A Night in the ER: How to Manage Common Hand Surgery Consults Fri, Sep 20 8:00-9:00 a.m.

Discussion of the most common conditions for which hand surgery consultation is requested: nailbed injuries, open fractures, infections; when referral is appropriate; being paid for call. Identification and management of true hand emergencies vs. outpatient clinic follow up. More practice management than technique driven.

At the end of this activity participants will be able to:

  1. Identify true hand emergencies and their management
  2. Discuss the standard management of common hand consultations encountered on call (ie. fracture reduction laceration/nailbed repair, etc.)
  3. Describe typical radiographic findings of common hand fractures and dislocations including identifying those that frequently require surgical intervention
  4. Outline appropriate referral timelines for common hand consultations encountered in the emergency department
  5. Discuss the development of guidelines and education with the ER to facilitate best care for patients with common hand injuries.

Program Subject to Change.

Accreditation: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: The ASPS designates this live 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.