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EAST Traumacast logo Fostering Community Partnerships: A Discussion about Injury Control and Violence Prevention Programs - #165

Join Dr. Lauren Dudas with guest moderator Dr. Hillary Prince of the EAST Injury Control and Violence Prevention Committee discuss ICVP programs with national leaders.  Listen to Injury prevention coordinators Courtney Edwards, DNP, MPH and Mary R. Lauby as well as Jill Braselton, RN, BSN with ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation discuss their role in violence and injury prevention, creating community partnerships, advocacy and education.  We discuss the importance of a comprehensive prevention plan, trauma surgeon involvement and navigating all this with sparse financial resources.

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EAST Traumacast logo American Trauma Society - Trauma Survivors Network - #130

Dr. Melissa Red Hoffman interviews Dr. Anna Newcomb and Dr. Chris Michetti from Inova Fairfax Hospital, current and past presidents of the American Trauma Society, as well as two trauma survivors, John and Richard.  Their stories are inspiring; their work is awesome.  Links below for more information!

Trauma Survivors Network
American Trauma Society

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EAST Traumacast logo Bringing Stop the Bleed into Your Neighborhoods - #117

Introducing our first Traumacast guest moderator, Aditi Kapil! Join Drs. Kapil and Valdez as they interview Dr. LJ Punch, a trauma surgeon who brought the Stop the BleedSM campaign into the highest risk neighborhoods of St. Louis.

Stop the BleedSM St. Louis

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EAST Traumacast logo Firearm Injury Prevention Update - #113

Join us for an intimate conversation with Dr. Joe Sakran, EAST Injury Control and Violence Prevention Committee Chair as he updates us on the #ThisIsOurLane movement and Dr. Eileen Burger, Chair of the American College of Surgeons-Committee on Trauma, to preview the importance of the upcoming summit. 

Freedom with Responsibility: A Consensus Strategy for Preventing Injury, Death, and Disability from Firearm Violence.  JACS 2018

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EAST Traumacast logo ThisIsOurLane - #110

Join our panel of trauma surgeons to discuss @ThisIsOurLane, why surgeons are so enraged and what solutions are possible.  @carrievaldezmd @saranimd @scrubbedin #bloodyscrubs #ThisIsOurLane.

Supplemental materials: 

ACP position statement

NRA position statement

National Network of Hospital Based Violence Intervention Programs

Oct 2017 ACS Bulletin 

Views and opinions expressed in this Traumacast are those of the individuals and not EAST. 

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EAST Traumacast logo Intimate Partner Violence - Podcast #94

An important but under-recognized disease in our communities, intimate partner violence represents a significant threat to the health and well-being of the people we serve.  Guests Catherine Otway, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P and Bellal Joseph, MD discuss the scope of the problem, how it relates to trauma care, and how we as trauma providers can influence those within our care for the better.

Resources Mentioned in the Traumacast
CDC Resources on Intimate Partner Violence
Strangulation Institute
Dr. Joseph's JAMA Surg 2015 Paper

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EAST Traumacast logo Newtown: What Remains After All is Lost. Discussion and Q/A with Kim Snyder (Director/Producer) and Dr. William Begg (Featured Physician) - Podcast #73

The mass shooting of schoolchildren and educators at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut shook the nation and forever altered the lives of a tight-knit community. A documentary film that focuses on the aftermath of this event is now being released, and we had the great fortune to hold a screening of this film and a post-screening discussion and Q/A session with the Director, Kim Snyder, and Dr. William Begg, who was the ER physician on duty the day of this tragic event. This special event was arranged through the efforts of Dr. Joe Sakran and immediate EAST Past President Dr. Nicole Stassen. This Traumacast episode is a recording of the post event discussion and question/answer session that was held on January 10, 2017 in conjunction with the 30th EAST Annual Scientific Assembly. 

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From the film’s website “Filmed over the course of nearly three years, the filmmakers use unique access and never before heard testimonies to tell a story of the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting of schoolchildren in American history on December 14, 2012. Newtown documents a traumatized community fractured by grief and driven toward a sense of purpose. Joining the ranks of a growing club to which no one wants to belong, a cast of characters interconnect to weave an intimate story of community resilience.”

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EAST Traumacast logo Firearms Policy and Injury Prevention: EAST Roundtable Discussion on EBR Review - Podcast #67

In this episode of Traumacast, we hosted an EAST roundtable discussion on firearms policy and firearm-related injury prevention. The discussion centered around the recently released EAST literature review and Practice Management Guideline on the efficacy of restrictive licensing and concealed carry laws for preventing firearm-related injuries, as well as the recent efforts of the Committee on Trauma to promote open discussion and consensus buidling to tackle this challenging problem. The panelists included Marie Crandall and Alex Eastman (co-authors of the EAST PMG), Ronny Stewart (Chair, COT), Nicole Stassen (EAST President), and Kevin Schuster (Chair, EAST Manuscript and Literature Review Committee). This interview was recorded live at the 2016 AAST Annual Meeting in Waikaloa, Hawaii.

Supplemental Materials:
EAST Practice Management Guideline: Prevention of Firearm-Related Injuries with Restrictive Licensing and Concealed Carry Laws 

Firearm Injury Prevention: A Consensus Approach to Reducing Preventable Deaths

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