Enduring CE Activity Journal Article: Release Date: 28 Sept 2019, Expiration Date: 27 Sept 2020
Continuing Education Information
This continuing education activity is provided through a collaboration between AMSUS and AffinityCE. This activity provides continuing education credit for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, psychologists, health care executives, dentists, and pharmacists, as well as providing a statement of participation for other attendees.
1. Identify the advantages and disadvantages of blood transfusion in patients with burn injury.
2. Explain the potential causes of anemia and its effect in the burn patient.
3. Describe the rationale behind utilization of a traditional vs. a restrictive transfusion strategy in patients with major and massive burns.
4. Delineate the differences in infection rate, respiratory complications, blood utilization, wound healing, and mortality in major burns (20-59%) treated with a traditional vs. a restrictive transfusion policy.
5. Delineate the differences in infection rate, ventilator days, blood utilization, wound healing, length of stay, and mortality in massive burns (>60%) treated with a traditional vs. a restrictive transfusion policy.
AffinityCE staff, AMSUS staff, planners, and reviewers have no relevant financial or non-financial interests to disclose. Author Tina Palmieri has no relevant financial or non-financial interests to disclose.