Trauma in Pregnancy

Trauma is the leading cause of non-obstetric death in pregnant women. MVAs and intimate partner violence account for most cases.  Let’s first discuss the physiological changes to consider when managing a pregnant patient in a trauma. M…

Lisfranc Injury

Summary Summary Anatomy of the Lisfranc Joint The Lisfranc joint consists of the articulation of the first three metatarsal bases with their respective cuneiforms and the 4th/5th metatarsal bases with the cuboid, along with associated ligam…

Central Line Week

Central Line Week TR Pearl Series (all three pearls combined for this post) by Ryan LeBuhn, PGY-3 Informed Consent I once described the risks of a procedure so thoroughly that the patient no longer wanted the procedure, though avoiding the…

Burn Management

Trauma Survey: Burns are trauma, treat these pts as such. Don’t let yourself get distracted by the obvious superficial injuries/wounds and be sure to go down your algorithm so you don’t miss anything. PRIMARY: Airway: Look for signs of acti…

Flail Chest

An uncommon injury caused by three or more rib fractures in two places Injury resulting from blunt trauma such as a motor vehicle accident (75%), falls (15%) or direct percussion to the chest Causes decrease intrathoracic pressure, ineffect…

Dopesick

Opioids and why Written by Erena Weathers Case: you have someone who broke their leg doing a ~*~sick~*~ skateboard trick. They stuck the landing, and their tib-fib snapped. They’re ready to be discharged and you feel like the good…

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