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PoCUS Previews 03: Intro to the FAST Scan

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Welcome back to PoCUS Previews, your illustrated guide to the world of Point of Care Ultrasound (PoCUS)! In the hands of a skilled sonographer, PoCUS can serve as a valuable tool while assessing a patient in trauma. PoCUS can quickly and fairly accurately detect blood loss and signal the presence of internal organ damage. Thus, the Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST) scan is one of the most celebrated uses of PoCUS …

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CRACKCast E227 – Spinal Injuries

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This updated episode of CRACKCast covers Rosen’s Chapter 36 (9th Ed.) on spinal injuries. This episode will outline the approach and details of the diagnosis, classification and treatment of spinal trauma in the emergency department. Shownotes – PDF Here Rosen’s in Perspective Alright, podcast listeners. We are back at it again with another episode of CRACKCast. Today, we will be reviewing Chapter 36 – Spinal Injuries in Rosen’s 9th Edition. This is one …

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A lesson on blood and bullets for Rick Santorum

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Rick Santorum is clearly in need of a biology lesson following his puzzling assertion that the youth who filled Washington’s streets in protest of America’s infamously lax gun laws would have better spent their time learning cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), in case a shooting were to occur in their high school. “How about kids instead of looking to someone else to solve their problem, do something about maybe taking CPR classes or trying to …