I’m going to send out the next edition of the Trauma MedEd newsletter this coming weekend. I’m writing about a number of miscellaneous topics (Potpourri) that have intrigued me. And hopefully they will intrigue you as well.
Here are some of the topics:
Aspirin for DVT prophylaxis. A number of my orthopedic colleagues swear that this works, but I’ve been skeptical. What does the literature really say?
Outcomes of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR). This has become the treatment of choice in blunt traumatic aortic injury. How do these patients really fare over time?
Does MRI of the cervical spine assist in clearance? A look at the ReCONECT study.
All trauma centers in the US, and many in other parts of the world, are required to have injury prevention programs. Level I centers in the States are also required to have a named Injury Prevention Coordinator with a job description and salary support.
In this newsletter, I’m going to dig into the specifics of injury prevention. Some of the topics I will cover include:
Explaining the American College of Surgeons injury prevention requirements
A list of the most common types of injury prevention programs around the US
Efficacy of specific prevention programs (violence prevention, elderly falls)
Making your injury prevention coordinator great
Tips on designing an excellent trauma prevention program
This issue will be available sometime in mid-December. As usual, it will be emailed to all subscribers first. About two weeks later, I’ll make it available to all here on the blog.
Injuries to pregnant women causes a lot of anxiety among trauma professionals. Not only is there one obvious seriously injured patient, but there’s a baby involved that is relatively invisible using the tools available in the trauma resuscitation room.
To help demystify and de-anxiefy (just made it up), the next newsletter will cover trauma in pregnancy in detail. Topics will include:
Tips and tricks
If you haven’t already, subscribe to my Trauma MedEd newsletter so you can get this edition as soon as it’s released. Otherwise, it will be released here on the blog about 2 weeks later.