When a life hangs in the balance, your radiographs can tip the scale toward diagnosis and treatment. This graphic presentation of trauma imaging is enhanced by narration and animation to demonstrate the best trauma imaging. The crucial information sought in a trauma image is highlighted, and tips for demonstration are included.
In this course, we dissect trauma, triage, and emergency medicine, empowering you to not just understand but thrive in high-stakes scenarios. Ever wondered about the economics of trauma care? We've got you covered. Explore the pivotal role of medical imaging in emergency medicine and master the minimum requirements for trauma imaging.
Delve into the clinical symptoms radiographers use to assess trauma patients and decode physical signs indicating fractures. Ever heard of trimodal death from trauma? We'll unravel its mysteries. Discover the golden hour's significance and unveil the imaging exams ordered for severe trauma, backed by solid reasoning.
Learn the art of portable radiography in trauma imaging, and decode image evaluation criteria for chest and abdominal radiographs. Understand what physicians seek in these images and why alternative positioning and exposure techniques may become your secret weapons in the field.
We don't stop there. Demystify pediatric imaging of bony trauma with Salter-Harris guidelines and grasp the importance of demonstrating fat pads. Learn why air/fluid levels need attention in trauma radiography, and why a "babygram" won't cut it for child abuse documentation.
Unlock the secrets of thoracic trauma, skeletal trauma evaluation, and radiographic clues for spinal fractures. From the predental space to the paraspinal stripe, you'll be equipped to interpret images like a seasoned pro. Discover the power of CT in C spine trauma and the evolution from skull radiographs to CT in trauma cases.
Explore "blowout" fractures, LaForte fractures, and the art of mandible series for trauma radiography. Join us on this riveting journey through Emergency Medicine and Trauma Imaging – where every pixel tells a story, and you emerge as the hero who reads it! Secure your spot now and redefine your radiologic technologist journey!
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• Define trauma, triage, and emergency medicine
• Discuss the economics of providing trauma care
• Explain the role of medical imaging in emergency medicine
•List the minimum requirements to perform trauma imaging.
• List clinical symptoms used to evaluate trauma patients by radiographers prior to imaging.
• List physical signs indicating fracture.
• Explain what is meant by trimodal death from trauma.
• Discuss what external factors contribute to accidents and trauma.
•Explain what is meant by the golden hour.
• List what imaging exams are usually ordered for severe trauma and why they are ordered.
• List causative factors of death or serious injury that occurs in the radiology department.
• Discuss the role of portable radiography in trauma imaging.
• List image evaluation criteria for chest radiographs
• List image evaluation criteria for abdominal radiographs.
• Describe what the physician wants to see on a chest radiograph and why.
•Describe alternative positioning and exposure techniques that may be required when radiographing trauma.
• Describe what a physician wants to see on an abdominal radiograph and why.
• Explain why at least two views are required for imaging fractures.
• Discuss what Salter-Harris guidelines have to do with pediatric imaging of bony trauma.
• Explain the value of demonstrating fat pads in skeletal trauma.
• Discuss why air/fluid levels need to be evaluated in trauma radiography.
•Relate why a “babygram” is not acceptable for documenting child abuse.
• List some possible injuries that occur due to thoracic trauma.
• Describe imaging techniques used to evaluate skeletal trauma to the appendicular skeleton.
• Discuss technique changes required when radiographing pediatrics.
•Explain how to evaluate a radiograph for gross stability or instability of spinal fractures.
• Explain the significance of the paraspinal stripe in evaluating thoracic spine trauma.
• List radiographic clues of spinal fracture for the lumbar, thoracic, and cervical spine.
• Explain the significance of the predental space being demonstrated on a lateral cervical spine.
• Explain how prevertebral soft tissue can indicate a fracture in a lateral cervical spine radiograph.
•Discuss why a pelvis x-ray should be taken prior to a lateral cervical spine on a patient with multiple traumas.
• Explain what signs a physician may see on a cervical spine radiograph series that indicate possible fracture.
• Discuss why it is important to demonstrate the relationship between C1 and C2.
• Relate why CT is considered superior to plain radiography for C spine trauma.
•Discuss the use of skull radiographs in trauma and significant signs that can be visualized with a skull radiograph.
• Relate why CT has replaced plain films for skull radiography of trauma.
• List the view that is most helpful in visualizing facial bone trauma.
• Describe a “blowout” fracture and clinical signs that may indicate a blowout fracture.
•Describe methods of demonstrating the zygomas, as they are involved in 2/3 of facial trauma.
• Describe a LaForte fracture.
• Explain why there are three oblique views to choose from when performing a mandible series for trauma radiography.
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