No commercial support was obtained for this program.

Self-Study CME Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Center for Emergency Medical Education and Center for Medical Education.

The Center for Emergency Medical Education (CEME) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Center for Emergency Medical Education (CEME) designates this Enduring Material activity for a maximum of 15.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Eligible for American Board of Surgery (ABS)-MOC self-assessment credit maximum of 15.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

The AOA automatically recognizes AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ as AOA Category 2 credit.

Both PA and NP organizations recognize AMA PRA Category 1 credit™ as approved CME.

The Center for Medical Education, Inc., is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider No. 12345.

Target Audience

This course is intended for physicians, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, prehospital providers and other medical personnel working in the field of acute care surgery and trauma care, as well as all allied health professionals who care for adults and seek to enhance their understanding of trauma care and treatment options to optimize management of their patients.

Learning Objectives

After completing the 27th Annual USC National Trauma, Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery Symposium self-study course, participants will be able to:

  • Outline optimal care in the prehospital and hospital settings
  • Integrate new technology and devices for monitoring and treatment in trauma and critical care
  • Outline methods to improve mass casualty and disaster planning at your home institution
  • Plan an evidence-based approach to current controversies in trauma and critical care patient management
  • Integrate new temporizing and definitive management options for complex surgical disease
  • Prepare a plan for epidemics or pandemics in a hospital setting