Category Archives: Trauma

On trussing turkeys.

So a few weeks ago I was called to attend a car crash.  A male had been seen driving at high speed in a high end sports car, before apparently suffering from an acute loss of talent.  This resulted in … Continue reading

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The Death of the Cervical Collar?

Those fantastic Vikings over at one of my favourite FOAMed sites, ScanCrit have been rampaging through the dogma of cervical collars for some time, and now it seems the campaign is coming to a head: Bergen EMS will no longer apply … Continue reading

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Trauma Junkie? Have I got the course for you!

For all you trauma junkies out there (and let’s face it, that’s most of us at some stage) there is a new way to get your fix of top-notch, innovative, interactive and exciting education….

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Aggressive Fluid Resus in Blunt Trauma

In the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery this month two new articles:  Aggressive early crystalloid resuscitation adversely affects outcomes in adult blunt trauma patients: An analysis of the Glue Grant database, and Goal Directed resuscitation in the prehospital setting: A propensity adjusted … Continue reading

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Emergency Trauma Management

The FOAMed world provides an ever expanding array of websites, blogs, podcasts, holodeck simulations and vodcasts to take in.  It can be a little overwhelming at times with the volume of information that is out there creating a bit of cognitive overload. … Continue reading

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Sedation in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is not uncommon where I work.  Primarily they are due to motor vehicle crashes, however assaults come not to far behind this as a major cause.  We are fairly aggressive in our management of TBI and … Continue reading

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