• Improved outcomes following implementation of an acute gastrointestinal bleeding multidisciplinary protocol (July 2017)

    Category: Acute Care Surgery, Shock, Surgical Critical Care, Vascular
    Tyler J. Loftus, MD, Kristina L. Go, MD, Steven J. Hughes, MD, Chasen A. Croft, MD, Robert Stephen Smith, MD, Philip A. Efron, MD, Frederick A. Moore, MD, Scott C. Brakenridge, MD, Alicia M. Mohr, MD, and Janeen R. Jordan, MD
    CME 1 CME Credit(s)

    Learning Objectives:

    To evaluate the efficacy of a protocol to standardize communication practices and decision making among multiple medical disciplines for the management of acute gastrointestinal bleeding.

    Impact Statement:

    Implementation of a multidisciplinary protocol for management of acute gastrointestinal bleeding was associated with earlier intervention, fewer red blood cell transfusions, shorter hospital length of stay, and fewer readmissions with gastrointestinal bleeding.

    AAST Web Site Notice and Privacy Statement

    Certain information (such as user name and password) will automatically be collected from each user of this Web site.  However, neither that nor any other information submitted by a user of this Web site (including a purchaser through this Web site) will be shared, sold or otherwise provided to any third party. If credit card information is collected (for example, in connection with paying membership dues, making donations or purchasing educational materials), such credit card information will not be stored by the AAST or released to any third party.

    If you would like to have additional information about this Web site, including applicable privacy practices, please contact the AAST at aast@aast.org.

    System Requirements

    The system requirements are as follows: Adobe® Reader 7.0 or above installed; Internet Explorer® 7 and above; Firefox® 3.0 adn above, Chrome® 8.0 and above, Safari™ 4.0 and above. 




    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the American College of Surgeons and the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma. The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.

    AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

    The American College of Surgeons designates this journal-based 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.

    Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 1 credit meets the requirements for Self-Assessment.

    1 Credit(s) Access This Course