Grand Rounds Recap 11.8.17

Grand Rounds Recap 11.8.17

This week, we started things off with a great Quarterly Sim led by our faculty. The oral boards cases, led by Drs Stettler and Roche, involved an acute presentation of holiday heart, a post-partum patient with flash pulmonary edema, and a very questionable spider bite. The simulation, led by Drs Fernandez, Hill and Stolz, focused on two patients that were in shock: one due to a ruptured ectopic pregnancy and one due to a pericardial tamponade. We then moved on to the pediatric side of things, where Dr. Gleimer discussed neonatal rashes, and we took a look at pediatric syncope with Dr. Fananapazir. 

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Grand Rounds Summary 8/5

Grand Rounds Summary 8/5

Taming the SRU Case Follow-Up: GSW to the Head with Dr. Grosso

  • In one census: 66% of violent deaths are suicide, with 30k suicide deaths annually in the US
  • ~50% of suicide attempts include firearms
  • GSW to head mortality is 80%, and 71% die on scene
  • ~40% of those who survive to hospital have favorable outcomes
  • Favorable prognosis: GCS>8, normal pupillary reaction, absence of coagulopathy of trauma/hemodynamic instability
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