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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310322/effect-of-training-in-advanced-trauma-life-support-on-the-kinematics-of-the-spine-a-simulation-study
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Raquel Gordillo Martin, Pedro E Alcaráz, Laura Juguera Rodriguez, Antonio Nieto Fernandez-Pacheco, Elena Marín-Cascales, Tomás T Freitas, Manuel Pardo Rios
More than 7.5 million people in the world are affected by spinal cord injury (SCI). In this study, we aimed to analyze the effect of training in advanced trauma life support (ATLS) on the kinematics of the spine when performing different mobilization and immobilization techniques on patients with suspected SCI. A quasi-experimental study, clinical simulation, was carried out to determine the effect of training in ATLS on 32 students enrolled in the Master's program of Emergency and Special Care Nursing. The evaluation was performed through 2 maneuvers: placing of the scoop stretcher (SS) and spinal board (SB), with an actor who simulated a clinical situation of suspected spinal injury...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233854/efficacy-of-educational-video-game-versus-traditional-educational-apps-at-improving-physician-decision-making-in-trauma-triage-randomized-controlled-trial
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Deepika Mohan, Coreen Farris, Baruch Fischhoff, Matthew R Rosengart, Derek C Angus, Donald M Yealy, David J Wallace, Amber E Barnato
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether a behavioral intervention delivered through a video game can improve the appropriateness of trauma triage decisions in the emergency department of non-trauma centers. DESIGN: Randomized clinical trial. SETTING: Online intervention in national sample of emergency medicine physicians who make triage decisions at US hospitals. PARTICIPANTS: 368 emergency medicine physicians primarily working at non-trauma centers...
December 12, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229317/team-based-simulations-for-new-surgeons-does-early-and-often-make-a-difference
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Kareem R AbdelFattah, M Chance Spalding, David Leshikar, Aimee K Gardner
BACKGROUND: Current work hour restrictions and the expansion of requirements for surgery residents has led to decreased time on high-acuity rotations such as trauma and acute care surgery. In an effort to improve resident competency, we examined the efficacy of a new team-based trauma curriculum for postgraduate year 1 (PGY1) residents. METHODS: After completing required Advanced Trauma Life Support certification, PGY1s participated in a series of trauma simulations in 3-person teams from June to August...
December 8, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227050/barriers-to-accessing-atls-provider-course-for-junior-doctors-at-a-major-university-hospital-in-south-africa
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J J Odendaal, V Y Kong, T Liu, B Sartorius, G V Oosthuizen, D L Clarke
BACKGROUND: Advanced trauma life support (ATLS) is the international standard of care and forms the basis of trauma training in South Africa. Previous local studies demonstrated a low completion rate among junior doctors (JD). This study was designed to determine the reasons and identify possible barriers of JDs to accessing the ATLS course at a major university hospital. METHOD: This was a prospective study utilising a structured survey that included all JDs who were undertaking their internship training...
November 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223612/predictive-value-of-focused-assessment-with-sonography-for-trauma-fast-for-laparotomy-in-unstable-polytrauma-egyptians-patients
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Adel Hamed Elbaih, Sameh T Abu-Elela
PURPOSE: The emergency physicians face significant clinical uncertainty when multiple trauma patients arrive in the emergency department (ED). The priorities for assessment and treatment of polytrauma patients are established in the primary survey. Focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) is very essential clinical skill during trauma resuscitation. Use of point of care ultrasound among the trauma team working in the primary survey in emergency care settings is lacking in Suez Canal University Hospitals even ultrasound machine not available in ED...
December 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214123/pay-for-performance-motivation-to-succeed-in-advanced-trauma-life-support-courses-a-question-of-background-or-funding
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Roman Klein, Wolfgang Armbruster, Martin Grotz, Bernd Höner, Matthias Münzberg, Paul Alfred Grützner, Christoph Georg Wölfl
Objective: To correlate students' performance with their professional background and motivation to take part in Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) courses. We base our analysis on the self-determination theory that differentiates intrinsic (ambition to perform by individual itself) from extrinsic motivation (incentive by external stimuli). Design: We present a non-blinded, monocentric, non-randomized descriptive study of 376 students taking part in an ATLS course at one course site in Germany. Part of a two-day ATLS course are two written tests; we correlate test scores with background information provided by the students in a questionnaire of 13 items (age, sex, adress, board certification, specialty, subspecialty, position, hospital level of care, hospital operator and hospital participation in trauma network, motivation, funding source, condition of funding)...
2017: GMS Interdisciplinary Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery DGPW
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200065/cardiac-arrest-in-the-operating-room-part-2-special-situations-in-the-perioperative-period
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Matthew D McEvoy, Karl-Christian Thies, Sharon Einav, Kurt Ruetzler, Vivek K Moitra, Mark E Nunnally, Arna Banerjee, Guy Weinberg, Andrea Gabrielli, Gerald A Maccioli, Gregory Dobson, Michael F O'Connor
As noted in part 1 of this series, periprocedural cardiac arrest (PPCA) can differ greatly in etiology and treatment from what is described by the American Heart Association advanced cardiac life support algorithms, which were largely developed for use in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and in-hospital cardiac arrest outside of the perioperative space. Specifically, there are several life-threatening causes of PPCA of which the management should be within the skill set of all anesthesiologists. However, previous research has demonstrated that continued review and training in the management of these scenarios is greatly needed and is also associated with improved delivery of care and outcomes during PPCA...
November 30, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177620/revisiting-traumatic-cardiac-arrest-should-cpr-be-initiated
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Katie L Konesky, Weidun Alan Guo
OBJECTIVES: Traumatic cardiac arrest (TCA) represents a unique problem, and poses difficult challenges in the care of trauma patients. Although the literature has suggested that attempted resuscitation from TCA in trauma is futile and consumptive of medical and human resources, studies have recently demonstrated that the outcome of TCA is comparable cardiac arrest secondary to non-traumatic events. The objective of this study was to determine the incidence, predictors, and outcomes following TCA...
November 25, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168437/high-ace-low-wage-workers-occupational-health-nursing-research-and-praxis-through-a-trauma-informed-lens
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Marie-Anne Rosemberg, Laura Gultekin, Michelle Pardee
Individuals with a history of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) disproportionately have poor mental and physical health outcomes. These experiences affect individuals across the life span extending beyond health with deleterious impact on work-related outcomes. Low-wage workers are particularly at risk. Social service and health organizations are becoming aware of the extent to which the populations they serve have been affected by these experiences. Employment support programs may serve high-ACE individuals but likely are unaware of their histories and the developmental or health deficits that result and can impinge on successful employment...
November 1, 2017: Workplace Health & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162242/current-concepts-in-spondylopelvic-dissociation
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REVIEW
André Luiz Loyelo Barcellos, Vinícius M da Rocha, João Antonio Matheus Guimarães
INTRODUCTION: Spondylopelvic dissociation is an uncommon and complex injury that results from high-energy trauma with axial overloading through the sacrum. Due to the life-threatening nature of these injuries, standard Advanced Trauma Life Support® (ATLS) protocol must be used in the trauma setting as part of the initial management of these patients. The key to diagnosis is a good physical exam coupled with high level of suspicion. Radicular neurological deficits commonly are present in spondylopelvic dissociation (L5's roots) and should be documented for future evaluations...
November 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161922/existing-issues-and-valid-concerns-in-continuous-flow-ventricular-assist-devices
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Roland Hetzer, Eva Maria Delmo Walter
Through concerted endeavours in the fields of surgery, medicine, and biomedical engineering, patronized by government and industry, ventricular assist devices have become an established surgical treatment to support the failing heart, which could easily and simply surpass the frequency of heart transplantation. Be it as it may, complications and adverse events have unfolded, and these facilitated the way to newer biomedically-engineered pump designs in search of the perfect support for a failing heart. Areas covered: This review focuses on the evolution of the continous-flow ventricular assist device as an accepted mode of treatment in advanced heart failure, as a bridge to myocardial recovery, as a bridge to heart transplantation and as a permanent therapy, with its attendant complications and long-term outcome...
December 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137701/the-correlation-between-atls-and-junior-doctors-anatomical-knowledge-of-central-venous-catheter-insertion-at-a-major-trauma-centre-in-south-africa
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V Y Kong, J J Odendaal, R Weale, M Liu, C M Keene, B Sartorius, D L Clarke
OBJECTIVE: To review the ability of junior doctors (JDs) in identifying the correct anatomical site for central venous catheterization (CVC) and whether prior Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) training influences this. DESIGN: We performed a prospective, observational study using a structured survey and asked a group of JDs (postgraduate year 1 [PGY1] or year 2 [PGY2]) to indicate on a photograph the exact site for CVC insertion via the internal jugular (IJV) and the subclavian (SCV) approach...
November 7, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135530/should-percussion-pacing-have-a-role-in-perioperative-advanced-cardiac-life-support-a-case-report
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Chris Giordano, Jordan Miller, Ilan Keidan
Percussion pacing involves using one's fist to repeatedly strike a patient's left sternal border in a rhythmic manner. The resulting increase in ventricular pressure can trigger myocardial depolarization and subsequent contraction. We describe the successful treatment of acute preoperative symptomatic sinus bradycardia with percussion pacing in a 63-year-old patient scheduled for placement of a gastric feeding tube after trauma involving spinal cord injury. Although no longer included in current advanced cardiovascular life support guidelines, percussion pacing may be a suitable alternative to chest compressions in multitrauma cases where the force of compressions could cause further complications...
November 9, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132581/resuscitation-resequenced-a-rational-approach-to-patients-with-trauma-in-shock
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REVIEW
Andrew Petrosoniak, Christopher Hicks
Trauma resuscitation is a complex and dynamic process that requires a high-performing team to optimize patient outcomes. More than 30 years ago, Advanced Trauma Life Support was developed to formalize and standardize trauma care; however, the sequential nature of the algorithm that is used can lead to ineffective prioritization. An improved understanding of shock mandates an updated approach to trauma resuscitation. This article proposes a resequenced approach that (1) addresses immediate threats to life and (2) targets strategies for the diagnosis and management of shock causes...
February 2018: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120152/first-aid-management-in-emergency-care-of-dental-injuries-%C3%A2-knowledge-among-teachers-in-rijeka-croatia
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Danko Bakarčić, Sandra Hrvatin, Mia Maroević, Nataša Ivančić Jokić
The aim of the present cross-sectional study was to investigate the knowledge and attitude regarding emergency treatment of dental trauma among elementary school teachers in the city of Rijeka, Croatia. A total of 144 teachers answered a four-part questionnaire which comprised questions regarding demographic data, role and responsibility at the working place, knowledge about dental trauma, and motivation for further education on the topic. Nearly half of the participants (47.2%) reported having seen at least one dental trauma in their professional careers...
March 2017: Acta Clinica Croatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115207/self-evaluated-competence-in-trauma-reception
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Kristin Julia Steinthorsdottir, Peter Svenningsen, Rasmus Fabricius, Lars Bo Svendsen, Jens Hillingsø, Martin Sillesen
INTRODUCTION: No formal training requirements exist for trauma teams in Denmark. The aim of this study was to investigate the point prevalence level of training and the self-evaluated competence of doctors involved in trauma care. METHODS: On two nights, all doctors on call at departments involved in trauma care were interviewed and answered a structured questionnaire pertaining to their level of training and self-evaluated level of competence in relevant skills...
November 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072182/social-challenges-of-contemporary-psychiatry
#17
N Bouras
Psychiatry and society are interrelated and the biopsychosocial model continues to dominate the clinical psychiatric practice. Some doubts have been expressed in recent years about the value and the wide acceptance of the biopsychosocial model. Ghaemi (2009)1 considers it to be anti-humanistic and advocates the use of less eclectic, less generic, and less vague alternatives. The fundamental changes that have been witnessed in our times across the spectrum of biology, psychology and sociology have made necessary that a conceptual clarity should prevail...
July 2017: Psychiatrikē, Psychiatriki
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071424/impact-of-trauma-system-structure-on-injury-outcomes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
REVIEW
Lynne Moore, Howard Champion, Pier-Alexandre Tardif, Brice-Lionel Kuimi, Gerard O'Reilly, Ari Leppaniemi, Peter Cameron, Cameron S Palmer, Fikri M Abu-Zidan, Belinda Gabbe, Christine Gaarder, Natalie Yanchar, Henry Thomas Stelfox, Raul Coimbra, John Kortbeek, Vanessa K Noonan, Amy Gunning, Malcolm Gordon, Monty Khajanchi, Teegwendé V Porgo, Alexis F Turgeon, Luke Leenen
BACKGROUND: The effectiveness of trauma systems in decreasing injury mortality and morbidity has been well demonstrated. However, little is known about which components contribute to their effectiveness. We aimed to systematically review the evidence of the impact of trauma system components on clinically important injury outcomes. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane CENTRAL, and BIOSIS/Web of Knowledge, gray literature and trauma association Web sites to identify studies evaluating the association between at least one trauma system component and injury outcome...
October 25, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061611/effects-of-advanced-life-support-versus-basic-life-support-on-the-mortality-rates-of-patients-with-trauma-in-prehospital-settings-a-study-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yutaka Kondo, Tatsuma Fukuda, Ryo Uchimido, Toru Hifumi, Kei Hayashida
INTRODUCTION: Advanced life support (ALS) is thought to be associated with improved survival in prehospital trauma care when compared with basic life support (BLS). However, evidence on the benefits of prehospital ALS for patients with trauma is controversial. Therefore, we aim to clarify if ALS improves mortality in patients with trauma when compared with BLS by conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis of the recent literature. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: We will perform searches in PubMed, Embase and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials for published observational studies, controlled before-and-after studies, randomised controlled trials and other controlled trials conducted in humans and published until March 2017...
October 22, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046084/penetrating-neck-injuries-a-guide-to-evaluation-and-management
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J L Nowicki, B Stew, E Ooi
Introduction Penetrating neck injury is a relatively uncommon trauma presentation with the potential for significant morbidity and possible mortality. There are no international consensus guidelines on penetrating neck injury management and published reviews tend to focus on traditional zonal approaches. Recent improvements in imaging modalities have altered the way in which penetrating neck injuries are now best approached with a more conservative stance. A literature review was completed to provide clinicians with a current practice guideline for evaluation and management of penetrating neck injuries...
October 19, 2017: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
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