emergency treatment


The FAST exam is an excellent tool for the rapid assessment of patients presenting with either blunt or penetrating traumatic injuries. We go through the various techniques this week with important landmarks and little tidbits of advice along the way – practice makes perfect!

G60 & Hip Fractures

Have you heard of G60? Nearly 44% of traumas in Arizona are due to hip fractures from ground-level falls amongst the G60 population. While narcotics are not the best choice for analgesia for this group, there are alternatives including the Fascia Iliaca block.

Shoulder Reduction

Dr. Prosser demonstrates a simple and successful reduction of an anterior shoulder dislocation, a perfect technique for areas that may have a limited availability of resources. But… what would you do if you had a patient who could not tolerate moderate IV sedation, Dr. Sucher breaks it all down in this week’s episode.

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