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Multiple Trauma


Dr. Jennifer Gurney joins us to discuss the SMOG Multiple Trauma guideline.

Dr. Gurney discusses challenges in military pre-hospital documentation. Schauer, et al discuss this at length: Schauer, S. G., April, M. D., Naylor, J. F., Oliver, J. J., Cunningham, C. W., Fisher, A. D., & Kotwal, R. S. (2017). A descriptive analysis of data from the Department of Defense Joint Trauma System Prehospital Trauma Registry. US Army Medical Department Journal.

Dr. Gurney further emphasizes the need for military-civilian partnerships to ensure medical providers maintain their skills. If your unit has an effective partnership in place for pre-hospital providers, please let us know about it at dustoffmedicpodcast.com.

Max mentions literature describing the effects of hypothermia on traumatic brain injury. More information: Jeremitsky, E., Omert, L., Dunham, C. M., Protetch, J., & Rodriguez, A. (2003). Harbingers of poor outcome the day after severe brain injury: hypothermia, hypoxia, and hypoperfusion. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, 54(2), 312-319.

This episode relates to TC 8-800, Table I, III, and VII.


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