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PODCAST #23 – Emergency Trauma Mx with Andy Buck @EDexam

I have just got back from Melbourne, where I attended the new EMERGENCY TRAUMA MANAGEMENT course. I was deadset keen to attend this, as I intuitively feel that organisers Dr Amit Maini  ( & Dr Andy Buck ( are seeking to bring the same level of FOAMed goodness to Emergency medicine as I am via the RURAL MEDICINE MASTERCLASS. Over and above that, the new ETM Course takes attendees to places that aren;t covered on the usual ‘merit badge’ courses. I am a Course Director for EMST-ATLS and have become increasingly frustrated that the College of Surgeons content does not meet the needs of modern trauma teams.

A full report will be forthcoming shortly via Dr Jeram Hyde (@CriticalHabits), but for me highlights included :

  • a credible and experienced Faculty who facilitated short lectures and hands on skill sessions
  • use of high rep, low fidelity simulation involving team work
  • coverage of relevant FOAMed topics inc NODESAT apnoeic diffusion oxygenation, Vortex cognitive aid, airway planning & checklists, controversies around C spine management, ED thoracotomy. Heck, we even touched on REBOA…
  • excellent location and catering, plus a chance to have drinks on the first night.

Bottomline? This is an excellent course for registrars in EM, ICU & anaesthesia who have to manage trauma. It will also be highly relevant to experienced rural doctors and emergency physicians looking for a refresher. The use of early involvement in sim and graded layering of escalating scenarios from simple to complex was a welcome change to the EMST-ATLS courses on which I instruct.

I was delighted to be invited to the instructors dinner and be invited to instruct on ETM in the future.

There’s lots more to tell and I am sure Jeram will cover this in due course. But for the meanwhile have a listen to a quick 25 min podcast between Andy Buck and myself on the genesis of ETM and future plans. Sadly Amit was too shy to join us – I hope to tempt the little fella to Kangaroo Island, but have learned that my idle mention of the KI tiger snake was not well received …

On to the podcast :


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  1. rfdsdoc says:

    Reblogged this on PHARM.

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I am a Rural Doctor on Kangaroo Island, South Australia with interests in EM, Anaes & Trauma. I am an Ass/Prof in Aeromedical Retrieval with Charles Darwin University and hold senior specialist (retrieval) positions in NT and QLD Avid user & creator of #FOAMed; EMST & ATLS Director, Instruct & Direct on; faculty for Critically Ill Airway course and smaccAIRWAY workshops. Opinions expressed on these sites must not be used to make decisions about individual health related matters or clinical care as medical details vary from one case to another. Reader is responsible for checking information inc drug doses etc.

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