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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

What is the Best Anatomic Location for Needle Thoracostomy?

Background: Currently the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) guidelines recommend initial treatment of decompression of a tension pneumothorax, as needle thoracostomy (NT) using a 5cm angiocatheter at the 2nd intercostal space (ICS2) in the mid clavicular line (MCL). With the …

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Trauma

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