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Procedure Series: Chest Tube Thoracostomy

By Rafael Chavez MD CASE INTRO It is another busy Saturday night in the trauma bay. You get a call from EMS that they are bringing in a freeway driver in a rollover MVC that required a prolonged extrication. Upon arrival, he is GCS 14, HR 125, BP 109/75, RR 28, SpO2 95%. On primary […]

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Procedures Series: Emergency Cricothyroidotomy

By Rafael Chavez, MD A 23 yo male is brought into the resus booth by EMS with multiple GSWs to the chest and abdomen. He arrives hypotensive, tachycardic, GCS of 3, and is being bagged by EMS with an O2 sat of 89%. While your senior starts running the trauma, they ask you to intubate […]

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