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MSI What do you want to know about trauma?

I need a little help. I have been asked to give a talk to an MSI class. The talk is part of a "First Responder Class" for first year medical students. As you already know by now as a MSI your basic science knowledge is growing by leaps and bounds but your practical medical knowledge probably is lagging behind. However, your non-medical friends and the public think you can do a heart transplant. (At least that is how I felt as an MSI). The class is supposed to give MSI's a little practical knowledge. My talk is on trauma. I am planning on giving some information on what to do at the scene and then what happens once the patient arrives at the hospital. Do you guys have anything that you think your collegues here might like to learn from this? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!!!


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    I was a licensed first responder so I have a tiny bit of trauma knowledge. And I'm an MSI and desperately want to get more practical stuff. I think it would be great if you taught the basic first responder bit, but then also went into ACLS and other EM-type stuff not so much so the MSI's can do it, but just so they start to get a clue what happens after the first responders hand off a patient.

    Advanced airway management also sounds pretty cool. To start to learn how to intubate would be fun.

    More on how to stop severe bleeding would be good. It would be cool to learn pressure points while learning about major arteries.

    How to check on dislocated shoulders and possible knee tears would be fun. We did something like that and it was very well received.

    Just a few ideas.



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      Current MS1, former professional parmedic for 6 years.

      Stay basic! Even simple bleeding control and splinting should be sufficient to fill your time. Assume nothing about class level of practical knowledge; many of my classmates are pretty hazy on the basics of CPR, let alone anything more complicated.

      Wish I could be there to help, sounds fun!
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