episode 27

Special Populations:

The Bariatric

Trauma Patient

The four part Special Populations in Trauma series is sponsored by the Georgia Region V Regional Trauma Advisory Committee (RTAC).  Each EMS region establishes an RTAC to monitor the trauma system in their area from the prevalence, prevention, improvement, education, and compliance angles.  The Region V RTAC planned educational trauma outreach to include classes and conferences for the quarter, but Covid-19 made it unsafe to carry out those plans in person.  The regional leadership got creative and approached Lisa and Nyssa about using The Q Word Podcast platform to publish trauma education in a pandemic safe way both to their region and to others.  We appreciate being included in this endeavor. 

The four episodes cover the deviations and additions to the usual primary and secondary trauma surveys in the special populations of the pregnant trauma patient, the pediatric trauma patient, the bariatric trauma patient, and the geriatric trauma patient.  We discuss the epidemiology, the assessments and interventions, special considerations including ethical issues, and end of life concerns in each population.  

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episode 28

Special Populations:

The Geriatric

Trauma Patient

The four part Special Populations in Trauma series is sponsored by the Georgia Region V Regional Trauma Advisory Committee (RTAC).  Each EMS region establishes an RTAC to monitor the trauma system in their area from the prevalence, prevention, improvement, education, and compliance angles.  The Region V RTAC planned educational trauma outreach to include classes and conferences for the quarter, but Covid-19 made it unsafe to carry out those plans in person.  The regional leadership got creative and approached Lisa and Nyssa about using The Q Word Podcast platform to publish trauma education in a pandemic safe way both to their region and to others.  We appreciate being included in this endeavor. 

The four episodes cover the deviations and additions to the usual primary and secondary trauma surveys in the special populations of the pregnant trauma patient, the pediatric trauma patient, the bariatric trauma patient, and the geriatric trauma patient.  We discuss the epidemiology, the assessments and interventions, special considerations including ethical issues, and end of life concerns in each population.