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E1014. Flesh Wound: A Review of Staging Classifications for Intra-Abdominal Trauma Using Unique Clay Models: A Resident Teaching Tool
Authors
  1. Quan Nguyen; Westchester Medical Center
  2. Kevin Thompson; Westchester Medical Center
  3. Lillian Chiu; New York Medical College
  4. Prem Swaroop Patel; Westchester Medical Center
  5. Carlo Gwardschaladse; Westchester Medical Center
  6. Jared Meshekow; Westchester Medical Center
  7. Perry Gerard; Westchester Medical Center
Background
Abdominal trauma can involve a multitude of injuries to several organs with associated morbidity and mortality. The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) has created a scoring scale for 32 different injuries. The most commonly used include that for kidney, liver, pancreas, and spleen. The AAST scoring scale allows for determination of severity, prognosis, and treatment options. The purpose of this project is to use clay models as a teaching tool to provide a hands-on approach to recognizing the criteria for grading intraabdominal solid organ injuries.

Educational Goals / Teaching Points
Clay models are created using multiple colors of clay to represent solid organs, supporting vasculature, and various injury types. These 3-dimensional models will be used to help teach residents and students learn the criteria for AAST injury scoring scale. Utilization of their knowledge will be gathered by implementation with cross-sectional imaging.

Key Anatomic/Physiologic Issues and Imaging Findings/Techniques
-AAST injury grading systems for liver, spleen, pancreas and kidney -Use of clay models to understand AAST injury scoring and corresponding cross-sectional imaging

Conclusion
This project explores hands-on learning process using clay models to help understand the AAST injury scoring scale. This teaching tool is used to help residents and students become familiar with the scoring scales to help determine classification of solid organ injuries on cross-sectional imaging.