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SimLab “Choose Your Own Adventure” – MVC-with-Tension PTX

August 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

Free

presented by:  Andrew S. McCague, DO

Andrew S. McCague, DO, Trauma and Critical Care Surgeon, Natividad Medical Center

SimLab Case: A 44 year-old male arrives by EMS to a  tertiary care ED where the trauma team has been  activated. He was the driver in a single-vehicle MVC.  He presents screaming and moaning with a GCS of 13.   He has an obvious open fracture of his right  forearm. He also has decreased air entry to the right  side of his chest. The team will need to recognize the  tension pneumothorax as part of their primary survey. They will then need to irrigate and splint the right arm after they have completed their secondary survey. As  the secondary survey is being completed, the patient  will become hypotensive again. This time, the team  will find free fluid in the RUQ.

Desired Outcomes:

  • Perform safe primary survey and a proper secondary survey.
  • Recognize and decompress a tension pneumothorax.
  • Appropriately manage an open fracture in a trauma patient.

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Details

Date:
August 14
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

Andrew McCague, DO, Trauma/Surgical Critical Care, CME Committee Chair

Venue

Natividad Medical Center
1441 Constitution Blvd
Salinas, CA 93906 United States
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Phone:
831-755-4111
Website:
www.natividad.com