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Myths of Pain Management

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Episode 3 – The Lethal Triad

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Welcome back! This week we talk about one of my favorite topics…shock. Specifically we’re going to discuss the lethal triad of shock. Sounds like a Chinese organized crime syndicate, right? Well, it might be but today we’re applying the terminology to the condition that develops after major trauma. Understanding this process will position you to […]

Episode 2 – M.A.R.C.H2 – Rapid Trauma Assessment

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This week we introduce you to the M.A.R.C.H2 trauma assessment technique. This acronym will help you identify and prioritize the immediate life-threats you might encounter during the first minutes of trauma assessment. This is a useful tool. Take-a-listen and consider how you might incorporate this into your trauma assessment. As always, please comment and leave […]

Thoracic Trauma – The Killer Five

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Need to know: * Thoracic injuries carry a high degree of mortality and morbidity. * The Killer Five are immediate, life-threatening injuries requiring rapid recognition and intervention. * Tension pneumothorax, massive hemothorax, cardiac tamponade, open pneumothorax, and flail chest all may be immediately life-threatening. * Understanding etiology, assessment parameters, and interventions is critical for successful […]