With the ETM course kick off approaching, we thought we would put out a teaser of our course manual...
ETM Course Manual - Sample Version iBook - Click Here
ETM Course Manual - Sample Version PDF - Click Here
This book has been designed to take advantage of the excellent iBooks app on the iPad, as well as the native app on a Mac running the new OS X Mavericks.
Download the above link to the desktop of your pc or mac, and transfer to your iPad over iTunes (drag and drop), and voila, it's ready to view. Or alternatively download on your mac running the new OS X Mavericks, and just open in iBooks on your Mac. There is a PDF version too, but highly recommend you use the iBook version if you can. We are only just beginning to realise the power of this format, and have some awesome updates planned over the coming months.
Don't forget you can still register for the ETM Course, in Melbourne (what are you waiting for!!?)
2014 dates have just been added for January, February and March.
You will also be able to catch Andy Buck and I at SMACC GOLD in March 2014.
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Barry the thoracotomy skeleton can't take the excitement!
It's all systems go at ETM HQ, we are fast approaching the inaugural ETM course on 15th November, and we are aiming to kick off with a bang!
After a successful test day on the 20th October with some highly motivated candidates and instructors, we are in the final phases of preparation, and registrations are open. The first 2 courses are already booked out, and we have just announced another course in January.
Just a quick message to let you know that registrations now open for the Emergency Trauma Management (ETM) Course are now open.
The first courses will be held on:
Friday November 15th to Sunday November 17th, 2013 - No spaces left!
Friday December 13th to Sunday December 15th, 2013 - No spaces left!
Friday January 17th to Sunday January 19th, 2014 - Book now
We're aware the course is new and untested, and as such, we are offering a big discount on the first two courses, book now for the November or December course and pay only $1350.00(AUD)
From January onwards the price will increase to $1999
The first ETM Courses will be held over 3 days at ETM HQ at 530 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.
The calcaneus is one of the thicker bones in the body. To fracture it takes a lot of force. The main mechanism that causes this fracture is a fall from a significant height, which delivers an axial load that can travel up the body and cause significant associated injuries.
- Vertebral fractures – cervical, thoracic, lumbar. In particular crush fractures of the thoraco-lumbar spine
- Other lower limb fractures: tibia, fibula, femur
- Pelvic and acetabular fractures
- Fracture of the contralateral calcaneum (always check both feet!)
- Compartment syndrome of the foot
- Fracture blisters (blistering of the skin due to oedema/swelling – can lead to soft tissue infection/osteomyelitis)
- Soft tissue injury – ligamentous instability
Conventional X-ray will diagnose most calcaneal fractures, however you must maintain a high index of suspicion in anyone with a suggestive history, who is unable to bear weight on their heel. A “normal” x-ray does not exclude a calcaneal fracture, and CT will often reveal occult fractures.
Head on over to ETMCourse site for full post
Trauma surgeon left, Emergency Physician right. In case you didn't know :)
Whilst I was working hard in rural Tasmania recently, saving lives, doing my thing, Andy Buck was hanging out at the recent SWAN Trauma Conference at Liverpool hospital in NSW, where he happened to bump into trauma guru, Kenji Inaba. The podcast is about penetrating neck trauma, and it is a cracker.
Broome Sunset (Photo by Gary Hayes - click image for source)
In this episode we catch up with Casey Parker from Broome Docs. Casey is a world renowned Rural Generalist, medical educator, podcaster, blogger and all ’round nice guy and in this episode we talk about the trials and tribulations of rural and remote trauma. Casey works in Broome, in north-west Western Australia, which is thousands of kilometers from the nearest tertiary hospital (they do have a CT scanner though), which means sick trauma patients often have to travel a long way to get there, so they arrive with established trauma complications such as acidosis, hypothermia and coagulopathy.