Tagged ‘Trauma’

Journal Review

Opiates in Extremity Injuries

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Since 2000, there have been over 500,000 opioid related overdose deaths in the US. (Burke 2016).  Despite the epidemic of opioid deaths, these drugs continue to be used as first line agents for treatment of moderate to severe pain in Emergency Departments (EDs).
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Core

Initial Trauma Assessment

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This post dives into the basics of the initial trauma evaluation.
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Procedure Video

How to Apply a Pelvic Binder

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This post discusses the application of both a commercial pelvic binder as well as a sheet for pelvic stabilization.
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Core

Pelvic Vertical Shear Fractures

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This week’s post explores the pelvic shear fracture focusing on identification + management.
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Journal Review

Etomidate vs. Ketamine in Trauma RSI

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This post is cross-posted on REBEL EM here.

Etomidate and ketamine are both routinely used as induction agents during rapid sequence intubation (RSI) in trauma patients. It is well established that etomidate transiently suppresses the adrenal gland through inhibition of the 11-beta hydroxylase enzyme.
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