Medical Category: Trauma

Trauma Resuscitation Updates

I recently gave a talk on the initial management of trauma patients with hemorrhagic shock.  In the initial management of trauma resuscitation there are 4 key principles that should be followed: Control bleeding Restore tissue perfusion Minimize iatrogenic injury from …

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REBEL Core Cast 102.0 – Burn Management

Take Home Points The Parkland formula can be used to be a guide for initial fluid resuscitation. This is based on second- and third-degree burns (not first-degree). Utilize response to treatment as a guide to continue fluid resuscitation. Patients in …

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Shifting the Paradigm: Can We Manage Mechanically Ventilated Patients with Occult Traumatic Pneumothorax Conservatively?

Background: Clinically significant pneumothoraces in patients on mechanical ventilation can be dangerous as positive pressure ventilation can cause an increase in intrapleural pressure and trigger tension physiology. Occult pneumothoraces are those not suspected clinically or not evident on plain radiographs …

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Thoracic and RespiratoryTrauma

Prehospital Traumatic Cardiac Arrest: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Background: Traumatic cardiac arrest in the prehospital setting carries an extremely high mortality rate. Nevertheless, mortality of prehospital traumatic cardiac arrest (TCA), and survivability with good neurologic outcome, remain the gold standards of trauma care in and out of the …

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EMS and DisasterTrauma

Andexxa Vs 4F-PCC in ICH: An Ongoing Debate

BACKGROUND: Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) such as rivaroxaban [Xarelto] and apixaban [Eliquis] have become more prevalent in the aging population and are associated with intracranial bleeding at rates up to 4.2%. (Xian 2019) 4-Factor Prothrombin Complex Concentrates (4F-PCC), or K-Centra, …

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