This issue of Anesthesiology Clinics, edited by Drs. Maureen McCunn, Mohammed Iqbal Ahmed, and Catherine M. Kuza is dedicated to Cutting-Edge Trauma and Emergency Care. Topics in this issue include: Recognizing preventable death: the role of survival prediction algorithms; ATLS® Update 2019: Adult management and applications to pediatric trauma care; Induction agents in specific trauma situations: RSI versus ‘slow sequence intubation’: Considerations for cervical spine, massive facial trauma, and tracheal disruption; Hemorrhage control and the anesthesiologist: resuscitative endovascular occlusion (REBOA) and emergency perfusion resuscitation (EPR); TEG/ROTEM as a guide for massive transfusion of patients with life-threatening hemorrhage; The anesthesiologist’s response to a multiple casualty-incident: our roles working through Hurricanes Irma and Harvey; When the provider becomes the victim: how to prepare for an active shooter in the trauma center; Non-accidental pediatric injuries, pediatric TBI, and sports concussions; Gender disparities in trauma care: how sex determines treatment, behavior, and the outcome; Pain management in trauma in the age of the opioid crisis; The use of point of care ultrasound (PoCUS) in trauma anesthesia care; Post-intensive care syndrome (PICS) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in trauma patients; Enhanced recovery after surgery: Are ERAS principles applicable to adult and geriatric trauma and acute care surgery?; and Future trends in trauma care: lessons from current research and treatment strategies in the military.
By Maureen McCunn, Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Trauma, University of Maryland R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore, MD; Mohammed Iqbal Ahmed, MB BS FRCA FAAP and Catherine M Kuza, Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Critical Care, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA