Event Date/Time: Sep 17, 2011
End Date/Time: Sep 17, 2011
Traumatic injuries remain the primary cause of death in young adults between ages of 18-50. EMTALA legislation passed by Congress was intended to reduce inappropriate patient referrals to level-1 trauma centers. However, this legislation has had the paradoxical effort of making legitimate transfer of seriously injured patients more difficult. As a result, more patients with complex injuries remain at the admitting hospital placing the responsibility for care on the surgeons practicing at non-trauma hospitals. This has increased the need for these surgeons who take emergency call to be current with contemporary methods of fracture management.
This activity is intended for orthopedic surgeons, emergency room physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and registered nurses.