• Optimal Timing of Initial Debridement for Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection: A Practice Management Guideline from the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (July 2018)

    Category: Acute Care Surgery, Education, Emergency Surgery, Infection & Sepsis, Surgical Critical Care
    CME 1 CME Credit(s)

    Learning Objectives:

    The purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to create a practice management guideline (PMG) for acute care surgeons regarding the optimal timing of initial debridement for NSTI, using a framework established by the Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) Working Group

    Impact Statement:

    Necrotizing soft tissue infections (NSTI) are severe and rapidly progressing infections with extremely high morbidity and mortality rates.  Currently, no organizational guidelines exist to aid in the practice of this severe surgical disease.

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    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.

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