Dr. Mike Smertka, M.D., Ph.D. joins us for a guest presentation on the outline of trauma care. He discusses how our initial care in the field impact the patient long after they’ve been moved to the Trauma ICU and addresses some myths and misinformation associated with trauma.
About Dr. Smertka
Mike started off as a Paramedic in a fire-based EMS service, but has also worked third service, private, industrial, and as an ED tech in a major trauma facility prior to going to medical school. He’s treated patients and taught in 7 countries on 3 continents – in every environment from warzones to major urban trauma centers. He hopes to create his own surgical intensivist specialty that combines surgery, anesthesia, and emergency medicine.
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