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!
Do you know your facility’s MTP policy on the ratio of PRBCs : FFP : PLTs versus Fresh Whole Blood? Do you know how to calculate the need for MTP using the ABC score?
This week’s episode will walk you, step- by-step, through the percutaneous tracheostomy placement at the bedside. Dr. Sucher covers each aspect of proper placement along with important landmarks and other useful tips.
Insertion of the ON-Q Catheter requires a skilled Provider with steady hands and a trusty assistant. Dr. Sucher demonstrates this technique to ensure proper placement; most patients report immediate pain relief.
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.
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.
Trauma in a Flash: Shoulder Dislocations, part 1 of 2
Do you know the clinical signs/symptoms and indications of an anterior vs. posterior shoulder dislocation? Dr. Sucher breaks it down for you in this two-part series.
A relatively new product to the world of trauma, but patented in 1957, here is a 3 minute glimpse of how TXA is used in both emergency and surgical situations.