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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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    • 4.4 • 53 Ratings

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.

    Screening and Treatment of Alcohol Dependence - What Could You Be Doing Better?

    Screening and Treatment of Alcohol Dependence - What Could You Be Doing Better?

    Listen to the first author of the EAST PMG, Dr. Kodadek and pharmacist Jen Beavers discuss alcohol dependence – from identifying at risk patients to a review of treatment options.  Hosted by new guest moderators Drs. Jeremy Levin, Sam Tarras and Patrick McGonagill as well as Lauren Dudas. 
    Supplemental Information:Kodadek, Lisa M., Jennifer J. Freeman, Devesh Tiwary, Mack Dillon Drake, M. Elizabeth Schroeder, Linda Dultz, Cassandra White, et al. 2020. “Alcohol-Related Trauma Reinjury Prevention with Hospital-Based Screening in Adult Populations: An Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma Evidence-Based Systematic Review.” Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery 88 (1): 106–12. https://doi.org/10.1097/TA.0000000000002501.
    Alvanzo, Anika, Kurt Kleinschmidt, Julie A Kmiec, George Kolodner, Gerald E Marti, William F Murphy, Carlos F Tirado, et al. 2020. “The ASAM Clinical Practice Guideline on Alcohol Withdrawal Management.” http://links.lww.com/JAM/A192.
    Ammar, Mahmoud A., Abdalla A. Ammar, Jordan Rosen, Hagar S. Kassab, and Robert D. Becher. 2021. “Phenobarbital Monotherapy for the Management of Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome in Surgical-Trauma Patients.” Annals of Pharmacotherapy 55 (3): 294–302. https://doi.org/10.1177/1060028020949137.

    • 50 min
    How the Sausage is Made: A View Into Health Policy and Surgeon Activism

    How the Sausage is Made: A View Into Health Policy and Surgeon Activism

    Dr. Simon Fitzgerald, Dr. Lauren Dudas and Dr. Carrie Valdez discuss how things work on “the hill” with Dr. Joseph Sakran.  Hear an overview of how to transform an idea into policy or just how to get more involved.  Additionally, Dr. Sakran briefly reviews his year as a 2019-2020 RWJ Foundation Health Policy Fellow and how he lives his life to fulfill “purpose over position.”
    Supplemental Information:Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows

    • 42 min
    Morel-Lavallee lesions – They’re difficult to pronounce and even more challenging to treat!

    Morel-Lavallee lesions – They’re difficult to pronounce and even more challenging to treat!

    Join Drs. Simon Fitzgerald, Lauren Dudas and Carrie Valdez as they discuss the Mayo Clinic practice management guideline with Dr. Martin Zielinski and Dr. Henry Schiller.  We review their trauma group’s practice pattern and how their management has continued to progress since their paper was published. 
    Supplemental Information:Nickerson TP, Zielinski MD, Jenkins DH, Schiller HJ. The Mayo Clinic experience with Morel-Lavallée lesions: establishment of a practice management guideline. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Feb;76(2):493-7. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000000111. PMID: 24458056.

    • 35 min
    Starting a Geriatric Trauma Program

    Starting a Geriatric Trauma Program

    Drs. Carrie Valdez and Lauren Dudas discuss the details about a geriatric trauma program with Dr. Ben Gayed and Kathy Smith.  What does it entail? What are the benefits? How can you get a program started at your institution?  The content of this podcast reflects the opinions of those involved not the institutions by which they are employed.Supplemental Information:American College of Surgeons – Trauma Quality Improvement Program: Geriatric Trauma Management GuidelineBeers Criteria

    • 42 min
    Rural Trauma Care: Part 1

    Rural Trauma Care: Part 1

    Dr. Carrie Valdez hosts Drs. Alexandra Briggs, Avi Bhavaraju  and Ashley Meagher on our first Traumacast in our series on Rural Trauma.  Dr. Briggs is the chair of the Rural Trauma Ad Hoc Task Force for EAST.   For this Traumacast, the group focuses on the Level 1 trauma experience supporting our rural trauma centers- what are we doing well and what can we do better?

    • 39 min
    COVID-19 Part 05 - What Have We Learned

    COVID-19 Part 05 - What Have We Learned

    Welcome guest moderator Dr. Simon Fitzgerald as he and Dr. Carrie Valdez discuss "What have we learned about COVID-19?" with Drs. Matthew Martin, Kari Jerge, Bellal Joseph and Haytham Kaafrani. This episode was recorded as a vaccine was introduced in the shadow of our third national surge of COVID cases. We focus on updates in COVID management, future research and who should get the vaccine. 

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 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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