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Join us tomorrow for the third session of the Emergency Care Webinar Series on Trauma. 💉🩺

👨🏽‍⚕️👨🏽‍⚕️ Dr. Bahati Moseti and Dr. Benjamin Wachira
⏰ 7:00pm - 8:15pm EAT

This event is CPD accredited.

Tomorrow evening Dr Bahati Moseti discusses Trauma as we continue our weekly emergency care series with @DaktariOnline . You can register by following this link -

It gets better and better each year! Introducing the THIRD EDITION of the very popular Ottawa Handbook of Emergency Medicine!

Pocket sized for easy printing (is also hyperlinked for easy device usage) & with some major new content and updates!

Out on Wednesday in all those usual places… #FOAMed

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Once we’ve achieved ROSC our job is not over. Good post-arrest care involves maintaining blood pressure and cerebral perfusion, adequate sedation, cooling and preventing hyperthermia, considering antiarrhythmic medications, optimization of tissue oxygen delivery while avoiding hyperoxia, getting patients to PCI who need it, and looking for and treating the underlying cause.

 Non-ischemic (high-flow)Ischemic (low-flow)
Physical ExamTypically painless, not fully tumescentPainful, fully tumescent with corpus cavernosa rigidity without involvement of corpus spongiosum and glans penis
AetiologyHigh-flow priapism is extremely rare and most commonly associated with antecedent trauma including blunt trauma, or resulting from needle injury of the cavernosal artery.Low-flow priapism is caused by impaired relaxation and/or paralysis of cavernosal smooth muscle and in sickle-cell disease
ManagementNOT EmergencyEmergency
Mass Casualty Triage – A bit of SALT

Triage is a fast, challenging and unforgiving dance with life and death. Those who have the task will carry the memory of the decisions they were forced to make forever. SALT, which stands for Sort, Assess, Lifesaving interventions, Treatment and/or transport is the four step process for responders to manage mass casualty incidents proposed by the National Association of EMS Physicians as part of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sponsored project to use the best available science and expert opinion to develop a standard guideline for mass casualty management.

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