KATC Video library: trauma lecture Series
These are free, publicly available lectures given by our own KATC instructors. Each video covers an essential component of trauma care, with emphasis on the initial resuscitation.
In traumas, providers must constantly ask themselves, “What is killing the patient right now.” Dr. Ronald Kiweewa, general surgeon, begins our series with a discussion on the initial assessment.
The initial assessment is the foundation of a systematic, comprehensive resuscitation effort. This structured approach allows providers to quickly identify and address immediate life-threatening conditions. Stabilization of a patient’s airway, breathing, circulation should be prioritized over any other clinical action.
Dr. Cornelius Sendagire, anesthesiologist and intensive care specialist, discusses airway management in trauma.
Dr. Juliet Sekabunga, neurosurgeon, discusses the principles of managing traumatic brain injury.
Dr. Alexander Bangirana, general surgeon and head of the Mulago Hospital Emergency Department, discusses abdominal trauma.
Shock - Part 1
Shock - Part 2
Shock is a life-threatening state of hypo-perfusion. In this two part series, Dr. Martha Namugga, general surgeon and co-lead course coordinator of KATC, discusses the pathophysiology, types, and management of shock.
Trauma in pregnancy
Dr. Carolyne Oleo, obstetrician/gynecologist, discusses the management strategy for traumatic injuries in pregnant women.
Injury is the most common cause of death and disability in children worldwide. In contrast to adults who tend to show a predictable clinical decline after traumatic injury, children’s vital signs “fall off a cliff.” Providers must be especially vigilant when managing children, as clinical appearance may not accurately represent the severity of injury.
90% of burn injuries occur in low and middle income countries. Despite a vastly different mechanism of injury, the initial assessment, along with the prioritization of Airway-Breathing-Circulation stabilization, remains the same.