Teaching Courses in the Management of Visceral Trauma

Publication date: Available online 22 November 2018Source: Cirugía Española (English Edition)Author(s): Fernando Turégano Fuentes, Dolores Pérez DíazAbstractSeveral changes introduced in the management of trauma during the last two decades have considerably decreased the practical exposure to bleeding trauma patients by residents and young surgeons. Hemorrhage still represents the second cause of death from trauma worldwide, and the surgical maneuvers required for its control must be learned and practised in specific courses. These courses address the “second hour” of trauma, beyond ATLS©, and also emphasize the decision-making process, communication among team members, and discussion of clinical scenarios. The significant progress made in simulation technologies and virtual reality systems have yet to replace living tissue models to train surgeons in the rapid control of active bleeding, although that replacement is probably not far away.ResumenDiversos cambios introducidos en la atención al paciente traumatizado en las dos últimas décadas han hecho disminuir considerablemente la exposición práctica al manejo de las lesiones viscerales y hemorrágicas por parte de los MIR y cirujanos jóvenes. Esta hemorragia sigue siendo la segunda causa de muerte por trauma a nivel mundial, y determinadas maniobras quirúrgicas necesarias para su control adquieren a menudo una importanc...
Source: Cirugia Espanola - Category: Surgery Source Type: research

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