EAST Master Classes

The fields of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, and Emergency General Surgery are in a state of constant evolution, and frequently require the adoption of new techniques, procedures, technologies, concepts, or treatment paradigms. The EAST Master Classes is a series of live webinars focused on one particular area of new development, techniques, or technology that is of interest to the EAST members and that will promote greater understanding of cutting edge developments affecting the field, and help members to assess the potential for incorporation or adoption into their practice or local program/center. These live webinars will allow time for open discussion and debate among the viewers and presenters immediately following the formal presentation. All EAST Master Class webinars will be recorded and then posted as enduring material on the EAST website and the EAST YouTube channel for viewing or reviewing at any time in the future.

Help us plan future EAST Master Class sessions! We want your ideas for topics, speakers, formats, and any other ideas or suggestions. Suggest a topic and/or speaker for a Master Class Webinar


EAST Master Classes Webinars
8/16/2017 - EAST Master Class Webinar - The Angel Catheter for Prevention of Pulmonary Embolism - Supported by Bio2 Medical, Inc.

We've all had a patient who is high risk for VTE who can't receive chemoprophylaxis.  What options are available?  

In this webinar, Drs. Bruce Crookes and Ronald Sing join moderator Dr. Dave Morris in discussing and demonstrating the Angel Catheter, a new device that was developed for “bridging prophylaxis” against pulmonary embolus.  “Bridging prophylaxis” doesn’t sound familiar? 

A previous EAST Traumacast introduced the Angel Catheter and described its clinical use.  This webinar focused on the details and techniques of placement.    

This webinar was made possible by a grant from Bio2Medical, Inc. 

2/22/2017 - Rib Fracture Fixation: Indications, Technique, and Post-op Management

Listen to experts Dr. Tom White and Dr. Fred Fieracci discuss the indications and techniques for surgical fixation of rib fractures. Using videos and operative photos, Drs. White and Pieracci share their experiences with difficult anatomy, tough cases, and how to approach these injuries operatively.  Slide Deck.

This EAST Master Class was supported by a restricted educational grant from  DePuy Synthes


1/13/2017 -
Case Records of the Joint Trauma System: A Battlefield Mortality and Morbidity Conference

This video was recorded during the 30th EAST Annual Scientific Assembly

Modern battlefield trauma care is characterized by highly complex and multi-system injury patterns, severe injuries, and care delivered in an austere and resource-constrained environment. This results in fertile ground for challenging management decisions, adverse events, suboptimal outcomes, and even preventable deaths. This episode was recorded during a session at the 2017 EAST Annual Scientific Assembly that consisted of a moderated discussion of 3 cases from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan that resulted in a potentially preventable death, or major adverse outcome. The cases were presented in a standard M&M conference format, with open audience discussion throughout regarding key management decisions and options, and suggestions for preventing or minimizing the adverse events. There were 4 cases presented, emphasizing every phase of battlefield care, from pre-hospital thru to medical evacuation back to the United States.  Listen also to the audio-only recording through EAST Traumacasts. 

10/6/2016 
REBOA: Techniques, Indications, Pitfalls, and Incorporating it into your Trauma Program. This EAST Master Class Webinar was held on 10-6-2016 and supported by and unrestricted grant from Prytime Medical.
Webinar Slide Deck

3/2/2016 
Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction for the Trauma/Acute Care Surgeon. This EAST Master Class Webinar is eligible for 1.5 hours of CME/Self-Assessment Credit and is available for viewing on EAST's Online Education Center.  This webinar was supported by an unrestricted grant from LifeCell Corporation

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