Grand Rounds Recap 4.10.19

Grand Rounds Recap 4.10.19

Have fun reading this week’s Grand Rounds Recap! Dr. McDonough provided an insightful talk on Physician Depression and Wellness to start our morning. Following this, we had an excellent session on TEG’s multitude of uses in the ED. We had a variety of ophthalmology pearls shared by Drs. Owens, Scanlon, Ventura, and Harty. Then, Dr. Krack, one of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric EM fellows shared helpful hints in taking care of pediatric patients with Congenital Heart Disease. Next, Dr. Pulvino shared her clinical diagnostics lecture on Platelet Disorders. Dr. McKee finished our day with an exciting talk on medical ethics and how they apply to the Emergency Department. Enjoy!

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Transfusion in Trauma: One Ratio to Rule them All??

Transfusion in Trauma: One Ratio to Rule them All??

A couple weeks back we met for the first journal club of the year in our residency.  For this first session, we tackled the clinical conundrum of transfusion ratios in trauma.  The question came from a brainstorming session with the PGY-1 and 2 residents, where the following PICO question was derived:

Patients: Victims of both blunt and penetrating trauma in need of blood transfusion as a part of the their initial resuscitation

Intervention: high plasma and platelet to PRBC ratio transfusion

Comparison: low plasma and platelet to PRBC ratio transfusion

Outcome: Mortality (in patient and 30 day mortality)

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