Tag Archives: trauma

Precise communication

Have you ever watched a volleyball game and seen the ball fall between two players? What happened there? It was probably inadequate or insufficient communication as to who was going to make the play. The same thing happens in almost every professional arena: mistakes are made because of poor communication. In this episode we discuss …

REBOA 101

Are you ready for REBOA? Zaf Qasim (@emeddoc) gives the ins and outs of Resusciataitve Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta http://traffic.libsyn.com/ercast/REBOA_101_ERCAST.output.mp3 Direct Download Intro Segment: Mel Herbert and I talk about our favorite podcasts as well as Mel’s new show Shabam! My Top 3: The Tim Ferriss Show, Question of the Day, Men In Blazers …

Neurogenic Shock

A trauma patient with persistent, yet unexplained hypotension may be suffering from neurogenic shock. What’s that? Anand Swaminathan joins the show to help break down the diagnosis and treatment. Register for Essentials of Emergency Medicine and get access to Essentials LA on August 27, 2015 **Correction: the original title of this post was “spinal shock” which, …

Pediatric C-spine Clearance

When we want to clinically clear the adult cervical spine, what do we do? We whip out a handy dandy decision instrument. Canadian C-spine? Yes! NEXUS? Boom, you betcha! But when it comes to kids, there’s just nothing out there that even resembles a prospectively validated clearance tool. We’re left with are gestalt, experience, and …

No CPR in Trauma Arrest?

In October 2013, Scotty Weingart was on the show and suggested that closed chest CPR has no role in traumatic cardiac arrest. It made sense because, after all, the things that cause a traumatic arrest won’t be helped by closed chest compressions. Tension pneumothorax, pericardial tamponade, hypovolemia from exsanguination – pushing on the chest isn’t going …