Lessons from the Battlefield

This talk will cover the major advances in military pre-hospital care during the conflict in Afghanistan and how the lessons learned can be translated in to civilian pre-hospital and in-hospital care of the multiply injured polytrauma patient. The post Lessons from the Battlefield appeared first on Intensive Care Network. Source: Intensivecarenetwork

Discharge that pneumo!

Not discharge of the electrical variety Last month we discussed the use of needle aspiration as an alternative to placing a traditional large-bore chest tube in patients with spontaneous pneumothoraces. One of the selling points of using these less invasive methods is that they decrease the amount of time these patients spend in the hospital. In …