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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Continuing the Conversation from the 76th AAST Annual Meeting and Clinical Congress of Acute Care Surgery - Part 3 of 3 - Podcast #91
10/10/2017

Part 3 of 3

Your hosts, Drs. David Morris and Carrie Valdez kept the conversation going with these Traumacasts recorded during the 2017 AAST Annual Meeting featuring clinical leaders in the fields of trauma, critical care and acute care surgery.  There were so many great interviews captured, we split the Traumacast into a three part series.

This Traumacast includes interviews with Drs. Coimbra, Arbabi, Benjamin, Bruns, Delano, Jenkins, & Mehta.

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Continuing the Conversation from the 76th AAST Annual Meeting and Clinical Congress of Acute Care Surgery Part 2 of 3 - Podcast #90
10/09/2017

Part 2 of 3

Your hosts, Drs. David Morris and Carrie Valdez kept the conversation going with these Traumacasts recorded during the 2017 AAST Annual

Meeting featuring clinical leaders in the fields of trauma, critical care and acute care surgery.  There were so many great interviews captured, we split the Traumacast into a three part series.

This Traumacast includes interviews with Drs. Eastman, Hall, Hall, Napolitano, Pieracci, and Rotondo.

Supplemental Materials
STB 2016 Final Parkland Implementation Guide 
Management of Adults With Hospital-acquired and Ventilator-associated Pneumonia: 2016 Clinical Practice Guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Thoracic Society

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Continuing the Conversation from the 76th AAST Annual Meeting and Clinical Congress of Acute Care Surgery - Part 1 of 3 - Podcast #89
10/08/2017

Part 1 of 3

Your hosts, Drs. David Morris and Carrie Valdez kept the conversation going with these Traumacasts recorded during the 2017 AAST Annual Meeting featuring clinical leaders in the fields of trauma, critical care and acute care surgery.  There were so many great interviews captured, we split the Traumacast into a three part series.

Interviews with Drs. Coimbra, Arbabi, Benjamin, Bruns, Delano, Jenkins, & Mehta.

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The Epic Battle of Giants! Point-Counterpoint 2017 - Podcast #82
05/30/2017

Is TEG better than 1:1? Do field tourniquets save lives? Does targeted temperature management in TBI improve outcomes?  Just a few highlights from this year’s Point Counterpoint Conference in Baltimore, MD, hosted by Dr. Scalea. 

The EAST Traumacast was there to cover it all. Join us for exciting interviews with Drs. Scalea, Brenner, Davis, Britt, Stein, Haut, Jacobs, Pollak, Hunt, Efron, Henry, Sarani, Murthi and Pigneri.  Will their points change your practice?

Supplemental Material:
"TEG Cards"
 - Thank you to Dr. Bryan Cotton for sharing this information with EAST. 

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Case Records of the Joint Trauma System Episode #3: The Experts Go to War - Podcast #79
03/24/2017

At the 2017 annual meeting of the Western Trauma Association, the US military Joint Trauma System (JTS) held the third session of a new educational program called "Case Records of the Joint Trauma System". This is a planned series of presentations where an expert panel is presented with interesting and challenging battlefield trauma cases drawn from the Department of Defense Trauma Registry. This registry has captured data on all wounded patients treated at forward military medical treatment facilities during combat and post-combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. This program has been spearheaded by Lieutenant Colonel Jennifer Gurney, an Army trauma surgeon and the current Chief of Trauma Systems Development with the JTS. This challenging and entertaining session featured an expert panel representing both civilian and military trauma surgeons, and was co-moderated by Dr. Gurney and Dr. Matt Martin.

Panelists:
Carlos Brown, MD
Mitch Cohen, MD
Jim Davis, MD
Matt Eckert, MD
Joe Galante, MD
Oscar Guillamondegui, MD
Stephanie Savage, MD
Deb Stein, MD

Supplemental Materials:

  1. Joint Trauma System Website
  2. For any questions about this program, suggestions for future venues or cases, and to submit any cases or case material, please email Dr. Jen Gurney.



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Case Records of the Joint Trauma System Episode #2: A Battlefield Mortality and Morbidity Conference - Podcast #74
01/23/2017

This is the second episode in the series of “Case Records of the Joint Trauma System (JTS). 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.

Supplemental Materials:
Link
 to full video of the session on the EAST YouTube Channel. 

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Inaugural Session of the Case Records of the Joint Trauma System: The Experts Go to War - Podcast #63
09/01/2016

At the 2016 annual meeting of the Military Health System Research Symposium, the US military Joint Trauma System (JTS) held the inaugural session of a new educational program called "Case Records of the Joint Trauma System". This is the first in a planned series of presentations where an expert panel is presented with interesting and challenging battlefield trauma cases drawn from the Department of Defense Trauma Registry. This registry has captured data on all wounded patients treated at forward military medical treatment facilities during combat and post-combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. This program has been spearheaded by Lieutenant Colonel Jennifer Gurney, an Army trauma surgeon and the current Chief of Trauma Systems Development with the JTS. This challenging and entertaining session featured an expert panel representing multiple military services and several allied nations, and was co-moderated by Dr. Gurney and Dr. John Holcomb.

Panelists:
Colonel Ray Fang, US Air Force
Colonel (retired) Don Jenkins, US Air Force
Major Valerie Sams, US Air Force
Colonel Matthew Martin, US Army
Surgeon Captain Rory Rickard, Royal Navy
Lieutenant Colonel Avi Yitzhak, Israeli Defense Forces

Supplemental Materials:

  1. Joint Trauma System Website
  2. For any questions about this program, suggestions for future venues or cases, and to submit any cases or case material, please email Dr. Jen Gurney.
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Highlights and Interviews from the 29th EAST Annual Scientific Assembly held January 12-16, 2016 - Podcast #58
06/21/2016

The 29th EAST Annual Scientific Assembly took place January 12-16, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas. The meeting once again had record attendance, and boasted a wide array of educational, scientific, career development, and social programs. And of course - dodgeball! The EAST Traumacast was there to cover it all and bring you highlights, interviews, and summaries from this great meeting. This traumacast starts out with an interview with the 29th EAST President,  Dr. Stan Kurek, then covers the highlights from the entire meeting, and closes with an interview with the 30th EAST President, Dr. Nicole Stassen.

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Highlights and Interviews from the 2016 Trauma, Critical Care, and Acute Care Surgery Conference (aka the “Mattox Meeting”) in Las Vegas - Podcast #57
06/10/2016

One of the most well known and attended trauma conferences in the world is the Trauma, Critical Care, and Acute Care Surgery Conference, held annually in Las Vegas. Also known as the “Mattox Meeting”, this conference attracts a large and diverse group of attendees with an interest in trauma and emergency surgical care. For the 49th annual meeting we joined forces with the “Behind the Knife” podcast team to cover the conference and bring you interviews and discussions with the incredible group of expert faculty assembled by Dr. Mattox. We also had the opportunity to sit down and interview the Behind the Knife team about their experience and insights from starting a new surgical podcast that has become one of the top medical podcasts in the country. 

Interviewees include: The Behind the Knife team (Scott Steele, Jason Bingham, John McClellan), Kenneth Mattox, Ali Salim, Marty Schreiber, Kenji Inaba, Scott Steele, Mike Sise, and Raul Coimbra.

Supplemental Materials
Behind the Knife: www.behindtheknife.org/
Trauma, Critical Care, and Acute Care Surgery Conference: www.trauma-criticalcare.com

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Highlights from the 2015 Western Trauma Association Meeting - Podcast #49 - EP
12/29/2015

Highlights from the 2015 Western Trauma Association Meeting - Podcast #49 - EP

This is the first in our series of podcasts from some of the key trauma and ACS annual meetings. The 2015 Western Trauma Association was held in Telluride, Colorado, and we were there to record the highlights and interviews with many of the attendees and presenters. See below for a listing of the interviews and supplemental materials including a copy of the meeting program book. Next, we look forward to a Traumacast from the 2016 EAST Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas.

2:15             Hasan Alam on VPA + fluid resuscitation in a TBI model
7:15             Drs. Chapman and Moore on the TEG “Death Diamond” and plasma-first resuscitation
14:17           Dr. Nelson on “Sugar or Salt”: relative role of mineralocorticoids in shock
17:50           Dr. Olson on a randomized trial of heparin vs lovenox for VTE prophylaxis
21:58           Dr. Miller on repairing flank hernias using bone-anchor fixation
27:38           Tourniquet Debate: Carlos Brown vs Kenji Inaba
32:15            Dr. Berndtson on Outcomes with K-Centra 4-factor PCC
36:15            Dr. Russo on pigtail catheter versus chest tube for hemothorax drainage
40:25            Dr. Bensard on the utility of routine serum HgB checks in pediatric trauma
46:28            Dr. Aydelotte on the impact of marijuana legalization on traffic fatalities
51:45            Dr. Parker on the impact of TXA on fibrinolysis parameters by TEG
56:25            Dr. Moren on recursive partitioning to better define massive transfusion
1:01:55         Dr. Pharoan on massive abdominal wall injury due to fireworks
1:06:40         Expert Case Panel: Drs. Shackford, Karmy-Jones, Rhee, & Schreiber
1:09:30         Dr. Cohen on the WTA Multicenter study of the “found down” patient
1:14:30         Dr. Christine Cocanour on the WTA and her term as WTA President

Supplemental Materials: 
WTA 2015 Program Book
Dec 2015 issue of the Journal of Trauma and ACS

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Your Traumacast Moderators

David Morris, MD
Intermountain Medical Ctr, Salt Lake City, UT

Firas Madbak, MD
University of Florida, Jacksonville, FL

Matthew J. Martin, MD
Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA

Carrie Valdez, MD
Covenant Healthcare, Saginaw, MI

Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma

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