Bleeding is the single most common cause of death due to trauma; the power to save lives starts with a well-prepared First Responder.
Do you know how changes to FiO2 can impact PaO2? Here’s a quick oxygenation refresher just for you!
Your patient needs a chest tube, STAT! Here is a both a quick and comprehensive review of chest tube set-up with proper insertion technique and placement confirmation.
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.
The Bigelow … Lefkowiz … East Baltimore Lift … Captain Morgan … no, we are not getting jiggy with this week’s #TraumaInAFlash, but check out this episode to find the common denominator.
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.