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Case Presentation: Size Doesn't Matter - How can a metal shard get you to the OR in one afternoon?
Release and Expiration Dates
Released: 11/4/2020
Expires: 12/15/2025
Last Reviewed Date
11/4/2020, 01/02/2024
Case Presentation: Size Doesn't Matter - How can a metal chard can get you to the OR in one afternoon?

Case Presentation: Size Doesn't Matter - How can a metal chard can get you to the OR in one afternoon? is a TCAA course created from a previous live webinar. The course takes an in-depth look at clinical issues such as activation criteria, patient assessment, and post operative reports, as well as performance improvement guidance.

Estimated completion time:
60 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. Discuss how a 2 cm piece of metal can cause multi-system injuries in the abdomen 

2. Describe the team work and interdisciplinary approach required to manage complex trauma patients in the OR

3. Recognize the importance of preparation and training required to handle the unique trauma patient  

Faculty Presenters: Dr. Alexandria Decapua-Guarino & Dr. Brian Frank

Faculty Bio:

Alexandria DeCapua-Guarino, DO is a current PGY-4 resident physician at the Geisinger Wyoming Valley General Surgery General Surgery Residency program.  She is a 2012 graduate of Fordham University, where she received her Bachelor's of Science in Biology and Anthropology.  She attended the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, graduating with her Doctor of Osteopathy in 2017.  She intends to pursue a fellowship in Surgical Critical Care, Trauma, and Acute Care Surgery after completing residency.  Her academic interests include the art of the exploratory laparotomy and the changing landscape of surgical education.  In her time outside of the hospital, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Eric, and two Havanese puppies, Norm and Hank.

Brian Frank, MD FACS is dually board certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. He completed medical school at Jefferson Medical College and his surgical residency at Chrisitiana Care Health System where he also served as Chief Resident. Dr. Frank completed his Surgical Critical Care fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. Since completing his training, Dr. Frank has served as a Trauma and Critical Care Surgeon at Geisinger CMC in Scranton, PA. Outside of his clinical work, he is active in department and hospital PI committees, is the assistant director of the trauma program, and is part of the resident faculty. When not working, Dr. Frank enjoys spending time with his wife and three children

Peer Reviewer
Dr. Kim Wallenstein
Shelly Gordon, RN
Lisa Heinz, RN

American College of Surgeons. (n.d.). Trauma Education. Retrieved from FACS: 

Bridges, K. (n.d.). Exposure & Control of Abdominal Vascular Trauma. Retrieved from 

Dominguez, M. (n.d.). Bladder / Urethra Anatomy. Retrieved from Medbullets: 

Gilbert, J. B. (2020). (D. Alexandria DeCapua-Guarino, Interviewer) 

Availability: On-Demand
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
1 CE Credit
1 COP Credit
1 TCAA CME Credit
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