Here’s an introduction to trauma and the primary survey. Here we talk about the initial management of the patient within the “golden hour” (the hour in which if we resuscitate the patient we may prevent death). So what do we do in that first hour?
Rush students, one of your simulations will focus on penetrating and neck trauma, so videos are included below. Here are a couple of handouts:
Trauma Primary Survey
Trauma Secondary Survey
Here is an application of the method pertaining to chest trauma, penetrating and blunt.
Blunt Chest Trauma
Penetrating Chest Trauma
Penetrating Neck Trauma
Here is an application of the method we use to approach trauma, namely penetrating trauma to the neck. These videos in particular, you will find helpful on your trauma simulation day. Here are some important questions to ask yourself while watching:
- What are the boundaries of the zones of the neck and why do they matter?
- Do all patients need to be intubated?
- Do all patients need to be put in a cervical collar?
- What are the “hard signs” of neck trauma and why do they matter?
Additional Trauma Resources
Watch a (simulated) trauma encounter at Illinois Masonic Hospital: