Trauma

Resources to Review Prior to Conference

Trauma Resuscitation

Vanderbilt Emergency Medicine

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Goals and Objectives

Goals
  • Trainee will demonstrate competence in the initial evaluation and basic management of patients with blunt and penetrating traumatic injuries

Objectives

Trainee will be able to:

  • List, describe, and demonstrate the steps of the primary survey

    • Airway and c-spine protection

    • Breathing and ventilation

    • Circulation and hemorrhage control

    • Disability

    • Exposure

  • List and describe potential procedures and interventions performed during the primary survey and their indications, including:

    • Intubation

    • Cricothyrotomy

    • Chest tube insertion

    • Thoracotomy

    • Massive transfusion protocol

    • Peripheral venous access

    • Central venous access

    • FAST exam

  • List, describe, and demonstrate the steps of the secondary survey

  • Define and describe “damage control resuscitation”

  • List “hard signs” for emergent operative management of each of the following:

    • Head trauma

    • Neck trauma, penetrating

    • Thoracic trauma, blunt

    • Thoracic trauma, penetrating

    • Abdominal trauma, blunt

    • Abdominal trauma, penetrating

    • Pelvic trauma

    • Extremity trauma

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Additional Resources

Overview

Massive Transfusion

 

Head Trauma

Cervical Spine Trauma

 

Penetrating Neck Trauma

 

Blunt Thoracic Trauma

 

Penetrating Thoracic Trauma

 

Blunt Abdominal Trauma

 

Penetrating Abdominal Trauma

 

Pelvic and Genitourinary Trauma

Facial Trauma

Extremity Trauma

 

FAST Exam