EMS and TBI: Immediate Field Care for High-Impact Injuries
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI’s) account for approximately 2.5 million annual ED visits. Of these, many patients leave with lifelong disabilities and more than 50,000 don’t leave at all (one-third of ALL injury-related deaths). In those first moments following impact, the EMS care that you provide is a major factor in your patient’s outcome. Hyperventilate? Intubate? Permissive hypotension? Do you know what to do? Using case studies, evidence-based guidelines and a common-sense approach, this program gives you strategies for the prehospital management of traumatic brain injuries in a way that real-world medics and EMTs can use them in real-world trauma settings.
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Learning Objectives: Students will be able to:
- Recognize traumatic brain injuries of all levels as they present in the field.
- Prioritize field assessment and treatment of TBI patients according to new clinical guidelines for immediate prehospital care.
- Effectively coordinate with hospital trauma teams for improved outcomes for TBI patients.