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Mayo Clinic Trauma Physician Update e-Edition
January 2014
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Patient Care

Suicidal and abused patients need time, attention in the ED

Troubled people frequently turn to the ED for help, but few guidelines exist to help providers deal with them. Assessing all patients for risk and asking the right questions can help save lives.

SMRTAC tackles regional issues

Regionwide performance improvement is a priority for the Southern Minnesota Regional Trauma Advisory Committee (SMRTAC). A sharp decline in the number of pressure ulcers is one result of its efforts.

Practice Guidelines and Research

Standardizing trauma criteria makes big difference in regional care
A vast, geographically diverse trauma region in southwest Texas maintains a low undertriage rate through local control and mutually agreed-upon trauma alert criteria.

Trauma course improves care, transport time at rural hospitals
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Rural Trauma Team Development Course (RTTDC) helps rural trauma providers develop the expertise and teamwork to save lives, in spite of long distances and limited resources.

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Education

TransFuse2014: Transformative-Fusion of Innovative Patient Blood Management
March 26-28, 2014, in Phoenix
Designed by national leaders in blood management, this one-of-a-kind, three-day course explores current techniques and program development for implementing hospital blood management programs.

Professionalism Today and Tomorrow: Sustaining Trust in a Technology-Driven Health Care World
Aug. 18-19, 2014, in Rochester, Minn.
This course helps prepare health care professionals to respond to contemporary technological challenges, including electronic medical records, patient portals and patient interaction with medical technology.

See all Emergency Medicine Continuous Professional Development courses

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Grand Rounds

New Grand Rounds presentations are available online

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Consults & Referrals

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Resources

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