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1

What is the leading cause of death in the first 4 decades?

trauma injury
50% of all deaths between 5-34

2

what percentage of trauma related deaths are immediate?

50%

3

what are the ABCDE of trauma evaluation?

A = airway
B = breathing
C = circulation
D = disability
E = exposure

4

what is the assumed induction plan for a trauma patient?

RSI !!!
C-spine precautions for every pt until cleared

5

In the event of a PTX what is one thing you should never give?

N2O
will exacerbate it

6

define tension PTX

progressive build up of air in the pleural space due to lung laceration which causes a one way valve for air flow into pleural space

7

what is the main role of anesthesia in the OR for trauma?

management of shock!

8

define shock

circulatory failure leading to inadequate organ perfusion and oxygen delivery

9

what are the symptoms of shock?

pallor
diaphoresis
agitation
hypotension
tachycardia
diminished urine output
narrow pulse pressure

10

what are the 4 main types of shock?

hypovolemic (blood loss)
cardiogenic (pump failure/dysrhythmias)
obstructive (PTX/tamponade/PE)
distributive (septic/neurogenic)

11

a glascow coma score of ___ usually requires intubation

<8

12

What is an ISS?

Injury Severity Score
-muti-injury scoring system
-assigns a score to six regions of body

13

What is FAST?

Focused Assessment by Sonography in Trauma
(+ result means there's blood somewhere there shouldn't be)

14

TBI short for ____ ______ _____ are responsible for _____% of trauma deaths

Traumatic Brain Injury
50%

15

what is the cushing triad?

Hypertension
Bradycardia
Respiratory disturbance

16

what is a normal CPP value? and how is it calculated?

80-100mmHg
CPP = MAP - ICP

17

what induction drug can you not give 48hrs post-trauma?

sux

18

what is cardiac tamponade? and how can it be diagnosed?

collection of fluid/blood in pericardial sac
Beck's triad = JVD, hypotension, muffled heart tones
TEE or + FAST

19

What is the motto for Cardiac Tamponade treatment?

"Tight, light, fast, full"
-Tight vessels
-Light anesthesia
-Fast HR
-Full of fluids

20

What is the induction agent of choice for cardiac tamponade?

ketamine

21

what are the most common abdominal trauma seen in OR?

Spleen and Liver lacerations

22

GSW require what type of procedure?

laparotomy...unknown bullet path

23

what is an important consideration for pelvic and femur fx?

hypovolemic shock
high occurance of sepsis

24

what is compartment syndrome and when is immediate surgical intervention needed?

swelling within a compartment of an extremity that causes decreased perfusion and nerve damage due to pressure build up
-30mmHg req. fasciotomy

25

What is the induction agent of choice for the unstable trauma patient?.....if they are hemodynamically unstable?

etomidate
ketamine (no brain injuries)

26

why can propofol be dangerous for a pt in shock?

drop in SVR could cause cv collapse

27

what are the main fluid resuscitation goals for the trauma patient?

1. maintain circulating volume
2. restore oxygen carrying capacity
3. correction of coagulopathy

28

PRBC universal donor?

O neg

29

what qualifies as a massive transfusion?

-one blood volume loss in 24 hrs (5-7L)
-4 or more PRBC in 1 hr
-50% blood volume loss in 3 hrs

30

What is an important consideration when administering fluids to a trauma pt?

warm them!

31

what is a main concern/complication from transfusions?

dilutional coagulopathy

32

citrate intoxication causes a serious decrease in what ion?

Calcium

33

after admistering several units of PRBC, you can expect what of the K+ levels?

increase

34

Why is temperature management so important?

<34*C severely inhibits enzymatic reactions of coagulation cascade

35

What is TIC? and how can it be combatted?

Trauma induced Coagulopathy
give FFP (warmed)
give cryo
give platelets