#FOAM (Free Open Access Medical Education)
Emergency Radiology topics
Each webinar will last approx. 45 minutes with chance to ask questions at the end.
Webinar places are limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Early registration is recommended. The webinars are open for all active ESER 2018 members > Apply for / Renew your membership here
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 | 18:00 CEST
Prof.Dr. Stefan Wirth, Munich/DE
Polytrauma remains a leading cause of death and disability worldwide, especially in the age group below 40 years. As time is particular related to outcome, diagnoses have to be provided clearly within the golden hour and also important interventions or surgical treatment should at least have been begun within this time span.
Wide availability, fast and exact diagnosis as well as increased survival have established whole-body CT as the key modality for initial diagnostic polytrauma service. However, the large amount of whole-body CT images requires solutions to ensure efficient and timely interpretation as well as immediate distribution of the report and the images.
Trained staff, optimised and standardised processes as well as fundamental knowledge of key injuries that require urgent treatment are indisputable prerequisites. Important, typical image findings of very high acute relevance are: active haemorrhage, non-stable fractures of the spine, sternum and pelvis, pneumothorax, heart, aortic and major vessel injuries, bronchial ruptures, laceration of lung, liver, spleen or kidneys, pancreatic injury with ductal involvement, diaphragmatic or intestinal rupture.
In the offered Webinar, evidenced data (where available) will be presented and possible CT service protocols will be discussed. Although some key findings and imaging pearls are included, the key focus lies on preparation, protocols, scanning procedures and, of course, on reading, interpretation and communication strategies.
• to know the epidemiologic facts
• to know protocol variants of Whole-body CT imaging of trauma patients
• to know strategies how shorten reading and distribution/ communication of findings, images and reports
• to understand the need of having a standard and learn the reasons when deviation from the standard may be appropriate
• to develop attitudes to be an active interdisciplinary polytrauma service partner, to handle problems, to be active part in morbidity and mortality conferences
• to develop attitudes to be drive QA actively
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