Episode from the podcastSurgery 101

8. Trauma Basics

Released Wednesday, 15th October 2008
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In this episode, Dr Parveen Boora discusses the care of major trauma victims.  Topics covered include:
  • key elements of assessment, including history and physical exam
    • airway and c-spine
    • breathing
    • chest tubes for pneumothorax
    • circulation
    • disability
    • exposure and environment
  • initiating management and investigations
  • planning definitive management


This episode on Trauma Basics has been updated to include a correction on the topic of chest tube placement.
Run time - 18:06