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Mayo Clinic Trauma Physician Update e-Edition
October 2013
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Patient Care

Combat-tested tourniquets save lives and limbs

From the battlefield to Boston, mechanical tourniquets have saved lives with few complications. Is it time to teach the public how and when to use them?

Proper decontamination protects patients and providers

Health care workers treating patients exposed to toxic substances risk exposure, too. Proper decontamination is important for patients, but it's equally important for the health and safety of providers

Practice Guidelines and Research

Communication, cooperation key to regional trauma PI
A large, geographically diverse trauma region in southwest Texas makes surprisingly big improvements in patient care and doesn't have to beg for funds to do it.

StO2 values linked to transfusion needs
Researchers found that an StO2 value of less than 65 percent correlates with the need for blood products, massive transfusions and surgery in the first 24 hours after injury.

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Education

TransFuse2014: Transformative Fusion of Innovative Blood Management Technologies
March 25-28, 2014, in Phoenix
Designed by national leaders in blood management, this one-of-a-kind, three-day course explores current techniques and program development for implementing hospital blood management programs.

Professionalism Today and Tomorrow: Sustaining Trust in a Technology-Driven Health Care World
Aug. 18-19, 2014, in Rochester, Minn.
This course helps prepare health care professionals to respond to contemporary technological challenges, including electronic medical records, patient portals and patient interaction with medical technology.

See all Emergency Medicine Continuous Professional Development courses

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Grand Rounds

New Grand Rounds presentations are available online

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Consults & Referrals

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