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.
Rural Trauma Care: Part 2
In this second installment of a three part series, Drs. Lauren Dudas and Lucy Ruangvoravat interview Drs. Carrie Valdez, JR Taylor and Erich Schafer, surgeons at designated level II-IV trauma centers. Listen as they discuss their trauma system, schedules and their perspectives as rural trauma surgeons. If you missed part one in the series, check out Traumacast #140!
Necrotizing Pancreatitis: From Diagnosis to Management Options and Pitfalls
Drs. Patrick McGonagill, Lauren Dudas and Carrie Valdez approach the challenge of managing necrotizing pancreatitis in a multidisciplinary discussion with acute care surgeon Dr. Jose Diaz, hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgeon Dr. Clancy Clark and advanced gastroenterologist Dr. Shyam Thakkar. What are some of the intervention options? How might I approach it at my center? What are the long term complications to look out for? Hear about it all!
Preventing Preshospital Death: An International Discussion
Guest moderator Dr. Brandon Parker joins Dr. Lauren Dudas to discuss strategies to prevent prehospital death – from the Florida program “Survive the Ride” to the Australia prehospital triage algorithm and some physiology in-between! Guest speakers: Patricia Byers, MD, Kelsey Ensor, MD, Ben Meadley, PhD and Paul Pepe, MD.Supplemental Material: Survive The Ride Essenstial ECG – Gordon Center (miami.edu)
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.