A growing number of hospitals have a “hybrid OR.” My next newsletter will answer all your questions about what it is, and what you can do in it. It can be a handy dandy tool for trauma cases, but there are a number of things you need to think about before you use it for the first time.
In this issue I’ll cover:
What exactly is a hybrid OR?
What types of trauma cases can it be used for?
What are the limitations?
What do I need to think about before I use it for trauma?
Welcome to the current newsletter. In this one, I’ll be presenting and discussing some of the “Laws of Trauma” that I’ve observed over the years. I think you’ll find them interesting and amusing, and hopefully valuable. As a bonus, I’ll also include a copy of Norm McSwain’s Rules of Patient Care. Enjoy!
I’m going to send out the next edition of the Trauma MedEd newsletter early next week. In this one, I’ll be presenting and discussing some of the “Laws of Trauma” that I’ve observed over the years. I think you’ll find them interesting and amusing.
I’ve also included a sample transfer feedback form so you don’t forget anything when you send the patient. There is also a link to a Word version so you can customize it for your center. The link is: http://bit.ly/trauma-fb
I’m going to send out the next edition of the Trauma MedEd newsletter over the holiday weekend. This is a follow-on newsletter to the previous one on hospitals that have to transfer patients out to other trauma centers. The emphasis in this one is on the receiving trauma center.
Here are some of the topics:
CT scans: to repeat or not
Reducing radiation exposure
Radiologist reinterpretation of imaging from referring hospitals
Providing feedback to your referring hospitals
And I’ll provide a Word document of a sample feedback form that you can adapt to your needs.