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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.
Select EAST Traumacasts now eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM self-assessment credits toward Part 2 of the ABS MOC Program. Visit the EAST Education Center for details.

Traumacast The Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma

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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.
Select EAST Traumacasts now eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM self-assessment credits toward Part 2 of the ABS MOC Program. Visit the EAST Education Center for details.

    Vascular Trauma

    Vascular Trauma

    Welcome Dr. David Skarupa to an EAST Traumacast on Vascular Trauma!  Dr. Carrie Valdez, Dr. Red Hoffman, and Dr. Firas Madbak pick Dr. Skarupa's brain on upper and lower extremity trauma, how to find the aorta and IVC - and can you REALLY ligate them?! - and what do we do for anticoagulation or antiplatelet therapy! 

    • 24 min
    Management of the Burn Patient

    Management of the Burn Patient

    Join moderator Dr. Red Hoffman as she speaks with Drs. Callie Thompson and Lyndsay Deeter as well as veteran burn nurse Leslyn Wiese about the management of the burn patient.  They discuss how to work up the traumatically injured burn patient, things not to miss in electrical injuries, how to best deal with facial burns secondary to smoking on home oxygen and the challenges of dealing with deep second-degree burns.  They also offer some tips and tricks about how to care for burns at your own institution (if you are not at a burn center).  
    ResourcesUniversity of Washington Burn Educational Videos on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/3bo8KcY 

    • 44 min
    COVID-19 Part 04 - Care of the Critically Ill COVID-19 Patient

    COVID-19 Part 04 - Care of the Critically Ill COVID-19 Patient

    Join moderators Drs. Carrie Valdez and Red Hoffman as they speak with Drs. Matt Martin, Haj Reddy and Eddie Chao in New York City.  Recorded on April 14, 2020, this episode offers the latest updates on the care of the critically ill COVID patient.   We "round" with our three guests and discuss the management of each organ system.  
    References and ResourcesEAST COVID-19 Resources and Information is available here: https://www.east.org/education/covid-19-resources-and-information.  This is meant to be a clearinghouse of information and protocols from various societies and institutions throughout the world.  
    The proning protocol currently in use at NYC Health + Hospitals can be found here - Proning Protocol
    The burrito technique for proning is also demonstrated at:  https://bit.ly/2K6csM7 

    • 48 min
    COVID-19 Part 03 - Palliative Care

    COVID-19 Part 03 - Palliative Care

    Join Drs. Valdez and Hoffman to discuss Palliative Care in the era of the COVID pandemic.  Dr. Hoffman lends her expertise and provides great resources linked below, including her podcast series on Surgical Palliative Care.  
    References and ResourcesSurgical Palliative Care podcast hosted by Dr. Red Hoffman - https://thesurgicalpalliativecarepodcast.buzzsprout.com/
    National POLST (Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) - https://polst.org/programs-in-your-state/?pro=1
    Vital Talk - https://www.vitaltalk.org/ 
    Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) - https://www.capc.org/

    • 41 min
    COVID-19 Part 02 - Care of the ICU Patient

    COVID-19 Part 02 - Care of the ICU Patient

    Join moderators Drs. Matt Martin, Carrie Valdez and Red Hoffman as they speak with Drs. Nick Mark, Sheldon Teperman and Alex Guerrero about the management of the critically ill patient during the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Nick shares his experience in Seattle and Sheldon and Alex share what is currently going on in New York City, the current epicenter of the pandemic.  They discuss the management of hypoxemia (including high flow nasal cannula, ventilator strategies and proning- including a discussion of the "burrito" technique), clinical pearls regarding extubation and the role of CPR in these critically ill patients.  
    Our experts also discuss the importance of establishing communication channels both within your hospital and within your region and the importance of caring for and protecting both ourselves and all those we work with while "leading from the front."  This is a longer episode, but definitely worth a listen, filled with real life clinical pearls that will assist you and your hospital in preparing for and caring for COVID patients.
    This episode is dedicated to neurosurgeon Dr. James Goodrich, who died on Monday, March 30, 2020 from complications of the Coronavirus. 
    Resources discussed within this episode:
    -EAST COVID-19 Resources and Information is available here: https://www.east.org/education/covid-19-resources-and-information.  This is meant to be a clearinghouse of information and protocols from various societies and institutions throughout the world.  
    -Dr. Nick Mark's OnePager guide to the care of critically ill patients with COVID can be found here: https://www.onepagericu.com/.  
    -Fair allocation of scarce medical resources in the time of COVID-19 (NEJM March 23, 2020) can be found at:  https://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJMsb2005114?articleTools=true
    -A framework for rationing ventilators and critical care beds during the COVID-19 pandemic (JAMA March 27, 2020) can be found  at:  https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2763953
    -The COVID Ready Communication Playbook by Vital Talk can be found at: https://www.vitaltalk.org/guides/covid-19-communication-skills/
    -The proning protocol currently in use at NYC Health + Hospitals can be found here - Proning Protocol
    -The burrito technique for proning is also demonstrated at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qx2z26IL6g8&feature=youtu.be
    -A reminder that "There are no emergencies in a pandemic."

    • 1 hr 17 min
    COVID-19 Part 01 - Care of the Surgical Patient

    COVID-19 Part 01 - Care of the Surgical Patient

    Join Drs. Matt Martin, Carrie Valdez and Red Hoffman as they speak with EAST President Dr. A. Britton Christmas about the management of surgical patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.  They discuss the latest American College of Surgeons guidelines for Emergency General Surgery, safety in the operating room regarding airway management and laparoscopic procedures as well as thoughts on tracheostomies, chest tubes and ED thoracotomies.  Links below for more information!
     -EM physician Dr. Yale Tung Chen chronicles his COVID diagnosis and provides daily ultrasound updates on his Twitter account @yaletung
    -Minimally invasive surgery and the novel coronavirus outbreak: lessons learned in China and Italy.  Epub ahead of print available. https://bit.ly/2UozPX4 
    -EAST COVID-19 Resources and Information. This is meant to be a clearinghouse of information and protocols from various societies and institutions throughout the world.  https://bit.ly/2QSV5Cj 
    -Surviving Sepsis Campaign: Guidelines on the Management of Critically Ill Adults with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (published March 2020) is available https://bit.ly/3dB9H2Z 
    -Department of Defense COVID-19 Practice Management Guidelines
    -COVID-19 App - Developed by Dr. Kari Jerge - Download the App - http://covid19medapp.com/View webpage - http://apps.appshed.com/1517747/
    -Visit the Vital Talk website to help guide you in difficult conversations with your patients regarding COVID-19 https://bit.ly/2JnnNqQ 
    -CAPC (Center to Advance Palliative Care) is offering a free COVID toolkit, including symptom management tips that will help you with your primary palliative care skills https://bit.ly/2Uqu9w4 
    -Dr. Nick Mark's OnePager guide to the care of critically ill patients with COVID. Join us early next week for Part 2 of the COVID series- Nick will be one of our guests! https://www.onepagericu.com/

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

RichSavel ,

Amazing work by an amazing surgeon

This is very much worth a listen. Dr. Sarani is an important trauma critical care surgeon from the University of Pennsylvania. He is amazing on the podcast, and it is highly informative. I can’t recommend it highly enough.

nwmed ,

Audio Quality

You don’t need to get anything fancy, but at least make sure there isn’t any background noise. Hearing phones, doors, and such is rather distracting and unprofessional.

NicksOtherName ,

Mostly great content, mediocre production value

The intro says it all, this is brass tacks, no frills presentation of expert insight and (to a lesser extent) relevant literature. And the audio quality is terrible. I'm not saying you need to shamble into a studio and lay down five takes, but it's 2018. There are reasonable recording technologies that don't sound like phone calls from my Nokia circa 1998. At four different volume levels.

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