Welcome to the State Trauma Unit Educational Site.
Increasingly we are using ROTEM to determine the type and appropriate management of coagulopathy. What is ROTEM? Viscoelastic testing of patient blood clots – these properties correlate with quality of clotting ability of whole blood. Why is it useful? Haemostasis
C-spine clearance Presention Courtesy of Ivan Thia
Blunt Cardiac Injury Slides
Interesting paper discussed at the previous trauma unit journal club on outcomes in unstable patients between heading to imaging or theatres: Computed tomography in hemodynamically unstable Patients
Routine Trauma Bloods, when in doubt send them all. Tubes – see Tube Collection Guide Blue Top Green Top Purple Top (EDTA) Large Purple for Group and Hold Tests FBC UEC LFTs Lipase BAL Coags Group and Hold – date, time