Grand Rounds Recap 8.30.2017

Grand Rounds Recap 8.30.2017

This week Dr. Gorder led us off with August's M&M cases, followed by Dr. Betz giving us great in-depth example of a proper joint exam from the perspective of sports medicine. Dr. Makinen gave us a talk of accidental hypothermia, Dr. Ludmer examined the link between chronic pain and depression and how concurrent treatment can help our patients quality of life. Dr. Wright gave us an update on UCEM Global Health and Dr. Colmer gave us a look into the critical care management of a DKA case.

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Evaluating Blunt Trauma Patients

Evaluating Blunt Trauma Patients

A quick and thorough evaluation of patients with traumatic injuries is extremely important.  The ideal approach is regimented, practiced, expeditious, and flexible to the environment in which it is performed.   Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) courses do a great job of teaching the guiding principles to the approach to the trauma patient.  However, while it is relatively simple to become facile with the exam of victims of trauma in the (relatively) controlled setting of the trauma bay, it can be especially challenging to examine the same patient in the field.

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