Trauma, just do it - embracing the complexity of simple
Franciscan St. Francis Hospital, Carmel, United States
Chris Hartman started his EMS career over 30 years ago. He has worked as a paramedic, flight physician and now emergency physician. His interests include pre-hospital medicine, critical care, trauma and resuscitation. He is the medical director for International Trauma Life Support in Indiana, Past-President of the American College of Emergency Physicians Indiana Chapter, and serves the Governor of Indiana on the State Trauma Advisory Board. Chris holds the rank of assistant professor of emergency medicine for the Indiana University School of Medicine and works in the emergency department at Franciscan St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana.
A simple approach to the multisystem trauma patient is not a simplistic approach. A simple approach does, however, free the provider's mind of unwanted clutter, enabling us to more effectively treat critically injured patients while our adrenaline is surging. With great appreciation for complex pathophysiology, Chris' session will distill a glut of algorithmic art into a simple approach applicable to any trauma patient.