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Mass Casualty Incident: How to Prepare
Release and Expiration Dates
Release Date: 3/24/2020
Expiration Date: 11/29/2025
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Mass Casualty Incident: How to Prepare
Program Overview
Mass Casualty Incident: How to Prepare, is a course offered in series two of Trauma University, which debuted 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 inform trauma center response to mass casualy incidents.

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. Define 6 critical assessment areas for mass casualty incident preparation assessment of performance
2. Describe the components of the CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule
3. Discuss the potential benefits and resources of a healthcare coalition in mass casualty incident regional preparedness

Moderator: Timothy Murphy
Faculty Presenter:  Dr. A. Britton Christmas

Presenter Bio
A. Britton Christmas received his B.A. degree from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville in 1996 and his M.D. degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in 2000. He completed his internship, residency, and surgical critical care fellowship in the Department of Surgery at the University of Louisville from 2000-2006 where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He joined the faculty of The F. H. Sammy Ross, Jr. Trauma Center at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2006 where he currently serves as an attending surgeon for trauma, critical care, and acute care surgery, Professor of Surgery, Associate Medical Director and Vice Chief of Trauma, and Co-Medical Director of Pediatric Trauma. He also serves as Adjunct Associate Professor of Surgery for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has authored/co-authored, 65 peer reviewed publications, 8 book chapters, and 180 presented abstracts. Society memberships include the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST), the Pediatric Trauma Society, the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) and the Southern Surgical Association. He is a former recipient of the EAST Leadership Development Scholarship, the recipient of the inaugural EAST Foundation Brandeis Scholarship in Health Policy and Management, and the recipient of the 2016 ACS Young Fellows Leadership and Advocacy Summit Scholarship. He currently serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee as President for EAST, the Board of Directors for the Trauma Centers Association of America (TCAA), and as Vice Chair for the North Carolina ACS Committee on Trauma. Current national committee appointments include the TCAA Finance Committee, the AAST Acute Care Surgery Committee, and the Southeastern Surgical Congress Finance Committee.
Frykberg, E. et al., Bulletin of the ACS, 2010.
Timothy Murphy
Dr. Christoph Kaufman
Jennifer Ward
Deb Myers
Dr. Britt Christmas
Peer Reviewer
John Pasley, DO, FACS
Availability: On-Demand
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
0.5 CE Credit
0.5 COP Credit
0.5 TCAA CME Credit
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