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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

ATLS Changes

SCANCRIT.COM - Posted on May 24, 2016 - By Thomas D
"We’ve often critisised ATLS. Part of it because many healthcare workers take the ATLS manual as divine law. And many of them don’t keep up with the changes in the new ATLS editions – so they cling to even older dogma. Pretty much everybody has stopped giving 2 L of saline, but many will still say things like the digital rectal exam is manadatory in ATLS. It isn’t. Or a hard cervical collar is mandatory. It isn’t.
ATLS is now at the 9th edition, and the 10th edition is around the corner. What other dogma will they get rid of, and what will they add, and get more in line with current trauma thinking? Well, here’s a teaser:
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