Episode 5: Trauma Q&A with Dr. Smertka

“Learn why you’re doing what you’re doing.”

Dr. Smertka rejoins us for some follow up questions and answers after last week’s show.

Some of the questions answered this week are:

  • Do you foresee any changes occurring with the definition of shock in the context of trauma?
  • What are some common errors providers make when assessing GCS?
  • Do you foresee any changes that could effect the benefit of ALS in trauma?
  • What are your thoughts on TXA?
  • Do you foresee a time, perhaps with Ultrasound, when patients bypass the ED for immediate surgery?
  • Is there anything that EMS does that complicates or worsens your management of trauma patients?
  • Is there anything that EMS does (or can do) that greatly improves patient outcomes?
  • If you had to give EMS one bit of advice that you feel would save the most amount of lives, what would that be?

Show Notes

Updated: March 13, 2016 — 11:28 AM