We are finally back with another ATLS podcast. Mike Sharma and Chip Lange together discuss the complex but important subject of thoracic trauma. They break it down this time by addressing key aspects that come up during the primary and secondary assessments. This topic also broaches how to manage the traumatic circulatory arrest patient without a pulse.
We have mentioned in previous podcasts that if you have questions or special requests to send them our way. Another one of our listeners did just this after listening to part of our ATLS series. This has been a very popular series and we are so glad you enjoy it so much. The discussions that have been built off of this as a result has led to even more great podcasts.
With the recent release of the Butterfly iQ+, we wanted to provide everyone with comparison images and review some of the changes the new device and the original Butterfly iQ. We will continue to work on comparing images and review cases with the new Butterfly iQ+ with Practical POCUS.
For the first time ever, we delayed our normal podcast release to coincide with a very special reveal by Butterfly Network: the new and improved version of their device called the Butterfly iQ+. Practical POCUS was able to get their hands on the brand new device so that you can see what it looks like. There are videos to help compare the two devices and the unboxing of the Butterfly iQ+. Stay tuned for updates as videos come out demonstrating the improvements when comparing the original to the new device.
In resuscitation situations, such as trauma and sepsis, it is important to appropriately replace the patient's lost volume and be able to give medications in a quick and successful manner. However, what is the best way to accomplish this and why?
Sam Ireland from FOAMfrat invited me on to their podcast to talk more about PAs in EMS. This was a fantastic conversational piece that is well worth listening to in order to learn more about what it means to have PAs in EMS and the potential future of such as role.
There are many people who are still uncertain how point of care ultrasound (POCUS) can benefit them in their practice. This podcast will give you five examples of how POCUS can significantly change your patient care (in a very positive way) and what you can start doing to to improve your patient care by using POCUS.
On our last blog and podcast, part of the ATLS series, we covered shock. In that last post, it was briefly mentioned how vasopressin could be used in hemorrhagic shock. We want to build on that discussion today with a more detailed review on using vasopressin (and other vasopressors) in such a situation.
Shock, especially in trauma, is an absolute killer. Defined as an abnormality of the circulatory system that results in inadequate organ perfusion and tissue oxygenation, shock must be recognized and treated accordingly. Here to help us with this discussion is Mike Sharma.
Scaphoid fractures are often missed but important fractures due to their potential complications including non-union, post-traumatic osteoarthritis, and potential for avascular necrosis (AVN). These complications can even lead to lawsuits which further emphasizes the need to identify and properly treat these fractures whenever possible.