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Medical Category: Trauma

REBEL Core Cast 6.0 – Traumatic Arrest

Take Home Points: If the patient is a clear traumatic arrest, compressions aren’t indicated and, instead we should focus on the important interventions that need to be done. Ultrasound can be incredibly helpful in traumatic arrest. If you’ve got a …

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Trauma

Pediatric Concussion…Why is it such a headache?!

Diagnosis and management of concussion in children is part of our everyday bread and butter in the Emergency Department. Given the estimated 1.1 million – 1.9 million pediatric concussions we see annually in the United States, it is no wonder …

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PediatricsTrauma

Blunt Cardiac Injury (BCI)

Friday, 2300 hours: A 24 year-old woman presents to your Emergency Department after a motor vehicle collision. She was the restrained driver of a car that collided head-on with another vehicle. She is complaining only of chest pain and appears …

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Trauma

REBEL Cast Ep60: COMBAT and PAMPer – Prehospital Plasma in Trauma

Background: Care of trauma patients with severe bleeding has advanced in recent years with a focus on damage control resuscitation which includes permissive hypotension, hemostatic resuscitation (blood component resuscitation), and hemorrhage control. Minimizing crystalloids in favor of blood component-based resuscitation in …

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Trauma

Cervical Spine Evaluation and Clearance in the Intoxicated Patient

Background: Alcohol and drug intoxication is common in trauma patients and a significant proportion of cervical spine (c-spine) injuries occur in patients with intoxication. A standard approach to both intoxicated and sober patients with suspected c-spine injury in many trauma centers …

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ToxicologyTrauma

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