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Case-Based Review and Updates in Pulmonary Disease and Chest Trauma

Wednesday, April 17
Classroom Session
Airway, Respiratory & Ventilation (JEMS)

In tIn this interactive, case-based discussion, common respiratory complaints and chest injury presentations will be reviewed. Pulmonary pathology can be intimidating and treatments are often time-sensitive. Participants will review basic chest anatomy and physiology, understand common respiratory chief complaints by exploring pathophysiology, and be better able to describe treatment indications and effectiveness. Special emphasis will be placed on chest injuries, both penetrating and blunt, and how to best prepare patients for transition of care at the trauma center. Current literature surrounding pre-hospital intubation, needle decompression, and ventilatory support will also be explored. This session will have something for everyone who attends, from first responders to experienced critical care clinicians.

*Eligible for CEH/CAPCE Credit

Christopher McLaughlin, Chief Resident, Department of Surgery - Penn State Health