With the increasing use of IEDs by terrorists in the US it is important that anesthesiologists have knowledge of how to manage casualties should they present at their hospital. This RCL will review the basics of IEDs, the types of injuries caused by IEDs, and what anesthesiologists should anticipate when managing casualties. The principles of managing these casualties are readily adaptable to managing casualties in a mass casualty situation.
CME Credit: 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Accreditation and Designation Statements: The American Society of Anesthesiologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Disclaimer: The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition.
Activity Release Date: 11/20/2018 Activity Expiration Date: 11/19/2021
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
• Explain how blast injury occurs
• Describe symptoms and signs of blasts
• Discuss principles of damage control resuscitation
All members of the anesthesia care team.
Michael Murray, M.D. has reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.
ASA Staff: Anne Farace and Matthew McNutt have reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.
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2018 Refresher Courses in Anesthesiology - November - IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices): What Every Anesthesiologist Should Know