Welcome to the current newsletter. This one tells you everything you always wanted to know about field amputation (and dismemberment). Here’s the scoop on what’s inside:
- Who can perform it?
- What about logistics
- Blow by blow about the procedure itself
- Supplemental resources, include policies, equipment list, and bibliography
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Subscribers will receive the newest issue of Trauma MedEd by tomorrow night. So this is your last chance to get on the subscriber list so you don’t have to wait until mid-September.
And the topic this month is…
Field amputation. Topics discussed include:
- Definitions and incidence
- Who should perform it?
- and more!
This is probably one of the worst calls a trauma surgeon can get: “Please dispatch a surgeon to the scene. We need a field amputation to extricate the patient.”
For trauma professionals in any discipline, this is probably a once in a career event. And for that reason, there is likely to be a lot of confusion.
The next newsletter will cover this topic in detail. Topics include:
- Statistics on how often field amputation is needed
- Indications for the procedure
- Logistics: getting to the scene and staying safe
- Essential equipment
- Sample policies
- And more!
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This month’s newsletter addresses the trauma practice guidelines and protocols. Here are the topics covered:
- Why create protocols / guidelines?
- What’s the difference, and why is one preferable to the other?
- Developing your own
- Sample guidelines for: chest tube management, solid organ injury, TBI on warfarin, and management of SAH / IPH / skull fracture without neurosurgery!
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The November newsletter is now available! Click the link below to download. This month’s topic is “History”, and I look at the impact of articles written 20-25 years ago on your current practice.
In this issue you’ll find articles on:
- Trauma and critical care
- CT imaging of the aorta
- ED intubation for head injury
- Seatbelt injuries
- CAVR for hypothermia
- Early or delayed femur fracture fixation
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