Traumacast

A series of audio interviews addressing upcoming research and its application to the injured patient, education efforts related to trauma, and novel methods in the management of injury.

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Active Shooter Events, Training, and the Hartford Consensus Conference - Podcast #44 - EP
06/22/2015

An interview with Dr. Alexander Eastman, the Trauma Medical Director at Parkland Memorial Hospital and a current law enforcement officer with the Dallas Police Department, and Dr. Imad Haque, an active duty Army surgeon and the Director of Simulation Training at Madigan Army Medical Center. These two nationally recognized experts discuss what to expect in active shooter scenarios, how to respond, and most importantly how to prepare yourself and your facility through the use of realistic and well-planned simulation training. The interview concludes with a discussion of the rationale and recommendations from the Hatford Consensus Conferences.

Supplementary Materials:
Active shooter slide presentation from Dr. Eastman
DHS Active Shooter Pocket Card
Hartford Consensus Conference 1
Hartford Consensus Conference 2

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The bigger they are... : Tips and Tricks for Managing Complications in Bariatric Surgery Patients - Podcast #43 - EP
06/12/2015

An interview with Dr. Matthew Martin, the Trauma Medical Director at Madigan Army Medical Center and one of their core faculty on the Bariatric Surgery Service. Dr. Martin is an active member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, and serves as an Associate Editor with Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. This session is moderated by Dr. Levi Procter, and special guest moderator Dr. Andrew Bernard, who discuss the increasingly common issue of urgent and emergent complications among patients who have had a prior bariatric surgical procedure. The interview covers the initial evaluation and diagnostic workup, operative and nonoperative management strategies, and clinical "pearls" for the acute care surgeon who is faced with one of these challenging scenarios.

Supplementary Materials
Bariatric surgery problems and complications syllabus
ASMBS Poster: Pearls for Emergency Care of the Bariatric Surgery Patient

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An Insider’s Guide to the Journal of Trauma, Academic Productivity, and How to Participate - Podcast #42 - EP
04/29/2015

An interview with Dr. Ernest "Gene" Moore, a giant in the field of trauma and the current Editor in Chief of the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Sugery. Dr. Moore takes us behind the scenes of a major academic journal, and provides advice and insights on starting an academic career and producing high quality and publishable research. He then discusses how to become more active with scientific journals by serving as a peer-reviewer and what it takes to join the Editorial Board. The interview concludes with Dr. Moore's thoughts and experience on the relatively unique career path of becoming the Editor in Chief of a major journal.

Supplementary materials
View the online CME activity "So You Want to Publish in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery (JOT)? Tips and Tricks for Academic Success in Trauma and Acute Care Surgery" given by Dr. Juan Duchesne.

This interview is a combined effort between EAST's Online Education Section and Career Development Section. The interview has been posted on the EAST Traumacast and Careercast pages.

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Setting the Agenda and Building Coalitions: The National Trauma Institute and the Coalition for National Trauma Research - Podcast #41 - EP
04/06/2015

An interview with Dr. Donald Jenkins, one of the leading figures behind the National Trauma Institute (NTI) and the newly created Coalition for National Trauma Research (CNTR). Dr. Jenkins discusses the history, formation, mission, and future of these two organizations and how they are positively impacting the ability to perform high-quality clinical trauma research and fostering a national trauma research agenda.

Supplementary Materials
The National Trauma Institute information brochure
Coalition for National Trauma Research Website
"The Trauma Research Imperative" from the NTI

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The Pediatric Trauma Transformation Collaborative (PTTC) - Podcast #40 - EP
03/30/2015

An interview with Dr. Richard Falcone and Dr. Denis Bensard about an exciting new program they have developed to enhance pediatric trauma care in the U.S. They discuss how their Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center has partnered with multiple adult Level 2 centers to enhance their ability to provide high quality pediatric trauma care, and to successfully obtain ACS verification as pediatric trauma centers.

Supplementary materials: download a presentation with additional information and resources related to the PTTC.

Link to Dr. Falcone’s CME talk on Trauma Simulation Training

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Surgical Management of Clostridium Difficile Colitis - Podcast #39
10/23/2014

Listen to us discuss the surgical management of clostridium difficile colitis with Dr. Paula Ferrada. We tackle surgical and medical therapy based on the best available evidence. See EAST's Online Education session on this topic too.

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Translation of War Trauma Care into the Civilian Sector - Podcast #38
06/23/2014

Listen to Dr. Matthew Martin discuss the great advances in civilian trauma care as a result of 10 years of conflict.  He tackles great topics such as tourniquets, hemostatic dressings, tension pneumothorax and what's ahead. See EAST's Online Education session on this topic too.

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Airway Pressure Release Ventilation for Severely Injured Trauma Patients - Podcast #37
06/12/2014

A discussion with Dr. Adrian Maung on the Airway Pressure Release Ventilation (APRV) mode for respiratory failure in multi-trauma patients.

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Adjunctive Treatment of Abdominal Catastrophes and Sepsis with Direct Peritoneal Resuscitation (DPR): Indication For Use in Acute Care Surgery - Podcast - #36
12/27/2013

A discussion with Dr. Jason Smith on the utilization of direct peritoneal resuscitation in the treatment of abdominal catastrophes.

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Outpatient Laparoscopic Appendectomy - Podcast - #35
12/22/2013

A discussion with Dr. Richard Frazee, in regards to a successful protocol for outpatient laparoscopic appendectomy in acute appenditics.

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Your Traumacast Moderators


Matthew Martin, MD, Madigan Army Medical Center


David Morris, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN


Levi Procter, MD, University of Kentucky College of Medicine

 

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