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1

common infectious diseases to the military

malaria, dengue, Q-fever, TB, parasites.

2

what is important in forming the Dx for veteran

where they have served

3

blast injuries, what to consider

proximity, consider other threatening injuries, perform thorough exam, -always be asking yourself what did i miss. LOC, memory disturbances, mood swings.

4

barotrauma

blast injury trauma to the ear, lung,

5

lung barotrauma?

many are asymp. PTX, pneumomediastinum, peritoneum, emphysema, pulmonary interstitial emphysema,

6

traumatic brain injury

glascow coma scale is the initial classification 3-15, best eye, motor and verbal responses.

7

mild TBI on the GCS?

13-15. initial management is ascertain adequate oxygen and MAP. need a detailed neurological exam

8

moderate TBI on the GCS

9-12

9

severe TBI on GCS

3-8

10

management of the TBI

CT initially then MRI. CT repeated 6 hours after initial scan for stability ICP monitoring for patients with GCS 8 or less.

11

secondary brain injury

cascade of injury mechanisms, neurotransmitter toxicity from glutamate as well as ROS, electrolyte dysfunction, inflammatory response, apoptosis, vasospasm and ischemic damage.

12

clinical signs of TBI

HA, NV, dizziness, confusion, memory issues, loss of inhibitory centers, mood changes, tiredness, difficulty walking and talking.

13

what are veterans with TBI usually misdiagnosed with

psychiatric issues.

14

what is the most cause of hostility from a veteran

perceived lack of empathy and understanding of what they experienced being real.

15

results of trauma in our patients

issues with blood loss, neurologic injury, airway problems, abdominal and extremity trauma, PTSD.

16

what is the most common emotion throughout the veteran community

that americans use them when it is convenient and forget about them. also be careful when you say: thank you for your service.