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Virtual Patient Case: Complex Trauma

Case Description

Mr. Jim Smith is a 34 year-old accountant who was celebrating the completion of his role in a successful major business merger. He becomes a complex trauma case designed to challenge the community surgeon who has occasional encounters with trauma patients.

Accreditation Statement

This event is an Accredited Self-Assessment Activity (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by Canadian Association of General Surgeons.

Credit Info
1.0 learning hours
3.0 Section 3 MOC Credits

Learning Objectives

By the end of this case, you should be able to:

  • Describe the use of the Primary Survey to manage a critically ill trauma patient
  • Identify life-threatening injuries and describe their management
  • Explain steps to provide an appropriate handover

This case is associated with the following Entrustable Professional Activities, part of competency-based learning as determined by (AAMC):

  • EPA 10 - recognize a patient requiring urgent or emergent care and initiate evaluation and management
  • EPA 12 - Perform general procedures of a physician
  • EPA 8 - Give or receive a patient handover or summary to transition care responsibility

Case Author

  • D. Fleiszer
  • D. Deckelbaum
  • N. Posel

Case Audience

  • General Surgeons
  • General Surgery Residents and Fellows

Virtual Patient Case Developers

  • David Fleiszer MDCM
  • Nancy Posel PhD

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