Wound Management Perspective

 
 
  • What Gunshots Do to Bodies: Docs Speak Out   The gunshot victim who became a trauma surgeon, the radiologist author of the Atlantic article on the AR-15, and a surgeon who treats gunshot violence victims join Dr Glatter in this panel discussion.
  • Parents vs Doctor: Who Is Really in Charge?   In most cases, medical treatment decisions for children are made without much conflict between parents and physicians. Sometimes, however, there is an issue. Should parental authority be overridden?
  • 2017 Advances in Rheumatology Dr Kevin Deane reviews new trials, new treatments, and other major breakthroughs in rheumatology over the past year.
  • Triaging and Treating After the Las Vegas Shooting: A Firsthand Account   How do you bring order to the chaos in the aftermath of a mass shooting? Dr Rob Glatter speaks with Dr Dale Carrison, chief of emergency medicine at UMC in Las Vegas.
  • Lawsuits: Most Doctors Say There Was No Trigger Event Some say that if physicians made fewer errors, there wouldn't be malpractice suits. Others say that lawsuits are about money, not errors. Will patient rapport help avert a lawsuit?
  • Topical Antibiotics: Yes or No for Surgical-Site Infections? Dr Lowenfels reviews the conflicting evidence on whether topical antibiotics should be used to prevent wound infections.
  • Test Your Knowledge of Treating Fractures in Trauma Patients Answer these five questions on treating trauma patients for an indication of how you would do on an orthopedics board certification or maintenance of certification exam if you had to take one today.
  • How Clinicians Can Prepare for Active Shooter Incidents Disaster-preparedness expert Michael T. Hilton offers tips for how hospitals and group and private practices can protect themselves in case the worst happens.
  • 'No Answer': What Do I Do When I Can't Reach the Physician? A nurse was reported to the state board for negligence after she was unable to reach a physician for an order. Was this merited?
  • A Clinical Dilemma: Did I Do the Right Thing? In a situation involving wound care, a nurse veered from the 'ordered' dressing type. Were her actions justified?
  • Negative Pressure Dressing and Wound Infections After Surgery Dr Lowenfels comments on a study examining whether a specific type of dressing reduces the frequency of wound infections after abdominal surgery, published in Annals of Surgery.
  • For Every Infection, a Season? Are there seasonal patterns to surgical site infections? This perspective from SHEA on a recent study offers some insight.
  • Advances in Translational Research in Arthroplasty Dr Bostrom shares his views on pain and instability in arthroplasty, host/implant interactions and infections of the knee, and the driving forces of healthcare economics in orthopedics.
  • Decreasing Prosthetic Joint Infections Two studies address issues related to prosthetic joint infections.
  • Rabies: What's an Exposure? Know When to Vaccinate   To respond promptly, clinicians need to understand what constitutes a rabies exposure and how to properly dose the vaccine.
  • 50 Shades of Malpractice Malpractice cases range from crazy to shocking to sad to frustrating. Here are some of the most notorious cases from each of our 50 states.
  • Case Challenge: A Power Saw Cuts Into a Man's Face A 50-year-old construction worker was using a circular saw at work when the blade bounced back into his face.
  • Should Hair Be Removed Before Surgery? Dr Lowenfels challenges the CDC's recommendations against hair removal before surgery, on the basis of a recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.
  • Can Nasal Cartilage Be Used to Resurface a Knee? Dr Lowenfels comments on a study, published in the Lancet, that examined whether engineered nasal cartilage tissue can be used to resurface damaged knee cartilage.
  • Airstrikes Destroy Aleppo's Hospitals: Professionals Speak Out Healthcare professionals tell us what it is like on the ground in Syria, painting a stark picture of the humanitarian crisis, with already scarce healthcare options further dwindling each day.