Global Health Videos

Global Health Videos

Care of the acutely ill patient in the austere setting is a hallmark of Global Health Medicine. These videos highlight three different examples of how to apply core concepts of Emergency Medicine to a resource limited environment. Dr. Lagasse describes how to make a homemade tourniquet to control life-threatening hemorrhage, Dr. Teuber shows us alternatives to intravascular volume resuscitation, and Dr. Roche outlines how to manage pneumothorax, hemothorax, and hemopneumothorax with and without vacuum assistance

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Out on a Limb - "Is there a Doctor on Board?!"

Out on a Limb - "Is there a Doctor on Board?!"

You are enjoying a cocktail on the way to Hawaii on a well earned vacation when a voice comes aloud overhead, “Attention all passengers. If there is a doctor or health care provider present, we ask that you please come to the front of the plane immediately.” From your vantage point in the back of the plane, it becomes clear very quickly that no one is volunteering. You find yourself being stared at by a plane full of people as you make your way to the front, to find a morbidly obese Caucasian female with a flight attendant at her side. You start your encounter…

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