Facial fractures carry a significant potential for morbidity among trauma patients presenting to the Emergency Room. Identifying patients with suspected craniofacial trauma during the initial assessment and workup is paramount to their treatment. Recognizing the types of craniofacial fractures and their indications for surgical treatment allow for their appropriate management.
This CME/CE activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, residents, fellows, and community providers.
Faculty and trainees within the Department of Medicine who are involved in the care of patients need to be regularly updated with the recent advances and guidelines in the fields of internal medicine and quality improvement to increase clinical knowledge, and to implement the advances and guidelines in clinical practice to enhance the quality of patient care and outcomes.
At the conclusion of the session, the participants should be able to:
Discuss the identifying and appropriately managing patients with suspected craniofacial trauma during initial assessment and workup.
Recognize the different types of craniofacial fracture patterns.
Discuss the indications for surgical treatment of the various different types of craniofacial fractures.
Sebastian Winocour, MD
Department of Surgery, Section of Plastic Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine
Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.
Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Baylor College of Medicine designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 0.50 Participation