Trauma Resuscitation in a Left Ventricular Assist Device Patient: An Emergency Medicine Simulation Scenario.

Title

Trauma Resuscitation in a Left Ventricular Assist Device Patient: An Emergency Medicine Simulation Scenario.

Creator

Kenyhercz William E; Perez Jorge L; Wolfe Adrienne N; Starkey Morgan R; Bagnoli Iii Dominic J; Ozgur Ahmed F; Ciullo Anna; Ahmed Rami

Publisher

Cureus

Date

2017
2017-10

Description

Heart failure is a leading cause of death worldwide. While heart transplantation is the most successful treatment for end-stage heart failure, the scarcity in donor hearts has ushered in the use of alternative therapies, such as the left ventricular assist device (LVAD). This patient population may present with low frequency, but they require disease-specific management. Learners may fine-tune these principles in a safe learning environment, such as a medical simulation lab. Here, we present a case in which a patient with a LVAD sustained serious traumatic injuries.

Subject

atls; emergency medicine; left ventricular assist device; lvad; simulation; simulation scenario; trauma

Identifier

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

e1773–e1773

Issue

10

Volume

9

Citation

Kenyhercz William E; Perez Jorge L; Wolfe Adrienne N; Starkey Morgan R; Bagnoli Iii Dominic J; Ozgur Ahmed F; Ciullo Anna; Ahmed Rami, “Trauma Resuscitation in a Left Ventricular Assist Device Patient: An Emergency Medicine Simulation Scenario.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed August 2, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5277.

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