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The  March Trauma MedEd Newsletter Is Available!

This month’s newsletter contains a veritable potpourri of topics that I found interesting. I hope you do, as well. Here are the topics covered:

  • Prehospital lactate levels: useful or not?
  • Does aspirin for DVT prophylaxis work?
  • The nuts and bolts of Duplex ultrasound
  • An 11 year experience with endovascular repair of aortic injuries
  • Use of MRI after CT scanning of the cervical spine

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Next Trauma MedEd Newsletter Released Soon!

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.
  • And a few other tidbits…

As always, this issue will go to all of my subscribers first. If you are not yet one of them, click this link to sign up and/or download back issues.

Unfortunately, non-subscribers will have to wait until I release the issue on this blog, about 10 days later. So sign up now!

Next Trauma MedEd Newsletter Is Coming Next Week!

As promised, the next Trauma MedEd newsletter will be released next week. Just in time for some light Christmas reading!

The topic is “Prevention.” Here are the areas I’ll be covering:

  • The American College of Surgeons requires all US trauma centers to engage in prevention activities. Unfortunately, there is frequently confusion about the role of the injury prevention coordinator, what kinds of programs are acceptable, and how local data needs to be included in prevention planning. I will cover all of this, and more, in the first part of the newsletter.
  • Curious about what others are doing out there? I’ll give you an idea of the most common prevention programs, and whether they are national programs or home grown.
  • I’ll review a few papers on the efficacy of trauma prevention programs.
  • Finally, I’ll give some tips on how to optimize the performance of your injury prevention coordinator and design effective programs.

As always, this issue will go to all of my subscribers first. If you are not yet one of them, click this link to sign up and/or download back issues.

Unfortunately, non-subscribers will have to wait until I release the issue on this blog, sometime during the week after Christmas. So sign up now!

The Next Trauma MedEd Newsletter: All Things Prevention

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
  • And more!

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.

If you want to get it as soon as it is released, please subscribe by clicking here! And you can pick up back issues when you follow the link, too!

Last Chance To Get Early Delivery Of September Trauma MedEd!

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…

Traumatic BKA

Field amputation. Topics discussed include:

  • Definitions and incidence
  • Indications
  • Who should perform it?
  • Logistics
  • Equipment
  • and more!

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