Emergency & Critical Care
6th Annual Gulf-Atlantic Veterinary Conference
This lecture takes practitioners through a logical workup for all trauma patients. I stress evaluation of the airway, breathing, cardiovascular system and neurologic trauma. I give case examples for upper airway trauma, penetrating chest wounds, pulmonary contusions, broken backs, head trauma, myocardial contusions and urinary bladder rupture. I have video clips for each case. I will provide updated information on traumatic coagulation defects and how acidosis, hypothermia, and dilution can contribute to traumatic hemorrhage.