Team Performance from Chris Hicks
The total-body CT (typically referred to as the pan-scan) has quickly become a key component in the initial evaluation of trauma patients presenting to the Emergency Department. Despite this, the evidence supporting the benefits of the trauma pan-scan is lacking. Its rise to prominence due more so to riotous indignation than true evidentiary support. This […]
Considering the importance of crystalloid in critical care, one might expect crystalloid composition to be meticulously engineered and updated. However, our crystalloid choices remain archaic. Normal saline and Lactated Ringers (LR) were developed in the 1800s, whereas Plasmalyte and Normosol emerged in the 1970s.