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EAST Traumacast logo Trauma Informed Care: More Than Just Being A Good Physician - #166
Join Dr. Tatiana Cardenas host Drs. Leah Tatebe and Rochelle Dicker to discuss trauma informed care.  Learn about what it is, how it affects patients, curriculum you can soon bring to your institution and why it is so important it will be part of ATLS 11!

Supplemental Material:
Dicker RA, Thomas A, Bulger EM, Stewart RM, Bonne S, Dechert TA, Smith R, Love-Craighead A, Dreier F, Kotagal M, Kozyckyj T, Michaels H; ISAVE Workgroup; Members of the ISAVE Workgroup. Strategies for Trauma Centers to Address the Root Causes of Violence: Recommendations from the Improving Social Determinants to Attenuate Violence (ISAVE) Workgroup of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. J Am Coll Surg. 2021 Sep;233(3):471-478.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2021.06.016. Epub 2021 Jul 30. PMID: 34339811.

 Sakran JV, Bornstein SS, Dicker R, Rivara FP, Campbell BT, Cunningham RM, Betz M, Hargarten S, Williams A, Horwitz JM, Nehra D, Burstin H, Sheehan K, Dreier FL, James T, Sathya C, Armstrong JH, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Charles S, Goldberg A, Lee LK, Stewart RM, Kerby JD, Turner PL, Bulger EM. Proceedings from the Second Medical Summit on Firearm Injury Prevention, 2022: Creating a Sustainable Healthcare Coalition to Advance a Multidisciplinary Public Health Approach. J Am Coll Surg. 2023 Jun 1;236(6):1242-1260. doi: 10.1097/XCS.0000000000000662. Epub 2023 Mar 6. PMID: 36877809.

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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 Advanced Practitioners Training Programs - Podcast #83

Crossover episode!  Just like the time the Fonz was on Mork and Mindy, this episode brings the moderators of EAST's Traumacast, Dr. Dave Morris and Careercasts, Dr. Brad Dennis (we'll let you decide who is Mork and who is the Fonz) together. The topic is the training programs available for Adavanced Practitioners: the types of programs available, how the terms "residency" and "fellowship" are used, and what to look for in a reputable program. Guests Jon Messing and Aaron Pugh both run successful Advanced Practitioners training fellowships and are actively involved in developing these programs nationally. Both provide interesting insights into this aspect of trauma provider education.

Websites referenced:
Association of Post Graduate APRN Programs
Association of Physician Assistant Programs
American Nurses Credentialing Center
National Nurse Practitioner Residency & Fellowship Training Consortium
EAST Fellowship Listings/Advanced Practitioners 

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EAST Traumacast logo Delivering Bad News - Podcast #77

Unfortunately, delivering bad news comes with our job as surgeons, particularly acute care surgeons. Clearly, our ability to effectively communicate with patients and their loved ones is of paramount importance, but are we all well equipped to handle the task?  In this episode, Drs. Nicole Stassen and Charity Evans share their experience and expertise on delivering bad news and end of life discussions.  Drs. Matthew Martin, David Morris, and Kevin Pei serve as moderators.

Other references
Communicating Evidence for Participatory Decision Making - JAMA, May 19, 2004—Vol 291, No. 19
Disclosing Harmful Medical Errors to Patients - n engl j med 356;26 june 28, 2007

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EAST Traumacast logo #HELP! Social Media for the Surgeon: Getting Started, Building a Following, and Building a Community - Podcast #55

Social media plays an increasingly important role in all aspects of personal and professional life, and can have profound impacts both positive and negative. Having a solid basic understanding of the mechanics and “rules of the game” is critical to successfully adopting and using social media. EAST as an organization has embraced social media, and for the 2016 Annual Scientific Assembly made a concerted effort to increase the social media presence of the meeting on Twitter. We were able to sit down with the core group of EAST Twitter users, aka the “EAST Twitterati”, and discuss how to get started on social media, practical tips and advice for optimizing the experience, key potential pitfalls to be aware of, and how the use of social media has impacted their personal lives and careers.

Interviewees: Elliott Haut, Joe Sakran, Christian Jones, Paula Ferrada, Rob Winfield, Jason Smith, Brad Dennis, Alex Eastman, Jamie Coleman, and Tareq Kheirbek

Supplemental Materials:
Twitter 101 tip sheet

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EAST Traumacast logo Sham Peer Review for Surgeons: EAST Town Hall Discussion - Podcast #53

In this podcast we discuss the process of professional peer review, and how this process can be used or mis-used for a variety of reasons. Our guest is Dr. Larry Huntoon, who has become a recognized national expert in the area of “sham peer review”, and who was written and lectured extensively about common themes in techniques and tactics that are used in these proceedings. He gives some great advice about recognizing, reacting to, and even preventing this type of adverse professional action for surgeons. This interview was done as a “Town Hall” session, and Dr. Huntoon takes questions from the attendees after the formal moderated interview. The discussion is moderated by Dr. Matthew Martin and Dr. Andrew Bernard. 

Supplemental Materials: 

  1. Editorial: Tactics Characteristic of Sham Peer Review by Larry Huntoon, MD, PhD
  2.  Recognizing the Tactics of Sham Peer Review: a 3-part video series presented by Dr. Larry Huntoon
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