This month’s journal-based CME article is titled " Contemporary Management of Pediatric Blunt Splenic Trauma: A National Trauma Databank Analysis". This study is a retrospective analysis of the National Trauma Data Bank over a 9 year period evaluating outcomes following traumatic splenic injury in pediatric patients. Specifically, the authors evaluated management technique on length of stay, ICU days, and ventilator days.
This program is designed to meet the educational needs of interventional radiologists, pediatric surgeons, nurses, techs, and trainees at all levels with special interest in traumatic injury to the abdomen in children. To receive CME credit for this journal-based CME activity, participants must read the journal article and score 75% or better on the post test. Participants will have three opportunities to score 75% or better.
After participating in this journal-based CME activity, learners should be able to:
- Differentiate manage differences in blunt splenic trauma in children vs adults
- Described the observed effects on outcomes depending on management technique
- Review the role of splenic artery embolization in this population.
JVIR CME Editor
Daniel Sheeran, MD
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
C. Matthew Hawkins
Richard Duszak Jr
Benjamin Risk, PhD
Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. SIR designates this education activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This program is approved for 1 self-assessment CME credit (SA-CME) by the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) - approved April 1, 2021. SIR is awarded Deemed Status by the American Board of Radiology (ABR). The SA-CME credit offered for this enduring activity meets the ABR’s criteria for self-assessment toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the ABR Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program.