Trauma Surgery

  • Priorities after multiple injuries: airway, breathing, circulation
  • Hypotension after trauma: etiologies
  • Work-up: airway control, spine stabilization, resuscitation, X-rays, type & cross match
  • Indications for and interpretations of diagnostic peritoneal lavage
  • Life-threatening injuries: airway obstruction, tension pneumothorax, cardiac tamponade,
  • Head injury (recognition, contribution to hypotension)

The following topics will NOT be discussed, therefore outside reading is recommended:

  • Fractures, urologic injuries, spleen preservation, indications for neck exploration
  • Use of adjunctive diagnostic/therapeutic tools - angiography, CT, contrast studies
  • Vascular injuries

Lecture Notes

Trauma Surgery pdf (Evans)

Lectures Online

Trauma via Mediasite

*Previously recorded lectures may not correspond directly to the most recent faculty lecture, but content should be intact.