The Evolution of Trauma Anesthesia, Changes Promoting Better Outcomes

Price: $36

3.0 AANA Class A CE Credits
3.0 AANA Pharmacology/Therapeutics Credits
Course Expiration Date: 1/31/2025

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology for 3 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1041785; Expiration Date 01/31/2025.

AANA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP #10862.

AANA designates this program as meeting the criteria for up to 3 CE Credits in

No outside financial support.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, the reader should be able to:

  1. Identify transfusion triggering criteria.
  2. Discuss the anesthetic management of the trauma patient.
  3. List the components of the lethal triad of hypothermia, acidosis, and coagulopathy after injury.

Course Summary

Revolutionary innovations and technical advances in the disciplines of medicine, surgery, and anesthesia are inextricably connected to military conflict. The demonstrated lifesaving value of these novel approaches in high-acuity trauma has provided the impetus for translation of these elements into injury care in the civilian environment. One element of this battlefield medical revolution is the implementation and refinement of forward surgical care and enhancement in trauma resuscitation. The US Army Forward Surgical Team (FST) is a small, mobile surgical unit fielded since the 1990s, but not ubiquitously used until the current contingency operations in Southwest Asia. Stand-alone FSTs, like small critical care hospitals and community facilities have often been emplaced to provide a surgical capability for patients in austere operational environments and to optimize casualty survival in situations of high-risk operations or with potential for protracted evacuation.


15 Randomized Question Exam 80% or better required for CE credits.

Two attempts allowed.