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ACS-COT Verification Program Updates for Participants: Change Log & Clarification Document 04.2018

Monday, April 16, 2018   (0 Comments)
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The attached documents are the Verification Change Log and Clarification Document updates for the month of April. These documents may be accessed through the VRC webpage at, www.facs.org/quality-programs/trauma/vrc/resources.

 

Clarification_Document_2018.docx

Verification_Change_Log_201.xlsx

 

Updates to the Verification Change Log:

 

  • Effective with visits scheduled after April 15, in level I and II trauma centers, trauma surgeons and the specialty panel members (emergency medicine, orthopaedic surgery, neurosurgery and ICU) participating on the trauma call panel must demonstrate evidence of ongoing trauma related education.  (CD 6-10) Type II

 

The trauma medical director at Level I and II trauma centers must fulfill this requirement by obtaining and demonstrating a minimum of 36 hours of verifiable external trauma-related CME over a 3 year period. (CD 5-7) Type II

 

For the trauma surgeons and specialty panel members (emergency medicine, neurosurgery and orthopaedic surgery) participating on the trauma call panel, staying current with the board maintenance of certification (MOC) requirements is an acceptable method of demonstrating ongoing trauma related education (Continuing Medical Education).

 

The trauma director is expected to assess individual surgeon’s adequacy of trauma care knowledge in the OPPE process and is expected to make specific recommendations for any individual to fill knowledge gaps during the OPPE process.  For the specialty panel members (emergency medicine, neurosurgery, orthopaedic surgery and ICU), this may be done by the specialty liaisons with approval of the trauma medical director.

 

Trauma surgeons and/or specialty panel members (emergency medicine, neurosurgery, orthopaedic surgery and ICU) who are not actively enrolled in the MOC process, must meet this requirement by obtaining and demonstrating a minimum 36 hours of verifiable external trauma-related CME over a 3 year period. (CDs 5-24, 7-12, 7-13, 8-14, 8-15, 9-18, 9-19, 10-39, 10-40, 11-63, and 11-64) Type II 

 

Please note:  The PRQ will be updated to reflect the above change. Pending these changes, the center must select 'Yes' to the CME questions.  The trauma program is expected to have a copy of its provider’s MOC report or CMEs at the time of the visit.

 

  • Minimum Criteria for Full Trauma Team Activation (CD 5-13)
    • Gunshot wounds to the neck, chest, or abdomen or extremities proximal to the elbow/knee; has been removed

 

 

Updates to the Clarification Document:

 

  • Trauma surgeons and/or specialty panel members (emergency medicine, neurosurgery, orthopaedic surgery and ICU) who are not actively enrolled in the MOC process, must meet this requirement by obtaining and demonstrating a minimum of 36 hours of verifiable external trauma-related CME over a 3 year period. (CDs 5,24, 7-12, 7-13, 8-14, 8-15, 9-18, 9-19, 10-39, 10-40, 11-63, and 11-64)

 


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