High in the mountains of Colorado, a crew of unsuspecting docs stumble upon the EMS scene of a head-on collision after an arduous mountain bike ride. Trauma is a Journey is a four part rural trauma mini series that recounts this tale as this group springs into action to assist the EMS crews dealing with two critical patients. Elizabeth Esty hosts a panel discussion with the key players: Dr. Dylan Luyten, Dr. JP Brewer, Dr. Madison Macht, Dr. Glenda Quan and Jeremiah Grantham as this story unfolds.
This second episode follows the patients as they arrive to St. Vincent, a small critical access hospital in Leadville, the next stop on their journey. Teamwork is the main theme throughout this episode as these doctors work to stabilize these patients and coordinate air transport to definitive care at Level 1 Trauma Center Swedish Medical Center. Dr. Quan goes into detail about the extent of the patients’ internal injuries, the role of damage control surgery in their management and how appropriate pre-hospital management is crucial for these critical trauma patients.
Make sure to listen to Episode 1 Setting the Scene