Head Trauma, Haemorrhage and Heat Stroke
Common things are common in emergency and critical care, so this day will focus on conditions which are routinely seen in clinic. Head trauma is commonly encountered, particularly following an RTA, and to deal with these cases effectively, staff need to understand the pathophysiology behind the injury, appropriate treatments, and also how to determine if we are seeing an improvement or not.
Heatstroke is also a common condition, and understanding the appropriate course of action is vital in patient outcome. Again it is important to understand which treatments are effective in these patients, and to disprove some of the older thoughts on cooling. Complications such as SIRS will also be discussed, to give delegates a better understanding of what this condition is.
Haemorrhage is probably one of the most common presentations we see. We encounter haemorrhage in various different forms, from external wounds, to haemoabdomen due to trauma, neoplasia or coagulopathy, through to haemorrhage at a fracture site. These diverse presentations involving haemorrhage will also be discussed.
Specific areas to be covered
Head trauma – injury pathophysiology, treatment protocols, monitoring improvement
Heat stroke – updated treatment regimes, complications including SIRS
Haemorrhage – discuss various causes of haemorrhage, methods of control and when to worry!