This is the 1st episode in a 2-part series on dealing with trauma. This episode is brought to you by Tiffany Paradis, a 4th year medical student at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. Today we will discuss how to manage a patient who has undergone a trauma. In this episode, we'll look at initial assessment and resuscitation, and in next week's episode we'll look at the management of hemorrhage.
By the end of this podcast you should be able to:
- List the four main types of shock
- Describe how hemorrhagic shock is classified
- Describe the steps to the primary survey
- List the three main classes of intravenous fluids
- What is the deadly triad