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Emergency Department Management of Rib Fractures (Trauma CME)

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Episode 63

Date: 11/01/2021 | Length: 45:46


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Episode Outline:

  • Intro
  • Why rib fractures?
  • Anatomy
  • Pre-hospital
  • ED evaluation
    • History 
    • Physical Exam
  • Imaging
    • Nexus Chest Decision Instrument in Blunt Trauma
    • ACR criteria for imaging
    • CT vs xray
    • Ultrasound 
  • Treatment
    • Meds
    • Binders
    • Kinesiotaping
    • Respiratory support
    • Operative fixation
  • Special Populations
    • Elderly
    • Cancer patients
    • Pediatrics
  • Disposition
    • Battle Score
    • Rib Score
    • FVC 

Meet the Host

Sam Ashoo, MD, FACEP

Dr. Ashoo is a practicing emergency physician, board-certified in emergency medicine and clinical informatics. Join him as he takes you through the November 2021 issue of Emergency Medicine Practice: Emergency Department Management of Rib Fractures (Trauma CME)

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Publication Information

Patrick Maher, MD, MS

Peer Reviewed By

Whitney Bryant, MD, MPH, MEd; Drew Clare, MD

Publication Date

November 1, 2021

CME Expiration Date

November 1, 2024    CME Information

CME Credits

4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 4 ACEP Category I Credits, 4 AAFP Prescribed Credits, 4 AOA Category 2-A or 2-B Credits.
Specialty CME Credits: Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 4 Trauma CME credits

Pub Med ID: 34669317

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