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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Case Records of the Joint Trauma System - From the 2018 WTA Annual Meeting - Podcast #98
04/13/2018

At the 2018 annual meeting of the Western Trauma Association, the US military Joint Trauma System (JTS) held a an educational session 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 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 Colonel Gurney and Colonel Matthew Martin. The expert panel consisted of: Dr. Kim Peck, Dr. Warren Dorlac, Dr. Rachael Callcut, and Dr. David Feliciano. This 30-minute session was recorded live from the case panel discussion at the WTA 2018 meeting in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.

Supplemental Materials:
Joint Trauma System website

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 #4 - Part 2: The Experts Go to War - Podcast #93
11/15/2017

At the 2017 annual meeting of the Military Health System Research Symposium, the US military Joint Trauma System (JTS) held a session of the newly created 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 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 Colonel Gurney and Colonel Marty Schreiber. The 2-hour session has been broken into two podcasts - part 1 and part 2. A brief introductory review of the military "echelons of care" system and terminology is provided by Colonel Gurney and Colonel Matthew Martin, and was recorded live from Baghdad, Iraq.

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 at: Jennifer.M.Gurney.mil@mail.mil
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Case Records of the Joint Trauma System Episode #4 - Part I: The Experts Go to War - Podcast #92
11/14/2017

At the 2017 annual meeting of the Military Health System Research Symposium, the US military Joint Trauma System (JTS) held a session of the newly created 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 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 Colonel Gurney and Colonel Marty Schreiber. The 2-hour session has been broken into two podcasts - part 1 and part 2. A brief introductory review of the military "echelons of care" system and terminology is provided by Colonel Gurney and Colonel Matthew Martin, and was recorded live from Baghdad, Iraq.

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 at: Jennifer.M.Gurney.mil@mail.mil
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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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EAST October 2016 Literature Review: Needle Decompression of Tension Pneumothorax - Podcast #75
02/06/2017

In this episode of EAST Traumacast, we discuss the paper "Cadaveric comparison of the optimal site for needle decompression of tension pneumothorax by prehospital care providers" with author Dr. Dan Grabo and EAST reviewer Dr. Travis Polk.  The discussion highlights the changing dogma about needle decompression location -- you just might be convinced to change the way you use this technique! 

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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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Whole Blood Transfusion: Everything Old is New Again - Podcast #60
07/25/2016

Whole blood transfusion, once the norm, is once again rising to the forefront of hemorrhage resuscitation science.  In this podcast, Drs. Philip Spinella and Alan Murdock share their expert thoughts and opinions regarding the rationale for whole blood transfusion.  After listening, you just may want to start using whole blood in your hospital.

Articles Referenced:

  1. Cotton BA, Podbielski J, Camp E, Welch T, del Junco D, Bai Y, Hobbs R, Scroggins J, Hartwell B, Kozar RA, Wade CE, Holcomb JB; Early Whole Blood Investigators. A randomized controlled pilot trial of modified whole blood versus component therapy in severely injured patients requiring large volume transfusions. Ann Surg. 2013 Oct;258(4):527-32; discussion 532-3
  2. Spinella PC, Pidcoke HF, Strandenes G, Hervig T, Fisher A, Jenkins D, Yazer M, Stubbs J, Murdock A, Sailliol A, Ness PM, Cap AP. Whole blood for hemostatic resuscitation of major bleeding. Transfusion. 2016 Apr;56 Suppl 2:S190-202.
  3. Blumberg BS, Kuvin SF, Robinson JC, Teitelbaum JM, Contacos PG.  Alterations in Haptoglobin Levels. JAMA. 1963;184(13):1021-1023
  4. Nessen SC, Eastridge BJ, Cronk D, Craig RM, Berséus O, Ellison R, Remick K, Seery J, Shah A, Spinella PC. Fresh whole blood use by forward surgical teams in  Afghanistan is associated with improved survival compared to component therapy without platelets. Transfusion. 2013 Jan;53 Suppl 1:107S-113S.
  5. Strandenes G, Berséus O, Cap AP, Hervig T, Reade M, Prat N, Sailliol A, Gonzales R, Simon CD, Ness P, Doughty HA, Spinella PC, Kristoffersen EK. Low titer group O whole blood in emergency  situations. Shock. 2014 May;41 Suppl 1:70-5
  6. Strandenes G, De Pasquale M, Cap AP, Hervig TA, Kristoffersen EK, Hickey M,
    Cordova C, Berseus O, Eliassen HS, Fisher L, Williams S, Spinella PC. Emergency whole-blood use in the field: a simplified protocol for collection and transfusion. Shock. 2014 May;41 Suppl 1:76-83.
  7. http://rdcr.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/2013-williams-blood-transfusion-on-cruise-ships.pdfhttp://rdcr.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/2013-williams-blood-transfusion-on-cruise-ships.pdf
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Translation of War Trauma Care into the Civilian Sector - Podcast #37
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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Intermountain Medical Ctr, Salt Lake City, UT

Firas Madbak, MD
University of Florida, Jacksonville, FL

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Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA

Carrie Valdez, MD
Covenant Healthcare, Saginaw, MI

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