Mythbusting: ATLS and Cervical Spine Injury

These are the slide sets for the talks I was invited to give at the 2016 GAT (Group of Anaesthetists in Training) ASM. The full program of the meeting can be found here.

The ATLS talk was designed to look at the history leading to the development of the ATLS course and how it fits in with the management of trauma in the 21st century. I also made some suggestions as to how trauma training could be improved in the UK. The cervical spine injury talk aimed to dispel the many myths that surround spinal cord injury and airway management.

The pdf of my presentations can be downloaded by clicking the links below:

SCI Mythbusting GAT 2016

ATLS GAT 2016

I published an editorial on the weaknesses of ATLS earlier last year in Anaesthesia. The article is open access and can be found at the link below:

ATLS: Archaic Trauma Life Support?

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