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Medical Category: Trauma

Is Age Just a Number When Cracking Chests?

Background: Have you considered age when determining whether a resuscitative thoracotomy (RT) is indicated? You’re not alone; over 1/3 of trauma surgeons surveyed consider age before performing a RT (Dennis 2016). Dr. E. Baue first described RT after cardiac trauma …

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Trauma

REBEL Core Cast 58.0 – Wound Care IV – Future Directions

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Trauma

REBEL Core Cast 56.0 – Wound Care III – Pitfalls

Take Home Points If youre concerned about a retained foreign body make sure to get imaging There is a higher risk of wound infection associated with age, diabetes, wound size, contamination, and a location not on the head or neck. …

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Trauma

REBEL Core Cast 55.0 – Wound Care II – Dogma

Take Home Points There is no strict golden hour for wound closure. Location, contamination and patient factors all should be taken into account Dog bites can be closed primarily. Bites on the hand and foot are higher risk for infection. …

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Trauma

REBEL Core Cast 54.0 Wound Care I – Foreign Bodies

Take Home Points FBs are a very common complication of wounds. X-ray is poor at detecting foreign bodies US is a tremendous tool and be used dynamically at the bedside to assist w FB extraction Prophylactic antibiotics are not routinely …

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Trauma

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