Sun, 5 February 2017
The Sick and the Dead: Evidence-Based Trauma Resuscitation in 2016 - Andrew Petrosoniak and Chris Hicks
Resuscitation of the critically ill trauma patient involves a myriad of high-stakes, time-sensitive management decisions. The landscape is shifting rapidly: new evidence on hemostatic resuscitation and component therapy in hemorrhagic shock, peri-arrest point-of-care ultrasound, novel approaches to resuscitative thoracotomy and trauma RSI have at once clarified and muddied the waters. In this rapid-fire, case-based session, Petro and Hicks will debate some of the recent and potentially practice changing literature to assist with key inflection points in the care of the sickest -- and sometimes deadest -- trauma patients, and engage in some trauma dogmalysis in the process.