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Videos of surgery

Where can I find a website which contains videos of open trauma (HD if possible)? I want to accustom to these views (because I am a medical student).
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UK Accident and Emergency Roles

I need some help with a novel I'm writing. My character is a highly-experienced surgeon, working on a UK Accident and Emergency ward, who also trains those coming up through the ranks. In a USA ER, ...
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Is general anesthesia safe for critical patients? [closed]

Take the example of a trauma patient who has lost a lot of blood and slipping into unconsciousness. Is giving him general anesthesia during surgery risky? or is it has no real impact on the outcome? ...
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patient in traumatic cardiac arrest - trauma centre diversion

QUESTION AT THE BOTTOM I am from Hong Kong and for injured patients who are treated by paramedics and need transport to hospital for treatment they have a trauma diversion guide. This is for patients ...
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After traumatic injury, what are the red “chunks” a victim coughs up? [closed]

Recently, I witnessed a pedestrian-vehicle collision. As I approached, nobody was rendering aid, so I took it upon myself to do so. The man wasn't breathing, so I applied basic first aid by tilting ...
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Why is South Korea's preventable trauma death rate so high?

It currently sits at about 30% give or take, which is extremely high given they are a developed country and compared to stats in the US and Japan of 10-15%. Source: South Korea's Ministry of Health, ...
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How can a hospital not have enough resources to deal with serious trauma?

I was looking at a news article about South Korea's trauma center shortage, and there was a story about a man with a ruptured intestine being transferred between smaller hospitals before finally ...
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Why is treating hepatic vein injuries so difficult?

I've read a few ER room stories on quora where trauma surgeons would dictate their real life accounts. One of them said about a accident victim who was very much alive , conscious and talkative. Upon ...
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Does the body adapt to recurring blunt force trauma?

If skin is constantly scraped or rubbed, callouses form and the body better deals with future scrapes and rubs. Is there any process in which we adapt to being hit by blunt objects? When I am hit ...
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Traumatic mydriasis (dilated pupil) information

How and when (if its possible) to say that traumatic mydriasis is going to be healed or stay forever? Is there some specific signs or nobody can say that? Is there any statistic data about it (...
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Subungual Hematoma

My son dropped the edge of barstool in a straight line down his big toe. (One in a 1000 shot) his toenail immediately collected blood under 90% of the nail. The pain went away after five days and the ...
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Subconcussive brain trauma

I believe American football and boxing are proven to cause brain damage. I would consider it severe and life changing. But does punching a heavy bag cause subtler brain damage? Maybe wrestling, ...
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Safely removing a foreign object from the human body without bleeding to death?

In movies you often see people advising others not to remove a foreign object (let's say a long stud) because its removal can cause a too high loss of blood. I can totally understand that and would ...