Nepal 7.8 Magnitude Earthquake Leaves A Trail Of Devastation and Trauma
Our thoughts are with the people of Nepal, India, Tibet, and Bangladesh. The image above was pulled from BBC NEWS and shows the damage caused by this 7.8 magnitude earthquake. Over 3,000 have been killed and more than 6,500 people have been injured, according to the National Emergency Operation Centre.
Acccording to WHO (World Health Organization): “Earthquakes cause high mortality resulting from trauma, asphyxia, dust inhalation (acute respiratory distress), hypothermia.”
The sad and traumatic events in Nepal this weekend have us revisiting our Pediatric Trauma Event, which discusses at length how doctors and surgeons can learn more about how to manage Multiple Casualty Incidents (Disaster Management), the principles of care in fractures dislocation, vascular injury, compartment syndrome and amputation, and different surgical approaches to abdominal exploration and retroperitoneal hemorrhage after a trauma. Please click here to view the archived event and video.
This event reminds us that trauma can occur anywhere and anytime. We must be prepared. In light of that fact, GlobalCastMD is working on a new trauma series that will shed more light on how to handle different traumatic events. STAY TUNED!