Video with PPT, eLearning

Target Audience

This activity has been designed for Primary care physicians, Nurses, Nurse practitioners, and Therapists interested in orthopaedic trauma.

 

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Recognize how to prioritize acute orthopaedic injuries resulting from motor vehicle trauma;
  • Discuss the principles of initial care for these injured patients;
  • Identify the causes of fracture non-unions and how to evaluate them.

 

Additional information
ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Professionalism
Systems-based Practice
Summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 Participation
Activity opens: 
07/30/2015
Activity expires: 
07/30/2016

Douglas R. Dirschl, MD

Douglas R. Dirschl, MD, is a highly accomplished surgeon and an expert in orthopaedics. He specializes in caring for patients with musculoskeletal trauma and fractures, as well as other injuries and diseases of the bones, joints and muscles.

Dr. Dirschl's research focuses on the assessment of factors that influence reliability in classifying fractures. He has studied the quality of radiographs, as well as the use of decision-making strategies to enhance reliability (the extent to which various physicians classify a fracture in the same way). Dr. Dirschl also studies the biological basis of surgery, including the relationship between hemorrhage in pelvic fractures and pelvic bleeding. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

A leader in medical education and health policy, Dr. Dirschl teaches medical students, residents and physicians about orthopaedic trauma, musculoskeletal pathophysiology and fractures. He has authored three books, more than 30 book chapters, and more than 75 peer-reviewed scholarly articles. In addition, Dr. Dirschl sits on editorial and review boards for several notable scientific journals, including the Journal of Orthopaedic Research, Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, and Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

Dr. Dirschl previously served as president of the American Orthopaedic Association.

 

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
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum .5 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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