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Blast Injury: What You Need to Know
Release and Expiration Dates
Release Date: 4/23/2020
Expiration Date: 11/29/2025
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Blast Injury: What You Need to Know
Program Overview
Blast Injury: What You Need to Know is a course offered in Series 2 of Trauma University, presented at TCAA's 2018 Annual Conference. Course topics are contributed by TCAA members and are designed to provide practitioners with clinical education opportunities. The purpose of this activity is to provide an overview of blast injuries, effects and treatment.

Estimated completion time: 30 minutes

Target Audience: The Trauma healthcare team and other clinical departments

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this course, the learner should be better able to:
1. Explain the epidemiology and classification of blast injury
2. Restate blast effects and management
3. Discuss treatments for amputations and Traumatic Brain Injury

Faculty Presenter: Dr. Martin Schreiber

Presenter Bio
Dr. Martin Schreiber is Chief of Trauma, Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery at Oregon Health & Science University. He is on the American College of Surgeons Board of Governors and he is the Chair of the Grassroots Advocacy Engagement Workgroup. He has been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan and he has served as the Joint Theater Trauma System Director. Dr. Schreiber is also the director of the Trauma Research Laboratory at OHSU. The Trauma Research Lab has been continuously funded by federal sources since 2001. Lab research interests include resuscitation of hemorrhagic shock, hemorrhage control and development of novel blood products. Current funding sources include the NIH, US Army, US Air Force and private industry. The lab is engaged in over 40 investigational protocols at OHSU. Dr. Schreiber is considered a leader in the trauma community and he has been an invited speaker throughout the United States and around the world.
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Timothy Murphy
Dr. Christoph Kaufman
Jennifer Ward
Deb Myers
Dr. Britt Christmas
Peer Reviewer
Dr. Doug Schmitz
Availability: On-Demand
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
0.5 CE Credit
0.5 COP Credit
0.5 TCAA CME Credit
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