Course Description: 

A review session conducted every month is made available to physicians. Details case reviews are presented for physicians and specialty physicians to analyze the care of the injured patients. Injury specific educational power point presentations. Physicians use the EAST guidelines for in-services on current evidence-based practices. Specialized speakers are made available pertinent to case specific concerns. Performance improvement process concerns are identified during these sessions and promoted for additional educational opportunities (i.e., Trauma Grand Rounds). The intent of this conference is to allow all health care providers, especially physicians, to recognize the effect of their work upon their own lives and to learn from others on the health care team about recognizing and managing the emotional impact of challenging clinical situation, such as caring for the demanding difficult patient, or caring for a co-worker. A hallmark of the program is interdisciplinary dialogue. Panelists from diverse disciplines participate in the Rounds, including physicians, nurses, social workers., psychologists, allied health professionals and chaplains focusing on the human dimension of medicine and sharing perspectives on the case and broader related issues of emotional impact and challenges in dealing with difficult cases. Participants learn from their co-workers on how to address self-care and provide more compassionate patient care.

KP Vacaville is currently not and outlier in any category however to maintain a high standard of trauma care the treatment received must be continue all reviewed and improved upon. Risk Adjusted Mortality Elderly cohort odds ratio for Fall of 2022 is 1.43


1. Distinguish-- priorities of care, diagnostics of injuries and acuity, resource availability and competency to reduce morbidity and mortality of trauma patients. 

2. Identify-- new concepts and approaches to delivering care to all trauma patients.

3. Implement-- best practices and patient safety to improve patient outcomes in trauma patients. 

4. Reduce Risk Adjusted Mortality Elderly cohort odds ratio of less than 1. 

5.Access and recommend the most current evidence based treatment of the injured patient 

Target Audience: 

Napa Solano Trauma Surgeons and Trauma Liaisons. Physicians that are consulted to provide their expertise to trauma patients when needed. Other teams include but are not limited to: Nurses, pharmacists, PT, OT, RT, & HBS 

Planning Committee:

Amy Brammer MSN,RN,TCRN , TNS, CEN, CAISS, CSTR, NHDP-BC Trauma Program Director/KP VAC

Travis Gerlach MD, FACS, Trauma Medical Director, Trauma/ KP VAC

Christopher Bandy MD, FACS,  Asst. Trauma Medical Director, Trauma/ KP VAC


The CME committee members, planners and reviewers of this activity and the speakers, have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Kaiser Permanente does not endorse any brand-name products.

Credits & Accreditation:

Kaiser Napa Solano Area is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Kaiser Napa Solano Area designates this live Activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ + 1.5 Trauma Credit.   Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Nurses may report up to a maximum total 1.5 hours of credit towards the continuing medical education requirement for license renewal by the California Board of Registered Nurses.


Session date: 
04/18/2023 - 7:30am to 9:00am PDT
Kaiser Permanente
1 Quality Drive
Vacaville, CA 95688
United States
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.50 Trauma

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