Survival of trauma patients is often determined by how quickly they get definitive care so it is crucial that you know how to assess and manage the critical trauma patient in the most efficient way. Skills taught are designed for treating trauma patients such as gun shot wounds, stab wounds, blast wounds and life threatening external bleeding.
Duration: 4hrs. [Select any three tables]
Target Audience – All Medical / Nursing professionals
The faculty who are certified instructors of International Trauma Life support and Advance Trauma Life support courses.
Lectures:Kinematics of TraumaTrauma Assessment (Primary Survey – Initial Assessment, Rapid Trauma Survey)
Table A: Trauma Assessment Skills
Table B: Vascular Access
- Needle Decompression: Needle decompression is a life saving procedure in tension Pneumothorax. Failure to identify and act promptly will lead to cardiac arrest.
- Sealing a sucking chest wound: Open chest wound with bubbles emanating is a sign of open Pneumothorax. A special sealing is need be applied.
- Chest Tube Insertion: Definitive treatment of Pneumothorax / hemothorax.
Access to the vascular system must be obtained promptly in all trauma patients to maintain circulation
Table C: Shock &Fluid Resuscitation
- Intraosseous Puncture/Infusion: This procedure is appropriate for all ages when venous access is impossible because of circulatory collapse or when percutaneous peripheral venous cannulation has failed on two attempts.
- Central Line: A health care provider must be proficient when everything else fails to get venous access central venous Routes (femoral, int. jugular, or subclavian vein)
Table D: Trauma Assessment Skills
- When to use Crystalloid / Colloid / blood products.
- How to administer fluids, which canula to use.
- What is the optimum Blood pressure
- Vasopressor drugs?
- Log Roll Skills (Prone/Supine Victim)
- Helmet Removal
- Cervical Collar
- Spine Board with Head Motion Restrictor
- Scoop Stretcher
- Assess and manage Life threats simultaneously
Table E: Trauma Radiology
Reading an X-ray in an Emergency Dept is a must by all residents.
- Reading a plain X-ray
- Chest X-ray
- Pelvic X-ray
- Cervical Spine X-ray.